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Originally posted by Raelsatu
reply to post by Count Chocula
You're right. & If you check the exit polls, you can see that Ron Paul came in first with the age group 18-29. As the age group rises, the more Gingrich dominates. The older generation is sadly/unfortunately dumbed down, easily convinced & uses an American Idol type criteria when evaluating their candidate of choice.
Originally posted by Raelsatu
I wanted to specifically ask, HOW? I know he "answered well" in the last debate, i.e cater to the bloodthirsty crowd; but these results just seem ridiculous. Unless the votes were tampered with --- which we'll probably never know in the first place --- I think it's safe to say over 40 percent of South Carolinans are imbeciles.
Looking back at the last debate, Newt said that the question regarding his martial affairs is as close to despicable as anyone can possibly imagine.... to paraphrase Michael Shure, despicable is attacking Clinton --- looking to impeach him for his affair, while at the same time cheating on his wife. This man is INCREDIBLY deceitful; a writhing egotistic toad. & I'm dumbfounded how people treat the election like a popularity contest where the candidate who gives the most entertaining answers is the best choice for president. Do these people EVER learn?...
It's sad that the majority can't even see through his tactics. I almost hope he wins just to see America take another nosedive; at which point we can tell these imbeciles once and for all that we told them so. Vote for the warhawk & see how great things turn out.edit on 21-1-2012 by Raelsatu because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by AnIntellectualRedneck
Sadly, I can vouch for the fact that people here are either smart or dumb as a box of rocks, and there's really no in-between. The Democratic candidate for Governor in the last election was a homeless guy who kept spouting off one crazy campaign line over and over again, and he still got like 27% of the vote. Granted, there are those who hold the current governor, Nikki Haley, has beliefs and policy statements that render her a sociopath.
Originally posted by Indellkoffer
Not all of us are geniuses, but we're not a pack of idiot savants. We're just like you, only with gray hair and a lot more history that we've lived through.
As someone in that older age bracket, I think you may not be aware of how we assess political candidates. And I think your characterization of us as "dumbed down" is unkind and unfounded.
Just because we're not voting for YOUR favorite candidate doesn't mean we're stupid, blind, inept, unaware of law, incapable of remembering history, intellectually challenged, unable to decypher the logic of statements, fact-check statements and so forth.