2012 Republican National Convention Discussion

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posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 06:34 PM
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Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
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Naaah .. they've got the big names like Chris Christy giving the speeches.

Yeah...because Christy has never said anything outrageous

That's why they like him. They like his 'Jersey attitude'. So he will probably come out blustery, but not say anything 'stupid' like what Akin said. His 'attitude' statements are things like telling people who are out on the beach during a hurricane that they are idiots and to get the hell off the beaches. Being from Philly .. where we are really gruff ... we appreciate that directness here.


Ann Romney's speech is going to be standard cheerleader....

I'm not sure why she's even giving a speech. I understand that they say this is 'to get to know Mitt Romney .. the personal side'. But still ... I'd rather hear from policy people rather than the spouse .. ya' know???

ETA - I should add .. I admire that Ann Romney has MS and has not only raised a family while dealing with MS but also that she fought cancer while dealing with MS. My autoimmune disease manifests with MS symptoms so I'm kind of in awe of anyone who has Sjogrens or MS or LUPUS and then goes through Cancer. I give her credit for her strength.

But I still don't want to hear from her. I want to hear policy ....

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posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 06:41 PM
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As a current events junkie, I've watched a lot conventions. This one is awful. Tepid applause, Dissension. Busing schedule messing up (someone forgot to send a bus for the home delegation and they arrived late. Half empty hall). Even the stage sucks.

Typically a party sees a bounce out of their convention. Clinton got a 16 point bump in 1992. Even Bush got a 2 point bounce in 2004, but he also had a much higher percentage of Latino, black and women voters than Romney is polling (Bush got 11% of the black vote in 2004; Romney is polling 0%). I would not be surprised to see Romney actually losing ground (and I do not know if that's happened in my 48 years).

Florida is polling is now showing Obama ahead. Obama is ahead in PA by 8 points and the Romney campaign is pulling ad dollars from their thinking it a lost cause. In NC, Romney is only polling 1 point ahead. He has crashed in Iowa and Colorado thanks to his negative stance on wind subsidies (favoring instead the big oil subsidies) -- Iowa has gained 6-7k jobs in wind energy under Obama).

It is looking grim for Romney.
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posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 06:47 PM
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Originally posted by FlyersFan
Then again .. the dems have Biden who is a professional and continually goes off script saying stupid things ..


To me Biden says human things.

Instead of being All restricted and PC - - - he speaks from a personal thought position.

Yeah - - it gets him in trouble. But - I find it refreshing.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 06:50 PM
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Originally posted by OutKast Searcher

Well the RNC really isn't over yet...they just got this part out of the way at the beginning. Which is odd in itself...they usually wait until the end to do it.


On one of the talk radio shows I listen to - - - they thought it might have to do with Ron Paul and his supporters.

They wanted to get the nomination done and out of the way quick.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 06:51 PM
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Originally posted by Annee

To me Biden says human things.

Instead of being All restricted and PC - - - he speaks from a personal thought position.

Yeah - - it gets him in trouble. But - I find it refreshing.


I agree. He always comes across as a regular, well, Joe. He also seems a really decent guy and not vicious. I don't see him as President though, although he has great foreign policy chops.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 06:57 PM
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Originally posted by pajoly

Originally posted by Annee

To me Biden says human things.

Instead of being All restricted and PC - - - he speaks from a personal thought position.

Yeah - - it gets him in trouble. But - I find it refreshing.


I agree. He always comes across as a regular, well, Joe. He also seems a really decent guy and not vicious. I don't see him as President though, although he has great foreign policy chops.


Some seem to think they're gonna switch him with Hillary.

I read he has always wanted to be Secretary of State.

Timing is everything. If Hillary wants a chance to be the first woman president - - this is her best shot.

We'll see.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 07:00 PM
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Originally posted by MrSpad

Originally posted by jjf3rd77

Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
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Christie is pretty significant. He's a rising star and a potential nominee for 2016 for President.


Are you concedeing the 2012 election to Obama???

Freudian slip much???


NO, but funny how you took it. I'm saying If Romney loses, then Christie will win hands down unless Hilary runs. There was nothing about Obama in my post.


I don't know you have Rubio and Jeb who will most likely run as well. Rubio is the GOP Obama, the young rising star of the party. His gives them Florida and helps the hispanic vote.



Oh cool! another oligarchial coup, or yet another " young rising star of the party"!



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 07:16 PM
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Actually im rather looking forward to Christie speaking. I don't agree with him on much, but I do enjoy listening to him talk. Ann Romney, that is just gonna be pure fluff with no real substance.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 07:17 PM
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As I watch the RNC and notice the body language and expression of those in attendance; I see very little honest enthusiasm. The responses to the speeches looks strained, phony and almost choreographed.

At least exgov. Palin was entertaining and put some energy into the convention, plus she looked fabuloussss!

If Romney can't engender more enthusiasm for his campaign than this convention has; he is in serious trouble.

Boring....

I think I'll watch reruns of "Breaking Bad"
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posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 07:21 PM
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Originally posted by olaru12

At least exgov. Palin was entertaining and put some energy into the convention, plus she looked fabuloussss!



How can you listen to her voice? Seriously.

Honestly - - I'm not slamming her politics - - - but she needs voice lessons.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 07:30 PM
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Can they just bring on Christy already???

These speakers are boring as hell and they are all saying the exact same thing.

And the handful of cheers is pathetic...come on...bring on the big guns.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 07:32 PM
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Well they have Kasich on now, but there is a lot he doesn't tell you about. Like every other state claiming a balanced budget they did it on federal dollars and gutting education.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 07:33 PM
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Party Presidential Conventions are a complete waste of time and money, and have been so, for the last 20 years. The outcomes are not in doubt, and the money and time wasted on these gross media displays could be better spent on reducing the debt. I suspect that the participants are more interested in booze, sex and other games. Eliminate these travesties and it will drive the MSM crazy. THAT, my friends would be a worthwhile thing.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 07:47 PM
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Generic white republican guy is now talking.

They put his name on the screen..but honestly...I swear I just saw this same guy talk at least 5 times today.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 07:49 PM
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Well it is Governor vaginal probe now. You just gotta know he is regretting blowing his VP shot early in the year.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 07:50 PM
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Originally posted by ProfEmeritus
The outcomes are not in doubt, and the money and time wasted on these gross media displays could be better spent on reducing the debt. I suspect that the participants are more interested in booze, sex and other games. Eliminate these travesties and it will drive the MSM crazy. THAT, my friends would be a worthwhile thing.


They do create jobs. We need those too.

It takes thousands of background workers to put on any kind of convention.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 08:22 PM
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Notice how the GOP/RNC convention is staying completely clear of the Abortion issue. You would think this
litmus test for true Republicans would at least get some attention. I think they must know something...

Santorum is actually giving a good speech and the crowd barely even cares. He just brought up the abortion issue and got a nice applause reaction however.
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posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 09:29 PM
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People are saying how boring the convention is. I guess everyone is expecting more of the ObamaStardom. And oh yah ignoring that Democrat turned Republican Artur Davis who has jumped ship and spoke at the convention. Maybe more will jump when they realize socialism is a loser.
And I guess most people here just hate that a Tea Party governor spoke as well. Go Nikki!
I LOVE the We BUILT IT slogan! Way to go.

Just saw that Condi Rice is sitting next to Romney.

I think everyone here is whining because they want Repubs to say stupid things so they can make a big deal of it. What else was everyone expecting?

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posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 09:39 PM
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""The last few years have been harder than they had to be ... everything has become too hard."

Words coming from a rich woman. Sorry Ann, I just can't relate and I don't think you got your message across.



posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 09:45 PM
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That blue background is distracting.

Up in smoke?





 
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