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2016 Presidential election campaign

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NorthReport
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Start your engines Ladies and Gentlemen, as the jockeying for the pole positions has already begun

Marco Rubio: The Electable Conservative?

http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/19/marco-rubio-the-elec...

 


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Rubio looked and sounded like an idiot when he gave the response to Obama's Sate of the Onion.


Caissa
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Clinton could probably win for the Dems.


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Yeah, Hillary already is being viewed by folks I know in the US as a shoo-in, but aside from the fact she'd be the first women president, she's as right wing as they come. Same with Obama - the first African American president, but aside from that, very right wing. And likes to play with drones.

I have a link to John Kerry's investments in the tar sands (which he divested as soon as he was confirmed as Hillary's successor), and I'm sure both the Clintons have hugely morally questionable investments as well.


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NorthReport
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Definitely getting better.  Laughing


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Yeah, I love Elizabeth. Maybe she'll run not next time, but hopefully in 2020. She'll have to be really really good at fund raising, though.


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Boom Boom wrote:

Yeah, I love Elizabeth.

 

Me too!

 

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/130227/elizabeth-warren-grills-bernanke-bank-subsidies

"Elizabeth Warren grills Bernanke on bank subsidies"

 

 


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Hillary Clinton endorses gay marriage 'personally and as a matter of policy'

Video ahead of supreme court Doma hearing likely to add to speculation that Clinton plans 2016 presidential run

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/mar/18/hillary-clinton-endorses-gay...


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I predict Rand Paul as GOP nominee and I predict he will win


Bec.De.Corbin
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... and I predict your prediction will live up to your user name here... SmileTongue outWink


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Maybe Rand will run under the Know Nothing banner.

Quote:

The Know Nothing was a political movement by the nativist American political faction of the 1850s, characterized by political xenophobia, anti-Catholic sentiment, and occasional bouts of violence against the groups the nativists targeted. It was empowered by popular fears that the country was being subverted by Catholic Americans as well as by new German and Irish Catholic immigrants. In Know-Nothing rhetoric these native and immigrant Catholics were described as hostile to republican values and likely under the control of the Holy See. Enrollment was advertised as limited to Protestant males of British American ancestry, but there were many members of Jewish, Dutch, German, and other backgrounds.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Know_Nothing


knownothing
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yeah I "know all about it"


Boom Boom
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Didn't Rand Paul win the straw vote at the Republican CPAC convention on the weekend?


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yep


NorthReport
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Hillary Clinton: I backed Osama bin Laden raid, Joe Biden didn't


http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/hillary-clinton-joe-biden-osama-bi...


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This is how to win elections.

All this crap about compromising with the enemy is exactly that: nonsense. If you are actaully there to win elections you  comprome only when you're back is against the wall, but never before.

How Democrats Got a Spine

The Republican Party taught them how to be uncompromising.

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2013/10/the_int...


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Yup, Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Go figure!

Ted Cruz, one sore loser

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-milbank-in-debt-limit-and-sh...


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Boom Boom
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A  good friend of mine in the USA is upset because I don't like the idea of Hillary running for the Dems. As if my position matters. Undecided


NorthReport
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She's yesterday's gal!


Boom Boom
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NorthReport wrote:

She's yesterday's gal!

"gal"??? That's pretty offensive.

Meanwhile: Poll: Hillary Clinton likely 2016 frontrunner


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I thought Hillary would be more divisive with the American public than these ppolls show - and I dislike her because she's so militaristic. But some folks really like her, and she has done some work on women's issues. But Hillary Clinton??? Yuck. And she supports Keystone XL, so there goes any environmental cred she might have had.

Poll: Hillary Clinton Steamrolls Dems; GOP Appears Rudderless Heading Into 2016

 

 

 

 


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Clinton's support of Keystone XL will alienate the Dems activist base, while her candidacy motivates the GOP's. Again, the outcome will likely be determined by Independents. Next year's midterm elections will influence momentum towards 2016, I think.

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Hillary Clinton on the Keystone XL Pipeline

President Barack Obama’s administration, in particular the Department of State, may determine the fate of the pipeline before then. If not, the Keystone XL pipeline issue could harm Clinton’s chances of winning the Democratic nomination because of her ties to the project developer, her support of the pipeline and her apparent willingness to alienate more liberal members of the party who are concerned about the environment.

Bill McKibben, perhaps the most outspoken opponent of the Keystone XL pipeline, has said Clinton believes most voters will have forgotten about her statements in support of the project by the time the campaign begins.

"She doubtless figures four years is a long time, and — even though it’s the one environmental issue in decades that’s brought big crowds of environmentalists into the streets — that voters will forget her stance on the pipeline," McKibben wrote in a 2012 essay for The Daily Beast.


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Clinton’s Environmental Failure

Dec 9, 2012 4:45 AM EST Hillary isn't winning many friends among environmentalists with her support of the Keystone Pipeline--and it will be the purest test of whether Obama's second term will be greener than his first.


NorthReport
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My preference would be for someone in their forties to run as the Democratic nominee next time.


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NorthReport wrote:

My preference would be for someone in their forties to run as the Democratic nominee next time.

 

So, you're ageist, too?


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