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ROFL
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Originally Posted by Sir Humphrey Appleby View Post

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He's right though, well it is true for western civilization at large. Of course it is an idea so widely known and accepted that it was an easy shot for Giscard (who is heavily invested into the whole european union thing anyway).
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javy,

Neither Santorum, Gingrich nor Romney will win, but Paul's supporters will have no impact on the outcome.
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

javy,
Neither Santorum, Gingrich nor Romney will win, but Paul's supporters will have no impact on the outcome.

If Paul's supporters go for Romney, which I don't think they will, he could win it.
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Originally Posted by javyn View Post

If Paul's supporters go for Romney, which I don't think they will, he could win it.

I know you are trolling... but....


this election will be most comparable to the 2004 general when there were 120 million votes cast in the general and W won by about 3 million.

Let's say Paul keeps his 11% of the GOP primary. Looking at the 2008 GOP primary (which had much greater participation than this one, but its the most recent complete GOP primary) there were 18.8 million votes. 11% of that (which will be an incredibly incredibly generous amount and the actual number of votes will be significantly less if the primary is largely complete and a nominee is all but certain and people stay home blah blah blah) is 2.07 million. So not really much chance of Paul being kingmaker then, but yes, theoretically, if each and every little quirk happens and they all play out, Paul supporters could impact the race if.... the presidential election were determined by popular vote. Which they aren't.

Looking at the major swing states that have had their primaries, in Florida where it will really matter, Paul was a distant distant distant fourth, with about half the vote total Santorum had at 117,000. Obama won FL in 2008 by 240,000, so no. Doesn't really look like Paul will have a kingmaker role to play this time around there, strongly diminishing his chances at mattering if he won't impact Florida. Missouri is likely to be another swing state and in 08, McCain won by ~4,000 and Paul got about 31,000 in the primary (which is a poor indicator of his actual strength because they hold both primaries and caucuses this year and the primary is essentially ceremonial) so yes, if absolutely everything falls into place and all 31,000 Paul supporters stick it out and none of the other Republicans participate, yes he could be a kingmaker then but... the science says that can't happen and the odds that the race will hinge on MO are so small that you can confidently say it won't.
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Well I guess Obama's got 2012 in the bag then...

Anyway, my contribution for the day, was in my feed this morning:

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By the way Ed, I'm still pretty jealous you live in an awesome place like Atlanta.
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With these comments among other gems...

"Legislating morality has NEVER worked. Remember Prohibition? How about segregation? How about slavery? GTFO neocons, my generation isn't taking your shit anymore."

"If You let Govt pay for and make medical decisions for you, then you are assuming the Govt owns your body, and the thing they"

He couldn't figure out how to post these as one comment.

" ‎....pay fir now, they can take away when they want. END All GOVT HEALTHCARE NOW!"
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LOL
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I thought this little screed was pretty good:

"Ron Paul is the Joss Whedon of politics: He has a rabidly dedicated fan following which is far louder than its size suggests. People constantly bemoan the fact that he is not given enough credit or media attention. His ideas are seemingly novel, very much against the mainstream and threatening to the establishment. And he is not nearly as smart, effective or worthwhile as people seem to think he is."
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Ed, they walked you right into this! How could you not just blow his pathetic little pusillanimous libtard mind by pointing out that the slaves were freed only by… legislating morality?
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Originally Posted by tagutcow View Post

Ed, they walked you right into this! How could you not just blow his pathetic little pusillanimous libtard mind by pointing out that the slaves were freed only by… legislating morality?

[trolling] which I might add was very anti-business if you were a slave-holder. That then led to higher costs of production which led to decreased efficiency and our country has been going downhill ever since! [/trolling]
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Originally Posted by mordecai View Post

I thought this little screed was pretty good:
"Ron Paul is the Joss Whedon of politics: He has a rabidly dedicated fan following which is far louder than its size suggests. People constantly bemoan the fact that he is not given enough credit or media attention. His ideas are seemingly novel, very much against the mainstream and threatening to the establishment. And he is not nearly as smart, effective or worthwhile as people seem to think he is."

That's pretty amusing, and probably twice as clever as most of the stuff posted in here.
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OK - so it's not political, per se, but it is worth re-posting because it's true and hilarious.

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