Do you think the Republican's have a shot in '08? 45 replies

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#1 11 years ago

Does the Republican party have a chance in the 2008 Presidential Election




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#2 11 years ago

I voted an OK chance. Most people will probably vote for thier respective parties. I am a registered Independent. I would register Republican, but its way too embaressing.

Depending on who wins the democratic primaries, that will define who will get my presidential vote. But on the other end, there is also a certain republican candidate or so that I wouldnt want as president.

My hope, I dont look at national polls, is that Barack Obama wins the presidential election, with Hillary as his Vice(NOT vice versa). I dont like her, to be the president.

My favorite republican(s) are Mitt ROmney and Fred Thompson.




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#3 11 years ago

I'm more pro Ron Paul (Afterburner will have an orgasm if he sees I wrote this). I personally feel that Thompson has shown a lazed style of managment that wouldn't be good nationally and in a climate where American Presidential authority needs to be greatly pealed back. I also feel Romney wouldn't limit Presidential and executive authority (Doubling Guantanamo, for instance), and that the Republicans are trying to play Romney as a new Reagan which he is fairly not even though that is the cause of his major backing. Also, people don't take into account that Reagan was losing popularity up until he was shot and might have lost in 1984 as a result, and became this popular Juggernaut after his attempted assasination. I don't think any of the other Republicans are good for the nation and will be shredded to pieces when they reach the Democratic-Republican debate stage because of some issues in their past leadership and some hypocracies seen in certain candidates. Ron Paul would be the best Republican candidate, but the neo-con leadership (*shudder*) won't allow him. Still, for me its Obama/Edwards '08.




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#4 11 years ago

Well to be honest, and looking at it for real, you might have to go with Hillary because she is stornger than Edwards..I like your combination ALOT, but in all truthiness, it will be the two strongest.




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#5 11 years ago

Right now, I think the American people are pissed of and fed up with both parties. This is an election where I finally think they are going to look long and hard at all the candidates (which they should be doing all the time) and vote for who they feel best represents their ideas.

I voted "Good Chance"


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#6 11 years ago

Democrats could do so much, but they just won't do it because they are afraid of losing some handful of states. They ignore the fact that they will lose many more supporters throught their fear based complaicency. I mean, for God sake's, they talked about impeaching Bush and they haven't done a thing with that, although if this were 1972, those dems would led the movement to impeach and have kicked out Bush by now.A Democratic congress may be more forward with a Dem. President though However, I think the Republican's have become far too fractured and corrupt to be viable anytime soon. The Dems. may have some troubles, but the Republicans have bashed their heads against the wall and the blood is gushing right now.




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#7 11 years ago

The Dems bashed their heads against the wall and nothing came out because there is nothing in there.

They are trying to give illegals amnesty (along with some Republicans), Secure defeat in the war on terror, scare everyone with their Global Warming BS, and turn the US into a socialist state.

The Republicans are by no means perfect either. I'm pissed at all of Washington right now.


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#8 11 years ago

Of course they have a shot at the White House.

Last time I checked Clinton had a slight lead over the other Democratic candidates. In some ways I think she is as devisive as Bush which definently is a weakness. Either you love or hate her, there is no real middle ground.

I think the Democrats may also lose any momentum they had about wanting to bring about change. They haven't passed any major legislation, and they won't end the war in Iraq. Even as they criticize the war, the news keeps reporting on minor successes going on over there. Whether or not they are indeed real improvements, people remember those stories they hear on tv.

The Republicans are no where near completely out of it. While I do place the odds in the Democrat's favor, anything can happen. A switch in Congress can't predict anything with certainty. Just look at Clinton's reelection in 1996 after the Republicans took control of Congress...




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#9 11 years ago
and turn the US into a socialist state.

That's a scare tactic by the republicans. When they talk about that they, of course, are referring to free healthcare. I'm totally for free healthcare in this system. People should NOT be able to make a profit over others illness, it prevents progression for finding a cure when a way to suppress the illness by constantly needing to take drugs is so much more profitable. That, and who will fund the campaigns then? That would mean they need to go legit about it and fat chance of that happening with the most corrupt administration since Nixon.


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#10 11 years ago

A government run healthcare system will not work. The free market and competition can only better the healthcare system. But thats a different topic.

The current administration will have nothing to do with the 08 election. Bush can't get re-elected so I don't see why people keep bringing him into it. He may endorse someone, but thats about it.

And Carter was more corrupt..


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