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Reihan Salam, columnist at The Daily and blogger for National Review Online's The Agenda, and David Woodard, Clemson University professor and Republican consultant, discuss the implications of yesterday's New Hampshire GOP primary.
Well worth reading:
Page 2 of the October 1, 2011 issue of The Washington Spectator (a newsletter of The Pubic Concern Foundation, Inc.) has a short, succinct article entitled "Candidate Romney" discussing facts about Romney's private equity company, Bain Capital, cofounded with Bill Bain in 1984.
South Carolina's Republican primary will be very interesting. With Mitt Romney's recent waffling on the issue of gay rights, I wonder whether he will disavow the 2008 endorsement he received from Bob Jones III, chancellor of one of America's most homophobic institutions, Bob Jones University. A group of us who are LGBT former students, faculty and alumni of Bob Jones University are asking just that question on our new blog: http://LGBT-BJU.org
Professor Woodard was my intro to poli sci prof in 1988. I went to Clemson after being expelled from Bob Jones.
Please see this 2-min video of Dr. Bobs extreme homophobia.
Social issues may yet outweigh political in this election! If so note that Romney claimed that "his Faith" was one of the 3 most important things in his life. Doesthis mean that the hokum of Mormonism - a golden Moroni djinnguiding our state - is going to mean as much to Romney as the will of the people or Bainful capitalism.
You need more bells on the show.
Oh for heaven's sake - enough already. Stop carrying on as if "the people" have anything to say about any of this. Just report who has the most money (money=speech) and we'll know who the winner is. If the money guys decide that they are OK with Obama he'll win. If not, not. Months and months of these discussions by pundits may give them all a lot of paydays but its irritating to many of us. Get on to discussions about how I can protect myself from the tender ministrations of the rich and powerful. Oh sorry I forgot you guys get your money from the same places as the pundits and the candidates.
The "policy" may have changed but the "people" have not! Should be interesting.
Probably right, meatwnyc...The electorate will hear "It's your fault for not fixing it!" from the GOP and "It's your fault for breaking it and blocking our attempts to fix it." from the Democrats.
Any party that places party over the people needs to get a wake-up call.
Have GOP voters and your guests considered the fact that the Obama team and the Democrats have been preparing since 2008 to face Romney and have a well thought-out game plan to defeat him?
Do u think the tea baggers get it? they just aren’t invited to the party
PLease report Ron Paul polls as good as Romney vs Obamna.
Let's face it, the election will come down to how the economy fairs over the next year. If it continues to struggle along but avoid collapse [as it was about to when Obama came to office - whew, disaster averted, or delayed at least], then Obama will be reelected. If something big happens to derail the slow global recovery (IE Europe), then things will get bad and with the Republican Congress against any Keynesian solutions, we'll head back into a bad recession and Obama will be out.
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