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Michael_X
Posted: Thursday, January 05, 2012 3:50:00 PM

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The other day in my politics class, we were asked what we looked for in our next president.
Meaning like.
Are we more concerned about foreign affairs like war, peace, diplomacy, communism and genocide happening around the world. Or are we more concerned with ourselves. where our country is going. Jobs, health care, economy and government aid.
So im asking. Where do you stand, what are you looking for.

Thanks
Michael

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deal1
Posted: Friday, January 06, 2012 10:51:19 PM

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A sensible mix of foreign and domestic policies,keeping in mind that personal agendas do not mix well with policy.
Guest
Posted: Saturday, January 07, 2012 6:38:38 PM

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Exactly Deal. We need to take care of ourselves with the same principle as with first aid. If you're disabled you can't help others. "Dead hero's can't save lives"
But we have to realize that this world is a lot smaller than our egos would lead us to believe. We need to be friends with or at least have a working dialog with the rest of the world. Open trade, give and take etc.
Guest
Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2012 11:28:16 AM

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I like someone who is versatile. That's why I'm a Rick Perry supporter.
Guest
Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2012 5:47:25 PM

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Oh you mean cause he flip flops a lot?
Guest
Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2012 9:41:46 PM

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Foresight, and true depth of character.

Cue the jeopardy theme.
Buz
Posted: Monday, January 09, 2012 5:54:23 AM

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One who believes in fiscal responsibility, a dedication to pay down the debt, ability to be a statesman, common sense on foreign policy and quality leadership ability.

I guess that rules out all candidates and incumbents!

True depth of character rules out ALL politicians.





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Posted: Monday, January 09, 2012 4:54:09 PM

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chefkathleen wrote:
Oh you mean cause he flip flops a lot?


Not necessarily. More along the lines of wanting somebody who can not only get to the bottom of things, but also stay on top of things.
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 9:55:14 AM

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*snerk* That made me laugh.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 4:18:37 PM

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I don't mean to sound like a bitch but I think a pres that focused more on domestic affairs and only did what was necessary with foreign affairs would be ideal right now. We have a lot of problems here in the US and I think we need someone to fix them before spending billions to fix some other countries problems.
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Posted: Friday, January 13, 2012 9:38:56 AM

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To have a chance of winning, a Presidential candidate must have the following attributes:

1. Have good hair and teeth, and look good on TV;
2. Be very smooth at delivering rehearsed 30-second sound bites;
3. Be willing to say almost anything, true or not, that the polls indicate is popular at the moment;
4. Be very, very, very good at raising money.

Although not 100% necessary, it also helps a lot if your daddy was someone important or rich.

Shockingly, we never seem to get the person we really need, do we?
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 2:10:55 PM

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I figured out who I am voting for. Ron,Paul.

Ron Jeremy and Paul Giamatti.

Buz
Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 2:29:00 PM

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If we could only get an alien by that born on American soil requirement...








Milik_Redman
Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 2:33:00 PM

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I'm not of fan of Obama but the Rebublicans are a very sorry lot.
I think were hosed
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 3:55:54 PM

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We've been hosed quite awhile now.
1curiouscat
Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 5:03:20 PM

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Im looking for that guy we elected 4 years ago. Hopefully he will show up soon.



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DirtyMartini
Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 7:44:30 PM

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chefkathleen wrote:
I figured out who I am voting for. Ron,Paul.

Ron Jeremy and Paul Giamatti.



Lol...what a twisted mind you have there Chef...

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ArtMan
Posted: Tuesday, January 17, 2012 7:58:13 PM

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Ron Jeremy would be an improvement.

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Milik_Redman
Posted: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 5:19:57 AM

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Not that that I'm one to endorse a politician, but 4 years ago I was hoping for Hillary Clinton. I must say though I was pretty proud a minority candidate won.

Maybe he can finally end some of the non sense in Washington
1curiouscat
Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2012 6:15:32 AM

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They should of thought about this 4 years ago! haha





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Buz
Posted: Thursday, February 23, 2012 6:36:04 AM

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The above is not a combination I would go for.





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Posted: Tuesday, March 06, 2012 11:04:56 PM

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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2012 9:09:25 AM

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someone who doesn't make promises s/he can't keep. Liar

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ponyboy
Posted: Sunday, March 18, 2012 12:49:42 PM

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We need a pres who is willing to make needed changes instead of bowing to current power structures. We need to get off petrolium based fuels [40 yrs. ago] and current sources of energy, creating new jobs and industry in the process. America's infrastructure is in a sorry state and needs revamped badly, but nothing seems to be done to step into the 21st century. President Obama could have been a truely great president had he put people back to work by tackling some of the countrys pressing concerns instead of kneeling to the status quo, but the Gop only looks at the past through rose colored glasses, so no solutions there. We need to reform Washington so that congress has our interests and future at heart instead of being controled by special interest lobbiests. We should tend to our own backyard instead of meddling in overseas adventures that cost untold 1000's in lives and strain taxpayers dearly without any proven results and not enhancing our ''national security'' at all. bs Of course this is simply the tip of the [rapidly melting] iceburg, there are many issues that need our attention. All I ask of a president is to keep this country out of war, prosperous and moving forward without interfering with our rights as defined in the constitution, stay out of womens bodies and bedrooms and leave a better place for the next generations to enjoy.Regaeman Man



DLizze
Posted: Monday, March 19, 2012 7:34:59 PM

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I look for intellignce, ability to reason logically, sufficient education to express logical conclusions succinctly, a willingness to adapt theories to include new data, and a willingness to compromise.

The only Presidential candidate I can think of in my lifetime, who has had all those qualities, was Jack Anderson, who ran against Ronald Regan in 1984.

"There's only three tempos: slow, medium and fast. When you get between in the cracks, ain't nuthin' happenin'." Ben Webster
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Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 9:40:03 AM

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DLizze wrote:
I look for intellignce, ability to reason logically, sufficient education to express logical conclusions succinctly, a willingness to adapt theories to include new data, and a willingness to compromise.

The only Presidential candidate I can think of in my lifetime, who has had all those qualities, was Jack Anderson, who ran against Ronald Regan in 1984.


Who are you looking at then for 2012?
DLizze
Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 7:19:44 PM

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At the moment, the incumbent resident seems to come closer than any other candidate to posessing all those qualities. If she were a candidate, I'd vote for the current Secretary of State. I think she posesses those qualities, and was disappointed when she did not win the nomination four years ago.

"There's only three tempos: slow, medium and fast. When you get between in the cracks, ain't nuthin' happenin'." Ben Webster
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