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Morning Mix: There’s Still A GOP Race

Morning Mix: There’s Still A GOP Race


All of the attention recently has been focused on the debt ceiling fiasco.  But the potential collapse of the U. S. economy hasn’t slowed down the race to be the Republican presidential nominee.

This weekend, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann won the “Smart Girl” strawpoll, the first conservative women’s political conference. Meanwhile, some wonder about a group of 55,000 members who would prefer to call themselves “girls.”

A PAC in Iowa is running ads for Texas Governor Rick Perry, making it almost a near certainty that Perry will announce a presidential run within the next month, although well after the Ames straw poll on August 13th.

Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson is running pretty much dead last in the race, but that doesn’t seem to be bothering him at all.  He says this is exactly where he was when he ran for governor, and ended up serving two terms.

And John Huntsman, former Utah Governor, is trying to broaden his appeal and garner a little more attention.  He’s hitting New Hampshire hard in a new push through the state, and he’s showing up at Tea Party events in South Carolina.

Finally, if you have lost interest in everyone up above, you’ll be happy to know that Donald Trump is claiming he might launch a third party bid.  Which means he must have a new TV show getting ready to air.


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6:07AM PDT on Aug 3, 2011

Obama hasn't exactly thrilled of late on his performance and giving in to SOOO much to the GOP. I would like to see a GOOD GOP/Centrist candidate, or a good third party candidate NO, NOT puffy hair-man Trump. Unfortunately, nearly the ENTIRE GOP field is FULL Of far-right-wing-holier-then-thou-bible-thumping nut-jobs ! So at least at this point, Obama will win a 2nd term almost by default !

6:23PM PDT on Aug 2, 2011

I hope the Republicans are voted out of office so this country can get back on its feet.

4:56PM PDT on Aug 2, 2011

The republican candidates all talk about jobs staying here - not sent overseas. But where are their campaign t-shirts made?

Cain - Hondurous
Santorum - Dominican Republic
Ron Paul - El Salvador
Newt - El Salvador

Bachman and Romney - USA

and Obama? USA!

The company that makes most of the t-shirts here in the US, says that about 1/2 of the candidates order from them. If the ones that buy overseas also ordered from them, they could hire about 500 more US workers.

4:48PM PDT on Aug 2, 2011

As for the GOP; are there ANY middle of the road conservatives who want to do what's right for the US or are they all as wacko as Ms. Bachmann?

3:55PM PDT on Aug 2, 2011

Down with the GOP!

12:09PM PDT on Aug 2, 2011

The regressive Republican Party of No is obstructionist, mean-spirited, thuggish, religiously fanatical, scientifically ignorant, corrupt, hypocritical, xenophobic, racist, sexist, homophobic, evolution and global warming denying, oily, anti-environment, anti-consumer, anti-choice, anti-education, union busting, Medicare and Social Security slashing, authoritarian, selfish, greedy, out-of-touch, lacking compassion, warmongering, and otherwise dangerous.

NEVER vote for Republicans.

10:49AM PDT on Aug 2, 2011

Obama in 2012!!

10:35AM PDT on Aug 2, 2011

Sue T. - "The Republicans are evil Nazi baby eaters" You care to explain that????"


The Republicans are anti-women's' rights (aka anti-abortion/reproductive control and care), AND they are also against public services (planned parent hood) that would not only decease unwanted pregnancies (which statistically increase crime/poverty), and decrease the likelihood of STDs being spread, but would also increase the chances of babies being born healthy.

So when I say the Republicans are evil Nazi baby eaters...I not exaggerating by much. While I have no proof that they have eaten any babies, if news came out tomorrow that a bunch of them were caught doing so it would not surprise me in the least. They regard the middle/poor classes as less than human, and treat us as such. The next step for them would be eating our young.

9:04AM PDT on Aug 2, 2011

race to the bottom

6:40AM PDT on Aug 2, 2011

Puritans suck. Our corporate leaders are determined to play out their game of Monopoly to the bitter end. The poor all lose -- BIG TIME.

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