I stand ready to lead this party and to lead this nation” Mitt Romney.

Florida primary results:
Mitt Romney wins with 46%
Newt Gingrich 31%
Rick Santorum 13%
Ron Paul 7%

With the results in for the Florida Primary showing a commanding win for Romney, is it now a clear run to the GOP nomination? You can cast a vote in the poll below.


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    It’s interesting that people seem to have given up hope in finding candidates that are not “tainted”. Newt is a sleeze, and his wife (that hair!). Romney…there’s something not quite right about him. (remember that I said that). I can’t imagine either one in the White House.
    I expect (hope) that Barak Obama will win the next election.
    At least he has character and his wife is a lovely 1st Lady. Obama will do better next time around.

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    If they don’t solve the problem of money buying the electoral system it wont matter who is president. He/she will be impotent at home and weakened abroad.

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    Barbara Says:

    It ain’t over till it’s over, Neil.

    So many Republicans seem disappointed with the quality of either current frontrunners. Well they should be!

    Jan has made a very good point. The almighty dollar determines so much in the States.

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    Neil asked “Has Romney wrapped” it up?
    I think that Romney has WARPED it up.

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    littlepatti writes:

    “I expect (hope) that Barak Obama will win the next election.”

    Sweet,little words。

    But tell us,littlepatti,exactly what has Obama done in the last three years — aside from surpassing Bush in racking up debt,killing people,and a health care act that no one wants and that the Supreme Court will likely shoot down — that you like?

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    Tony, sometimes it’s not what someone does, but what he doesn’t do.

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    Jim Says:

    They are both warped and wrapped up tight. There are 7 republican primaries in Feb.
    Gingrich will win most, but certainly not Michigan and Nevada. Romney has less than 10% of the delegate votes at this time. A mistake Newt made in Florida was to announce that he would stop stem cell research. Of all the places to say it, Florida, the headquarters of the oldtimers (earlytimers) the very people who would want to avail themselves of any new developements. Romney is one great big question mark. He has the same face as one of those religious types who have come knocking on my door to give me a pamphlet which gives directions to the yellow brick road which leads to where the 70 virgins are waiting with bated breadth.

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    Mr. Obama has good character. I am hopeful (and fairly certain) that he will win the next election especially in view of the “competition”.

    Jan: Good point. I don’t know that much about the US system, but big money was obviously at play in several Presidential races- The current Romney & Gingrich, as well as the Bushes’ and Reagan. Did money play the same roll in the election of Mr. Obama?

    Since we’re “on our own” Big Daddy is cruising- Does anyone know who’ll win the Super Bowl? 🙂

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    Barbara Says:

    Obama’s team had the genius to utilitze the internet to establish connections with young people and to collect many small ($5 size) contributions. The usual Democratic financing sources I assume were in place as well. The ties have held throughout his first term. I know, because I receive an email almost every day. It is difficult for me to contribute, though, because I live outside the USA.

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    “Good character”. That’s all you got, littlepatti? Hmmm.

    As for Mr. Obama’s chances later this year, here’s the latest Gallup state number predictions based upon electoral votes, the only election that counts. Doesn’t look good for the $15.3 trillion incumbant:


    Yes, mucho money played a big rollin the election of Mr. Obama. But the greater factor was probably the main stream media being on board and giving him every break in the book. A rank amateur who never ran anything in his life, the U.S. (and, by extension, the rest of the world) is now paying the price.

    But he does have a nice wife and two photogenic kids….something that is very important to a certain demographic.

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    Canadians are and were allowed to legally contribute to Obama’s campaign, which they in big numbers.

    Obama’s presidential fundraising breakdown according to size of donation:

    34% from donations $200 or less;
    23% from donations $201-999;

    But the largest percentage, 42%, came from donations of $1,000 or more.

    Historically, the Republicans get most of their fundraising from small donations and the Democrats from big donations.

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    Barbara Says:

    Well, Tony, I tried to contribute but was prevented because I did not have a USA address. Would you be so kind as to give a link to the place where you obtained this data?

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    Heidi Gulatee Says:

    you wrote about the yellow brick road. But you know what you have to do first in order to meet the 70 virgins? I doubt that you will qualify.

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    Jim Says:

    Heidi – If what you say is true, why are the holy roller types knocking on my door
    Tony – Today’s Wash Post (Feb 2) states that Romney is receiving most of his contributions from the rich and super rich, with some donations runnung from $100,000 to over $1,000,000.. It also states that the GOP in concerned about this. Also in another article featuring a list of contributors, the Bain Co. (Romney’s domain) contributed to the Democratic Party.

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    Tony Kondaks Says:

    Barbara: sorry, but you’ll have to find that link on your own. I don’t feel comfortable enabling any contributions that would help reelect the bungling, hapless community organizer, a profession I hope he soon goes back to.

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    The way I see it Tony: Obama has not been successful in his role as POTUS. I would rather see someone else in that role when his 4 years are up…

    Now the problem becomes similar to what I feel is a problem in Canada too… there is literally no ~viable~ alternative… the yahoos that the GOP are considering are beyond any negatives I can find regarding Obama – they are like clowns in a circus. There isn’t a serious person in the bunch.

    When (yes, when) Obama is reelected in the fall the GOP have nobody but themselves to blame… the same way John Kerry assured GWB a second term, these jokers are handing Obama a second term on a silver platter (Mitt wanted it to be platinum but was voted down).

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    Tony Kondaks Says:

    Joe: Gallup disagees with you regarding Barry’s chances at reelection. See my link above.

    As for the GOP candidates not being any better than Obama: what makes you think a GOP president will be any worse at spending money the U.S. Government doesn’t have than Obama?

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    Tony asked: “what makes you think a GOP president will be any worse at spending money the U.S. Government doesn’t have than Obama?”

    If that’s your only concern then perhaps a Newt presidency is for you… I have more concerns than this – civil rights, science education and research, healthcare, etc…

    The boobs currently fighting for the GOP nomination don’t even accept basic science, they don’t respect equal rights for gays, some want to intrude into their citizens sex lives… there is a lot to fear from these bozos.

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    Tony wrote: “Gallup disagees with you regarding Barry’s chances at reelection”

    You’ve taken a poll showing that Obama’s approval ratings are dropping… and you take this to mean that where his rating is low, they would vote GOP. That’s quite a large leap Tony!

    I already told you that I don’t approve of Obama. I would be in the “don’t approve” camp if they polled me. This says NOTHING about my willingness to vote for the GOP clown they end up putting on the GOP ticket, nothing. You can’t assume that a disapproval of Obama equates to an approval of the GOP candidate.

    So all we get from the poll you link to is that Obama is not as popular as he was last year, that’s all we get. It certainly doesn’t say anything about the viability of the GOP candidate he will be up against.

    It won’t matter which one of the current fools they put on the ticket – Obama will destroy all of them.

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    Yes,the deficit and national debt is pretty much my only concern。I am convinced we are on the verge of financial armageddon,the likes of which Planet Earth has never seen。Every other issue — including all of those you listed — pales in comparison。That’s why I was and still am such a huge fan of Michele Bachmann‘s because she put the deficit and debt as her primary issue。

    And,no,I don’t have much confidence in any of the GOP candidates doing away with the debt or deficit。。。but I do think we’ll have a greater chance at improving the situation with a GOP president only because the Tea Party will be breathing down his neck。And the Tea Party,because of their unflinching stance on the debt,is our only hope。

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    Tony wrote: “Tea Party,because of their unflinching stance on the debt,is our only hope”

    I don’t think I’ve ever read a sadder sentence in my life… Pinning your hopes on a group of (incredibly) uneducated god-bots is a sure sign that there is no hope indeed.

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    Why are the tea partiers “(incredibly) uneducated god-bots”?

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    I don’t know… you’d have to ask them! 😉

    Thank you thank you, I’ll be here all week. Don’t forget to tip your waitress on your way out…


    Seriously – that might (just might) have been an exaggeration… but I have yet to see/hear a sensible thought from a tea partier. Their version of history is dead wrong. Their vision for the U.S. is a theocracy. They support the most vile candidates… I just sum it all up as being incredibly uneducated and rather god-soaked. Am I wrong?

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    Tony Kondaks Says:

    Joe: I think you’re right for SOME members of the tea party, the extreme elements that can be found in any movement or political party. Should we paint the entire Democratic party with the “vile” or “racist” label because Al Sharpton or Robert Byrd (former KKKer) are members?

    The tea party’s main focus is fiscal responsibility, hands down the #1 issue of the day, one which has the potential to affect the entire planet. Michele Bachmann may have some nutty ideas about God and gays but her concentration on this one key issue made her the best qualified to be president.

    By the way, it’s in the news today that Obama is invoking “Jesus” as his inspiration for HIS current policies.

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    Thomas Sowell (America’s pre-eminent economist)on Obama:

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    You all may like to Google Thomas Sowell- Wikepedia-“political views.”
    Although he is a well accomplished man, some of his “opinions” are fanatical. I.E: comparing Obama to Hitler. That’s hateful.
    Roseanne Barr, just threw her hat in the ring…
    Republicans are going from bad to worst.

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    Littlepatti cites Wikipedia and says Sowell compares Obama to Hitler. I wonder whether she bothered to read the article footnoted to that claim or whether she just blindly believed it without taking the 30 seconds to read the source material.

    Well, I provide the link below and invite her to read and then consider retracting and apologising:


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    I’d be curious to know what Littlepatti thinks of the following。

    Note that neither McCain nor Bush EVERY said one word about Obama‘s skin color:“doesn’t look like all those other presidents“ and ”funny name“。Indeed,McCain has a daughter who is much darker in skin color than Obama。

    Obama plays the race card here。That, to me, makes him a racist. Be consistent, littlepatti: if you’re going to condem Thomas Sowell, what must you think of Obama here:

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    For those of you not familiar with Thomas Sowell’s work, I encourage you to search his name on youtube. There you will find dozens of short clips of Sowell talking on any number of economic issues of our time as well as the principle of the free market. He is the obvious “heir apparent” to the great Milton Friedman, of whom he was a student.

    Sowell has spent a lifetime promoting values that have proven to better the lives of all citizens, not only of the U.S. but of the world. He has written 20 or so books which bring an understanding of economics and the marketplace to the layman. He is a champion in this regard.

    Littlepatti, you would benefit from watching and listening more to Sowell’s words than those of one whose only claim to fame is rhetoric and a record of killing.

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    Vinsent Says:

    Obama, the one who will lead the state to proposti. Domestic debt is large, and the failure of his policies is obvious.
    Citizens, the people gather and protest.
    I am against the policies of the current leader

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    Vinsent Says:

    Obama is a liar!
    I am against the policies of the current leader!
    Enough to spend our money on foreign policy!
    We are not interested in the problems in Syria

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