Any residents of NM, then or since, care to comment? The man was twice elected Governor in a blue state and produced an excellent record. Why does a back bench congress woman like Bachman take a higher rank in the polls? I want a recount.Johnson said:“My next-door neighbor's two dogs have created more shovel-ready jobs than this current administration,” he shot back.
Johnson positionsWiki said:According to one New Mexico paper, "Johnson left the state fiscally solid," and was "arguably the most popular governor of the decade . . . leaving the state with a $1 billion budget surplus." The Washington Times has reported that when Johnson left office, "the size of state government had been substantially reduced and New Mexico was enjoying a large budget surplus."
Sad, isn't it?Bachmann blames Arab Spring on Obama's 'weakness'
I suppose Bachmann is no longer a serious contender so this doesn't matter much any more. I have always advised policitions you can't do yourself harm by saying bad things about foreigners and you can't help yourself by saying good things about them. Bachmann understands this. Most Americans hear the words blame and Arab in the same sentence and count it wisdom.
I think he needs to finish his first term as Governor - same with Rubio (Congress).With all of the talk about Chris Cristie I was wondering if he may reconsider. He was just on Piers Morgan who asked if he was 100% certain that he won't run in 2012. Cristie stated clearly that he is 100% certain that he won't run. That was just after saying that he is brutally honest. So that seems to make it final.
So far, I really like Cristie. I don't know a lot about his policies yet but I like him personally. And in however many interviews I've seen with him, perhaps a half dozen or more, he hasn't said one thing that made me cringe as I do with most Republican candidates these days.
I can imagine him being the next Republican that gets my vote. However, I would be concerned about his weight. For a man his age, that much extra weight calls into question, in a real sense, his longevity. He should go on a serious diet.I think he needs to finish his first term as Governor - same with Rubio (Congress).
Why do you think Cain is more electable than Romney?I've noticed how Cain is holding his own, but behind Romney. Yet the only polls I've seen compare him against other Republican candidates.
Do you think the Republicans realize that if Romney wins the primary they'll probably loose the race, but if Cain wins the primary they'll probably win the race?
The best party candidate isn't the most popular one in the party, but the one who stands the greatest chance of defeating the other party's candidate.
Cain's at least tied with Romney, with a couple polls showing Cain in the lead, 26 to 24%.I've noticed how Cain is holding his own, but behind Romney. Yet the only polls I've seen compare him against other Republican candidates.
I know what you meant - "electable" implies success in the general election. Accordingly, I'll restate my question with greater specificity - why do you think Cain is more electable than Romney in the general election against the current President (Obama)?In the republication primaries, he's not.
In the general election, he is.
1. Impact on the African-American vote. One third of Obama's margin of victory was due to increased African-American turnout (see table 1 of http://poq.oxfordjournals.org/content/73/5/995.full.pdf+html). Even if this increased turnout was not a one time event, it is inconceivable that Obama could hold on to 96% of the African-American vote against Cain....I'll restate my question with greater specificity - why do you think Cain is more electable than Romney in the general election against the current President (Obama)?
friends of mine used to talk about Sam Walton driving up to his stores in his old ford pickup. the employees loved the guy. this was back in the days when walmart was pushing made-in-the-usa products, too.He's the CEO of a corporation. How does he NOT come off as elitist to you?
They're kind of, ya know, the elite.
For me, an elitist is someone whose self-perceived image of their superiority oozes from every pore of their body. It has nothing to do with money. It is the "I am better and smarter than everyone else" attitude. I am not talking about confidence, I am talking about arrogance.He's the CEO of a corporation. How does he NOT come off as elitist to you?
They're kind of, ya know, the elite.
I get that vibe from the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.For me, an elitist is someone whose self-perceived image of their superiority oozes from every pore of their body. It has nothing to do with money. It is the "I am better and smarter than everyone else" attitude. I am not talking about confidence, I am talking about arrogance.
No.He's the CEO of a corporation. How does he NOT come off as elitist to you?
No scholarship to elite private prep schools in Hawaii, no Ivy League. There is however one thing that strikes me as arrogant about the man, and only one: why can he not be bothered to run for some lower state or federal office first? Where did he draw the go-directly-to-the-Presidency card?Wiki said:Cain was born in Memphis, Tennessee, son of Luther Cain, Jr. and his wife Lenora Davis. His mother was a cleaning woman and his father, who was raised on a farm, was a chauffeur. He grew up in Georgia. Cain graduated from Morehouse College in 1967 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics, and received a Master of Science degree in computer science from Purdue University in 1971, when he was also working full-time in ballistics for the U.S. Department of the Navy. As a civilian ballistics analyst, he was responsible for developing fire control systems for ships and fighter planes.
I don't think alligators would survive in the Southwestern United States. They're not very aggressive, anyway. They would only attack people wandering too close to their eggs.i'm really liking the alligator idea. in fact, i would go further and have sharks with laser beams patrolling the coasts.
if he won the nomination, i think the Reps would have to spend a lot of time coaching him.