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A Great Contest
NY Post ^ | 2/02/2008 | Ralph Peters

Posted on 02/02/2008 6:14:26 AM PST by sono

JUST stop. For a couple of minutes, stop listening to the vanity-stricken talking heads, the madcap ideologues and the party hacks who believe you should jump to attention when they tell you who to vote for.

Stop and look at this primary season. In both parties. Set aside your political preferences for a moment and consider the field of candidates.

As Americans - Republican, Democrat or Independent - we should all be proud. This is, by far, the most all-American primary season we've ever had.

Who's running for the chance to run? A woman. An evangelical Christian. A black. A war hero. A Mormon. A William Jennings Bryan populist. And, although they recently dropped out, we also had a new son of the Old South and an Italian-American mayor in the mix.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: campaign; candidates; election; riggedelection; votefraud
Whom does Peters back?

I support Sen. John McCain - for the straightforward reason that I believe he'd make the best president for all of America.

But I respect the voters, Republican and Democrat, who've thumbed their noses at the party machines to make this a real race. We, the people, refused to let the back-room boys make our choices for us.

This is democracy at its best.

1 posted on 02/02/2008 6:14:31 AM PST by sono
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To: sono

The US is a republic, not a democracy.


2 posted on 02/02/2008 6:16:24 AM PST by resistance ((abandon all hope and reason, become a democrat))
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To: sono

What diversity? They’re all dangerous looneytunes.


3 posted on 02/02/2008 6:24:11 AM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: sono

Mr. Peters has the typical liberal viewpoint: it’s not the abilities that are important, it’s the appearance.

I beg to differ.


4 posted on 02/02/2008 6:28:37 AM PST by NicknamedBob (I had the solution for everything, but it got out of its container.)
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To: mtbopfuyn

When liberals say ‘diversity’ they don’t mean diversity of opinion, diversity of thought. In fact, the only ‘diversity’ they tolerate is absolute conformity to the orthodox liberal line on all issues.

Hail President McCain. Hail President Clinton. Hail President Obama.

The same exact brain in three differently-appearing bodies.

It’s the pod-people presidency.


5 posted on 02/02/2008 6:36:31 AM PST by samtheman
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To: sono
Who's running for the chance to run? A woman. An evangelical Christian. A black. A war hero. A Mormon. A William Jennings Bryan populist

Hey, how come this guy makes no mention of the McCain candidacy?!

He should have included and a poster-child for the mentally unstable backstabbers of America.

6 posted on 02/02/2008 6:39:59 AM PST by San Jacinto (John McCain believes in global warming and thinks "Hillary Clinton would be a good President.")
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To: sono
We, the people, refused to let the back-room boys make our choices for us.

The "back-room boys" are now Wall Street - and don't think that McCain or Clinton would be anywhere near the top of the polls if Goldman Sachs and the others weren't 100% sure they could be relied upon to put the financial industry's interests first.

7 posted on 02/02/2008 6:42:17 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: sono

Classifying success by the color/gender/faith of the people running is exactly the wrong thing.

We cannot say that this is the most qualified group of candidates. In fact, its one of the least qualified groups ever.

Obama - lightweight popularist with no executive experience
Hillary - no executive experience but married to one
McCain - with no executive experience and willing to compromise principles as long as he gets his way
Romney - polished turd who took 40 years to see the light
Huckabee - wishy-washy governor of a 48th class state

The author has it 100% wrong.


8 posted on 02/02/2008 6:45:09 AM PST by Paloma_55 (I may be a hateful bigot, but I still love you)
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To: sono

No albino lesbians running. This country will never be fair. (sigh)


9 posted on 02/02/2008 6:45:14 AM PST by kinoxi
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To: Paloma_55

I should mention, I will vote for the polished turd.

The rest of them are totally unacceptable.


10 posted on 02/02/2008 6:45:51 AM PST by Paloma_55 (I may be a hateful bigot, but I still love you)
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To: Paloma_55
I'm with you.

POLISHED TURD FOR PRESIDENT!

11 posted on 02/02/2008 6:48:15 AM PST by San Jacinto (John McCain believes in global warming and thinks "Hillary Clinton would be a good President.")
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To: Paloma_55

I think you’re saying, “Mitt Happens.”


12 posted on 02/02/2008 6:50:22 AM PST by NicknamedBob (I had the solution for everything, but it got out of its container.)
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To: San Jacinto

LOL!

It beats the following;

1) 1st term lightweight for president!!!
2) HyperAmbitious lightweight for president!!!
3) Turncoat back stabber for president!!!
4) Preacher turned politician for president!!!


13 posted on 02/02/2008 6:53:35 AM PST by Paloma_55 (I may be a hateful bigot, but I still love you)
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To: sono

I feel soooo lucky!! A politically correct campaign slate for president!!


14 posted on 02/02/2008 6:57:11 AM PST by LADY J
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To: sono

“As Americans - Republican, Democrat or Independent - we should all be proud.”

What’s to be proud of?

None of the remaining candidates are fit to be trash collectors.

I’d sick the dogs on any of them if they tried to come up my driveway. I’d move if they were my neighbors.

If we’re going to elect the worst person on earth, let’s open this thing up.

How about the little monkey from Iran? Or that fat tub from Venezuala?

If we’re going for rock bottom, let’s go all the way.


15 posted on 02/02/2008 7:11:12 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (And close the damned borders!)
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To: sono

Diversity? Well, that’s OK with me.

But even if every candidate was of exactly the same race, religion, gender, and ethnicity, it would not matter to me so long as I had a great diversity of positions and experiences to choose from.

I’m really not into identity politics.


16 posted on 02/02/2008 7:24:07 AM PST by Molly K.
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To: Paloma_55

LOL !


17 posted on 02/02/2008 8:06:03 AM PST by ARE SOLE (Agents Ramos and Campean are in prison at this very moment.. (A "Concerned Citizen".)
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To: NicknamedBob
Mr. Peters has the typical liberal viewpoint: it’s not the abilities that are important, it’s the appearance.

I beg to differ.

You are so right. It is articles like this one that reminds me we haven't come very far at all. It's still all about color, gender or creed. If this weren''t true, this article wouldn't have needed to be written. Quite sad.

18 posted on 02/02/2008 8:10:21 AM PST by Neverforget01
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To: sono
A woman Marxist crime family Capo. An evangelical Christian socialist. A black more-than-likely-Muslim Marxist. A vindictive, unbalanced, backstabbing, RINO war hero. A George H.W. Bush-style Mormon. A William Jennings Bryan populist, stone blind to the deadly Islamist threat.

There. I fixed it for you, Ralph.

This is democracy at its best.

Sure, Ralph, sure. There's not a single, genuine, decent Conservative left among them and we've barely started voting in the Primaries. For the MSM, Liberals, and Country-Clubbers, that is "democracy at its best" (sic) - for them. For them, it's a victory of historic proportions!

The fix is in.

19 posted on 02/02/2008 8:30:32 AM PST by Gritty (You canít make chicken salad out of chicken shit - President Gerald Ford)
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"It's still all about color, gender or creed. If this weren''t true, this article wouldn't have needed to be written. Quite sad."

Well, yeah, but the article didn't need to be written.

It's simply out there as a self-congratulatory slap on the back for those expecting to be victorious in the coming election.

20 posted on 02/02/2008 8:41:40 AM PST by NicknamedBob (I had the solution for everything, but it got out of its container.)
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To: sono

On the bright side, we were spared a Chuck Hegel candidacy.


21 posted on 02/02/2008 11:08:38 AM PST by wildbill
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