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« on: August 28, 2012, 09:43:35 AM »

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Offline Lando Lincoln

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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2012, 10:21:30 AM »
My money?  Governor Rick Perry.  He has an alpha male presence and is an excellent speaker with prepared material.
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2012, 10:40:59 AM »
If it's Sarah that would do the trick!

Obama would be TOAST!

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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2012, 10:44:45 AM »
Rush is a great speaker..but is he too polarizing?

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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2012, 10:59:39 AM »
Glenn Beck's sidekicks are talking about this (he's off sick, but they're joking he may not really be sick, just preparing to be Thursday's mystery speaker). Names tossed around have included Clint Eastwood, Gen. Petraeus, Nancy Reagan, Billy Graham (via satellite, of course) or Franklin Graham, Ted Nugent, Jon Voight, Kelsey Grammer and a partridge in a pear tree.  No, wait, I added that last one.
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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2012, 02:43:35 PM »
My money?  Governor Rick Perry. 


I don't think so. Perry would have been added to the lineup like anyone else. To big Perry fans, him being the mystery speaker would have been an OMG moment, but for the rest of us - not so much.


Somebody mentioned Rush Limbaugh. Now there is a possibility. Remember, Rush does not endorse candidates in an election, although he uses his show obviously to promote the Republican after the Primary. Could he break new ground on the Romney/Ryan ticket and endorse them at the RNC?
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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2012, 02:49:42 PM »
Glenn Beck's sidekicks are talking about this (he's off sick, but they're joking he may not really be sick, just preparing to be Thursday's mystery speaker).

You may have something. I missed that part of the show. I was just thinking it was his dumb luck to get sick during the convention. But knowing Beck he would drag his body in this week, if his legs were cut off by a train.
You are also aware Beck is planning something Big in Ohio in September  to rally the troops to win that key state for Romney/Ryan.
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« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2012, 02:53:42 PM »
I would be willing to put Vegas money that it is Palin.

It isn't Rush...he just said it isn't him.

It's Palin.  She's a team player and she'll give a big grass roots boost to the ticket and she'll cause Democrat/media heads to explode like they were on True Blood.
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« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2012, 03:10:24 PM »
It's Joe Biden!! :silly: :silly:


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« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2012, 03:11:21 PM »
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Never mind, what was I thinking?


I'll put $100 on Beck, $80 on Palin, and just in case Rush is pulling a fast one I'll let his $10 ride.

Really, I will be doing cartwheels if it was any of them.
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« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2012, 03:12:00 PM »
Some thought it wouldn't be Palin simply because she would draw too much attention from Romney.
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« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2012, 03:12:28 PM »
Joe!

Was wondering where he disappeared to...I just assumed he was out repairing the seawall in NoLa.
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« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2012, 03:15:49 PM »
Some thought it wouldn't be Palin simply because she would draw too much attention from Romney.

I don't think it would do that, I think it'd give a charge to his campaign, fire up the troops and be something the MSM couldn't ignore...so they'll have to get snarky, which will annoy everyone.  She'll get inside the Democrat/media heads and take up residence there.  Explosions everywhere.
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« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2012, 03:18:20 PM »
I'm thinking Clint Eastwood.  He's not polarizing and he is universally liked.  He's an icon.
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« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2012, 03:22:43 PM »
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2012, 03:47:33 PM »
I don't think it will be any of the GOP names, because any of those could have brought more buzz by being announced ahead of time. It has to be someone none of us would guess, but would be popular with the public in general, particularly independents.

Maybe billy clintoon?  :silly:

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« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2012, 03:51:13 PM »
Myst, it won't be Bill Clinton but you may not be far off the mark.  They would want to keep an aisle-crossing democrat's identity under wraps.  It would relieve some pressure from the individual and keep the other camp and the media from spinning it excessively.

Big hmmmmm.   :pondering:
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« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2012, 03:52:20 PM »
Joe Lieberman?
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« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2012, 03:55:12 PM »
Joe Lieberman?
Now there's a dynamic speaker!   :thud:
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« Reply #20 on: August 28, 2012, 03:55:49 PM »
Or, on another tack entirely... Dubya himself!?
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2012, 03:56:46 PM »
Now there's a dynamic speaker!   :thud:
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You got that right... but it would shake up the Dems, even if he is an "Independent".
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« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2012, 03:58:01 PM »
The rap on Dubya is that no one - supposedly - wants to be reminded of his allegedly awful administration. That's what the guys on Glenn Beck's show said. Looking forward, and all that.
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« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2012, 04:07:08 PM »
Who would be today's Zell Miller?
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« Reply #24 on: August 28, 2012, 04:12:49 PM »
Not Dubya. It has to be someone who is already well known and liked, and who wouldn't be expected to actively campaign for the GOP ticket. He's controversial, and it would be no surprise that he supports Romney.
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