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Old 7th May 2012, 07:18 AM   #1
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Only 6 more months until Election Day!

Only 6 more months of interminable lies, garbage and horse dooky! Then we get maybe a week off (if we're lucky) before it starts all over again!
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Old 7th May 2012, 07:20 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by shemp View Post
Only 6 more months of interminable lies, garbage and horse dooky! Then we get maybe a week off (if we're lucky) before it starts all over again!
You're a crazy dreamer, shemp.

That's why we love you.
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Old 7th May 2012, 07:21 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Howie Felterbush View Post
You're a crazy dreamer, shemp.

That's why we love you.
I'm such an optimist.
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Old 7th May 2012, 09:08 AM   #4
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I'd be happy for two politics-free hours after the election. Maybe we can schedule from 2-4 am the following Saturday?
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Old 7th May 2012, 09:17 AM   #5
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You guys prefer we have a monarchy or something like that in order to avoid political campaigns?
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Old 7th May 2012, 10:02 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by JoeTheJuggler View Post
You guys prefer we have a monarchy or something like that in order to avoid political campaigns?
No, I just wish that we could confine the nutjobs to a couple of never-elected fringe parties and let the adults run the Democrats and the GOP.
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Old 7th May 2012, 10:15 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by JoeTheJuggler View Post
You guys prefer we have a monarchy or something like that in order to avoid political campaigns?
I would happily go for vastly limited campaigns (in time and possibly money), but with our constitution and form of government I don't see that happening.
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Old 7th May 2012, 06:10 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by JoeTheJuggler View Post
You guys prefer we have a monarchy or something like that in order to avoid political campaigns?
I'd prefer a campaign of no more than six months from first primary to general election. The first week of May would be the start of the primaries, and no paid political advertising before April 1st. Nobody needs this much time to make up their minds for whom to vote.
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Old 7th May 2012, 06:29 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by shemp View Post
I'd prefer a campaign of no more than six months from first primary to general election. The first week of May would be the start of the primaries, and no paid political advertising before April 1st. Nobody needs this much time to make up their minds for whom to vote.
Damn straight. Unfortunately, I think we would need to make Constitutional changes to enforce that.
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If you get a chance, read (or re-read) The Making of the President, 1960 by Ted White. It was written about 50 years ago, and you will think you are reading about another country. The opening chapter talks about JFK's announcement of his decision to run for the Presidency, in late January, 1960.
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Originally Posted by JoeTheJuggler View Post
You guys prefer we have a monarchy or something like that in order to avoid political campaigns?
No just adopt the Westminster system - 6 weeks every three years...done and dusted
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