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Posts tagged 2012

Oct 13

After last night’s debate it seems everyone is ready to pack it in and give the Republican nomination to Mitt Romney.  His steady polling and the Gov. Christie endorsement are causing some people to call Romney’s nomination inevitable.  But I just wanted to remind everyone about how the polls were looking in October of 2007. Here’s an AP poll on the Republican side from that time:

And here are the Democrats:

In politics things can change in an instant.  To say anyone at the top of the polls right now is going to be the nominee would be foolish.  I think you can use the polls to say who is (Romney, Perry, Cain) and isn’t (Santorum, Gingrich, Bachmann, Huntsman, Johnson, Paul) in contention but to start handing out the medals is silly.  Potential candidates still have until the end of the month to get their names on the ballot in the early primary states, so the crop of candidates we see now might not even be complete.  Everyone’s rushing to conclusions but until January comes around it’s nothing more than speculation.

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Apr 12
“One of the great things about our nation, Sally, is that we’re each entitled to have strong, personal beliefs. And we encourage other people to do the same. But as a nation we recognize the right of all people to believe as they want, and not to impose our beliefs on other people. I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. I have since the time that my mom took that position when she ran in 1970 as a U.S. Senate candidate. I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years, that we should sustain and support it. And I sustain and support that law, and the right of a woman to make that choice. And my personal beliefs, like the personal beliefs of other people, should not be brought into a political campaign.” Mitt Romney running for U.S. Senate in 1994.

Apr 10