The Candidates Chosen For Us

If I was asked to pick the list of candidates, it wouldn’t be these. No offense. But—HOW DID WE GET HERE?  Let’s scrap the current list and start over. I like Dennis and Dodd and even Biden, but everyone running on the Repub side (inc. Paul) will NOT act in our country’s best interest. If any one of them win, we are doomed. Period. Grab the Nyquill, go the woods, and call it a day.

Dennis, Dodd and Biden cannot win. If Romney wins, I will eat my own self.  If Huck wins, I may wait around and see, but hold little hope. If McCain wins, – my God.  Recall….Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran.  Why are we stuck with these guys? If Ron Paul wins- well, I will say it out loud:  He is NOT who he says he is. Just a gut feeling. And, I had his sign on my yard until I really looked a his ideas- and the whole evolution thing is reason enough to move on.

If Clinton wins, then the people deserve what they voted for. I have seen the numbers and it makes my eyes burn. Nuff said on that.

Romney or Clinton would bring the end of days.  Maybe that’s not a bad thing.

Edwards – I don’t know. Something about him….

Obama – He’s too weak. He would cave to the real powers, in a heartbeat.  Nice man though and honest.

I will not walk into the voting booth and vote someone ELECTABLE. I will vote for the best person for the job. That’s still a three way between Dennis, Dodd and Biden. 

I may just write in Martin Luther King.

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“LET THERE BE MONEY”- THEN GOD SAID, “AND TRUTH”….ooops

 

Romney Scrambles to Win Iowa After Spending Tens of Millions

By Thomas B. Edsall, HuffingtonPost.com
Posted on December 29, 2007, Printed on December 29, 2007
http://www.alternet.org/bloggers/http://www.huffingtonpost.com//71924/

Mitt Romney, who a month ago believed his victories in Iowa and New Hampshire were bought and paid for, is now scrambling to remain competitive in both states, continuing to outspend his adversaries by a wide margin, saturating the Iowa and New Hampshire airwaves with anti-Huckabee and anti-McCain commercials.

From a purely business point of view the past four weeks have marked an extraordinary setback for the Romney campaign.

Since January 1, 2007, the former Massachusetts governor has spent well in excess of $80 million, including at least $17.4 million of his own money, paying media fees in excess of $30 million, salaries of roughly $16 million, and consulting payments of more than $15 million.

Among Romney’s costly innovations this year has been putting more than 80 local conservative leaders in key states on his campaign payroll, in what amounts to a 21st Century revival of “walk-around money.”

For a long time – through the summer and well into November — the Romney “early state” strategy aimed at winning Iowa and New Hampshire looked as if it had paid off in spades.

From August 26 to November 27, Romney led in 26 straight polls in Iowa, sometimes by as much as 23 points. In New Hampshire, Romney saw his advantage grow to 15 points in mid-December.

Since those halcyon days, however, Romney has fallen into second place in Iowa, running roughly four points behind former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. In New Hampshire, Romney’s double digit lead has steadily eroded, while John McCain, who was trailing by 11 to 18 points at the start of December, has surged to within 3.5 percentage points.

Romney, in the assessment of most political analysts, can still pull it out. But even after accommodating social issue conservatives by abandoning his formerly moderate stance on such cultural/moral matters as gay rights and abortion, Romney finds himself struggling to convince voters that he is a legitimate conservative while simultaneously ripping into the ideological credentials of his competitors.

Romney’s biggest setback was a devastating December 26 editorial in the Union Leader, a conservative Republican newspaper with the widest circulation of any publication in New Hampshire.

“Granite Staters want a candidate who will look them in the eye and tell them the truth….Mitt Romney has not,” the editorial declared. “The more Mitt Romney speaks, the less believable he becomes…. Mitt Romney has spent a year trying to convince Granite Staters that he is [trustworthy]. It looks like they aren’t buying it. And for good reason.”

The Union Leader denunciation was preceded by an even more hostile assessment of Romney in the Concord, N.H., Monitor – “We talk about our ability to….see through the baloney. If a candidate is a phony, we assure ourselves and the rest of the world, we’ll know it. Mitt Romney is such a candidate.”

While Romney has not responded to the Union Leader editorial, his campaign has sought to attribute the Monitor editorial to that paper’s liberal orientation: “MITT ROMNEY’S IN GOOD COMPANY: The Concord Monitor Attacked Ronald Reagan, George Bush In 1980,” headlined Romney’s press release on the subject.

Strategically, the problem for the relatively bland Romney created by both editorials is that they feed into one of his key weaknesses, a sense among voters that they do not know what he stands for.

Earlier this month, the Los Angeles Times asked Republican voters, “Regardless of your choice for president, who do you think has been best at saying what they believe, rather than saying what they think the voters want to hear: Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, John McCain, Mitt Romney or Fred Thompson?” Romney, at 8 percent, trailed the field, with Huckabee leading at 20 percent, Giuliani at 18, Thompson at 15 and McCain at 13.

Desperate to regain his advantage, Romney has sent out a mass emailing of a news story from a marginal, conservative web site that described McCain as having “a vicious, out-of-control temper;” Thompson as “sour looking” and as burdened by “a lazy streak;” Mike Huckabee as a politician known for “nastiness…bigotry…serial ethics violations and misuse of funds;” and Giuliani as the man who appointed a police commissioner later “indicted for dealings involving figures with ties to the Mafia.”

On television, Romney is sending two different messages to Iowa and New Hampshire.

In Iowa, where Romney’s strategy is to knock Huckabee down, he is running a commercial comparing his own and Huckabee’s gubernatorial records on crime:

“Romney got tough on drugs like meth. He never pardoned a single criminal. And Mike Huckabee? He granted 1,033 pardons and commutations, including 12 convicted murderers. Huckabee granted more clemencies than the previous three governors combined. Even reduced penalties for manufacturing methamphetamine. On crime. The difference is judgment.”

Romney’s second Iowa commercial describes his decision to shut down his company, Bain Capital, in the summer of 1996 and to send all personnel to New York to help search the missing daughter of one of the partners.

In New Hampshire, the campaign had been running only one ad that presents Romney as an effective chief executive who could take on Hillary Clinton.

Today, however, in a sign of the dangers Romney faces, he put up a sharply negative ad.

In it, the announcer declares,

“John McCain, an honorable man. But is he the right Republican for the future? McCain opposes repeal of the death tax, and voted against the Bush tax cuts twice. McCain pushed to let every illegal immigrant stay here permanently. Even voted to allow illegals to collect Social Security. And Mitt Romney? Mitt Romney cut taxes and spending as Governor. He opposes amnesty for illegals. Mitt Romney. John McCain. There is a difference.”

In a message to supporters sent in the late afternoon on Thursday, Romney claimed to be undeterred and still optimistic:

“In just one week, Iowa voters will kick off the 2008 presidential caucuses and primaries. . . .And in just one week, I’ll be on my way to the Republican presidential nomination and to the White House, thanks to your support….P.S. It’s a long road and we have asked a lot. I assure you that it will all be worth it when victory is clear.”

Despite the candidate’s confident tone, staffers in the campaign know that Romney’s political future will be determined in the next 11 days, and they are worried. “The question is, do we stand up under the pressure,” said one top aide struggling to hang on to his own optimism.

Thomas B. Edsall is the political editor of the Huffington Post. He is also Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

© 2007 Independent Media Institute. All rights reserved.
View this story online at: http://www.alternet.org/bloggers/http://www.huffingtonpost.com//71924/

Who REALLY impeached ClinTon ???? 7777

WHICH NUMBER REPRESENTS THE MELCHIZEDEK PREISTHOOD =
265 H    526 V   791  HV
THE IMPEACHMENT OF PRESIDENT WILLIAM JEFFERSON CLINTON  =
256  H   535  V   791  HV
791   C#   1151    P#  2373    PC#  3524
3524  + 4253   = 7777
REMEMBER THAT  THE MORMON CHURCH APPEARS TO USE THE BACKWARDS
ALPHABET – WHICH INDICATES THEY MAY USE NUMBERS BACKWARDS. 
LATTER DAY SAINTS  = 777 Pyramid #
SALT LAKE CITY UTAH TEMPLE = 777 Pyramid #
7777  divide by 2  = 3888   3-888
888 is righT now folks.
RECALL THE LONDON BOMBINGS ON 7/7
RECALL FLIGHT  # 77   (911)
RECALL  BOEING NEWEST AIRCRAFT CALLED 777
(announced on 7/7)
Mormons were/are in high leadership aT Boeing.
THE MELCHIZEDEK PRIESTHOOD IS TIED NUMERICALLY IN
MAJOR STRINGS WITH THE MORMON CHURCH, THE SCOTTISH
RITE FREE MASONS -AS WELL AS THE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS.
THE MELCHIZEDEK PRIESTHOOD IS THE HIGHEST ORDER IN THE MORMON CHURCH FOR MEN.
311  DB2  =  155  (.5)
311 X 2  =     622
______________
                     777 
311 =   TWO THREE FOUR ZERO   (2340)  HATHOR 2340
NASA NAMED AN ASTEROID  HATHOR  2340.
THE GREAT FLOOD CAME IN 2340 BC
311 6  IS THE PC# FOR NUMBER 689
689 =   THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS
(MY IS SUDDENLY BROKEN)
oo bad  so sad