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    Default Iowa Register Endorses Romney

    Guess they didnt like being told what to put on the record and what not to ....The first time in 40 years that they have endorsed a R candidate

    Remind me who won the Iowa primary way back when ?
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    was it Sanitorium?
    and I think they caucus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    was it Sanitorium?
    and I think they caucus.

    Right you are my tree tapping friend....I had to look it up, seemed like so long ago

    http://caucuses.desmoinesregister.co...aucus/results/
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    So, it is not surprising that they would choose Romney over Obama.

    The last Presidential candidate they endorsed was ... Nixon. Nixon turned out to be a good "executive", but still slimy. Let's hope that Romney is a good executive, without the slime part.

    I'm still puzzled about how the Ds get away with calling Romney a flip-flopper. Wasn't it Obama that was against gay marriage until he was for it? Wasn't it Obama who was against waiving the Stafford Act for New Orleans (voting against it in the Senate), until he was in favor of it? (in front of the crowd where he praised Rev. Wright)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    Guess they didnt like being told what to put on the record and what not to ....The first time in 40 years that they have endorsed a R candidate
    Is that a good thing or a bad thing??

    Here is a list of candidates they have endorsed:

    • 1980 ... Carter (2nd term ... lost)
    • 1984 ... Mondale (lost)
    • 1988 ... Dukakis (lost)
    • 2000 ... Gore (lost)
    • 2004 ... Kerry (lost)

    Good newspaper but not good oddsmakers.

    Among the winners they have endorsed:

    • Nixon (resigned to avoid impeachment)
    • Clinton (impeached, though acquitted)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JS View Post
    Is that a good thing or a bad thing??

    Here is a list of candidates they have endorsed:

    • 1980 ... Carter (2nd term ... lost)
    • 1984 ... Mondale (lost)
    • 1988 ... Dukakis (lost)
    • 2000 ... Gore (lost)
    • 2004 ... Kerry (lost)

    Good newspaper but not good oddsmakers.

    Among the winners they have endorsed:

    • Nixon (resigned to avoid impeachment)
    • Clinton (impeached, though acquitted)
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    Well ok...but lets hear it from a local like yourself, give us your take on how your state is leaning or which direction it may break...serious question , I like to hear from people who live there..Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    Well ok...but lets hear it from a local like yourself, give us your take on how your state is leaning or which direction it may break...serious question , I like to hear from people who live there..Thanks
    To answer my own question first, I think the endorsement is a "non-thing".

    Prior to the first debate, my take was that traditional Republicans were very "un-enthused" and subdued, Many I talked to said they may not vote at all. The first debate obviously gave them hope and fired up their base.

    On issues (when you can focus on them), this state is divided just like the rest of the country. Most dialogue though, resembles the "POTUS-like" exchanges with the right accusing the president of not working the miracle he said he wanted to and the left wondering if Gov. Romney is the candidate they watched all summer through the Rep primaries and the convention or the one who now seems to be an Obama groupie.

    If you count yard signs, it's a tossup.

    Depends on who votes and unfortunately, that is determined by the weather as much as anything else.

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    If you were to count yard signs and bumper stickers in Texas and Oklahoma you would be hard pressed to even find an Obama supporter.
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    Several weeks ago, week drove to the Great Frozen Tundra of Lambeau Field for the Saints game. We turned a 6 hr. drive into 9 hours by taking the scenic back roads to see the fall leaves. We were very surprised that, even in all the small towns we drove through, the Obama signs outnumbered Romney easily 10-1. I'm pretty sure that Wisconsin is not going 10 to 1 for Obama. At least, if roadkill has his way.

    just sayin'

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    Snowshoe's All American Guy SH, UDX, WCX ... CODY ... at the bridge
    CH. Snowshoe's Girl Crazy MH, UD, WCX, SDHF, OS ... PRESLEY
    ...​ at the bridge
    Millpond's Baby Boomer MH*** ... BABE
    Snowshoe's Crazy For Lovin You SH ... NELSON

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