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Republican Presidential debate tonight. Who will crash and burn and who will shoot up in the polls?

dreherdreher Member Posts: 8,836 ✭✭✭✭
edited August 2023 in Politics

Mods, I would like to know what the average person here on the GB forums thinks will be results of this first debate so please don't move this to politics.

So guys, keep it nice or this will end up over in Politics. Play nice! Yeah, right.

My pick for one potential winner tonight would be Tim Scott from here in sunny South Carolina.

Another pick for a winning performance would be DeSantas.

A possible pick for a crash and burn performance could be Pence.

It will be interesting watching the press coverage tomorrow. My guess the more the press talks about how bad someone did the better that person did. We will see!!!!

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    OakieOakie Member Posts: 40,512 ✭✭✭✭

    Tim Scott should do well for himself. Let's face it, this is Trump's race to lose. Nobody will get ahead of him and some of these lesser knowns, are wasting their time and money. Trump will face either Moochelle Obama or Biden. I'm leaning towards Moochelle vs Trump and it will be rigged for her/him, Moochelle/Micheal Obama. Our political system is so corrupt and evil, that even God doesn't stand a chance against these liberal hacks.

    It will be a Trump/Scott ticket come next fall. I'm calling it right now.

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    Lady Rae Lady Rae Member Posts: 2,159 ✭✭✭✭

    Our TV isn't hooked up to cable.... But if Trump was in this one tonight I would be on my way to Uncle Ralph's to watch. Trump won my heart in the debate against Hillary.

    "Independence Now, Independence Forever."

    John Adams

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    Kevin_LKevin_L Member Posts: 1,816 ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2023

    I predict Ramaswamy will look like a champ and De Santis a chump. All the others will be adequate but with no particular wins or fails.

    i hope this thread turns into a real-time heckling and rant fest while the candidates talk! 😂

    🇺🇲 "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson 🇺🇲

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    montanajoemontanajoe Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 58,384 ******

    Yes sir!!! Rip one another apart now, and when they loose nomination, turn right around and ask you to support the very guy they trashed.

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    Kevin_LKevin_L Member Posts: 1,816 ✭✭✭✭

    Agree with that! The first one to try and cut down someone else might as well drop out before the commercial break. The Republican Party needs some unity and focus on America. Get out there and lead! Stand up for something bigger than a lobbyist’s handout!

    and if any of them waffle on 2a subject matter, they’re history.

    🇺🇲 "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson 🇺🇲

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    waltermoewaltermoe Member Posts: 2,111 ✭✭✭✭

    The debate will ruffle feathers, that’s a given, after all their politicians. I’m wanting to hear facts and how they will carry out their so called promises. As far as Ukraine, I don’t want to hear how we will keep supporting them. I want to hear how we will start replenishing are munitions that we keep sending them. As far as the boarder, I don’t want hear how we will approach the problem. I want to hear how soon we can close the border, and if need be we will use the military to enforce policy.

    Trump showed use that being conservative and self reliant is the path to success as a country. I’m looking for someone that will follow that path, and not worry whether it’s his idea or not.

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    tsavo303tsavo303 Member Posts: 8,905 ✭✭✭
    edited August 2023

    Desantis needs to STOP Screaming!

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    Kevin_LKevin_L Member Posts: 1,816 ✭✭✭✭

    hmmm… I think Swamy may have lost some credibility. He and Pence should step outside and get the mutual dislike out of their systems.

    regardless, not a one of them did anything to move the needle in their direction.

    🇺🇲 "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson 🇺🇲

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    tsavo303tsavo303 Member Posts: 8,905 ✭✭✭
    edited August 2023

    Well that was a waste of time. Scary that pretty much all were scared to admit pushes behind global warming scare and Ukraine bs

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    austin20austin20 Member Posts: 35,332 ✭✭✭✭

    I was somewhat disappointed with all eight of them tonight

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    Lady Rae Lady Rae Member Posts: 2,159 ✭✭✭✭

    So who won the shindig?

    "Independence Now, Independence Forever."

    John Adams

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    Kevin_LKevin_L Member Posts: 1,816 ✭✭✭✭

    Trump won. None of the 8 said anything that will take away from Trump’s current lead.

    🇺🇲 "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson 🇺🇲

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    Lady Rae Lady Rae Member Posts: 2,159 ✭✭✭✭

    "Independence Now, Independence Forever."

    John Adams

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    GrasshopperGrasshopper Member Posts: 16,833 ✭✭✭✭

    IDK, I think Vivak and Scott did real well. Christy needs to get lost.

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    Kevin_LKevin_L Member Posts: 1,816 ✭✭✭✭

    Pence can go. And he can take Christie with him. If either one of them got the nomination, I’d probably have to abstain from voting in 2024.

    Vivek is the darling right now. He can ride that horse for a while but needs to stay on message and not stoop to the Pence and Christie level.

    De Santis was OK and so was Haley. But just OK. Scott played the hard life card too often.

    the two fellows on the ends could have gone for dinner halfway and no one would have noticed.

    🇺🇲 "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson 🇺🇲

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    4205raymond4205raymond Member Posts: 3,316 ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2023

    Pence/Christie agreed. Good bye. I think De Santis stepped in it a little. (mis- spoke in the heat of the moment) " I will send SF troops into Mexico and make cartels Stone Cold Dead" Excuse me, they invaded us and now we are going to invade them? Nothing about working with Mexican authorities. Cousin trains SF troops and don't think he was happy about that comment. The border needs to be shut down and the wall finished instead of being sold off by Sleepy Joe. If the cartels make it over the border (and they do) then make them Stone Cold Dead here. I think there is this little matter of a country's Sovereignty. Sorry Trump did not show up but who wants to bid against yourself when you are buying a firearm? ------------------Ray

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    jimdeerejimdeere Member, Moderator Posts: 25,881 ******

    If Swamy would change his name to George Smith, he'd win, hands down.

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    Kevin_LKevin_L Member Posts: 1,816 ✭✭✭✭

    He could go with Swampy and take Florida and the Deep South.

    🇺🇲 "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson 🇺🇲

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    austin20austin20 Member Posts: 35,332 ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2023

    Vivak and Scott are running to try and get enough support so that they can help the eventual nominee with campaigning and in return they get a cabinet post or some other cushy powerful position. Same for Haley but I think she wants the VP slot

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    asopasop Member Posts: 8,927 ✭✭✭✭

    I believe Swany did say he didn't think we should be supporting the Ukraine in its defense against Russia's invasion.

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    4205raymond4205raymond Member Posts: 3,316 ✭✭✭✭

    Yep, the single upraised hand.------------Ray

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    4205raymond4205raymond Member Posts: 3,316 ✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2023

    Still undecided here. Swany is the great Orator but can he walk the talk? Republicans need to come up with something better if that is possible at this stage or I will be forced to vote for Trump a third time. That is if he should be nominated. Friends don't let Friends vote for Democrats 😉 --------Ray

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    Kevin_LKevin_L Member Posts: 1,816 ✭✭✭✭

    I think it's too late to come up with better options. Conservatives had 4 years to come up with a platform, a foundation that would benefit America. Instead, they followed the libs lead and fought the libs on superficial issues that did little more than get their names trending on Twitter.

    The upcoming election is gonna be close even with a senile old coot as the Conservative opponent. Trump is too polarizing. DeSantis doesn't have the charisma. Swampy is too new. None of the others have the backing or experience to make a national impact.

    That said, I'll never vote democrat. There's no way I'll ever vote for the party that has treated America the way a baby treats a diaper.

    🇺🇲 "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson 🇺🇲

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    austin20austin20 Member Posts: 35,332 ✭✭✭✭

    DeSantis needs to promise Trump a full pardon if he will drop out of the race and throw his support behind him

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