Republican Primary Open Thread

This is interesting; there’s a little hyperbole in it, but the basic point — that FOX is by far the most important news source for the majority of conservatives, and how that network reports the candidates could change the outcome of the Republican primary — seems plausible. And that, it turn, makes the possibility of Newt being the Republican nominee seem more plausible.

Use this thread to discuss the GOP primary, or the upcoming Presidential election.

UPDATE: Video corrected. :-p

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7 Responses to Republican Primary Open Thread

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    nobody.really says:

    Wow, Chris Hayes’s kid sure is cute. What is it about Hayes’s that make them so darned irresistable? I mean, honestly?

    That said, does this have something to do with the Fox and the Newt?

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    Kevin Moore says:

    There is still plenty of time for Newt to shoot himself in the foot. His mouth is a weapon loaded with his hubris.

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    Grenlla says:

    There is some hyperbole in this, to be sure. The kid isn’t *that* cute. I mean, pretty cute as far as babies go, but not the most-freaking wonderful thing I’ve ever seen.

    GRATS to the new parents, though!

    Were we talking about something?

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    Ampersand says:


    The video has now been corrected.

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    Grenlla says:

    Watched the correct video! I wish I could say that Newt could never be the nominee, but after watching … it does seem like maybe conservative voters who only give half a crap and watch nothing but FOX probably won’t remember what a horrible little man he is. But, it seems like some well-placed attack ads once he’s the nominee will completely dissolve his chances of beating Obama, so maybe that’s not such a bad thing.

    I’m just reluctant to proclaim him the Republican’s golden calf quite yet, given how many other candidates we’ve seen rise and fall in the last year or so (sweet FSM, how long has this campaign been going on? I sure wish it were shorter)

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    Nancy Lebovitz says:

    I have a notion that any candidate who peaked early would attract so much hostility that they’d be knocked out, but we’ll see how Newt does– maybe what I was seeing was just candidates who hadn’t been anointed by Fox being eliminated.

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    Doug S. says:

    I’m going to try to vote for Jon Huntsman in the Republican primary. (I dunno if the poll workers will let me vote in the NJ Republican primary, though; I voted in the Democratic one last year.)

    To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.

    One Twitter post, and he’s my favorite Republican candidate. (Not that I’d vote for him in the general election, though. He’s still a Republican.) Too bad that being the Only Sane Man doesn’t get you many Republican primary votes.