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Yeah, I think he has cratered. Ignoring the Ronald Reagan rule and saying bad things about other Republicans is one thing, but openly calling the leading candidate a liar is pretty far off the track.

My prediction: Bachman and Gingrich are out after today.

by asdf on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 04:56:25 PM EST
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so if this kills him, which lunatic gets the votes that would have been going to him, and does this balance everything between the other candidates more finely?

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 05:01:41 PM EST
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It's hard to make predictions in a system that is so non-linear.
by asdf on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 05:06:16 PM EST
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Bachmann I agree with.

I think Perry will also "suspend" (= quit) Real Soon Now.

Gingrich?  I don't think so.  The man is still polling well in South Carolina and Florida; both states are more favorable to him than Iowa and NH.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 05:04:29 PM EST
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The thing about Perry is that he's got a lot of Texas money that can carry him for a while.
by asdf on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 05:07:54 PM EST
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Yes, Perry's first got to burn up his money in a fruitless effort to get back into contention.

But trying to build a Presidential campaign around Perry is like trying to join a cattle drive on a wooden toy pony. Money alone is not enough.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Tue Jan 3rd, 2012 at 06:37:14 PM EST
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