U.S. Senate - next big local election

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Re: U.S. Senate - next big local election

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:50 am

Huckleby wrote:I can't believe how ignorant I am about the Senate race. I have this vague notion that Tammy Baldwin will be facing Tommy Thompson, except I don't remember any primary having taken place.

I was also wondering about that. Thanks to Wiki I found this:
The date set for primary elections for these House and Senate races is August 14, 2012.

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Re: U.S. Senate - next big local election

Postby Huckleby » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:31 am

OK, thanks, not a lot of buzz out there.

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Re: U.S. Senate - next big local election

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:36 am

Huckleby wrote:OK, thanks, not a lot of buzz out there.

Wisconsin is still burned out in the aftermath of the recall elections. Tammy has no real opposition and we haven't heard much from conservatives about the GOP primary.

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Re: U.S. Senate - next big local election

Postby DCB » Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:48 am

Henry Vilas wrote:
Huckleby wrote:OK, thanks, not a lot of buzz out there.

Wisconsin is still burned out in the aftermath of the recall elections. Tammy has no real opposition and we haven't heard much from conservatives about the GOP primary.

The four GOP candidates tried to get the official endorsement at the RPW convention last May. But none of them was strong enough to get the endorsement. Thompson came in 3rd amongst the party leaders who go to these sorts of things. It will be interesting to see how the rank-and-file Republicans vote in the primary.

Will they go for the third leg of the Fitzwalkerstan cabal? the rich, out-of-touch business man they never heard of? the other rich, out-of-touch businessman who keeps losing? or will they go Old Familiar whose centrist politics are to the left of everybody in the GOP?

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Re: U.S. Senate - next big local election

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:32 am

DCB wrote:Will they go for the third leg of the Fitzwalkerstan cabal? the rich, out-of-touch business man they never heard of? the other rich, out-of-touch businessman who keeps losing? or will they go Old Familiar whose centrist politics are to the left of everybody in the GOP?


Does it seem like Tommy benefits from Tammy having no opposition more so than Tammy does? Between Republicans who want a the sure winner (based on polls) over Tammy and independents who don't see any point in voting for the lone Democrat in a primary I can't see Thompson losing the primary.

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Re: U.S. Senate - next big local election

Postby Henry Vilas » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:03 pm

Hovde and Romney both were born milliionaires. Hovde is a banker and hedge fund manager. Now they both want to appeal connected to the common man and woman.

Senate candidate Hovde says he would be needed "citizen legislator"

Born on third and think they hit a triple.

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Re: U.S. Senate - next big local election

Postby bdog » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:18 pm

If you are a white male, you were born on 3rd.

But I would add - the Lord loves a workin' man!

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Re: U.S. Senate - next big local election

Postby Henry Vilas » Sat Jul 07, 2012 7:27 pm

bdog wrote:If you are a white male, you were born on 3rd.

What about a white female?

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Re: U.S. Senate - next big local election

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:51 pm

Tammy's campaign is getting national attention:
Baldwin looks to end Dems' Wis. losing streak

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Re: U.S. Senate - next big local election

Postby Earthling » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:22 pm

Born on third and think they hit a triple


Class envy?

This is a typical statement made by someone pretending as though they know everything there is to know about another person based solely on his or her income. So what is a "run" in your eyes Hank? If Romey and Hovde were "born on 3rd" as you put it, what would it take to knock them in?

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Re: U.S. Senate - next big local election

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:29 pm

So when both those millionaires (born into their money) claim to identify with the common man and woman, do you agree with them?

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Re: U.S. Senate - next big local election

Postby rabble » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:36 pm

Ha ha, your premise is absurd because you didn't carry the baseball analogy far enough!

Boy are you dumb.

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Re: U.S. Senate - next big local election

Postby Earthling » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:44 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:So when both those millionaires (born into their money) claim to identify with the common man and woman, do you agree with them?


I pretend to know anything about their life experience. Neither should you.

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Re: U.S. Senate - next big local election

Postby wack wack » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:48 pm

Earthling wrote:
Born on third and think they hit a triple


Class envy?


This is a typical statement from somebody who realizes the truth is wholly inconvenient to their beliefs. Can't call the original statement false, so you criticize the responder's motive.

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Re: U.S. Senate - next big local election

Postby Meade » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:57 pm

Francis Di Domizio wrote:Does it seem like Tommy benefits from Tammy having no opposition more so than Tammy does? Between Republicans who want a the sure winner (based on polls) over Tammy and independents who don't see any point in voting for the lone Democrat in a primary I can't see Thompson losing the primary.

Very insightful. I already feel sorry for Tammy when I think of the Thompson/Baldwin debates. Tammy will be a total Obama apologist. Tommy will crush.


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