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  • #46
    Originally posted by NorrinRadd View Post

    Well, no, given that the "I" in "AI" stands for "Intelligence."
    JimL could be a proof of concept for AS, Artificial Stupidity. If so, it is an overwhelming success.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by Ronson View Post
      https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/rfk-...2024%20contest.

      If he runs as an independent, a Republican will win the White House.

      Assuming 'the machine' doesn't have him stopped.
      He recently said that according to his own internal polling, he has the potential to pull voters away from Trump and not Biden.

      Shortly before RFK Jr stated that he would be announcing a run for president as an independent candidate, he appeared on a podcast to discuss the possibility of leaving the Democrat ticket. {Rumble Link Here} Mr Kennedy said his campaign had done research on the impact to the 2024 race if he ran as an independent.

      Within the interview RFK Jr shares that his private polling reveals he takes more votes from Donald Trump than he does from Joe Biden. Thus, having seeded the background for favorable republican support, running as an independent now becomes the most effective way to stop Trump.

      https://theconservativetreehouse.com...han-joe-biden/

      So, working as intended?
      Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
      But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
      Than a fool in the eyes of God


      From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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      • #48
        Originally posted by JimLamebrain View Post

        Hmm, interesting. I guess I don't pay much attention to them. Do you happen to know how they factored in, which of the two main parties did their canidacy hurt or help.
        You don't pay much attention, period.
        Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
        But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
        Than a fool in the eyes of God


        From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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        • #49
          Originally posted by JimL View Post

          Hmm, interesting. I guess I don't pay much attention to them. Do you happen to know how they factored in, which of the two main parties did their canidacy hurt or help.
          How the Libertarian Party affects elections is a much-disputed point; it's not like the Green Party or the Constitution Party where their positions are clearly far more in alignment with one of the major parties (the Green Party with Democrats, the Constitution Party with Republicans). The Libertarian Party has a mixture of liberal and conservative positions (generally speaking their social positions are aligned with Democrats and their economic positions align with Republicans), so it would have appeal to both. But the common belief--whether correct or not--is that they hurt Republicans more than Democrats. I don't really know what hard data there is on the subject--maybe exit polling could give some information, but I don't know if there's enough information on this specific matter from it.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post

            He recently said that according to his own internal polling, he has the potential to pull voters away from Trump and not Biden.
            It is more of a problem for Trump...
            Atheism is the cult of death, the death of hope. The universe is doomed, you are doomed, the only thing that remains is to await your execution...

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&t=3s

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            • #51
              Originally posted by Terraceth View Post
              How the Libertarian Party affects elections is a much-disputed point; it's not like the Green Party or the Constitution Party where their positions are clearly far more in alignment with one of the major parties (the Green Party with Democrats, the Constitution Party with Republicans). The Libertarian Party has a mixture of liberal and conservative positions (generally speaking their social positions are aligned with Democrats and their economic positions align with Republicans), so it would have appeal to both. But the common belief--whether correct or not--is that they hurt Republicans more than Democrats. I don't really know what hard data there is on the subject--maybe exit polling could give some information, but I don't know if there's enough information on this specific matter from it.
              RFK Jr. doesn't line up too well with the Libertarian Party. His brand of environmentalism, one of his top priorities, calls for big-government regulations and moderate-to-strong globalism. IMO, he's an oddball that doesn't fit in anywhere too well.

              I believe he would siphon equally from Democrats and Republicans.

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              • #52
                Originally posted by Ronson View Post

                RFK Jr. doesn't line up too well with the Libertarian Party. His brand of environmentalism, one of his top priorities, calls for big-government regulations and moderate-to-strong globalism. IMO, he's an oddball that doesn't fit in anywhere too well.

                I believe he would siphon equally from Democrats and Republicans.
                It'll largely depend on who heads the ticket for either party. If old Joe gets put out to pasture and they put someone in there who at least can pretend to be competent (that doesn't include you Kamala), he probably won't siphon off nearly as many votes from the Democrats. Likewise, if the Republicans manage to avoid nominating OMB, the percent of votes he takes from them will decrease as well.

                I'm always still in trouble again

                "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
                "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                • #53
                  Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                  It'll largely depend on who heads the ticket for either party. If old Joe gets put out to pasture and they put someone in there who at least can pretend to be competent (that doesn't include you Kamala), he probably won't siphon off nearly as many votes from the Democrats. Likewise, if the Republicans manage to avoid nominating OMB, the percent of votes he takes from them will decrease as well.
                  I agree. I was assuming Biden and Trump. If it is Michelle Obama vs. Trump, then RFK would hurt Trump. If Biden vs. DeSantis or Haley, then RFK would hurt Biden.

                  Honestly, I think Michelle Obama is going to jump in late (so she doesn't have to answer too many questions) and she will get a landslide of "feel-good" votes from low information voters. And Barack will enjoy his fourth term in office as she does his bidding.

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by Ronson View Post

                    I agree. I was assuming Biden and Trump. If it is Michelle Obama vs. Trump, then RFK would hurt Trump. If Biden vs. DeSantis or Haley, then RFK would hurt Biden.

                    Honestly, I think Michelle Obama is going to jump in late (so she doesn't have to answer too many questions) and she will get a landslide of "feel-good" votes from low information voters. And Barack will enjoy his fourth term in office as she does his bidding.
                    That's what they did at the last minute in a New Jersey Senate race a couple decades back. A couple weeks before the election, in which neither candidate was liked, the Democrat dropped out and one who retired was talked into taking his place. Folks remembered him more fondly and he won easily before they started recalling why he retired.

                    The only thing is that I think they'd have to draft her and drag her to the nomination kicking and screaming. By all accounts she really hated Washington (which was why she was often out travelling the world).

                    I'm always still in trouble again

                    "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                    "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
                    "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                      That's what they did at the last minute in a New Jersey Senate race a couple decades back. A couple weeks before the election, in which neither candidate was liked, the Democrat dropped out and one who retired was talked into taking his place. Folks remembered him more fondly and he won easily before they started recalling why he retired.

                      The only thing is that I think they'd have to draft her and drag her to the nomination kicking and screaming. By all accounts she really hated Washington (which was why she was often out travelling the world).
                      Oh, I'm sure it's not what she wants. It's what Barack and the DNC wants because she has the best chance of winning. And she would only be a figurehead anyway, so they'll assure her she can stay home and knit while Barack performs most of her duties and speeches.

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by Ronson View Post

                        Oh, I'm sure it's not what she wants. It's what Barack and the DNC wants because she has the best chance of winning. And she would only be a figurehead anyway, so they'll assure her she can stay home and knit while Barack performs most of her duties and speeches.
                        Michelle wears the pants in that relationship. Obama won't be pressuring her to do anything. Besides, he's probably too busy daydreaming about having sex with some cabana boy (I'll assume you've heard about his gay side by now).

                        I'm always still in trouble again

                        "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                        "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
                        "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                          Michelle wears the pants in that relationship. Obama won't be pressuring her to do anything. Besides, he's probably too busy daydreaming about having sex with some cabana boy (I'll assume you've heard about his gay side by now).
                          Yeah, I heard. That could have been a problem when he was POTUS; potential blackmail fodder. It won't make much of a wave now. I understand POTUS James Buchanan was a "nod and a wink" homosexual in his day but there was nothing that ever surfaced that could have been used against him.

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by Ronson View Post
                            I agree. I was assuming Biden and Trump. If it is Michelle Obama vs. Trump, then RFK would hurt Trump. If Biden vs. DeSantis or Haley, then RFK would hurt Biden.

                            Honestly, I think Michelle Obama is going to jump in late (so she doesn't have to answer too many questions) and she will get a landslide of "feel-good" votes from low information voters. And Barack will enjoy his fourth term in office as she does his bidding.
                            That would be a nightmare, but I wouldn't put it past the Democrat party to try it. Certainly it would be very difficult for any Republican candidate to combat the great pretending that Barack was the greatest president in modern US history.
                            Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
                            But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
                            Than a fool in the eyes of God


                            From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by Ronson View Post

                              Yeah, I heard. That could have been a problem when he was POTUS; potential blackmail fodder. It won't make much of a wave now. I understand POTUS James Buchanan was a "nod and a wink" homosexual in his day but there was nothing that ever surfaced that could have been used against him.
                              Seems to be wishful thinking and not much else.

                              I'm always still in trouble again

                              "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                              "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
                              "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                                Michelle wears the pants in that relationship. Obama won't be pressuring her to do anything. Besides, he's probably too busy daydreaming about having sex with some cabana boy (I'll assume you've heard about his gay side by now).
                                Was there some new revelation about Barack's sexual proclivities? I know it has been rumored for years (Joan Rivers once said that Barack was our first homosexual president, and Michelle was our first transsexual first lady, and she was dead serious; said it was the worst kept secret in Washington), but I've only ever heard rumors, nothing concrete.
                                Some may call me foolish, and some may call me odd
                                But I'd rather be a fool in the eyes of man
                                Than a fool in the eyes of God


                                From "Fools Gold" by Petra

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