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thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com — One of the more fascinating scenes of Saturday's presidential debates occurred during the brief period between the two scrums, when the Republican candidates were leaving the stage and the Democrats were coming on. For a few curious moments, members of the rival castes joined in a series of public exchanges, some no doubt awkward, some perhaps heartfelt.

Senator Barack Obama did a quick semi-embrace with former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, and the two exchanged earnest glances. "Governor Romney spoke about how much his wife, Ann, enjoyed spending time with Michelle," disclosed Eric Fehrnstrom, spokesman for Mr. Romney.

Senator Hillary Clinton and former Mayor Rudy Giuliani clutched painstakingly at mid-stage. Senator John McCain hugged former Senator John Edwards (and whispered something in Mr. Edwards' ear). Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee exchanged what looked like pleasantries with the former Arkansan, Mrs. Clinton.

Across the stage, long-shot Republican Ron Paul corralled long-shot Democrat, Gov. Bill Richardson, in a chat that Mr. Richardson seemed eager to end (the quicker to re-join the cool kids).

"I had not met him personally" before," Mr. Paul explained of the encounter in the post-debate "spin room."

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What Presidential Candidate would you vote for today?
Rudy Giuliani
2.5%
John McCain
2.4%
Mitt Romney
6.5%
Hillary Clinton
7%
Barack Obama
28%
Mike Huckabee
5%
Ron Paul
41%
Fred Thompson
1.6%
John Edwards
6%
Bill Richardson
0.5%
This is not a scientific survey, click here to learn more. Results may not total 100% due to rounding and voting descrepencies.
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Posted 2417 days ago
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Romney has to stop lying and wasting all his money to publish deceit and misleading information on the other candidates; then again, that's the same as asking a leopard to shed its spots. Romney's campaign is shallow, empty and spineless.

Another classic flip-flop coming as no surprise was his deviation from the experienced candidate, to associating himself with Obama, as the candidate of change. Predictable it backfired on him when McCain quipped with a laugh "You are the candidate of change," referring to his flip-flopping trend on every important issues.

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If the democrats are a mistake, at least regarding our social and moral values then Billary is a Cat 5 Catastrophe.

Electing her is the biggest mistake Americans don't have to make. If a democrat, I will settle for a Barrack Obama.

Go Huckabee go!!

See him nail Billary:

www.capitalpoliticking.com
Posted 2417 days ago
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Romney has to stop lying and wasting all his money to publish deceit and misleading information on the other candidates; then again, that's the same as asking a leopard to shed its spots. Romney's campaign is shallow, empty and spineless.

Another classic flip-flop coming as no surprise was his deviation from the experienced candidate, to associating himself with Obama, as the candidate of change. Predictable it backfired on him when McCain quipped with a laugh "You are the candidate of change," referring to his flip-flopping trend on every important issues.

*******************************************************************************************************

If the democrats are a mistake, at least regarding our social and moral values then Billary is a Cat 5 Catastrophe.

Electing her is the biggest mistake Americans don't have to make. If a democrat, I will settle for a Barrack Obama.

Go Huckabee go!!

See him nail Billary:

www.capitalpoliticking.com
Posted 2417 days ago
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They all avoided Ron Paul.Osama when he got to Ron Paul turned his back to him.The main stream supported loserliars all seemed to be good friends.Like they were all on the same team.You never hear Ron Paul trash these children of Satan but they are so rude to him.Huckelberry is on the judicial watches list of the ten most wanted corrupt politicians.So is julyannie hitlery and Barack Osama.Wake up fools to the truth.Unless you think you will enjoy the nightmare.
Posted 2417 days ago
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This poll alone shows how UNFAIR and BIASED all the Main Stream Media really are! They continually claim that the New Hampshire Primary is between John McCain and Mitt Romney, but according to the polls on this website, as well as MANY others shows the REAL support is for RON PAUL! He has OUTRAISED EVERY Republican Candidate, without ONE DIME coming from matching funds OR ANY Lobbyists or Special Interest! THE AMERICAN PEOPL:E OVERWHELMINGLY support Dr. Paul and there is NOTHING they can do about it! Can you IMAGINE the support Ron Paul would have if the Media MANIACS gave him anything that resembles fair and balanced covereage? There are a few out there now who are getting the message, Jack Cafferty on CNN has had some really good things to say about Dr. Paul, but he is one of the VERY FEW!
As far as the ABC debate; the OVERWHELMING WINNER was DR. PAUL! The rest of the field looked like a bunch of school yard bullies, as usual! They are ALL BOUGHT AND PAID FOR, REMEMBER THAT! They are members of Council on Foriegn Relations and are bought by SPECIAL INTERESTS! Don't take my word on it, LOOK IT UP for yourselves, where does all of their campaign contributions come from?
NOT ONE other candidate has the HUGE Grassroots support of the American People, NOT ONE other candidate has his own BLIMP! And they ALL have had MASSIVE exposure on ALL of the Main Stream Media outlets, ALL BUT RON PAUL, Kucinich and Mike Gravel! They just CAN'T STOP this REVOLUTION!!!!!
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Yes, and John McCain thinks we should stay in Iraq for 100 YEARS, while over 70% of AMERICANS WANT OUT! Ron Paul has more support from the MILITARY than ALL of the presidential candidates COMBINED!!!
Check out a FANTASTIC videos of Dr. Ron Paul at a TOWN HALL MEETING during the FOX Noise forum that excluded him because they KNEW he would WIN THAT TOO!! New Hampshire's good people can't be fooled that easily and see right through the EMPTY promises and LIES!
I think that Barack Obama is a good guy, but unfortunately, he has also sold his sould to Council on Foreign Relations, which is David Rockefeller's "think tank", or more honestly, it is and has been the U.S. Foreign Policy makers (our secret government) for YEARS! PLEASE PEOPLE, DO THE RESEARCH!
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