Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /nfs/c01/h14/mnt/9829/domains/prezvid.com/html/wp-settings.php on line 472

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /nfs/c01/h14/mnt/9829/domains/prezvid.com/html/wp-settings.php on line 487

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /nfs/c01/h14/mnt/9829/domains/prezvid.com/html/wp-settings.php on line 494

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /nfs/c01/h14/mnt/9829/domains/prezvid.com/html/wp-settings.php on line 530

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /nfs/c01/h14/mnt/9829/domains/prezvid.com/html/wp-includes/cache.php on line 103

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /nfs/c01/h14/mnt/9829/domains/prezvid.com/html/wp-includes/query.php on line 21

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /nfs/c01/h14/mnt/9829/domains/prezvid.com/html/wp-includes/theme.php on line 623
Scared, stampeding elephants at Sibutramine Prices - FDA Checked Pharmacy



Scared, stampeding elephants

Continuing Rush's content (in the post directly below) that YouTube is a gigantic liberal conspiracy, Jose Antonio Vargas at WashingtonPost.com learns that so far, only two Republican candidates have signed up for their YouTube/CNN debate.
. . . But so far, only Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) and Rep. Ron Paul (Tex.) have agreed to participate in the debate, co-hosted by Republican Party of Florida in St. Petersburg. . . . Sources familiar with the Guiliani campaign said he's unlikely to participate. . . . In an interview Wednesday with the Manchester (N.H.) Union Leader, Romney said he's not a fan of the CNN/YouTube format. Referring to the video of a snowman asking the Democratic candidates about global warming, Romney quipped, "I think the presidency ought to be held at a higher level than having to answer questions from a snowman." . . . "We're very hopeful that all the campaigns will get on board," said Steve Grove, head of news and politics at YouTube. Added state Republican spokeswoman Erin VanSickle: "It's an important debate in an important battleground state that just moved its primary to Jan. 29th. In other words, we have every confidence that they will attend. They can't afford not to."

32 Responses to “Scared, stampeding elephants”


  1. 1 nikto Jul 27th, 2007 at 1:52 am

    GOPers=Weaklings, afraid of the Truth.

  2. 2 American Scot Jul 27th, 2007 at 3:49 am

    Cowards one and all! They are afraid of being asked real questions and not the usual “softball” ones that Blitzer or Hume would ask!

  3. 3 Cheap Sunglasses Jul 27th, 2007 at 6:10 am

    Romney, why shouldn’t you answer questions from a snowman? What the hell makes you so high and mighty that you can’t answer questions regardless of the source?

    That snowman was a hundred times more eloquent than your smirking idiot of a preznit; he wasn’t even reading his lines off a page!

  4. 4 Fed up Jul 27th, 2007 at 7:24 am

    They’ll all be on there…it’s not so late yet. They know that people like me, who is an independent slightly right of center voter, are already leaning toward voting democratic and that to totally not be involved in this would probably push me all the way. That would be somewhat similar to ‘maybe if I just don’t answer the question I won’t get in trouble’ Gonzales. We went from the ‘Culture of corruption’ to the ‘politics of evasion.’ Maybe if we don’t show up, maybe if we don’t answer the question, maybe if I keep believing Iraq is getting safer….

    I was extremely happy with the YouTube debate and was looking forward to seeing how the republicans handle answering questions that are not conducive to prepackaged responses.

    Not sure that it makes any difference though. I’ve don’t think I’ve ever seen a more uninspiring group of republican presidential candidates (with few exceptions) versus some all-star democratic ones.

  5. 5 Me_again Jul 27th, 2007 at 7:32 am

    In an interview Wednesday with the Manchester (N.H.) Union Leader, Romney said he’s not a fan of the CNN/YouTube format. Referring to the video of a snowman asking the Democratic candidates about global warming, Romney quipped, “I think the presidency ought to be held at a higher level than having to answer questions from a snowman.” . . .

    This message is clear: Romney sez… “I never, ever answer to the stupid voters”

    Not anymore than the ever powerful Bush and Cheney ever answer to the legislative branch of government and thus voters. Heavens no, those stupid voters are not even close to being the card carrying K-Steet affiliated lobbyist, which is of course the only constituency Romney cares about, or any member of todays GOP.

    Just what the Republican candidates needed - to show that Ron Paul is the ONLY candidate that actually cares about what voters think - and that McCain is so desperate for an audience that he will sit up and bark like dog if CNN said - “it’s free air time.”

  6. 6 bookworm Jul 27th, 2007 at 7:38 am

    I have to second the comment by Fed up. I am a registed Republican although I do lean somewhat Independent. I was looking forward to the GOP YouTube debate and was going to submit a question. The Republican candidates need people like me and Fed up and I was only disgusted by the political weakness and fear shown by Guillani and Romney. I am afraid that it was getting to the point that the only Republicans I could vote for against either Clinton and Obama were McCain or Paul. These shenanagans are only re-enforcing that belief. Any other Republican or Independent Moderates out there that feel the same?

  7. 7 bwindrip Jul 27th, 2007 at 8:06 am

    The Pub candidates probably see the YouTube debates as being analogous to the Fox-sponsored event that was shunned by the Dems. That would be a huge error.

    But regardless of who participates and who doesn’t, the result will be highly entertaining for progressives.

    They are drawing a bead on their shoelaces.

  8. 8 bwindrip Jul 27th, 2007 at 8:09 am

    (The Republicans are drawing a bead on their shoelaces.)

  9. 9 Robert Paehlke Jul 27th, 2007 at 8:18 am

    More than real questionsfrom real people, they fear that the wider public will see in its full glory the base of the Republican party: the xenophobic, the religious nuts, the bombers of the entire middle east, and that wider public will also see the candidates forced to selectively pander to this crowd in a squirming fashion.

  10. 10 independent Jul 27th, 2007 at 8:24 am

    I’m with you Bookworm. I’ve voted for Clinton, Gore, and Kerry in the last 3 elections, but this election I’ll be voting for Ron Paul. The isn’t American Idol - we need to stop electing people simply because they look pretty on our TV sets. Read books, connect with other people in person or via the internet, take a political science class at your local community college, THINK!

  11. 11 B Jul 27th, 2007 at 8:44 am

    but this election I’ll be voting for Ron Paul

    Is he going to be the Libertarian candidate or are you going to write him in? I haven’t heard what the Libertarians are doing.

    I guess most Republican candidates think the public has an increasingly liberal bias.

  12. 12 LittlePig Jul 27th, 2007 at 9:28 am

    I guess most Republican candidates think the public has an increasingly liberal bias.

    They would be correct if that were true (’liberal’ meaning ‘toward the left’, i.e. back to a centrist position from the radical Republicanism of the past six years); poll after poll shows the American people have had it with bad management of the Federal Government, particularly the entirely predictable result of the Iraq war once the 500,000 troops estimate (which reflected standard military doctrine for this particular mission) was rejected.

    But somehow the ‘Bomb Iran’ drumbeat of McCain, the “double Guantanamo” comment by Romney, and the full-on reality disconnect of Guiliani doesn’t strike me as terribly liberal.

  13. 13 Clem G. Jul 27th, 2007 at 10:00 am

    If Mitt Romney is afraid of Frosty the Snowman why would we ever trust him to protect us from Al Quaida?

    If Guiliani won’t answer even filtered questions from real people how is he qualified to be President for the entire country?

    It is no wonder he was once the shoe-in for the Republican nomination–as much as I disagree with McCain’s hawkish Iraq (and Iran) positions, he’s showing up the rest of the front-runners.

  14. 14 Ab Jul 27th, 2007 at 10:14 am

    McCain has everything to gain with this. If he and Paul are the only candidates “brave” enough to tackle real questions, he might even get his campaign back on track.

  15. 15 YY Jul 27th, 2007 at 10:34 am

    How on earth can Youtube have a liberal bias?

    Has anyone in the GOP ever visited Youtube? The most egalitarian medium ever, where anyone–regardless of political inclination–can post a video?

    Does the GOP understand how the intertubes work?

  16. 16 bret Jul 27th, 2007 at 10:38 am

    I look forward to more “top tier” candidates bowing out of any debates with Ron Paul included, because they are deathly afraid of being exposed for the shams that they are. Meanwhile, the Party itself (cf Rick Beltram, SC GOP) is starting to realize, these guys don’t have a chance in hell, and Paul is the only sane choice against socialism.

    I love it - this couldn’t be going better.

  17. 17 Josh Jul 27th, 2007 at 11:07 am

    Mr. Romney, it’s not a snowman, it’s a constituent who is trying to illustrate a point with an element of humor. This is someone that you are hoping serve as President and they are exercising their speech rights with creative color. If you are above that then you obviously don’t belong in that office.

  18. 18 Valerie Jul 27th, 2007 at 11:45 am

    Well said, Josh, and seconded. I’m a conservative and I’m voting Ron Paul. All the rest are pretenders and wannabes.

  19. 19 Paul Jul 27th, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    Ironically, Romney told people to lighten up earlier this week when he was getting flak for posing with the supporter holding the sign that said “No Obama, Osama or Chelsea’s Momma.” I agreed with him then, and he should heed his own advice. LIGHTEN UP. Did he really say that the office of the presidency shouldn’t be debased in this way? Was he serious about that? In no way could a snowman do any more damage to the office of the presidency than Bush and Clinton have done over the past 15 years. Or those guys before them for that matter.

  20. 20 Michael Wagner Jul 27th, 2007 at 1:49 pm

    Well, I for one know why Giuliani won’t be there. It’s simple - he hasn’t completed the summer reading assigned to him by Ron Paul. (The books Paul suggested he read don’t have pictures, so I guess it’s just too much for Rudy to handle.)
    As for Romney, he has nothing substantive to add to the debate anyway, so he’s just a waste of space on the stage.
    The only candidate with a real following, real “boots on the ground” grassroots support is Ron Paul.
    Just take a look at MeetUp.com and look for the topic “Politics and Activism.” This is a listing of all MeetUp groups WORLDWIDE that are dedicated to politics. Number one on the list? Ron Paul with more than twice the number of groups than any other topic listed.
    Ron Paul, all by himself, has 75% of ALL meetup members dedicated to a Presidential Candidate. He has an army of 23,000 volunteers working for his campaign. Nobody else comes close. As candidates begin to drop out and skip important test like the Iowa strawpoll, people will begin to see that Ron Paul is really the only choice worth considering.

  21. 21 Urban Sombrero Jul 27th, 2007 at 2:05 pm

    If they can’t deal with YouTube how can they be expected to deal with Al Qaeda?

  22. 22 Richterscale Jul 27th, 2007 at 2:15 pm

    YouTube is absolutely biased. Originality and creativity are liberal by default.

  23. 23 silverstar Jul 27th, 2007 at 2:49 pm

    Romney has more videos than god at YouTube, so how can he say he hates the site? Maybe it’s because Paul leads them all in youtube popularity, by miles.
    http://doesitmatteryet.blogspot.com/2007/07/gop-candidates-youtube-stats-071507.html

  24. 24 Jane Jul 27th, 2007 at 3:27 pm

    Some Pub politician should answer some question from some one at some time. I must be suffering from GOP flu, I can’t remember the last time one did so.

  25. 25 DougJ Jul 27th, 2007 at 4:33 pm

    I think that Ron Paul would blow away the complete nation if he was allowed to get his ideas across for a full hour.

    He would make mincemeat if McCain in a heads-to-head battle of wits.

    The country would really benefit from seeing “logic” battling with “frantic belief”. McCain would end up a screaming bully, Paul would calmly slice apart all his lies and falsehoods and ignorance and venality and hatred and ….

    To paraphrase an idiot “Bring it on !!!”

  26. 26 Uncle_Meat Jul 28th, 2007 at 9:47 pm

    Richterscale
    Jul 27th, 2007 at 2:15 pm
    YouTube is absolutely biased. Originality and creativity are liberal by default.

    LOL!!

  27. 27 sergvp Jan 13th, 2009 at 5:36 am

    lol…

  1. 1 CNN YouTube Debate to Feature Ron Paul Vs. John McCain - Only Pingback on Jul 27th, 2007 at 11:59 am
  2. 2 Progressive Radio: Bruno and the Professor » Blog Archive » Young’uns Pingback on Jul 27th, 2007 at 2:36 pm
  3. 3 The GOP’s gigantic internet mistake at PrezVid Pingback on Jul 27th, 2007 at 3:19 pm
  4. 4 Dontae Trackback on Aug 10th, 2009 at 2:08 am
  5. 5 Athena Trackback on Aug 10th, 2009 at 3:02 am

Leave a Reply