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2012 Republican candidates rundown.

I wikipedia'd and looked through Google News for stupid dumb stuff. The wikipedia pages seem to be scoured of anything remotely negative about the candidates - I'm guessing the campaigns are fairly up these days on having small-time editors able to massage the text on a wiki page to make sure little things like, say, sending a man to his execution when there's very credible and rather obvious scientific evidence available that he didn't kill his children. Check out Rick Perry's wikipedia page editing history. That part about CTW mysteriously shrunk over a period of a few weeks. The tide of people editing to smooth that stuff over was just too great. Now check the CTW page and come back to compare. Looks like positive things stick, negative things less so, unless it's particularly huge in the media.
  1. Newt Gingrich - bit of an arse to his women, ethics issues, dumb "invented people" idea.
  2. Ron Paul - nutcase re: gov't agencies, extremist anti-abortion views (?), but other than that - okay, and would be fun to watch in a trainwreck/fireworks kind of way.
  3. Rick Santorum - extremely anti-gay, anti-abortion, pro-settler, money ethics issues (?). I kind of dislike the rude google-bombing, though.
  4. Rick Perry - sent an innocent man to be executed, extremist religious.
  5. Mitt Romney - a bit too religiously motivated for my taste (no more G.W.-ish "crusaders", please), pro-settler.
  6. Jon Huntsman - drawing a blank on stuff that makes me dislike the others. Is he even a serious candidate?
Ref: I don't really care if you smoke weed, and would rather it be taxed than send a bunch of cash and guns south. I don't really care if you want to kill unborn babies as long as they're not viable outside the mother without massive medical intervention. I don't really care if you want to execute people, as long as they're actually guilty and you don't ignore sound science saying they're not. I don't really care if you want to change the definition of marriage in one state here or there, or every one. 1967 borders (or one state heh) and let's not support dictatorships or long-term occupation or torture or indefinite detention. Disabled veteran. Immigrant from Sweden.

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