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How Obama Handled the Readiness Question
And why Marco Rubio flubbed it
Continetti quotes Obama's response when he got a similar question about his experience for being president. Obama's response was far superior to Rubio's, in way that Continetti explains.

What is not really addressed is that the oddly repeated bit of Rubio's answer, the bit that he repeated 2.5 minutes later, and then 90 seconds after that - wasn't even responsive to the question, it was a swerve to a different topic.
Chris Christie dealt Marco Rubio a blow on Saturday. When Christie said Rubio isn't ready to be president because he relies too heavily on memorized stump speeches, Rubio responded by delivering a st
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I don't think we should accept everything Rubio tries to ram down our throats...
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College students - PLEASE think before you speak
“[Rutgers groups] should not be inviting anyone like Yiannopoulos because what we stand for is inclusion and diversity,” student activist Nyuma Waggeh told the school’s paper. “If a speaker makes someone feel unsafe or uncomfortable, then they should not come to campus.”

This is just so stupid. I hope that this statement comes up in a google search for this person's name 5 years from now when this person is trying to get promoted from Barista to Shift Supervisor, and the GM rejects her because she can't think clearly.
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I wonder how unsafe or uncomfortable smearing fake blood everywhere makes people feel?

Inclusion and safe-speech rules only apply to Conservatives, I guess. Leftists are exempt from their own tyranny...

That is, until they step out of line. They won't even understand why they're being persecuted by "their own" until its too late.
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That time Brit Hume tweeted about himself and his friends.
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+Dallas Davis if he wins the nomination you'll see ads running non stop of his racist and xenophobic #altright supporters. 
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Donald Trump is WRONG for America
He orders $54 steak WELL DONE.

This is so wrong. Offensive. Disqualifying. Horrifying. Insulting. Can't believe the chef actually served him.

https://twitter.com/Rsherlock/status/696934906253942784
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As it happens, I never ask for a burger medium, I let the cook (at In-N-Out burger) use his own judgement. I have never had an unhappy stomach after eating at In-N-Out burger.
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Sanders won women by 7 points. Men by 31

What is the rationale for Hillary? There really isn't one, is there?
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No, Hillary has sunk herself. 
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Oh my. If you want an honest and trustworthy candidate, Hillary ain't your gal. Even the folks in NH know that. How important is it? Well, not as much as you might hope, but more than Hillary hopes.
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This will make you freer,
this will make you richer,
this will make you happier.
https://twitter.com/AceofSpadesHQ/status/697578007276474369

We laugh at young people who don't have a clue what socialism is. They ALSO don't know what conservatism is. Quit talking about being conservative. Talk about what conservative policies will do for people.

Repeal Obamacare?
That scares people.
Even though Obamacare is AWFUL, it's a "safety net"
Explain that selling insurance across state lines, removing mandates, allowing choice, delinking the work-insurance connection will make them freer, richer, and happier.
Explain that there will still be a safety net, but not everyone will be trapped in it.

SELL CONSERVATISM.
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+Michael Yeager no one deserves free care. That's socialism.

We can disagree on that. I don't see society changing. 
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Fiorina suspends her campaign - but not her message
This campaign was always about citizenship—taking back our country from a political class that only serves the big, the powerful, the wealthy, and the well connected. Election after election, the same empty promises are made and the same poll-tested stump speeches are given, but nothing changes. I've said throughout this campaign that I will not sit down and be quiet. I'm not going to start now. While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them.
This campaign was always about citizenship—taking back our country from a political class that only serves the big, the powerful, the wealthy, and the...
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More importantly, who is she endorsing?
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Bush insults Kasich's manhood...I think

Twitter is making me giggle like a schoolgirl today.
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bush the one that touts doing his job during hurricanes should reward him with the white house which could be equated to receiving millions of dollars for acting then wanting an award for it.
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Customizing your message
Politicians tailor their messages to different audiences. Facing New Hampshire’s primary, Ted Cruz talked more about “free-market principles” and a “commitment to the Constitution” and said “no one personality can right the wrongs done by Washington.”

Campaigning in Iowa, Cruz had emphasized religion and social conservatism.

This is a good thing - my sales pitch to you needs to be about YOU, your concerns, and how my product will help you. It's not at all dishonest, it's specific. 

Children's cereal - marketing to a kid you talk about the taste and the fun character, marketing to mom you talk about the vitamins. BOTH ARE TRUE, it's just a matter of emphasis.

Politicians now have the ability to be very specific with their messaging. The smart ones take advantage of it.

We asked an Iowa voter if he minded being targeted by Cruz. He said, “No, I think it’s excellent. Use every tool we can, because we have to defeat those people. They’re using them.”
Politicians tailor their messages to different audiences. Facing New Hampshire's primary, Ted Cruz talked more about "free-market principles" and a "commitment to the Constitution" and said "no one personality can right the wrongs done by Washington." Politico ran the headline "Ted Cruz, born-again libertarian."
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There is wiggle room for message under the umbrella of principles found in the Constitution. The many States can get down to the picky stuff, and be the laboratories for governance. It need not be one-size-fits-all, ruled by a central government. That is for Trump...he is the technocrat in this race. After all, Trump would be using Barack's pen and phone. 
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Playing Trump
Kids play with the Donald Trump action figure.
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Does this say something about our people? God I hope not! Please let us get rid of this piece of Reality TV trash and send this glorified innkeeper back to his hotels and Casinos. Trying to rob a little old lady of her property to put up a parking for his clients Limos! That's what he"ll do to this countryh!
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The only meds I care about are the ones that flow into his veins after the conviction, to put an end to this cop killer. 
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I follow politics like most people follow sports. Small L libertarian, small-government conservative, Tea Partier, not sure what to call myself other than a big fan of freedom, liberty, responsibility, peace, and prosperity.

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I do genealogy, and web stuff related to getting my genealogy and photo galleries online.

I crochet and bake and take care of sourdough starters - which makes me seem MUCH more girlie than I am. According to my nephews - Snickerdoodles and Toll House Cookies are my superpower.

I adore my rescue dog, though I wish he would let other people see his incredible personality. He's kind of autistic.

I tolerate two cats who have decided they'd rather be "my cats" than the neighborhood ferals. Somehow just because I had them fixed, they think I broke it, I bought it. Greedy bastards!

80's music is the best. Though the stuff from the 70s is pretty fun as well.

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