My, how long ago that all seems.Since you guys are offering up some gut responses to some of these cats, these are my ISSUELESS responses to these characters.
10 being the love I feel for Liz Phair's body, 0 being abject hatred, beyond even that directed at Tracy Henderson at his worst moments. . . .
Joe Biden 7
Sam Brownback 1
Hillary Clinton 3
Chris Dodd 5
john Edwards 3
Jim Gilmore 3
Rudy Giuliani 6
Mike Gravel 1
Mike Huckabee 6
Duncan Hunter 4
Dennis Kucinich 4
John McCain 1
Barack Obama 6
Ron Paul 5
Bill Richardson 7
Mitt Romney 1
Tom Tancredo 4
Fred Thompson 5
Tommy Thompson. 6
Now the "I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR THEM" list:
Having now done that, I'll see where my gut matches my brain most or least closely.
it seems that with Brownback, Gravel, McCain, and Romney, my gut and my brain match -- I can't stand these guys, and my brain has at least one major, dispositive objection to each [I'll spare you the details].
With Gilmore, Edwards, and Clinton, my gut doesn't respond so poorly, but my brain quickly roils with anger or incredulity, or both, about at least one dispositive issue.
With Giuliani, Kucinich, and Tancredo, my lizard brain seems to go for them, at least slightly, while my more evolved dodo brain seems to roil with anger, incredulity, or both, about at least one dispositive issue.
I also predicted, about ten months ago, that neither McCain nor Clinton would be the nominee of their respective parties.
I enjoy trying to put myself in the "issueless" frame of mind; disregarding where each candidate stands on things.
I suspect that that's our natural state, and then we layer rationalizing intellectual bullshit on top on those occasions where our issueless response runs up against trouble.
Ac ouple o' these cats were and are born shitbags, and nothin' gonna change that.
There are candidates I swore I'd never vote for who, surprisingly, I'll never vote for.
I look at all of this and think: Jesus wept.
I can't believe I'd say that in front of an atheist.
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