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3 Qualities the 2016 Republican Presidential Nominee Must Have

1 mac Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 10:12 PM
We need a candidate who is not a religious wacko like Santorum, Huckabee, Akin, or Murdoch. Someone who has a good economic program and can sell it. Stay away from trying to force your religious extremism on everyone else. And stop making abolishing birth control your only issue.
Panda Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 10:49 PM
I don't know a single candidate who campaigned on abolishing birth control. I'm sure someone did--we had a field of 10--but I don't recall that one at all.

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