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  •  Something tells me Weatherford will change (2+ / 0-)
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    his mind.  

    I don't see him standing up to the Republican establishment.

    But, I hope he does.

    Everything's all fun and games until the Republicans threaten to pull money from his next campaign or use whatever hammer they have to scare him into submission.

    "If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin." Charles Darwin

    by Rockydog on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 08:59:47 AM PST

    •  This guy is from the very conservative Wesley (5+ / 0-)

      Chapel/New Tampa/Pasco County area of Florida, if I recall correctly. He could shit his pants in public and crash his car into a school while on a drunken rampage and still win because the hicks, rubes, and conservative retirees that infest those areas don't like them any of those sociamalists in the democrat party.

      I'm exaggerating a little bit, obviously, but my point is he very likely doesn't have to worry one bit about money or his return to office (if he's even eligible--we have term limits here and I don't know if he's in his last one or not).

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        If he stands up to his fellow Republicans, do you think he could lose his primary to a fellow R who would back splitting the electoral votes?  

        I'm just curious.  I remember moderates and releatively sensible Republicans losing their primaries to Tea Party candidates.  

        Of course, if he's in his last term, then it would be irrelevant.

        I don't know if I should apologize for being so cynical.  I will end with... I hope you're correct.  

        "If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin." Charles Darwin

        by Rockydog on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 10:01:38 AM PST

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    •  He IS the republican establishment.. (0+ / 0-)

      ...at least in Florida.

      The National GOP's interests are different from the state parties' interests.  Priebus may be saying, "Reduce your clout!  Reduce your funds! Reduce your power!"  But the state parties could care less what Priebus says.

      I mean, these are still just words... so, they should always be taken with a grain of salt, but if a state party leader thinks the national party's interests suck for his state, he's not going to take the national party's side without a fight.

      GODSPEED TO THE WISCONSIN FOURTEEN!

      by LordMike on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 09:49:16 AM PST

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