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From The Globe and Mail:

THE PRESIDENT of the United States from 2008 to 2012 will be one of the following three people: Hillary Clinton, Rudy Giuliani or Mitt Romney.

It’s rather early in the election season for such pointed speculation. But a look at the situation reveals that the prediction is not all that chancy.

It is now almost certain that Mrs. Clinton is going to be the Democratic nominee. Fred Thompson is the most likely choice for the Republican nomination, but he could not beat Hillary Clinton in the fall.

Mr. Giuliani and Mr. Romney are the only two Republicans with a shot at the nomination who could defeat Hillary Clinton.

Republican candidate Sam Brownback, a dark horse, said the other day that if the Republicans nominate Mr. Thompson it’s political suicide. He’s right. Most polls show that, going head-to-head against Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Thompson would lose by 2-1. The former Tennessee Senator would be the Barry Goldwater of 2008. He is too right-wing to appeal to enough moderates to win and he is too prone to incredible gaffes.

Does this sound familiar? It should, for more than one reason, because it’s a rerun that we changed the text of a bit to make it current. Here’s the original, courtesy of LC & IB Bill Quick:

THE PRESIDENT of the United States from 1980 to 1984 will be one of the following three people: Jimmy Carter, Howard Baker or Gerald Ford.

It’s rather early in the election season for such pointed speculation. But a look at the situation reveals that the prediction is not all that chancy.

It is now almost certain that Mr. Carter is going to be the Democratic nominee. Ronald Reagan is the most likely choice for the Republican nomination, but he could not beat Jimmy Carter in the fall. Nor could George Bush.

Mr. Baker and Mr. Ford are the only two Republicans with a shot at the nomination who could defeat the incumbent President.

Republican candidate John Anderson, a dark horse, said the other day that if the Republicans nominate Mr. Reagan it’s political suicide. He’s right. Most polls show that, going head-to-head against Mr. Carter, Mr. Reagan would lose by 2-1. The former California governor would be the Barry Goldwater of 1980. He is too right-wing to appeal to enough moderates to win and he is too prone to incredible gaffes.

And we all know how that prediction turned out, thank G-d.

The more things change…

20 Responses to “Where’d We Hear That Before?”
  1. LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech Comment by LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech

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    Don’t,, jinx it!

  2. cmblake6 Comment by cmblake6

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    Do I denote a touch of self-plagiarism? :em99:

  3. Emperor Misha I Comment by Emperor Misha I

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    Nah, I’m not jinxing it. Just pointing out that all of the airhead “experts” are as stupid with their “predictions” now as they were back then.

    What’s worse, they haven’t even changed the format. They’re recycling the same old tired talking points. As a matter of fact, they might as well just set it up as a form document on MS Word so they’ll only have to change the names in the future.

    That is, if they haven’t already done that.

  4. LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech Comment by LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech

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    ‘Kinda refferin’ more to m’self,,
    Thass just too good, too good,tho one constant, the ol’ reliable ,,, I’m not countin’ m’ chickens-I’m not countin’ m’ chickens…

  5. Deathknyte Comment by Deathknyte

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    What’s worse, they haven’t even changed the format. They’re recycling the same old tired talking points. As a matter of fact, they might as well just set it up as a form document on MS Word so they’ll only have to change the names in the future.

    I believe the reason that they cannot seem to come up with new talking points is the lack of soviet officials to think up new ones for them.

  6. Sir Guido Cabrone, LC, M.o.P. Comment by Sir Guido Cabrone, LC, M.o.P.

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    I believe the reason that they cannot seem to come up with new talking points is the lack of soviet officials to think up new ones for them.

    Yeah, Swimmer/Sink-her hasn’e been making any trips over to pick up the new line from Putin…

  7. Kristopher, LC Comment by Kristopher, LC

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    The british media are assuming that the US media are at least pretending to be non-partisan.

    Their conclusion makes sense when you consider that the US MSM is their only window into what Americans think.

    They will be wrong, of course, but won’t remember it a bit when they try to predict the 2012 election.

  8. Unregistered Comment by Infidel River Rat

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    JUST like the Bush/Hitler comparisons, correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t the far-left kooks do the same with Ronald Reagan and Bush ‘41? The liberal mind is too drug-damaged to come up with anything original, hell, they claimed that Desert Shield/ Storm was going to be the next Vietnam!!

  9. Unregistered Comment by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant

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    As a matter of fact, they might as well just set it up as a form document on MS Word so they’ll only have to change the names in the future.

    Aaaaah, I dunno if I’d use MS Word if I were the Demoscum. Bad things happen when they use MS Word.

  10. Deathknyte Comment by Deathknyte

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    Aaaaah, I dunno if I’d use MS Word if I were the Demoscum. Bad things happen when they use MS Word.

    That’s true, but only when providing evidence.

  11. Unregistered Comment by LC + IB Gutshot

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    Note the inception of the “label the staunch conservative as an idiot” meme.

    Thank God for historical records.

  12. LC Wil Comment by LC Wil

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    Shhhhh! Never distract your enemy when he is making a mistake.

    Allow them all the rope they want. Last time I looked, the people who dislike Hitlary outnumber the ones who at least tolerate her. Barring a reasonably conservative third party candidate (a la Ross Perot, the little handgrenade with a bad haircut), 2008 is a conservative banner year.

    Don’t stop the “loyal” opposition from shooting themselves in the foot - pass them the ammo!

  13. LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech Comment by LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech

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    Don’t stop the “loyal” opposition from shooting themselves in the foot - pass them the ammo!

    Post this around ya’ll,,,

  14. LC Wil Comment by LC Wil

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    I like it, Cheapshot!

    Just a thought - add a reflection of Hitlary to his eyes, looking on adoringly . . .

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    […] Emperor Misha I has some fun tweaking an old Globe and Mail piece, giving it a modern day update (I’d love to know what happened to the knucklehead to wrote the original bit of sage prognostication; probably ended up a frickin’ managing editor, or a member of some CTV-sponsored televised barfight): Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler » Where’d We Hear That Before? […]

  16. DJ Allyn,  ITW Comment by DJ Allyn, ITW

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    Nah, I’m not jinxing it. Just pointing out that all of the airhead “experts” are as stupid with their “predictions” now as they were back then.

    Yes, but the Globe and Mail did not make up the current one as you alluded to.

    It appears that Fred! has the knack of boring his audience to sleep.

  17. Radical Redneck Comment by Radical Redneck

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    Great pic Cheap! I’ve sent it to some folks. :em69:

    Kinda refferin’ more to m’self,,
    Thass just too good, too good,tho one constant, the ol’ reliable

    I love ya man but I swear you need subtitles! :em94:

  18. LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech Comment by LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech

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    LC Wil

    add a reflection of Hitlary to his eyes,

    No soul, no reflexion,, google vampires,,
    B’sides, someone with astro-high screen resolution will have to cram shrillery’s big fat pie into badmood’s beady little pissholes.
    ‘Hven’t seen BC cut loose in a while, ..’wonder if He’s cookin’ up somethin’!

    ‘Hear ya Rad, getting into some proper grammar and payin’ more attention to the spell check might make the idea come across easier,, ‘but then I’ve read some boards over at paknews and arabwind that bitch about the frequent spelling and grammatical inaccuracies that frustrate their web-translators,,,mheh..

    That ‘n it gets DJ to explore the notion bein’ bantered a tad more. It worked last time..I cherish genuine curiosity.

    And Rad, Fellow Jagerhound,,there’s some jars downstair, think your initials are on them,,gonna come by n’ check em’ out?
    Winter’s comin’,,

  19. Radical Redneck Comment by Radical Redneck

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    And Rad, Fellow Jagerhound,,there’s some jars downstair, think your initials are on them,,gonna come by n’ check em’ out? Winter’s comin’,,

    The good stuff™? In the mason jars? Cool! :em69:

    Speaking of journaljizzmers, Miss USA slams Couric! :em58: :em99:

  20. LC RobertHuntingdon Comment by LC RobertHuntingdon

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    I loved this one, LC Wil:

    Don’t stop the “loyal” opposition from shooting themselves in the foot - pass them the ammo!

    As for Deej, I’d much rather be put to sleep out of boredom than be forced to stay awake every second of the day for four years worrying about what the commie is going to steal from me next.

    RH