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Rather: Romney Has ‘Good Chance of Beating’ Obama
NewsMax / The Politico ^ | April 30, 2012 | Wire Staff

Posted on 04/30/2012 7:27:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Former “CBS Evening News” anchor Dan Rather says presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has a 50 percent chance of beating President Barack Obama in November.

“I have no idea what kind of president [former Massachusetts] Gov. Romney will make, but I do think . . . he has a good chance of becoming president,” Rather told Politico. “President Obama is even money at best at this particular time . . . His odds right now are 50/50 in my book.”

Obama performs much better campaigning than as president, said Rather, who is promoting a new book, “Rather Outspoken: My Life In the News.” Obama must recapture his skills of engagement and persuasiveness that served him so well in 2008, if he wants to succeed again, Rather said....

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Campaign News; Parties; Polls
KEYWORDS: 2012; hillary; obama; romney
Will anyone notice the difference?
1 posted on 04/30/2012 7:27:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Pretty soon tempers will have cooled enough around here that we can begin to deal with reality again.
2 posted on 04/30/2012 7:29:34 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One is a Liberal, the other is a radical Marxist.


3 posted on 04/30/2012 7:29:44 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (I AM ANDREW BREITBART)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Will anyone notice the difference?

Not according to their records they won't:


4 posted on 04/30/2012 7:29:55 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Will anyone care? ;)

if Romney has a 50/50 shot of winning he has a 90% chance of blowing his 50% shot at it.


5 posted on 04/30/2012 7:33:35 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“Rather Outspoken: My Life In the News.”

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6 posted on 04/30/2012 7:45:33 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: cableguymn; 2ndDivisionVet

How can a GOP candidate have only a 50% chance of winning at the beginning of the campaign against arguably the worst President ever in the history of the US?

If Romney had a chance at all, he should be at 60% at least.

The Media and Obama haven’t even started in on him and he has no buffer at all.

He has a record very similiar to Obamas and it is full of lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal behaviors/actions/policy positions and he is going to get torn into little shreds by the time they are through during the next several months.

By the time November comes around, he is going to be somewhere around 20 pts down because the GOP-E declared war on the Tea-Party, and cheated and manipulated the absolute worst, lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal so-called Republican to be our nominee.


7 posted on 04/30/2012 7:46:14 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney: Because he’s never eaten dog meat.

Romney: At least he’s not a communist.

H/t Glenn Beck.


8 posted on 04/30/2012 7:47:34 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Obama ate his own dog as a child in Indonesia??)
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To: SoConPubbie

Romney will win. Just like he took out all his GOP Challengers any way he could, he will do the same to Obama. Romney will win.


9 posted on 04/30/2012 7:49:38 PM PDT by svxdave (Life is too short to wear a fake Rolex.)
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To: svxdave

I think everyone has become so jaded, and so pounded down, they think Romney is going to be another John McCain.

In effect, deliberately sabotaging his own campaign by only being really motivated to beat ... OTHER REPUBLICANS.

McCain really did not want to actually be president. He wanted to beat Republicans. It’s really all he ever does. Beat other Republicans. That’s what he relishes. Being a liberal “maverick” constantly damaging the GOP.

Romney for all his flaws, is profoundly competitive by nature.

He’s been after the presidency now for four full years.

So far, he’s been quite effective. There is simply no reason to believe, he’s not determined to - and capable of - defeating Obama.

And he’s never eaten dogmeat.


10 posted on 04/30/2012 7:55:50 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Obama ate his own dog as a child in Indonesia??)
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To: svxdave

+1


11 posted on 04/30/2012 8:06:21 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (2012 isn't an election - it's a restraining order.)
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To: svxdave

Team Obama are the masters of that game, Team Romney are semi-pros, at best.


12 posted on 04/30/2012 8:08:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

That’s a good post — it’s just what I had told my brother (who supported Santorum but likes Romney ok). I said he would pull another McCain, but my brother said similar things to what you did now.


13 posted on 04/30/2012 8:12:18 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

14 posted on 04/30/2012 8:17:47 PM PDT by mirkwood (subliminal message)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I do not fear, God has everything under Control.


15 posted on 04/30/2012 8:19:51 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: hinckley buzzard

The reality that we’re going to have another McCain event?

That is reality.


16 posted on 04/30/2012 8:27:04 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He flipped the bird at Texas today. I’m sure that’s going to help.i


17 posted on 04/30/2012 8:36:05 PM PDT by Ms. AntiFeminazi
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To: Ms. AntiFeminazi

Dear Leader or Milt?


18 posted on 04/30/2012 8:40:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mitt. He is skipping the Texas GOP convention.


19 posted on 04/30/2012 8:42:40 PM PDT by Ms. AntiFeminazi
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To: hinckley buzzard
Pretty soon tempers will have cooled enough around here that we can begin to deal with reality again.

Boy oh boy, that day can't come soon enough for me. I love visiting FreeRepublic a few times each day but lately it hasn't been much fun. Seems like a lot of folks here are more than willing to help our Dear Leader to another four years.

And now (sigh), since I have to make it known (sigh again), no I'm not a Romney guy. Rick was my choice, then Newt. But with Romney now slated to be our nominee, I'm in. Beating Barack trumps ALL this time around.

20 posted on 04/30/2012 8:44:59 PM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: Private_Sector_Does_It_Better
One is a Liberal, the other is a radical Marxist.

Neither will get my vote.
21 posted on 04/30/2012 8:46:41 PM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Former “CBS Evening News” anchor Dan Rather says presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has a 50 percent chance of beating President Barack Obama in November...his odds are certainly a lot better with you not on the news desk every night, Dan.....
22 posted on 04/30/2012 8:56:31 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Courage.


23 posted on 04/30/2012 9:18:22 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama performs much better campaigning than as president, said Rather, who is promoting a new book, “Rather Outspoken: My Life In the News.”

Partly true, partly the media was pushing him because they liked him and because he was black.

Obama must recapture his skills of engagement and persuasiveness that served him so well in 2008, if he wants to succeed again, Rather said....

A LOT harder this time when he has to run as the incumbent. Hopey-changey chin music will be a lot harder if not impossible to sell this time.

24 posted on 04/30/2012 9:20:55 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: svxdave
Romney will win. Just like he took out all his GOP Challengers any way he could, he will do the same to Obama. Romney will win.

Don't forget, he won't have the media working for him in the general.

25 posted on 04/30/2012 9:24:03 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: SoConPubbie

that is why I suspect Obama will beat him badly.


26 posted on 04/30/2012 10:05:04 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: svxdave

Romney will win. Just like he took out all his GOP Challengers any way he could, he will do the same to Obama. Romney will win.


you keep telling yourself that. How did Romney do it in the primary? Out spent everyone else.

He won’t have that advantage with Obama and the MSM.


27 posted on 04/30/2012 10:14:36 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: mirkwood

Oh, I really like that graphic.

Can I borrow it and use it?


28 posted on 04/30/2012 11:50:10 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

More proof Romney can’t beat Obama, Rather is proven liar.

He couldn’t even beat McCain, who sure want to win the Presidency.


29 posted on 05/01/2012 12:39:40 AM PDT by free_life (If you ask Jesus to forgive you and to save you, He will.)
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