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Democratic Insiders View Romney as Obama's Main Threat
National Journal ^ | August 4, 2011 | James A. Barnes and Peter Bell

Posted on 08/04/2011 7:17:07 PM PDT by CharlyFord

With the economy sputtering, Democratic political operatives view former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as the main Republican threat to President Obama's reelection, according to this week's National Journal Political Insiders Poll.

Democratic Insiders see Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who has not yet declared whether or not he will run for president, as the second strongest against Obama. A separate poll of Republican insiders, released Thursday, also showed Perry as Romney's main GOP challenger.


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KEYWORDS: bho2012; democrats; fearfuldems; mainthreat; romney; romney2012; yeahright
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The dims are trying to pick our candidate for us again! Fat chance! We want them to have to say something like President Palin or President Bachmann. Would roast their a$$es!! Hee hee!
1 posted on 08/04/2011 7:17:11 PM PDT by CharlyFord
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To: CharlyFord

Sure they do.


2 posted on 08/04/2011 7:19:25 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: CharlyFord
Altogether now. Show of hands.

Who believes this bilge?

3 posted on 08/04/2011 7:20:18 PM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: freekitty

Oh please... don’t throw me into the brier patch!!!


4 posted on 08/04/2011 7:20:30 PM PDT by Ronin (Obamanation has replaced Bizarroworld as the most twisted place in the universe.)
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To: CharlyFord
Democratic Insiders View Romney as Obama's Main Threat

horse feathers. Don't believe it for a minute. More Trojan Horse jabber.

5 posted on 08/04/2011 7:20:41 PM PDT by evad (Obama needs to show us his green card)
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To: CharlyFord
Yeah, I guess that's why they've been viciously attacking him non-stop for the past three years.

Oh wait...

6 posted on 08/04/2011 7:21:08 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: CharlyFord

Wow! And I thought it was Huntsman!!

Do they really think we’re stupid?!


7 posted on 08/04/2011 7:22:20 PM PDT by CWW (Pray for God's Protection!)
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To: CharlyFord

“TAR BABY!”


8 posted on 08/04/2011 7:22:22 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Government borrowing is Taxation without Representation)
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To: CharlyFord

I thought huntsman was the man.


9 posted on 08/04/2011 7:22:34 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: CharlyFord
This Republican ------>________________<------- is Obama's main threat, however I agree the Dims are trying to pick our candidate again..

I got news for them, NOT THIS F'N TIME!

10 posted on 08/04/2011 7:24:08 PM PDT by The Chief (Volunteer Fire Fighter since 1989, 20+ years!)
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To: CharlyFord

Romney: McLame Part Deux.


11 posted on 08/04/2011 7:24:11 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: CharlyFord

You bet. In a Democrat primary at least...


12 posted on 08/04/2011 7:24:40 PM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: CharlyFord
political operatives view former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as the main Republican threat to President Obama's reelection

a) bull crap
b) subterfuge
c) if in case it is true, they're all morons
13 posted on 08/04/2011 7:24:52 PM PDT by andyk (Interstate != Intrastate)
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To: CharlyFord

Wow. Based on this, I’m gonna hafta rethink my feelings about Romney. If the Dems are worried, he could be The One to beat 0bama.

rotfpimp


14 posted on 08/04/2011 7:26:02 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: CharlyFord

Any Republican can beat him now. All we have to do is pick the one we want, not the one the Rino’s want.


15 posted on 08/04/2011 7:26:13 PM PDT by RC2
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Please don’t throw me in the briar patch.....


16 posted on 08/04/2011 7:26:33 PM PDT by Leto
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To: CharlyFord

These aren’t the same morons who saw Juan McCainista as Barry’s “main threat” in 2008 are they? If these morons see Romney as Barry’s “main threat”, why are they pounding the hell out of Palin and Bachmann and their families? Isn’t that a waste of ammo?


17 posted on 08/04/2011 7:27:32 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: CharlyFord

Good, let them think that.


18 posted on 08/04/2011 7:28:18 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (The democRATS—just doing the groundwork for al Qaeda?)
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To: CharlyFord

yeah, right!
/s


19 posted on 08/04/2011 7:28:28 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: CharlyFord

I wonder if this is a leak designed to fool us?


20 posted on 08/04/2011 7:29:15 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: CharlyFord

That’s funny. Since Obama is obviously toast, I thought Romney is the REPUBLICANS GREATEST THREAT!


21 posted on 08/04/2011 7:32:26 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: CharlyFord

Democratic Insiders are Lying through their teeth!


22 posted on 08/04/2011 7:33:09 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (For those who have fought for it, Life bears a savor the protected will never know.)
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To: CharlyFord

Uh huh... and the ny slimes is the newpaper of record too. Yep... uh huh sure.

LLS


23 posted on 08/04/2011 7:33:16 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (juan mccain certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: CharlyFord

Ya know, it depends on the day (who the Dems see as a threat). Hell, they see the average hard-working STRAIGHT American as a threat!

Anyway, it’s funny, you can tell when the Dem talking points have been handed out,,they get echoed in two or three different “ways” at the same venue. Take POLITICO for example: with all the stock market hooplah, the jobs numbers and the bad news about the GDP,,POLITICO runs headline articles on the Huntsman camp...then side articles on the inside scoop for the Huntsman camp,,,and the another article about how the Huntsman camp is a distraction for the GOP, etc. It’s hilarious how a liberal rag site tries to portray themselves as getting an honest scoop from a conservative source - anywhere!

The next day, it’s multiple articles about Palin,,using different angles but the subject is the same.

Gingrich and Palin are favorites when they really don’t want to talk about Obama. The biggest Dem theme echoed in ALL Dem chambers (talk shows to print to blogs) is,,”Obama will win but it really depends on who the Republicans put up as a candidate.” That is just so precious...as if Obama has a chance against anyone. The DEMS are royally ticked (in my opinion) that they are having to wait so long to hear who the GOP front-runner is,,they are really wanting to tear someone apart (it’s their nature). They are not happy that the GOP has not put forth a standard bearer. They are all waiting, the unions, the media butt kissers, the talking heads, the academics,,,they are waiting to hear who they should viciously attack. They don’t like using their resources to attack everyone, which is what is happening now. I love it that they are so itchy......I hope the GOP keeps them waiting even longer!


24 posted on 08/04/2011 7:34:21 PM PDT by austinaero ((More Bark, Less Wag))
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To: CharlyFord
Oh! The Democrats are SO afraid of Romney!

Quick! Now we know their secret!

Nominate him right away!

25 posted on 08/04/2011 7:36:31 PM PDT by Jim Noble (To live peacefully with credit-based consumption and fiat money, men would have to be angels.)
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The Dem insiders are praying hard to Gaia that Romney gets the nod. If there is a pushover the the Republican field, it’s Romney.


26 posted on 08/04/2011 7:36:44 PM PDT by stevem
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To: CharlyFord

I’m a Bachmann supporter but just about anyone in the race should be able to beat Obama at this point.


27 posted on 08/04/2011 7:37:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: CharlyFord

The Democrats want Republicans to run Romney so bad they can taste it.


28 posted on 08/04/2011 7:37:28 PM PDT by Venturer
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Democratic Insiders

Let me guess who the insider was.


29 posted on 08/04/2011 7:38:10 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: cripplecreek

I will vote for a crate of dog poop over Obama if forced to.


30 posted on 08/04/2011 7:38:30 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: CharlyFord

I bet Romney could get the Dhim nomination.


31 posted on 08/04/2011 7:38:52 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: GlockThe Vote

I would do that willingly, no force necessary.


32 posted on 08/04/2011 7:39:32 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: CharlyFord

How many people actually believe this?


33 posted on 08/04/2011 7:40:34 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: CharlyFord

I don’t know about Romney. But McCain would clearly give him a run for his money. Or what about Bob Dole? Is he still alive?


34 posted on 08/04/2011 7:41:42 PM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: CharlyFord
That's not what Bob Beckel said today on The Five.
35 posted on 08/04/2011 7:44:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: cripplecreek

At this point.

But, with a Billion Dollars to spend and his large, influential campaign staff (the media), don’t think for an instant beating him will be easy.


36 posted on 08/04/2011 7:46:08 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: CharlyFord

Conservatives are a threat to both parties.


37 posted on 08/04/2011 7:47:37 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Ronin

Very astute response, Ronin.


38 posted on 08/04/2011 7:48:45 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: CharlyFord
The insiders are dumber than I thought they were.
39 posted on 08/04/2011 7:50:46 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: austinaero

This waiting game is so good to see from the Republicans for a change, we just seem to think politics is a hobby not a War! Surprise is one of the best offensives...we wait they sweat!


40 posted on 08/04/2011 7:51:57 PM PDT by Turborules (`I am Proud to vote for Palin, anytime anywhere!)
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To: CharlyFord

Flashback 2007 - “Dem Insiders Fear John McCain”.


41 posted on 08/04/2011 7:54:37 PM PDT by rjeffries
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With a Billion Dollars to spend and his large, influential campaign staff (the media), don’t think for an instant beating him will be easy.

You got it! it's going to be the campaign form he!! whoever gets the Republican nomination.

If Romney is nominated, the MSM would dig up every Mormon atrocity ever dreamed up and hang it around his neck. They will have a 'field day'!

42 posted on 08/04/2011 8:02:55 PM PDT by CharlyFord (t)
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To: CharlyFord

BS, easiest to beat!


43 posted on 08/04/2011 8:08:38 PM PDT by big bad easter bunny
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To: Ronin

LOL


44 posted on 08/04/2011 8:09:25 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: CharlyFord

45 posted on 08/04/2011 8:10:15 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I missed The Five tonight. What did Beckel have to say?
46 posted on 08/04/2011 8:28:56 PM PDT by Jess79
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To: CharlyFord
Romney? Ha! Here's what they really fear ...

Photobucket

47 posted on 08/04/2011 8:34:26 PM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: CharlyFord

BS on the dem lies!

They fear most, the one they’ve attacked since 2008.

When they have to say “President Palin”, their little brains will explode.

We may have actual spontaneous combustions on the air by Chrissy Matthews and the shrews on The Spew.

I can’t wait.

We have to get through the last horrible months of Obamageddon, to get to the good stuff like that.

RNC-GOP...Do Not Screw This Up!

We will not vote for a RINO!!!


48 posted on 08/04/2011 8:41:01 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (PALIN 45 -The cure for "meet the new boss, same as the old boss." Resisting Tyranny Since 1-20-2009)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Rove, you fat bastard....

: )


49 posted on 08/04/2011 8:43:58 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (PALIN 45 -The cure for "meet the new boss, same as the old boss." Resisting Tyranny Since 1-20-2009)
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To: CharlyFord

It’s a plant. Total crap! Pick the worst candidate.


50 posted on 08/04/2011 8:49:25 PM PDT by Castigar
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