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James Carville: 'I'm worried' for the general election
Politico ^ | 10/26/2011 | By MAGGIE HABERMAN

Posted on 10/26/2011 8:52:44 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

James Carville underscored the concerns among Democrats about the current economic picture and what it means for 2012 in a radio interview with Scott Hennen:

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"Everything worries me in this environment. Nobody’s gotten elected with these kinds of numbers. So, I’m worried in the general election. I profoundly admit that. Again, Romney’s just making a technocratic kind of confidence argument, and he’s really kind of a windsock of a guy. If you don’t like his position on something, give it a day he’ll change it."

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To some extent, underscoring concern helps gin up the Democratic base and crystallizes the fact that there will be a nominee fairly soon, after months of a slow-moving race.

Carville, in addition to panning Mitt Romney, broadly trashed Rick Perry, and said that Herman Cain "is not going to be the president of anything. Herman Cain goes out and he got a 999, and it’s 909, and he’s like changing area codes. The guy can’t even figure out what his position on abortion yet, which is kind of a basic issue.

He gleefully professes ignorance on foreign policy. Again, I’m not, but if I were a person, if I had a conservative world view and I was looking for our next election to have somebody to articulate that view, I would be unbelievably disappointed. Herman Cain is a salesman. I mean, he’s not trying in one sense. He’s just trying to get some attention. He’s not going to get the nomination."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; bho2012; cain; democrats; elections; hermaincain; jamescarville; nationalbooktour; worrieddems

1 posted on 10/26/2011 8:52:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

2 posted on 10/26/2011 8:55:41 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SeekAndFind

Carville is doing his best to show how irrelevant he is.

Right up there with Karl Rove.

Washed up and out of touch.


3 posted on 10/26/2011 8:55:50 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Again, I’m not, but if I were a person...”

‘stead of a reptile...


4 posted on 10/26/2011 8:59:24 AM PDT by Lady Lucky
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To: SeekAndFind

Herman Cain is a salesman, and Barack Obama is not?

Com’on, James. Give me a break.


5 posted on 10/26/2011 8:59:24 AM PDT by RexBeach (There is no such thing as a good tax - Winston Churchill)
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To: Howie66

Amen!! He is utterly irrelevant. He is their Karl Rove.

He’s not worried one iota. They know the GOP elite are pushing Romney ... and they are laughing.


6 posted on 10/26/2011 9:00:01 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: SeekAndFind
"Herman Cain is a salesman. I mean, he’s not trying in one sense. He’s just trying to get some attention."

And we all know what a humble and hard worker Carville's Messiah is.
7 posted on 10/26/2011 9:02:32 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Not ot worry, James my boy! Obama will use the Occupy movement and staff to stuff all of the ballot boxes that can be found. Hell, in WA in past elections, King County would have election turn out of 105% of registered voters. Local judges thought that was just fine.

When we get to be like Argentina, then we are only a short step from following Russia right back where they came from.

And remember, the Tea Party is irrelevant.


8 posted on 10/26/2011 9:03:05 AM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country., Really! NOW!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Carville always makes me laugh. I don’t believe most of what he has to say but how he says it cracks me up.


9 posted on 10/26/2011 9:08:19 AM PDT by Leep
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To: RIghtwardHo

That is why I am working to defeat the GOP Establishment Elites. :)


10 posted on 10/26/2011 9:08:59 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: SeekAndFind

He is right though that there is a quick bump in the polls to be gained by tossing Timmy Geithner under the nearest available bus.


11 posted on 10/26/2011 9:13:20 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind

Romney’s ........ really kind of a windsock of a guy.
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That pretty well sums him up.


12 posted on 10/26/2011 9:14:50 AM PDT by no dems (Gingrich/Cain: The Dream Ticket in 2012 !)
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To: SeekAndFind; Servant of the Cross

Again, Romney’s just making a technocratic kind of confidence argument,
and he’s really kind of a windsock of a guy. If you don’t like his position on
something, give it a day he’ll change it."

....amazing stuff, Is this a "sandbagging or what?"....
if Myth (0-lite) gets the nom., and w/ Pres__ent Oblah..blah's bootlickers' efforts
(Acorns et al)....it aint gonna be easy.


13 posted on 10/26/2011 9:15:20 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (I can take tomorrow, spend it all today. Who can take your income, tax it all away. Obama Man can. :)
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To: SeekAndFind
He’s just trying to get some attention. He’s not going to get the nomination."

What are you going to do if he does? Put a trashcan over your head again?

14 posted on 10/26/2011 9:27:11 AM PDT by RockinRight (In under 13 months, we have an opportunity to take our nation back.)
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To: no dems

Mitt Windsock Romney.....

I like it.....


15 posted on 10/26/2011 9:33:13 AM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: SeekAndFind
"Romney’s...really kind of a windsock of a guy."

In as much as there is no honor among thieves, I'm stealing that from Carville.

16 posted on 10/26/2011 9:36:28 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: SeekAndFind

...but if I were a person....
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You know Jimmy, I’ve been wondering what the hell you were. Thanks for admitting taht you’re not a “person”. I always thought you were the resulting specie of a mutated serpent.


17 posted on 10/26/2011 9:44:41 AM PDT by no dems (Gingrich/Cain: The Dream Ticket in 2012 !)
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To: Lady Lucky

Serpenthead speaksssssssssssssss with forked tongue.


18 posted on 10/26/2011 9:45:22 AM PDT by refermech
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To: RexBeach
Herman Cain is a salesman, and Barack Obama is not?

Actually, no. Obama really isn't much of a salesman.

Every time he tries to explain his "plans", they become more unpopular.

He's more like a banana republic dictator.

19 posted on 10/26/2011 9:47:06 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: dirtymac
Obama will use the Occupy movement and staff to stuff all of the ballot boxes that can be found.

And, if the spineless Republicans allow this, we deserve what we get. The GOP has not had a street smart operative who was not a pu**y since Lee Atwater.
20 posted on 10/26/2011 9:50:05 AM PDT by no dems (Gingrich/Cain: The Dream Ticket in 2012 !)
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To: SeekAndFind

No matter how much Carville trashes the GOP candidates, I just don’t hear him selling the accomplishments of his choice for POTUS.


21 posted on 10/26/2011 10:07:52 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: windsorknot
No matter how much Carville trashes the GOP candidates, I just don’t hear him selling the accomplishments of his choice for POTUS.

I think Carville wants Hillary very badly. That way Bill can have another Intern in the White House and Carville could handle the cigars.

22 posted on 10/26/2011 10:14:46 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: RIghtwardHo

Serpent Head sees romney for what he is and he is the loyal opposition, unlike rove who is just a duplicitous, elitist liberal SOB who claims to be on our side.


23 posted on 10/26/2011 10:33:20 AM PDT by sarge83
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To: Retired Greyhound

I was referring to Mr. Obama’s 2008 campaign. Now THAT was one helluva sales job(or whatever you’d wish to call it).


24 posted on 10/26/2011 10:51:32 AM PDT by RexBeach (There is no such thing as a good tax - Winston Churchill)
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