Skip to comments.Barney Frank: Obama would win 300-plus electoral votes against Gingrich
Posted on 12/17/2011 7:56:50 AM PST by tcrlaf
Rep. Barney Frank is predicting that President Obama would easily win a general election against Newt Gingrich, but stopped short of guaranteeing that Obama would eclipse his 2008 victory.
The retiring Massachusetts Democrat recently said that a Gingrich nomination would be the best thing to happen to the Democrats since Barry Goldwater.
Asked for a prediction on electoral votes, Frank this week told The Hill, The thing is [Gingrich] could carry most of the South. He said Obama's count would be in the 300s against the Georgia Republican.
To win the White House, 270 electoral votes are needed.
Obama won 365 electoral votes in 2008 against Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who captured 173. In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson won 486 electoral votes to Goldwaters 52.
Earlier this fall amid Texas Gov. Rick Perry's surge in the GOP primary polls, Frank said Mitt Romney would present a more difficult challenge for Democrats in the general election.
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Democrates are going to put out there all those who won’t be staying in Washington this next cycle....they have nothing to loose political since they’re out of there.
Therefore anything they might say is rubbish....not to be believed or heeded for more than being the pit bulls for the democrates and Obama.
I don't think this time around it's going to be about POPULARITY. Most people are looking for SOMEONE to actually represent the "will of the people"
It may take someone with the kind of "piss & vinegar" that Newt has to get that done.
Put a ________in it barney. You little homo troll you. Can’t wait to have you fitted for an orange jump suit with a rear hatch
... of course, Barney can’t tell the difference between a man and a woman either...
I think I can sum it up: Newt has “Little Man Syndrome”.
I’ve never cared much for him, and still don’t. I’ll vote for him, of course, if he gets the nomination.............but I don’t think he’s our best choice.
Yeah sure. So if Hussein is so great, Bawney, why are you retiring?
Obama can’t win. It’s that simple, Obama can’t win this time. Everybody’s seen him and what he can do. Obama can’t win.
Newt has some very strong points. But his Gallup scores among women are worthy of a horror film. He may well be unelectable - even against the Demon-in-Chief. Romney is unelectable for other reasons. We need to unearth some of Obama’s “secret” records soon, to give us an extra boost.
wow look at the CBS News headlines from 4 days ago
DECEMBER 13 2011
Romney and Gingrich take lead over Obama in key swing states
Republican candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are both ahead of President Obama in key swing states that will decide the election in the latest USA Today/Gallup poll released Tuesday.
I'm with you
Who cares if he's "likeable?"
We need a FIGHTER.
Democrats always say the opposite of what they intend. In other words, the man who almost single-handedly caused the worst financial crisis in history, is scared to death that the GOP will nominate Gingrich.
I'll take Noot over Myth, if that's the choice we have.
“Likability” is what got Obama in office. Smooth operator and i don’t want another one. Bachmann took herself down regardless of her conservativism....I don’t want a barbie doll styled made over woman at the helm who makes the same mis-steps she’s been making from the get go. She trashed herself and be better if she backs down now.
We shall soon see. Me thinks that Bawney Fwank and the Democrats are quaking in their boots at the thought of facing Newt. Newt has the ability to focus the light on Obama and they are not comfortable with another person setting the agenda of this election.
Gingrich can win ever debate he enters, but the American people won’t know that unless the media tells them so.
Thank you for the spelling correction.
Thank you for the spelling correction.
Barney’s only functioning brain exists between his legs. His actual brain (inside his skull) died of loneliness and boredom long ago.
tsk tsk...yes...we all do error now and then.. and in correcting others seem to do so ourselves in along the way...
“fox has become the SOS, not worthy of my time anymore.”