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The GOP may not deserve to win in 2012
Fox News ^ | 02/10/2012 | Peter Morici

Posted on 02/10/2012 9:14:39 AM PST by Responsibility2nd

Rick Santorum’s victories this week in Colorado, Missouri and Minnesota laid bare Mitt Romney’s weaknesses and the GOP’s fading prospects for defeating Barack Obama.

Romney’s advantages are money and organization. His well financed machine overwhelmed opponents in Florida, but he chose not to devote many resources to those beauty contests, and without the advantages of money—and massive attack ads—Mr. Santorum bested him by an average margin of 20 percent.

Mr. Santorum’s principal appeal is social issues and adherence to Republican economic fundamentalism. That plays well among Republican primary voters, who are dominated by rock-jawed conservatives, even in ideologically diverse states like Colorado, Missouri, and Minnesota.

If Santorum had Romney’s money, he could win the nomination but would still get trounced by Barack Obama.

Nationally, Mr. Santorum’s hard-right positions on social issues would not serve him with more moderate voters—even those who might privately lean toward his agenda.

Consider Catholics, who are a quarter of registered voters and went with the winner in 9 of the last 10 presidential elections, including President Obama. They are accustomed to weighing church edicts on abortion, contraception and gay marriage against more practical concerns.

For example in New York, they have typically supported moderate Republicans like Rudolph Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg who pitch making the transit system work and New York attractive to businesses.

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


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: opinion
Read the article. After he attacks Santorum, he goes into attacking Romney.

Curiously, there is no mention of Gingrich in this whine-fest.

1 posted on 02/10/2012 9:14:50 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

No, the Rino GOP doesn’t deserve to win. American deserves the win for once.


2 posted on 02/10/2012 9:16:55 AM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Peter is just another empty headed gum popper.


3 posted on 02/10/2012 9:17:04 AM PST by org.whodat (Sorry bill, I should never have made all those jokes about you and Lewinsky, have fun.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Rock jawed conservatives”? Any of you guys have rocks in your jaws? I don’t.

“They are accustomed to weighing church edicts on abortion, contraception and gay marriage against more practical concerns.”

Being firmly opposed to killing babies and destroying families is not “practical”? But fixing the subways is? What planet does this jerk come from?

I didn’t bother to read further at the link.


4 posted on 02/10/2012 9:22:56 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“GOP’s fading prospects for defeating Barack Obama?....”

Obama is going to be buried!!!....Get comfortable with it!


5 posted on 02/10/2012 9:24:14 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Responsibility2nd

there is no mention of Gingrich

The media has completely forgot he is running for President. It is stunning how three weeks ago he was all over the news and now it is very difficult to find anything on him. He needs to do something really big. I guess he can wait until 22 February and throw a touch down but taking time off is not the best thing to do IMHO.


6 posted on 02/10/2012 9:26:03 AM PST by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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7 posted on 02/10/2012 9:27:48 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Responsibility2nd
The GOP may not deserve to win in 2012

A Fair & Balanced Headline by Fox News

8 posted on 02/10/2012 9:27:54 AM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Deserve’s got nothing to do with it...”


9 posted on 02/10/2012 9:28:15 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

In truth, the GOP that fails to uphold the banner of conservatism does not deserve to win. We already have Democrats if that’s what we want.


10 posted on 02/10/2012 9:30:34 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Responsibility2nd

11 posted on 02/10/2012 9:33:08 AM PST by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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To: WayneS
“Deserves got nothing to do with it...”


12 posted on 02/10/2012 9:49:33 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: USS Alaska

Yup.

It’s my #1 favorite Western.


13 posted on 02/10/2012 9:55:33 AM PST by WayneS (Comments now include 25% more sarcasm for no additional charge...)
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To: Responsibility2nd
The GOP may not deserve to win in 2012

But the racists and communists deserve to lose.


14 posted on 02/10/2012 10:08:55 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Responsibility2nd; bgill; Hotlanta Mike; randita; Beckwith; AuH2ORepublican; GonzoGOP; ...
This Peter Morici is hardly troubled when he says that the GOP doesn't deserve to win. He is disparaging all the GOP candidates in order to cheer up his fellow Obamatons. I would guess that when you review his background (college economics professor) and read the whole article, you would get a strong impression that he's a left-leaning ‘Rat to the core, feigning to be a “moderate” objective observer of the presidential campaign.
15 posted on 02/10/2012 10:19:48 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: Responsibility2nd

He may recognize the only way the only way the GOP can win is with Newt, he just doesn’t want to mention it.


16 posted on 02/10/2012 10:39:49 AM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: Responsibility2nd

He may recognize the only way the only way the GOP can win is with Newt, he just doesn’t want to mention it.


17 posted on 02/10/2012 10:42:25 AM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: justiceseeker93

Isn’t he the guy with the crew cut and bow tie who does Kyocera commercials? If he is he is pretty right wing.


18 posted on 02/10/2012 12:05:10 PM PST by csmusaret (I have kleptomania, but when it gets too bad I take something.)
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Isn't he the guy with the crew cut and bow tie who does Kyocera commercials?

Pardon my lack of knowledge, but what is Kyocera?

19 posted on 02/10/2012 2:59:17 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

Copiers. What most people call a Xerox machine.


20 posted on 02/10/2012 4:38:47 PM PST by csmusaret (I have kleptomania, but when it gets too bad I take something.)
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To: justiceseeker93

Thanks for the ping!


21 posted on 02/10/2012 9:52:57 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: justiceseeker93

Deserve to win? That’s an irrelevant concept. We need them to win for the good of the country.

We’re 1 Supreme Court Justice stroke or car accident away from being screwed as long as Obama sits in the White House.


22 posted on 02/11/2012 11:31:21 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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