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Seriously, Republicans, This Is The Best You Can Do? None Of These 2012 Candidates Can Beat Obama
Business Insider ^ | 03/05/2011 | Henry Blodget

Posted on 03/05/2011 1:49:45 PM PST by SeekAndFind

The Economist provides the handy chart below assessing the Republican presidential field for 2012.

The bottom line?

If this is the best the Republicans can do, they might as well concede right now.


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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; gop; obama; potus; president
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1 posted on 03/05/2011 1:49:49 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
I would take the worst candidate on this list before Obama.
2 posted on 03/05/2011 1:52:21 PM PST by oldbrowser (Blaming the prince of fools shouldn't blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that elected him)
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To: SeekAndFind

The sad news is Romney will be the nominee. The rest of the story is that Oh Bummer will be re-elected.

The Republicans don’t want to win the WH for some reason, just like Bush vs Clinton...I’m tellin’ you...


3 posted on 03/05/2011 1:53:12 PM PST by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, that chart isn’t biased at all. Nope.

Since when is “Mormon” code for “unelectable”, by the way? I don’t think anyone cares that Huntsman or Romney are Mormons. Hell, I don’t think anyone cares about them regardless.


4 posted on 03/05/2011 1:53:14 PM PST by Terpfen (Buh-bye, Suntan Charlie.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is from The Economist? That Communist rag?


5 posted on 03/05/2011 1:53:50 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SeekAndFind
I'll go for Palin/Cain
6 posted on 03/05/2011 1:54:57 PM PST by jrd
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To: SeekAndFind

This is such garbage. Nothing’s ever good enough for some people.

They said much worse about Reagan.

Trump is not a republican. Don’t be retarded.

Donald Trump Political Campaign Contributions 2008 Election Cycle

$1,300 03/31/2008 P CITIZENS FOR ARLEN SPECTER - Republican
$5,000 03/28/2008 P DEMOCRATIC SENATORIAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE - Democrat
$1,000 10/15/2007 P CITIZENS FOR ARLEN SPECTER - Republican
$2,300 09/24/2007 P FRIENDS OF WEINER - Democrat
$2,300 08/27/2007 P RANGEL FOR CONGRESS - Democrat
$2,300 08/27/2007 G RANGEL FOR CONGRESS - Democrat
$1,000 05/02/2007 P FRIENDS OF DICK DURBIN COMMITTEE - Democrat
$1,700 03/31/2007 G HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT - Democrat
$2,300 03/31/2007 P HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT - Democrat

Donald Trump Political Campaign Contributions 2010 Election Cycle
$1,000 04/07/2010 P FRIENDS OF SCHUMER - Democrat
$1,600 12/11/2009 G FRIENDS OF SCHUMER - Democrat
$400 12/11/2009 P FRIENDS OF SCHUMER - Democrat
$2,400 10/16/2009 P CHARLIE CRIST FOR US SENATE - None
$2,400 10/16/2009 G CHARLIE CRIST FOR US SENATE - None
$2,000 05/20/2009 P FRIENDS OF SCHUMER - Democrat
$2,400 03/26/2009 P FRIENDS FOR HARRY REID - Democrat


7 posted on 03/05/2011 1:55:35 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many younger conservative Christians out there? __ Click my name)
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To: SeekAndFind

Horseshit.


8 posted on 03/05/2011 1:56:04 PM PST by Artemis Webb (What, if not a bagel and coffee, confirms the existence of a just and loving God?)
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To: SeekAndFind

It is reaching the point that one must ask; can any reputable person participate in the electoral process?


9 posted on 03/05/2011 1:56:12 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: SeekAndFind
The sky is falling!

Maybe the Messiah will be re elected. If people are too stupid to see by their voting again for the Messiah that Muslim nuclear terrorism, Zimbabwe type inflation, and turning America into a third world country; etc., will certainly come (if they don't come sooner), then maybe one should just stick a fork in America. It was nice while we knowed ya.

10 posted on 03/05/2011 1:56:36 PM PST by Stepan12 (Palin & Bolton in 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

Near as I can tell, there will NOT be a reliable poll until November of 2012. Bank on it. Everything out between now and October 2012 has an agenda behind it.


11 posted on 03/05/2011 1:57:57 PM PST by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: SeekAndFind

If Saudi Arabia goes down on 3/11 and we see $5+ gas, there won’t be elections in 2012.


12 posted on 03/05/2011 1:58:18 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: SeekAndFind

From where I’m viewing things, even a pig with lipstick on it could beat the current White House resident. I’ll write that in on the ballot too, if it comes to it.


13 posted on 03/05/2011 1:58:37 PM PST by OldNewYork (social justice isn't justice; it's just socialism)
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To: SeekAndFind

If none of these people can beat an open socialist who is destroying the dollar and shutting down our economy, then our problems are bigger than what any candidate can solve.

We aren’t doing our job in educating the public, and we aren’t doing our job in building the networks we need to reach the public and explain ourselves. We’ve ceded to our ideological enemies all the infrastructure of the war of ideas, we let them educate generations of our kids, and then wonder why our best candidates are unable to beat the worst candidate the Dems could possibly rally around.

Obama is a disaster, and if we can’t make that case with even our worst candidate then we are headed for dark days.


14 posted on 03/05/2011 1:58:59 PM PST by marron
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To: choctaw man
The sad news is Romney will be the nominee.

Nope, won't happen. But if he is nominated, it will be the death knell for the Republican Party... Guaranteed effective 3rd party.....

15 posted on 03/05/2011 1:59:31 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, to my mind they pretty much have it right. Now on to the Senate...


16 posted on 03/05/2011 1:59:48 PM PST by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"-Ataturk)
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To: choctaw man

In the lead up to the 1980 election, Democrats were hoping that Ronald Reagan would be the Republican nominee. They thought that he would be the weakest opponent against Jimmy Carter.

I’m not saying that anyone on the list is an obvious 2nd coming of Reagan. Just saying that Reagan was considered unelectable by the elites of his day, and we see what happened in his elections.

It is going to be a brutal election in 2012. It will be a close election. Obama is definitely vulnerable, but will have a united Democrat party and unified support among the radical left and MSM as well.

Remember too, in 2012, numerous vulnerable Democrat senators are up for re-election. The Republicans have a better than 50-50 chance of gaining control of the Senate, and will almost certainly keep the House in 2012.

Events in the world and who the Republican nominees for pres. and VP are will determine who wins the Nov. 2012 pres. election.


17 posted on 03/05/2011 2:00:14 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: SeekAndFind

I agree with the chart’s conclusions. The GOP short list is short an electable candidate. Also, we need a real conservative who the general public likes enough that we get enough voters in the center to win. When elected, our candidate needs to stay true to the right, not move to center left.


18 posted on 03/05/2011 2:00:34 PM PST by RicocheT
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To: Texas Fossil

“The sad news is Romney will be the nominee.”

Nope. Won’t happen.

I’ll bet a solid quarter that he is the nominee; time will tell.


19 posted on 03/05/2011 2:00:47 PM PST by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: SeekAndFind

There’s 10-12 on that list that can beat Obama, barring a major shift in the economy. When gas prices reached these levels in 2008, that was one of - if not the - largest catalysts that drove the economic collapse. The bottom line is every cost goes up for business and individuals when it costs this much to move goods, people, and individual families. If that economy was brought to its knees, this weak, hobbled economy will be down for the count.


20 posted on 03/05/2011 2:02:05 PM PST by ilgipper
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To: SeekAndFind
That chart is actually a fairly realistic assessment of those names, their pros and cons. You could make against any of them, as to why they could lose. But some could possibly win, and it's too soon to say on some of the others.

I don't have a favorite yet for the nomination. No one jumps out at me, either as the best choice or the most electable. But unless it's a pro-abort (e.g., Giuliani), I'd vote for any of them ahead of Obama.

21 posted on 03/05/2011 2:04:22 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Conservative Republican)
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama will poll well because white guilt,socialist stupidity and black racism still affects many of those polled—especially since conservatives are usually too employed and productive to waste time on silly poll participation.
Once inside the voting booth however,TRUE Americans (I hope)will vote TRUE American!
22 posted on 03/05/2011 2:04:22 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Only God has more power than the Second Amendment to save America.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Any of them can beat Obama, who has very weak approval ratings for an incumbent and is now in the process of screwing up the economic recovery with high energy prices and the high costs of Obamacare.


23 posted on 03/05/2011 2:04:24 PM PST by socialism_stinX (Why did California go bankrupt?...because of unfunded mandates, medicaid, and illegal immigration.)
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To: choctaw man

You are correct, they, the old guard and it is his turn like bob dope are was that dole, whatever, but I would bet at the last minute they will jilt him, Willard, and say in the name of party unity, we will run jeddie bushiee, we are so screwed.


24 posted on 03/05/2011 2:05:02 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: choctaw man

I repeat:

If Romney is the nominee, it will be the final death knell to the Republican Party.........


25 posted on 03/05/2011 2:05:05 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: SeekAndFind

Name: Barrack Obama

Current Job: President

Pro: Good liar

Cons: Bankrupted country, Lost 3.6 million jobs, Obamacare


26 posted on 03/05/2011 2:06:33 PM PST by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: Charles Henrickson

I’ll have me a side dish of “In the race”, mixed with “Tea Party Heroine”, please!


27 posted on 03/05/2011 2:07:11 PM PST by BenKenobi (Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. - Silent Cal)
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To: SeekAndFind
Well, I guess that's it.

It's over and I've saved hundreds if not thousands of dollars in donations and hundreds of hours on the phone and more time hustling literature door to door.

Man, I feel great.

Look at all the time I'm gonna have over the next 20 months to play golf, hunt, fish and never even break a sweat about pissant and his neurotic hatred of Sarah Palin, or Michelle Bachmann or newt or huckleberry.

They can't win, we are going to have another immaculation or ejaculation or eradication or emancipation but we are not going to have an election {or in the dialect of the Chinese an erection}.

We may have a resolution to have a revolution.

28 posted on 03/05/2011 2:07:37 PM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, in honor of Standing Wolf.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah, yeah, I know DeMint SAYS he’s not running.

But he is going to Iowa. Why? Why announce now? He will make his play in the summer.

He will shoot past these others.

DeMint/Bachmann 2012.


29 posted on 03/05/2011 2:09:16 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sammy Obammy will be a one termer, of that I am sure. If I were him I would start looking at Libya in a whole new light, the same thing could happen over here. People are growing more tired of his Marxist, my way or the highway, screw America bullcrap by the day.


30 posted on 03/05/2011 2:11:15 PM PST by NWFLConservative
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To: oldbrowser

Obama’s not a natural born citizen. Once this comes out he’s done.

Question is...how do we get the country to realize it when almost the entire media is in his pocket.


31 posted on 03/05/2011 2:11:47 PM PST by kjo
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama’s ratings are, Pro - Inexperienced community organizer, Con - Racist, America-hating, antisemitic Muslim and he got elected. This chart is worthless. Getting elected to the presidency requires ONLY ONE QUALIFICATION. YOU GOTTA HAVE LOTS OF MONEY! The one with the most money wins.


32 posted on 03/05/2011 2:12:01 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Just say NO to union greed!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I am a Tea Party activist and Palin is no representative of the Tea Party.


33 posted on 03/05/2011 2:13:33 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: choctaw man

What you are saying is to let them run the show like they did with McCain. If you want to buy that go join the Libs. Instead of throwing our hands up and crying they are winning; let’s really do something about like getting behind a candidate and supporting her/him. Why let them win again? Get rid of the RINOS as well as the Lefties. Don’t agree with either of them. Most of those candidates are there to mess us up.


34 posted on 03/05/2011 2:13:37 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SeekAndFind

When The Economist speaks kindly of any conservative,
be afraid,
very afraid.


35 posted on 03/05/2011 2:14:10 PM PST by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: C210N
Why would any intellectual Republican announce now and subject themselves to 20 months of unrelenting pounding from the MSM?

Just ask Huckabee who suffers from I'm John McCain and I'm the One Republican the MSM Loves Syndrome.

36 posted on 03/05/2011 2:14:23 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Cicero

The table is from the Economist. The commentary looks more like it’s from Business Insider which has a cache of liberal commentary writers. The CEO and Editor-in-chief, Blodget, was barred from the securities industry (an easy Google search).


37 posted on 03/05/2011 2:14:41 PM PST by Kozel89
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To: SeekAndFind

Palin will win. Some democrats will commit suicide. PDSers will still rant. Blacks will riot.... but who cares anymore.


38 posted on 03/05/2011 2:15:17 PM PST by Gator113 (I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: C210N

Make that intelligent not intellectual


39 posted on 03/05/2011 2:15:34 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The only accurate thing is the charts might be the spelling of the names.....clueless Moonbat whining, and scared sh$tless about Palin.


40 posted on 03/05/2011 2:16:02 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: org.whodat

You are correct, they, the old guard and it is his turn like bob dope are was that dole, whatever, but I would bet at the last minute they will jilt him, Willard, and say in the name of party unity, we will run jeddie bushiee, we are so screwed.


Just to be clear, Palin apparently hired the dude who ran bobdoles’s campaign. She really is stupid.


41 posted on 03/05/2011 2:16:06 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: SeekAndFind

Blodget links to a hit piece on Palin written by his own site’s political analyst and Bush cousin, John Ellis. Everyone says she aced her appearance on Long Island but Ellis predictably trashed it. Ellis even shares a family Bush name: Jeb is short for John Ellis Bush.


42 posted on 03/05/2011 2:16:39 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Responsibility2nd

Yes! Demint/Bauchmann!


43 posted on 03/05/2011 2:16:53 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: SeekAndFind
None Of These 2012 Candidates Can Beat Obama

2012 candidates are running? Who knew?

44 posted on 03/05/2011 2:17:27 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Gator113
Let them riot. There are several groups in this country who's numbers need to be thinned considerably.
45 posted on 03/05/2011 2:17:40 PM PST by NWFLConservative
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To: SeekAndFind
My guess is that ANY Republican could beat Obama if there is an election in 2012. I know I have strong dislikes for some of the Republican prospects (Newt? Give me a break!) but I would vote for any of them against the Kenyan usurper given the chance. My bet is that I do not get the chance.

ML/NJ

46 posted on 03/05/2011 2:18:15 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: SeekAndFind

The chart looks like it was created by a Chris Christie fanboy.


47 posted on 03/05/2011 2:18:24 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: RicocheT

Would you like to offer up the last truly conservative but even vaguely competitive presidential candidate that the press hadn’t savaged before he or she had even announced?


48 posted on 03/05/2011 2:19:06 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: SeekAndFind

A Kangaroo could beat Obama in 12. He will have had 2 more years of total screwups by then.


49 posted on 03/05/2011 2:19:34 PM PST by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: Stepan12

ALL of TV supports him and idiots watch TV. If you are paying for cable or sat TV you are paying for your serfdom. Fox is no better.


50 posted on 03/05/2011 2:19:34 PM PST by Frantzie (HD TV - Total Brain-washing now in High Def. 3-D Coming soon)
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