Skip to comments.Reuters: Obama’s campaign team wants to face Perry (easier to beat than the more moderate Romney)
Posted on 08/18/2011 6:30:22 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
When you’ve got a record of economic achievement as solid as The One’s, why care who your opponent is?
The Texas governor, a social and fiscal conservative, is seen by Obama’s top election campaigners and fundraisers as easier to beat than the more moderate Mitt Romney in the presidential election.
“I was praying Perry would get in the race,” said a former White House aide closely linked to Obama’s campaign.
While Obama’s campaign headquarters in Chicago will not talk on the record about possible election rivals, fundraisers, senior activists and influential Chicagoans close to the president say Perry’s more polarizing views make him a bigger target for the Democrat in a general election…
Michele Bachmann, a senior Tea Party figure, is the Republican contender the Obama campaigners would most like to take on in 2012, although she seems unlikely to win the nomination, according to several sources close to the Obama campaign.
Reverse psychology! But wait — they really would prefer to face Bachmann, no? And not just because she’s the furthest to the right of the big three in the field. She has no executive experience, her campaign isn’t as focused on jobs as Romney’s and Perry’s are, and colorful oppo-research material about her keeps popping up. Yesterday it was her security staffers being oddly aggressive with the press; today it’s the claim that she used to refer to herself as “Dr. Michele Bachmann.” None of that matters in isolation, but the point of oppo is to create a total picture, piece by piece, of a candidate being too risky for the presidency. So they’re using regular psychology in saying they want to face Bachmann — but reverse psychology in saying they want to face Perry so that Republicans won’t nominate him? Or are they using reverse-reverse psychology, knowing that Republicans will assume they’re using reverse psychology and will therefore want to nominate Perry, who really is the candidate the White House secretly wants to face? It is odd that they’d go public with this knowing how conservatives will react unless they’re deliberately trying to elevate Perry. Easily the best primary endorsement he’s gotten by far.
The Cold War generation had Kremlinology, we have this. Exit question: What’s it all about, Alfie?
Reuters’ wishful thinking.....knowing that Perry would bitchslap the AnointedIdiot all day long.....=.=
They have no damn clue who best to run against.
Rick Perry believes exactly the same thing about open borders and illegal aliens as Obama. And Perry has done great things to help Muslims in Texas.
Obama can skin Perry like a catfish with those two issues.
It is not their choice!
“Pleeez, don’t thow me in dat der briar patch....!
Right. McCain was quite a challenge.
Hehehehe, just wait until Sarah joins the race.
Perry: The Troops Prefer A President Who’s Worn The Uniform
Obama: Watch Your Mouth, But I’ll Cut You Some Slack
Perry: You’re Killing Jobs
RE: Obama can skin Perry like a catfish with those two issues
And Obama is better than Perry on those issues?
Obama’s Justice Department sued Arizona for trying to enforce immigration laws.
And of course, never mind that Obama has always been suspected of being soft on Muslims to a point where he snubs Israel.. and let’s not forget that (fair or unfair) many suspect that he’s secretly a Muslim himself.
If they both believe the same about illegal immigration and muslims how would Obama "skin" Perry? If they both have the same views on a topic (hypothetically speaking) then that topic is essentially taken off the table. It's comparative analysis 101.
RE: Hehehehe, just wait until Sarah joins the race.
November 2011 is the cut off date by which I’ll hold up some hope that she will announce. After that, I’ll just wait for her next reality show.
Even Donald D. Duck with modest financial backing could beat the Fabulous Zero. I heard Rush say that their strategy is to run against Romney, so look for them to try to take out Perry now.
Obama knows he's going to lose in 2012. His objective now is to raise plenty of money, and spend it with people who will kick back a large percentage to O's offshore accounts. He loses, but has plenty of money to ride into the sunset with.
In order to accomplish this, he needs an evangelical Christian to run against, in order to get large sums of money from anti-Christians who fly into a rage at the mere thought that a serious Christian would be in the White House.
What do you think?
Just like they ‘feared’ McCain last time. riiiiight.
2. My reading is that Obama would most like to face Romney. First, it won't matter who wins, since both will continue ObamaCare and big government. Second, Romney doesn't have a lot of support from conservatives, and he's not going to take liberal votes away from the community organizer, so Romney would give Obama a better chance than anyone with values and beliefs. Finally, Romney has a huge amount of baggage that is sitting around not being aired, so it will be "news" if Mitt gets the nomination and the media decide to release the dirt.
Carter was thrilled when Reagan got the GOP nomination in 1980. He wanted to run against the extremist. How’d that turn out, Jimmah?