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Freindly Fire: Why Romney will lose to Obama
The Delaware County Daily Times ^ | March 16, 2012 | Chris Freind

Posted on 03/30/2012 6:09:03 AM PDT by Josh Painter

Being in the media, I have no friends, as it should be. If I did, however, 3 of 10 Republicans would surely take offense to this column, since it points out what is increasingly obvious to everyone but Mitt Romney’s 30 percent base of support: Mitt won’t beat Barack Obama.

Should Romney become the GOP nominee - likely, but not certain - he will have a difficult time unseating the President. Can he win? Given the stagnant economy, high unemployment, and skyrocketing gas prices, yes. But will he? No.

Since many Republicans are calling this election the most important in history, it’s worth a look at why Romney will fall short:

1) He cannot relate. Nominating Romney would be par for the course for a GOP that likes to elevate stiff, out-of-touch pols who can’t relate to most Americans. John McCain, Bob Dole, and George Bush I (after he acted like he had better things to do than campaign for reelection) are prime examples.

Of course, it is rare for an incumbent president to lose, which occurred only four times in the 20th century. But in those instances, sitting presidents lost to charismatic leaders articulating bold visions. Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton achieved success over Jimmy Carter and George H. W. Bush, because, more than anything, they were extremely effective communicators, speaking from the heart rather than a script. There was a widespread perception among Americans that these candidates were talking directly to them - that they were leaders who innately understood what the problems were, and how to solve them.

On a scale of one to 10, Romney’s ability in this regard is zero. Not only is he unable to relate, but when he tries, things gets worse...

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; gop; mittromney
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To: Biff55

I refuse to identify myself as a Republican. I think I am an independent as I have nothing but disgust for the way the ‘establishment’ has chosen our losers over the years.

But my only goal for this election is to defeat Obama....this we must do even if the GOP gives us Howdy Doody.


51 posted on 03/30/2012 7:05:31 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: cripplecreek
It is worth noting that other Republican politicians who are more effective speakers and more charismatic than Romney, or for that matter, his three competitors, stayed out of the race. Sarah Palin, Paul Ryan, and Jeb Bush come to mind. Of the four remaining candidates, Gingrich is by far the most charismatic, the least gaffe prone, and, while he has a few positions he regrets, he does not have either the flip-flopper image of Romney nor the way off the mainstream quotes of Santorum or Paul. However, Gingrich carries way more personal and other baggage than the other three combined.

But $4-5/gallon gas, 8%+ unemployment (perhaps really more than 10%), trillion plus deficits, overly aggressive regulation, and overplaying the race card may seal Obama's fate even if Romney is less than stellar. Unlike Dole and McCain, or for that matter, Kerry and Dukakis, he does not have a day job to fall back on. Romney seems far more goal driven than any of the past losers, and has very strong financial backing. Independents and upper middle income whites are slipping away from Obama, as are non-black youth and Hispanics. The relative strength of Paul's campaign this year (usually 3rd or 4th, but roughly doubling his popular vote from 2008 levels) is evidence of Generation Y and younger Generation X voters' disenchantment with the President. Obama's support of Trayvon Martin vs. the part-Hispanic, and Latin American appearing, George Zimmerman, will not play well with that voter bloc. It may be as big a strategic mistake as was the 2000 deporation of Elian Gonzales,

The key for Romney is to nominate a strong and articulate movement conservative (and young, no Dick Cheney or Joe Biden) for the VP slot, keep Ron Paul and his crowd from actively supporting the Libertarians, and play hardball in states like NC, FL, OH, MO, and PA, to lessen the impact of Democrat ballot box dirty tricks.

52 posted on 03/30/2012 7:06:07 AM PDT by Wallace T.
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To: I am Richard Brandon

If it were up to me I would have 10 primary dates set in stone with 5 geographically diverse states voting in each on a rotating system. I would also require that delegate allocation rules be firmly in place 6 months before the primary elections so we don’t have after the vote rule changes like Michigan.


53 posted on 03/30/2012 7:06:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Wallace T.
The key for Romney is to nominate a strong and articulate movement conservative

He can pack Jesus Christ if he wants, he'll still lose.
54 posted on 03/30/2012 7:08:28 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: ScottinVA
Right... I meant outside FR.. I haven't heard that from anywhere. The best reaction Romney garners is, "Well, I guess."

Nobody is excited about Romney. Even Romney knows this. His support comes almost entirely from people who believe that if nothing else, he stands the best chance of defeating Obama.

55 posted on 03/30/2012 7:10:36 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: Josh Painter

Like I’m going to vote for Ubama?


56 posted on 03/30/2012 7:11:43 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Wallace T.

Bumping your excellent post, Wallace.


57 posted on 03/30/2012 7:11:59 AM PDT by Miss Behave (All ways, always.)
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To: Josh Painter
If you think about it, Romney makes the best case as to why his election isn't important. He said he won't “light his hair on fire”. He doesn't project any feeling of urgency that if Obama isn't removed now that the country will end in a 2nd term. I'm sure he wouldn't call Obama a socialist. So if Mitt doesn't think it's that big of a deal, I guess it isn't.
58 posted on 03/30/2012 7:12:43 AM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: throwback

Just wait till he shakes off his “far right” views after winning the nomination.


59 posted on 03/30/2012 7:21:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Josh Painter

You all seem so very proud of yourselves to be contributing to a second Obama term. I hope you are just as proud come January 20, 2013.


60 posted on 03/30/2012 7:31:20 AM PDT by lrvp99
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To: Drew68

Thank you for posting this. I have never read so much hate written for a republican candidate as that written about Romney. I voted for Ron Paul, here in Louisiana. I knew he would not win, but I did not want to vote for Santorum. Newt had no chance here either. He even got booed visiting Tulane, his old Alma Mater. In the coming election I will vote for the Republican nominee, if it is Romney, he will get my vote. I believe that Andrew Britbart had it right at CPAC, when he said the same thing. Anybody but Obama. Romney has one thing that Obama does not have...Romney has a heart. Yes, I have done my own research on Romney, since we are not getting anything good about Roomney here.


61 posted on 03/30/2012 7:31:30 AM PDT by peekaboo
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To: Drew68

Thank you for posting this. I have never read so much hate written for a republican candidate as that written about Romney. I voted for Ron Paul, here in Louisiana. I knew he would not win, but I did not want to vote for Santorum. Newt had no chance here either. He even got booed visiting Tulane, his old Alma Mater. In the coming election I will vote for the Republican nominee, if it is Romney, he will get my vote. I believe that Andrew Britbart had it right at CPAC, when he said the same thing. Anybody but Obama. Romney has one thing that Obama does not have...Romney has a heart. Yes, I have done my own research on Romney, since we are not getting anything good about Roomney here.


62 posted on 03/30/2012 7:31:34 AM PDT by peekaboo
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To: Drew68

Thank you for posting this. I have never read so much hate written for a republican candidate as that written about Romney. I voted for Ron Paul, here in Louisiana. I knew he would not win, but I did not want to vote for Santorum. Newt had no chance here either. He even got booed visiting Tulane, his old Alma Mater. In the coming election I will vote for the Republican nominee, if it is Romney, he will get my vote. I believe that Andrew Britbart had it right at CPAC, when he said the same thing. Anybody but Obama. Romney has one thing that Obama does not have...Romney has a heart. Yes, I have done my own research on Romney, since we are not getting anything good about Roomney here.


63 posted on 03/30/2012 7:31:41 AM PDT by peekaboo
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To: peekaboo

I apologize for the tree posts, I hit it twice because the message would not transmit. Sorry


64 posted on 03/30/2012 7:34:24 AM PDT by peekaboo
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To: Josh Painter
Author makes 3 points:

1) Romney makes gaffes "y'all, grits, etc".

2) Romney not so popular

3) Romney flip-flops

Then because of these he maintains he will lose to Obama. Wait...Obama never gaffes, is popular and never flip-flops?

What a ridiculous column. I don't like Romney, but this writing is trash.

65 posted on 03/30/2012 8:07:38 AM PDT by what's up
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To: what's up

I am not as upset with Romney’s flip flops as I am with the issues that Romney refuses to flip on, namely Romneycare.

The only significant difference between Romneycare and Obamacare is the state mandate vs the federal mandate, yet Romney has refused to admit that any type of socialized medicine would be a disaster for the country.

The federal mandate is unconstitutional, but it isn’t the only problem that conservatives have with government run health care.


66 posted on 03/30/2012 8:12:17 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Drew68

Romney is doing so well he lost 8 Republican states to Santorum. Romney has only won 7 or 8 democrat leaning states that will go for Obama. And he won 4 purple states. He has only 2 republican states. Romney is doing “well” because rino cronies live in liberal states in both parties. Those are not the conservative tea party base. The good-guys are far out numbered in those states.


67 posted on 03/30/2012 8:14:14 AM PDT by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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To: COBOL2Java

And medichlorians..


68 posted on 03/30/2012 8:17:55 AM PDT by JSDude1
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To: cripplecreek

Wonder if it’s possible to put together a list of publically known delegates we can contact to tell them ABR before ABO.


69 posted on 03/30/2012 8:18:23 AM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: ScottinVA
Romney has NO base

Not entirely true. He's got the Mormons and the Peggy Noonan/Dana PeRINO-ish RINOs. Although we're never quite sure if the latter will end up voting for Obama.

70 posted on 03/30/2012 8:21:25 AM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: cripplecreek
I don't know. If conservatives know that a strong, consistent, young, and ethically and morally clean conservative is the heir apparent, it may well play against apathy. (I am thinking of Paul Ryan, but I don't know how he will play outside the Badger State.) Plus the economic circumstances are closer to those of 1980 and 1992, when incumbents were defeated, than 1996 or 2004. Ironically, Gingrich and the Republican Congress forced Clinton to the center after the 1994 elections, helping to boost the economy through tax cuts and controls on spending. The resultant economic turnaround greatly benefited Clinton's re-election. Traditional Democrat Keynesianism, including the stimulus packages, has likely prolonged the recession, resulting in a sluggish economy.

Romney is way more of an overachiever than Dole or McCain were. He is not going through the motions.

71 posted on 03/30/2012 8:21:34 AM PDT by Wallace T.
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To: sand lake bar
I will absolutely vote for Romney. Obama is a hard leftist—a communist. Romney is nowhere near that.

Neither was Bill Clinton. But most of us were hoping for a better choice than Barack Obama and Bill Clinton this election.

72 posted on 03/30/2012 8:22:45 AM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: radioone
Mitt may not be our panacea, but “O” and his czars and federal regulators could get totally out of control in a 2nd term.

What's better, a newly rebranded liberal-led Republican party with a mandate and a majority in Congress who will do whatever their leader Mitt wants? Or an unpopular left-wing President who will be gridlocked by a Republican Congress from doing anything? Not to mention, the opposing party usually wins seats 2 years after a President is elected, which means Mitt might have a Democrat Congress to play footsie with in 2014. And he certainly loved rubber-stamping everything the Dems wanted in Taxachusetts.

73 posted on 03/30/2012 8:26:59 AM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP; dforest
According to Real Cleat Politics polling, Santorum polls best against Obama.

Did you intentionally lie like that? Or are you simply unable to access current polling data?

He wasn't lying. You need to check Real CLEAT Politics. Santorum still has the most popular footwear.


74 posted on 03/30/2012 8:29:43 AM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: JediJones
What's better, a newly rebranded liberal-led Republican party with a mandate and a majority in Congress who will do whatever their leader Mitt wants? Or an unpopular left-wing President who will be gridlocked by a Republican Congress from doing anything? Not to mention, the opposing party usually wins seats 2 years after a President is elected, which means Mitt might have a Democrat Congress to play footsie with in 2014. And he certainly loved rubber-stamping everything the Dems wanted in Taxachusetts.

Stop making sense! You'll give the Romneybots a headache!

75 posted on 03/30/2012 8:33:07 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (Mitt Romney is SEVERELY conservative - and I'm SEVERELY against giving him my vote!)
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To: Josh Painter

Romney isn’t supposed to win the presidency, he’s only supposed to win the Republican nomination. The liberals get to decide the nominees for both parties. The Republican nomination process needs to be scrapped. The Democrats have figured out how to game it. All this baloney about which state has the first primary is baloney. Hold them all the same day. The Democrats are way more serious about politics than the Republicans. They are more serious because they are in politics to loot the public treasury.


76 posted on 03/30/2012 8:33:11 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Mozilla
Romney is doing so well he lost 8 Republican states to Santorum. Romney has only won 7 or 8 democrat leaning states that will go for Obama. And he won 4 purple states. He has only 2 republican states. Romney is doing “well” because rino cronies live in liberal states in both parties. Those are not the conservative tea party base. The good-guys are far out numbered in those states.

And Romney will undoubtedly carry California and New York. This is why we get moderates. We let blue states pick our nominees. Perhaps the Republican party could address this by giving added weight to delegates from those states that went Republican in the previous election? If not, we will forever be doomed to candidates palatable to California and New York voters, while continuing to lose those states in the general election.

77 posted on 03/30/2012 8:35:04 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: blueunicorn6
The Republican nomination process needs to be scrapped.

Yes. See my post above this one.

78 posted on 03/30/2012 8:36:09 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: Le Chien Rouge

Yes, you will be blamed by the Party pukes and the liberals of the party. Remember, loyalty is a one way street with this bunch. You and other conservatives will be excoriated, preached at, talked down to even more, yet you will not be asked to leave the party because they can’t win without you.

Them losing the election without your support because they pushed through a liberal as the nominee will not even register as a brain fart in their closed minds.


79 posted on 03/30/2012 8:36:46 AM PDT by sarge83
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To: peekaboo
I apologize for the tree posts

Tree posts for tree-fiddy.

80 posted on 03/30/2012 8:37:17 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: I am Richard Brandon
Take the early GOP Primaries away from the Northeast. The likelyhood of them endorsing a Conservative is rather low. Imagine the media having to report a Conservative winning for the first 10 Primaries.

Iowa and New Hampshire seem to eternally set our nomination process up as a contest between a Christian right favorite and a RINO golden boy, with the crony capitalist Wall Street donors breaking the tie for whichever candidate is most likely to promise them a steady flow of tax breaks and bailout cash. Common sense conservatism doesn't stand a chance.

81 posted on 03/30/2012 8:37:17 AM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: JediJones

It was a typo, you jackass, and I corrected it below. So stuff it.

Go look at Real CLEAR Politics and you will see that what I said was true.

You really didn’t think Newt would poll well, did you? LOLOL


82 posted on 03/30/2012 8:38:58 AM PDT by dforest
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To: jjm2111

Romney would win easy unless the far right joins team Obama. There is much to debate about Romney but much more so regarding Obama and his stewardship of the SS USA. If some how the we on the right side of the spectrum (no matter how close to the center right or far right) allow Obama another term in which I must live another 4 precious years of my life I will join the ranks of those whom leave the party for a (I) or (L) next to my name. I know there is a purest swagger here at FR and I carry that same swagger in my life but I also live in a realistic world where our representatives will have too lead us ALL. And fact is we are ALL not the same in this country across that entire spectrum. If we hold Congress, gain the Senate and have even a moderate at the helm we ALL win.....


83 posted on 03/30/2012 8:41:08 AM PDT by Republic Rocker
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To: Buckeye McFrog
This stuff is sending white voters running away from the Democrats in droves. It’s the same dynamic that drove Richard Nixon to two national landslide victories.

Except white voters are a lower percentage than they were in Nixon's time, right? Maybe this could make the Hispanics more skeptical of Obama though if the media stops calling Zimmerman "white." Problem is these issues are forgotten so fast and unlike the contraception deal, the Republicans can't exactly bring up Zimmerman in a campaign ad.

84 posted on 03/30/2012 8:42:33 AM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: jveritas

If Obama puts the entire Strategic Petroleum Reserve on the open market in October, does he have to count that as an in-kind campaign contribution from the U.S. Treasury?


85 posted on 03/30/2012 8:46:05 AM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: dforest
Go look at Real CLEAR Politics and you will see that what I said was true.

Except it's NOT true! I don't know if you're clicking on some alternate universe internet but the real clear politics I visited just a minute ago currently has Obama beating Romney by an average of 5 points and Obama beating Santorum by an average of 8.1 points.

86 posted on 03/30/2012 8:51:33 AM PDT by Drew68
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To: Josh Painter
It need not come to this, yet another out of touch establishment rino standard bearer to lead the Republican party and the nation.

But, that's what happens in our 1.5 party system.

And that's what we've come to expect from a party that is far more interested in the other party's opinion and good will than that of their own base.

More and more, it looks like the Tea party infusion isn't going to ease the GOPe's death grip on the ailing party.

If that's how it goes, it will take a third party to give us an actual two party system once again.

Bottom line? I can't/won't vote for mitt romney.

I've used up whatever it was that let me vote that way after voting for Bush, Dole, Bush, Bush and, *shudder* John McCain. It's all gone.

I don't think the GOPe wants to win this one anyway. They see the progressive/obama made disaster that's coming and they want all the pain, misery and blame to fall on obama, Reid, Pelousy and the rest of the demonrats.

Then, assuming their is a country that survives the second term of obama, the republican calvary rides in to save us.

87 posted on 03/30/2012 8:53:32 AM PDT by GBA (America has been infected. Be the cure!)
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To: Drew68
Nobody is excited about Romney. Even Romney knows this. His support comes almost entirely from people who believe that if nothing else, he stands the best chance of defeating Obama.

Which is fundamentally irrational, is it not? If they're not excited about Romney and no one they know is excited about Romney, who do they think is going to be excited about him in November? Their mythical, stereotypical, fantasy image of what an "independent" voter is? Since when did the average voter become an expert at reading the minds in the future of people they've never met?

88 posted on 03/30/2012 8:54:25 AM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: jjm2111

Tragic, even dangerous, that we’re coming down to that. The anti-Romney crowd, stuck with him as the best viable choice, is relegated to either voting “ABO” or failing to act against the greater evil.

Voting the lesser of two evils sucks because you still get evil. Accelerating toward economic ruin is a bad time for a “go along to get along”, “don’t disrupt things too much” candidate, preferable only because the alternative is keeping the maniac who is accelerating toward the cliff with an evil laugh (knowing he has the only parachute).


89 posted on 03/30/2012 8:55:09 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Josh Painter

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90 posted on 03/30/2012 8:55:35 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

yup


91 posted on 03/30/2012 9:00:12 AM PDT by jenk (The country needs Sarah Palin and the Constitution.)
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To: Drew68

I didn’t say they were polling ahead of Obama. I said that that was the order they were in up against Obama this morning. That may have changed. I was looking at the March 29th polls.

And really, I think any of them could beat Obama in a fair race. Obama stinks, and the crap he has been pulling this week is not a plus for Obama.


92 posted on 03/30/2012 9:00:48 AM PDT by dforest
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To: southernmomma

From the article:

“While it will be a bitter pill to swallow, those on the Right would be wise to realize two things. The “Anyone But Obama” approach is a losing strategy, since negative premises always produce inferior candidates.”

Romney is about as “inferior” as we can find. I won’t vote for him. Not now, not in November, not EVER!


93 posted on 03/30/2012 9:02:38 AM PDT by oldfart (Obama nation = abomination. Think about it!)
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To: Mercat

it’s the guy’s name. hence the column name. chris freind


94 posted on 03/30/2012 9:03:53 AM PDT by jenk (The country needs Sarah Palin and the Constitution.)
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To: Drew68

Yes. I agree. The Republican party is letting the most liberal states like New Hampshire pick our candidates.


95 posted on 03/30/2012 9:09:20 AM PDT by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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To: cripplecreek

I encourage all to write to their congressman, state and national GOP chairs and tell them that you will not vote for Mitt Romney under any circumstances. . . .

__________________________________________________________

I will vote for any Republican against ANY Democrat, Period.

I’m surely not sure Romney can beat Obama. I’m not sure that anybody could bead Obama but, I really don’t think Newt Gingrich could beat Obama. I once thought Santorum could but he has now exposed himself as a foot eater.

There is little hope that there will be a Republican President, but, hope or not I will vote for any Republican over Any Democrat.


96 posted on 03/30/2012 9:24:02 AM PDT by JAKraig (Surely my religion is at least as good as yours)
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To: JAKraig

I won’t encourage the GOP to screw conservatives again.


97 posted on 03/30/2012 9:26:41 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Mercat

Chris Freind
Freindly is a takeoff on his name.
The proper word is “advice.”


98 posted on 03/30/2012 9:38:32 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: andy58-in-nh
Obama is a Marxist. I'm pretty sure Romney is not.
Obama clearly detests free enterprise and American exceptionalism, and wants to redistribute our wealth to other countries. Romney obviously does not.

OK, Romney is not a Marxist. But he's far too much of a statist to be counted a true free enterprise person. His only quibble is about whether the feds, the state, or cities and towns should rule. Even in his much-touted Olympics (still don't know what that was all about) and Bain experience, not to mention his experience as MA governor, he's a huge fan of gov't bailout, gov't subsidies, gov't in general, especially where it can be lobbied to further his own interests (as in the "carried interest" that let's him pay the 15% capital gains rate on income that isn't).

99 posted on 03/30/2012 9:58:59 AM PDT by maryz
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To: Le Chien Rouge
On election day,IF I write in another candidate(Sarah Palin) and Obama wins, will I be blamed for Romney losing??

Of course you will.

There seem to be a lot of people on this site who are perfectly content with letting the Republican elites force another liberal down our throats since he's not Baraq.

Not by name, anyway.

100 posted on 03/30/2012 10:02:00 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Myth Romney: "Governor Goodhair" is really just a Whig.)
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