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Bill Clinton: Romney Would Lose to Obama
UPI ^ | April 2, 2012

Posted on 04/02/2012 6:41:15 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton predicted Monday Mitt Romney would lose in a general election match-up against President Barack Obama.

Clinton told ABC's "Good Morning America" he doubts Romney could rebound from a tough Republican primary and negative ratings.

"Mr. Romney has a different challenge than I did," said Clinton, a Democrat who came back to win a second term in 1996 after a difficult primary and high negative ratings. "Even though he had a bruising primary and higher negatives and I did too, mine was just one long character attack. It was a personal attack on me. You know, 'You shouldn't have this guy be president.'"

Clinton said he was able to stage a comeback because "the American people are inherently fair."

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1 posted on 04/02/2012 6:41:19 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

DUH


2 posted on 04/02/2012 6:44:37 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; a fool in paradise

Bubba a FReeper? Who knew?!


3 posted on 04/02/2012 6:48:49 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: onyx
Well...he has got me there.

It's hard to go for a Statist-lite when you can have the real thing in a full blown Communist.

When are the Republicans going to get it!? We don't want a "Me Too!" alternative to Ubama.

FUMR

And FU too BC! Philandering Jack-wagon!

4 posted on 04/02/2012 6:50:38 PM PDT by KC_Lion (I will NEVER vote for Romney, the GOP will go the way of the Whigs if they nominate him)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They’re both amoral psychopaths but there are several big differences.....in ‘96 unemployment wasn’t 9%,half of American households weren’t getting food stamps,a third of the country’s mortgages weren’t under water and gasoline wasn’t $5 a gallon.


5 posted on 04/02/2012 6:51:33 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oops...forgot to mention...in ‘96 the destruction of this country’s health care system wasn’t an issue.By then the voters had forgotten about HillaryCare.Somehow I doubt that they’ve forgotten about OsamaObamaCare.


6 posted on 04/02/2012 6:57:54 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President To Have Served In My Lifetime.)
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To: KC_Lion

Now that Romney’s got the nomination all but sewn up, FOX News is starting to attack him more than they ever did. This weekend on the Campaign Insiders (Sunday 5:30) Cadell, Schoen, and the conservative spent about 10 minutes just railing into him for gaffes, bad polls, etc. Cadell said the Republicans might need to can him at the convention because there’s no law that says they have to commit political suicide.

Now tonight O’Reilly is openly mocking him for the car elevator thing. Juan Williams says he was enjoying seeing them tear up Romney.

Seems like FOX’s plan all along was to hand Obama the election by shoving the worst possible candidate down our throat by giving him sweetheart coverage until he got the nomination, and then bashing him from that point on. It seems more and more plausible that both the Republican party and the media they’re most in bed with desired this outcome.

As some have theorized, they may think the country’s in a hopeless position and is going to get worse before it’s better, and they want that to happen on Obama’s watch. Or it may be just self-serving. They can have a lot more fat and happy party members if they pack the Congress while letting a Democrat president take the blame for everything.


7 posted on 04/02/2012 6:58:38 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No big thinking here. RINOS never win.


8 posted on 04/02/2012 7:01:38 PM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Clinton is correct. nobama will clean Mittens’ clock. Easily.


9 posted on 04/02/2012 7:03:04 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"the American people are inherently fair."

More like inherently stupid, which is why the Founders didn't put a right to vote in the Constitution and were against Universal Suffrage, in fact warned against it vehemently, as it would result in the destruction of the Republic.

The morons who vote for marxists just happen to be comprised of the same groups that have been enfranchised via Constitutional Amendment over the last 100 years.

What a coincidence!

10 posted on 04/02/2012 7:03:04 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

shutupbill


11 posted on 04/02/2012 7:04:21 PM PDT by FrankR
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Says the man who predicted that Obamacare would make the democrats popular if it passed.


12 posted on 04/02/2012 7:05:44 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: JediJones

If Romney loses after he was shoved down our throats, the DC GOP must either be removed and replaced by real conservatives or there will be a third party. Romney will have my vote if nominated, but he may be the last republican I vote for. A loss means a new start.


13 posted on 04/02/2012 7:06:30 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: KC_Lion
When are the Republicans going to get it!?

I think they will not get it in the next 10,000 years. Sound about right?

14 posted on 04/02/2012 7:10:42 PM PDT by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: ilgipper

Romney will not ever get my vote. He sucks. This party will shove nothing down my throat ever.


15 posted on 04/02/2012 7:20:34 PM PDT by tpuskett
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Mr. Romney has a different challenge than I did,

You mean he has to win a two-man race and actually reach 50% of the vote?

16 posted on 04/02/2012 7:26:13 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I would have to agree with bill on this one


17 posted on 04/02/2012 7:33:19 PM PDT by chicken head
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To: tpuskett

Romney will not ever get my vote. He sucks. This party will shove nothing down my throat ever.

Ah , see it’s working .They want you to question your support for Romney and this is only the start .


18 posted on 04/02/2012 7:36:22 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yes, Bill.. we know.

Now, don`t you have a fat, needy intern to “minister” to, or something?


19 posted on 04/02/2012 7:38:29 PM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

SlicKKK KKKlintler is a lying sack of ****.


20 posted on 04/02/2012 7:40:36 PM PDT by varmintman
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey Billy... I’m really sorry ‘bout your friend and all, but don’t you think you could help us out by exposing Obama? Then none of us would have to worry about Romney getting anywhere near DC, either (I think half of the GOP-e could go down with the DNC if we did the job right when investigating and bringing charges against ALL the accessories to Obama’s fraud and forgery).


21 posted on 04/02/2012 7:52:10 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: ilgipper
If Romney loses after he was shoved down our throats, the DC GOP must either be removed and replaced by real conservatives or there will be a third party.

I may get flamed, but I don't care. The way I see it is this: the moderates/ RINO will always be part of Republican Party, but they only occupy about 1/3 of the members. The failures to nominate a conservative on the top ticket are not caused by the presence and actions of the RINOs, but by the inability of the conservatives to come up with ONE candidate. Yet, instead of looking at the mirror and do something about it, they put the blame solely on the RINOs. Again, and again. Not much different from liberals who never take the blame.

22 posted on 04/02/2012 7:53:57 PM PDT by paudio (no tagline for now...)
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To: FrankR

“Honor is the gift a man gives to himself.”
Robert R. McGregor

“Ah don’ get it, ah really don’t. Huh?”
William J. Clinton


23 posted on 04/02/2012 7:56:42 PM PDT by tumblindice (our new, happy lives)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Bill Clinton: Romney Would Lose to Obama

And Obama isn't going to re-qualify to be on many State's ballots.

So without Obama, who is Bill saying Romney would actually lose to?

Hmmm... lemme think...


24 posted on 04/02/2012 8:04:47 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Romney lied, cheated, stole and he thinks the base will vote for him? He destroyed anyone who got in his way; Newt, Perry, Rick S....

Payback is hell, he won't get my vote ever. He is NO different then obama. He spit in the face of conservatives & he thinks we will give him what he wants? Pure arrogance. A vote for him is a vote for a mini obama. I can't wait until they call me for money or ask who I voting for.

THIRD PARTY!!!

25 posted on 04/02/2012 8:15:46 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mitt 0bamney is just the slightly less Socialist of two candidates.

I won’t hold my nose to vote for either of them.


26 posted on 04/02/2012 8:19:06 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FOCUS ON FACTS: 0bamaCare Hated. Worst Recovery. Failed Stimulus. Worst Deficits.)
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To: paudio

Romney bought and paid for every vote he got. They money also paid for destroying others along the way. He deserves it right? Obama will do to romney what the RNC would not allow Newt or the other primary candidates do; talk about romney’s negative issues. romney has not been vetted, but obama will be glad to do it.


27 posted on 04/02/2012 8:20:23 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: JediJones
Possibly they see Romney as the "least scary" Republican in terms of the independent vote which they're counting on to win veto-proof majorities in the House and Senate. That's the only explanation that makes any sense to me.

I think the Republican Establishment has always viewed Comrade Obama as unbeatable by any of the current candidates. With a Republican Congress there's a chance of heading off the Dictator's legislative takeover at the proverbial pass. Of course with Executive Orders ("Stroke of the pen, law of the land. Pretty cool," in the words of Paul Begala, advisor to President Clinton), that explanation makes less and less sense. That's especially true in terms of the Comrade's warning today about the power of an "unelected" Supreme Court.

The old Chinese curse says: "May you live in interesting times." We do.

28 posted on 04/02/2012 8:26:08 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What’s Bill’s Freep name?

He sounds more Freeper like than we do.


29 posted on 04/02/2012 9:31:37 PM PDT by NoLibZone (We can't allow the horrible death of Trayvon Martin to be used as an excuse to disarm us.)
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To: paudio

Youre getting flamed.The rinos run the party and always have and after RR have made damn sure no conservative will get near the whitehut again that is unless Newt can take down romney.Thats what I want to happen.


30 posted on 04/02/2012 10:07:03 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

That’s the problem. You’re only one conservative, who happens to like Newt. There are many other conservatives who prefer Santorum, or other candidates. My point is that RINO will always have their own preferred candidate, and that should be understood as given in any election. It’s up to the conservatives to offer ONE alternative to the RINO’s candidate. Yet, as you said, after RR conservatives failed to do so. For this reason, I argue that conservatives should look at the mirror when they’re complaining about RINO.


31 posted on 04/02/2012 11:50:49 PM PDT by paudio (no tagline for now...)
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To: Linda Frances; upchuck; chicken head

Everyone knows what Obama stands for. He’s on TV 24/7 and he is still under 50% in most polls. Romney is going through a challenging primary and most people haven’t heard his message yet and he is within striking distance of Obama.

Gas is $4.00 a gallon (not sure what it will be in November), unemployment 8.3%, Obamacare is under attack. These do not typically spell out a landslide for the incumbent. And Obama’s message? I read today it will focus on taxing the rich and class warfare. That does not sound like a winning message. Also, you can’t forget the 2010 midterm schelacking, which no one saw coming then. And Mitt Romney is no John McCain with his train wreck of a campaign and dysfunctional staff.


32 posted on 04/03/2012 2:17:19 AM PDT by dupree
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To: Free ThinkerNY

DUH!!!!!

This isn’t news to anybody but the GOP.....

Everyone knows Pepsi-lite is better for you than Pepsi. Yet Pepsi outsells Pepsi-lite...everywhere...all the time. Obama will wipe the floor with his Caucasian mini-me....


33 posted on 04/03/2012 4:04:31 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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