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40-state sweep
Dail Mail ^ | April 1, 2012 | Don Surber

Posted on 04/18/2012 6:19:47 PM PDT by QT3.14

Two years ago today, I predicted a 51-seat gain in the House of Representatives for the Republican Party. At the time, experts gave Democrats better than even odds of maintaining the House. Given that they had a 76-seat advantage — Republicans would need to flip 39 seats to take the House — that seemed reasonable. To be sure, most voters wanted the newly enacted Obamacare repealed, but experts said voters would get over that by November, when the economy picked up.

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1 posted on 04/18/2012 6:19:49 PM PDT by QT3.14
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To: QT3.14
I thought we had 57 states. That's what the dummy said.
2 posted on 04/18/2012 6:23:29 PM PDT by mardi59 ( Go Newt!!)
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To: QT3.14

We’ll see.


3 posted on 04/18/2012 6:27:57 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: QT3.14
The 2012 election is all about Barack Obama.

I don't agree on the 40 state sweep and don't consider it productive to speculate, but I do consider this a very strong year for the GOP as long as we stay motivated to go the the polls. I've said for two years (on FR and not just professionally) that this election will be an up or down vote on BO, and the GOP nominee is almost irrelevant in terms of the election outcome, so I'll agree that this is all about Obama. It's just a shame that Romney is leading for the nomination.

4 posted on 04/18/2012 6:32:28 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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To: QT3.14
A 40-state sweep for Mitt Romney harkens only to Reagan’s victories in 1980 and 1984, but it will do.

I base my prediction on several factors:

1. Mitt Romney did well in all the Republican primaries in blue states. This shows he has organized Republicans in those states, even though they are small in number. Judging by my experience in West Virginia, they tend to be just as conservative as the Republicans elsewhere — it is tougher to be a minority than a majority — but they are pragmatic.

2. Mitt Romney should put New England in play. Boston dominates that section of the country and the people in that area know him. He’s the Mormon Kennedy to them. He does not smoke or drink. Ah, there’s a religion that the Kennedy clan should consider.

3. Barack Obama is running scared. 4 years ago, he was a blank slate. Today his blackboard is filled with a lot of action and little results. The $787 billion stimulus did nothing. The $700 billion TARP went into bankers pockets. The GM bailout affected only 1 in 5 Americans who actually buy a GM or Chrysler. The Arab Spring backfired. He gave up on Iraq and we are being tossed out of Afghanistan.

4. Obamacare. Never has a presidential domestic policy been so despised. The Vietnam War was more popular in 1968 — and LBJ decided against another term.


What a joke of an article.

Point by Point:

1. These blue states he talks about, went for Obama big time against John McCain, and while Obama has been miserable from a Republican perspective and an absolute piece of crap from a conservative perspective, his behavior only strengthens his appeal to his core constituencies in these "Blue" States. Romney, because he looks so much like Obama with respect to their actual records, doesn't stand a chance in these "Blue" States. It is actually the reverse of what the GOP-E toady is stating. This is so bad it would seem that Karl Rove wrote this piece of make-believe.
2. ditto for #2.
3. This will help Romney somewhat, but Romney's own record of supporting TARP and the bailouts and his agressive use of fees/taxes to try and balance the MA budget as Governor coupled with his RomneyCare will be used by Obama and the Media to completely neutralize this advantage.
4. This one is just plain laughable. RomneyCare, which Romney refuses to state the obvious about, that it was Socialized Medicine at it's worse and a glaring mistake, will be hung around Mitt Romney's neck like an anchor.

I hope the original intent of the OP was not to drum up support for Romney with this drivel as it's does nothing to support the contention that Romney can even squeak out a win, much less a landslide like this head-in-the-sand author of the article wants to believe.
5 posted on 04/18/2012 6:37:08 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Pollster1

Having Romney as the candidate would be the best thing for Obama because it could suppress the conservative vote, which would affect not only the presidential election but also all the candidates down-ballot.

I think the people who are backing Romney are doing so because they believe he is “electable”. But if what you’re saying is true, Joe Blow from off the street is “electable”.

We need to fight to keep Romney from being the GOP candidate. What’s the difference between the feds coercing people into performing abortions against their will and a STATE coercing people into performing abortions against their will? It’s tyranny either way, and as long as our candidate is just as bad as Obama on Obamacare we’ve shot ourselves in the foot on an issue that resonates with 60-75% of the public.


6 posted on 04/18/2012 6:41:34 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: QT3.14
40-state sweep

Maybe for Obama, but not for that lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal Romney when his actual record shows nothing to recommend him to the base of the Party.

On almost nothing does Romney's actual record diverge from Obama's record. He IS just a whiter shade of fail:


7 posted on 04/18/2012 6:42:18 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Pollster1

Romney will keep the Republican vote down ~ maybe by as much as 15 or 20% if the Virginia experience is any guide.


8 posted on 04/18/2012 6:48:54 PM PDT by muawiyah (ue)
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To: muawiyah

But obama has the opposite effect on republican voters. So maybe it’s a wash.


9 posted on 04/18/2012 6:52:03 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: SoConPubbie

Too bad that chart is irrelevant. Newt won’t be on the ballot in November.

That leaves us with 0bama, and 0bama-lite.


10 posted on 04/18/2012 6:52:53 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: stephenjohnbanker

You would have to shoot me, chain me to a wall, run me over w a steamroller, shoot a nuke in my hood to get me from not voting this communist demon out of office in November


11 posted on 04/18/2012 6:54:02 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: SoConPubbie

This guy links his 2010 article in the article itself. I hate Romney, but I am ABO.

You could put up BTK killer, oj, BTK killer, vandersloot, madoff, whoever, I will vote to oust the usurper.


12 posted on 04/18/2012 6:56:57 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: mamelukesabre

Whatever boost Obama gives you’ll lose all of that and then some ~ historic low turnout fur shur!


13 posted on 04/18/2012 6:59:22 PM PDT by muawiyah (ue)
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To: QT3.14

I’ll see your 40 and bet 46....zero is that bad. Although I wish it were newt, it won’t make any difference who heads the ticket. By Nov people will be flat out angry and disgusted.


14 posted on 04/18/2012 6:59:22 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: KoRn
Too bad that chart is irrelevant. Newt won’t be on the ballot in November.

That leaves us with 0bama, and 0bama-lite.


You don't know that, only God knows that, and for you to spread that kind of nonsense on FreeRepublic is reprehensible, not to mention you are now a surrender Monkey!
15 posted on 04/18/2012 7:05:28 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: paul51

If it looks like Obama will lose in a landslide he’ll make sure we don’t have an election rather than try to steal it. They can only steal it if the polls allow it.


16 posted on 04/18/2012 7:09:16 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: butterdezillion
What’s the difference between the feds coercing people into performing abortions against their will and a STATE coercing people into performing abortions against their will?

Actually there is a huge difference. You can move from a state freely. That's the whole point of our federal system: States can experiment with (even really bad) stuff, and people can vote with their feet. Leaving the US is a whole different thing.

That said, RomneyCare did lay the groundwork for ObamaCare - including mandated abortions - and for that I can't forgive Romney.

17 posted on 04/18/2012 7:09:28 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: SoConPubbie

That is a great chart! Odumb0/Romney positions versus Newt! Go Newt! As Winston Churchill said, Don’t ever, ever, ever, ever give up (or something like that!)


18 posted on 04/18/2012 7:13:06 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Pollster1
I don't agree on the 40 state sweep and don't consider it productive to speculate, but I do consider this a very strong year for the GOP

Not likely, but not impossible either. At the moment Romney has 48% of registered voters. GOP traditionally better among likely, but we only have the numbers for registered. There is 8% undecided, and undecided break for the challenger 80/20. Even in years where the challenger gets creamed. So adding his 48% to the likely 6.4% from the undecided an you get 54.4%. In 1980 Reagan only got 50.75%. And that was a 44 state slaughter. The numbers are nearly identical to 1988, and that was also a 40 state pounding for the Dems.

I don't think the numbers will hold after Obama cuts lose on Romney. But to be honest can he say anything worse about Romney that we already have? I mean if he said Romney supported murdering babies most of the people on this forum would point out that they have been saying that for several years now. How much worse can Romney suck than he already does?
19 posted on 04/18/2012 7:16:52 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: QT3.14; All
The 2012 election is all about Barack Obama. For such a vain narcissist, Barack Obama sure is trying to get out of the spotlight on this one. That shows how little chance he really has.

Big time. I totally disagree with the notion Obama and Romney are the same...Romney can be pushed to the right--Rush Limbaugh and Daniel Henninger of the Wall Street Journal have been saying that for a while. Obama cannot.

Obama hates Israel. Romney doesn't.

Obama hates capitalism. Romney is a capitalist, whatever else he may be.

Yeah, Romney has some paternalism in him...but heck, so did Ronald Reagan (did you see Ann Coulter's link to Reagan's 1987 plans for "Catastrophic" national health insurance?)....this doesn't mean he is an Alinsky Disciple.

Of course Romney needs to have a strong conservative House and Senate holding him in check...but I'd rather take my chances at a Romney White House and a couple of Republican houses of Congress than the Obamaphiles and two Democrat houses....hell, look what happened to the Republic from 2009 to 2011.

20 posted on 04/18/2012 7:18:24 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: QT3.14

BS. Obama has at least 240 EVs guaranteed to him on a silver platter before the first popular votes are counted. Romney has roughly 170.

The days of GOPers blowing out Dem opponents are long gone. The browning demographics and the massive numbers in the dependency class have wiped all the traditional advantages away.

The most comical piece in the story is the idea Romney could put New England in play. Oh, please.


21 posted on 04/18/2012 7:19:54 PM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: Pollster1

I agree with Ted Nugent.......It is so important that Zero is defeated, that if the R Candidate turns out to be Romney, we all do everything in our power to get him elected and bring this four year nightmare to an end!

I wanted Sarah Palin.....then one-by-one, several others, and none of them were Romney. But if it turns out to BE Romney, I’ll be @#%&! if I;m going to sit home and pout and suck my thumb because I didn’t get my way! Neither YOU, nor I, nor our formerly Blessed Country can withstand 4 more years of Marxism and unelected Czars!


22 posted on 04/18/2012 7:22:35 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: QT3.14

This article s nothing but insular, self-congratulatory drivel.

The author assumes that everybody hates Obama as much as we do. They don’t. There is a large chunk of the American electorate who can’t wait to vote for him again because they think they’ll finally get some o’ dat pie this time around.

Thinking that Blue states are going to vote for Romney in the *general* just because liberal Republicans (who generally make up small minorities of the total voter pool) in these states went for Romney in the *primary* is the height of foolishness.

Obama’s campaign will be so hypocritical that they will have no problem simultaneously defending ObamaCare while hanging Romneycare around Willard’s neck like a boat anchor. At the very best, we can expect that Romney will be neutralised on this issue by his own continued support of Romneycare.

Romney will depress conservative voter turnout like nobody’s business. You think 2008 with McCain was bad? Wait until Romney kills the downticket turnout and loses us the House as well as losing to Obama.

Thanks GOP-E. You’ve done your job well.


23 posted on 04/18/2012 7:29:37 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Anybody but Obama and Romney)
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To: QT3.14

This article s nothing but insular, self-congratulatory drivel.

The author assumes that everybody hates Obama as much as we do. They don’t. There is a large chunk of the American electorate who can’t wait to vote for him again because they think they’ll finally get some o’ dat pie this time around.

Thinking that Blue states are going to vote for Romney in the *general* just because liberal Republicans (who generally make up small minorities of the total voter pool) in these states went for Romney in the *primary* is the height of foolishness.

Obama’s campaign will be so hypocritical that they will have no problem simultaneously defending ObamaCare while hanging Romneycare around Willard’s neck like a boat anchor. At the very best, we can expect that Romney will be neutralised on this issue by his own continued support of Romneycare.

Romney will depress conservative voter turnout like nobody’s business. You think 2008 with McCain was bad? Wait until Romney kills the downticket turnout and loses us the House as well as losing to Obama.

Thanks GOP-E. You’ve done your job well.


24 posted on 04/18/2012 7:30:15 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Anybody but Obama and Romney)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Romney can be pushed to the right--Rush Limbaugh and Daniel Henninger of the Wall Street Journal have been saying that for a while.

This is false. If the primaries didn't push him to the right, then the general certainly isn't going to, and neither is having a pliable Congress.

25 posted on 04/18/2012 7:35:56 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Anybody but Obama and Romney)
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To: piytar

Yes, there’s a difference in scope.

So what happens if we take the guy who coerced abortions in the small scope he had, and put him in charge of regulating the entire federal government?

Something that most people don’t realize is that the role of precedents in our judicial system makes us perfectly vulnerable to the Islamists’ methods for taking over a country. You get a precedent set in a local area, and then you use that precedent to push into more and more territory.

Sharia is the goal of Islamists, and it’s where government forces obedience to Muslim dictates and punishes/penalizes non-Muslims. The ideal way for anybody to take over a system is to create a shell/template and then just “tweak” it and eventually give it the real name of what it is. That’s what The New Party (with Obama as a signed member) was supposed to do to the democratic party in Chicago. Use the name and shell of the democratic party but repopulate it with communists. Same thing that Saddam Hussein did with CNN and Soros has done with Fox: use the name and credibility of CNN/Fox but just repopulate it with propaganda pieces. Take over the brand while keeping the brand name.

Well.... by claiming that states don’t have to honor religious liberty, Romney is providing the platform for the Islamists to do their localized precedents. And by getting the government to require Christians (non-Muslims) to violate their own religious beliefs, Romney is also providing the SHELL for the Islamists to take over. Government is already establishing the religion of anti-Christianity; it’s just a small step from there for the government to establish a pro-Muslim religion.

Obamacare goes farther in that direction. It exempts Muslims but not Christians - thus creating a “dhimmi tax” for non-Muslims while giving official government preference to Islam. Exactly what we would expect from a guy who told the Egyptian ambassador that he was and still is a Muslim who supports the Muslim agenda. (The agenda all sects of Islam agree upon is the destruction of the US and Israel and the institution of worldwide sharia).

I don’t believe that Romney is a Muslim, but without even realizing it, he is playing right into the hand of the Islamists. That may be why George Soros has said there’s no difference between Romney and Obama. Either one will further the goals of the communist-Islamist alliance that is headed by George Soros. Romney, like Hillary, supports many of the goals from the communist (”progressive”) side of that alliance, without realizing that in the end it will also serve the Islamist purpose. Both entities want the government to be “god”.


26 posted on 04/18/2012 7:35:56 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: paul51
Being that this thread has the possibility of mentioning Mitt Romney, I must hereby preface my comments with the following obligatory anti-Romney rant in order that my actual comments are not misconstrued to be in support of Mitt Romney in any way whatsoever:
Boo! Hiss! Boo! Hiss! (Stamping feet on ground) Bad on Mitt Romney for pulling ahead of Obama in the polls and for possibly winning 40 states this November. Shame on the Republicans who voted for Mitt Romney in the primaries and put him in place to win the nomination (Making gagging sound and clawing at my chest) Boo! Hiss! Mitt Romney ties his dog to the top of his car and has a funny haircut! Boo! Hiss!

OK, now that I have that act of self-flagellation out of the way, let me state that the GOP could exhume Richard Nixon and put him on the ticket this year and still lick the socialist American-hating Obama.

But the focus this November needs to be down-ticket. We have a chance to replicate the same success we had in the 2010 mid-terms and take back the senate to boot. If we do that, it won't really matter who the president is. If it's Romney, we will force him to the right. If it's somehow Obama, our congressional majorities will stop his agenda dead in its tracks. So go ahead and vote third party this year for president, write in Sarah Palin or just leave the damn thing blank. Just make sure you vote conservative all the rest of the way down the ballot.

27 posted on 04/18/2012 7:43:40 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 27 days away from outliving Phil Hartman)
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To: muawiyah

“Romney will keep the Republican vote down”
Voter fraud is a huge problem in many States.
In Connecticut we saw it in Bridgeport and the CT Democrats Legislatures are going along with Atty. General Eric Holder statement, that there is no problem with voter fraud, want to have no ID! for voting!
Oh are we ever screwed... if we don’t have Conservative Monitors in every polling place.


29 posted on 04/18/2012 7:56:04 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: mojo114

I am an attorney in NYC and have done election fraud investigation and monitoring every year since 2000.

I will do so again this year. Obama has to go! those who want a second term of this communist can bite me. If I am banned for that so. Be it. I hate Obama and everything he stands for. If some can’t grasp the mortal danger a second term of this ghetto tyrant represents , then what else can one say?


30 posted on 04/18/2012 7:59:23 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: SoConPubbie

Do I smell blog pimping?


31 posted on 04/18/2012 8:05:04 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Thank you!!
How did you go about being a monitor? Private mail if you don’t want to say.


32 posted on 04/18/2012 8:08:01 PM PDT by mojo114 (Pray for our military)
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To: Yashcheritsiy

I agree with Henninger and Limbaugh.


33 posted on 04/18/2012 8:13:14 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: mojo114

I called the RNC and told them I was an attorney who wanted to get involved.

In 2000 I was in NYC and was almost assaulted by union thugs in the Bronx.

in 2004 I spent a week in Jax Florida.

In 2008 I spent a week in pittsburgh PA for McCain.

Only reason I volunteered in 2008 was due to palin. 2004 was ablest and GWB ran a great campaign. although I am a NY Guido , I loved Jax Florida. Great people!!!


34 posted on 04/18/2012 8:16:42 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: SoConPubbie

Once I saw who had made the counter-points, there was no need to read them.

I am, however, idly wondering if you will keep flailing away for the next 8 1/2 years?


35 posted on 04/18/2012 8:22:32 PM PDT by citizen (Romney doubters: Better check your Obama yard sign. The neighbor dog just took a leak on it...again.)
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To: butterdezillion

“I don’t believe that Romney is a Muslim, but without even realizing it, he is playing right into the hand of the Islamists.”

I do believe that Obama is a Muslim, and fully realizing it, he is deliberately playing right into the hands of the Islamists.


36 posted on 04/18/2012 8:25:37 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: QT3.14

He makes solid points for a remote observer. I hope enough Americans read the tea leaves in the same, sane manner. I expect them to.


37 posted on 04/18/2012 8:26:10 PM PDT by citizen (Romney doubters: Better check your Obama yard sign. The neighbor dog just took a leak on it...again.)
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To: butterdezillion

Romney as the candidate will not keep this conservative from voting for him. I swore for years here on fr that I would nevernevernever vote for McCain. I voted for McCain. I know now that I can’t have the candidate I want but I can get rid of the more dangerous one. It’s silly to say that Romney is equivalent to Obama. I know a lot of people here who voted for him in 08!! So, speak for yourself. We never had a candidate that could beat Romney, sad to say. Palin / Rubio / Ryan didn’t run.


38 posted on 04/18/2012 8:26:44 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

The only thing keeping Gingrich from beating Romney is people who have given up.

If we can keep Romney from getting half of the remaining votes we can keep Romney from becoming the GOP candidate. That’s not an impossible task. We can do this if we have the will.

Those of us who despise Congress for not having the will to resist Obama’s agenda need to do some serious soul-searching if we lack the will to get a conservative on the ballot.


39 posted on 04/18/2012 8:34:51 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: QT3.14
Don't like the GOPs chances this year at all. Romney was the worst possible candidate we could have run.

If there is a 40 state blowout, it will be in the Kenyan's favor, not Romney's.

40 posted on 04/18/2012 8:36:43 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Well, you’re free to be wrong too.


41 posted on 04/18/2012 8:41:08 PM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Anybody but Obama and Romney)
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To: GlockThe Vote

We absolutely need to get rid of Obama.

Which is one reason we should choose as our candidate somebody who sides with the 60-75% of the public who don’t believe that government should force everybody to buy a product.

It would also make it a lot easier for people like me to support our candidate if it was somebody who DIDN’T coerce people into performing abortions against their will.

As long as we’re still in the primary we need to fight for the best candidate we can have, and I don’t believe that’s Romney. Not for principles and not for electability either.


42 posted on 04/18/2012 8:46:09 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: ScottinVA
The browning demographics and the massive numbers in the dependency class have wiped all the traditional advantages away.

Yep, Gas could be $7.999 a gallon and Inflation and Unemployment could both be 30%+ and Obama would still likely win because those people would still eagerly vote for him.

43 posted on 04/18/2012 8:47:24 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: citizen
Once I saw who had made the counter-points, there was no need to read them.

I am, however, idly wondering if you will keep flailing away for the next 8 1/2 years?


Against Obama, yes, because if, God forbid, Romney is our nominee, Obama wins in a landslide.

The differences between Obama's record and Romney's record are distinctions without difference.

Obama and the media, if God frowns on us and Romney is the nominee, will utterly destroy the candidacy of Romney using his own lying, left-wing, Progressive Liberal record. They love pointing out the hypocrisy of Republicans, and Romney's record and lying gives them ample ammunition to hammer at him 24/7 until his candidacy is nothing but a bloody pulp.

The only thing inevitable about Mitt Romney is he is the only GOP candidate guaranteed to re-elect Obama.


44 posted on 04/18/2012 8:51:17 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Magic Fingers

I also believe that, and that’s why if it is between Romney and Obama I will plug my nose and pull the lever for Romney.

But Romney isn’t running against Obama right now. He’s running against Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul. I just switched my voter registration from independent to republican so I can vote for Gingrich.

Accidental sharia is better than deliberate sharia, but no sharia at all beats them both by light-years.


45 posted on 04/18/2012 8:51:17 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: comebacknewt

I think Bishop Willard the Fetus Slayer will win. But, just as he governed to the left of Bill Clinton as governor, I look for him to govern to the left of Bill CLinton as POTUS. A supine GOP will go right along with it too.

“You knew I was a snake when you picked me up.”


46 posted on 04/18/2012 9:19:59 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: QT3.14

Well, I have thought for a year that it would be a very big GOP victory, even with Romney.


47 posted on 04/18/2012 9:21:29 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: QT3.14

I hope this happens. I’d feel better if he had a more inspiring nominee.


48 posted on 04/18/2012 9:51:46 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A liberal's compassion is limited to the size of other peoples' paychecks)
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To: mardi59
I thought we had 57 states. That's what the dummy said.

That's right. But only 100 senators -- seven states have no senators, because of racism.

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49 posted on 04/18/2012 11:59:37 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: SoConPubbie
This is so bad it would seem that Karl Rove wrote this piece of make-believe.

I agree with you, it's a joke. And Rove probably did have something to do with it -- then threw it on this guy's desk while he was out to lunch, and ran out of the building.

I think not even the RiNO's believe this pap. I think what is in play here, is to see whether a constant stream of Romney articles can fetch the conservatives when the RiNO's whistle, and engage them in the Yacht Club's behalf behind their mega luser candidate.

This is more about trying to housebreak conservatives than anything else. The election may be a 40-state sweep, but it'll be for the Democrats -- Slick '96 all over again, and for the same reason.

<OT> Remember, speaking of Slick's re-up campaign in 1996, that the Yacht Club was quietly grooming Dubya in the background. Bob Dole actually winning would have been .... inconvenient.

Something like that may be happening here -- I would suspect that they are trying above all else to make sure the conservatives can't spoil a planned Jeb Bush launch for 2016 (by which time the depression will probably have played out so they can take the credit), if that is what they are doing.

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50 posted on 04/19/2012 12:14:23 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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