REPUBLICAN WOES: OBAMA TOPS GOP CANDIDATES

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    Nov 08, 2011 12:43 AM GMT
    "Obama continues to run ahead of the Republican presidential front-runners in hypothetical general-election match ups — leading former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by six points and former businessman Herman Cain by 15 points."


    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45196665/ns/politics-decision_2012/
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    Nov 08, 2011 12:59 AM GMT
    The Republicans bought their own press and thought they had beaten Obama. They seem to have forgotten the minor detail of needing an actual candidate that people would want to vote for. Sure, some portion of Tea Baggers will hold their nose and vote for Romney, but the kind of passion they will need to unseat an incumbent.
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    Nov 08, 2011 3:49 AM GMT
    I have a feeling that poll numbers are about to get even worse for Herman Crotch Cain.
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    Nov 08, 2011 3:58 AM GMT
    I said a long time ago I thought the Repubes were going to go the way of the Whigs and I think they're headed there fast!
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    Nov 08, 2011 7:29 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidThe Republicans bought their own press and thought they had beaten Obama. They seem to have forgotten the minor detail of needing an actual candidate that people would want to vote for. Sure, some portion of Tea Baggers will hold their nose and vote for Romney, but the kind of passion they will need to unseat an incumbent.


    I don't think "Anyone but Obama" is going to work for them. It didn't work to get Bush out with Kerry. They need to do better than coming up with someone who is going to run with the "At least I'm not Obama" mantra.
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    Nov 08, 2011 9:08 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidThe Republicans bought their own press and thought they had beaten Obama. They seem to have forgotten the minor detail of needing an actual candidate that people would want to vote for. Sure, some portion of Tea Baggers will hold their nose and vote for Romney, but the kind of passion they will need to unseat an incumbent.





    Yup.
    It's extremely difficult for an opposing party to deny a sitting president a second term.
    The only times that it's happened in recent decades is 1992 and 1980, and the factors that helped the opposing party to win those elections aren't factors in this election.

    Factor #1:
    In 1992 and 1980 voters were angry at the sitting president because of a recession that hit on the sitting president's watch.
    The current Bush recession hit more than a year before President Obama was sworn in - NOT on Obama's watch.
    Americans remember well that Bush is the one who fucked the economy.

    Factor #2:
    In 1992 and 1980, the opposing parties put forward extremely charismatic and brilliant candidates (Clinton and Reagan) - who offered a very appealing alternative to the sitting president.
    The Repubs aren't going to put forward a charismatic or brilliant candidate in this election.
    LMAO!
    The Repub field is made up of nothing but unlikeable candidates who offer an extremely UNappealing alternative to President Obama.
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    Nov 08, 2011 9:22 PM GMT
    Looks like the conservaposse is just SOL!
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    Nov 08, 2011 9:36 PM GMT
    catfish5 saidLooks like the conservaposse is just SOL!




    Yup.
    It must be terribly frustrating for them.
    They believed the bullshit the Repub propagandizers on Fox have been spewing out about how the Repubs could put forward anybody and still win next year.
    They should know better than to trust Fox to tell them the truth!



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    Nov 08, 2011 9:43 PM GMT
    Bigolbear said
    Christian73 saidThe Republicans bought their own press and thought they had beaten Obama. They seem to have forgotten the minor detail of needing an actual candidate that people would want to vote for. Sure, some portion of Tea Baggers will hold their nose and vote for Romney, but the kind of passion they will need to unseat an incumbent.


    I don't think "Anyone but Obama" is going to work for them. It didn't work to get Bush out with Kerry. They need to do better than coming up with someone who is going to run with the "At least I'm not Obama" mantra.


    +1

    Obama should consider himself very lucky. If Romney is the best Republicans have to offer, then they deserve to lose (as much as Obummer deserves to lose).
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    Nov 09, 2011 12:47 AM GMT
    TroyAthlete said
    Bigolbear said
    Christian73 saidThe Republicans bought their own press and thought they had beaten Obama. They seem to have forgotten the minor detail of needing an actual candidate that people would want to vote for. Sure, some portion of Tea Baggers will hold their nose and vote for Romney, but the kind of passion they will need to unseat an incumbent.


    I don't think "Anyone but Obama" is going to work for them. It didn't work to get Bush out with Kerry. They need to do better than coming up with someone who is going to run with the "At least I'm not Obama" mantra.


    +1

    Obama should consider himself very lucky. If Romney is the best Republicans have to offer, then they deserve to lose (as much as Obummer deserves to lose).


    I agree with this. Obama could have done far more if only for his base. But, what conservatives don't seem to understand is that this isn't England. There won't be a vote of "no confidence", so they actually need a candidate that looks appealing next to Obama. And that they don't have. Plus, they have lost the cohesion of years passed and are savaging each other in ways that will bite the eventual nomnee in the ass.
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    Nov 09, 2011 12:58 AM GMT
    After reading the thread title, my first thought was "at least he didn't bottom for them."
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    Nov 09, 2011 12:58 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidAfter reading the thread title, my first thought was "at least he didn't bottom for them."


    I thought you liked bottoms? icon_lol.gif