socalfitness saidQuick comment not for the thread participants but for any other readers:
Primaries have a damaging effect on nominees. After the primaries are completed, that damage is generally either lessened or reversed. Note after the grueling primaries between Hillary Clinton and Obama in 2008, Obama remained behind McCain until September when the economic issue damaged the Republicans because they held the White House.
Romney just picked up the endorsement of Marco Rubio, strongly associated with more conservatives. As this process completes, there will be broad support, ranging from Rubio and DeMint to business oriented moderates. I think we will see an intensity of positions taking direct aim at Obama's policies, performance, integrity, and political tactics.
Your comment is a LIE.
President Obama led McCain throughout the summer of 2008 - contrary to your bullshit claim that he trailed McCain.http://www.gallup.com/poll/109138/Gallup-Daily-Obama-47-McCain-41.aspx
The only point of the 2008 campaign that saw McCain with a real lead over Obama was a short period of time after the Repub convention when the McCain/Palin ticket experienced a brief post-convention bounce.
Yet again you just made shit up to try to bullshit the uninformed.
And also to try to delude yourself.
Every time you try to get away with that on these blog threads you'll be called out on your lies and misinformation.
But you are correct that we'll see a vile slimy down-in-the-gutter campaign from the Repubs with a dirty ugly barrage of attacks "taking direct aim" at President Obama.
And I'm sure that the sleazy Repub campaign will play as fast and loose with the facts as you do!
However, the Repub campaign will be called out on their lies and misinformation too.