Republican governors show the way

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    May 28, 2012 12:35 AM GMT
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/after-wisconsin_645901.html
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    May 28, 2012 2:23 AM GMT
    Well, now the Bill Kristol has said Walker will win, it's almost certain he won't, as Kristol has been wrong in nearly every prediction he's ever made.

    If Dick Morris joins this chorus, then it's a sure thing.
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    May 28, 2012 2:31 AM GMT
    Christian73 saidWell, now the Bill Kristol has said Walker will win, it's almost certain he won't, as Kristol has been wrong in nearly every prediction he's ever made.

    If Dick Morris joins this chorus, then it's a sure thing.


    Ah you should bet on that. (www.intrade.com)
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    May 28, 2012 3:07 AM GMT
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    Christian73 saidWell, now the Bill Kristol has said Walker will win, it's almost certain he won't, as Kristol has been wrong in nearly every prediction he's ever made.

    If Dick Morris joins this chorus, then it's a sure thing.


    Ah you should bet on that. (www.intrade.com)


    Kristol was wrong below or maybe negligent would be more correct. He left Rick Synder out of this list. And john Kasich.


    "Can the forces of political reform today do a better job of closing their victorious hand? Here is one simple thing the Romney campaign can do: Associate Mitt Romney with Governor Walker’s success—and the successes of other governors—in making the case for a national agenda of conservative reform of a bloated and bankrupt welfare state.

    One problem for any challenger is to show that his untested policies will work when he’s in office. Another problem for a Republican running for president in 2012 is to unshackle himself from the perceived failures of the last Republican president. Both problems can be dealt with by having Romney become the tribune and representative of the successful Republican governors.

    Campaigns tend to focus on making the case for their uniquely qualified candidate. But the case for Romney as president is immeasurably strengthened if it’s not just about Mitt Romney. His case is reinforced by the successes of governors like Mitch Daniels and Bobby Jindal and Chris Christie and Bob McDonnell and Scott Walker and Susana Martinez. These governors have had real successes dealing with the fiscal and financial challenges their states have faced. And this during the same period in which President Obama (and to some degree President Bush before him) failed to grapple with comparable problems at the national level—and at the same time that Democratic governors and legislators in states like Illinois and California have conspicuously failed.

    If Team Romney can become Team Romney-Walker-Daniels-Christie-et al., Romney’s campaign will take on a sharper focus. His chances of prevailing this fall will increase. It’s true that he might win anyway in a long and difficult slog. But a Walker victory in Wisconsin on the first Tuesday in June could provide a defining moment for the Romney campaign—and for the forces of responsible Republican reform against reactionary Democratic opposition.

    It’s up to the Romney campaign to seize that moment and spend the months after June 5 explaining that a Republican president is needed to complete at the national level the “work so gloriously prosecuted so far” by Republican governors."



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    May 28, 2012 4:44 AM GMT
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    riddler78 said
    Christian73 saidWell, now the Bill Kristol has said Walker will win, it's almost certain he won't, as Kristol has been wrong in nearly every prediction he's ever made.

    If Dick Morris joins this chorus, then it's a sure thing.


    Ah you should bet on that. (www.intrade.com)


    Kristol was wrong below or maybe negligent would be more correct. He left Rick Synder out of this list. And john Kasich.


    "Can the forces of political reform today do a better job of closing their victorious hand? Here is one simple thing the Romney campaign can do: Associate Mitt Romney with Governor Walker’s success—and the successes of other governors—in making the case for a national agenda of conservative reform of a bloated and bankrupt welfare state.

    One problem for any challenger is to show that his untested policies will work when he’s in office. Another problem for a Republican running for president in 2012 is to unshackle himself from the perceived failures of the last Republican president. Both problems can be dealt with by having Romney become the tribune and representative of the successful Republican governors.

    Campaigns tend to focus on making the case for their uniquely qualified candidate. But the case for Romney as president is immeasurably strengthened if it’s not just about Mitt Romney. His case is reinforced by the successes of governors like Mitch Daniels and Bobby Jindal and Chris Christie and Bob McDonnell and Scott Walker and Susana Martinez. These governors have had real successes dealing with the fiscal and financial challenges their states have faced. And this during the same period in which President Obama (and to some degree President Bush before him) failed to grapple with comparable problems at the national level—and at the same time that Democratic governors and legislators in states like Illinois and California have conspicuously failed.

    If Team Romney can become Team Romney-Walker-Daniels-Christie-et al., Romney’s campaign will take on a sharper focus. His chances of prevailing this fall will increase. It’s true that he might win anyway in a long and difficult slog. But a Walker victory in Wisconsin on the first Tuesday in June could provide a defining moment for the Romney campaign—and for the forces of responsible Republican reform against reactionary Democratic opposition.

    It’s up to the Romney campaign to seize that moment and spend the months after June 5 explaining that a Republican president is needed to complete at the national level the “work so gloriously prosecuted so far” by Republican governors."





    No. He's wrong as usual. These are by and large governors who are not even well-liked in their own states, so...
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    May 28, 2012 5:36 AM GMT
    So ... we'll see how they do. So far IMO, quite well.
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    May 28, 2012 6:07 AM GMT
    Christian73 said
    These are by and large governors who are not even well-liked in their own states, so...


    You're right as usual, Christian. I mean, they are so not well-liked in their own state they actually got elected icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 28, 2012 6:39 AM GMT
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    Christian73 said
    These are by and large governors who are not even well-liked in their own states, so...


    You're right as usual, Christian. I mean, they are so not well-liked in their own state they actually got elected icon_rolleyes.gif


    Yeah not to mention that for instance, Wisconsin is likely to re-elect Scott Walker and reaffirm their approval to crush public unions - in a state that has tended Democrat and a traditionally blue state - not to mention its long history and support of unions.
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    May 28, 2012 1:55 PM GMT
    riddler78 said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    Christian73 said
    These are by and large governors who are not even well-liked in their own states, so...


    You're right as usual, Christian. I mean, they are so not well-liked in their own state they actually got elected icon_rolleyes.gif


    Yeah not to mention that for instance, Wisconsin is likely to re-elect Scott Walker and reaffirm their approval to crush public unions - in a state that has tended Democrat and a traditionally blue state - not to mention its long history and support of unions.


    Walker and Barrett are in a statistical dead heat despite Walker outraising Barrett 25 to 1, and Barrett having won the primary just a few weeks ago. So, that's too close to call. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 28, 2012 2:39 PM GMT
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/governor/wi/wisconsin_governor_recall_election_walker_vs_barrett-3056.html
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    May 28, 2012 3:23 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidhttp://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/governor/wi/wisconsin_governor_recall_election_walker_vs_barrett-3056.html


    Polls can be wrong --- kind of like Christian icon_lol.gif
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    May 28, 2012 3:31 PM GMT
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    freedomisntfree saidhttp://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/governor/wi/wisconsin_governor_recall_election_walker_vs_barrett-3056.html


    Polls can be wrong --- kind of like Christian icon_lol.gif


    I think Walker will end up winning by around 10 points.

    Recalls are for malfeasance while in office. Not for disagreeing with policy. Same reason I voted against recalling Grey Davis. We have elections and terms limits for policy disagreements.