Democrats Nervous About Hillary-Rubio Race

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    May 22, 2015 6:30 PM GMT
    NYT: They use words like “historic” and “charismatic,” phrases like “great potential” and “million-dollar smile.” They notice audience members moved to tears by an American-dream-come-true success story. When they look at the cold, hard political math, they get uneasy.

    An incipient sense of anxiety is tugging at some Democrats — a feeling tersely captured in four words from a blog post written recently by a seasoned party strategist in Florida: “Marco Rubio scares me.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/23/us/politics/prospect-of-hillary-clinton-marco-rubio-matchup-unnerves-democrats.html?
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    May 23, 2015 5:42 PM GMT
    i hope the democrat vp position gets filled by solid candidate, not by a young candidate planning political suicide.

    seems like a lot of candidates are self destructing these days; like Chris Christie & Heb Bush.
  • KissTheSky

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    May 23, 2015 9:39 PM GMT
    Hillary is ahead of all the GOP challengers by at least 10 points, so the GOP has their work cut out for them no matter who they nominate.

    Rubio is a middling speaker at best, and not the brightest bulb, as his lackluster debates in the past have shown. (Although George W. came across as borderline mentally challenged, and he was elected, so anything can happen.)

    Rubio has also been caught lying about his "inspirational" immigration story.
    He's repeatedly said his parents fled to America after Castro came to power in Cuba (this is cat-nip to conservatives), but the fact is they arrived in Fla. more than two years before the Castro era began. When the press calls out Rubio on his "fibs", he will admit the truth, but then later he goes back to the fabricated version.

    Rubio is going to have to pick a version of that story and stick with it. icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
  • TheBaise

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    May 23, 2015 9:46 PM GMT
    KissTheSky: Always (and I mean this) always - always spreading negativity. Always calling someone out as being a liar. When I was here before years ago, you were up to the same thing / calling out anybody you didn't like as a liar. Make no mistake / I'm no Rubio fan / but reading your list of people you hate makes me look at YOU. Why / o headless one, are you so angry? Why hide yourself? It is 2015. Are you for real? Or are you a married guy who only wishes you could be yourself?
  • bobbobbob

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    May 23, 2015 10:08 PM GMT
    KissTheSky saidHillary is ahead of all the GOP challengers by at least 10 points, so the GOP has their work cut out for them no matter who they nominate.


    I can't find any poll putting her ahead of all the GOP challengers by at least 10 points and doubt you can either. If you can please post a link. Otherwise this 10% looks like bullshit.

    Aside from that, Hillary has problems that don't involve the Republicans....


    "A March survey found just 58 percent of Democrats saying they had given a lot or some thought to the presidential candidates, compared to 71 percent back in 2007. There was no significant falloff in Republican campaign interest."

    "Republicans are more positive about the GOP field than they were at nearly comparable points in the past two presidential campaigns: 57 percent rate it excellent or good. In contrast, fewer Democrats (54 percent) are positive about the current group of candidates than felt the same way in September 2007 (64 percent). Not surprisingly, then, an April Gallup poll found 54 percent of Democrats saying a number of strong candidates competing for the nomination would be better for the party, while only 40 percent thought it would be better for a single strong candidate to emerge early."

    "In the end, Hillary’s problems are not with Democrats, who will ultimately back her if she is the nominee, but with the broader electorate. And recent polls showed the impact of the latest round of Clinton controversies."

    "Gallup found her unfavorable rating climbing steadily—from 39 percent in March to 46 percent in mid-May—which virtually matches her unfavorable rating in Pew’s May survey (47 percent)."

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2015/05/23/why_less_competition_is_hurtful_to_hillary_126684.html