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Why Mitt Romney Will Lose To Obama
billlaurenceonline.com ^ | 3/16/2012 | Chris Freind

Posted on 03/17/2012 9:27:07 AM PDT by brityank

Why Mitt Romney Will Lose To Obama

by Chris Freind
16 March, 2012

Being in the media, I have no friends, as it should be.  If I did, however, 3 of 10 Republicans would surely take offense to this column, since it points out what is increasingly obvious to everyone but Mitt Romney’s 30 percent base of support: Mitt won’t beat Barack Obama.

Should Romney become the GOP nominee --- likely, but not certain --- he will have a difficult time unseating the President.  Can he win? Given the stagnant economy, high unemployment, and skyrocketing gas prices, yes.  But will he? No.

Since many Republicans are calling this election the most important in history, it’s worth a look at why Romney will fall short:


1) He cannot relate. Nominating Romney would be par for the course for a GOP that likes to elevate stiff, out-of-touch pols who can’t relate to most Americans.  John McCain, Bob Dole, and George Bush I (after he acted like he had better things to do than campaign for reelection) are prime examples.

Of course, it is rare for an incumbent president to lose, which occurred only four times in the 20th century.  But in those instances, sitting presidents lost to charismatic leaders articulating bold visions. Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton achieved success over Jimmy Carter and George H. W. Bush, because, more than anything, they were extremely effective communicators, speaking from the heart rather than a script. There was a widespread perception among Americans that these candidates were talking directly to them --- that they were leaders who innately understood what the problems were, and how to solve them.

On a scale of one to ten, Romney’s ability in this regard is zero. Not only is he unable to relate, but when he tries, things gets worse. He either becomes a laughingstock (an aloof Northeastern moderate patronizing unamused Southern conservatives by saying “y’all” and “grits” as many times as possible) or a human gaffe machine (“$10,000 bet,” “I’m not concerned about the very poor,” telling unemployed people that he too is “unemployed,” he knows what it’s like to worry about getting a pink slip, and “I have some friends who are NASCAR team owners,” among countless other beauties).

Romney doesn’t understand that trying to be someone you aren’t is death to a candidate. Nowhere was that more apparent that in 1988, when another Governor of Massachusetts, Michael Dukakis, was photographed riding in an army tank. Given his liberal positions on national defense, Dukakis was ridiculed to such an extent that his candidacy never recovered, with that iconic photo symbolizing his ill-fated campaign.

Apparently not a student of history, Romney is doing his best to upstage his Massachusetts colleague.


2) Romney is regressing. After spending hundreds of millions over the last six years, Romney is still routinely losing 7 of 10 Republicans. And that is with a weak field. Ron Paul is running to keep the others honest, Newt Gingrich has won just two states, and Rick Santorum, who two months ago was polling at two percent, is surging only because he is the last “anti-Romney” candidate standing.

Comparing apples to apples, Romney is faring considerably worse than in 2008. That negative trend is bad enough, but even more startling is that four years ago, Romney faced a number of credible candidates, including John McCain, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee and Fred Thompson. In other words, he is doing worse now despite competing against a rag-tag cadre of opponents who have virtually no money or organizations and who mathematically can’t win the nomination.

The proof is in the pudding: of Romney’s 15 wins (out of 27 contests), he has barely broken fifty percent in just four --- heavily Mormon Nevada and Idaho, his home state (Massachusetts) and Virginia, where Gingrich and Santorum weren’t even on the ballot. In fact, Romney couldn’t even attain 60 percent against “quirky” Ron Paul --- known for his non-interventionist foreign policy and reduced military spending platform --- in Virginia, despite it being one of the biggest military and defense industry states in the country.

Four years ago in Minnesota, Romney garnered 41 percent, yet this time (as the “frontrunner”) he won less than 17 percent of the vote---yes, 17!  In his true home state of Michigan, where he grew up while his father was governor, he hung on just enough to defeat Santorum --- and that was after a dismal debate performance by Rick.  In Ohio, despite vastly outspending his opponents, he eked out a one point win. And most recently, not only didn’t he win Alabama or Mississippi, but came in third in both states.

A successful candidate needs to win states in every region, an achievement that has thus far eluded Romney. A number of Mitt’s wins have been in states that will go Democratic in the general election (Vermont, Massachusetts, Washington and Hawaii), and he is struggling mightily in must-win battleground states (Minnesota, Ohio, Michigan). Not exactly a roadmap to success.


3) Flip-Flops.  Conventional wisdom keeps predicting that the Republican base, weary of the drawn-out primary season, desperately wants to coronate Romney so the focus can be on Obama. Yet every time another primary rolls around, Convention Wisdom is turned upside down. Why can’t Mitt seal the deal?  Because to many, he simply isn’t trustworthy.

Sure, Romneycare makes him wildly unpopular to many Republicans (whose main objection to Obama is Obamacare). But much more unsettling are his flip-flops, too numerous to list in their entirety, but which include abortion, gay rights, guns, government mandates, indexing the minimum wage, the auto and TARP bailouts, and even whether he is a Ronald Reagan fan.

But Romney’s inconsistencies go beyond the policy arena and extend into his personal life, such as the issue of illegal immigrants working at his home.  When questioned about that situation, Mitt responded that he fired the landscaping company that employed the immigrants, not because illegals working in the U.S. is wrong, against the law and hurts American citizens, but because, “I’m running for office, for Pete’s sake....I can’t have illegals.” Political expediency at its worst.

 *****

Mitt Romney embodies an articulate politician without a soul, one who will say whatever it takes to get elected.   So prevalent is his flip-flopping that he couldn’t even decide whether to campaign in Iowa.

He’s so out of touch that he doesn’t understand the peoples’ yearning for a leader who stands for something and sticks to his guns.  Instead, Romney’s “be all things to all people” approach has him foundering, and should make him easy pickings for Obama in November.

There are those who will say the media is deciding this election, because columns like this are killing Romney’s chances to win before the general election campaign even begins. 

While it will be a bitter pill to swallow, those on the Right would be wise to realize two things. The “Anyone But Obama” approach is a losing strategy, since negative premises always produce inferior candidates.  And Republicans looking to cast blame for Mitt Romney’s troubles should stop looking for a scapegoat and see the real reason he will flop: Mitt Romney himself.



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KEYWORDS: kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; newtgingrich; ricksantorum
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Those 'Reagan Democrats' that the Republicans have ALWAYS needed to win will not vote for Romney. We might have had a fighting chance with Newt, but he wouldn't be pliable to the monied-interests aims and claims as Romney appears to be.

God save these United states!

1 posted on 03/17/2012 9:27:13 AM PDT by brityank
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To: Tribune7; Kid Shelleen

Ping.


2 posted on 03/17/2012 9:30:49 AM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank
Of course the author did not mention the biggest and most obvious reason why Obama would destroy Romney and that is "Bain Capital"...

The only way Romney can defeat Obama is if the gas prices are still very high by elections day.

3 posted on 03/17/2012 9:33:36 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: brityank

Besides the fact that Mitt’s actual governance (not rhetoric) is too similar to Obama’s, he is winning predominantly in states Obama will easily carry. There is no reason to assume success by putting up a candidate to challenge them Dems on their home turf while failing to inspire our own base.

It’s getting harder and harder to see us anything but screwed.


4 posted on 03/17/2012 9:35:22 AM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: jveritas

I doubt even that will help. Soetoro and his Czars will merely open the money spigot wider for their sycophants, so besides paying for their houses, utilities, cars, and food, will tag on gasoline to their EBTs!


5 posted on 03/17/2012 9:42:05 AM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank

The United States destroyed....


6 posted on 03/17/2012 9:43:53 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: brityank

By Nov with the $5 gas and the Catholic church cheesed off my dog Buddy could beat Obama and become president.


7 posted on 03/17/2012 9:45:03 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: brityank
The Great Community Organizer created OWS to run against Mr. Wall Street, AKA Mitt Romney.

Next summer OWS will burn the country to the ground ala the summer of 1968, and Ubama will blame Mr. Wall Street for it.

Meanwhile, state-controlled media will suddenly discover that Romney belongs to a weird religious sect that has all sorts of strange practices and beliefs.

8 posted on 03/17/2012 9:45:46 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: jveritas

I keep thinking that the evil Obama regime will find a way to lower gas prices before Nov., if only temporarily.

Will they be able to at least create this illusion?


9 posted on 03/17/2012 9:46:27 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: pgyanke

The only difference I see between Soetoro and Romney is that Romney isn’t a closet Islamist!


10 posted on 03/17/2012 9:46:27 AM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank

“sitting presidents lost to charismatic leaders articulating bold visions.”

Newt = $2.50 gas, Newt also = charismatic leader articulating bold visions.


11 posted on 03/17/2012 9:46:47 AM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: brityank
The Democrats must be overjoyed to have such a target-rich opponent. He's soundbite heaven.

Woe is we.

12 posted on 03/17/2012 9:49:51 AM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: pgyanke

Lands, what a poor field we have had to choose from to go against obama this election. I see Mittens as phony as a $3 bill. He doesn’t relate, and regardless of the polls - I have my doubts that he can beat obama. Yes, he’d be better than zero - but, not much.


13 posted on 03/17/2012 9:50:27 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: duffee
Point well taken, but he has to get on the ballot for November.

The Republican cognoscenti don't want him.

14 posted on 03/17/2012 9:50:34 AM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: Mountain Mary
I keep thinking that the evil Obama regime will find a way to lower gas prices before Nov., if only temporarily.

Will they be able to at least create this illusion?


How bout interest rates are jacked up through the roof, causing a huge surge in the dollar, and corresponding decrease in gas price?
15 posted on 03/17/2012 9:51:17 AM PDT by jjw
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To: brityank

If Romney persisits in his “politics of personal destruction” against his fellow republican contenders; while doing the soft-shoe around Obama, he has no chance! He’s stiff and like Obama he can’t run on his record. That’s as plain as the nose on my face! He can’t run as Obama-lite. If Obama’s unacceptable, a cheap knock-off certainly won’t do!


16 posted on 03/17/2012 9:54:22 AM PDT by old school
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To: brityank
Not only does Romney seem to lack the ability to inspire us with the ideas of our Declaration of Independence from a "big government" tyrant (King George III), and the similarity of that King's actions to the tyranny we face today, but he also cannot convey the "vision" thing for our future which harmed Bush 1's candidacy.

"The People" who make up the 60 - 70% of Republicans who don't vote for him likely have studied their American history accounts of Jefferson, Washington, Adams, and Madison. They are looking for a modern inspirational leader like Reagan--a man who had taken the personal time to immerse himself in the ideas essential to liberty, and was willing and able to recognize the enemies of freedom and to engage in a battle of ideas against the counterfeit ideas of socialism.

His casual writing off of the President as "a good man who is in over his head," or that "does not understand how the economy works," is either naive or a dangerous deliberate mischaracterization.

17 posted on 03/17/2012 9:56:40 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: brityank
There are people who say:

"The told me Dole could win. He didn't.

"They told me McCain could win. He didn't.

"Now they tell me Romney can win. Why should I believe them?"

But there are also people who say:

"They told us not to nominate Dole. He couldn't win. But they never told us who could.

"They told us not to nominate McCain. He couldn't win. But they never told us who could.

"Now they're telling us not to nominate Romney. He can't win. But they don't tell us who could -- or how they could."

18 posted on 03/17/2012 10:00:41 AM PDT by x
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To: brityank

After retiring from nearly 40 years in ministry the one concept that was hard to explain was the Biblical concept that the wages of sin is death.
If Romney is the nominee and Obama wins another term. The concept of “the wages of sin is death” will be far easier to explain. Of course I doubt we even have a Republic in five more years, but the wages of...
Freegards
Lex


19 posted on 03/17/2012 10:01:12 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Georgia Girl 2

From your lips to God’s ears!!!!


20 posted on 03/17/2012 10:01:17 AM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: brityank
Not only does Romney seem to lack the ability to inspire us with the ideas of our Declaration of Independence from a "big government" tyrant (King George III), and the similarity of that King's actions to the tyranny we face today, but he also cannot convey the "vision" thing for our future which harmed Bush 1's candidacy.

"The People" who make up the 60 - 70% of Republicans who don't vote for him likely have studied their American history accounts of Jefferson, Washington, Adams, and Madison, and are looking for a modern inspirational leader like Reagan--a man who had taken the personal time to immerse himself in the ideas essential to liberty, and was willing and able to recognize the enemies of freedom and to engage in a battle of ideas against the counterfeit ideas of socialism.

His casual writing off of the President as "a good man who is in over his head," or that "does not understand how the economy works," is either naive or a dangerous deliberate mischaracterization.

21 posted on 03/17/2012 10:01:45 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: brityank

Sorry for the double post!! Gremlins?


22 posted on 03/17/2012 10:03:00 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: brityank

- High gas prices
- Soaring debt
- Low morale in USA military
- Middle East & North Africa now controlled by Muslim radicals
- Iraq & Afghanistan lost to Muslim radicals
- Economy stagnant & listless
- Inflation on the march
- unemployment, under employee way too high
- USA not respected as world’s #1 leader
- Obama worked like a puppet by other world leaders & USA enemies
- Iran will get a nuclear bomb, thanks to Obama, Inc.
- USA going bankrupt under Obama & Democrats
- Freedom & Liberty slipping away in the USA
- Obama working with passion to bring the USA down
- And....on & on & on with America detractor Barack Hussein Obama!!!

Forget Romney, forget Santorum, forget Paul, forget Gingrich.

A blind monkey, with one hand tied behind his back will beat Obama politically in a runaway landslide.

Forget the media Obama spin, forget the Obama fundraising, forget the Obama videos. A failure is a failure!!! And....such is Obama!!! End of story!!!


23 posted on 03/17/2012 10:03:52 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy POTUS Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: brityank

Romney will get SLAUGHTERED by Obama. I don’t care who he picks to run with him. Personally, the VP slot means nothing to me.

Romney’s MANY problems aside, people never vote for “lite”. They will not vote Obama-lite, they will vote Obama.

Me? Third Party if he is nominated.

Santorum 2012


24 posted on 03/17/2012 10:03:58 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Georgia Girl 2

The kenyan will open the spigots on the national oil stockpile in time to have the price of gas substantially lower in time for the election. The kenyan will win the election even if his name is Romney.


25 posted on 03/17/2012 10:07:53 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: Mountain Mary

“Will they be able to at least create this illusion?”

Yep. Ten days before re-election (face it.. that`s what it is if Romney`s the GOP nominee), Obama could announce a major release of oil from the SPR. A couple days later, he could announce the approval of Keystone or some other major drilling initiative... all the while knowing the leftards won`t desert him. Gas prices drop by a quarter per gallon nearly immediately.

Because these are American voters who don`t study cause and effect and concentrate only on the here and now, they`ll be in awe of Obama`s “ability” to enact change for the “good of working families.”

Three days after re-election the approval for drilling will be unceremoniously rescinded “for further study.”


26 posted on 03/17/2012 10:10:19 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: Mountain Mary
What way? How? Releasing oil from strategic oil reserves would not help a lot because they are very limited. The oil markets are not going to react as positive as Obama thinks if he releases oil from the strategic oil reserve... the oil markets are not that stupid. Short of putting a sustained 5 millions of barrel of oil in the world markets each day the oil price would remain very high.
27 posted on 03/17/2012 10:10:32 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: Mountain Mary
What way? How? Releasing oil from strategic oil reserves would not help a lot because they are very limited. The oil markets are not going to react as positive as Obama thinks if he releases oil from the strategic oil reserve... the oil markets are not that stupid. Short of putting a sustained 5 millions of barrel of oil in the world markets each day the oil price would remain very high.
28 posted on 03/17/2012 10:10:49 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: ScottinVA

What Obama is going to announce is that he is backing off the federal individual insurance mandate, in favor of a state enacted mandate, which Romney is on record favoring.

Romney will be toast and we will be stuck with Obamacare.


29 posted on 03/17/2012 10:12:58 AM PDT by Eva
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To: ScottinVA
The oil markets are not a stupid as you and Obama thinks they are. They are not going to respond that big to release of oil from strategic oil reserves because they know it is just temporary and not sustained production.
30 posted on 03/17/2012 10:14:41 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: arthurus

It would not work. The oil markets know that releasing oil from the strategic oil reserve is temporary and not sustained and they are not going to drop the oil price in any significant way because of this.


31 posted on 03/17/2012 10:17:17 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: brityank

I know, we send money to help him stay in and pray for sanity and reason at a brokered convention. We believe he is the only one who can beat obama.


32 posted on 03/17/2012 10:19:29 AM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: pgyanke

NO—People want a change—they are sick of Obama’s preaching little high pitched voice. Its like Erkle all the time. They will replace him with Omaba Light (ie Romney) just for a change in voice. What will happen:
A) All the Republicans will Vote Romney—Tea Party Too out of fear of four more Obama years.
B) All Democrats will vote Obama because they are told too.
C) The Independents will vote for change—They elected Obama in 2008 and they are sick of him and his lies and Blame Bush talk.


33 posted on 03/17/2012 10:20:03 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: RIghtwardHo
Me? Third Party if he is nominated. Santorum 2012

We already have a big union and big spending liberal in the White House. Why would you want another?
At this point in time we want a Right to Work fiscal conservative, like Newt.
Santorum may be a social conservative, but he is anything but a fiscal conservative. At this point in time we need a fiscal conservative like Newt. Not a big spending union supporting liberal like Santorum.
34 posted on 03/17/2012 10:23:28 AM PDT by John D
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To: brityank

Mitt Romney is 2012’s John Kerry.


35 posted on 03/17/2012 10:32:02 AM PDT by KJC1
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To: Georgia Girl 2
By Nov with the $5 gas and the Catholic church cheesed off my dog Buddy could beat Obama and become president.

Probably true, but Romney isn't the same caliber of honesty and integrity that Buddy is - many of us will leave it blank or write someone in (maybe Buddy) before voting for Romney. He's probably the only one we could have put up that will not be a noticable improvement on Obama.

36 posted on 03/17/2012 10:39:54 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: loveliberty2

Gremlins are afoot.


37 posted on 03/17/2012 10:53:14 AM PDT by tenthirteen
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Your dog Buddy can beat Obama???? Is that you, Bill?


38 posted on 03/17/2012 10:54:21 AM PDT by tenthirteen
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To: brityank
Looks like we better get use to King Obama for another 4 years. Romney is trash.
39 posted on 03/17/2012 10:58:33 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: trebb; Georgia Girl 2; Jim Robinson
He's probably the only one we could have put up that will not be a noticable improvement on Obama.

It just amazes me that he is even considered by the RNC to be a valid choice for President. Recall "HillaryCare" and the uproar that created, and that was before the explosion of the Internet (although Jim Robinson was rallying the troops then too! Thanks Jim. :^) ) - the poor turnout for Dole against Clinton's second term "because it was his turn', even though he was too old and too stodgy? Silly buggers haven't learned squat.

40 posted on 03/17/2012 11:01:07 AM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: brityank

Amazingly the author left out the Mormon issue. While no one will talk about it for fear of being called a bigot, a sizeable number of evangelicals will look at his campaign as a stepping stone to God-hood and just won’t vote for him. Even if that is 3% of the vote, that is the winning margin.


41 posted on 03/17/2012 11:20:00 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Don’t be too sure of that. Catholics puzzle me the way they vote.


42 posted on 03/17/2012 11:39:05 AM PDT by lu shissler
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To: brityank

I completely disagree. I think that conservatives are loudly expressing their preference for a non-Romney. However, they are more strongly non-Obama. The very people that are not supporting Romney will come out to vote against Obama no matter who the Republicans put up.

I pray.


43 posted on 03/17/2012 11:44:20 AM PDT by rbbeachkid (Get out of its way and small business can fix the economy.)
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To: rbbeachkid
I too hope Soetoro/Obama loses.
I just wish the RNC had passed out shovels instead of a silver spoon!
44 posted on 03/17/2012 11:48:30 AM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: South Hawthorne; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ..

Thank you, Brit

Mitt is not inevitable ping


45 posted on 03/17/2012 12:12:28 PM PDT by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: brityank

Obama is not running against Romney. Obama needs to beat his record on the economy, not Romney. This is why Obama is going to lose. He can’t win against the deepening economic depression. Obama is toast.


46 posted on 03/17/2012 12:31:15 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

You understand. Obama can’t beat the economy. It is that simple.


47 posted on 03/17/2012 12:32:09 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: All

All of this is not to say I want Romney. I don’t. But since he is being anointed by the GOP country club socialist-light establishment, we are stuck with him. My only hope for this nation is that Romney picks Palin for a running mate, and then president Romney dies a natural premature death, yielding president Palin.

Other than that, we are pretty doomed, but it won’t be from a 2nd Obama administration.

I will admit, most nightmares I have ever had are far less terrifying than a 2nd Obama administration if he were to win. If he is this raw in pushing socialism when he is facing re-election, he is capable of ANYTHING as a lame duck. Very terrifying.

I am convinced that America as we knew it cannot possibly survive a 2nd Obama administration. We barely survived 2 under rapist Clinton. We would not survive a 2nd under Obama, and time may prove we can’t survive Obama’s first.

Certainly we can’t survive Obamacare, which came about on Obama’s first. Even when the GOP retakes the Senate in 2012, it won’t matter unless we have a GOP president to sign a legislative repeal of Obamacare.


48 posted on 03/17/2012 12:45:19 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: brityank
All Conservative and liberty loving forums and their fellow admirers should call for a Code of arms to ask all conservatives of all fractions to Help Newt Gingrich so we can have a real Chance for a Fight against the radicals. I am soooooo tired of going along with the party pushing their candidate on us. Can we get a rebellion going as in to joining our forces towards Newt or we are going to get more corruption and loss of our freedoms. It is time Now to be patriots for Newt/ for America. We have to do something.
49 posted on 03/17/2012 3:04:00 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: jveritas

It doesn’t have to work well. A massive release will drop the price enough that the population will feel relief far in excess of reality and will credit the kenyan with it. The tiny release last year accomplished that much. It was only temporary but, hey, it only has to last until the day after the election. Last years release was surely a test run.


50 posted on 03/17/2012 3:30:00 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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