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Sun Jul 29, 2012, 09:44 AM

No one vetted Mitt

How did the Republican Party miss so many of Mitt's problems? You can thank his weak primary opponents.

Remember that Romneyís most visible opponents during most of the nomination process were either dramatically underfunded or were otherwise unable to run a normal campaign with a fully staffed opposition research operation and the ability to effectively challenge Romney with what they learned. Rick Santorumís campaign was almost comically understaffed; Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann and Newt Gingrich werenít much better. Gingrich did benefit from outside attacks, but apparently didnít have the staff necessary (or perhaps the interest in deploying staff) to really know what in the ads was accurate and what wasnít, making it fairly easy for Romney to dismiss the whole thing once some questionable assertions were found. At any rate, most Republican opinion leaders didnít really want to hear that sort of attack in the first place, and so even a lot of anti-Romney Republicans didnít follow up on it.

http://www.salon.com/2012/07/29/mitt_romneys_unexamined_past/


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arely staircase Jul 2012 OP
global1 Jul 2012 #1
Turbineguy Jul 2012 #2
C_U_L8R Jul 2012 #3
vinny9698 Jul 2012 #4
arely staircase Jul 2012 #5

Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 09:47 AM

1. I Bet His Daddy Corvetted Him When He Was A Kid...nt

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 09:54 AM

2. You mean to tell me he was born on another planet?

The problem with the Romney Birther Movement taking hold here is that progressives just aren't that stupid.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 11:04 AM

3. John McCain did

and came to the conclusion that Sarah Palin was more capable.
'Nuff Said.

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Response to arely staircase (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 12:09 PM

4. The majority of the GOP primary were in it for something else then the presidency

Cain, Newt, Trump were in it to sell books, and make a profit for themselves. Bachmann, Paul, were in it to push an ideology.
The serious candidates did not have any sugar daddies to support them. So, Romney was able to outspend his opponents by millions

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Response to vinny9698 (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 29, 2012, 12:19 PM

5. that is a good point

palin ran for president for the entire time between elections, just not in the elections. and i'm sure she and her family made a ton of money.

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