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Mon Jul 30, 2012, 01:43 PM

Confused Romney Voters: On Sunday Nights here in the Twin Cities of MN,

WCCO AM 830 features an evening talk show with Jearlyn Steele. She usually focuses on entertainment stuff during here 7-11 PM time slot, and that's usually enough to lull me to sleep. Last night, though, during the 9PM hour, she took a political turn, and put this question out and asked for callers to respond: "If you're a Republican who plans to vote for Romney, call in and tell us your reasons for voting for him. What about Mitt Romney and his positions leads you to vote for him?" That's a paraphrase, but that was what she asked.

A number of callers responded to her. I didn't hear a single one who actually stated anything about Romney or his positions as a reason to vote for him. Several said that it was Obama and they were voting for Romney to get rid of Obama. Another said she was a lifelong Republican, and she would be voting for Romney because "The party has picked the best person for the job." The host pressed callers to say what it was about Romney that was getting them to vote for him, over and over again. Nobody had anything. It was very revealing. Nobody could point to some position Romney holds as a reason. Nobody could articulate any real reason other than he was not Obama. I finally turned the radio off and went to sleep.

This is what the GOP offers its voters: Not Obama. They've got nothing else. Mitt Romney is just Not Obama. From where I sit, that's not a winning characteristic for Romney. I call the election for President Barack Obama, based on that alone.

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Reply Confused Romney Voters: On Sunday Nights here in the Twin Cities of MN, (Original post)
MineralMan Jul 2012 OP
HopeHoops Jul 2012 #1
MineralMan Jul 2012 #3
HopeHoops Jul 2012 #9
madmom Jul 2012 #2
MineralMan Jul 2012 #4
randome Jul 2012 #5
Odin2005 Jul 2012 #6
SoCalDem Jul 2012 #7
MineralMan Jul 2012 #8

Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 01:51 PM

1. I understand what you're saying, but remember we used "Anybody But Bush" in 2004.

 

There are more reasons to vote for Obama than I can think of, but there's nothing about rMoney that would qualify as a reason to vote for him. All he has to work with is "vote against Obama".

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 03:36 PM

3. But, in 2008, we had a real candidate, and that was gone.

We should always have a real candidate. If we do, we'll keep winning. It's a lesson. This year, the GOP has a cardboard candidate, and they'll lose.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 04:21 PM

9. LOL - yeah, he really is a cardboard cutout, isn't he!

 

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 01:54 PM

2. republicans don't fall in love, they fall in line!

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Response to madmom (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 03:36 PM

4. Well said.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 03:41 PM

5. Before this is over, Republicans will be wandering the land, bumping into trees...

...muttering to themselves.

My advice? Set traps.

Like really, really big sheets of flypaper or something!

To appropriate a phrase from Pokemon: "We gotta get 'em all!"

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 03:49 PM

6. They want to get the black guy out of the White House.

That's all that matters to them.

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Response to MineralMan (Original post)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 03:54 PM

7. We tried the ABB approach in 2004

and we got Bush for 4 more years

Granted, Dems are more likely to sit out an election than the rabid right wingers, but hopefully we won't end up with romney..

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 30, 2012, 04:06 PM

8. The answer is to GOTV.

It is that simple. We can all help with that.

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