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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:56 PM

Why Romney has been picked

$$$. Republicans thought that he would lead a serious challenge to Obama because he has money, and most importantly, he's spending less of theirs so they can fund Senatorial and Representative candidates.

No one, including Republicans, thinks he can win unless they live in Utah. The evangelical South is against him, independents think he's phony, and Republicans cringe when you say he's their candidate.

It's kind of delicious to see a Republican get used as badly as Romney is getting used. Their whole primary has been funny as hell to watch.

I think they picked Mitt because he has bucks, and they didn't want to have to fund a candidate for 2012. I think they are more focused on backing local and state candidates and that's where we all need to make sure we pay attention, too.

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Aerows Apr 2012 OP
gateley Apr 2012 #1
Aerows Apr 2012 #5
immoderate Apr 2012 #2
Aerows Apr 2012 #8
abelenkpe Apr 2012 #3
Aerows Apr 2012 #7
JDPriestly Apr 2012 #4
Aerows Apr 2012 #6
kctim Apr 2012 #9
Arctic Dave Apr 2012 #10

Response to Aerows (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 04:59 PM

1. Hmmm. Spending less of their $$$ so they can put it toward Sen and Rep candidates --

I really think you may be right!

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Response to gateley (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:31 PM

5. I genuinely think that's it

He can't win. The base despises him. They are letting him waste his own money because they flat don't have a candidate.

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Response to Aerows (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:03 PM

2. Picked over whom?

He's the one who didn't self destruct.

--imm

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Response to immoderate (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:33 PM

8. That's debatable

He's had his toes off the cliff for much of the entire primary.

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Response to Aerows (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:12 PM

3. We should be focused on congressional and local candidates as well nt

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Response to abelenkpe (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:32 PM

7. Definitely n/t

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Response to Aerows (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:25 PM

4. He is a vanity candidate. His candidacy is motivated by vanity more than anything else.

I think he is also in it to prove something to Ann Romney and his father -- that he can do something on his own.

No serious candidates wanted to run in this election. All we saw in the Republican primary were fools and has-beens who know they are aging and losing name recognition and won't ever be able to run again.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:32 PM

6. He's a fool

But he's the wealthiest fool. He can waste his own money and not RNC money.

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Response to Aerows (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 05:50 PM

9. Romney was picked because he is moderate

 

The GOP knows their only hope is the economy and they feel a moderate has a better chance with independents and other moderates from both sides of the aisle.

I agree that they are concentrating on the House and Senate. The WH would just be a bonus.

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Response to Aerows (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 06:01 PM

10. That is my gut feeling also.

 

I expect it to be a complete slimefest for the State level races.

Up here all the candidates are up for re-election this year and they are STILL debating the new redistricting. After witnessing the debacle of the local elections I am not in anyway confident of the State election outcomes.

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