Thu Jul 19, 2012, 06:23 PM
Flying Squirrel (1,777 posts)
W. Mitt Romney is electable.
Lest ye forget...
We live in a country in which, less than eight years ago, this person received enough votes to steal a second election.
Sorry about that.
I read the full Wikipedia article on Mitt Romney. He could have chosen the Democratic party quite easily; and if he had, regardless of everything I now know about him, I would be voting for him this November over whatever candidate the Republicans put up. And so would you. Most of the stuff we obsess over is going right past 40% of the people in this country who will vote for him just because he has an (R) after his name. They say they'll stay home, but there are local races too. They vote more... er... religiously than we do. They'll be going to the polls. All Mitt needs is half the independent voters. Who the hell knows what makes them tick or how much of this stuff is gonna stick. The point is, he is electable. If George W. Bush was "electable" after the country got to see him for four years, Romney is electable now.
So don't get overconfident, and remember: Obama needs 270 electoral votes. Romney may only need 269. If this gets thrown into the House of Representatives, anything could happen and the Supreme Court is still controlled by "Conservatives." I'd bet my right foot that the Romney camp is looking at the 269 scenario as a real possibility this year.
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Thu Jul 19, 2012, 07:38 PM
RedStateLiberal (1,374 posts)
4. Bush was more likable.
Despite all the ways W hurt this country he still seemed like a guy -as they commonly say- you'd want to have a beer with. Rmoney seems like everyone's boss they've had who they couldn't stand. In the GOP priimaries he came across as nervious, twitchy, evasive and defensive. I really think a lot of people, perhaps most, vote based on who they relate to the most personally. How could anybody but the 1% relate to Rmoney?
I have a hard time believeing people are buying his crap. Too many lies have (and will) be exposed. His avoidance of the tax return issue shows his (and his wife's) arrogance and elitism.
I'm not overconfident, but if he does somehow manage to win it will be fishy.