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Response to bvar22 (Reply #23)

Mon May 28, 2012, 04:51 PM

50. Apples and oranges...

While I agree that Johnson was a badass, the GOP has changed quite a bit since then. They have openly stated that making sure Obama didn't get a second term has been their main goal. In order for the Johnson strategy to work, you have to be dealing with people that are at least somewhat rational!

That being said, Obama was wet behind the ears and that hurt him. I personally can't fault him for believing that legislators would at least be reasonable though. A truly reasonable person has trouble understanding why/how other people aren't. I support Obama 100%, but honestly, for the very reasons you stated was pulling for Hilary because she would have understood and played the game more skillfully and with more of the Johnson-esque force necessary to get things done.

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