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Sun Feb 26, 2012, 11:08 AM

Democratic governors almost giddy on Obama reelection prospects (Fox News)

Democratic enthusiasm and Republican apprehension were both on display at the winter meeting of the National Governor's Association, an annual four-day conference where states' top executives gather to discuss policy and trade ideas on best practices but where politics is always close to the surface.

In interviews, many Democratic governors seemed almost giddy about Obama's chances of winning a second term.

"These Republicans that are running for president, they're so depressing. Cheer up!" Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin said after Democratic governors left a White House meeting with Obama. "We've got some good news: a great president creating jobs, and governors who are seeing revenues rebound."

"In a purple state people want to see results and they also want to see a level of collaboration and teamwork. I think he is going to win Colorado," the state's governor, John Hickenlooper, said.

"I don't know anybody who thinks if you started out to design a good process to pick a president you'd choose exactly what we have now," said Indiana Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels, a former White House budget director who explored a presidential candidacy but ultimately decided against a run.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/02/26/democratic-governors-almost-giddy-on-obama-reelection-prospects/#ixzz1nV6eS1Or

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Sun Feb 26, 2012, 11:23 AM

1. Mitch Daniels, a REPUBLICAN, says he doesn't like the system we have now????

Sheeeeee-it, man, every time the slightest electoral reform is proposed,
it's Democrats that propose it, and Republicans that shoot it down.

Mitch, my man, you're in the wrong party if you're looking for electoral reform.

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Sun Feb 26, 2012, 11:29 AM

2. (ironically) the GOP is done in by one of their catchwords "Competition"

Competition does expose the best from the weak but the 20+ debates exposed all their candidates as weak, and it exposed the party for what it is - scared, racist, and built on distraction.

The good side of the debates was the free publicity. The bad side was that they had to start in fighting and they had too much time presenting a bad product (all of them).

The byproduct of the debates was that because they were free no-cost self promotion campaigns (Newt and Cain) were extended and made to look relevant.

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Sun Feb 26, 2012, 12:19 PM

3. Newt's fizzle makes me wonder

Will Adelson ever regret (or even sue to recover) any of the millions he tossed down the drain for
Gingrich's "candidacy?" Even billionaires don't appreciate being taken for $10 million, even if he'd
miss the money.

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