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Response to Dragonbreathp9d (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2012, 11:43 AM

8. Romney would be a "good" nominee for Obama to run against for other reasons IMHO

His Mormonism (which should be off the table on our side in terms of an "issue" might be a problem among GOP voters (i.e. fundies) but I think that the larger problem for him and the GOP is that, given that this election will turn largely on the economy and which candidate can best manage/repair it. As such, I think that Mitt will come off looking like the living embodiment of the 1% while Obama comes off MUCH more credibly as part of the 99% Plus, there is that uncertainty about where Romney stands, specifically is he going to be able to credibly place himself far enough to the right to keep the conservatives/teabaggers but not so far to the right to keep the indies and "moderates"? IMHO Romney will have a MUCH more difficult job convincing people that he deserves to be elected POTUS than Obama does convincing people that he should be allowed to keep his job as POTUS for another four years. The only other candidate that could conceivably do better against Obama is Huntsman but it's all but certain that he won't win the nomination for a number of reasons. Aside from their fevered delusions, all of the other GOPers are simply non-starters against Obama.

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