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Old 04-24-2012, 10:57 PM   #661
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that's a well framed speech if you're running against an incumbent. and that's the argument that Romney is trying to have. but it's predicated upon bad economic news.

first sentence is a bit sexist, though.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:11 PM   #662
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Sounds like a lot of change and a lot of hope.

Aren't we as Americans suppose to hate this?
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:49 PM   #663
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steal from the best (or a winning campaign)
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And education, hard work, and living within our means are valued and rewarded.
Says the man who has more money than he knows what to do with, more money than most people will likely ever see in their lifetimes. I'm so sure he's never ever had any extravagant purchases and has ALWAYS lived within his means.

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And poverty will be defeated, not with a government check, but with respect and achievement that is taught by parents, learned in school, and practiced in the workplace.
Well, guess what, Romney, my parents DID teach me respect and achievement, and lived both things in their jobs. I did learn it in school. I practice it in the workplace.

And yet...still not prosperous. Hm. Funny, that.
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looks like Mr. Moneybags is leading Mr. Downgrade

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll - Rasmussen ReportsÖ

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The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows Mitt Romney earning 49% of the vote, while President Obama attracts support from 44%. Three percent (3%) would vote for a third party candidate, while another four percent (4%) are undecided.
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looks like Mr. Moneybags is leading Mr. Downgrade

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll - Rasmussen Reports´┐Ż
I realize you haven't actually said much about your thoughts on Romney, Mrs. G. Do you think he's the right man for the job?
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looks like Mr. Moneybags is leading Mr. Downgrade

Daily Presidential Tracking Poll - Rasmussen Reports´┐Ż
And every other recent poll has either a tie or Obama winning.

Also, considering yields on treasury bonds lately, all of the talk about the downgrade still seems rather silly.
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If Europe blows up or even slides harder, this could be similar to Oct 2008
that will give a huge assist to Romney
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Don't trust Rasmussen polls. They're the most right-leaning polls around according to Nate Silver of the FiveThirtyEight blog. They were far-and-away the most wrong back in 2010, predicting an even bigger GOP landslide.
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And every other recent poll has either a tie or Obama winning.

Also, considering yields on treasury bonds lately, all of the talk about the downgrade still seems rather silly.
it changes daily/weekly

RCP has Obama +4.2 currently

RealClearPolitics - Election 2012 - General Election: Romney vs. Obama

Obama job approval / disapproval is at +0.6, nearly half and half.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epo...oval-1044.html

I think the bigger point would be, the incumbent usually polls better at this point in the campaign. Instead we have a statistical tie. Obama could be in real trouble in Nov unless Romney screws up badly OR unless the economy somehow magically begins to improve overnight.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:18 PM   #671
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the incumbent usually polls better at this point in the campaign.
Once again your memory is failing you, or you just started paying attention. Bush was polling terrible prior to the 2004 election. Do you remember what happen there?

Keeping throwing, something might stick someday.
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I realize you haven't actually said much about your thoughts on Romney, Mrs. G. Do you think he's the right man for the job?
I do. I feel he has the unique combination of executive level experience in the private and public sectors that we really need right now. He is a proven leader with a more than adequate track record and he is a proven "fixer". Also he has shown he is more than willing to work across the aisle and try to reach a decent compromise between opposing parties. His candidacy could be a gift, should we be willing to accept it.

Even Jimmy Carter has said he would be Okay with a Romney Presidency.

If we were talking about a GOP nominee of Santorum or Gingrich, then id be voting for Obama, as I've said before.
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that is a realistic or perhaps credible? appraisal
many independents will go Romney, I see this being a much more competitive contest than I did a few months back.
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all maps, so far, show a much, much easier road to 270 for Obama than for Romney.

right now, after having at long last vanquished Rick Santorum (of all people), Romney is in a honeymoon period and is enjoying some good press now that the GOP/right wing echo chamber has aligned and coordinated and are supporting him (as opposed to the "anyone else, dear god, please anyone but Romney").

the comparison shopping for the small amount of undecided voters begins now, but won't really mean much until after London, and won't *really* mean much until after Labor Day.

as for Romney himself, considering it was the "job creators" and the GOP who destroyed the economy to begin with, i can't see rehiring them to destroy the economy even further.

the economy will continue to grow, modestly. unemployment will continue to fall, modestly. and, on the bright side, we're not Europe.
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:36 PM   #675
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I believe the stars were aligned for Obama in 2008

unfortunately for him there are less factors* to lead the independents his way.



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Oct 2008 financial melt down,
Iraq War fiasco,
"only white men have been president"
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