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Old Mar 21st, 2012, 11:15 PM   #101
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I don't think the reasons you've supplied are a slam dunk for the Prez.
Not a slam dunk by any means - but I still think Obama is in for a second term.

The biggest reason is the dearth of electable candidates in the GOP. They need to appeal to the "median voter" not the Tea Party.

I expect Romney will eventually take the nomination, but everything he said to appeal to the Tea Party base can and will be used against him in November...
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Not a slam dunk by any means - but I still think Obama is in for a second term.

The biggest reason is the dearth of electable candidates in the GOP. They need to appeal to the "median voter" not the Tea Party.

I expect Romney will eventually take the nomination, but everything he said to appeal to the Tea Party base can and will be used against him in November...
Valid points, PB. Of course, as Romney's chief advisor said today, once he gets the nomination, he will be like an etch a sketch -- just shake it and it will change the picture. Thus, he shall try to appeal to the moderates and independents. We shall see.
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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 12:20 AM   #103
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The biggest reason is the dearth of electable candidates in the GOP. They need to appeal to the "median voter" not the Tea Party.
I predict that if Romney seeks "the median voter" he will lose big time.
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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 06:37 AM   #104
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I predict that if Romney seeks "the median voter" he will lose big time.
While I am hoping for a Romney loss and an Obama victory, unless Romney gets this "median voter" (i.e., moderate Republicans and independents) he will not win. We shall see.
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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 08:28 AM   #105
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I've always found it funny how libertarian/tea partiers always assume the rest of the country is behind them.

I think our government right now is finding out just how far to the center they have to go to stay in power.
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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 09:11 AM   #106
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Valid points, PB. Of course, as Romney's chief advisor said today, once he gets the nomination, he will be like an etch a sketch -- just shake it and it will change the picture. Thus, he shall try to appeal to the moderates and independents. We shall see.
That was a huge mistake on the Romney team's part. Romney's victory speech was on the verge of encouraging conservative voters to end their skepticism of his credentials.
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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 09:13 AM   #107
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I think our government right now is finding out just how far to the center they have to go to stay in power.
Does that make sense at all? How are the Conservatives attempting to cater to "the centre" and do you honestly think that concerns over re-election are motivating them right now?
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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 09:20 AM   #108
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I think it's common knowledge macfury that Harper has had to move towards the center even conservatives here have acknowledged this.

And certainly already firing off election style attack ads on Rae shows they are concerned.

But hey, whatever floats your boat.
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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 09:23 AM   #109
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I think it's common knowledge macfury that Harper has had to move towards the center even conservatives here have acknowledged this.

And certainly already firing off election style attack ads on Rae shows they are concerned.

But hey, whatever floats your boat.
Uh, "not whatever floats my boat." If that's all you got, then I wonder why you ventured forth with the comment at all.
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Old Mar 22nd, 2012, 09:37 AM   #110
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I think it's common knowledge macfury that Harper has had to move towards the center even conservatives here have acknowledged this.

And certainly already firing off election style attack ads on Rae shows they are concerned.

But hey, whatever floats your boat.
Uh, isn't this the American political thread?
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