Mitt Romney's candidacy


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Let's drop this please and get back on topic. We're waiting for jduster to respond.
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Quote Quote by jduster View Post
I'm non-religious, and the idea of voting Republican, irks me a little, but Romney is the only candidate I can find myself supporting.
It isn't just Romney's religious affiliation that troubles me. It's his adherence to the corporatist status quo -- the ideals and practices of big corporation, big money politics. Which are certainly good for a tiny minority of Americans, but, imho, not good for the country as a whole.

Romney would, imo, be the sort of president who would seek to maximize the influence of the most wealthy and powerful, thereby minimizing the influence, and freedoms, of lesser players.
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OK I admit it, my inner adolescent giggled at this...

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/a...170357495.html
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I don't know about the old man, but there does appear to be a tendency towards gag's with his offspring.

Matt Romney Schwarzenegger pranks the old man
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The question of who will go to the convention with the most delegates is no longer an interesting one. It long ago shifted to whether Romney will get 1144 before the convention starts. Santorum's message is not that he can defeat Romney, it's that if you vote for Santorum, you are really voting for brokered convention and a Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, or Marco Rubio to be drafted. There's something in that. Romney doesn't poll well against Obama.

On the other hand, Romney's message is that if you vote for him, he can stop running negative ads against Santorum, and start running negative ads against Obama. Positive ads being considered a waste of money any more.
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Ok, the Romney nomination thread will be closed soon. Then we'll have the Romney vs Obama thread. Oh, how exciting.
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Quote Quote by Jimmy Snyder View Post
. Romney doesn't poll well against Obama.
Recently.
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The question of who will go to the convention with the most delegates is no longer an interesting one. It long ago shifted to whether Romney will get 1144 before the convention starts. Santorum's message is not that he can defeat Romney, it's that if you vote for Santorum, you are really voting for brokered convention and a Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, or Marco Rubio to be drafted. There's something in that. Romney doesn't poll well against Obama.

On the other hand, Romney's message is that if you vote for him, he can stop running negative ads against Santorum, and start running negative ads against Obama. Positive ads being considered a waste of money any more.
Given that, it'll be interesting to see Romney's choice for running mate.
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Quote Quote by mheslep View Post
Recently.
Here's a history showing that Romney has not been polling well against Obama for some time now.
Romney Vs Obama - historical

Click on "See All General Election: Romney vs. Obama Polling Data" to get older results.
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Here's a history showing that Romney has not been polling well against Obama for some time now.
Romney Vs Obama - historical

Click on "See All General Election: Romney vs. Obama Polling Data" to get older results.
Yes I know, and Romney was actually pulling ahead of Obama before the primary blood baths started in earnest.
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Yes I know, and Romney was actually pulling ahead of Obama before the primary blood baths started in earnest.
You mean that little dip thing in the middle around 9/09/11? I'm not sure I'd call that "pulling ahead".
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Yes I know, and Romney was actually pulling ahead of Obama before the primary blood baths started in earnest.
Not according to the data I linked to. And that goes all the way back to April of last year. Which month do you find Romney pulling ahead in?
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Not according to the data I linked to. And that goes all the way back to April of last year. Which month do you find Romney pulling ahead in?
September, October 2011. Then came the primary fights in earnest.
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Great Romney response on the stump. No attempt to pander.
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/vid...for_obama.html
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Quote Quote by mheslep View Post
Great Romney response on the stump.
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/vid...for_obama.html
She's not for "free stuff" though, she's for "free birth control"

Saying "free stuff" implies that the person wants all sorts of stuff. She's just asking for one thing that would be very helpful to her.
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Quote Quote by mheslep View Post
September, October 2011. Then came the primary fights in earnest.
The first poll in Sept 2011 had Romney ahead by +4. The last poll in October had Obama ahead by +5. That is to say, Romney was pulling away, but in the wrong direction. The first primary fight took place two months later in January.

Edit: That +4 result at the beginning of September was the highest he would achieve throughout the months of September and October.
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Yep Jan 3rd, and the first "my opponent is a fraud-moron-jerk" attack ad was run when? The first debate?
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Quote Quote by mheslep View Post
Great Romney response on the stump. No attempt to pander.
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/vid...for_obama.html
Ooh, bazinga! I'd like to see the look on the lady's face after that.


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