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  •  No, no... a thousand times no (2+ / 0-)
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    mdmslle, GussieFN

    Perry will appeal to millions of low-information voters who select their president based on fear, racism, xenophobia, greed, religious fervor, or the appeal of a swaggering bullshit artist.

    There are plenty of those people in America, and Perry's machine is getting out the vote.

    Be very, very careful what you're wishing for.

    You cannot enlighten the unconscious.

    by cassandracarolina on Mon Sep 12, 2011 at 08:21:34 AM PDT

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    •  Disagree (3+ / 0-)
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      GussieFN, rennert, txdemfem

      I know there are lots of crazies and I know Perry will get lots of votes. But we are much more threatened by a Romney - who they'll see as reasonable and Presidential, ignoring his vacuousness - than we are by Perry, who is the proverbial bull in a china shop that will scare off anyone who isn't full blown wingnut.

    •  I think I'm with Hrubec. (1+ / 0-)
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      txdemfem

      All those xenophobic tribalist godhumpers will vote Republican no matter who the Republican is. They're locked in. They've vote Romney if they have to, just because Obama. But can Perry get anyone else?

      (Actually, I go back and forth on this every time I write a comment ...)

      "Gussie, a glutton for punishment, stared at himself in the mirror."

      by GussieFN on Mon Sep 12, 2011 at 08:34:05 AM PDT

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      •  Perry doesn't need to get "anyone else" (1+ / 0-)
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        if Obama's supposed supporters stay home and we don't GOTV.

        Immediately after the Prayer Event that Perry hosted in Houston, e-mails went out to all the attendees through one of the event organizers telling them how THEY could get involved getting out the conservative Christian vote. He'll have armies of people getting out the vote, while we sit around contemplating what's possible and not possible.

        You cannot enlighten the unconscious.

        by cassandracarolina on Mon Sep 12, 2011 at 08:38:38 AM PDT

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      •  Actually the godhumpers (1+ / 0-)
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        might reject Romney. The serious ones anyway. Romney would probably bring down their enthusiasm by a lot. But I think it would be more than made up for by middle of the road average Americans who think "we need a change" or "Obama's not up to the job" or all the low info claptrap that motivates the average voter.

    •  Can a charismatic candidate lose? (0+ / 0-)

      Since the dawn of television, the only two times a sitting President has been unseated is when an non-charismatic President faced off against a challenger who was a great orator and very charismatic (Carter-Reagan, Bush-Clinton).

      Obama is one of the best orators of our time. He is both telegenic and charismatic. Can Perry -- who is charismatic, but not a great orator -- overcome that?

      •  Perry's lack of charisma from our perspective (0+ / 0-)

        is seen as "tough-talking leadership" by his supporters.

        These are not ordinary times, and oratory will not carry the day in the face of fear, racism, xenophobia, and a desire to dump the status quo.

        You cannot enlighten the unconscious.

        by cassandracarolina on Mon Sep 12, 2011 at 10:25:23 AM PDT

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