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  •  I honestly can't blame the GOP base for (10+ / 0-)

    despising Romney.

    I mean really, if such a candidate was running in a Democratic primary, I'd be feeling the same as they do. At some point "electability" is what you make it. If I don't vote for the son of a bitch, and millions of others like me don't vote for him, he's not electable, duh.

    To me Romney as a leading candidate for the GOP would be like someone like Blanche Lincoln leading the Dem pack in a primary. I mean, if she was actually elected, what good is it if I'm wanting to see Democratic policies enacted?

    For once, I can "feel the GOP base's pain".

    As  Democrat, I couldn't be more thrilled with whomever the GOP ends up with. Romney and Cain are both losers.

    I've become re-radicalized. Thanks a lot you bunch of oligarchical fascist sons-of-bitches. But once again, I have no choice. Bring it the fuck on.

    by mdmslle on Sat Oct 29, 2011 at 05:05:34 AM PDT

    •  His flip flopping in Ohio showed just (4+ / 0-)
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      what a "finger in the wind" candidate Romney is.  

      Could you imagine if candidate Obama in 2008 had flip flopped on his opposition to the Iraq war the way that Romney has flip flopped on so many issues that conservatives support.  He would have NEVER gotten the nomination.

      The reason why Romney most likely will get the GOP nomination is NOT because he is loved but rather than the rest of the field sucks big time.

      President Obama, May 5, 2011: "When we say we will never forget, we mean what we say".

      by Drdemocrat on Sat Oct 29, 2011 at 05:15:39 AM PDT

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    •  I'm reminded of 1988 with the Democrats. (4+ / 0-)

      I was for Jackson. Hart challenged Dukakis. If there had been only one non-Dukakis candidate, Dukakis wouldn't have been nominated. Dukakis was an awful nominee.

      I voted for him, without enthusiasm. I too feel the pain of the Republican base.

      Lea: "You're not going to fly into an asteroid field, are you?" Han Solo: "They'd be crazy to follow us, wouldn't they?"

      by Kimball Cross on Sat Oct 29, 2011 at 05:21:38 AM PDT

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    •  They are both losers but I remember Nixon the (3+ / 0-)
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      "Peace with Honor" candidate and how if Emile de Antonio's Millhouse - A White Comedy (1971) had been created in 1968 and played on network television by the DNC, the outcome would have been different

      I am off my metas! Präsidentenelf-maßschach; Warning-Some Snark Above"Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03)

      by annieli on Sat Oct 29, 2011 at 05:23:06 AM PDT

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    •  Comparing Romney and Blanche Lincoln... (1+ / 0-)
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      ...isn't quite right.

      I think that even Blanche Lincoln was more princpled than Mitt Romney.  Mitt Romney stands whichever way the wind is blowing, and I don't recall Lincoln being quite as bad in that particular respect.

      Where the comparison does fit is in how out of line each of them is with their party's respective base.

      What Mitt Romney does remind me of a bit is George H W Bush.  Anyone remember his flip flop on abortion?  The net result, of course, was that conservatives never did trust him (a problem that his son didn't share) -- which does seem a lot like how they feel about Romney.

      Political Compass: -6.75, -3.08

      by TexasTom on Sat Oct 29, 2011 at 07:42:54 AM PDT

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