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  •  There might be something to this trend (19+ / 0-)

    based on a conversation I had with a friend of mine in the Philly Main Line.  That area used to be a moderate Republican bastion, and guys like Romney historically did pretty well there pre-Clinton.  However, she told me that Romney isn't very well liked there.

    Conventional wisdom holds that Romney would give Obama a run for his money in Pennsylvania.  But if Romney is to overcome the likely Obama tsunami in Philly and Pittsburgh, he'd have to at least cut into Obama's margins in the Philly burbs.  And from what my friend is telling me, that isn't happening.

    Occupy Wall Street in 2011--re-occupy the House in 2012.

    by Christian Dem in NC on Fri Jan 27, 2012 at 03:17:38 PM PST

    •  It's my sense that the Country Club (3+ / 0-)
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      elwior, Dretutz, maybeeso in michigan

      republicans are actually the group that has teh Envy.

      And, most wish he would just keep his mouth shut when it comes to offshore accounts and 15% capital gains taxes.

      When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

      by msmacgyver on Fri Jan 27, 2012 at 03:24:41 PM PST

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    •  Where IS Romney very well liked? (2+ / 0-)
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      "We the People of the United States...." -U.S. Constitution

      by elwior on Fri Jan 27, 2012 at 03:26:59 PM PST

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    •  compounding that problem... (4+ / 0-)
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      elwior, ms badger, Aquarius40, pademocrat

      conservative voters in the "T" are likely to be unenthusiastic about supporting Romney in the general, which could depress turnout in traditionally Republican areas of the state. Kind of pathetic that all the flip-flopping and pandering he's done to curry favor with them isn't working (actually, it's hysterical because it's reinforced Mittens authenticity problem and the serial flip-flopping, which often occurs in a matter of minutes and mid-sentence)

      In his effort to win the GOP nom, he's making himself unacceptable to moderates/independents--that he'll need to win in November--while still failing to get the GOP base on-board with him. But he's flipped and flopped so much and so far to the right that any effort by him to pivot back to the center will a) further reinforce the idea that he'll say anything to win and b) worsen his feeble standing with diehard conservatives. He has created a political Catch-22 for himself.

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