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  •  My big fear abt Repubs (2+ / 0-)

    Watching so many candy dates surge and fall in the Repub race makes me nervous. My fear is that they'll pull some charming and relatively unknown guy out of a hat at the convention and throw enough money around to make him look like the Republican Obama, and before folks can figure out how who the guy really is and what his true policies are, the Repubs and some independents will by hypnotized by him and vote for him.

    Hell, I wouldn't put it past them to create some kind of robot for their candidate, a Stepford candidate.

    •  Establishment working for a brokered convention? (7+ / 0-)

      Yep, it is becoming a distinct possibility. Problem is by the time of the convention, the GOP will have discredited itself so much I'm not sure american voters will be interested in putting a repub in the White House, even if he's a stronger candidate than the clowns who are now in the race.

      One thing is sure: the next months are going to be very very ugly. I watched the Ed show last night. They showed some clips of CPAC and a clip from Limbaugh. It sent shrivers in my spine. The hate and fear-mongering is getting WORSE.  And Limbaugh is using racist language more overtly than ever. The more they feel threatened, the more unhinged they become.

    •  A brokered convention would lead to an Obama (10+ / 0-)

      landslide. They know it.

      Look at Obama's trend since the start of the primaries. He's going through the roof. As long as the story is about the GOP trying to get its ** together, they aren't able to put out a compelling case against Obama. And the economy is getting better.

      If this heads into the convention without a resolution (it won't), Obama's approval will be at 55 and nobody they throw out there will make a difference. It takes time to introduce an unvetted candidate into the national convention. You can't start that process in September. And he would be an inherently week candidate that was untested and had no campaign organization or apparatus in any of the swing states. Meanwhile, Obama will have about 20 field offices in North Carolina by that point.

      It won't matter who they pick because the public will have already decided at that point that they want to keep Obama. The dynamic will be completely different than it was just a few months ago. The GOP needs to finish their primary early so they can begin building a narrative about the campaign to challenge Obama's narrative.

      Also, who is this white knight that they could bring in that would satisfy their rank and file without appauling the American people? I mean, isn't that the problem that got them to this point?

    •  Ya, and I'm sure... (0+ / 0-)

      All the people who actually do support the Mitt-bot and others who "don't get the nod" would just go along? I don't think so... An undemocratic process of "smoke-filled rooms" deciding the future would be a huge turnoff to all kinds of people. People don't like to be told who to like.

      Freedom isn't free: tax idle money

      by walk2live on Fri Feb 10, 2012 at 05:12:22 PM PST

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