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  •  There's truth to that, but there's also this: (3+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, geez53, Eric Nelson

    In order to ratchet up the Obama hate enough to motivate the base, he's going to turn off a lot of independents.

    I've been perusing the right-wing sites, and their attitude now is that if Mitt gets the nom, they sit this one out to "send a message" to the establishment and set their sights on 2016.

    That's a small fraction of them, to be sure, and come November they'll fall in line when Fox tells them to.

    But still, Romney will have to please the base AND get indie support, something that will be next to impossible.

    Aside from all that, I do agree that this will be a difficult election, and I'm not about to get overconfident about it.

    P.S. I am not a crackpot.

    by BoiseBlue on Mon Feb 20, 2012 at 10:19:05 AM PST

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