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  •  Add to that potential enthusiasm gap (10+ / 0-)

    in November if Romney is the nominee -- I think there's still a good chance the Religious Right sits this one out to punish the Republicans for nominating a "non-Christian" -- and chances of Republicans taking back the Senate look pretty bleak.

    The optimist sees the glass as half-full. The pessimist sees the glass as half-empty. The realist just knows she's thirsty.

    by Cali Scribe on Wed Feb 29, 2012 at 12:10:35 PM PST

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    •  Exactly (6+ / 0-)

      I know a lot of folks on the left were rooting for a Santorum rout, but--even though he's personally unelectable--he would fire up the base for down-ticket races.

      Romney offers the best of both worlds...low chance of up-ticket success, even lower chance of down-ticket success!

    •  I wish, but he still hates most of the people (1+ / 0-)
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      they hate, and they are staunch believers in that "enemy of my enemy" shit.

      That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

      by enhydra lutris on Wed Feb 29, 2012 at 12:50:56 PM PST

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      •  hence why Romney would still win texas in the gen (1+ / 0-)
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        Texans may hate Romney but they hate the president even more

        23, male, gay, Atari Democrat. CA-01(former) CA-41(current)

        by lordpet8 on Wed Feb 29, 2012 at 01:11:59 PM PST

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      •  Romney hates? (2+ / 0-)
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        I doubt Romney hates anyone. Is he passionate about anything other than flattering his ego?

        Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

        by MichaelNY on Wed Feb 29, 2012 at 06:50:40 PM PST

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        •  I disagree, but, whatever. (0+ / 0-)

          That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

          by enhydra lutris on Wed Feb 29, 2012 at 07:37:44 PM PST

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          •  If you aren't here to engage in discussion (1+ / 0-)
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            Why are you here? I truly don't understand, though I won't spend too much time thinking about it. Have a good night.

            Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

            by MichaelNY on Wed Feb 29, 2012 at 08:45:16 PM PST

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            •  I'm not here to engage in random discussion (0+ / 0-)

              of anything and everything anybody might disagree on, like whether the earth is round or whether Boston once had a player named Ted Williams.

              Neither of us can definitely prove, via contemporaneous brain scans and definitively linked interpretations thereof exactly what underlies Mitt's words and actions, so there is really little point to discussing those motives ad infinitum.

              Barring special cases like suspected and convicted criminals, bono-fide threats to the safety and health of others (Typhoid Mary) and a handful of other limitedcases with respect to special factors, we should all be as equals.

              When somebody treats a class of others as unequal, and/or advocates that others do so and/or advocates that the law should do so, that springs from hate. There is no other possible motive. Those who denigrate, demean, debase, treat as unequal, of lesser worth or merit, as having less rights, as being second class citizens, etc., etc., etc. any group(s) or class(es) of persons do so from hate. Even if there were somehow a conceivable different motive, in the absence of accompanying hatred, inherent compassion, empathy and the like would override that mysterious non hate based urge to bigotry and hate-filled speech and action.

              Some get it and some don't. To those who do, Mitt's history, speeches and actions make him an open and shut case. To those who don't get it, I'm sure it is very arguable. There are apologists for every action and person in history, but none has ever made a convincing case that hateful action can be intentionally performed without some underlying hate, and vast numbers have tried. The exception is possibly psychopaths, and I guess Mitt could be one, but I haven't really the time or inclination to explore that whole can of worms at the moment.

              That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

              by enhydra lutris on Thu Mar 01, 2012 at 12:09:31 PM PST

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        •  No, he just wants to win the nomination (1+ / 0-)
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          and then win the presidency, because it's his turn.  His ego isn't that big though.

          Newt's got the biggest ego, by far.

    •  Yup. I think that's a real possibility too (0+ / 0-)

      They're going to try to purify their party even more by refusing to vote at all once Mittens is their nominee.

      Sure hope so, anyway.

      Enjoy the San Diego Zoo's panda cam! Now in high definition!

      by Fonsia on Wed Feb 29, 2012 at 01:37:23 PM PST

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