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  •  Numbers vs noise volume, hard to say. (1+ / 0-)
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    There has not been any scientific polling on the matter.  

    "[R]ather high-minded, if not a bit self-referential"--The Washington Post.

    by Geekesque on Fri Jun 08, 2012 at 09:10:21 AM PDT

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    •  i just add up what i see (1+ / 0-)
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      and it's not large numbers. but i'm hoping it doesn't matter. i do think the more people see of romney the less they will like him (as has been the record through the primaries), and i do think the debates will be painful. romney is so cold and smarmy, i just don't see people warming to him personally, and he has no story and no real record, and i expect the obama team to destroy him with his flip-flops. i still see this playing out like dole against clinton.

      The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

      by Laurence Lewis on Fri Jun 08, 2012 at 09:17:22 AM PDT

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      •  Economy is so much weaker than it was (1+ / 0-)
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        under Clinton.  In Clinton's first term, the economy added 12 million jobs.

        "[R]ather high-minded, if not a bit self-referential"--The Washington Post.

        by Geekesque on Fri Jun 08, 2012 at 09:20:42 AM PDT

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        •  true (1+ / 0-)
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          but he still got pummeled in 1994, and the media were asking if he was still relevant. and dole had advantages romney's doesn't- like a personality, and a compelling life story.

          The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

          by Laurence Lewis on Fri Jun 08, 2012 at 09:26:41 AM PDT

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          •  I guess the dynamic is that there's a sense (2+ / 0-)
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            that the other shoe could drop.  The fundamentals of the race in 1996 were pretty stable--there wasn't a worry that a vote in Greece could send us into a recession.

            If the economy were performing the way it was under Clinton, Obama would be up by 10 points.  

            "[R]ather high-minded, if not a bit self-referential"--The Washington Post.

            by Geekesque on Fri Jun 08, 2012 at 09:29:01 AM PDT

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            •  if the economy were performing the way it was (2+ / 0-)
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              under clinton, santorum or ron paul would be the nominee, because not even romney would have run. but i also think obama has begun to play the international economy well- i've seen several articles noting that he has been pushing merkel, or that he is pushing growth instead of austerity. if he narrows in and focuses on that, he can make a compelling case not only against romney but for a democratic congress. this election should be about growth vs. austerity, jobs vs. budget cuts, the 99% vs. the 1%.

              The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

              by Laurence Lewis on Fri Jun 08, 2012 at 09:34:45 AM PDT

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