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  •  That's pure hogwash fou. (1+ / 0-)
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    radical simplicity

    Not to take anything away from Obama but he is in the easiest election of ANY Democratic Presidential candidate in history.

    Frankly, calling Gore a 'snorting know-it-all' when he had to face opposition in his own party not to mention being hated by the press, is trying to rewrite history. If Gore had it nearly as easy as Obama has today then the country would be much better off.

    •  You ignore the current economic conditions. (2+ / 0-)
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      fou, sethtriggs

      This is not an "easy election" by any means. Gore was coming off the heady days of the Clinton economy. Granted, he was also dealing with the leftovers of the failed GOP effort to oust Clinton, but he had a much easier climate in which to run than the current state.

    •  You're making my point for me. (2+ / 0-)
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      LordMike, sethtriggs
      Frankly, calling Gore a 'snorting know-it-all' when he had to face opposition in his own party not to mention being hated by the press, is trying to rewrite history. If Gore had it nearly as easy as Obama has today then the country would be much better off.
      You believe Gore's flaws as a candidate are everyone else's fault, but Romney's are intrinsically his because of your perception, not because of any objective fact.  That's precisely my point.
      Not to take anything away from Obama but he is in the easiest election of ANY Democratic Presidential candidate in history.
      Gore was the incumbent Vice President in the most robust economy in nearly a half century!  His would-be predecessor had approval ratings in the 60-70% range!  He faced an idiot!  And "lost!"  Just because you like Gore doesn't mean that he didn't run a shitty campaign.

      OTOH, yes Obama's winning, but by an average of 2-3 percent.  He's struggled to have approval ratings at or above 50% throughout the campaign and the economy is barely moving.  Plus, he's the first AA incumbent facing a phalanx of anonymous billionaires and a challenger who looks like he was plucked from central casting.  If Obama did not effectively define Mitt Romney, he'd be in a lot of trouble right now.

      You can't have it both ways.  Gore lost because he was an ineffective candidate that allowed his opponent to define him as unstable.  Romney's losing because he's been effectively defined as a jerk.  Pure and simple.

      Have you googled Romney today?

      by fou on Sat Sep 22, 2012 at 12:51:37 PM PDT

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