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  •  Mitt has a lot to be afraid of: (12+ / 0-)

    He's afraid of being called on his own past positions--those he took to win the nomination, and those he's taken since in his move to the so-called center.

    He's afraid of being asked for policy specifics, of which he has none.  Those he actually has have proven to be unpopular as hell.

    He's afraid of being asked to defend the lies in his advertising and his stump speeches.

    He's afraid of making yet another gaffe, that will be endlessly played.

    He's afraid of what the polls are telling him and his people.

    He's afraid of his surrogates, who are either contradicting his campaign, contradicting one another, driving even more people away, or abandoning him to cozy up to the President in a time of national crisis.

    (Frankly, I think he's afraid of winning.  I honestly think he wants to be elected President, but he doesn't want to BE President.  With each passing day, the actual difficulties of the job are being made clear to him).

    He's afraid of more questions about his tax returns.

    "My dear friends, your vote is precious, almost sacred. It is the most powerful nonviolent tool we have to create a more perfect union." ---Representative John Lewis

    by SottoVoce on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 09:46:40 AM PDT

    •  THIS! I've thought of it often.... (6+ / 0-)
      (Frankly, I think he's afraid of winning.  I honestly think he wants to be elected President, but he doesn't want to BE President.  With each passing day, the actual difficulties of the job are being made clear to him).

      I would rather spend my life searching for truth than live a single day within the comfort of a lie. ~ John Victor Ramses

      by KayCeSF on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 10:17:09 AM PDT

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      •  It's been asked before (2+ / 0-)
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        KayCeSF, sethtriggs

        Why would Rmoney want to be president?

        I know if I had his wealth there's no way I'd want that responsibility at his age.  But that's just me, I guess.

        •  Hard for any GOPer to get nominated & then elected (1+ / 0-)
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          these days. What you have to say to win the nomination is so regressive and crazy that you can't get elected on that platform. In Debate One Mitt started running from his own previous statements, but in the long run that left him with no coherent position.

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