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  •  Why do you say that? Mitt Romney did it. (1+ / 0-)
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    3goldens

    All you need is the establishment and a few billionaires.

    •  Christie is more credible (1+ / 0-)
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      than Romney.  When he states something, he stands by it.  He blasted the racists when he appointed a Muslim judge.  He is not a social issues neanderthal.  Romney got the nod because Huntsman was too sane and the rest were utter clowns.  Republicans can accept pathological liars.

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      by gchaucer2 on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 01:40:50 PM PST

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      •  I don't think we can expect the GOP (2+ / 0-)
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        to refight the last two elections. They're going to crack down on the crazies. It would be a mistake on our part to assume they wont make changes.

        •  politely disagree (1+ / 0-)
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          They need to find someone in their party who isn't crazy first before they can crack down on the crazies.  Remember Mitt Romney, the moderate (some even said liberal) non-crazy governor from Massachusetts?  The whole party is full of crazies.  

          "Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me--and I welcome their hatred." Franklin D. Roosevelt

          by djbender on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 02:03:52 PM PST

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        •  Who is going to crack down on the crazies? Who? (0+ / 0-)

          Fox News is going to become a crazy-free zone?  Conservatives will stop listening to Limbaugh and Hannity? The GOP will disown "the conservative entertainment complex" and the right-wing religious fanatics?  No fricking way.

          The GOP has not yet lost badly enough to change that much.  They still have the House and a lot of power in various states.  

          Save that prediction for sometime after an election year in which the Dems win both houses of congress, run the GOP out of the statehouses, and win the presidential election in as much of a rout as Nixon over McGovern.

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          by MJB on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 10:40:14 PM PST

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    •  Christie's sin is crossing party lines. (2+ / 0-)
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      Romney's sin was ideological flexibility.

      They can forgive flip-flops, sure, as long as, in the words of Kathryn Jean Lopez, a candidate is "loyal to the conservative movement."

      But look at Jon Huntsman.  He was an orthodox conservative, but working for Obama gave him the Kenyan Kooties.

      THAT is what they can't forgive, and that's what Christie has done.

      Art is the handmaid of human good.

      by joe from Lowell on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 01:41:01 PM PST

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      •  They'll move on from Obama, for sure. (1+ / 0-)
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        This always happens. They wont refight the last two elections because we know how that turned out. We shouldn't expect them to stick with the same formula. That would be a mistake on our part.

        •  You're right (0+ / 0-)

          unless the Democrats nominate another Kenyan Socialist Marxist Communist.  

          Formula will be the same.  They will lie, lie, then lie some more.  

          "Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me--and I welcome their hatred." Franklin D. Roosevelt

          by djbender on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 02:06:22 PM PST

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