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  •  I wouldn't (1+ / 0-)
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    mjd in florida

    I mean, I'd love to see a landslide for whomever we nominate, but ever since Ronald Reagan became President, I'm very wary of defining any Republican as unelectable.

    It's easy to rationalize in hindsight what Reagan had going for him, but the fact is, at the time, many on our side though he was unelectable.

    George W. Bush should have been unelectable by any previously prevailing standards. Yes, he really did lose the 2000 election, but he got close enough to steal it.

    "The smartest man in the room is not always right." -Richard Holbrooke

    by Demi Moaned on Thu Apr 17, 2014 at 10:38:07 AM PDT

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    •  You have a point but Cruz is just (1+ / 0-)
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      so blatantly crazy and with a very belligerent and unlikable personality.

      •  History often turns on accidents (1+ / 0-)
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        mjd in florida

        OTBE, I agree that Cruz would be a weak candidate on the national stage. But any Republican nominee for President has a non-trivial chance of winning. And under the right circumstances the election could turn out to be a case of the Democratic nominee losing the election, so that the Republican wins by default.

        "The smartest man in the room is not always right." -Richard Holbrooke

        by Demi Moaned on Thu Apr 17, 2014 at 02:46:14 PM PDT

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