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  •  Romney is best positioned to win. (2+ / 0-)
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    The great thing about Romney is that he's new, and he will able to move to the center with ease against Hillary. Thats what makes Hillary a god-send to Republicans: she is all they need to motivate their base, since the candidate himself probably can't do it.
    She gives them something to vote AGAINST, in absence of anything to vote FOR.

    Bush will begin to pull troops out of Iraq, and if there is a period of relative quiet right before the election, she's finished.

    "I get a cravin' like a fiend for nicotine, but I don't need a cigarette, know what I mean?" - Rakim

    by brooklynbadboy on Sat Jul 28, 2007 at 09:48:18 AM PDT

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    •  Romney speaks a good game. (1+ / 0-)
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      I saw him on C-Span yesterday at an Iowa event.  The guy is playing down the middle.  If he can win the Repub nom. he'll be staying in the middle.  His big question mark will be turnout?

      •  He'll adopt the Obama language- (2+ / 0-)
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        and appoint a solidly conservative VP nominee.

        Hillary and a good conservative VP will be enough turn out rock ribbed conservatives, already wishing to do anything to stop Hillary.

        More importantly, Romney will run as a Washington Outsider, speaking the Obama language of unity, hope and reconciliation. He'll run against Washington, and Hillary will be Washington personified.

        "I get a cravin' like a fiend for nicotine, but I don't need a cigarette, know what I mean?" - Rakim

        by brooklynbadboy on Sat Jul 28, 2007 at 10:02:28 AM PDT

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        •  Only question is whether he can pull it off... (1+ / 0-)
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          or whether someone more conservative like Thompson will derail him?

          •  Of course he can! Look- (1+ / 0-)
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            The recent special election down in Georgia for that Republican seat was instructive: The guy who was supported by the GOP establishment in Washington and Georgia was DETHRONED, in favor of another unknown conservative with little experience. That should tell you the mood the voters are in: THROW THE BUMS OUT. It happens every so often, and next year is shaping up to be one of those years.

            How do Democrats handle this? By doing what we usually do: nominate the wrong guy. In a change election, we decide to nominate a 15-year...damn near poster child for Washington incumbency: THE WIFE OF A FORMER PRESIDENT! lol... Sometimes i think we really deserve to lose elections to morons like Bush.

            "I get a cravin' like a fiend for nicotine, but I don't need a cigarette, know what I mean?" - Rakim

            by brooklynbadboy on Sat Jul 28, 2007 at 10:12:02 AM PDT

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            •  Will he be stopped in South Carolina? (0+ / 0-)

              I think he's in position to win Iowa and NH, and do well in Nev. if not win there.  If resistance falls by SC, he could be the Repubs man IMHO.

              •  He's going to run them all out of Iowa. (0+ / 0-)

                And probably march to a very slim victory in New Hampshire over Giuliani. I predict Thompson will be perceived as unable to run a national campaign by them, especially if he waits until SC to make a move. McCain, as we all know, is finished.

                If he does both of those things, all he will have to do in South Carolina is unload on Hillary Clinton all day and night. If he can convince the right that he's strong against Hillary, he can still lose South Carolina and then carry the day on Feb. 5th. The key thing for him is beating Giuliani in New Hampshire, so that Giuliani can't make that same message. If he can paint Giuliani as the dishonest scumbag that he really is, he'll win that contest.

                Mitt Romney is running a mistake free campaign so far, handling the flip/flops well, minimizing the mormon issue and issuing enough red meat to the right to keep them happy.

                "I get a cravin' like a fiend for nicotine, but I don't need a cigarette, know what I mean?" - Rakim

                by brooklynbadboy on Sat Jul 28, 2007 at 10:26:25 AM PDT

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    •  P.S.: As an example, look how he handled... (1+ / 0-)
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      healthcare.  The guy has staked out a right of center position.

    •  He *is* the generic Republican candidate (4+ / 0-)

      Willard Romney is the perfect Republican nominee in 2008. He's a department store mannequin with a milquetoast demeanor and no record in Congress to pick apart

      "I call 'em as I see 'em."--the late Hall of Fame umpire Bill Klem.

      by Dump Terry McAuliffe on Sat Jul 28, 2007 at 10:27:38 AM PDT

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