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  •  I can't agree that Mitt would crush Obama (1+ / 0-)

    under any circumstances. The man makes Al Gore look scintillating and next to him John Kerry is a wit. Dog lovers hate him and that's 39% of the country gone right there. Add in that the 'Christian Right' won't vote for a Mormon (after years of being told they aren't 'really' Christian) and Mitt starts out at a huge disadvantage. Run the stuff about how working on his campaign is somehow equal to going to Iraq and the guy's sunk before the first debate...provided the other Republican contenders don't tear him to shreds first.

    •  I didn't say "under any circumstances", I said (0+ / 0-)

      "if unemployment is the same in 2012 as now."
      I also said Mitt's religion seemed to disqualify him for the nomination.
      But I'll tell you this: if Obama and Romney were on the ballot next week, Mitt would win by a mile. He's the only reasonable-seeming candidate they've got. He's a good-looking, normal-sounding guy who presents as an experienced, competent executive--a shoo-in against an incumbent who's failed to solve unemployment and doesn't act like unemployment's a priority.

      If I knew it was comin', I could pull a jet plane.--Reggie Jackson

      by LongTom on Sun Oct 24, 2010 at 09:37:00 PM PDT

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      •  No, *I* said 'under any circumstances' (0+ / 0-)

        And exactly how is one man -- under our laws -- supposed to 'solve unemployment'?  He's a president, not God Almighty.

        •  "One man" isn't. And he didn't have to (0+ / 0-)

          "solve unemployment", he just had to APPEAR TO BE TRYING. Instead, he spent over a year preoccupying the Congress and the airwaves with his preposterous health care soap opera, which was at the top of nobody's agenda, made everybody sick by the end, and only "proved" to the average voter that Obama wasn't that concerned with the economy.

          As for being one man, the prez is the steward of the economy. If it works, he gets the credit; if it doesn't he gets the blame. Except Obama was in the enviable position of taking office when everybody was already blaming his predecessor and the other party for "the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression." He skillfully managed to shift that blame onto his own shoulders. Wow.

          If I knew it was comin', I could pull a jet plane.--Reggie Jackson

          by LongTom on Tue Oct 26, 2010 at 01:17:10 PM PDT

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