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  •  If the field stays this weak (1+ / 0-)
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    I don't see how he doesn't run -- and hope for a Tom Dewey-style second shot in 2016 for having been a good sport.

    Unplug the Koch machine! It's swallowing people's money!

    by Seneca Doane on Mon Apr 25, 2011 at 01:59:27 PM PDT

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    •  Mitt had all the same flaws in 2008 (1+ / 0-)
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      and he still was running 1st or 2nd until it got into the Southern primaries.  Without a strong Southern contender he may be stronger.

      "Intolerance is something which belongs to the religions we have rejected." - J.J. Rousseau -6.38, -4.15

      by James Allen on Mon Apr 25, 2011 at 02:17:42 PM PDT

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      •  Or just someone who appeals to them (2+ / 0-)

        Bachmann would do so more than Mitt.

        Unplug the Koch machine! It's swallowing people's money!

        by Seneca Doane on Mon Apr 25, 2011 at 04:13:42 PM PDT

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        •  He doesn't need to appeal to them. (1+ / 0-)
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          He just needs Southern primaries to be divided without a strong Southern candidate.  Republican primary delegates I believe will still be split up, not winner take all, so as long as they're divided rather than largely dominated by one person he should be okay.

          "Intolerance is something which belongs to the religions we have rejected." - J.J. Rousseau -6.38, -4.15

          by James Allen on Mon Apr 25, 2011 at 04:41:56 PM PDT

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