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    Insiders: GOP Would Be Better Off With Romney for 2012

    I find this surprising...considering all the banter from the right that Romney is a Rino


    Texas Gov. Rick Perry may be surging in polls of Republican primary voters, but his party's Insiders aren't convinced he'd be the best general election candidate. More than two-thirds of Republican Insiders say Mitt Romney has a better chance than Perry of defeating President Obama in 2012, according to this week's National Journal Political Insiders Poll.


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    Re: Insiders: GOP Would Be Better Off With Romney for 2012

    Thank you for this article. It appears to be dead on and accurate in its evaluation. The reality is that the GOP has made a deal with the devil and is now worried about paying off their end of the contract. They have made this unholy alliance with the tea party and far right and felt that they could maintain their control of both the GOP and the nominating process but simply use the righties as raw numbers to win elections. But the GOP establishment has discovered that they cannot control the tea faction and their chances in 2012 could be greatly diminished based on who emerges as the nominee. While most were celebrating their significant victories in 2010, others were looking deeper and looking at the results from O'Donnell, McMahon,Engel and others and they were sobered by them.

    Since Reagan, the GOP has tended to be a "its your turn" party regarding their top of the ticket nominee. They go for the obvious front runner and this time that is thought to be Romney. The resulting nomination process is far more of a coronation that an actual contest.

    But now they have been riding the tiger and the tiger is not easy to control let alone tame. The GOP could well end up in a Goldwater 64 situation or like the Dems in 72 with McGovern.
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    Re: Insiders: GOP Would Be Better Off With Romney for 2012

    Just my personal opinion...I agree romney has a better chance to beat obama...now am I sure Romney will win the primary...umm no.

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    Re: Insiders: GOP Would Be Better Off With Romney for 2012

    With over a year to go it's still to early to tell who is the better choice to beat Obama.

    All of the polls and speculation while interesting are meaningless this early in the game.

    It's like deciding who is going to win a baseball game based on the first inning score.

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    Re: Insiders: GOP Would Be Better Off With Romney for 2012

    I'm unlikely to support Perry but this is a good reason for me to reconsider. If the insiders prefer Romney, Perry has to be a better candidate.

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    Re: Insiders: GOP Would Be Better Off With Romney for 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    I'm unlikely to support Perry but this is a good reason for me to reconsider. If the insiders prefer Romney, Perry has to be a better candidate.
    Do you really mean that (portion in bold) or did you mean to say, "Perry has to become a better candidate"?

    Unless you totally agree with Perry's statements from his 2010 book, "Fed Up[/URL]!," I really don't see how Gov. Perry can suddenly switch gears and turn himself into a more moderate GOP candidate. He, like Bachmann and Palin (should she ever get into the race) can appeal to their political base, but they'd never win the approval of Independent/Democrat voters. There is something to be said about crossover appeal in political elections.

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    Re: Insiders: GOP Would Be Better Off With Romney for 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Do you really mean that (portion in bold) or did you mean to say, "Perry has to become a better candidate"?
    I meant what I said.

    Unless you totally agree with Perry's statements from his 2010 book, "Fed Up[/URL]!," I really don't see how Gov. Perry can suddenly switch gears and turn himself into a more moderate GOP candidate. He, like Bachmann and Palin (should she ever get into the race) can appeal to their political base, but they'd never win the approval of Independent/Democrat voters. There is something to be said about crossover appeal in political elections.
    Indeed. Romney doesn't appeal to the base. It's why McCain has done so poorly. "Insiders" of either party are pretty clueless as to what the general population wants.

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    Re: Insiders: GOP Would Be Better Off With Romney for 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    I'm unlikely to support Perry but this is a good reason for me to reconsider. If the insiders prefer Romney, Perry has to be a better candidate.
    the media trying to pick the GOP candidate again

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    Re: Insiders: GOP Would Be Better Off With Romney for 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by fishinRod View Post
    the media trying to pick the GOP candidate again
    Hmmm...interesting...and here I thought it was suppose to be the FoxNews viewers who made that choice.

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    Re: Insiders: GOP Would Be Better Off With Romney for 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    I meant what I said.
    I wasn't trying to mock you. I was just alittle confused by your post and sought clarification.

    Indeed. Romney doesn't appeal to the base. It's why McCain has done so poorly. "Insiders" of either party are pretty clueless as to what the general population wants.
    Good luck with that choice [Perry]...you're gonna need it.

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