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    Re: Romney re-enters GOP fray

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I do, actually. If you were interviewing job applicants, would you think any one of them was the best candidate? There comes a time to retire. McCain was another one who simply was too old to be electable. He might have made a good candidate back in 2000, but certainly not in '08.

    The presidency is a high stress job requiring more energy than the typical septuagenarian has, and it lasts for as long as 8 years. We need to ask ourselves which candidates are actually up to the job.
    I would note, however, that listening to President Bush's cardiologist last night discussing the heart procedure GW had this week, I was suprised that the doctor indicated that stress in the Presidency wasn't so much a contributing factor because most people in high profile, powerful jobs absolutely love their job and suffer less from stress than the guy working at Walmart with no power, no say in his working conditions, and a boss he hates. It kind of rings true to me - I've often felt the more power I have in a situation, the less stress I feel.
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    Re: Romney re-enters GOP fray

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtaylorjr View Post
    How many times did Nader run again?

    The big difference would be that Nader wasn't a major party candidate any of those times. Lyndon LaRouche ran on a Socialist ticket 5 or 6 times in a row.


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    Re: Romney re-enters GOP fray

    Quote Originally Posted by head of joaquin View Post
    It is a foregone conclusion that the GOP will nominate somebody who is even more unelectable than Romney by diving into even deeper extremist waters. It will be Palin or Santorum or Issa, some freakishly unelectable creature. Once you turn the rightwing noise machine on, you can't turn it off.
    No it won't. There will be a serious candidate in 2016. More than one, actually. The only serious candidate from the GOP that ran in 2012 was Romney. All he had to do was bide his time as one crackpot after another fizzled out.


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    Re: Romney re-enters GOP fray

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    let's hope ... I wonder what the percentage it would be next time ... 46%? 50%? Also, hopefully by then he will have learned that Iran and Syria don't share a border and that Iran doesn't need to go thru Syria to have access to a body of water ... it has its own (dah) ...

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    Re: Romney re-enters GOP fray

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Romney lost because the majority of Americans who voted doubled down on their stupid bet in 2008. People hate to admit their mistakes and they held out hope that a second term couldn't possibly be worse than the first. That's why Vegas loves fools who gamble.
    The people, well the middle voted for Obama because Obama's worst was the same as what Romney offered. They seen this combined with the real and present danger of austerity and this coming from a man who made hundreds of millions off of killing US jobs. Jobs that people need.

    Plus, while I like to think of myself as a delicate genius at times, I know that I'm not the only one who seen that the Establishment fix was in for Romney in 08 by his abrupt departure from the GOP primary. People are really getting tired of the Establishment.

    But simply put, they didn't care what he had to say, why? Because it was the same old song.


    (and as a Horse Player, I'm no fool...)

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    Re: Romney re-enters GOP fray

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    The people, well the middle voted for Obama because Obama's worst was the same as what Romney offered. They seen this combined with the real and present danger of austerity and this coming from a man who made hundreds of millions off of killing US jobs. Jobs that people need.

    Plus, while I like to think of myself as a delicate genius at times, I know that I'm not the only one who seen that the Establishment fix was in for Romney in 08 by his abrupt departure from the GOP primary. People are really getting tired of the Establishment.

    But simply put, they didn't care what he had to say, why? Because it was the same old song.


    (and as a Horse Player, I'm no fool...)
    Well, your irrationality is just as plausible as any other irrationality for why Obama was reelected. There's a reason for the longevity of the old saying - fool me once, shame on you - fool me twice, shame on me.
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    Re: Romney re-enters GOP fray

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Well, your irrationality is just as plausible as any other irrationality for why Obama was reelected. There's a reason for the longevity of the old saying - fool me once, shame on you - fool me twice, shame on me.
    I suppose I'm not inclined to have a Canadian call my fellow countrymen dumb asses. I'm not saying they aren't, but you know, it's a private affair...
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    Re: Romney re-enters GOP fray

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    I suppose I'm not inclined to have a Canadian call my fellow countrymen dumb asses. I'm not say they aren't, but you know, it's a private affair...
    LOL - fair enough - just remember, what happens in America affects the entire world and all our economies. To use your horseplayer analogy, if your horse pulls up, just make sure he doesn't interfere with any of the other horses in the race.
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    Re: Romney re-enters GOP fray

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    No it won't. There will be a serious candidate in 2016. More than one, actually. The only serious candidate from the GOP that ran in 2012 was Romney. All he had to do was bide his time as one crackpot after another fizzled out.
    Romney's running mate remains very attractive.

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    Re: Romney re-enters GOP fray

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Romney's running mate remains very attractive.
    You mean the Congressman of the top 1% of the top 1%?


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