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    Republicans Presidential Campaigns

    I read this article The Republican Party's Talent Gap - Alex Roarty - The Atlantic. The last presidential election surprised me. It seemed to me the Republicans were on the defensive not pro-active in the media. I could not believe they ran Romney. The Republican's don't seem to have that WOW factor. They didn't put out a lot that would sway Democrat's to their side. Romney said today he would not be a contender in 2016, he felt it would help Democrats win. D.C. Notebook: Why Mitt Romney won

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    Re: Republicans Presidential Campaigns

    Romney was a perfectly credible and competent candidate and would have made a fine President. Unfortunately, too many people voted for your "WOW factor" candidate, even after four years of incompetence, and forgot to ask questions like - wow, do I really want to vote for this dolt again? - wow, can he really be as bad in a second term as he was in the first? - wow, does a President really have to have more than just a nice smile? - wow, just wow.
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    Re: Republicans Presidential Campaigns

    They'd probably win as long as they select a moderate to run for president or if Hillary doesn't run.

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    Re: Republicans Presidential Campaigns

    The article in The Atlantic says Republicans are way behind in how they campaign. In 2012 it seemed like they were thinking let's run Romney again, we are going to loose anyway.

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    Re: Republicans Presidential Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Romney was a perfectly credible and competent candidate and would have made a fine President. Unfortunately, too many people voted for your "WOW factor" candidate, even after four years of incompetence, and forgot to ask questions like - wow, do I really want to vote for this dolt again? - wow, can he really be as bad in a second term as he was in the first? - wow, does a President really have to have more than just a nice smile? - wow, just wow.
    I would submit that millions of GOP-type voters did not vote, as has been proven on previous threads by GOP voters.
    For different reasons, I also believe Romney would have been as good and effective as Obama, especially due to the House intransigience.
    About as good as Gore would have been, right ?
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    I didn't mean to imply that Romney would not make a good President. But the campaign in 2012 was lop-sided. I hope to see a good Republican campaign in 2016. It makes for good commercials.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    I would submit that millions of GOP-type voters did not vote, as has been proven on previous threads by GOP voters.
    For different reasons, I also believe Romney would have been as good and effective as Obama, especially due to the House intransigience.
    About as good as Gore would have been, right ?
    Good evening NIMBY - yes, I agree, there was a large number of Christian conservatives who would not vote for a Mormon and they stayed away from the ballot box.

    Claiming Romney would be "as good and effective as Obama" is really a low blow - do you hate Romney that much?

    Even worse, claiming he'd be "as good as Gore" is almost like a slap in the face.
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    LOL cj.
    It's good to read your humor.
    In spite of his ongoing criticisms of Mr. Obama, Mr. Romney has sounded intelligent.
    Just asking, but did previous losing candidates, besides the active Sen. McCain who has a right to criticize on policy,
    criticize soon after the election as Romney?
    I don't remember Mr. Bush-41 or Mr. Dole doing this, let alone Misters Kerry or Gore ..
    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Good evening NIMBY - yes, I agree, there was a large number of Christian conservatives who would not vote for a Mormon and they stayed away from the ballot box.

    Claiming Romney would be "as good and effective as Obama" is really a low blow - do you hate Romney that much?

    Even worse, claiming he'd be "as good as Gore" is almost like a slap in the face.
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    Re: Republicans Presidential Campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    LOL cj.
    It's good to read your humor.
    In spite of his ongoing criticisms of Mr. Obama, Mr. Romney has sounded intelligent.
    Just asking, but did previous losing candidates, besides the active Sen. McCain who has a right to criticize on policy,
    criticize soon after the election as Romney?
    I don't remember Mr. Bush-41 or Mr. Dole doing this, let alone Misters Kerry or Gore ..
    Gore was all over Bush on a regular basis after the 2000 election - he was constantly carping about "global warming" and the Bushies doing nothing about it, even though Gore and Clinton refused to try to sell Kyoto to the US congress.

    Kerry was still a Senator after the 2004 election and he also criticized Bush on a regular basis.

    Both Bush Presidents are gentlemen and never criticized the successors to their jobs, knowing full well how difficult the task is. That never stopped Carter or Clinton, however, who both continue to believe they are the answer to every question.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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    Re: Republicans Presidential Campaigns

    Fact is Repiblicans don't have a rock star, and democrats have the media / Hollywood making rock stars out of incompetent liars. And if ofailure can't score a few million immigrant voters he'll take the past felons with the help of conservative libertarians.

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