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    Re: Santorum Nomination Guarantees an Obama Re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    I think Santorum is more likely to beat Obama than Romney is. Obama biggest weakness is Obamacare, and Romney has no rational argument against it. Plus, the idea that Romney is a stronger general election candidate than Santorum is nonsense. No one is excited over the prospects of a Romney presidency. No one.

    The only ones eager to see Romney as the nominee is Obama and Obama fans who see Romney as everything they want to run against. Santorum will give Obama fits. Although I give Obama the edge, anyone who thinks the race is over if Santorum wins will be in for a big disappointment.
    The thing that kills Santorum in the general election is his views on social issues. While they help him with the GOP base, it hurts him with the rest of the country.
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    Re: Santorum Nomination Guarantees an Obama Re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    I think Santorum is more likely to beat Obama than Romney is. Obama biggest weakness is Obamacare, and Romney has no rational argument against it. Plus, the idea that Romney is a stronger general election candidate than Santorum is nonsense. No one is excited over the prospects of a Romney presidency. No one.

    The only ones eager to see Romney as the nominee is Obama and Obama fans who see Romney as everything they want to run against. Santorum will give Obama fits. Although I give Obama the edge, anyone who thinks the race is over if Santorum wins will be in for a big disappointment.
    Santorum isn't popular enough to even hold an elected office on a state level at this point.

    He scares the reasonably sane voter.

    He might excite the far right, but the moderates, independents, and swing voters are NOT going to rally behind him.

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    Re: Santorum Nomination Guarantees an Obama Re-election

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    The thing that kills Santorum in the general election is his views on social issues. While they help him with the GOP base, it hurts him with the rest of the country.
    I agree, that is his weakness. If he spends the campaign talking about gays and marriage, I might even vote for Obama.

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    Re: Santorum Nomination Guarantees an Obama Re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    I agree, that is his weakness. If he spends the campaign talking about gays and marriage, I might even vote for Obama.
    And I think he's stupid enough to do that.
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    Re: Santorum Nomination Guarantees an Obama Re-election

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    And I think he's stupid enough to do that.
    That, and the Obama campaign would surely be smart enough to bring it up at every opportunity.

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    Re: Santorum Nomination Guarantees an Obama Re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Santorum isn't popular enough to even hold an elected office on a state level at this point.

    He scares the reasonably sane voter.

    He might excite the far right, but the moderates, independents, and swing voters are NOT going to rally behind him.
    As opposed to Romney who doesnt excite the far right, but the moderates, independents, and swing voters are going to rally behind him? Thats what they said about president McCain.

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    Re: Santorum Nomination Guarantees an Obama Re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    As opposed to Romney who doesnt excite the far right, but the moderates, independents, and swing voters are going to rally behind him? Thats what they said about president McCain.
    Romney may not excite, but at the very least he doesn't frighten. At least not on the same level as Santorum does.

    Santorum is the male version of Bachmann. They have their fringe group of supporters, but on a larger scale they scare the fvck out of people.

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    Re: Santorum Nomination Guarantees an Obama Re-election

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Romney may not excite, but at the very least he doesn't frighten. At least not on the same level as Santorum does.

    Santorum is the male version of Bachmann. They have their fringe group of supporters, but on a larger scale they scare the fvck out of people.
    For the record, I am no particular fan of Santorum. I am a libertarian and an atheist, so his religious bigotry is a bit repulsive. That said, I still find left-wing secularists like Obama a greater threat to my liberty than right wingers like Santorum.

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    Re: Santorum Nomination Guarantees an Obama Re-election

    No gaurantees but I would give it a "most likely".

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    Re: Santorum Nomination Guarantees an Obama Re-election

    Redress put it well. It would make a Obama win likely, but it absolutely doesn't guarantee it.

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