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    Re: Would Santorum Have Beaten Obama?

    I believe that Gingrich would have had the best chance had Gingrich really wanted to win. I think he was just dangling his foot for the 2016 nomination.

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    Re: Would Santorum Have Beaten Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Santorum would have been laughably destroyed against Obama.

    Ans as far as him being "likeable".......

    YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!!!!!!

    He's a freak of nature whacko evangelical bible thumping extremist that would strike so much fear into most reasonable voters he'd have lost the election long before most of the western states polls even opened.

    Who asks these kinds of questions?
    Just for accuracy, I'm the first to jump on evangelicals, but old Ricky is just a regular run of the mill bible thumping Catholic extremist.
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    Re: Would Santorum Have Beaten Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    I believe that Gingrich would have had the best chance had Gingrich really wanted to win. I think he was just dangling his foot for the 2016 nomination.
    I agree.

    Newt had some baggage as he had an extramarital affair, but so did Bill Clinton.

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    Re: Would Santorum Have Beaten Obama?

    Santorum would have lost on the social issues primarily, as they went against Romney and he is a moderate. Economically, they would have attracted the same people. I see him as likely doing worse for those reasons.

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    Re: Would Santorum Have Beaten Obama?

    Newt also has a problem of thinking he's smarter than he actually is.
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    Re: Would Santorum Have Beaten Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Einzige View Post
    Newt also has a problem of thinking he's smarter than he actually is.
    ....as do most politicians and the people who support them

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    Re: Would Santorum Have Beaten Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    ....as do most politicians and the people who support them
    Newt's entire selling point, since he doesn't want to remind anyone of his Speakership, is "I'm a tenured professor who wrote some alternate history books".
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    Re: Would Santorum Have Beaten Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Einzige View Post
    Newt's entire selling point, since he doesn't want to remind anyone of his Speakership, is "I'm a tenured professor who wrote some alternate history books".
    I think you underestimate his cunning. He dangles his foot to find out exactly how they are going to attack him from within and without when he makes his serious run, buys himself a couple more years as a politics commentator, and then runs prepared for what is coming driving home the issues people will be concerned with--the same issues that were the basis for the Contract with America. Deficits, immigration, taxes, welfare reform, etc.--while dismissing those long ago stories about affairs and necklaces at Tiffany's.

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    Re: Would Santorum Have Beaten Obama?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    I think you underestimate his cunning. He dangles his foot to find out exactly how they are going to attack him from within and without when he makes his serious run, buys himself a couple more years as a politics commentator, and then runs prepared for what is coming driving home the issues people will be concerned with--the same issues that were the basis for the Contract with America. Deficits, immigration, taxes, welfare reform, etc.--while dismissing those long ago stories about affairs and necklaces at Tiffany's.
    I understand he thinks he's cunning. The problem is that he overrates himself as a strategist. He thinks that politics is more complicated than it actually is.
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    Re: Would Santorum Have Beaten Obama?

    People overestimate the appeal of extremists. They don't have a lot of supporters, they just have very noisy ones. (because extremists, by nature, will be more fanatical about such things)

    In this election we saw a pretty clear rejection of the far-right. All that stuff about rape and rape babies? Would have hung around Santorum's neck like a freaking anchor, because he's in the same place on the social issues.

    Then you have that blatant play to anti-intellectualism. "Obama thinks everyone should be able to go to college... what a snob." (despite the fact that what Obama actually said was damn near word for word what Santorum himself had previously expressed) That stuff only appeals to... well, anti-intellectuals. Most of the public rolls their eyes at that kind of thing.

    Dude would have gotten crushed even harder than Romney. Herman Cain? Even harder than Santorum.
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