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Thread: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I need a laugh-who was a better GOP candidate who actually was interested in Running?
    Gary Johnson and Jon Huntsman. I also believe Ron Paul would have been a better candidate with independents.
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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Gary Johnson and Jon Huntsman. I also believe Ron Paul would have been a better candidate with independents.
    LOL dismissed as idiocy. Huntsman's anemic campaign effort was even worse than GHWB's in 92. What made JH popular with talking heads was the fact he had no chance against their believed Obama. all the ranting about wealth and his religion that was used against Mitt would have hit JH who didn't have near the resume. Johnson had Zero name recognition. Ron paul was seen as a goofy isolationist by many moderates, republics and independents on foreign affairs.



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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Gary Johnson and Jon Huntsman. I also believe Ron Paul would have been a better candidate with independents.
    Paul would be death for the independent vote. Absolute cold clammy death. He would get a smaller percentage of the independent vote than any candidate in recent memory. Once his views on civil rights laws are trumpeted, he will be very lucky to get 40% of the popular vote.
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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    LOL dismissed as idiocy. Huntsman's anemic campaign effort was even worse than GHWB's in 92. What made JH popular with talking heads was the fact he had no chance against their believed Obama. all the ranting about wealth and his religion that was used against Mitt would have hit JH who didn't have near the resume. Johnson had Zero name recognition. Ron paul was seen as a goofy isolationist by many moderates, republics and independents on foreign affairs.
    the question was properly answered
    you responded to a different question, who would have been more electable
    but any of the three mentioned would have been better candidates ... especially Johnson. Johnson could have defeated Obama
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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    He may be very smart but he wasn't socially smart. He didn't have that panache to come off as honest when he spoke. I heard several people say that he had a slimey quality to his voice, and while I didn't agree with that there was something lacking about him or he'd have won.
    I met the man more than once over the course of quite a few years. The second time I met him was almost a year after the first time. He remembered my name which surprised me. I found nothing slimey about him. In fact just the opposite. I found him to be very warm and articulate. After meeting him, it didn't surprise me at all that he was such a successful businessman.

    What was lacking about him was his ability to win over minorities and the young voters in my opinion.

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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Several GOP'ers could have beaten Obama. But FOX NEWS and the Republican establishment decided that it was Romney's turn to run.
    Name one.
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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    the question was properly answered
    you responded to a different question, who would have been more electable
    but any of the three mentioned would have been better candidates ... especially Johnson. Johnson could have defeated Obama
    LOL. No, no he could not have.
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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    LOL. No, no he could not have.
    with the still slow economy and no reason for hopefulness on the horizon, the public was looking for a viable alternative to Obama
    Johnson was a very popular republican governor in a democratic state. he was the kind of candidate those of us in the middle were hoping for. and if the republicans would not have excluded him from the primary, just as they did to Ron Paul in the prior race, Johnson could very possibly have wound up on the ticket and taken the white house
    the republicans did in 2008 and 2012 what the democrats did with gore, kerry and dukakis. offered a loser as candidate
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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Gary Johnson and Jon Huntsman. I also believe Ron Paul would have been a better candidate with independents.
    Ron Paul couldn't manage more than 10% of the GOP primary vote he would have been embarrassed worse than Goldwater in the general election, not to mention Gary Johnson who did run in the general election and got a whole 1% of the vote.

    Just because those candidates fit your political views better does not make them more electable. Romney was about me 4th choice ideologically out of all those that were running but it was pretty obvious that he was the best candidate for the general election.

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    Re: Did The 47% Video of Mitt Romney Kill His Chances of Winning?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    Ron Paul couldn't manage more than 10% of the GOP primary vote he would have been embarrassed worse than Goldwater in the general election, not to mention Gary Johnson who did run in the general election and got a whole 1% of the vote.

    Just because those candidates fit your political views better does not make them more electable. Romney was about me 4th choice ideologically out of all those that were running but it was pretty obvious that he was the best candidate for the general election.
    what was asked was not who was more electable but who would have been a better candidate
    and those three names would all have been better candidates
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