Virginia will be harder, but depends how Terry McAuliffe does as Governor.
And no it won't be a mistake to vote against Clinton or Warren. Both of those women would make horrible candidates.
Sarah Palin would make a great President. I don't know too much about Mary Fallin the Oklahoma Governor just elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014, I think she was previously a Lieutenant Governor, then Congresswoman, then Governor. But the little I've heard about her is good.
Stop thinking the Republicans are toast in 2016. America can't be lost yet. 2014 indicated that America is tired of the failed liberal policies which is destroying America.
Only the Tea Party has the right ideas.
Facing facts and reacting accordingly now might allow a pooling of funding resources sufficient to perhaps take the swing states ..
.. But the wrong candidate -- and I'm telling you, Palin's as wrong as it gets -- and it's curtains from the get-go.
The candidate the Republicans field must take the swing-states of Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina .. and then another fairly large one like Michigan or Pennsylvania.
That's a formidable task.
Who is it that can do that?
It could be easy to win the popular vote .. and still lose the White House.
The winning candidate must win the most state electoral votes, as arbitrarily weird as the electoral college seems to many.
We're the United STATES of America, and that can't be discounted.
So, who is that candidate?
I'm not sure he's on this thread-poll's short list.
It will be hard to convince enough Americans in the swing states to come out to the booths if you're tea-partyingly asking them to be libertarianesque left-wing on social issues and right-wing on fiscal-economic issues, as these people who might vote for a Republican candidate are social conservatives or moderate right, not socially liberal.
Despite the fact I'd rather not see a liberal Democrat in the White House again, the electoral college simply is what it is.
To win MI, PA, and FL, you have to win Lansing, Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Miami and Orlando .. and more.
What Republican candidate can do all that???
The electoral college by its current nature makes the Democrats the favorite even before they field this or that novelty candidate.
The electoral college must be respected from the onset of selecting a viable Republican candidate and running mate ..
.. Or you might as well simply hand it to Monica Lewinsky's impeached ex-boyfriend's wife.
When the election is over and we open our eyes, it will sadly be too late to wonder what the hell just happened.
Imo, anyone who thinks whomever is elected (from the bunch listed above) in 2016 will actually NOT do more harm then good for America is incredibly naive.
I believe, given the state of federal politics and the general ignorance of the American voter, that it is virtually impossible for truly fine leaders to rise to the White House. Heck, even decent ones cannot get in.
And so long as the public shrugs their shoulders and votes for mediocrity (at best) anyway...then they have NO ONE blame but themslves.
I believe, that to vote for a politician you believe to be incompetent but you do so simply because they are the 'best available' is unpatriotic.
And I also believe that to refuse to vote for lousy politician's even if that means not voting at all IS patriotic.
Last edited by DA60; 11-27-14 at 06:06 AM.
'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."
Here's your GOP winning ticket...