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    Re: Who would do best against Obama in a debate?

    It depends what you mean by "doing best." Do you mean winning the crowd over, or do you mean winning on substantive measures? If you mean the former, probably Mike Huckabee. He is a genuinely likeable guy who speaks softly and generally has sensible viewpoints (even when I disagree with them). If you mean the latter, probably Mitt Romney. He is by far the smartest of the main Republican contenders. Ron Paul is a scary extremist, and Sarah Palin is flat-out stupid.

    If we're including other potential dark-horse contenders...Mitch Daniels and Chris Christie know their stuff and would probably do well in a debate. John Boehner and Jim DeMint are idiots and would get pulverized.
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    Re: Who would do best against Obama in a debate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    It depends what you mean by "doing best." Do you mean winning the crowd over, or do you mean winning on substantive measures? If you mean the former, probably Mike Huckabee. He is a genuinely likeable guy who speaks softly and generally has sensible viewpoints (even when I disagree with them). If you mean the latter, probably Mitt Romney. He is by far the smartest of the main Republican contenders. Ron Paul is a scary extremist, and Sarah Palin is flat-out stupid.

    If we're including other potential dark-horse contenders...Mitch Daniels and Chris Christie know their stuff and would probably do well in a debate. John Boehner and Jim DeMint are idiots and would get pulverized.

    Ron Paul-good message, lousy messenger. Palin isn't stupid-she just comes off as being intellectually untrained. there is a difference from being stupid. Its like athletics. some kids have no coordination or talent. They are athletically "stupid". Other kids have had no training. Palin is akin to that.



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    Re: Who would do best against Obama in a debate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    It depends what you mean by "doing best." Do you mean winning the crowd over, or do you mean winning on substantive measures? If you mean the former, probably Mike Huckabee. He is a genuinely likeable guy who speaks softly and generally has sensible viewpoints (even when I disagree with them). If you mean the latter, probably Mitt Romney. He is by far the smartest of the main Republican contenders. Ron Paul is a scary extremist, and Sarah Palin is flat-out stupid.

    If we're including other potential dark-horse contenders...Mitch Daniels and Chris Christie know their stuff and would probably do well in a debate. John Boehner and Jim DeMint are idiots and would get pulverized.
    How is Ron Paul an extremist?
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    Re: Who would do best against Obama in a debate?

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    How is Ron Paul an extremist?
    It's that whole "freedom" thing. Can't be having too much of that, you know.

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    Re: Who would do best against Obama in a debate?

    Newt. Hands down.

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    Re: Who would do best against Obama in a debate?

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Out of all the Republicans who might run for president in 2012, which do you think would perform best against Obama in a standard format debate?
    No One because standard format debates are bull****, prepackaged, propaganda push, hogwarsh! They know the questions ahaed of time and have speech writers prepare their answers.
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    Re: Who would do best against Obama in a debate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    No One because standard format debates are bull****, prepackaged, propaganda push, hogwarsh! They know the questions ahaed of time and have speech writers prepare their answers.
    QED.

    God forbid the masses see that the politicians from which they must choose are generally not that bright and as prone to gaffes as everyone else.

    I wish we had something like Britain's PM's question time.

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    Re: Who would do best against Obama in a debate?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    It depends what you mean by "doing best." Do you mean winning the crowd over, or do you mean winning on substantive measures? If you mean the former, probably Mike Huckabee. He is a genuinely likeable guy who speaks softly and generally has sensible viewpoints (even when I disagree with them). If you mean the latter, probably Mitt Romney. He is by far the smartest of the main Republican contenders. Ron Paul is a scary extremist, and Sarah Palin is flat-out stupid.

    If we're including other potential dark-horse contenders...Mitch Daniels and Chris Christie know their stuff and would probably do well in a debate. John Boehner and Jim DeMint are idiots and would get pulverized.
    DeMint would wipe the floor with uh er uh Obama
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    Re: Who would do best against Obama in a debate?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Romney-he's much smarter than Obama, has had more government experience and he has two things Obama doesn't have-
    1) successful business experience
    2) He got into Harvard Law based on his record, not his race
    One - President Obama's intelligence is only your opinion, which in my mind, is worthless.
    Two - a very serious accusation, if this is true.
    Can you prove it?
    Correct me if I am wrong, but is this the same Romney associated with American Motors?

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    Re: Who would do best against Obama in a debate?

    Jeb Bush.

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