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

    The only one of the current front runners that would stand a chance in a debate with Obama is Romney
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    Re: Who would do best against Obama in a debate?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    The only one of the current front runners that would stand a chance in a debate with Obama is Romney
    who do you consider front runners now?

    I would note that very few of the "front runners" 2 years out make it to the ticket


    Who thought Clinton was a front runner in 1990? Obama in 2006? Dukakis in 1988



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    who do you consider front runners now?

    I would note that very few of the "front runners" 2 years out make it to the ticket


    Who thought Clinton was a front runner in 1990? Obama in 2006? Dukakis in 1988
    Obama and Dukakis were definitely front runners two years in....Clinton definitely not.

    Front runners in the GOP: Gingrich, Romney, Huckabee, Palin.

    The only one electable is Romney....but I personally don't think the base will stomach a Mormon.
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    Re: Who would do best against Obama in a debate?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Obama and Dukakis were definitely front runners two years in....Clinton definitely not.

    Front runners in the GOP: Gingrich, Romney, Huckabee, Palin.

    The only one electable is Romney....but I personally don't think the base will stomach a Mormon.
    good response

    Huckabee's a clown-no chance. The people who run the party and support it financially realize he's a lightweight, same with Palin. Gingrich pisses too many people off. He comes off as arrogant to average people

    Romney is not liked by his competition-Rudy and McCain hated him. He has it all, from being better looking, smarter, better educated, richer and unlike Newt and McCain and Rudy, he is not particularly vulnerable on the family values hypocrisy charge unlike them.

    Pawlenty is a contender, and there are some others who I think will rise above Newt , Huckabee and Palin

    I am agnostic and I find alot of the Morman doctrine Nutty. But I laugh myself silly listening to bible thumpers bash Mormons. I heard one claim "HOW CAN ANYONE BELIEVE THAT AN ANGEL GAVE JOSEPH SMITH SOME GOLD TABLETS"

    well damn, I guess if I believe some guy could hang on a cross for three days, get speared through his chest and then push a boulder a ton or two after being dead, I probably could believe an angel could give a guy those tablets.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    good response

    Huckabee's a clown-no chance. The people who run the party and support it financially realize he's a lightweight, same with Palin. Gingrich pisses too many people off. He comes off as arrogant to average people

    Romney is not liked by his competition-Rudy and McCain hated him. He has it all, from being better looking, smarter, better educated, richer and unlike Newt and McCain and Rudy, he is not particularly vulnerable on the family values hypocrisy charge unlike them.

    Pawlenty is a contender, and there are some others who I think will rise above Newt , Huckabee and Palin

    I am agnostic and I find alot of the Morman doctrine Nutty. But I laugh myself silly listening to bible thumpers bash Mormons. I heard one claim "HOW CAN ANYONE BELIEVE THAT AN ANGEL GAVE JOSEPH SMITH SOME GOLD TABLETS"

    well damn, I guess if I believe some guy could hang on a cross for three days, get speared through his chest and then push a boulder a ton or two after being dead, I probably could believe an angel could give a guy those tablets.
    I agree....I think if the GOP is going to win, it is going to have to be an unknown. Personally, I would love to see Romney get nominated. I would even consider voting for him, because I respect his record on economics.
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    Re: Who would do best against Obama in a debate?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I agree....I think if the GOP is going to win, it is going to have to be an unknown. Personally, I would love to see Romney get nominated. I would even consider voting for him, because I respect his record on economics.
    I like him-one of my friends has a son who was a high ranking operative for Romney. From what I was told Romney pulled the plug when he got an expensive polling report that noted too many of the born again braindead would not vote for him despite agreeing with him on almost every issue over Clinton (who was the leader at the time he threw in the towel)



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I like him-one of my friends has a son who was a high ranking operative for Romney. From what I was told Romney pulled the plug when he got an expensive polling report that noted too many of the born again braindead would not vote for him despite agreeing with him on almost every issue over Clinton (who was the leader at the time he threw in the towel)
    That's the big problem I have with those in control of the GOP today. Its going to be difficult for a truly good candidate to get the GOP nod, without cowtowing to the right-wing and agreeing to advance their wacky radical social agenda. Run a true small government fiscal conservative that isn't going to give in to the big government agenda of the right-wing and the GOP might actually win.
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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 a scary extremist? What idea of his is scary to you?
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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

    There are no real challengers to that from the republicans.. Obama is an intellectual and republican leaders look pretty shallow from what I can see. ATM I don't see anyone except maybe ron paul. But libertarians are really hurting on the actual reality of what they are proposing. ron paul is prolly the best they can muster.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    That's the big problem I have with those in control of the GOP today. Its going to be difficult for a truly good candidate to get the GOP nod, without cowtowing to the right-wing and agreeing to advance their wacky radical social agenda. Run a true small government fiscal conservative that isn't going to give in to the big government agenda of the right-wing and the GOP might actually win.
    That will be tough to do as long as neoconservatives continue to run the GOP
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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