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Obama Administration Partners With the UN to Attack the Second Amendment

Capt-Call Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 12:28 AM
Panda you asked who I supported Rick Perry would have helped with the hispanic vote that Romney lost, Perry was my first choice Cain my second and Gingrich my third I did vote for romney in the general but should have voted for Johnson here in NM where Romney had no chance. that is the vote I regret
Panda Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 12:33 AM
I liked all of them, but I felt that Perry and Cain proved to be inadequate in debate. Johnson was a great governor, but obviously couldn't win. But they're all good.
Capt-Call Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 12:38 AM
And Romney proved to be a coward in the third debate with Obama , lost any chance at making inroads with hispanics and could not turn out evangelical whites .
Panda Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 12:49 AM
I think the divisions ran broader than just white evangelicals. I think we all saw huge factions following Romney, Paul, Gingrich, and Santorum--and bunches were going to stay home no matter who got nominated.

I mean, which one of those could have won? Gingrich was the best debater, but his baggage is enormous and everyone hates his wife. Paul's biggest problem was his followers--telling everyone how wrong and anti-Constitutional they are is not the way to win friends and influence people. Santorum? He would force rape victims to carry the child--seriously, that's no exaggeration.

So who could have won in this field? I agree with your criticism of Romney's debate strategy at the end, but who in this field could have won?
Capt-Call Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 12:57 AM
Most of them, Romneys scorched earth Primary ads are what caused a large part of his loss of support , I head time and again from evangelical friends that they could not vote for Romney or Obama , I think any of the three listed could have won without had not Romneys smear machine destroyed them among our base , Romney reaped what he sowed in this election
Panda Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 1:04 AM
Romney's ads definitely hurt his long-term appeal with the base. No doubt about it.

Santorum would have gotten the base, and virtually no one else.

Gingrich? Ditto.

Paul? Once again, his followers destroyed any hope he ever had of having the base support him.

None of them would have won, Cap. None of them. We have GOT to do something about this over-the-top divisiveness on our side, and we have GOT to stop picking one or two guys to blame. It's all of them, and all of us.

The only guy who never spoke ill of the others was Cain. But he had his own issues.
Capt-Call Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 1:12 AM
The republican party is dead along with the country I'm looking at leaving and heading south to Chile or Ecuador may be Uruguay in a year or two. At my age I'm not going to bother sticking it out anymore

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