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Liberal commentators throwing in a liberal line - who could have predicted that? We have to be ready for these things. Ronald Reagan's was the "there you go again" line. Romney's biggest problem was that he was trying to play a nuanced game that Barry wasn't "managing" things well, not that there was anything wrong with Barry's foreign policy. Unless you're a lot smarter than the guy that you're facing in the debate, nuanced "I would manage things better" arguments almost never work.
Henry, which of these things couldn't have been predicted? How does a man who has made $100mi + in business get "blindsided" when the Dems attacked his business record? Of course they were going to do that. Dems always do that, everywhere. Yet many Republicans find ways to overcome the lies and win elections. I have no reason to believe that Romney will get that figured out given a 2nd chance.
Sorry, that last sentence should read "Romney didn't want to be called a racist by the media".
The history of 3rd party candidates is to take away votes from one candidate that is seen as closer ideologically (sometimes losing it for them), fading before the next election ever happens and disappearing entirely 2 elections later.
Romney was a wimp against Obama. It would have been fairly easy to craft a an effective message around Obama's laziness. From Obama's admission in a 60 minutes interview about being "lazy" to Bob Woodward writing that that Obama can't sit through negotiations and leaves it to Biden, to the mom jeans picture to all his days playing golf. It would have been an easy sell that the reason that we didn't get a budget, nor a bi-partisan deal on social security, nor effective government policies to stimulate the economy, were all because Obama is too lazy to do the hard work necessary. But Romney never articulated that message, because there is a stereotype that black men are lazy and Obama didn't want to be called a racist by the media.
James Stockdale?
To clarify. I was speaking of those who lose general elections, not primary elections. They are entirely different beasts. If you lose a primary in a crowded field, it's often because the party regulars prefer someone who's been around longer. In the general election, you're facing off 1-1 against the Dem. It that case, it's very much a test of your political skill and the ability to sell your message to the public.
You mean Nixon? He's the last person to win the nomination, lose the election and then win the Presidency.
There's a reason why the GOP doesn't like to put up previous losers as the nominee: because they're losers! While I believe that Romney may have been a decent President, there is nothing now that changes my opinion that he doesn't have what it takes as a candidate to win. He was a wimp against Barry and he would be the same way against Hillary, for fear of the media portraying him as attacking a woman.
I'm sure that this is 100% sincere. Miley would never do anything contrived to promote herself.
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