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Question: Who has the best chance of winning the GOP primary AND beating Obama?
Romney   -18 (34%)
Huckabee   -5 (9.4%)
Pawlenty   -9 (17%)
Palin   -4 (7.5%)
Thune   -7 (13.2%)
Brown   -2 (3.8%)
Gingrich   -2 (3.8%)
Other   -6 (11.3%)
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« Reply #25 on: February 04, 2010, 07:39:31 pm »
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Pawlenty or Romney probably. Who knows. The environment in 2012 will be radically different.

I saw that and instantly laughed out loud.

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« Reply #26 on: February 04, 2010, 08:08:29 pm »
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     Mitt Romney is the only candidate with a realistic shot at both in my opinion, so I'll go with him.
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« Reply #27 on: February 04, 2010, 09:46:12 pm »
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Willard unfortunately.
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« Reply #28 on: February 04, 2010, 09:50:47 pm »
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« Reply #29 on: February 04, 2010, 11:18:31 pm »
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Pawlenty or Romney probably. Who knows. The environment in 2012 will be radically different.

I saw that and instantly laughed out loud.

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Radical as in a radical leftist.
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« Reply #30 on: February 05, 2010, 01:22:06 am »
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I believe that only a centrist republican can defeat obama. Maybe tim pawlenty or Bobby Jindal.
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« Reply #31 on: February 05, 2010, 01:22:49 am »
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I believe that only a centrist republican can defeat obama. Maybe tim pawlenty or Bobby Jindal.


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« Reply #32 on: February 05, 2010, 01:28:04 am »
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Oh, and stop leaving important options out.
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« Reply #33 on: February 05, 2010, 01:34:39 am »
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I believe that only a centrist republican can defeat obama. Maybe tim pawlenty or Bobby Jindal.


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Pawlenty is the republican governor to the only state that didn't go for Ronald Reagan. He can be very effective, Jindal is the most popular governor in America right now, he denied obamas stimulus. Both these guys can give obama a true challenge.
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« Reply #34 on: February 05, 2010, 01:40:48 am »
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I believe that only a centrist republican can defeat obama. Maybe tim pawlenty or Bobby Jindal.


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Pawlenty is the republican governor to the only state that didn't go for Ronald Reagan. He can be very effective, Jindal is the most popular governor in America right now, he denied obamas stimulus. Both these guys can give obama a true challenge.

You just said "centrist Republican".
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« Reply #35 on: February 05, 2010, 09:56:44 am »
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I believe that only a centrist republican can defeat obama. Maybe tim pawlenty or Bobby Jindal.

How are either Tim Pawlenty or Bobby Jindal 'centrist Republicans'? 
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« Reply #36 on: February 05, 2010, 12:16:32 pm »
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I believe that only a centrist republican can defeat obama. Maybe tim pawlenty or Bobby Jindal.

How are either Tim Pawlenty or Bobby Jindal 'centrist Republicans'? 

In today's GOP, most anyone to the left of Jesse Helms is a "centrist".
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« Reply #37 on: February 05, 2010, 12:43:19 pm »
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Huckabee.
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« Reply #38 on: February 05, 2010, 12:45:30 pm »
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Huckabee.

I can't imagine someone like Huckabee (a theocrat and 'fair' tax supporter) being a huge force in 2012. I could be wrong though.
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« Reply #39 on: February 05, 2010, 12:46:13 pm »
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As to the original question, Huckaber.  Lowest unfavorables among Republicans and the strongest in head to head polls vs Obama.

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« Reply #40 on: February 05, 2010, 06:12:13 pm »
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I believe that only a centrist republican can defeat obama. Maybe tim pawlenty or Bobby Jindal.

Um.  Tim Pawlenty is not a centrist.  Not even remotely close.  He's a far right Republican with a "gosh, it's nice to meet you" demeanor... but he hasn't been able to play his far right hand all that well because Minnesota simply isn't a far right state.

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« Reply #41 on: February 17, 2010, 09:49:01 pm »
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I think the prediction needs to be backed up specifically by what swing states they will take away from Obama.

I don't think Romney will take any states from Obama. 

I think Jeb would definitely take Florida and Ohio. 
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« Reply #42 on: February 18, 2010, 12:18:34 am »
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Here is the map if the election were held today. Obama vs Romney, Palin, Huckabee, or Pawlenty
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« Reply #43 on: February 18, 2010, 12:42:25 am »
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« Reply #44 on: February 18, 2010, 12:44:48 am »
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Here is the map if the election were held today. Obama vs Romney, Palin, Huckabee, or Pawlenty

IMO, Palin would get crushed
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« Reply #45 on: February 18, 2010, 12:58:28 am »
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Here is the map if the election were held today. Obama vs Romney, Palin, Huckabee, or Pawlenty

IMO, Palin would get crushed
Yeah because there are enough Republicans like me who would pull the lever for Obama if she received the nomination.
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« Reply #46 on: February 18, 2010, 12:51:47 pm »
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Thune

I think Thune is a stealth candidate that is better than the "frontrunners"  The others, Palin, Romney, etc will flop because they have no substance.  He's kinda in a similar position to Brownback last time, in fact Brownback should run in 2012 again instead of as governor, now that "heavyweight" McCain is out of the way. 

Thune's drawback that he might be too good looking, perhaps a bit young looking too.  He might seem like a GOP version of a 2004 John Edwards, with looks overshadowing substance.  But unlike Edwards, Thune actually has the substance, just as long as people get past his looks.  In fact, if this were a movie he would be cast as a "perfect" looking president, but real life is far more difficult to navigate on the way to the Presidency.
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« Reply #47 on: February 18, 2010, 07:01:30 pm »
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I think the prediction needs to be backed up specifically by what swing states they will take away from Obama.

I don't think Romney will take any states from Obama. 

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Not at all. In fact, Jeb wouldn't get the nomination. The country is beyond having been Bush-whacked by Nos. 41 and especially 43.
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