Start your engines: Will we have a better choice of drivers in 2012?Nicholas Kronos -- Monday, January 31, 2011 -- 05:44:24 PM
The 2012 presidential campaign--you know it's coming and starting already. Will anyone run we can actually be excited about?This thread is tagged:
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Did I miss the party affiliation? What was the percent for each?
I didn't look, but Allahpundit says neither poll includes a party breakdown of respondents. He did point out that CNN's poll says that 14% of Tea Partiers will vote for Obama -- which he thinks (and I agree) is hard to believe.
I agree with parts of this analysis. McCain closed the gender gap in 2008 when compared to what Bush narrowly won with in 2004 and 2000, but the Arizona senator did it by losing a larger percentage of male voters than he lost in female voters. That's not how Republicans should want to close the gender gap.
But presumably a campaign tries to work on the margins by exploiting the best potential areas for winning the most votes. I appreciate that Ponnuru believes such a thing can't be done with women. But his reasons for such a belief should mean he doesn't think it worthwhile to target any group.
See, I don't think he is doing this to catch independents. It doesn't make sense. This has to be coming from within the Republican party.
I think most of what's done in politics is done because a few semi-smart guys think they're more clever than they really are and manage to convince a lot of other guys to pay for their services that are largely a waste of money.
One of the nice things about not liking a candidate you plan on voting for is that you feel completely free to smack him down the moment he gets into office and starts doing things you don't like. It's very liberating.
Ah, there's nothing like a campaign battle over ideas.
At least Romney is now inoculated from the charge he abused his dog a few decades ago during a family vacation by putting it on the roof of his car.
Sheesh. I usually enjoy campaigns, but this November can't come fast enough for me.
In big bold font. Preceded by "How could you, Mr. President? How could you?"
For all that the pundits have been pushing the 9 point lead for Obama over Romney in the latest CNN poll, a new poll by CBS/NYT has come out with a much gloomier picture for the Resident in Chief. Obama vs Romney: A tie
In fact, RCP has put the most recent poll results in a nice neat table.
Michael Barone thinks Mitt should select another white guy.
Romney starts off in a tight race in good shape, says Charlie Cook.
"Etch-a-Sketch" genius Eric Fehrnstrom: The auto bailouts? Totally all Romney's idea.
One of Mitt Romney's top advisers said Saturday that President Obama's decision to bailout Chrysler and General Motors was actually Romney's idea.
"[Romney's] position on the bailout was exactly what President Obama followed. I know it infuriates them to hear that," Eric Fehrnstrom, senior adviser to the Romney campaign, said.
"The only economic success that President Obama has had is because he followed Mitt Romney's advice."
Waiting for the bailouts to become the bestest thing ever among the GOP in 3, 2, 1...
Shouldn't this thread be retired and a new thread started up on the upcoming general election?
So is someone going to create the thread?