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Old 09-26-2012, 08:23 AM  
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Paging Conservatives: The 2012 Republican POTUS Candidates

This is a thread specifically for Republicans and conservatives on this forum.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I get the sense that just about every one of you really don't like Mitt Romney as a Presidential candidate against Obama. That may not be universally true of all of you folks, but I'd think it's true of much of you, if not nearly all of you.

At the same time, outside of the minority of you who were big on Ron Paul, Romney was unquestionably the best candidate for your party out of the primaries, was he not? At least among the people who were doing anything in the polls. Santorum led at one point, as did Michelle Bachmann but I think all the DC conservatives here hate both. I don't think a single one of you have an ounce of respect for Newt Gingrich or Herman Cain as POTUS candidates (my apologies if you actually do). And Rick Perry was... well, Rick Perry.

Yes, I know most of you would prefer almost all those folks to Obama, but that doesn't change the fact that this seemed like a particularly weak crop.

I am not a conservative or a Republican, but I think compared to previous primary fields for your party, this was a very weak cycle in terms of POTUS candidates.

My question is -- why do you think that is? Why do you think we had such a weak crop of POTUS candidates for your party?

Because right now, it really does seem like the GOP has a deeper bench of people that have Presidential timber than do the Democrats, who outside of Obama and Hillary Clinton, don't really have much of a bench at all. And yet... these candidates didn't seem to have their shit together.

I'm just interested in picking your brains. I'm not even remotely interested in debating or arguing, just wanted to see what your points of view on the subject might be.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:30 AM   #2
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I can't remember the last good candidate we had for either side. It has been the lesser of two evils since I could vote.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:39 AM   #3
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Weak compared to what, McCain / Palin?
Romney’s the right person for the GOP and I’m perfectly fine with the candidate. He’s better than anyone he went up against in the primary imo. He’s a hell of a lot better than this current abomination of a POTUS we have now. The biggest problem Romney and the Republican Party have is there are now too many retards that have no idea of what the current issues are and will just blindly cast their vote for the incumbent black muslim.
Regardless how this election goes your two clowns are going to get exposed over and over again in the debates but sadly the dumbass lazy folk referenced above won’t understand a damn thing being debated.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:45 AM   #4
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The biggest problem Romney and the Republican Party have is there are now too many retards that have no idea of what the current issues are and will just blindly cast their vote for the incumbent black muslim.
By throwing he comment in bold out there, you confirmed that you are a retard.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:48 AM   #5
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What's funny is I only know a handfull of peeps voting for Obama and I know a shit load of people. Of those people everyone of them is a complete tool not because they voting for Obama, but they are voting for Obama because they are tools
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:49 AM   #6
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By throwing he comment in bold out there, you confirmed that you are a retard.
I was quoting Madonna you jackass.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:57 AM   #7
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Weak compared to what, McCain / Palin?
Romney’s the right person for the GOP and I’m perfectly fine with the candidate.
If your goal is to win, then he's not the right candidate. And considering his role in mandataing health insurance and his positions on a number of relevant issues just prior to running for president, he's not the right candidate. Pre-presidential candidate Romney would fit in better with the Ds than the Rs.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:58 AM   #8
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I think another thing that should be very telling is the differences in moral character between Obama supporters and Romney's.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:58 AM   #9
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It says a lot when it's the Left that's claiming you picked the wrong candidate...
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:00 AM   #10
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If your goal is to win, then he's not the right candidate. And considering his role in mandataing health insurance and his positions on a number of relevant issues just prior to running for president, he's not the right candidate. Pre-presidential candidate Romney would fit in better with the Ds than the Rs.

Oh, wait a minute I thought he was too far right for you libs.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:03 AM   #11
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August 2012 "Romney / Paul too extreme" /cosmo
Sept. 2012 "Romney / Paul too left, should be a D" /cosmo
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:04 AM   #12
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Oh, wait a minute I thought he was too far right for you libs.
He is, now. But he used to describe himself as moderate and he basically was. On many issues he would have fit right in as a D. But obviously he had to sprint to the right to run as an R in the primaries and in a national election.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:06 AM   #13
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I apologize for a semi hijack but the real lasting power of the POTUS is the appointment of judges. I’m too lazy to do the research this morning so, are any Supreme Court Judges likely to step down in the next 4 years due to age or health issues?
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:06 AM   #14
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Sept. 2012 "Romney / Paul too left, should be a D" /cosmo
No, not what I said. Not at all.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:12 AM   #15
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I'm not a huge Romney fan, but I do think a businessman is more appropriate to repair our economy than a "community organizer".

Obama has been every bit as over his head and terrible as I feared and there aren't many legitimate candidates that I wouldn't vote for over him on either party.
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