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Old 11-08-2012, 04:30 PM  
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Romney wasn't lying

...he apparently really did have one speech. He was so incredibly confident that he was going to win, that not just losing, but losing decisively "shellshocked" him.

You'd hope that regardless of what the right-wing voters tell themselves or ignore, that a national campaign would know the facts. It probably would not have made a difference, but by not knowing they were behind, they wasted time trying to expand the map in un-winnable states to create a more decisive victory and a mandate, thinking they were solid in the states they needed for 270.

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Old 11-08-2012, 08:45 PM   #46
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It shows that the Republican nomination is still heavily influenced by the religious right. They aren't going to win primary elections but they will influence the outcome. And frankly, as the Republican party gets more progressive, I could see the problem getting worse because there seem to be fiscal conservatives who don't identify with either established party.
Yeah, that's why Romney got the nomination.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:46 PM   #47
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The fact that Santorum was even remotely relevant is a problem with the Republican party.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:50 PM   #48
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The fact that Santorum was even remotely relevant is a problem with the Republican party.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:51 PM   #49
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Bachmann too. Where the **** do these people come from?
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:51 PM   #50
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Yeah, that's why Romney got the nomination.
Romney won the nomination because I think there is enough of a groundswell of conservatives that get that principles don't matter if your principled candidate can't beat the other guy.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:53 PM   #51
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Romney won the nomination because I think there is enough of a groundswell of conservatives that get that principles don't matter if your principled candidate can't beat the other guy.
No he got the nomination because he was the anointed one as in being the next in line. Your principled analysis doesn't work, when he was a liberal that pandered to the conservatives—not the other way around. They also can't win without that base either.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:58 PM   #52
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Also, polls showed the public was tired of the animosity and bickering instead of doing what was best for the country.

Of course the media covered for Obama more on that.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:46 PM   #53
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Bachmann too. Where the **** do these people come from?
unfortunately, Iowa. Sorry.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:48 PM   #54
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Looks like we dodged a bullet as far as fiscal responsibility.


yeah. clearly we got the better alternative on THAT one.

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