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  •  and Romney was a crap candidate. (3+ / 0-)
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    Cedwyn, DuzT, ms badger

    I know Obama's team is great, but they DID luck out a bit, in getting such a crap challenger.

    I don't think anyone on OFA would deny this.


    "A squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag is fast and bulbous..........got me?" - Don Van Vliet

    by AlyoshaKaramazov on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 03:42:33 PM PST

    •  But best in the clown car. (4+ / 0-)
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      cocinero, lirtydies, Clyde the Cat, Matt Z

      Imagine if it had been Santorum, Trump, Cain or Perry?

      Or (delicious thought) Crazy Michelle B?

      •  Exactly right. At one point I thought that the (1+ / 0-)
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        Denver11

        boatload of money resulting from Citizen United, going to the "right" Republican candidate might be enough to tip the balance.

        But after thinking about it, I realized that Romney WAS the "right" Republican candidate because he was only chosen because "he was electable".  

        Any other candidate who might have emerged would have had a difficult time even getting to 45% of the vote.

        Until the economy recovers, I'll settle for cheap laughs

        by Clyde the Cat on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 05:02:32 AM PST

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    •  Disagree. That still underestimates Obama. (6+ / 0-)

      Looking at his campaign shows extraordinary planning. Romney may have made it easier to some extent but Obama and his campaign were ready for a tough fight. Look at the end result; those battleground states are a checkmate. Even if he had a real challenger (whatever that means) that person would have to contend with the same chessboard. Republicans, doesn't matter who, would have used the same strategy as Romney - it's a part of their worldview. So Romney just made it easier to run the board - but I find it hard to believe that another opponent could have beat the battle ground/new voter stratagem into 270 EV. I just don't see it.

      If I knew it was going to be that kind of party, I'd have stuck my ---- in the mashed potatoes! - Paul's Boutique

      by DoctorWho on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 05:42:55 PM PST

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    •  This is crap! (0+ / 0-)

      He beat Hillary!  Sounds like you can't bring yourself to give him credit.

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