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  •  In the bigger picture, tho, both were (3+ / 0-)

    by far the most formidable of any of the candidates the GOP managed to round up for the primaries . . ..

    McCain was a gift opponent even before he selected Palin.  He started out as the grumpy old man of the GOP and once he picked Palin he looked like he might have lost his marbles.  If I were running for President and I was given the option of picking my opponents running mate, a Palin would be at the top of my list.  Its not like winning Alaska was going to tip the election and even the most cursory vetting would have shown she was a lose cannon.  

    Romney/Ryan was more of the same.  

    Really think they are going to, or even can, do better next time around?
    •  I hope not (1+ / 0-)
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      I think they are going to go even further right but what happens if they find their own version of Bill Clinton?

      Personally I think Palin will give it another shot as will both Portman and Santorum.  If we are really lucky Huckabee and Ryan will run too.  Would love to see the 5 of them trying to out whackjob eachother.

      It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it. Robert E. Lee

      by ksuwildkat on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 01:14:47 PM PST

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      •  Well, they tried that in 2000 with George W Bush (1+ / 0-)
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        and the whole likeable "compassionate conservative" schtick.

        But not sure if that will work again now that we're on to it.

        I'm thinking if the economy bounces back, there's no way any reputable Repub (yeah, do any exist?) is going to want to touch the 2016 GOP presidential nomination with the proverbial 10 foot pole.

        Leaving it firmly in the realm of the RW nutters.

        If the economy continues to flounder, however, all bets are off - I suspect that the "low information" voters' patience will have run thin by then.

        •  The Anti-Clinton (0+ / 0-)

          Somehow I dont think we are going to see President Bush the Younger at the RNC any time soon.  Of course it took a full cycle before we really brought Big Dog back so time will tell.  

          Funny now that I think about it , outside of Reagan Republicans dont really have any past Presidents or even candidates that they like having around.  Compare that to the DNC in Charlotte where we had Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter (video) and John Kerry.  You had better believe Hillary would have had a keynote if she had been in a different job.  

          It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it. Robert E. Lee

          by ksuwildkat on Mon Nov 12, 2012 at 01:58:27 PM PST

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