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  1. Advantages yes, but not even Obama can devote all his time and energy towards campaigning.
  2. Now that primaries are being added, is anything being done to address the fact that Obama will have a 1 year head start campaigning against the GOP candidates? This was a problem in 2008 in scenarios with an incumbent. In another thread I suggested a cap on what he can do before a certain date.
  3. You look like the guy who shot John Lennon.
  4. http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/politics/2012/03/29/bts-acosta-marco-rubio-vp.cnn I don't know how much this means, but he would be making a mistake if he's serious.
  5. I'm pretty sure he was referring to the affluent left wing progressives who like to think they can tell people how to live their lives. The democratic establishment if you will.
  6. Sorry I didn't see the last sentence for some reason. Yeah theres too much baggage. Its unfortunate because Jeb is a lot smarter than his brother, but his brother essentially disqualified him from ever seeking national office. Also, if he were to be Romney's VEEP there would be the perception among Republicans (who are more sympathetic to the Bush family) that the ticket was in the wrong order. Romney needs to pick someone who won't overshadow him. Also Jeb himself said he wanted Rubio to be the running mate.
  7. Fantastic idea, though it seems like it would be a bit of work.
  8. When Pat Robertson, Jesse Jackson, Ron Paul and Lenora Fulani are the choices for President, no one wins.
  9. Well, that does prove that Rubio is at least slightly a better choice, but the problem with that data is the question asks if they would be "more willing" to vote Republican, not a guarantee that they'll switch, just they that'll give it more consideration. So your 25-33% number is likely a lot smaller. I never denied a bump would occur, just that it would be a small one. Especially when Martinez is under the national spotlight. She's still pro-life, and she still has a strong stance on illegals. I would venture that most people in the country don't know much about her. The more people who kno
  10. I'd like to see that data first of all. All you've linked is a head to head match up Obama vs Romney among Latinos. Secondly, Obama got a 7% boost in African American votes from 2004. You can't tell me that that entire 7% can be attributed to race alone. Some of them? Yes. But Obama was able to inspire many different racial and social groups for a number of different reasons. The boost swing of black votes to Obama because of race is negligible at best.
  11. Can you see Susana Martinez taking over the Presidency if something happened to Mitt Romney? If you want a balance between someone who can help the ticket and someone who could be an adequate president go with someone else because Martinez does neither.
  12. Kerry won 88% of the black vote in 2004. Obama won 95% in 2008. Hardly a huge jump. And you can't attribute that entire gain to his race. Obama had a lot of appeal to a lot of people for a lot of reasons in 08. How much of that 7% voted for him JUST because he was black? Some, but not a significant number. You keep contradicting yourself. You keep saying various minority groups will flock to a candidate that belongs to their group only because that candidate belongs to their group, but every time one of us brings up Sarah Palin you dismiss your own logic because Palin was stupid. So either mi
  13. Picking a pro-life, tough on immigration governor with no other special qualities who just HAPPENS to be a female latino isn't going to get Romney anywhere. Give women and latinos more credit than that. They're not just going to look at her and be like "DURR SHE LOOKS LIKE ME" and vote for her. You need to give them something. Rubio is a smart, charismatic young senator with solid conservative credentials (yet isn't a partisan hack) from a swing state who would be a solid pick regardless of his race. His race is the icing on the cake.
  14. So what? Those numbers aren't any indication of how many Latinos would switch over to Romney if a Latino were VP. Obama only got 7% more of the black vote in comparison to 2004. McCain still lost women badly despite Palin being on the ticket. You can't just blindly pick a woman or a minority and bank on all of them crossing over. You need to pick the right one. I think Rubio is the best choice for Romney, but picking a Latino just because they're a Latino isn't good enough.
  15. Most Hispanics aren't going to be affect by it at all. The ones who are are probably going to look at Martinez's tough stance on immigration and see her as a traitor somehow.
  16. Both of them work. I don't know much about Martinez though. She doesn't seem particularly intelligent. She's also much tougher on immigration than Rubio, and Romney and his running mate are going to have to run to the center on that issue. I think wooing Hispanics/women/independents is more important than shoring up the base.
  17. Newt is not going to drop out and he's not going to endorse Santorum. If he endorses anyone it will be Romney. Newt's a smart guy. He knows how disastrous Santorum would be as the nominee, and he knows that Romney is the only of of the two with a realistic chance of being president. If Newt wants to help the party (which, despite his reputation, he probably does) OR if he wants to be part of the next administration, he will endorse Romney. Its also not clear whether or not his supporters would break strongly towards either Romney or Santorum. Newt is really a non-factor at this point. Whether
  18. There are better options than Rice if you want someone with foriegn policy experience. Like Jon Huntsman. The connection to the Bush administration disqualifies her completely. She's probably far too moderate on domestic issues as well. Romney needs to pick someone that the base will be able to tolerate. I still think his best bet is Rubio.
  19. Back when the game was glitched I used to win with Ron Paul all the time. Can't think of a weaker candidate than him.
  20. None of you are objective. You're all trying to manipulate the facts and data to suit what you want to happen. Even trying to make predictions on who is going to win the general election this early would be silly. Right now it seems to be trending for Obama. A few months ago it looked like he was dead in the water a few months from now it may look like that again. It isn't necessarily about the economic data but about how its spun. If unemployment falls below 8%, then we can truly say that the GOP is in trouble. One of Romney's major attacks against Obama is that he promised that if we passe
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