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Old 11-04-2012, 12:19 PM #1
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GOP's trouble with finding an electable candidate they can get behind?

I ask this as a younger (age-wise) independent, and I'm absolutely not trying to be incendiary here- why can't the GOP find an electable candidate that they can actually get behind?

I don't think I've met a single person (old or young) who is enthusiastic about Mitt, they're only voting for the guy because he's not Obama. If the ballot said "Osama Bin Laden (R)", they'd probably put a check next to his name too. It seems to me like there's a giant rift between the ideologies of the candidates the party can get excited about (i.e. Santorum, Perry, Bachmann, etc.), and the ones that they actually see as electable into higher office (W. Bush, McCain, Romney, etc.)
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:22 PM #2
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Because the far right idealogues the party base supports are unelectable.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:31 PM #3
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It's hard to appeal to the religious nuts and the independents and you waste decent candidates like McCain on lost years.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:44 PM #4
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Because the far right idealogues the party base supports are unelectable.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:47 PM #5
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Because the far right idealogues the party base supports are unelectable.
Lol at calling mitt romney "far right".
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:51 PM #6
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It seems to me like there's a giant rift between the ideologies of the candidates the party can get excited about (i.e. Santorum, Perry, Bachmann, etc.), and the ones that they actually see as electable into higher office (W. Bush, McCain, Romney, etc.)
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Lol at calling mitt romney "far right".
You stupid or something?
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:52 PM #7
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You stupid or something?
I quoted licencetokill, not angry birds, so it looks like you're the stupid one.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:57 PM #8
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I quoted licencetokill, not angry birds, so it looks like you're the stupid one.
AngryBirds wondered why the GOP can't find and support an electable candidate. He asserted that Romney is an electable candidate but he's a centrist who can't get support from a lot of the radically right GOP. This is in contast to other GOP members (Santorum, Bachmann) who are radically right, but also blatently unelectable. L2K responded that the reason the GOP can't find an electable candidate is that the GOP's radically right views (as seen in Santorum, Bachmann, and the expectations for Romney) are unelectable. And they don't fully support people who are electable (Romney, Bush, McCain) because they expect them to appeal to their radically right views.

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Old 11-04-2012, 12:58 PM #9
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I think we'll see a wave of new faces in 2016 because they didn't want to take on Obama. The lineup was pretty weak this year.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:14 PM #10
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I think we'll see a wave of new faces in 2016 because they didn't want to take on Obama. The lineup was pretty weak this year.
So weak it's last election's couldn't make its.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:17 PM #11
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And now blake disappears...
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:57 PM #12
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You stupid or something?
He may be illiterate or maybe undiagnosed dyslexic. His reading comprehension is dismal and it leads to him saying very unintelligent things. It is also possible that his partisanship has rendered him unintelligent.
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Lol at calling mitt romney "far right".
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:19 PM #14
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And now blake disappears...
I don't live on here, unlike some people.
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Old 11-04-2012, 02:51 PM #15
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I don't live on here, unlike some people.
Do you now see how stupid your first post in here was?
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Do you now see how stupid your first post in here was?
No, you're only making it seem that way because you're taking my quote out of context, and relating it to someone else's post that I didn't even respond to.
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No, you're only making it seem that way because you're taking my quote out of context, and relating it to someone else's post that I didn't even respond to.
Bull****. Please show how your post was not utter nonsense.
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Bull****. Please show how your post was not utter nonsense.
The fact that mitt romney is not far right.
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Show me where l2k calls mitt romney far right.
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Show me where l2k calls mitt romney far right.
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Because the far right idealogues the party base supports are unelectable.
Does the party base not support romney?
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:05 PM #21
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No, they don't. That's entirely the point. Because of the GOP radical right beliefs, they have to choose between someone who believes what they do (Bachman, Santorum, Gingrich) and someone who is electable (Romney). This time they went with electable. How are you not understanding this? If you disagree, that's one thing, but, come on, this is very simple.
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