Friday, January 31, 2014

Did I say 'valid'? I meant "Vlad'

Mitt Romney Is the 2016 Republican Front-Runner


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's wrong with this. I think it's pretty obvious Romney would be the best candidate. If we ran the election again today, do you think there's a chance he'd lose?

9:19 AM, January 31, 2014  
Blogger ColumbusGuy said...

Of course there's a chance, a damned good one. Hell, it's the smart money. Unless you literally mean today. If we spring it on people with two hours notice, maybe.

Personally, I think the Republicans ought to go the Dems one better on early voting, and establish that a president loses office when his poll numbers drop below, say, one standard deviation below mean for the past 24 years.

And contract polling out to Stanley Greenberg.

The sticking point would be I would insist the office remain vacant until the next regularly scheduled election, with no law effective without the president's signature.


Now back to my efforts to repeal the 17th Amendment . . .

2:30 PM, January 31, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mitt would find a way to lose. Its his especial talent. Of course, maybe if his republican supporters weren't told and didn't participate, enough regular people might not get scared off

7:01 PM, January 31, 2014  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whenever a candidate loses is party claims he ran a bad campaign. Why? Well, he lost didn't he? QED.

Romney ran a good campaign, but he relied too much on poor polls and, more important, didn't have the astonishing ground game that Obama had (and he didn't suppress votes like Obama did). If that ground game works for the Democrats every election, and the Republicans don't figure out how to catch up, 2014 might not be as rosy as hoped. In any case, no other GOP candidate would have done nearly as well, and I bet no Republican will do as well in 2016 as Mitt did in 2012. He may win, but his campaign won't be as good.

10:39 PM, January 31, 2014  
Blogger ColumbusGuy said...

I don't know, anonymous. Better send that one back to the shop for rework.

4:35 AM, February 01, 2014  

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