Does Romney need Bachmann?

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    You've gotta think if Bachmann drops out, the overwhelming majority of her supporters would go to Perry.
     
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    Its a wide open race, especially if Palin jumps in, and then Ryan jumps in. Romney is above it all. When the real primaries start, Mitt will prove himself. Perry is a gaffe machine ala Joe Biden and Donald Trump. They can think about 2016...with Jeb and Christie
     
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    my question would be, why does Romney need to split the conservative base to win?

    Maybe because everyone knows he isn't a conservative?

    I don't think it will be an issue, Bachmann is going to fade fast in the next few weeks. She's fading already. Ames was the high-point of her run.

    The Establishment and Wall Street Types will get behind Romney. The TEA Party, Christian Conservatives and Main street types will get behind Perry.

    I guess we'll see who really runs the party then, won't we?
     
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    Exactly.

    Maybe he's got a cabinet position waiting for her.

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    Prove himself to be what?

    Did all you Romney Supporters just forget 2008, where the guy spent 70 million dollars (about half of it his own money earned putting working people out of jobs) running and losing nearly all the primaries he was in before he conceded to McCain on the hope of getting a VP pick that never came?

    Seriously, what's changed between now and then that makes this guy a beter candidate?
     
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    I think half or more would shift to Ron Paul... She pulls a Tea Party vote and so does Ron Paul. I think if she dropped out it would be devastating for Mitt/Perry IMO. In fact I think if Cain drops out Paul will get a good bost as well, not all the votes but alot more than people who hate RP would like.
     
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    You just don't get the concept of "competence". Idealists have no common sense, they just rely on their liberal teachings. Pragmatists do things differently, they do what needs to be done to make things work.
    Mitt is a "doer". Mitt always did good jobs, while everything the dems touch turns to shit.

    The only exception was Clinton, who left with a surplus of other peoples' money, but a surplus nonetheless. Bring back the Clinton tax rates, and kick the freeloaders off Medicare/Medicaid/Social Security. IMHO the simplest way out of this mess is fiscal "tough love".
     
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    Romney needs Bachmann to stay the hell away from him
     
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    I agree. The longer Bachmann and Perry scrap over the Tea Party support, the better it is for Romney.
     
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    What does that have to do with my point.

    My point was Romney was an awful candidate in 2008, he's not really impressing anyone in 2011...

    Romney did not do a good job with Damon Medical, which was fined a record penalty while being run by Bain for trying to defraud Medicare.

    Mitt Romney - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    and there's more...

    As Bain slashed jobs, Romney stayed on sidelines - The Boston Globe

    Jesus, do they want to make it easy for Obama?
     

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