How "pitiful" is the Republican Presidential field?

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    How 'pitiful' is the Republican presidential field? - The Week

    According to public opinion polls, the field is currently "quite weak." Only two likely Republican contenders — Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney — have positive favorability ratings. Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich have "especially poor" ratings, in the negative double digits. Is the 2012 GOP field, as The Atlantic's Andrew Sullivan puts it, irredeemably "pitiful?"


    The GOP field is weak: These numbers are "bad news for Republicans," says Jim Lindgren in The Volokh Conspiracy. Some of the GOP contenders could make "better than average presidents," but "I see no one who as yet looks to be a better than average candidate." If this is the best the GOP can muster, "President Obama will be hard to beat."
     
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    as bad the democratic field
     
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    When you have someone as inexperienced and clueless as Obama as President, any alternative looks good.
     
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    What is so hard for Republicans to say "We ain't got shit" when it comes to potential candidates

    This is one of the weakest GOP fields I have seen in my lifetime.

    Reminds me of when the Dems ran Mike Dukakis and George McGovern
     
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    Perhaps the Democrats would be willing to make a "goodwill" gesture by putting Hillary Clinton on waivers and letting her represent the GOP for the 2012 Presidential Campaign - to prevent the Republicans from being totally embarrassed!
     
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    Still better than any dimwit, especially obamaturd.
     
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    What is sad is the idiots who are allowed to vote would actually vote someone like Obama or Mccain or Huckabee or Romney in. I voted 3rd party in 2008 and will do so again in 2012 unless Ron Paul or Someone very similar runs for the Republican nomination I will vote for David Duke if he runs for president.
     
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    Yes, with your avatar, I expect you would.
     
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    Its a shame isn't it?

    Given the lack of a credible Republican candidate, Obamaturd is going to win in a walkover
     
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    I'm sure that you and a thousand other racists will vote for Duke :cuckoo:

    But I do agree with you about idiots being allowed to vote
     
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