Obama emboldened by a long, dragged-out negative Republican primary slugfest

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    Hopefully the Republicans beat the hell out of each other and Romney is left standing bruised, battered, and beaten to a pulp come November, 2012.






    NBC Politics - Obama emboldened by Republican primary race

    By The Associated Press

    President Barack Obama has long relished a dragged-out Republican primary contest that would leave the eventual Republican nominee battered before the fall election.

    He might be getting his wish, a prospect that is firing up Democrats, galvanizing their ranks and boosting fundraising pitches and requests for volunteers.

    "They've awakened some sleeping giants," said Ira Leesfield, a longtime Democratic fundraiser. He said he watched the negative Republican ads and said "it put me into high gear."

    As the Republican voting shifts to contests in the Midwest and West, front-runner Mitt Romney's chief rival, Newt Gingrich, is attacking him at every turn and pledging to stay in the race well into the spring. And Romney is paying a price for it: The former Massachusetts governor's negative perceptions among voters have climbed in recent weeks, a trend that could hurt him in a general election matchup with Obama as the genereal election approaches in November.

    "The Florida primary will be a turning point in this race — the other side is looking at what could be months of brutal, negative tactics that turn people off to politics altogether," Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said in a fundraising pitch to supporters.

    The Obama campaign's most recent fundraising report showed it had more than $80 million in the bank, a healthy sum for the coming year...
     
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    So, in other words, you dont think Obama would stand well against a healthy Romney without the spin of his background that his GOP opponents are tossing out there?

    So then, you prefer a lesser man in the office..

    I find that kind of thinking pathetic.
     
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    It's going to be a very nasty 2012 presidential campaign. The Republicans become vile, nasty and dirty when seeking power via the White House. So yes, let them expose themselves now for all of America to witness.
     
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    hahaha. So, you think Obama is not going to be vile in his campaign you are very naive:lol:
     
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    i am no romney fan, but what exactly can you attack him on?

    he drove to canada with his dog on the roof? he worked in private equity? he flip flops?

    none of those things seem so terrible to me (well, the dog thing isnt great, but ive seen worse)
     
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    :lol::lol: Well Obama is probably going to wipe that smirk off of his face--when we conservatives finally have a nominee--because there is no doubt among republicans--tea party conservatives--etc. that we share a common goal of Obama and democrats out office in 2012--no matter which GOP nominee we're debating & arguing about right now.
     
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    He's a Mormon, isn't he?
     
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    sorry, forgot that one. is it true they have magic underwear?
     
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    Not to mention secret handshakes.
     
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    Obama's going to run the nastiest, dirtiest, most negative campaign in American history because his alternative is to run on his record as POTUS
     

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