President Romney in 2012?

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    In 1992, 22 states that voted for Bush in 88 went for Clinton. In 2008, just 9 states that voted for Bush in 04 went for Obama.

    I don't see Barry winning again in VA, NC, or Indiana at a minimum plus McCain states like Texas will have a net gain of electoral votes in 2012 over 2008 due to Census adjustments. That's about 45 EVs right there, getting Barry down to 320. Even with a better economy, this thing will be tight.

    I'll bet anything Romney's gonna be the GOP nominee in 2012. If Barry can't hold just 6 states - three above + FL + OH + one other, he'll be gone.
     
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    It's a long time till 2012 in Ameria.
    That seems to be longer than the average voting American remembers.

    Besides the world ends that year anyway.
     
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    lol...the religious right isn't voting for romney... or he'd have had the nomination this time around. didn't they say he wasn't christian enough.? and the rest of the party called him a RINO.
     
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    they didn't like mccain either

    but if you go back to every GOP nominee to Reagan, they all lost a primary before they won, Reagan 76, HW Bush 80, Dole 88, McCain 2000, GW Bush didn't but had unusual name recognition

    this happens because of how they dish out delegates all or nothing, if Dems did it the same way, Hillary would have been their 08 nominee, and it would have wrapped up much sooner than it did

    Dems are the opposite of GOP in that their system favors newcomers, only Gore won 2nd time around, and that was because he was sitting VP, Obama, Kerry, Clinton, Dukakis, Mondale, Carter, McGovern - all won 1st time they sought nomination, and none of the losers ever made it - Gephardt, Bradley, Cuomo, Hart, Harkin, Ted Kennedy, Jerry Brown - not one was able to turn around a competitive 1st time run into a 2nd time nomination

    like McCain, Dole, Bush, Reagan, Romney is the 08 loser ready to win the nominee in 2012, regardless of his particularly ideology, not saying he's a shoo-in to beat Obama, but they'd have to find him having gay sex with an underage prostitute for him not to win the GOP nomination

    interesting though that just 9 of 50 states voted differently between 2004 and 2008, and the GOP had a really bad run those 4 years, wouldn't be surprised if just 5-6 flip this time
     
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    Oh please....Romney was the best candidate the GOP had in 2008, but since he is a Mormon, the "base" of the GOP would not allow him to be the nominee. From what I have seen, that "base" is all that remains of the GOP, and therefore Romney has no chance for the ballot in 2012, either.
     
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    doubt that, they're going cuckoo for cocoa puffs over Marco Rubio, and he's Catholic
     
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    He could convert to Satanism at the next Bohemian grove.
    That's a shoe in !
     
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    shoo-in.
     
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    Romney would be a mistake for the GOP, so I say nominate him along with Palin as his running mate. :D
     
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    The way O's numbers continue to tank, he may not even be the dem nominee.
     

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