Romney gaffe shows his moderate side on the economy

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    No Bailouts For Romney

    Romney is running to the extreme right to gain the GOP nomination. Another supposed moderate did the same thing in 2008. How did that work out for John McCain?
     
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    Actually it worked out great for McCain. You overlook that McCain had pulled ahead of Obama in the polls and it was looking like a GOP victory. Nate Silver at fivethirtyeight.com was having flat out hissy fits....then the market crashed and everyone blamed Bush and it was game, set, and match for Obama.
     
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    So....he lost...:lol:

    but he was leading at half time:lol::lol:
     
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    That and obama is black. He's still black but it doesn't matter as much this time around.

    It isn't that obama is losing voters, he's losing entire demographic groups. All democrats have left are the lies they tell and the threat of obama's money. If obama is perceived as "buying" the election, it will be game, set and match. Saying "obama gonna pay my mortgage, obama gonna put gas in my car" isn't going to work this time around.
     
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    You miss the point. You make the argument that Romney is making the same tactical move as McCain did and suggesting that McCain's strategy failed and therefore Romney's will too. The point is that McCain's strategy worked beautifully until something completely unrelated and out of his control occurred which pissed off the American people and turned them into a raging mob with torches and pitchforks just a few weeks before the election.
     
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    its not the guys your running as much as it is the historically failed ideas you force them to tout.
     
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    Oh you miss the point! It was Bush's and the GOP's poilicies that crashed the economy. McCain was busy hugging W so everyone assumed he would continue the failed policies of the Bush administration. Many independent voters, including myself, were willing to vote for John McCain until he drastically moved to the far right in his attempt to win the nomination.

    Romney is doing the exact same thing. It will win him the nomination but when he tried to defend his lovefest with the right in the general he will lose.
     
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    Sigh.....do I have to go through and post all the records from the House Financial Services Committee and the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs AGAIN?

    Do I have to give yet another lesson on American civics and who in the government has the power to influence the economy AGAIN?

    Unfuckingreal.
     
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    2008 worked out better for Obama, because of Bush and because he ran as a centrist, instead of the progressive he truly was and is. People actually believed in him...lol...in spite of his inexperience and closest friends.....:eusa_whistle:
     

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