Discussion in 'Politics' started by Synthaholic, Oct 17, 2011.
Dan Froomkin is awesome! One of the best political people who nobody knows.
First, are these donations from individual bankers or the institutions themselves?
Second, whats the problem with the bankers?
Third, if this is true, is it really that shocking that they are not funding people who demonize them as much as those that believe in the free market?
Romney will be the Republican nominee.
Very colorful charts but how do we know they are true?
Not sure whether they are true or not, but it certainly would not shock me if they are. It actually makes sense.
And he'll lose to Obama bigger than McCain did.
With Romney it will be a squeaker, but Obama will still come out on top. If it is any of the other candidates we are talking a Goldwater type defeat for the GOP.
You see, I don't buy that. I think Perry would be vastly more formidable than Romney, if he ever gets his act together. The things that are brought up as strikes against Perry are only important to the people who would never vote for a Republican, anyway.
Romney will perform badly with Evangelicals (because of the Mormon thing) Working people (because of his business practices) Hispanics (because of his race-baiting) Women (because of his flip-flops and Mormonism, again) and Tea Partiers. These are all components the GOP must do well in to win.
Perry could do much stronger with all these groups.
I think the best thing that both Perry and Cain have over Romney is that they come from humble backgrounds. Romney was born rich, which makes his greed even more venal. Perry grew up on a farm in Texas where they had a very hard time making a go of it. Cain grew up poor, and worked his way up through his own skill. Romney was born on third base and thought he hit a triple.
Obama's strategy this time has to be playing the class warfare card. (He certainly can't run on his performance, which has been dismal.) Romney is a pretty easy foil for that kind of thing.
Keep telling yourself that Barry will win.
If the economy doesn't improve Barry and his oh so imcompetant posse will be gone.
Imagine that! People donate money to that candidate they believe will benefit them! The horror of it all. So why was it such a good thing when those bankers donated to obama last time around?
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