Romney or Santorum...who do the Dems want?

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    Romney or Santorum...who do the Dems want to run against Obama. Gingrich is all but gone. But Santorum is picking up money and momentum. Who would the Dems rather see as the GOP nominee?
     
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    As someone who would like President Obama to win a second term......and would like him to have the luxury of majorities in both houses......I can very honestly say that I cannot choose between the two.

    Since policy statements at this stage of the game are, for the most part, meaningless grabs for the support of the base and pleas for funding........I don't even have to consider them. The GOP platform is the GOP platform.....there will be little difference between these two and any other GOP nominee when it comes time to move to the center and try to sway voters.

    So....we are left to discuss personality and charisma. They are both stiffs who have none.

    Santorum is more comfortable in meet and greets.....but not by much. Romney will have more $$ by far.....but Obama's purse will counter his easily. Santorum is a bit more genuine.....meaning he is more apt to believe the crazy shit he says.....than Romney is.

    It is a toss up.
     
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    Under the right economic conditions, Romney could win

    Santorum is unelectable
     
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    what no newt?

    either one insures that obama will get another term
     
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    I want Romney.

    Not because he is easier to beat, but because I care about America.

    Santorum would really hurt America.
     
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    Romney would be harder to beat, IMO. Some of Santorum's views may only play well in the primaries.
     
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    Of all the overpaid tools who have a snowballs chance in hell of occupying The Whitehouse next January, I suppose that the current resident is the least 'toolish'.

    Romney and Santorum both scare me for the same reason. I do believe they'll put the interests of their respective religious cults ahead of The American People at large when push comes to shove. And it will.
     
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    Newt would protect an even smaller core interest.
     
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    I really don't think Santorum is electable. He is an exteme that might appeal to the Far Right of the GOP, but not the general. Romney has the best chance to beat Obama. So I expect most Dems are rooting for Santorum.

    I was rooting for Newt until I had a nightmare that he won...
     
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