Was Mitt Romney really the GOPs best candidate?

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    Was Mitt Romney really the GOP's best candidate? - The Week

    Republicans had better options — but those people didn't run: Romney was "head and shoulders above candidates like Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain," says Doug Mataconis at Outside the Beltway. Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman, might have been more electable, but primary voters weren't interested. If Romney was the best the GOP had, though, it was because the rivals who "might have posed a challenge" to him — "Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Mitch Daniels, and Marco Rubio come to mind" — didn't run

    The GOP primaries damage even strong candidates: Romney is "robotic" and "severely out of touch," says Richard Cohen at The Washington Post, but the GOP's "real problem" is its "incredibly damaging" primary system. It forces everyone to pander to the right so much "that it all but dooms the winner." The resultant "brain drain" is why, in 1980, Ronald Reagan had to beat a future president and two future Senate leaders, but Romney just had to outshine "a bunch of nobodies" who weren't "remotely qualified."
     
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    he was the best the republican power structure could come up with this year.
     
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    Quit being so fucking stupid and dishonest. There's not a Republican on earth you would approve of and we all know it.
     
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    He is the one they chose.
     
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    Ultimately, Huntsman shares many of Mitt's current views. The big difference is that he's always held them..and you know what you are getting. Additionally, he proved he can work with anyone.

    Mitt? Not so much. His vaunted time as Governor saw many vetoes. And he left office with record unpopularity.
     
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    Told you that a long time ago. A lot of really good people who could do good for this country won't run because of the stupid demomcraps and their politics of personal destruction so stfu already.
     
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    Barack Obama? I mean really. That's guys interviews are painful to watch. He is awful without a speech. Realistic sampling has Obama getting his ass kicked and that's before the debates. That's the best Dems can do? They need to bring back Clinton. Oh wait.
     
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    I voted Republican for 20 years.....Reagan and Daddy Bush twice each

    I could go with Jeb....but the rest are nasty pond scum
     
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    Yeah all the good things Romney has done compared to Obama makes him pond scum ... what a POS he is.
     
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    Yeah, right...

    Next think you're going to tell us is you served in Vietnam, right?

    Idiot.
     
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