Was this the best Republicans could really do?

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    I look at the less than Magnificiant Seven, and I ask, is this really the best we have?

    There were so many good people who could have run and didn't.

    Huckabee didn't run because he was doing his show.

    Palin was too busy selling books and making speeches.

    Mitch Daniels didn't want to answer questions about why he and his wife separated before they got back together, which sounds really trivial compared to Newt and Cain.

    Tim Pawlenty Gave up after losing a meaningless straw poll. He's probably kicking himself now.

    Jeb Bush would have been great, if not for his name. Although even now, the Bush years seem like a happy memory.

    Thune, Barbor, Pataki, Guiliani... All taking a pass.


    No one seems really happy with Newt, no one seems really happy with Romney, the Paul supporters are happy, but they're delusional. Bachmann is a joke, Perry has been a profound disappointment. Huntsman is in the wrong party.
     
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    That is because they know they can't beat Obama in 2012. That is why the second string is running

    2016 should be a good year for republicans as long as Hillary doesn't run
     
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    I don't buy that, because I think Obama is very beatable.

    Just not by one of these clowns.

    If he had to run against McCain again, he'd be in real trouble. If he had to run against a Bush, he'd be in trouble.

    Instead, he'll run against someone most Republicans can't get behind. And he might still lose if the economy doesn't get better.
     
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    Yeah, too bad we don't have an Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson or Dennis Kucinich or Howard Dean or John Edwards or John Kerry or Jerry Brown, etc. type to stake our hopes on.
     
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    He's rocking an approval rating in the mid to high 40's and hasn't even begun to campaign yet with his silly sized war chest.

    The only way he loses is if the economy tanks next year.

    Winger is right. The GOP has better candidates who don't want to take an L and see 2016 as their chance.
     
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    You might have a point, and we really do run on 8 year cycles, so we have to let this one run its course.
     
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    Obama is beatable only if the economy is in the tank in late 2012. The Republican A Team did not like the odds and decided to sit it out knowing, for a fact that Obama couldn't run in 2016

    Jeb Bush would have had to sit out 2012 anyway. He has to wait for the stink of Bush to fade before he can enter the fray
     
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    It might not be the best the GOP can do, but it IS what you got...Obama's reelection committee. :lol:
     
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    That is a good analogy of the present GOP field. candidates who are severely wounded or are just running to see their names in the papers
     
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    The democrats are successful in telling republicans what horrible candidates they have and republicans are easily led and believe them. It doesn't matter who the republican candidates are, the democrats would have exactly the same complaints. How many times do we have to see Rudy Guliani going to a costume party as PROOF he is a cross-dresser.

    The democrat lies never stop, they will never stop no matter who the republicans are.
     

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