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Old 01-16-2012, 01:45 PM
stephanie stephanie is offline
 
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Default Re: Mitt Romney Hit Piece

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Originally Posted by Don Zeko View Post
Why? I'm very confused about what Gingrich's value as a general election candidate is supposed to be. Other party actors whose help he will need all hate and distrust him, he's got a list of gaffes, flip-flops and scandals as long as my arm, and he's genuinely, intensely, unlikable. Beyond that, in a year where Obama will be blaming obstinate, hyper-partisan Republicans for preventing him from doing more to help the economy, why on earth would the R's want to nominate the guy that impeached Bill Clinton and shut down the government? I'm not saying that Romney's a dream candidate or anything, but I don't see what's supposed to make Newt strong in the general.
Shhh.

Okay, more seriously, I'm curious about this too. I assume it's because Mitt is perceived to be weaker than I think he is, because Santorum is seen as someone who can't win the general (my view), and -- most importantly -- because a lot of what I think contributes to Newt's unlikeability, including to the average independent, translates to some as an ability to be a strong anti-Obama partisan. There's a fear that Mitt doesn't come across as sincere enough in his hate and, more convincingly, that the Republicans' ongoing effort to portray the Dems as the elitists who hate the regular guy, to replace the issues with the culture war, doesn't ultimately work well with Mitt. Mitt seems like an east coast elitist type.
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