Campaign officials dissect election

Dec 8, 2012 Full story: Politico 68

The Republican base saw the president as weak and beatable, but Mitt Romney's high command struggled to find a winning message.

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Gary

Bellingham, WA

#23 Dec 9, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
Bottom line: for a conservative party, they let the richest most out-of-touch elitist LIBERAL BUY the nomination. Obama specifically said, "I hope they nominate Rmoney, the inventor of OBAMNEYCARE, to run." The GOP can't be anymore stupid than that.
Don't fret, the GOP will become strong again in about 100 years. These things are cyclical.
The Republicans spent over a billion dollars trying
to put lipstick on a pig and still couldn't get
Willard elected.

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#24 Dec 9, 2012
Wall Street Government wrote:
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He was the best candidate with the choices given.
"The most glaring Republican mistake was to consider Obama a weak candidate".
That's why the republicans said what they said and did what they did.
A "landslide". Remember?
As a matter of curiosity, whom do you think might have been a better candidate than Obama?
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#25 Dec 9, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>As a matter of curiosity, whom do you think might have been a better candidate than Obama?
Maybe Hillary, but she'll have her chance in 2016, according to Newt Gingrich AND she will WIN according to Newt.

Jennifer Bendery

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Newt Gingrich: If Hillary Clinton Runs In 2016, Republicans 'Incapable Of Competing'

Updated: 12/09/2012 12:19 pm
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton regularly brushes off the idea of a 2016 presidential bid. But if she were to run, at least one prominent Republican thinks his party would be completely outmatched.

"The Republican party is incapable of competing at that level," Gingrich said during an appearance on NBC's "Meet The Press."

"First of all, she's very formidable as a person," he said. "She's a very competent person. She's married to the most popular Democrat in the country; they both think [it] would be good for her to be president. It makes it virtually impossible to stop her for the nomination."

In addition to having Bill Clinton's support, Hillary Clinton would also have the backing of President Barack Obama, who will still be a "relatively popular president," Gingrich added. "Trying to win that will be truly the Super Bowl."

Most people agree with Gingrich's assessment. A recent Washington Post poll found that 57 percent of people would support Clinton as a 2016 presidential candidate.

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#26 Dec 9, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
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Maybe Hillary, but she'll have her chance in 2016, according to Newt Gingrich AND she will WIN according to Newt.
Jennifer Bendery
jen.bendery@huffingtonpost.com
Newt Gingrich: If Hillary Clinton Runs In 2016, Republicans 'Incapable Of Competing'
Updated: 12/09/2012 12:19 pm
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton regularly brushes off the idea of a 2016 presidential bid. But if she were to run, at least one prominent Republican thinks his party would be completely outmatched.
"The Republican party is incapable of competing at that level," Gingrich said during an appearance on NBC's "Meet The Press."
"First of all, she's very formidable as a person," he said. "She's a very competent person. She's married to the most popular Democrat in the country; they both think [it] would be good for her to be president. It makes it virtually impossible to stop her for the nomination."
In addition to having Bill Clinton's support, Hillary Clinton would also have the backing of President Barack Obama, who will still be a "relatively popular president," Gingrich added. "Trying to win that will be truly the Super Bowl."
Most people agree with Gingrich's assessment. A recent Washington Post poll found that 57 percent of people would support Clinton as a 2016 presidential candidate.
I have great respect and admiration for Hillary Clinton, who would be a shoo-in if she ran in 2012. Still, I think President Obama is a brilliant, iron-willed, visionary leader, whose greatest accomplishments are yet to come. I see him as the best there is today, and one of the best in my lifetime (even including Chester A. Arthur).

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#27 Dec 9, 2012
Oops, I meant to say 2016, not 2012. Silly me.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#28 Dec 9, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>As a matter of curiosity, whom do you think might have been a better candidate than Obama?
Don't really know, I just disagree with him continuing some of George's/republican policies is all.

Weather he could reverse some, implement others, is questionable given the current circumstances.

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#29 Dec 9, 2012
Wall Street Government wrote:
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Don't really know, I just disagree with him continuing some of George's/republican policies is all.
Weather he could reverse some, implement others, is questionable given the current circumstances.
Despite rumors to the contrary, President Obama is not really the Messiah.

But tell me, what would you like Obama to do differently that he could realistically achieve?
Barbara

Rockport, MA

#30 Dec 9, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>You can't lay a glove on someone the MSM continually stands in front of to block the punches. Liberals never win without fraud and on a level playing field.
Fraud??? As in Republican voter fraud in Florida & other states? Even with Citizens United you folks couldn't win because the average American now sees you folks for what you are. Conservatives would sell this country & its citizens down the river for the political power to protect corporations & the uber rich. Can't wait for 2014 to get rid of all the un-American Tea Party members.
Barbara

Rockport, MA

#31 Dec 9, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>I have great respect and admiration for Hillary Clinton, who would be a shoo-in if she ran in 2012. Still, I think President Obama is a brilliant, iron-willed, visionary leader, whose greatest accomplishments are yet to come. I see him as the best there is today, and one of the best in my lifetime (even including Chester A. Arthur).
I agree. I don't know how he has stoically taken all the hate aimed at him & has still risen above it to lead.

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#32 Dec 9, 2012
Wow, that GOP analysis sure makes it seem that Obama is the right person to be President. Should help Democrats in 2014 and 2016.

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#33 Dec 9, 2012
Barbara wrote:
<quoted text>Fraud??? As in Republican voter fraud in Florida & other states? Even with Citizens United you folks couldn't win because the average American now sees you folks for what you are. Conservatives would sell this country & its citizens down the river for the political power to protect corporations & the uber rich. Can't wait for 2014 to get rid of all the un-American Tea Party members.
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LMAO, at Jimbo.

Fraud is spelled G-O-P.
Barbara

Rockport, MA

#34 Dec 9, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Yep, the liberals and the Establishment Republican's both won.........America lost.
No, Jimbo. America won. All your Tea Party friends are capable of is to play to the bad angels. I can't wait for their cynical negativity to become a footnote.

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#35 Dec 9, 2012
Barbara wrote:
<quoted text>I agree. I don't know how he has stoically taken all the hate aimed at him & has still risen above it to lead.
I think it may be because Obama knows the disease comes not from him, but from the haters. I've never seen anyone who seems more comfortable in his own skin, of whatever color.
Barbara

Rockport, MA

#36 Dec 9, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
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Grim budget realities to limit Obama plans in second term...
ObamaCare taxes poised to hit next month...
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Feds Borrowing $4.8 Billion Per Day...
Lagarde:'Fiscal cliff' threatens USA supremacy...
Yes ... from Reagan on you folks have given us nothing but "Starve the Beast" / Vodoo Economics to overcome. The disparity of income in this country shows the success of your fiscal responsibility & how it has affected the middle class. And you can still take joy from your fellow Americans' suffering by naming it "realities"? Shame on you.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#37 Dec 9, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Despite rumors to the contrary, President Obama is not really the Messiah.
But tell me, what would you like Obama to do differently that he could realistically achieve?
Funny, the only people referring to him as the Messiah or the Anointed One are teabaggers.

I wonder how or when that started?

Not much in the next two years.

Depending on the election in two years:

First, banking and financial regulation.

We will find ourselves in the same or worse mess if they continue to self regulate.

Second, fracking.

An unregulated creeping nightmare coming to a neighborhood near you.

Third, citizens united.

Fourth, tax reform.

A few more but they would be a stretch.

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#38 Dec 10, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
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So did you vote for Obama or Rmoney? You didn't waste your vote, did you?
CHINA GOES SHOPPING IN USA , China buyin up Obama's green failures at big losses to the American Taxpayer.

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#39 Dec 10, 2012
One huge mistake for Romney, was running with the rumor of Jeep possibly building vehicles in China, especially after Chrysler and the union's told his campaign it was false....even then, he decided the lie was worth continueing...American's had already seen him as a liar, and this just cemented it.....

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Since: Jul 08

Jacksonville, FL

#40 Dec 10, 2012
Lance Winslow wrote:
<quoted text>Dogs see better from cartops.
The view from the top of the car is much better than from inside the intestine, don't you agree?

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#41 Dec 10, 2012
Wall Street Government wrote:
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Funny, the only people referring to him as the Messiah or the Anointed One are teabaggers.
I wonder how or when that started?
Not much in the next two years.
Depending on the election in two years:
First, banking and financial regulation.
We will find ourselves in the same or worse mess if they continue to self regulate.
Second, fracking.
An unregulated creeping nightmare coming to a neighborhood near you.
Third, citizens united.
Fourth, tax reform.
A few more but they would be a stretch.
A few questions:

Banking does have some regulation. What further regulations would you like to see?

Fracking does seem risky, though the rewards can be substantial. Do you know of any problems thus far?

I too oppose Citizens United. What can a president do about them?

I think tax reform is in the offing.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#42 Dec 10, 2012
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>I must disagree. In my view, Obama was by far the best candidate. The most glaring Republican mistake was to consider Obama a weak candidate.
yes, they underestimated him by 47%

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