#1 Romney runs in front; Democrats try trip-ups06-10-2011, 10:54 AMRomney runs in front; Democrats try trip-ups
Polls indicate tight race with Obama
By Stephen Dinan
The Washington Times
8:29 p.m., Thursday, June 9, 2011
In the past month, Mitt Romney has delivered a widely panned defense of the health care legislation he signed as governor of Massachusetts and been the constant target of national Democratic attacks — and also has seen his poll numbers rise and his status solidified as the best-positioned candidate to win the GOP nomination and take on President Obama.
The latest data came Wednesday from a Quinnipiac University Poll that shows Mr. Romney running nearest to Mr. Obama. An ABC-Washington Post survey on Tuesday found Mr. Romney topping Mr. Obama, 49 percent to 46 percent, among registered voters. Both surveys showed the former governor at the top of the crowded field of GOP candidates vying for the chance to run.
Some analysts said Mr. Romney’s staying power is a sign of the groundwork he has laid since 2008 and his strength on the key economic issues likely to dominate next year’s election, while others said he is just cruising on his near-universal name recognition. His strong showing, skeptics assert, says more about Mr. Obama’s vulnerabilities than about the GOP field.
”They know [Mr. Romney‘s] name. They don’t know anything about him,” said Republican strategist Michael McKenna. “What that survey question really is is: ‘Would you rather have somebody other than the current occupant?’“
06-10-2011, 10:59 AM
The Washington Times might be jumping the rally-round-the-candidate gun. Perry is still thinking about it.
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06-10-2011, 05:31 PM
Foxnews.com is reporting that Perry is "very likely" to run.
Also, the report is sloppy with regards to Perry's abilities in courting the Hispanic vote. I agree that he did not jump on the Arizona silliness like most of the so-called Tea Party types but he did have a special session of the Texas Leg and the use of state police power with regards to immigration status came up. I am not sure that is enough to satisfy the nativists in the Republican Party, though.
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06-10-2011, 09:31 PMEducation without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
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Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives. (Are you listening Barry)?:mad:
06-13-2011, 12:20 PM
06-13-2011, 03:40 PMThe Obama Administration: Deny. Deflect. Blame.
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My parents didn't wait in line in Kingston for this shit.
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Context doesn't matter to this liberal it seems/ as long as it satisfies his godless dreams/ like monkeys throwing sh!t as castles in air/ as long as he throws/that is the extent of his care.
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