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Can any of the four Republican candidates still standing defeat Obama?

  1. mio cid profile image64
    mio cidposted 4 years ago

    Is there any chance at all of a brokered convention?Can a new candidate jump in now, this late in the race?Will any of these events if they were to occur spell defeat for the Republican party?Is a debacle brewing in the GOP?

    1. Felixedet2000 profile image59
      Felixedet2000posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I don't think so, at the moment no.

    2. Shinkicker profile image89
      Shinkickerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Can't see Obama taking a fall against any of the Republican candidates.

    3. tsadjatko profile image79
      tsadjatkoposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      This video sums up Obama's economy pretty well - http://video.foxnews.com/v/141177680900 … t_id=87485

      - how can any of the four not beat him?

      http://s3.hubimg.com/u/6077566_f248.jpg

      1. mio cid profile image64
        mio cidposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        because they are flawed candidates,they are weak candidates, in the end it will come down to the economy , if the economy keeps moving in the right direction as it is now he will be reelected if the economy gets worse  he will lose, if the candidate for example was someone like christie or mitch daniels then the economy  would not be the sole deciding issue but these r candidates their only hope is a crappy economy.

        1. tsadjatko profile image79
          tsadjatkoposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          If you think the economy is moving in the right direction now  you need a reality check. There is not enough time for the economy to save him by elections - it s too far gone and he still insists on policies that are hurting the economy - like vetoing the keystone pipeline - who in their right mind would vote for this guy a second time? No one is more "flawed" of a candidate than Obama no matter who he runs against.

          1. mio cid profile image64
            mio cidposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            if unemployment keeps going down, however slowly, if the economy grows however modestly,if the dow goes up even  if not so much these are moves in the right direction and will make it easier for him to get reelected.this is really a weak field of candidates on the republican side .so much so that over half the republican electorate still believe a new candidate can jump into the race.

    4. Ralph Deeds profile image68
      Ralph Deedsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Not likely. But it's too early to tell. Romney has the best chance.

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    joe scaliseposted 4 years ago

    As an independent who feels that Obama didn't deliver on any promises with the help of a do nothing Congress, I regrettably forecast that unless Ron Paul wins the nomination we will see four more years of stagnation. But if Ron Paul wins the nomination and the jilted Republicans stay home on election day we will still have four more years of the same.  And I don't think the American public will tolerate revenge gridlock. If we can't get a different President than it is evident that we will need an independent Congress to get things done.  This election may be the starting block for a strong Independent Party.
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    1. Ralph Deeds profile image68
      Ralph Deedsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      "As an independent who feels that Obama didn't deliver on any promises"

      That's a bit extreme, don't you think? I can think of quite a few. One big one was ending the foolish war in Iraq. Also, beginning to wind down the seemingly endless war in Afghanistan. Nailing Bin Laden. Signing a bankster regulation bill which wasn't perfect but an improvement. Saving GM and Chrysler and upwards of a million jobs. Passing a health care reform bill which has been a goal of every Dem president since Truman. We would be recovered from the great recession by now if it weren't for the Tea Bag House of representatives.

  3. Ralph Deeds profile image68
    Ralph Deedsposted 4 years ago

    America's best hope is that Obama will be re-elected and the Dems will retain control of the Senate and regain a majority in the House of Representatives. Sadly, this is a long shot.

    1. mio cid profile image64
      mio cidposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      agree the odds are in favor of the R right now but if the total chaos we see brewing right now continues and with these flawed candidates the R may manage to "snatch defeat from the jaws of victory"

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        joe scaliseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Ralph I could almost agree with you because evn though Obama has delivered nothing, from day one before anyone gave him a chance.the movement was on to ensure he would be a one term president.  The biggest thing that has turned me against a Republican slate is that they were part of a movement that represented keeping the economy down and not letting anything positive happen.  It is one thing to hope the president fails and another to work to make him fail.  That is not why we pay congressman.  In spite of the oppositions victory at the polls you still work for the American people. I would rather see Obama win then to see Gingritch or Mitt at the Helm.  Look at me talking like there is difference between parties.  No matter who is in there there will continue to be lobbyists and as long as there are lobbyists the wealthy will control all legislation passed or failed.  Sorry Ralph I think we are screwed.

  4. Evan G Rogers profile image82
    Evan G Rogersposted 4 years ago

    Polls show that only 2 repub candidates can beat Obama

    Paul and Romney.

    1. mio cid profile image64
      mio cidposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I haven't seen a poll where paul can beat obama I don't think paul could even carry the majority of the gop voters let alone get the majority of voters over all.

      1. Pcunix profile image89
        Pcunixposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        They only asked Evan.

        100% of the folks asked (that's Evan) said they (meaning Evan) think Paul can beat Obama.   Basically, Evan thinks that Paul can beat Obama, though I think that he (Evan) thinks it is Obama's uncle from Boston that Paul can beat.  I'm not sure that he  (Paul) could.

        1. Jean Bakula profile image96
          Jean Bakulaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I don't think any of the R's are strong enough to beat Obama, even though even D's are disappointed with him. I thought Paul did well for himself, and was actually kind of cute--he seemed so surprised he did well. At least he has a mind of his own. Gingrich is such a jerk, I thought he was washed up in the 1980's. Romney keeps talking about money in ways that show how rich and out of touch with the way real people live. Now he said he makes "a little extra money" on speaking engagements. $400K is 'a little extra money?" for who? Santorum surprised me by being more intelligent than I thought--you have to watch those geeks. Obama is acting like he isnt worried, examples, his Happy 90th B-day wished to Betty White, disbelief she looks so good, and request for her long form BC. I loved it. Then he sang a few words of an Al Green song. Sean Hannity will have a heart attack now ranting about how Obama can smile or have any levity in his life while the country is going down the tubes. Many areas have had slight improvements during Obama's administration, and I don't understand why he doesn't get the word out more through someone else if he won't do it.  It should be interesting.

        2. Evan G Rogers profile image82
          Evan G Rogersposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          AHAHAHAHAHAHAHhhahahahHAHAHAHh

          Oh wait: Facts exist

          http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/20 … showdowns/

          1. Josak profile image60
            Josakposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            This is hysterical. 1021 people were polled – about as many people in the average parking lot.

            Outstanding.

            1. Evan G Rogers profile image82
              Evan G Rogersposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              That's how polls work.

              1. lifeonthestoop profile image79
                lifeonthestoopposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Unbelievable that we can be so predictable that 1000 can predict almost to the exact number of who can win!

                1. Evan G Rogers profile image82
                  Evan G Rogersposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  So, you're saying that if I quote a source, then I should be embarrassed when you have nothing to back up your argument

                  not a good argument...

      2. Evan G Rogers profile image82
        Evan G Rogersposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/20 … showdowns/

        He's tied with Obama - give or take a statistical error.

        The media needs to realize that they can't keep saying he can't win.

        "Whoa! We've been ignoring him nonstop for 4 years and he's still tied with Obama, he could actually win if we bothered to take him seriously!"

        1. mio cid profile image64
          mio cidposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I don't think there's a chance in the world he can be the republican nominee , I would never vote for him because of his position on immigration, but one thing should be recognized about Ron Paul, he is the most honest, most principled ,and closest to an average citizen to seek the presidency at least in my lifetime,that said, this doesn't mean he would make a good president.

          1. Evan G Rogers profile image82
            Evan G Rogersposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            What's wrong with his position on immigration?

            "Make it easier to become a citizen but make sure that people don't come in illegally"

            I really don't understand what's wrong with that

            1. mio cid profile image64
              mio cidposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              what's wrong with that is that his view is that the 12 million people who are here as illegal aliens should  be either deported or their lives should be made so unbearable that they will leave themselves.I have been an illegal alien,and believe you me the reality of the immigrant situation has nothing absolutely nothing to do with the portrayal  given by the right wing nut talking heads.It is a reality of hard work,absolutely no benefits,no work no food,keeping a pristine record,paying lawyers to remain in this country,(any illegal alien could be picked up and deported if the government wanted to I was illegal for many years but I was never in hiding immigration always knew where i lived)and when you finally have a cause to apply for permanent residence you pay thousands of dollars in legal fees and  government fees all of your own pocket because there's no assistance of course if you are illegal and first you get a temporary permit to be able to work and after one or two years you become a permanent resident if you have kept a pristine record, after that you have to be resident for five years also maintaining  an exemplary record in every aspect in order to be able to apply for citizenship.you cannot imagine how it feels knowing what anybody who has been illegal knows to hear these ignorant bigots  and xenophobes say that the illegals are bankrupting this country and are a bunch of parasites and leaches.

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                joe scaliseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Not trying to be mean or bigoted. From the moment you entered my country illegally you had no rights and faced deportation. If somone can show me how  and why the laws of this land should be ignored because someone chose to leave their country and jump in front of others who were following the laws and procedure of my country I will change my position.  In the meantime I can't help but feel that anyone choosing to enter this country illegally has no rio
                ghts and should face immediate deportation and sent back to get in line behind those who chose the right way to enter my country.

                1. Josak profile image60
                  Josakposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Well first off entering the country legally is quite a nut to crack secondly, the illegals are the only thing keeping the southern economies alive all the harvesting and most farm work is done by them) and thirdly why I dont wish to see them punished is I would do the same thing, if I was born in Mexico, in a ghetto spending my nights lying on the ground so the cartels bullets won't kill me by accident then I would leave as soon as I could and if I was doing it to protect my children from that hell then you can bet nothing would stop me until I was dead. America has so much and Mexico so little I think some sharing is not in any way amoral.

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                    joe scaliseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    Does that mean that people who live in Americas worst ghettos can come into your neighborhood and take over homes and encourage others from their old neighborhoods to come into your neighborhood and move into any empty home they may see because bullits are flying in their neighborhood.  Look I feel soryy forpeople from other countries not just Mexico who are living under adverse conditions.  But submitting our country to adverse conditions does not solve the problems of other countries and we do not have room for all the people in the world who are living in poorly run countries.  There is no adequate excuses for allowing our laws to be broken. It is imperative that laws for immigration be enforced.  We need to know what type of individuals are entering our society. We must protect our population from diseases endemic to other countries.  We can't import street gangs from other countries and we can't let drug cartels infiltrate our nation making drug trafficing easier. When do our hearts go out to the American citizens?  When do we take up the cause of our children.  The bottom line is we have laws and if the are too stringent (which I don't believe they are), then we can change them to facilitate LEGAL IMMIGRATION.

                2. Ralph Deeds profile image68
                  Ralph Deedsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Because it's neither practical nor fair to try to deport 12 million law-abiding undocumented immigrants, often splitting up families in the process. Think about it!

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                    joe scaliseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    Too bad you weren't around to tell the illegals to "think about it" before they tried to steal citizenship in the U.S.. Maybe you could have warned them that there could come  a day when u get caught and deproted as well as the ramifications of splitting up the family. It might not be practical to think u can send 12 million people back but it is still worth the effort. We all ready gave amnesty under REAGAN AND NOW WE ARE STILL HAVING TO DEAL WITH 12 TO 20 MILLION ILLEGALS. HOW PRACTICAL IS THAT WHEN WE HAVE 10% UNEMPLOYMENT. I may sound cold hearted but right is right and wrong is wrong and wrong should NEVER be rewarded.

    2. Ralph Deeds profile image68
      Ralph Deedsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The Vegas odds strongly favor Obama. Place your bet and you'll get a big payoff, Evan.

      1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
        Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I'd put my money on Obama.

        1. Pcunix profile image89
          Pcunixposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Well, right now you'd have to wager MORE than a hundred bucks to win a hundred that way..  not that those Vegas bookies know anything, of course.. smile

          1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
            Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            He doesn't have any serious opposition. The R's are scraping the barrel. People may not have voted in the mid-terms, but they'll vote when they think about what they might end up with. They'd be stupid not to. Look at the Uk, right wing economic policy leads to contraction of the economy, not growth. History should teach the US voters this anyway. Oh yeah, I forgot, that Cinton left the economy in a terrible state, didn't he?

          2. mio cid profile image64
            mio cidposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            the way i see it it's a fifty fifty chance, either he will be reelected or not,maybe i should bet on the republiclown candidate that way if I lose the future at least i win a couple of dollars.

            1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
              Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              He'll be re-elected with a surprising majority. Gut feeling, usually correct.

              1. mio cid profile image64
                mio cidposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                from your mouth to god's ears,because the R candidates are demonstrating on every chance they get how much they don't care for anybody except for the millionaires ,billionaires and zillionaires.

                1. Hollie Thomas profile image59
                  Hollie Thomasposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Yes, which is sad. Big money and big lies.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Newt! Newt! Newt!

  6. Hugh Williamson profile image89
    Hugh Williamsonposted 4 years ago

    The best hope for the R party is a deadlocked convention. The compromise candidate could be Christie or J. Bush or ??

    In the smoke filled room, everything's on the table, including the possibility of choosing a viable candidate to run against Ob.

    Failing a deadlock in Tampa, look for term#2 for Barack, in a landslide.

    (But then again, I also picked Green Bay to win it all).

    1. mio cid profile image64
      mio cidposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      YOUR ANALYSIS IS RIGHT ON THE MONEY ,I think the best the republicans can hope for at this point is a brokered convention where they can chose the best candidate to oppose Obama, the problem is that it is very unlikely that this could be achieved.

    2. Ralph Deeds profile image68
      Ralph Deedsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Perhaps we should return to the smoke filled room. I think we got better candidates that way than currently when the early GOP primaries give too much influence to passionate social conservatives and anti-government right wingers.

      1. Greek One profile image81
        Greek Oneposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        They should go waaaaaay out of the limb and nominate Snoop Dogg.

        Can you imaging the press that would get?

      2. Hugh Williamson profile image89
        Hugh Williamsonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Agreed Ralph.

        The smoke filled room might not be ideal, but neither is having a few small early primary states decide who the nominee will be -- while the other 90-odd per cent of the population often don't have their say until the nomination is a done deal.

        Since Iowa, New Hampshire and S. Carolina tend toward a conservative bent, the conservative candidates look like world beaters and often ride that wave to the nomination.

        1. mio cid profile image64
          mio cidposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          A solution could be have all the primaries on the same day in all fifty states,maybe even in both parties.

  7. ElderYoungMan profile image79
    ElderYoungManposted 4 years ago

    Ron Paul is the only guy worth voting for and the only person that can stand on the stage with Obama.

  8. bruzzbuzz profile image60
    bruzzbuzzposted 4 years ago

    I think the only way for Obama to lose to the Republicans is for the economy to sink a great deal more than it is right now. This is a Republican group that fails to inspire and, even if they were to win, there will be no change. Politicians are politicians irregardless of party affiliation. None of them have the ability to initiate true change.

    1. mio cid profile image64
      mio cidposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      you're right all in all it will come down to the economy, thank god the republican field is really weak, otherwise the odds would really be in their favor.

  9. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 4 years ago

    I was going to say that one of the current GOP candidates could pull off a win against Obama if they choose their VP candidate strategically.
    But then I remembered the GOP pulled that same strategy in 2008 and it backfired.
    Having said that, Mrs. Palin is uncharacteristically silent right now.
    tongue

    Still, I wouldn't underestimate the power of a Christie, Rubio or J Bush as Veep.

    If the economy continues to gain steam, however, it's a done deal for an Obama second term.

    1. mio cid profile image64
      mio cidposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      of the three candidates you mention only rubio is vp material neither christie or j bush would be vp to any of these clowns.they have higher aspirations.and serving as vp to any one of these would put an end to their careers.

    2. mom101 profile image59
      mom101posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Time to put those brakes on just a bit.

      People seem to not look at the entire picture.

      News came out:  Employment rate drops. Whoa now, easy does it, yes, they are down, but WHY are they down? We read day in and day out about big time store chains closing, which means more jobs LOST.

      the employment rate dropped because, more people have now drawn out all their unemployment benefits.

      Just a thought.

  10. wife2mikejh profile image59
    wife2mikejhposted 4 years ago

    I hope he wins!!!!

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    oldandwiseposted 4 years ago

    I don't believe any of the GOP candidates can win.

  12. edensnightshade profile image60
    edensnightshadeposted 4 years ago

    The employment rate also does not also take into account the number of people who are also retiring...

    1. mio cid profile image64
      mio cidposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      these factors were also present before when the unemployment rate was heading up so if now it is heading down it is heading downand if it drops below eight percent by the time the elections roll around it is very unlikely any of these flawed candidates will defeat obama, if it happens to be around 9 percent it's almost sure obama will lose.

 
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