Originally posted by no1marauderElectable is what you call the candidate you like.
You have to luvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv Southern Republicans:
Of those who think beating Mr. Obama is the most important candidate quality, Mr. Gingrich wins nearly half of the votes, the most of any of the Republican candidates.
And voters in South Carolina were more likely than voters in New Hampshire to say that beating Mr. Obama was the m ...[text shortened]... blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/21/lessons-from-the-south-carolina-exit-polls/?partner=rss&emc=rss
Originally posted by sh76I sincerely hope all the conservative voters in the Republican primaries agree.
Electable is what you call the candidate you like.
For example, a conservative voter from SC will no doubt tell you something like:
What this country needs is a true conservative. We lost in 2008 because McCain wasn't conservative enough. If we nominate Romney, the people will choose a real Democrat over a faux Democrat. So, we need to nominate a real conservative like Newt...
Originally posted by sh76I don't know if it's a happy day for the White House. I thought the same in 2008 with the extended slugfest between Obama and Clinton. But what resulted was a very vetted, seasoned, and toughened Obama with a public which was tired of hearing about Rev. Wright, the Weathermen, and Chicago politics by the summer. And Obama and Clinton had months of highly watched debates which framed the issues.
Exit polls suggest he could win by 10 points or even more.
A happy day for the White House.
Originally posted by sh76It might have worked against Obama or another Democrat, but I doubt it's going to play well in a Republican primary. Nobody thinks Newt is anti-capitalist.
I'm watching Romney's concession speech now.
His campaign has apparently now decided to sell the idea that attacking him on Bain Capital and his income is an attack on the free market and capitalism.
It might just be sound-bite-ish enough to work.