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  1. 16 Nov '11 18:32
    Boy! According to Rasmussen, if the GOP nominates the "Generic Republican," Obama may have some problems. It's 45 percent to Obama and 44 percent to GR!

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012/election_2012_presidential_election/generic_presidential_ballot/election_2012_generic_presidential_ballot

    How is the GR campaign going in Iowa?
  2. 17 Nov '11 16:43
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    Boy! According to Rasmussen, if the GOP nominates the "Generic Republican," Obama may have some problems. It's 45 percent to Obama and 44 percent to GR!

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012/election_2012_presidential_election/generic_presidential_ballot/election_2012_generic_presidential_ballot

    How is the GR campaign going in Iowa?
    As an assumed GR, I promise you this, that, and the other thing.

    Now where is the Oval Office?
  3. 18 Nov '11 00:57
    Originally posted by whodey
    As an assumed GR, I promise you this, that, and the other thing.

    Now where is the Oval Office?
    I'm impressed with how well you're polling! Do you have a PAC?
  4. 18 Nov '11 01:33
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    Boy! According to Rasmussen, if the GOP nominates the "Generic Republican," Obama may have some problems. It's 45 percent to Obama and 44 percent to GR!

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012/election_2012_presidential_election/generic_presidential_ballot/election_2012_generic_presidential_ballot

    How is the GR campaign going in Iowa?
    The Generic candidate generally doesn't do too well against an incumbent regardless of party. When it is a dead heat, it doesn't bode well for the incumbent.
  5. 18 Nov '11 02:23
    Originally posted by normbenign
    The Generic candidate generally doesn't do too well against an incumbent regardless of party. When it is a dead heat, it doesn't bode well for the incumbent.
    Except when all of the real candidates are bombing in the polls.
  6. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    18 Nov '11 07:01
    I always presumed a Generic republican was an immense arse-hole with two feet protruding from under it and screaming: "Let's bomb women and children".
  7. 18 Nov '11 11:11 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    I always presumed a Generic republican was an immense arse-hole with two feet protruding from under it and screaming: "Let's bomb women and children".
    I didn't know Obama was a Republican.

    Why was I not told about this!!

    Say, I wonder what his poll numbers are like against himself.
  8. 19 Nov '11 02:13
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    Except when all of the real candidates are bombing in the polls.
    When there are as many candidates as there are, nobody is going to do too well. It was about this time when prior to any primaries 2003 it appeared that Howard Dean was the presumed nominee, followed by John Edwards, Wesley Clark, and the dark horse John Kerry. The generic candidate has none of the negatives, and none of the positives of an actual candidate.
  9. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    19 Nov '11 13:37
    Originally posted by normbenign
    When there are as many candidates as there are, nobody is going to do too well. It was about this time when prior to any primaries 2003 it appeared that Howard Dean was the presumed nominee, followed by John Edwards, Wesley Clark, and the dark horse John Kerry. The generic candidate has none of the negatives, and none of the positives of an actual candidate.
    Considering that the Republican strategy must be to run against Obama's record and that all their candidates have far more negatives than positives, it is unsurprising that a generic polls better than the actual candidates.
  10. 19 Nov '11 14:06
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Considering that the Republican strategy must be to run against Obama's record and that all their candidates have far more negatives than positives, it is unsurprising that a generic polls better than the actual candidates.
    I think a pile of dung could beat either nominee in either party.
  11. Subscriber kmax87
    You've got Kevin
    20 Nov '11 01:28
    Originally posted by whodey
    I think a pile of dung could beat either nominee in either party.
    ...you heard it hear first folks, Whodey says the best thing for America is to put a turd in the White House. It makes absolute sense as well, what with politics being a dirty game and all.....
  12. 20 Nov '11 01:51
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Considering that the Republican strategy must be to run against Obama's record and that all their candidates have far more negatives than positives, it is unsurprising that a generic polls better than the actual candidates.
    That will change as the field is thinned out. The good news for the Republicans is that the eagerness of the press to shoot all the primary candidates is that there won't be bullets left for the general election, much as when Bill Clinton survived Jennifer Flowers in the primaries, it was no longer scandalous in the general.

    As dropouts occur, the supporters will gravitate to another candidate.
  13. 20 Nov '11 09:15
    Originally posted by normbenign
    That will change as the field is thinned out. The good news for the Republicans is that the eagerness of the press to shoot all the primary candidates is that there won't be bullets left for the general election, much as when Bill Clinton survived Jennifer Flowers in the primaries, it was no longer scandalous in the general.

    As dropouts occur, the supporters will gravitate to another candidate.
    But they're up against a brilliant campaign machine. Romney is going to be slammed as a flip flopper. Gingrich's anti-Ryan clip will be played over and over if he wins. Cain and Perry just don't have the gravitas.

    I think Erickson is right. It's Obama's to lose.