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Obama vs Romney?

Could the stimulus sink a second term for Obama? Here's the worst case scenario for the Obama admninistration. Let's say unemployment keeps creeping up and job losses keep piling up. Then let's say the stimulus money leads to far less than the 3-4 million jobs promised by this White House. Guess what? Obama's in trouble. deep trouble.

The President, like it or not, will be judged on this stimulus bill. He pushed for it. He spent major political capital on it. He promised that it would lead America out of the economic wilderness. If it is judged as a failure, then I have some news for you. Get ready for Mitt Romney.

I can see it now. Mitt Romney campaigning in 2011 telling Americans that Obama's plan didn't work and that Americans should now trust his economic intellect to get the job done. I'm tellin ya. It could defintely shape up that way.

Print     Email to a Friend    posted on Wednesday, July 08, 2009 8:28 AM

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# RE: Obama vs Romney?

Meanwhile, Mike Huckabee actually has the highest favorability rating in the Republican field . . .

Favorability Ratings
Huckabee 78/17
Palin 76/21
Romney 73/19
Gingrich 65/29
Cheney 59/34
Pawlenty 38/33
Barbour 34/37

Left by Anonymous on Jul 08, 2009 12:30 PM

# RE: Obama vs Romney?

This has been my school of thought after Romney lost Florida to McCain. Romney couldn't win after losing Florida, and that pretty much sealed the fate of the GOP.

McCain was always insufficient as a national candidate, but he benefitted by his disposition during Bush-fatigue, and the support of moderates, independents, and even crossovers in open primaries and cultural flanking of Romney by Huckabee and Fred.

Obama has hit the ground running, essentially yielding his opening 70-something approval rating to the sub-20 of Pelosi&Co. as he let them chart our course. His gamble could wreak disaster, and if it does, Mark Twain couldn't fictionalize a better candidate to correct matters than Mitt Romney, whose record in turning failures into successes and cleaning up after scandals is impeccable.

We should appreciate Romney as GOPers are continuing to let us down with indescretions, bizarre behavior and poor performance. He has the potential to be a great president.
Left by iBrock on Jul 08, 2009 3:13 PM

# RE: Obama vs Romney?

Hey, I kind a like it! Get Romney, the one guy who is renown for turning troubled enterprises into successes. Not only can we lose Obama, but we replace him with someone who knows what he is doing. Its win-win.
Left by Lori on Jul 08, 2009 7:26 PM

# RE: Obama vs Romney?

It SHOULD shape up that way. In fact, it should have been Mitt Romney vs. Barack Obama in the general election but a very odd thing happened along the way. I was in Iowa in January, 2008, making pre-Caucus GOTV calls in behalf of Gov. Romney. I was amazed to hear caller after caller state something to this effect: "Mitt Romney is brilliant and would probably make a very good President, but I would never vote for a Mormon. I'm voting for the Christian guy."
Very sad, but very true. I believe that religious bigotry in the heartland ended the campaign of the very best candidate for the job. And what did we get? Barack Obama. Let's wise up, America!!!
Left by iDoc on Jul 09, 2009 1:04 AM

# Sounds Great to me!

Romney was always my first choice all the way through last time. With the economy tanking though the general election he would have been a much better candidate than McCain (and a wiser VP choice than Palin). Thankfully we get a second chance to get it right with Romney in 2012. Steady, solid, smart and a turnaround specialist with a flawless track record of leadership. Let's be wise and support him early and unapologetically this time around
Left by JeffFuller on Jul 09, 2009 3:37 AM

# RE: Obama vs Romney?

Let us all hope and pray that the republicans (and evangelicals in particular) see Romney 2012 the same way we saw Regan 1980!

Romney will be on message (economy, auto industry, health care) as "Mr. Fix It", but it's up to US to be smart enough to elect him.

Forget about his religion and focus on his ability, his track record, and his character. This man has invested a lot of time giving back to the community, leading from the front, and building a God-loving and wonderful family!

What more could you want in a President at this critical time in our country?
Left by Marino M. on Jul 10, 2009 3:16 PM