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  1. Sounds like the typical political strategist who thrives on “conventional wisdom”. Completely meaningless, especially in August.

  2. Joanne Van Fossen

    Must be Karl Rove. He is always so “optimistic”

  3. Jeff Westcott

    Who would ever think to describe Jon Huntsman as “much-respected”?

    1. lisa groves

      It is Joe Scarborough? He used the same language re: PA this morning.

  4. New poll from Michigan shows Romney and Obama tied at 47. Combined with the success of the tough nerd Republican governor, collapse of the Democratic machine in Detroit, and reports coming out about GM going back into bankruptcy…Romney is in a stronger position than Obama. The top auto analyst in the country just said GM is in worse shape now than before Obama took office. The government appointed executives are in way over their head, like the man in the White House.

  5. I wouldn’t get too bent out of shape about it just yet, James. After all, McCain and Palin were up by ten points in the polls four years ago today. Anything can happen.

  6. Does your Gloomy Gury have a dog in the immigration fight? Is your Gloomy Gury partly responsible for the immigration problems we currently have?

    There is nothing we can do to ever win the hispanic vote. Period. They are a people with a strong segmented culture they will depend heavily on the government. This country is in crisis because of myopic capitalists and the libertaraian blank slatists who give them ideological justification.

    Your cheap vegitables will become high taxes eventually.

    1. vegetables…

  7. Face it! Your rat Willard Romney WILL LOSE! The republican party is the political special olympian party. Too stupid to win. Obama 2012!

  8. Tina Rocha

    You’d better get your chit wired tight Republican Establishment. You will no longer tell us, you will listen to us and work us. Don’t screw this up as you’ve done for 20 some years or this will be the last collective Republican convention. I’m done with this antiquated centrist crap which is why were in the situation we’re in. That means you Bush, Dole, et al., I don’t see any one of you as a leader of this party but I do see this as a distasteful strategy for you dinosaurs to reclaim glory and fame long gone. After your exemplary work in 2008 (snark) it’s a whole new world that has left you behind so unless you’re running for some office and you’re not I’d respectfully say STFU.

  9. I’m so tired of hearing the useless opinions of these frightful, small-minded, depressing GOP establishment naysayers – Rove, Crystal, et al. and GOP losers like McCain and Dole, who actually have the gall to offer advice on how to win. (They certainly didn’t have the guts to do the winning!) It’s as if they’re working as Dem “suppress the GOP vote” operatives. Comrade Barry is nothing but a nasty, vindictive, oppressive community organizer. By design, he has no positive impact on America whatsoever, but has committed numerous counts of fraud and crimes against the state. Those who support him are proving to be utterly stupid or just as anti-American as Obama. If that tiny cluster of independents hasn’t figured out the difference between the America-hating Obama and the America-loving Romney, then they deserve to be shown the waste bin. There’s absolutely no need to tamp down the conservative message. In fact, that message should be pumped up. Despite these frightened little “gloomy GOP” operatives, Romney will win in a landslide.

    1. Haha!

  10. TC in Pennsylvania

    Interesting this prognosticator didn’t mention Iowa or Nevada. Anyone who thinks Romney can win Michigan is dreaming. Pennsylvania is LONG GONE. New Mexico is Obama’s and probably Nevada and Ohio. New Hampshire…gone for Romney. And no Republican has won Wisconsin since what…1988? So for argument’s sake, give Romney Iowa and Florida.. Now I’m no expert like Rove or Carville, but I think it comes down to Colorado and Virginia. Give them both to Romney and Obama still wins.

  11. “Market Share”/”Electable” Pubbies are an infectious disease. That’s how Thompson–a Big Gummint Statist managed to win in the Wisconsin primary; his operatives managed to get an “electable” question into a poll.

    Truth? Principles? Bah. Romney will forever be branded with his ‘some babies are more equal than rape-babies’ remarks, but the Rovians agree.

    We’re closer than ever to a viable 3rd party.

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