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For GOP voters, does electability matter?

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by mrskeet410, Oct 24, 2011.

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  1. mrskeet410

    mrskeet410 TS Member

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    For GOP voters, does electability matter?

    That's what the article at the link asks. Intro to article below.

    "Winning in politics isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.

    But how important a factor electability should be in a voter’s calculation remains very much in the eye of the beholder, leading to an active debate within the parties about who has the best chance to win next November — and how much it should matter.

    That fight is played out every four years as the two parties pick their presidential nominees. The party establishment — and many members of the media — tend to focus heavily on electability while the party’s activist base prizes ideological alignment.

    “Electability usually doesn’t matter to Republicans,” said Alex Castellanos, a senior Republican strategist. “All of us consultants can cite limitless examples of campaigns wrecked on the shoals of that false light.”"
     
  2. grnberetcj

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  3. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    Stir the pot

    Someone who loves to proliferate the tension and drama between 2 or more feuding people/groups in public to get a raise of people in hopes of starting a shitstorm of drama and uncomfortable conflict, sometimes for personal gain but oftentimes just for the thrill of confrontation.
     
  4. mrskeet410

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    Actually Mr. Potosky I refuse to concede this forum as the exclusive domain of crude ultra-right bigots, John Birch rejects, and potty-mouth juveniles. Their belligerent extremism represent the commonly held opinions neither of general population of trapshooters nor the American citizenry.
     
  5. billyboy07208

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    Those that want to get obama out will vote for anyone.Its the so called fence sitters and independents that call elections.
     
  6. mrskeet410

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    Barker makes my point.
     
  7. John Galt

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    A babbling Keet is a happy Keet.
     
  8. mrskeet410

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    As does Galt.
     
  9. trapshootin hippie

    trapshootin hippie Well-Known Member

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    If nobody answered these stupid posts, he wouldn't have anyone to argue with. So, look in the mirror and see why these posts are here. Guess some people just have to keep fussin about people fussin.
     
  10. Brian in Oregon

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    Hey Mr. Skeet410....
     
  11. John Galt

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    Keet, Please pull your head out of your keet.
     
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