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Monday, February 6, 2012

The State of the 2012 GOP Presidential Nomination Race: Trying to Win The Nomination and still win The General Election




The State of the Republican Race for the Presidency right now, to it simply, bluntly but accurately. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are beating the hall out of each other, to win a Presidential Nomination. That might be worth a damn thing if the Nominee and the Runner Up, look like hell. After being beaten up so much by their fellow Republicans, in the Primary Season. All they are doing right now, is to do whatever they can to win as many States as possible. To collect as many Delegates as possible in order to win the Presidential Nomination, at any cost. And while they are doing this, all they are doing is making each other look like Flip Floppers. Accusing the other of taking positions in the past, that they now disagree with. Positions that at one time they may have agreed with, like with Newt Gingrich accusing Mitt Romney of supporting. The Healthcare Mandate, a position at one time he held himself or Mitt bashing the 2010 Affordable Care Act and calling it ObamaCare. A law that was designed around the Massachusetts Healthcare Law of 2004-05. A law that GOV. Romney supported then and now, that Democrats like as well. Thats been labeled RomneyCare, a law that the 2010 AFA was designed around. With the Healthcare Mandate, Healthcare Tax Credit and the Consumer Protections. Better known as the Patients Bill of Rights.

The way they are going now, the Republican Party will definitely have Presidential Nominee. At least by convention time but at what cost, where their Nominee is basically hated by the people he beat? Where they have a Divided Party facing a United Party, that may have an improving economy and a popular President leading their ticket. Here some more bad news, the January Jobs Reports that saw the United States create 243K jobs. And the Unemployment Rate falling to 8.3%, the lowest in three years. President Obama's Approval Rating hit 50% today the first time in about a year, if he's at around 55-60. Going into the Presidential Election, with an Approval Rating between 55-60%. This Election is over and just a matter by how much the President is reelected by. And what Congress will look like next year, who controls the House and Senate and by what margins. President Obama now has a higher Approval Rating then George W, Bush. At the same time in their Presidencies and President Bush got reelected with 53% of the vote in 2004. And with another Republican Congress, these are all things that the GOP has to keep in mind. As they go forward in the Primary Season, how badly do they want to beat someone. Who might be leading their ticket in the General Election.

All of this ammunition that Republicans are throwing at each other now, excuse the expression can come back to bite them in the ass. Because its one thing to deny charges that the other party throws at you. But its harder to do, when members of your own party throw the same charges at you as well.