“The economic data buttress the view that this presidential election is the GOP’s to lose…”

September 3, 2011
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“although if Republicans nominate a candidate who has difficulty connecting with the independent voters between the two ideological and partisan 40-yard lines—that is, the voters who ultimately decide elections—they may well test that proposition.”

says Charlie Cook.

9 Responses to “The economic data buttress the view that this presidential election is the GOP’s to lose…”

  1. anonymous un-RINO on September 4, 2011 at 6:48 am

    Sorry, Charlie, but Obambi’s numbers with Independents are simply catastrophic, so he obviously has lost them. Independents are coming perilously close to a near-monolithic ODS, and an ABO posture.

    I think the R’s could nominate just about anybody and win this election. All the more reason to have a raucous, cacophonous primary. Let there be blood.

  2. artist on September 4, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Cook is a liberal, DC elitist.

    He will push the Indy meme to scare people away from a conservative candidate.

    Indies disapprove of Obama 2-1.

    That’s a huge disaster for him.

  3. invalid10 on September 4, 2011 at 8:31 am

    I think Obama wins.

  4. invalid10 on September 4, 2011 at 8:33 am

    I thought Bush was going to win in 2000 & 2004, and I though Obama would win in 08. I have yet to be surprised by one of these elections.

  5. Steve on September 4, 2011 at 10:03 am

    I have yet to be surprised by one of these elections

    You thought Ron Paul was going to be the GOP candidate in 2008 so maybe you can tone down your arrogance, okay champ?

  6. hope and change on September 4, 2011 at 10:13 am

    The SCOAMF has done what no Republican could do–he has reconstructed the Reagan coalition.

    Charlie is just doing what all Dems do when they know they are going to lose–warn Republicans that they better nominate someone that will cave to the Dems.

  7. Steve on September 4, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Charlie is just doing what all Dems do when they know they are going to lose–warn Republicans that they better nominate someone that will cave to the Dems.

    Spot on.

  8. hope and change on September 4, 2011 at 10:20 am

    BTW, if the SCOAMF is in fact all but done, then this next year potentially becomes a very dangerous one.

    If another nation is going to make their move, like China into Taiwan, the smart play would be to do it while this miserable feckless sad sack is still in office.

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