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    Now would be the time

    Now would be the time

    says The Wall Street Journal for a new candidate to enter the Republican race, since the current three leaders (Romney, Bachmann, Perry) are lacking:

    Republicans and independents are desperate to find a candidate who can appeal across the party’s disparate factions and offer a vision of how to constrain a runaway government and revive America’s once-great private economy. If the current field isn’t up to that, perhaps someone still off the field will step in and run. Now would be the time.

    But wait, isn’t it too late?  Isn’t that what we’ve been told, that only a dunce would wait until September to enter the race, because by then there would be no room?

    The non-Romney Republican field has withered on the vine this summer, with only Rick Perry’s recent entrance making the race interesting.  Michele Bachman’s rise is a mirage; busing a couple hundred more people to the Iowa straw poll than Ron Paul does not make one a contender.

    It’s Romney v. Perry.  For now.

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    The non-Romney Republican field has withered on the vine this summer…

    Gary Johnson’s vine might have grown had CNN let him into its Republican debate. A self-made businessman and two-term governor of a swing state is not eligible to debate? Give. Me. A. Break.

    (Although Johnson would have been a long shot in any case, it’s easy to suspect that CNN was manipulating the race. It’s even easier to conclude that there’s a lot more manipulation being readied where that came from.)


     
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    Cowboy Curtis | August 15, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    Can we all just agree that straw polls, particularly ones given at state fairs, are a stupid way to pick candidates in the modern era?

    Let me illustrate- Ron Paul finished 200 votes out of first place. I rest my case.


     
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    Jaydee77 | August 15, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    I was begrudgingly on the Romney boat. But, that was before I heard Rick Perry this weekend. Really dig his libertarian bent. George W Bush he is not. Perry is going to steamroll the GOP field.

    When Obama and his surrogates are already pushing the minimum wage jobs meme (as in Perry has only created minimum wage jobs), then you know they know they are in deep doo doo if matched up against him.

    Heck, he already polls at 46% vs Obama will virtually no name recognition outside Texas.

    Pair him with a Rubio or Christie and you’re looking at a possible 40+ state rout.


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