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  1. Holy Diver

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    That is usually the case. A nameless, faceless candidate without actual positions or history always polls higher than actual people. What's shocking is that the gap with Santorum isn't greater.

    Polls: Any Democrat Beats Bush 45% to 41%; Dean New Hampshire Lead Gone
     
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    Note:

    none of those candidates, including democrat-X beat Bush
     
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    I wonder what that says about the incumbent, since...

    That last line should have Obama a little nervous. It's also why Romney is hands down the best (and possibly only) of the remaining candidates for the general.
     
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    Right, because John Kerry did not prove as popular as "anybody but Bush" (i.e. generic Democrat.

    Four years later "anybody but Bush" beat McCain. ;)
     
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    since JFK, Massachussets really pushes out generic nobodys, huh?
     
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    I assume you saw where Obama is beating Romney by ten points in the OP, right?
     
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    Even "Generic Republican" is behind. Why even vote? :p
     
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    And that changes what I posted how exactly?
     
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    It doesn't. I just didn't want people to get the impression you were cherry picking to make a point.
     
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    RE relection campaigns are about the incumbent. The incumbent reelect # is the key.

    BTW gas prices of $5 have been seen in CA, and the Gallup poll shows unemployment back up to 9%...
     
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    Considering the president has little-to-no control over gas prices, that's only relevant insofar as it affects the broader economic recovery.

    We all know what you're hoping for.
     
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    Funny when Bush was President the dems excoriated him over the price of gas.

    Of course administration offices have sung the praises of high gas prices to push forward 'green' energy, say hi to H Chu for us will ya Jack.

    You may continue spinning now Jack.
     
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    I posted this in your other crappy thread which I see you bailed on.

    http://dailydish.typepad.com/.a/6a00...2824970b-550wi

    What does that tell you?
     
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    Thing is, even if we certify that a president has no control over gas prices, their rising cost will still have a negative affect on the CIC. Perception is reality, and $4-5 gas won't help Obama.

    Regardless of where gas is, I expect a close race come November. I still think Obama is the favorite to win reelection. He's the incumbent, the GOP field is less than desirable, and he has the media on his side.
     
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    yeah dude...

    you are a mod, so you can go back and look at the threads...

    as far as I can tell with stuff that I posted...I wasn't blaming bush about the rising gas prices, infact...I was wondering more how we could have broken and owned Iraq, had a president and VP with no environmental concerns making (supposidly) oil friendly closed door deals, and yet we still had high prices.

    I'd really like to see where people were "blaming" Bush for high prices.

    Dude was unaware gas was reaching $4.00/gal when asked about it he said "I hadn't heard that...$4?...."

    if anything I was accusing him of applying the conservative agenda of kiss the Sheiks, and drill baby drill, only to have prices for gas soar, and profit for oil companies increase.





    Oh....




    and thanks for DERAILING
     
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    I was replying to a comment by Jack about the President having nothing to do with the price of gas. The opinions were different back then. The Price of Gas is a big factor for the economy and election.

    Don't you agree?


    Or is the thread just for denigrating the lackluster pub candidates running against the failed President......
     
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    California gas station surpasses $5 per gallon - Gasbuddy Gas Prices




    Your welcome.


    BTW if you have quotes and links where the dems say the price of gas spike had nothing to do with Bush that would be great I don't recall that.
     
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