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Diminished GOP brand
heightens Romney's challenge

Associated Press, by Charles Babington

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Posted By:JoniTx, 10/9/2012 7:55:50 AM

SALISBURY, N.C.-- Even with his strong debate performance, Mitt Romney needs every possible advantage to overtake President Barack Obama in the next four weeks. Not helping him much is the Republican Party he leads. Thanks in part to congressional Republicans' no-compromise stands on key issues, and an unpopular past president in George W. Bush, the GOP's image is at one of its lowest points in modern times. Romney is now distancing himself a bit from some party policies, most notably by emphasizing that he doesn't want to cut taxes for high earners.

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As Ronald Reagan might say, "There they go again".....

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BcdErick, 10/9/2012 8:06:59 AM     (No. 8919703)

This is fun. The left is in full panic mode. This writer refuses to accept that Romney has overtaken Obama in the polls. So what does he do? He lies. At a less far left rag he'd get fired (or at least not posted) for spouting one brazen lie after another. But nah, he's preaching to the choir.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tren9, 10/9/2012 8:13:40 AM     (No. 8919715)

FTA: the GOP's image is at one of its lowest points in modern times

Let me correct:
The Media's image is at one of its lowest points in modern times

There. Fixed it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: fireman28, 10/9/2012 8:14:32 AM     (No. 8919720)

At least the Appee is consistent.

Its still Bush's fault.

In the first paragraph even.

Charles get your head out of the sand. The TEA part will assist you on 11/06.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: CEP, 10/9/2012 8:14:33 AM     (No. 8919721)

Yes OP, exactly what Reagan would say. Republicans are not sitting still this election year but fighting back so all the left has is they lie, they aren't democrats they want to kill women, children and little old grannies.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ZurichMike, 10/9/2012 8:19:11 AM     (No. 8919735)

So they've gone from the politics of personal (individual) destruction to scorched-earth policy, flaming everyone and everything even remotely related to Romney.

So predictable, so lame. No one is buying it. Why? The Alinsky whores have been marginalizing Romney for years, and therefore unwittingly insulated him from being attached to the Bush/Koch brothers/Condi Rice/Rumsfeld/Cheney mantra, and the Palin/McCain/birther mantra.

Plus, Obama is the issue here, not the GOP. Daily Romney and Ryan are humiliating the Taupe Dope and his failed domestic and foreign policies. Poor little Barack! Running to the loving arms of rich Hollywood jerks or aging grande dames of New York's jet set.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: suedotsue, 10/9/2012 8:21:44 AM     (No. 8919742)

Mr. Babington is dreaming. The GOP brand is not diminished. Possibly it's not what he wishes it to be. When democrats threw the Clintons over and picked Obama did AP say the party was diminished? Far left democrats controlled the House for 4 years. The GOP has only had it for less than 2 years. Obama could have passed anything he wanted for 2 entire years. Why doesn't the AP ask Obama why he never submitted a budget during those 2 years? When he finally submitted one in 2011 it was voted down 97-0 in the Democrat controlled Senate. As far as the current GOP House, leadership believes in getting along with Obama. They never defunded ObamaCare which would've been easy to do and is why we elected them.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: adguy47, 10/9/2012 8:26:34 AM     (No. 8919757)

Look, I don't respect the AP's reporting and the idea that the writer quotes a rental car agent who "endured" drizzle to share his views is ridiculous. But to a great extent, he's right. Look at Akin, Santorum and Bachmann, all of whom are, though they would claim otherwise, one-issue candidates. Most Americans wouldn't place abortion rights anywhere near the top of America's "biggest problem" list, but they do ... and they bring the party down with it. Had an interesting discussion with a group of friends -- all Republicans, and one of them an elected official -- the other day. All are pro-choice and disgusted with the party's obsession with abortion. I'm sure most Ldotters will disagree, but it's like being told you have bad breath. You don't want to hear it but eventually you need to either do something about it or find yourself ostracized.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bpl40, 10/9/2012 8:35:19 AM     (No. 8919787)

The GOP's image is at one of its lowest points in modern times. That is exactly why the 2010 polling was R+2 and Republican registrations are at an all time high (36.7%) overtaking Democrats for the first time? AP/Reuters is not where you will read this first!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: The Architect, 10/9/2012 8:43:24 AM     (No. 8919806)

Isn't this the same "news" agency that published an obviously staged photograph of a little girl "gaping" at Romneys rear end? The leftists really have their panties in a bunch lately.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: revdeppisch316, 10/9/2012 8:44:11 AM     (No. 8919807)

Well 3&, the right to life...liberty... is a fundamental right in America. You may not want it front and center in a party platform, but when the opposition has to vote 3 times to admit God into it's official statements, and enjoys killing babies-- ultimately God is not pleased.

Yes there are bigger problems facing the US economically, but morally, aside from a leader who has no true moral compass, the country is in a shambles because of its allowance of perversion and murder.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 10/9/2012 9:05:05 AM     (No. 8919858)

Have to admit I did not finish the article. Very stupid. I expect nothing else from AP.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: bobgray2, 10/9/2012 9:10:39 AM     (No. 8919877)

Given the past 4 years, I don't think George W. Bush is quite as unpopular as the AP wishes he were. The budget deficit for Bush's last year in office was around 200 billion. The deficit for 0bama's last year is about 1.3 trillion.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 10/9/2012 9:28:35 AM     (No. 8919928)

Sorry #7 but you're a little off base. There is significantly more to the three Republicans you named than their stance on abortion. Problem is that the press pounds on them 24/7 and so perception becomes reality. Notice they never go back and correct themselves when for example Michele Bachmann turns out to be correct about the muslim brotherhood, or that Akin is highly respected in his district. However, I will agree on one point, considering where we are, at the edge of the cliff we should be pounding the looming debt crisis, energy costs, repeal of 0bamacare and the continued rise of terrorism fist.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: had2, 10/9/2012 9:39:42 AM     (No. 8919959)

That is some pretty strong crack you're smokin there Charles.

It's October now. The polls have to start telling the truth.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 10/9/2012 9:47:05 AM     (No. 8919982)

One does need more than GOP to win this.. As a registered Indy I am helping. I am a broken glass independent...

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Reply 16 - Posted by: lil dotty, 10/9/2012 9:53:01 AM     (No. 8920007)

Hey, Ass Press!! You sure you want to discuss 'Diminished brand' Well perhaps you do. This has been your label for years.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: happy conservative, 10/9/2012 10:43:10 AM     (No. 8920168)

Chucky Cheese Babington, you are hallucinating again!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: BcdErick, 10/9/2012 10:54:51 AM     (No. 8920201)

#7, you're right about one thing. I totally disagree with you. People should vote for their convictions and core beliefs. Political expediency is a secondary concern. Sometimes you have to vote for the lesser of two evils. That is not the case in this election. If you can't figure that out well..........

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Reply 19 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 10/9/2012 11:18:42 AM     (No. 8920294)

From AP so the opposite it the truth. When reading just change GOP to RATS, Romney to Obama and strong to weak you will know what is happening.

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