Originally Posted by jimmac
None of them has a comprehensive plan for fixing the economy or the job market. They all seem to have a piece of the puzzle but not in a global sense.
That is absolutely false.
Romney has the most comprehensive plan of any candidate.
Huntsman this morning outlined one of their problems in that they are all ignoring the truth that Obama is not the devil ( when attacked by Romney over his employment and praise of Obama )
Hunstman is trying desperately to gain ground. He's irrelevant.
and even Perry stated the problem with the economy was there long before Obama took office ( even though he feels he has made it worse ) the voting public is tired of this polarization but a good number of the GOP doesn’t get this.
Apparently President Obama doesn't get it. He's the most divisive of all.
If you listen to Romney or the others they seem to imply that Obama caused all of this.
That is your inference. In fact, Romney has stated what Perry has said.
Part of their biggest problem is that they think just getting rid of Obama or if " Government will just get out of the way " it will fix things. It won't.
Yes, it will. At least, that's part of it.
The Democrats aren't the enemy they are half the political philosophy out there that must be recognized.
No, that is objectively false as well. They are not half the philosophy. They are about 30 percent of it, center-right thinking is 40 percent, and moderates are 30 percent.
This country works best when both parties work together representing both sides of the voting public and they haven't been doing that.
They haven't been doing that for a long time.
They're caught up in winning and that's more important than doing what's right for the country.
Yes, I agree the Democrats are doing that.
Most of the conservative candidates range from silly to scary.
Tell us...which ones are silly (and why) and which ones are scary (and why).
Some of them actually get what's going on ( like Huntsman ) but don't really have all of the answers. And are busy fending off attacks from their own peer group.
Why is Hunstman any better? What does he "get?"
At least Obama tries to work with them. He doesn't do everything that I wanted and his priorities are not in line with what I think is important but he's so much better than the alternative it's silly.
He doesn't try to work with them at all. In fact, I'm amazed at how different he's governed compared to how he campaigned. He's used every opportunity to beat the GOP over the head. He's the most partisan President in my lifetime.
He has not demonstrated that at all. His definition of working together is to slam the "do nothing Congress" because they won't do whatever he wants.
Most of these jokers don't.
There you go again. Romney, for one, has specifically talked about working with the other side...and actuall did so in Massachusetts.
I'm sure you won't agree in that most of your posts have indicated you don't see any of this anymore than most of these candidates do. That's why Obama will probabaly get a second term. He can see that most of the voters are tired of the party of " No " and don't buy what they're peddling anymore. It's been extremely ineffective. All Obama has to do is continue to point that out. Sure something bad could happen between now like a Clinton type scandal or the economy could go sharply south to change this but that's rather unlikely.
None of the polling data supports what you are predicting.
And no it wasn't the Democrats that were holding things up ( the link doesn't indicate that either ) it was the Republicans.
The GOP wanted a one year extension. The President wanted two months, and refused to support the Keystone XL pipeline. You tell me who was holding things up.
This is exactly what I'm talking about. The media has actually got you believing that GOP wanted grandma to starve while our hero President Obama just wanted to give people their money back. In reality the GOP doesn't like the payroll cut because it comes directly out of Social Security, and is a short term and small cut unlikely to simulate anything. Meanwhile, we'll just completely ignore that Obama has now cut Medicare by half a trillion dollars and reduced funding for the already screwed up SS system.
In summary, your posts comes down to:
1. The GOP candidates are jokers and don't get it, except for Huntsman, but he doesn't have all the answers.
2. Obama is better than these jokers because he wants to "work with people."
Any other reasons?