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Old 03-12-2012, 03:39 PM
 
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Call me crazy, but I think Cain would have done better in the south than Romney.
Cain would trounce just about every other Republican in the South....including Santorum and Gingrich.
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:42 PM
 
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I disagree. I think those southerners like Cain more than they like Romney by a long shot. But they hate Obama more than they like either Republican so it really doesn't matter.

The south is weird like that...those Republicans have little use for black folks, but they can tolerate one that thinks like they do over a Mormon. Religion trumps race in a sense in Cain's case. Plus Cain is one of them on top of it (meaning a fellow Southerner).
Do they really dislike Mormons that much? Is religion that important?
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I mean seriously, who are they going to vote for, Obama?

Even if the turn out is low in the southern states, they'll still be red on the map this year.

Santorum is going to lose votes in the North East, Ohio, Michigan, etc. Gingrich isn't going to be the nominee, the party leaders will never allow it.

All this talk about "Can Romney excite the base". The base is excited, and the south will still be Republican this fall.
I see it this way, if Romney loses the southern states today it means lilttle, if he wins them it means a lot. The part I have trouble with is: the number of people that will vote for a candidate just because that person is in the lead. Some people will do anything to be part of the winning team.

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Old 03-13-2012, 03:08 PM
 
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Well, there is one thing about it...If you don't win, it was all for naught. What good does it do to be a part of a losing team after November. You and the candidate are just losers. You can't really accomplish anything then.
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:13 PM
 
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It doesn't matter at all. The South will go Republican this year no matter what. If Obama were more like Bill Clinton (a white southern Baptist), then Romney's Mormonism might cost him some states in Dixieland. As it is though, Kenyan Marxist Muslims are far scarier to bubba than Mormons.
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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As it is though, Kenyan Marxist Muslims are far scarier to bubba than Mormons.
Are you sure about that? I kind of doubt it. At least "Kenyan Marxist Muslims" don't pretend to be "real Christians."
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:31 PM
 
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Are you sure about that? I kind of doubt it. At least "Kenyan Marxist Muslims" don't pretend to be "real Christians."
Here's what I predict, Katz. The hardcore fundamentalists who are most likely to dislike Mormons will have a coming-to-Jesus moment where they realize that God can use anyone .. even a Mormon. They will get behind him ... or, they simply won't vote. There's no way they are going to vote for Obama. If Romney is the nominee, the solid South will stay Republican.
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:12 PM
 
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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could be on the republican ticket and the south would still go red.
Very true, the right wing goons will vote for anyone as long as that (R) is next to their name.
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Old 03-13-2012, 04:17 PM
 
Location: atlanta
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yes— if romney starts to win southern states the nomination is pretty much wrapped up in his favour. however if he can't crack the south or the midwest he's going to have serious problems getting to 1144.

as for turnout in the south during the general election, it's going to be low for both sides, so don't expect a huge showing for obama either. i expect many will stay home. expect big wins for romney in mississippi, alabama, tennessee, south carolina, and smaller but still decisive wins in georgia and north carolina.
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Here's what I predict, Katz. The hardcore fundamentalists who are most likely to dislike Mormons will have a coming-to-Jesus moment where they realize that God can use anyone .. even a Mormon.
I think they simply won't vote. I never have been able to figure out the rationale behind not voting. Even if you see one particular candidate as the lesser of two evils, it only makes sense to vote to get rid of the greater of the two evils, in my opinion.

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