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All good points, Mr. Tovey

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Submitted by sara (United States), Jan 23, 2012 at 19:50

You make good points and provide a good assessment of the candidates (and I keep wishing that another would descend from the hills and rescue us...). That being said, I am very careful in my observations and analysis of the prospect of each candidate's measure of success against BHO. Since my base point is that it is imperative (and I think you agree) to get BHO ousted, and that there is a very real likelihood that he will be elected to a second term; my thinking looks at the possible scenarios that the Campaigner in Chief and his perpetual Campaigners cabinet/staff will devise to beat the Republican nominee.

I feel that, much as I like many things about Newt, his eloquence, his ability to decipher the salient point and express it convincingly using great examples and rhetoric, his track record, etc.; if he were the nominee, the focus would be too much on him and his personal baggage and distract from BHO and his record. Romney is less easy to attack, has led a moral and free market life, led by example, gotten elected and governed in a very democratic state and knows how to operate in that environment, and has good solutions for the economy and jobs (as well as foreign policy). His major flaw is his lack of charisma, his level-headedness becomes a detriment in debates and he is unable to fire up the folks.

Rest assured, that I will support whichever is the nominee, and I wish that Republicans could do a better job of staying cohesive and united in what is a critical juncture in our history.

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