Thursday, February 23, 2006

Talk Amongst Yourselves...

This an open thread for anything related to the upcoming 2006 elections and the 2008 elections...

3 Comments:

Blogger David Kennedy said...

I'll start...

Man it feels lonely around here, but hey...it's the first day.

The first thing I'm wondering about is people's thoughts on Romney surviving the Religious Right. Does he even have a chance? Why or why not?

9:14 PM  
Blogger mooner said...

I find Romney appealing and I've been keeping tabs on him and his media coverage. I could very well vote for him and I'm a Democrat!!

But I think he has the McCain problem. They both would do great in the general election but I doubt that either will survive the primaries. They both will do good, maybe even great, until South Carolina and then its game over. This will probably happen despite the visits Romney has already made and will again make to the state.

However, the media seems to love him. The Altanlic Monthly had a very positive article on him last Sept. aptly tilted "The Holy Cow! Candidate" (http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200509/pappu). Of course, anything written on him has to acknowledge his "Mormon problem." (see, http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2006/02/19/is_america_ready_for_a_mormon_president/). In sum, I don't think he has a prayer with the Evangelicals and since they comprise of the single largest block of the Republican base (30%), he has just a slim chance at the nomination.

1:27 PM  
Blogger David Kennedy said...

I'm afraid I would have to agree with most of what you're saying. I think that his "Mormon Problem" will be one of the most interesting sub-plots to primary race, and who knows, it just might break down a few barriers for the next legitimate Mormon candidate (most likely Mitt Romney Jr., if history tells us anything). But I'm still going to be holding out hope for him this time around.

2:37 PM  

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