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Why are the Republicans afraid of Prez. Obama?

One of the most often-overheard refrains from the Republican Party and its far-right base is that President Obama is the worst president in American history. Others say he "pals around with terrorists." They say he's destroying America.

But what does all of this say about the men and women who are noticeably hesitant to officially announce their candidacies for the Republican nomination? Not a single one of the well-known frontrunners has declared anything more than "exploratory committees" -- quite literally the presidential campaign equivalent of dithering.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bob-cesca/why-are-the-republicans-a_b_852371.html

 
tasches

Asked by tasches at 1:34 PM on Apr. 22, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • If the liberal who complains about Bush's war could please explain the war strategery with obama
    1. tell ghadafi get out
    2.. tell him again
    3. tell the world ghadafi must go
    4. go to war briefly, without approval
    5.spend 600 million
    6. turn it over to NATO, or us basically
    7. stop telling ghadafi to go, and go golfing instead
    8. refuse to admit ghadafi is still there
    9. tell the media to stop talking about libya and ghadafi
    10. pretend ghadafi is gone now
    11. go campaigning.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 2:54 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • It's too early. There are currently 16 serious canidate hopefuls. And statistics show anyone running a campaign longer than 18 months LOSES. That's why June is the benchmark, it marks a 17 month campaign.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 2:17 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • Under normal circumstances, campaign season doesn't start until the end of this year (the mid-term year). Just because Obama feels he has nothing better to do with his time and money, doesn't mean the rest of the system is going to change with him.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 2:35 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • "What comes around?" Bush was and IS the worst president EVER. If Obama wants to destroy America Bush got the ball rolling full speed for him. Obama's "ties with terrorists" has ALOT to do with the ammends he has to make with other countries since Bush alienated us from most of the world. I can't imagine anyone believing the scare tactics of the republicans after the WMD lies that caused us to go WAR. Trump for pres..NOT.What an incredibly stupid joke, making that party looking as foolish as they are.

    So much ignorance in this statement, I don't even want to bother tackling it, yet again.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 2:37 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • Oh c'mon Carpy, at least pick apart the Blame Bush statements. It's been over 2 effin years and the liberal can't get over Bush. Hell, I liked Bush somewhat and I've moved on. why can't the haters?? I guess they don't miss bush yet!!


    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 2:50 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • If the liberal who complains about Bush's war could please explain the war strategery with obama
    1. tell ghadafi get out
    2.. tell him again
    3. tell the world ghadafi must go
    4. go to war briefly, without approval
    5.spend 600 million
    6. turn it over to NATO, or us basically
    7. stop telling ghadafi to go, and go golfing instead
    8. refuse to admit ghadafi is still there
    9. tell the media to stop talking about libya and ghadafi
    10. pretend ghadafi is gone now
    11. go campaigning.

    ***
    That's actually a much more comprehensive plan than I THOUGHT Obama had in place!! LOL :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 3:16 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • My only guess for the hesitancy is that they have to figure out who would be the best to take on Obama in 2012 because it is felt that America definitely needs that man out of office.

    Leftist Liberal Democrats said that Bush was the worst president in American history......guess what goes around comes around.
    AllAboutKeeley

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 1:42 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • I am wondering if it has to do with the fact that potential candidates are trying to figure out how they would clean up the mess Obama is leaving. He hasn't done anything about cleaning up the 'Bush mess', he's just added to it.  Unless a Republican candidate can figure out how to pull a rabbit from the hat, I fear that this will be an election that Republicans can't afford to win.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 2:02 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • I don't think they are afraid of him, i think they just aren't quite ready to start the campaign season. A few loudmouths and career persidental candidates have been on the circut but I agree with NP...it's a little early to start the race.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 3:32 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

  • maybe it is just because republicans are not into campaign mode right after the election for the next election. Obama hasn't stopped campaigning since he got into office. It's all he knows how to do.

    One of the most often-overheard refrains from the Republican Party and its far-right base is that President Obama is the worst president in American history. Others say he "pals around with terrorists." They say he's destroying America.

    And these are true.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 1:49 PM on Apr. 22, 2011

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