Re: Poll - Obama (D) vs Romney (R) - Vote
After Romney's loss, Republicans need a rethink
changing the party's position on immigration will improve their fortunes with Latinos.
40% of the Hispanic vote won by George ]Bush, a supporter of amnesty for illegal immigrants, in 2004. Bush's share of the Hispanic vote is sometimes exaggerated – it was probably not much more than Ronald Reagan's was in 1984 – but it was certainly better than what Romney or John McCain managed.
in 2016 i will be thinking about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
i think Marco Rubio can help get the Hispanic vote but as i said my eye is on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. As for Jeb Bush ....hellll no!!!!! no way in hell do i think ever letting a bush ever get back in the white house is good.
Christie, a first-term governor, was one of the top names tossed around early in the 2012 cycle but he never warmed to the idea of running, saying he was focused on serving New Jersey. he's a Northeast Republican from a blue state, but his fiery temperament is the polar opposite of Romney's.
Christie recently was put in the politically awkward position of praising the opposing party's president when Obama helped New Jersey with disaster relief after Hurricane Sandy. Christie lashed back at critics for suggesting he should put politics above helping his state's storm victims, and he denied Wednesday that he had given Obama an "embrace" over the storm.
Even Obama remarked that he’s a “good man” and a “family man,” though the president disagrees with his “vision of America.”
Democrats, however, have cast him as extreme on a range of issues, most notably Medicare, which his budget plan would eventually convert to a voucher-based system for future beneficiaries. Ryan has countered that Democrats have offered no credible plan for reforming -- and saving -- the entitlement program for seniors.
The outcome of the struggle between the party's establishment and its more conservative Tea Party wing could be critical in deciding what kind of candidate gets the nomination in four years, and there has been talk about the need to broaden the base, given the country's growing Hispanic population and national shifts on social issues, such as gay marriage.
A successful 2012 Republican candidate will need to appeal to Latinos to a greater extent than Romney did in 2012
i dont know what is next for the Republican but i know id love to vote Republican but with the Tea Party wing i just can do it i hope we get a Republican that will shifts on social issues and tax issues . i am not a one issue so if the Republicans can just shift on some issues maybe they can get my vote.
Last edited by 9QA; 11-08-2012 at 02:56 AM.