GOP Hands 2012 to Obama With Loser Lineup
Voters don't want Barack, but they really don't want these guys: Bret Stephens
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jan 24, 2012 12:01 PM CST
TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 23: Republican presidential candidates, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA) interact prior to the NBC News, National Journal,...   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – President Obama is going to win the election in November, and the Republicans only have themselves to thank. "That's what happens when you run with losers," notes Bret Stephens in the Wall Street Journal. Forget Obama's wealth of policy troubles: "It doesn't matter that Americans are generally eager to send Mr. Obama packing." Voters simply want to be "reasonably sure" they won't get "another fiasco." But with this Republican lineup, "they can't be reasonably sure."

A vote for Newt Gingrich "is a vote for an entertaining election, not a Republican in the White House." Mitt Romney can't win people over because "they suspect he's concealing some unnameable private doubt," and his "convictions are the veneer." At least Obama "stands for something," notes the conservative Stephens. As for Rick Santorum and Ron Paul, their bases love them, and no one else does. Equally to blame are Mitch Daniels, Chris Christie, and the rest of the Republican "A-team," Stephens notes. "If Mr. Obama wins in November—or, rather, when he does—the failure will lie as heavily on their shoulders as it will with the nominee."

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Ucantusethatname
Feb 20, 2012 7:25 PM CST
"At least Obama 'stands for something,' notes the conservative Stephens." True. For a start, big spending, bankrupting the country, widespread unemployment, appointing tax cheats to his Cabinet, nontransparent government, giving priority to big business and Wall Street bankers, socialism, ignoring federal laws, and wasting taxpayers' dollars on long trips and photographing the Statue of Liberty.
LollieDotCom
Jan 26, 2012 8:55 AM CST
McCain picked Palin to insure he wouldn't win, the same way Newt is talking about building a colony on the moon where we'd have to ship all food, water, people and for what? What are we mining there? What's the value? None. So why does he pitch it, just to make sure they don't have to get into the white house until Obama has cleaned up GWB's mess, and they will then actually try to win in 2016 then take full credit for the cleanup within two weeks of getting into office. Warren/Brazile in 2016. Sorry pubs, but that shitty taste GWB left in our lives, was too thick to forget in only eight years. You better shoot for 2020.
bob51
Jan 24, 2012 7:04 PM CST
Common Sense is not one of the things Obama's handlers taught him. Americans don't kiss anyone's ass. We fought to many wars so that we wouldn't. To many men and women died to protect American Freedom and Dignity.