Without a strong GOP candidate, will Obama get a second term?

With all 3 GOP front-runners (Gingrich, Romney and Santorum) currently unable to beat Obama in November, will Obama get his second term?

While Newt Gingrich was basking in the limelight of his primary win in South Carolina, I was at a party where most of the folks appeared to be right-leaning moderates waiting anxiously for a new president to be elected in the Fall.

Thus it was notable when someone in the crowd stated rather confidently that President Obama was going to be re-elected.

The short and polite discussion that followed focused primarily on the lack of a viable GOP candidate who could defeat a sitting President in a general election.

The situation reminded me of John Kerry, the weak, mannequin-like non-opponent that the Democrats served up to try and defeat President Bush in 2004.

With Gingrich defeating Romney by nearly 13 points in SC, and all three front-runners (Gingrich, Romney and Santorum) currently unable to beat Obama in November, what’s a card-carrying member of the GOP to do?

Will Obama get his second term?

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Victor Drover January 26, 2012 at 02:15 PM
It's not an excuse, its a simple reality. There is no strong frontrunner in the campaign, and it is hurting GOP chances in the Fall. I asked above what republicans will do. What do you plan to do if Ron Paul is not the nominee?
Victor Drover January 26, 2012 at 02:18 PM
What is to dismiss? Everyone knows Walker has an advantage. Not that this is related directly to the GOP primary in anyway, but one could ask what Dems will do in their own primary. The longer they take to get a solid candidate, the less chance they have of challenging the incumbent.
Victor Drover January 26, 2012 at 02:19 PM
Most media outlets rely on polling.
CowDung January 26, 2012 at 02:45 PM
I guess that's why you started it off with "Cow, the Bush family's..."
mau January 26, 2012 at 06:51 PM
If Ron Paul decides to go 3rd party, I will go with him and vote for him there. If he drops out then I will hold my nose and vote for the candidate with the most conservative or libertarian views. I would like to see a candidate, from either party, who is not a hawk. I will not vote for a candidate who admittedly had his hand in political assassinations.


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