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Anonymous

The Democrats will cross over for Romney, because he was Gov. of MA, Romneycare and gay marriage. They want a Republican who will be unable to defend that in a general election, will roll over for Obama and depress Republican turnout. Conservatives need to rally around a candidate who is not Romney, or the Democrats win.

I Am Iron Man

This is delicious! If Bachmann can beat Romney in NH then she would likely be on her way to the nomination. Can President Obama and the rest of America be so lucky as to have the GOP self destruct in 2012? Heres hoping.

Anonymous

If the primary is open, sounds like it could be the Democrats turn to play a little Operation Chaos and pull the lever for Bachmann.

Dustin Ingalls

Another interesting thing to note is that the open primary situation and there being no Democratic primary for independents to vote in doesnt benefit Romney, as some have speculated. Bachmann actually lags Romney by only four points with them, and theyre a third of the electorate. Cain and Paul are right behind, getting way more support from non-Republicans than the GOP. The same thing is true in some of the two-way matchups. Romney leads Perry and Bachmann by more with Republicans than with independents. It remains to be seen whether more moderate, non-traditional Republican-primary-voting independents are drawn into voting in this race. That could change the shape of things and tip it to Romney. But for now, Romney should be hoping for more GOP faithful, not less, at least in this second home of his.

Mark

Anonymous, all polls show Romney is the strongest general election candidate by far, so youre analysis doesnt make much sense. Democrats who may have liked Romney when he was governor of MA certainly dont like him now.

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