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A Perry or Bachmann Nomination May Not Be Good for Democrats

Mitchell, Lincoln A.

Perry and Bachmann have a great deal in common and, accordingly, can both be easily portrayed as dangerous, and probably slightly nutty, extremists in a general election. For this reason, many Democrats are hopeful that one of these two will be the eventual Republican nominee, rather than Romney who is more moderate and would probably be a stronger candidate against President Obama in the general election.
Democrats should be wary of this kind of thinking for several reasons.

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December 13, 2011
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