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What It Takes To Win The White House

Aired 9/3/12 on KPBS Midday Edition.


Samuel Popkin, served as consultant to the Carter, McGovern, Clinton and Gore campaigns, political science professor at UC San Diego.


It is the beginning of the final stretch of Campaign 2012. Last week saw Mitt Romney accept the Republican presidential nomination in Tampa. And tomorrow, the Democratic National Convention begins to promote President Barack Obama's re-election.

If the polls are correct, this presidential race is still very close. And according to the analysis in a new book by my guest Samuel Popkin, winning may depend on the kind of team the candidate has assembled and whether he understands what kind of campaign he should be running.

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Peking_Duck_SD | September 3, 2012 at 10:22 p.m. ― 4 years, 6 months ago

From everything I have seen of Willard Romney, he will be a puppet of the far right wing on the Republican party.

After the primaries, W. Romney had a choice - sell yourself as a moderate to appeal to independent voters, or pander to the radical tea party faction of the party.

W. M. Romney chose to go the tea party route.

The P. Ryan route.

The G. W. Bush route.

The D. Trump birther route.

The j. Arpaio route.

A Willard M. Romney as President WILL bankrupt the country, hurt the middle class AND take us to full scale war with Iran.

I ask any Republicans reading this to do the following:

1. Get a calculator

2. Look up everything W. M. Romney is proposing he I'll do

3. Add it all up

It *doesn't* add up.

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