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YouSpeak: Who Best to Beat Obama?

Romney vs. Gingrich


Last Tuesday’s Florida GOP primary handed Mitt Romney a decisive victory. The former Massachusetts governor beat Newt Gingrich 46 percent to 32 percent. But Romney’s support among Florida Tea Party supporters, white evangelicals, and voters who identify as “very conservative” remained soft. Those voters are sticking with Gingrich, who has vowed to stay in the race.

The next big contest for the two Republican front-runners (Ron Paul and Rick Santorum remain in the race) will be Super Tuesday, March 6, when 10 Southern states hold primaries, including Gingrich’s home state of Georgia.

With that in mind, “YouSpeak” asks: “Which Republican candidate has the best shot at defeating President Barack Obama?”

YouSpeak” typically appears each Monday.

If you have a suggestion for a question we should ask, post it in the comments section below.

Robin Berghaus

Robin Berghaus can be reached at berghaus@bu.edu.

5 Comments on YouSpeak: Who Best to Beat Obama?

  • Carlitos Corazon on 02.06.2012 at 7:22 am

    Intellect, politics, and experience aside, I can’t vote for anyone for President who has demonstrated “poor judgment” as an adult. “Judgment” – the ability to make the right decision – is the single most important characteristic one should look for in Presidential candidate. Sorry Newt.

  • Anonymous on 02.06.2012 at 4:03 pm

    Romney is probably the best the GOP can get right now, which isn’t saying much. He’s running against a disgraced serial adulterer who was publicly censured by Congress, Rick “Flash in the pan” Santorum, and poor Ron Paul who can’t manage to get any attention at all.

    What we should really ask is, do any of them deserve to replace Barack Obama? Romney is the antithesis of everything the occupy movement stands for; a wealthy businessman who games the system to enrich himself and his cronies at the expense of all the peons beneath him. As governor, his administration had zero transparency- in fact he destroyed all emails and hard drives in the state house when he left office.

    I’m not going to defend all of Obama’s policies, but I’m far from convinced that the GOP has offered anything that could be considered an improvement over the current administration.

  • Joey Joe Joe the 2nd on 02.06.2012 at 4:34 pm

    I always vote for the tallest candidate

  • Carlitos Corazon on 02.07.2012 at 7:57 am

    The dearth of Comments in response to this YouSpeak speaks volumes; as in: “Who Best to Beat Obama?… Who Cares?

  • Leigh on 02.08.2012 at 7:56 am

    It was the best of times it was the worst of times . . .we need a hero, God help us or we wont be US(A)ny longer.

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