Romney, and the GOP loses the General Election by >5%
Palin. She rides the Glen Rice effect into the White House.
if the race truly is down to these two candidates it will be a very interesting race for the Republican nomination. Basically a Tea Party vs establishment RINO race and we may truly see what kind of influence the Tea Party has over the Republican party or vice-versa.
If Palin does run, she takes a chainsaw to Perry's base. that leaves Romney.
and let me just say on a personal note I dont think Mitt Romney would be a bad Prez. He's a businessman and a technocrat. He'd be competent. Rick Perry would be a W level disaster.
Which one is the racist? I'll take that one.
it should also be noted that Texas was saved from housing bust by their extra mortgage regulation (must have good credit and 20% down). GOP platform is less regulation. doesn't make sense.
also very troubling is the nuclear waste facility in West Texas they railroaded through at the behest of Waste Management inc... a billionaire donor.
Source for the claim that the GOP wants reduced regulation of Home Mortgage Loan qualifications please?Texas was saved from housing bust by their extra mortgage regulation (must have good credit and 20% down). GOP platform is less regulation.
Here is how i think it goes down. If Perry doesn't begin to flame out under the intense media scrutiny and the race is tight going in to primaries, we will see blue states like NY,NJ, PA, CA going for Romney. Southern states like SC,NC, GA LA TX go for Perry. In the end the primaries will go to the winner of the midwestern states. Personally i think and hope that Romney will get the nod. The elect ability factor will rule the day. Romney can be competetive in PA, NJ and Michigan. Perry would not be competetive in those states. In the end if Romney gets the nod the Dems will have to spend significant time and money in places they could traditionally count on.
My fearly prediction. Romney gets the nod and wins with a 8-10 point margin similar to the Reagan v Carter election.
To answer him, it was government REGULATION that forced the banks to accept 0 down sub prime loans to begin with. This was social engineering legislated by Washington on to banks. Republicans halfheartedly tried to deal with this in the Bush era and were thwarted. No one wanted to really put a stop to the housing gravy train. To reiterate, it was government regulation that CAUSED the housing crisis. The regulation led to the bad loans then wall street exacerbated the situation with their bundling and derivatives products.
It was a COMBINATION of things.
Bad Social Engineering Govt. Policy/Regulation.
Combined with conscious, intended, specific knowing malfeasence by the public and private Banking and Mortgage Industry.
Anyone who blames one side or the other can safly be ignored. Both were at fault, and both should burn for it.
my point was whatever led us to the crisis, texas avoided it for the most part due to regulations about who could get a home mortgage. That's good stuff and not really Rick Perry's doing.