Washington Post Article on 2012 GOP Presidential Candidates Ignores Ron PaulSubmitted by Bob-45 on Wed, 02/09/2011 - 10:07
2012 Republican presidential candidates all have flaws
By Chris Cillizza
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, January 30, 2011; 7:43 PM
Mitt Romney can't win the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.
As governor of Massachusetts, he signed health-care legislation that has considerable similarities to the proposal President Obama championed - the one Republicans have fought tooth and nail.
That's an emerging bit of conventional wisdom about the slow-forming GOP race. And it's right - except that it omits one very important fact: All - that's A-L-L - of the Republicans considering runs for the nomination carry at least one major flaw that could keep them from victory.
"So far, the Republican field looks conventional and flawed," said Mark McKinnon, who was an adviser to President George W. Bush. "To beat Obama, the GOP is going to have to come up with a ticket that is fresh, exciting, unconventional and free of major flaws."