Comments on: 4 Republican hopefuls in New Hampshire find tepid Tea Party turnout http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/04/15/4-republican-hopefuls-in-new-hampshire-find-tepid-tea-party-turnout/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: clsgis http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/04/15/4-republican-hopefuls-in-new-hampshire-find-tepid-tea-party-turnout/comment-page-1/#comment-414843 Tue, 19 Apr 2011 21:19:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=34267#comment-414843 What do you expect from a “party” that’s a publicity experiment by News Corporation? Rupert Murdoch testing whether he’s William Randolph Hearst yet. You can fool most of the people most of the time, but getting middle america to identify with billionaires and vote against our own self-interest was an overreach even for Murdoch.

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By: seattlesh http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/04/15/4-republican-hopefuls-in-new-hampshire-find-tepid-tea-party-turnout/comment-page-1/#comment-414825 Mon, 18 Apr 2011 14:48:30 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=34267#comment-414825 Tepid turnout for tepid candidates by a tepid party. The tea party is receding to the margins as quickly as they had emerged.

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By: JamesChirico http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2011/04/15/4-republican-hopefuls-in-new-hampshire-find-tepid-tea-party-turnout/comment-page-1/#comment-414812 Sun, 17 Apr 2011 10:58:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=34267#comment-414812 Two of the reasons for the low turnout is the let down feeling amongst Tea Partiers (840 billion Dec. compromise, tiny spending cuts, Wall St. backing) and the lack of good orators. Tim Pawlenty is the only one that will survive the first presidential candidate cut, there is waning approval of obstinate Tea Party positions. The Ryan budget vote IMO will harm the GOP in 2012, the worker demonizing has also mobilized the Democratic base. The president may be dropping in the polls but still has at least a 10 point lead over anyone in the current GOP field. Trump a fantastic marketer is playing the media like a cheap fiddle and will pull out (heavy blinking a clue)with an announcement on his highly rated show. Multiple choice Romney has a lot of splainin to do Lucy. Can’t really determine whom will be on the GOP ballot at this point.

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