Obama quietly prepares for fall as Republicans fight
March 9th, 2012
07:34 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama quietly prepares for fall as Republicans fight

Washington (CNN) - The campaigns of President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney don't agree on much. But on one subject, officials from both sides are in sync.

As the GOP primary race goes into its third official month, the biggest winner appears to be the president.

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  1. Rudy NYC

    So why aren't Republican voters coalescing around Mitt Romney? Romney is clearly the best of the weak field, which isn't really saying much. "It's hard to soar like an eagle when you fly with turkeys." Right, Mitt? Anyway, it is obvious that the primary voters realize that Mitt Romney has his own set of flaws, on which the Obama administration will be all too happy to refresh our memories.

    March 9, 2012 08:07 am at 8:07 am |
  2. diridi

    anyone who has brain will vote for Obama. period. Greek is solving problem, why not USA. In fact America has no problem if rich pay taxes. Obama2012

    March 9, 2012 08:10 am at 8:10 am |
  3. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    The Presdient should have a field day with all the gaffes Willard's made over the last year. There are so many to choose from. I can't wait for the debate.

    March 9, 2012 08:14 am at 8:14 am |
  4. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    All the republican candidates (except Paul) have promised a war with Iraq. Most want to bomb Syria. That alone should disqualify any of the republican clown show candidates. War threats make republicans feel macho, but destroys and divides our own country

    March 9, 2012 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    In the last three years of Bush, we lost 8 million jobs. Under the president in the last 23 months we have created almost 4 million private sector jobs. Just imagine how many jobs could have been created if the republicans had not made women's uteruses their main focus.

    March 9, 2012 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  6. Wake up people

    Stay classy President Obama and keep this country moving forward. I am so happy to be working again after losing my job during the Bush years.

    March 9, 2012 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  7. WiredweirdinSF

    Quietly???? He keeps bashing the people who create jobs and pay taxes in this country. He is a union toad.

    March 9, 2012 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  8. madmaninthemiddle

    Another key point. McCain may have had the nomination sewn up early, but he felt he had to continue to fight for the far right wing. Had he been able to move center and start appealing to moderates while the Dems kept squabbling, he could have won.

    If Romney feels he has to keep reassuring the base come summer, he's doomed.

    The article touched on the fact that the Republican primary is much more negative but failed to point out that is largely due to SuperPACs, who feel they can be EXTremely negative with relative impunity. Having to say "I approved this message" has a mitigating effect.

    March 9, 2012 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  9. rightytighty

    Yes, primaries do have a way of dividing a party. Yet CNNs political coverage of the Obama/Hillary debacle in 08 was framed as "good for the party".., obviously this article just another example of progressively liberal media bias.

    March 9, 2012 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  10. rightytighty

    Yes, primaries do have a way of dividing a party. Yet CNNs political coverage of the Obama/Hillary debacle in 08 was framed as "good for the party".., obviously just another example of progressively liberal journalism bias.

    March 9, 2012 09:50 am at 9:50 am |