Borger: Republicans run away from 2012 race
April 27th, 2011
08:25 AM ET
12 years ago

Borger: Republicans run away from 2012 race

Washington (CNN) - In conversations with Republican strategists and officeholders, the importance of the upcoming election is never understated: Historic, some say. A must-win for the GOP. An election of great consequence for the nation.

All of which may be true. And all of which leads to the next question: Why are so many Republicans running - away from the race?


Filed under: 2012 • GOP
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. New Age Independant

    Any bets for more liberal hate posting? It's all they know these days. They have become the party of ignorance and intolerance.

    April 27, 2011 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  2. deandake

    They cannot win and they know it. Even if they have a good race their numbers are going to end up getting slip up between them and who ever runs independent.

    April 27, 2011 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  3. CNN The Masters of Spin

    This is an easy one to answer; the Lame stream Media is so "in bed" with The Obambi Administration that ANYONE who runs opposite Obambi will experience attacks/assignations/ snipes & outright Lies similar to the concerted effort against Sarah Palin, even someone like Billy Graham wouldn't be immune to their attacks & lies! So for one to choose NOT to run is certainly not surprising to me! Would YOU run?

    April 27, 2011 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  4. Dave

    Please... The only sensible Republican in the bunch is Mitch Daniels and right-wing knuckle-draggers will never support him.

    April 27, 2011 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  5. AAA

    It is an easy question to answer. You are a smart man, you can answer the question. Why waste your time asking the question.

    April 27, 2011 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  6. Dave

    I think they are running because the trends are now favoring Mitt Romney. He has experience in the public and private sectors, and has brought success under difficult circumstances. While I don't agree with Romney on everything, he has raised far more money than the other candidates. Right now, he is killing President Obama in New Hampshire and doing well in most other states. Regardless of who runs for the GOP, the country will be better off than with President Obama (who has not delivered on any of his promises except for Obamacare and people don't want that anyway).

    April 27, 2011 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  7. Howard

    If Obama is doing such a great job, why does he need to spend a BILLION dollars to get reelected ???

    April 27, 2011 09:54 am at 9:54 am |