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Why are the republicans doing so poorly in this presidential race?

Here's a quote from the McCain strategists: "The overall environment right now that we face is one of the worst environments for any Republican in probably 35 years,'' said Mike DuHaime, McCain's political director, in a conference call with reporters last week. Is the continuing Wall Street collapse a repudiation of republican style economics?

Asked By: Scythian1950 - 10/6/2008
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Both sides are to blame here. We have a system of checks and balances and now a system failure... More
Answered By: ♪♫♥♫♪ - 10/6/2008
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No sorry everyone is to take blame
Answered By: Mark K - 10/6/2008
 
Because Bush has been the worst President in US history.
Answered By: Sparky - 10/6/2008
 
Nope. its fear that Obama is goign to tax the heck out of em if he gets in. the economy was fine till congress came in 2 years ago. now imagine that congress with Obama at the helm, no filabuster.... Scary isint it?
Answered By: Flawbit - 10/6/2008
 
Because they don't handle it well. When they are winning, they are great.. but they start losing and they get a little rabid. I think this hurts them more than helps them.
Answered By: nothingconstant - 10/6/2008
 
It's the economy....
Answered By: Louis666KWu - 10/6/2008
 
They have nothing to offer but blood, sweat and tears and a lousy economy. My apologies to Winston Churchill.
Answered By: Happy Enzyme - 10/6/2008
 
Because the media refuses to report on everything. They have become communist, only reporting on what they want to.
Answered By: kappasig44 - 10/6/2008
 
They were never meant to win this election. Unpopular two term incumbent, bad economy, etc.
Answered By: some teenager - 10/6/2008
 
A strong repudiation. Without market regulators we'll be living in caves wearing loin cloths and burkas. Republicans are greedy, corrupt and anti-American. Many Congressmen and Presidents drank the kool-aid of deregulation, but it's definitely McCain's kool-aid. http://keatingeconomics.com/
Answered By: CaesarLives - 10/6/2008
 
Fact is this country has been screwed up because of Bush (last time I checked he was republican) and the decisions his administration have made. I think Americans are tired of it and ready to get this country back on its feet.
Answered By: DeltaDawn - 10/6/2008
 
The Issues are on the republican side, if the republicans would just take advantage of it, it would be an easy landslide win for them, but they are not comming out and putting themselves on the right side of the issues, they are trying to behave like democrats so everyone will like them, and that is just what the... More
Answered By: squishy - 10/6/2008
 
With a sitting president with a -15 approval rating and a horrible economic situation the fact the McCain is doing as well as he is is amazing...but he inspires anyone who will give him a chance...McCain is nothing like Bush...and an open mind will see that...
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Answered By: How you like dem oysters? - 10/6/2008
 
Regardless of the bailout and its unpopularity, and Fanny Mae and Fredie Mack which are a disaster that points more to Democrats like Barney Frank. America is NOT ready to hand her economy over to an American hating socialist philosphical law teacher who aligns himself with not only monetary corruption (ACORN), and... More
Answered By: happycamper - 10/6/2008
 
Because most people are blaming the republicans for what has been going on since the middle 90's it just happened to fall apart on the Bush watch as which the Republicans have been telling everyone that this was going to happen but it fell on deft ears as we were to busy with hurray for me and not watching out for each... More
Answered By: oooo - 10/6/2008
 
Obama!
Answered By: Mikey - 10/6/2008
 
Obama's strategist know how to run a modern day campaign with a lot of help from the liberal elite media. Give Obama center stage. Create an illusion that he is the "only" source for "change". Group McCain in with the Bush administration. Condemn his running mate as trailer trash and edit all interviews to convince... More
Answered By: skycat - 10/6/2008
 
What planet are you living on... More
Answered By: caballero - 10/6/2008
 
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