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July 11, 2011

Election 2012 - The Fix Faceoff

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Fix Faceoff: 2012 Presidential Election

Chris Cillizza of The Fix judged head-to-head matchups submitted by readers that are usually, but not necessarily about the march to the to the 2012 U.S. presidential election.

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Chris Cillizza is managing editor of PostPolitics and he writes "The Fix," a politics blog for the Washington Post.

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Chris Cillizza of The Fix judged head-to-head matchups submitted by readers that are usually, but not necessarily about the march to the to the 2012 U.S. presidential election.

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Hello and welcome. Lots ot talk about, starting with President Obama's news conference ...

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Debt limit talks

Will the debt limit negotiations ultimately help or hurt Obama in 2012?


Best and worse case

What are the best and worst cases from the debt limit talks for these people:

- The president

- The eventual Republican nominee

- Congressional Republicans


GOP candidates and debt limit

Can any GOP candidate score points off the current debt limit negotiations? If  so, who?


Congressional GOPers vs. Obama

If there was a default on the debt, who would independents and moderates blame more?: Congressional Republicans or President Obama? (From Janna in Williamsburg, VA)


Unemployment vs. National Deficit

Bigger possible impediment to Obama's re-election: Unemployment or National Deficit?


Tea Party vs. Evangelicals

Bigger issue in gaining the Republican nomination: Winning over Tea Party or Winning over Evangelicals? (From Lee)


Huntsman poll numbers

Huntsman's poll numbers so far are: A major concern for him or Not a problem yet?


Bachmann experience

The latest attack on Bachmann is that she doesn't have experience being an executive/governor. Will this attack stick?: Yes or No? (From Dani in Mechanicsville, VA)


Pawlenty vs Gingrich

Which candidate would be more likely to drop out of the race after the Ames Straw Poll?: Pawlenty or Gingrich? (From Greg in Wyoming, MI)


Filibuster vs No filibuster

If Republicans win the White House and Senate in 2012 (and hold the House), will the filibuster be no more: Yes or No? (From Jim in Scranton, PA)


Grover Cleveland

I'm pretty bored with 2012, so let's talk 2016. If Barack Obama loses in 2012, what are his chances of pulling a Grover Cleveland and winning the Democratic nomination in 2016? Slim, because of the toll a presidential campaign takes on a person (and his family) would make him unlikely to run again? Or good because of strong fundraising skills and support among core Democratic constituencies (blacks, young people, progressives)?

Grover Nordquist vs. Wall Street

Who has more indluence in debt standoff: Grover Nordquist or Wall Street?


Pledge not to pledge

Do political pledges work? For the special interest groups sponsoring them (or can they backfire)? For the politicians who sign them (or not)?


Political Reporters vs. Cable News Pundits

Which group should pay higher taxes: Political Reporters or Cable News Pundits? (From Ashley in Reston)


Iowa vs. New Hampshire

Better summer vacation destination: Iowa or New Hampshire?


Myrtle Beach vs. Outer Banks

Better summer vacation destination: Myrtle Beach or Outer Banks?


Solo vs. Solo vs. Solo

Rank these solos:

- Han

- Hope

- Jimmy Page's guitar on "Stairway to Heaven"

- Keith Moon's drum on "Won't Get Fooled Again"

- The styrofoam cup company


Franchise Ruining Sequels

Rank these sequels in order of which did mroe to ruin a beloved movie franchise:

- Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

- Star Wars prequels

- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

- The Godfather Part III

- Rocky V


Derek Jeter vs. Cal Ripken

As you know, Derek Jeter got his 3,000th hit over the weekend. To prove you belong in D.C., and aren't some Northeastern interloper, who is the better shortstop: Derek Jeter or Cal Ripken Jr.?



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