Hope for the GOP ?

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  1. Bro. Curtis

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    This should inspire a lot of hate from the left.



    It's the surest sign yet that Alaska's Republican Gov. Sarah Palin intends at least to be in position for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination contest.
    Like others presumed to have their eye on the party nod -- former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Arkansas ex-Gov. Mike Huckabee -- Palin has set up a PAC -- SarahPAC.
    The creation of such a financial entity commits her to nothing. But such a political action committee will allow Palin to position herself to compete by legally collecting donations to travel and speak on her own behalf. (Iowa is a long snow machine ride from Wasilla, Alaska.)...
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/01/sarah-palin-pac.html
     
  2. KenH

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    I'm pretty certain that Mitt Romney will be the GOP presidential nominee in 2012. I think he would have gotten the nomination in 2008 if it hadn't been McCain's turn in the GOP and would have gotten the VP nomination if he and McCain had gotten along.

    Further, I think that Mike Huckabee will be Romney's running mate in 2012.
     
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    The nice thing for the GOP is that there is no natural "next-in-line" candidate. Perhaps we'll get a fresh face that we've never heard of before and a truly conservative candidate.

    I think any candidate who lost to John McCain will have difficulty arguing that they can beat Obama, since McCain lost to Obama. But, who knows? Obama may be as unpopular in four years as W. was last month!
     
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    It may be a pipe dream, but she is unashamedly conservative.

    People like her need to speak up, loud and clear.
     
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    The Democrats may not say much, but secretely they are probably smiling with delight at the idea of Palin running for president. Go girl.
     
  6. LeBuick

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    I hope Palin gets the nod so it will be an easy reelection for Obama. She has only the far right conservatives which is not enough to make her scout troop leader.

    She was on the ticket this election and they lost by over 10 Million votes.
     
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    I hope she gets the nomination.
     
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    I think Mitt Romney is probably the best candidate for the GOP in 2012. Depending on how bad the economy gets, Obama may not be able to accomplish what he wants to accomplish during his term. Romney's economic experience would be helpful in that case.
     
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    I would like to see Palin run in 2012, seriously! I have heard from many on the right that the problem with the McCain loss is that he just wasn't conservative enough. Well, this could be the case, although I doubt.

    If the republicans were to nominate Palin, and if she should choose a conservative running mate, we will find out if the majority of the country is conservative or not. As a non-conservative, I would welcome the challenge.

    What will really matter is how the economy is doing next election. If there is a upturn, I don't think it will matter who the republicans run. However, if the economy isn't improving, President Obama could be in serious trouble.

    I believe that in the end, most Americans vote their pocketbook, regardless of political party. In another thread Bro. Curtis said that baby-boomers were selfish. He's right, they are, along with most of the other people.
     
  10. North Carolina Tentmaker

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    Well dragonfly I am one of those conservatives who believes McCain lost because he was to liberal. But the truth is he is not much more liberal than Huckabee and Romney.

    I believe if the Republican party continues to nominate liberals and moderates they will continue to loose. You can't "out liberal" the democrats and all you do is keep the conservatives home.

    For the Republican's to win they have to nominate a conservative, and it must be a conservative willing to stand up for what he/she believes in. McCain has kissed up to the democrats for so long and played nice this election and you see what it got him.

    I still hold out hope that Duncan Hunter will run again. I love Palin but I don't know if she is strong enough to run for the top job. I have no doubt she would be a great president. Now a Hunter/Palin ticket. That would be my dream.
     
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    What about

    Condalezza Rice??-------buddy, I'd like to see what would happen in her run against BO in '12!! Rice(IMHO)is perhaps one of the most intelligent and most educated African American alive!!

    What about

    JC Watts

    An "All African American" run for the White House(no racial slurs intended)

    To which would conservative whites cast their votes??? To Obama or to Rice?? To Obama or to Watts????

    That ought to be a "no brainer"
     
  12. North Carolina Tentmaker

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    I love Watts and Rice. I think JC would be better, great testimony and a great leader.

    Condi, is probably the most qualified of any canidate, but I just don't see her as a leader.
     
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    To Republican voters....Please, PLEASE put Sarah Palin up as your 2012 candidate for Pressident. PLEEEEEZE!! :laugh:

    Maybe since the President will be a shoe in for the Democratic nomination, all of us Dems should register as Republicans so we can help get Palin the nomination during our state primaries and caucuses.
     
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    I like Hunter, agree with his political philosophy, but don't believe he has the charisma [sadly that is a requirement and hurt McCain in addition to his maverick tendencies] to win. There are many Republican Governors who will make great candidates. I am a real fan of Governor Sarah Palin. In my opinion she is a true conservative with a toughness of character reminiscent of Margaret Thatcher. She showed the depth of her character when, though governor, she resisted calls for her to abort her last child, little Trig, who at 8 months wears glasses.:love2: But all the abortionists on this Forum probably look down their pious noses at her.:tear:
     
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    I like Bobby Jindhal. He sits with a 77% approval rating. The lowest Palin has ever enjoyed is a 68% rating. I have no idea why the left salivates over that, but they like tax cheats, conflicts of interest, and pedophiles. Hard to figure those "Christians" out.

    Perhaps if Palin's husband sold young men out of her apartment, and failed to report five digits of her income, promised to kill fetuses worldwide, and fed the lazy on the thrifty's dime, they'd like her. I'm actually glad they don't.
     
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    I'm with you there Brother. LE did it this primary and voted for Hillary so I'm thinking this is an acceptable plan. Rush also put the word out on the airwaves to vote for Hillary so it must be right thing to do.
     
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    Are you saying that we (Republicans) really got to choose last time? The news media and Democrats picked McCain, I didn't. I voted Duncan Hunter (even though he had dropped out before the NC primary, he was still on the ballot)
     
  18. LeBuick

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    Let me see if I have this strait, you voted for a guy who had dropped out of the race then blame the media and Dems for McCain getting the nod? Now that beats all.... :BangHead:
     

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