Republican: Palin is another Huckabee

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  1. Robert Snow

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    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/

    There seems to be a split when it comes the the conservative republican front-runner for 2012. Some have written Palin off because of her resignation as governor of Alaska, but I wouldn't be so fast to count her out just yet. I believe with the right campaign she might be a formidable candidate. Mitt Romney or Mike Huckabee could also end up with a majority of the conservative vote.

    Who do you consider the front-runner at this time?
     
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    Given the "udder" failure of Obama I would say any Republican!
     
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    No...Palin is not another Huckabee. Huckabee is more geniune by far than Palin. Palin is so obviously fake that it sickens me to see so many people fall for her.
     
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    Huckabee is a liberal. He wanted a national exercise regimen. He wants his nose into all aspects of private American's lives. I would say Palin is far more conservative than he is. Massachusetts made a big turn-around with Romney, but is now experiencing problems with his health care system.

    If the republicans want my vote, they will listen to men like Ron Paul, Kevin Brett, Matthew Vadum, and Dan Mitchell.
     
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    The first three responses makes my point. Bro. Curtis and Matt both disagree sharply concerning who they would support, yet they are both staunch conservatives.

    Doesn't the conservatives need a unifying candidate if what Revmitchell posted is true about their being more conservative voters than liberal. That is unless you agree with OldRegular that Obama doesn't have a chance in 2012.

    I believe that what will matter is the economy. If there is a recovery and if that recovery is perceived as being real and lasting, President Obama will be difficult to beat. However, if the economy is still lagging, especially the job's market, there is a chance the republicans have a chance to take back the White House.

    As a democrat, the candidate I feared before the 2008 election was Romney. I don't know if he can be prominent with the conservatives this upcoming election.
     
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    I never said I would support Huckabee. I just said he was more geniune than Palin and they shouldn't be compared...
     
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    And I gave indication that I wouldn't support Palin.
     
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    So, actually Robot Snow, Curtis and I agree. Neither of us would support Palin! :)
     
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    If Palin gets the nomination...... I doubt seriously that she could pull off the kind of change we REALLY NEED.... which is a turn around to lawful constitutional government and scratching many of the laws which have been put on the books in recent years.

    We need a person with strong moral values, a strong background and knowledge of government and its pitfalls, confident enough in his/her own abilities to neither be influenced by the position of power or the potential of personal rewards. We need a person who will represent us over party politics..... and the nation over the international interest.

    This requires a person with lots of strengths in history, government and law, constitutional knowledge, and understanding and skepticism of human nature as it takes its form in government. And, as we have seen, an ability in good communication is necessary...... just as necessary in communicating the truth as it works for others in continuing the lies.
     
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    Alan Keys.......................
     
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    Keep your eyes on Louisiana's Governor Bobby Jindle
     
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    As was shown to us in 2008...a person of whom none of us have heard is quite capable of coming out of nowhere and winning an election.

    It's all gonna be along the lines of if we're recovering economically. If not, Obama will lose, and lose big. If we are recovering...he'll win easily.
     
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    Palin will never be president, but if she were, the minute David Letterman cracked a joke about her, she would quit.
     
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    Sorry, I wasn't trying to tie you to any one candidate, I thought this article was interesting and thought it would be good to see where others think Palin will fit into 2012.
     
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    I think Palin would be an exceptionally weak candidate. If the Republicans want a landslide reelection of President Obama they will nominate her.
     
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    I agree that she will probably never be president, but it would be good for the democrats if she were to run.

    I believe that if the economy is not showing real improvement, Obama could be beaten in 2012. If the right-wing of the Republican Party could rally around one candidate that the more moderate republicans could accept, the GOP could be a serious challenge this next presidential election.

    My guess is that the right-winger's will not be able to come together and that their candidate will not be able to put together the broad support that will be needed to win a national election. But, it's already getting interesting.
     
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    There is a good chance that whoever the candidate is he/she will be greatly supported as Obama has put the fear of God in conservatives.
     
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    I would be very surprised to see the dems keep congress after 2010. I'm not yet looking to 2012.
     
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    The reason the Republican Party is doing to poorly right now is because it has lost focus with its core values. It has become way too moderate. Bush was a moderate, so were Huckabee and McCain (staunch conservatives would see them as liberal). If the RO wants to get its share of voters, it needs to return to its classic core values: getting government out of peoples' business and wallets, traditional family values, etc. In order to do that, they need a classic conservative candidate. Palin is the only one who fits that bill right now, excet perhaps for Romney. It's possible others might crop up between now and 2012.

    In most elections, it's usually the moderate voters who decide the election. But moderates don't vote moderate. They tend to vote for the candidate whose party is most in tune with its values. The RP has a poor focus, and has leaned more moderate. OTOH, Dems have a very distinct focus, and didn't lean particularly moderate. The moderate voters, therefore, gravitated towards Obama over McCain. If in 2012, the RP is classic conservative, you might see a solid conservative win. If, otoh, the RP remains moderate and unfocused, Obama is likely to win a second term.
     
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    Sarah Palin might have the conservative viewpoint you're looking for but the fact remains that she neither has the ability or the experience to be president. A Palin presidency would be even more disastrous than the Bush presidency.
     

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