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David Petraeus: The VP for Rick Perry in 2016
The Hill ^ | March 27, 2013 | Bernie Quigley

Posted on 03/30/2013 11:24:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

If as has been widely suggested, CPAC 2013 marked a paradigm change, a generational change, a new direction of conservatism, it is possible to speculate that someone who fits the new paradigm could be president in 2016. Among them: Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sarah Palin, all of whom starred at the Conservative Political Action Conference. For any one of these, the perfect choice for vice president should be David Petraeus.

Patraeus always wanted to be president. He still does. His admission to an extramarital affair was timed to the wire to get it out of the way – to publicly atone and honor his wife and to enter again the path.

There is no more common foible for a man his age. It happens. But Petraeus is a man of dignity and honor. And Petraeus, along with former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, were the significant leaders who intervened and retrieved the country’s karma when we had skidded entirely into the rocks.

It had been a long time coming. The Army under Tommy Franks was a mess for a long time. There hadn’t been a real fight in a long time. When the snob colleges in the Northeast dropped ROTC, it made for a largely Southern Baptist officer corps — a regional army — and as others have suggested, most soldiers today are largely from the red, heartland states....

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TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2016; iraq; palin; rickperry
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1 posted on 03/30/2013 11:24:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m not aware of David Petraeus having any place in conservative politics.


3 posted on 03/30/2013 11:31:04 PM PDT by ansel12 (The lefts most effective quote-I'm libertarian on social issues, but conservative on economics.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is this The Onion?


4 posted on 03/30/2013 11:32:51 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is a joke, right? April Fools?


5 posted on 03/30/2013 11:41:09 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

April fools


6 posted on 03/30/2013 11:46:59 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Paul-Carson


7 posted on 03/30/2013 11:49:53 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you are going for a military type I would want Peter Pace.


8 posted on 03/30/2013 11:51:50 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

9 posted on 03/30/2013 11:54:01 PM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Actually, I like Patretrus. But he would be creamed for his stupid affair.

Acutually, I like Perry..but he blew it the last time.

We need to go to another fresh face.


10 posted on 03/30/2013 11:55:41 PM PDT by berdie
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To: South40

And that is the truth.

He came off like a doofus.

But he really isn’t. I’ve heard him speak..he isn’t ignorant.

Sorry Rick..just move on down the road.


11 posted on 03/31/2013 12:01:11 AM PDT by berdie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; South40; Impy; GOPsterinMA

Wow... Captain Gardasil & General Stupidity.


12 posted on 03/31/2013 12:02:58 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Lancey Howard

I like Paul but he’s a bit too squishy on amnesty. An anti-amnesty commitment would be nice...not likely...but nice.


13 posted on 03/31/2013 12:07:24 AM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

lol!


14 posted on 03/31/2013 12:08:11 AM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

no and no and just hell no


15 posted on 03/31/2013 12:08:45 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: wac3rd

worse yet it is the hill and quiqley is so far left I can’t read any of his work without feeling like I need a shower


16 posted on 03/31/2013 12:11:38 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: berdie
Perry was the first real contender to bomb. I don't think Americans have forgotten.


17 posted on 03/31/2013 12:12:15 AM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: South40; Lancey Howard
I like Paul but he’s a bit too squishy on amnesty

A bit?????

That's all his "Normalization" plan is, rehashed, recycled Amnesty.
18 posted on 03/31/2013 12:13:44 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: South40

By the time Paul would run...amnesty would be a done deal. With or without him.


19 posted on 03/31/2013 12:13:54 AM PDT by berdie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama’s CIA director Petraeus and Broadwell
20 posted on 03/31/2013 12:15:20 AM PDT by 867V309
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To: South40

I know I haven’t forgotten.

He doesn’t need to run again.


21 posted on 03/31/2013 12:23:54 AM PDT by berdie
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To: fieldmarshaldj; South40

Say what you will about Perry, he will always outshine you.


22 posted on 03/31/2013 12:24:23 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 867V309

He looks like about half of my senior NCOs. If I didn’t know who he was I’d swear he’s some SFC from Oklahoma or Missouri.


23 posted on 03/31/2013 12:25:41 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: SoConPubbie; South40

I’m not saying I support Paul at this point - - I need a lot more info - - I’m just making a prediction. If he makes sense on handling the illegal alien hordes in a way that deprives the scumbag rats from getting their votes, eg., ID-ing them and making them “get in line” along with other applicants for a shot at citizenship 25 years down the road, and then coupling such a program with mandatory tough voter ID laws, then he may have a shot. It looks right now like he has a lot of support, generally speaking.


24 posted on 03/31/2013 12:31:55 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: South40

I see a pattern.
After we gutted everybody, we got left with the milktoast.

Then we threw a hissy fit and stayed home so Obama could get all smarmy and kick us in the balls.


25 posted on 03/31/2013 12:32:03 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Perry’s a loser and only the weakest of minds (yours) don’t see it.


26 posted on 03/31/2013 12:33:35 AM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: South40

Yeah, he is a loser, that is why he has been Gov of the most prosperous state in the nation for 12 years.


27 posted on 03/31/2013 12:36:00 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: South40

Nice personal attack.


28 posted on 03/31/2013 12:36:48 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

lol! Again your weak mind has betrayed you. We’re talking about the national stage here chief. If that’s beyond your limited comprehension have someone who gives a damn explain it to you.


29 posted on 03/31/2013 12:38:12 AM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: mylife

I was just pointing out what a loser Perry is when you made it personal with your post #22. I responded in kind. You want to talk about me I’ll talk about you. I’d prefer to keep it about Perry, the subject of this thread.


30 posted on 03/31/2013 12:40:02 AM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: mylife; South40

Of course he’ll outshine me, with all that Dapper Dan pomade in his hair. When is Texas gonna finally dump La Raza Rick and get a real Governor who is a Conservative ? Nobody needs to be Governor for 14 years straight. Nobody.


31 posted on 03/31/2013 12:40:58 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Nobody liberal needs to be Governor for 14 years straight. Nobody.

Agreed

32 posted on 03/31/2013 12:42:21 AM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: South40

I understand the national stage very well and that is why I am not a politician.

Perry may not have the right stuff to placate the rabid disparate masses on a national level but he is the real deal.

You treat him like the left treats Palin.


33 posted on 03/31/2013 12:42:53 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

When was the last time Tennessee kicked the libs in DC in the balls?


34 posted on 03/31/2013 12:44:42 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: South40

The national stage doesn’t matter. Rick was never going to be the guy. Romney was shoved down our throats. They seized on his gaffs, but ignored multiple gaffs from Romney and Obama.

Ultimately, Rick Perry froze briefly and left every voter in America with that uncomfortable,”I showed up to school and forgot my speech” feeling.

Had that been Obama or the stalking horse Romney, they would have simply cut away or had one of the moderators take over the answering of the question like they did during the presidential debates.


35 posted on 03/31/2013 12:46:15 AM PDT by willyd
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To: South40

Perry is the subject of the thread and your personal obsession.

Save the venom for Obama.


36 posted on 03/31/2013 12:46:58 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife
I understand the national stage very well and that is why I am not a politician.

You a politician? lol! Ummm...yeah. You made the right choice there.

Perry may not have the right stuff to placate the rabid disparate masses on a national level but he is the real deal.

One need not be rabid to reject a clear loser. And that's why conservative voters all across this nation did.

You treat him like the left treats Palin.

I treat him like a man who panders to the ILLEGAL alien populaiton deserves to be treated. You, however, treat him like the left treats Obama.

37 posted on 03/31/2013 12:47:04 AM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: South40

Even a Conservative would curdle in such a job after that long... and he still intends to run again in 2014... which would take him to 2019... and he’s been Governor since 2000 ! He should’ve been retired in 2006. He is the poster boy for statewide term limits in Texas.


38 posted on 03/31/2013 12:47:17 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: mylife

No obsession, just an interest in seeing the loser rejected for the loser that he clearly is.


39 posted on 03/31/2013 12:48:00 AM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: mylife

Election Day 2000. We kept Gore out of the Presidency.


40 posted on 03/31/2013 12:48:07 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: South40

As I recall, you would have Obama over Perry based on the straw man of gaurdasil.


41 posted on 03/31/2013 12:50:41 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Hat Tip


42 posted on 03/31/2013 12:51:07 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; mylife

He is still gov because the people of his state (mylife included) willingly overlook his liberal record. They defend his pro-ILLEGAL alien record to this day. Yes, he needs to retire but that decision is up to the voters of TX.


43 posted on 03/31/2013 12:51:32 AM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: ansel12

“I’m not aware of David Petraeus having any place in conservative politics.”

If he did his silence on Benghazi killed it, assuming the affair didn’t.


44 posted on 03/31/2013 12:52:21 AM PDT by enduserindy (Conservative Dead Head)
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To: mylife

You Perrybots wore that line out last year. I reject all liberals, Perry included.


45 posted on 03/31/2013 12:52:28 AM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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To: mylife

Wouldn’t have mattered. Perry is too much a lightweight to have won a general election over Emperor Zero. Frankly, none of the candidates could’ve. Not Willard, not Ricky, not Newt, probably not Santorum, either (he wouldn’t have had enough $$ to compete). This was a fix by the establishment from start to finish.


46 posted on 03/31/2013 12:55:23 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: South40

It doesn’t matter, the entire article is hokem.

Perry would never make another national run, and the matter of Patraeous is just silly.


47 posted on 03/31/2013 12:55:49 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

So why beat up Perry for sport?


48 posted on 03/31/2013 12:56:50 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: 867V309

If we want to be entertained by erupting bimbos, we should go with a Herman Cain/David Petraeus ticket.


49 posted on 03/31/2013 12:57:08 AM PDT by TChad (Call them Oppressives, not Progressives.)
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To: mylife

He shouldn’t; it would be a waste of time. When I call him a loser I mean he cannot win on a national stage. Not many have forgotten his abysmal performance last time around.


50 posted on 03/31/2013 12:57:58 AM PDT by South40 (I Love The "New & Improved" Free Republic!)
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