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The (Probably) First Haley Barbour 2012 Thread.
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Posted on 02/06/2008 6:39:26 AM PST by ejonesie22

Well since 2008 has been a disaster and we don't need to bring any of the current candidates back for a redo next cycle, it's time to look ahead.

I for one am of the opinion that my Governor, Haley Barbour would be a good choice if he were to run. His term in Mississippi will be done and he will have made good on his commitment to us. He will have been a two term Governor and is good on a variety of issues. Add to that his performance during Katrina, and the contrast Mississippi was to Louisiana and we have a winner.

So...

Haley Barbour 2012, because he has experience in Disaster Recovery



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1 posted on 02/06/2008 6:39:29 AM PST by ejonesie22
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To: ejonesie22

Jindal 2012!


2 posted on 02/06/2008 6:40:43 AM PST by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: ejonesie22

And if the RNC is smart, they would give Jindal as much exposure as possible at this year’s convention. He is the rising star in the party.


3 posted on 02/06/2008 6:41:42 AM PST by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: ejonesie22

John Thune 2012


4 posted on 02/06/2008 6:44:09 AM PST by faq (Elections are always between a giant douche and a turd sandwich.)
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To: ejonesie22

For several years now I had been hoping Haley would run. Disappointed he didn’t. Guess I can settle for 2012.:-)


5 posted on 02/06/2008 6:44:14 AM PST by gate2wire (Even when you know, you never know.)
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To: ejonesie22

Haley is a great guy. He needs to put smooth stones in his mouth and practice articulation though. Very gravelly, heavily accented voice.


6 posted on 02/06/2008 6:46:15 AM PST by Greg F (Romney appointed homosexual activists as judges in Massachusetts.)
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To: dfwgator

I think Bobby will be like Haley and want to complete the job in LA first, but then I think it will be his turn, he is young and has time, and we’ll need him later.


7 posted on 02/06/2008 6:51:05 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery.)
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To: ejonesie22
I was thinking of him running in '08.

but 2012 is good.

let's work on him now!

please add me to to your Haley Barbour 2012 ping list if you have one.

(sorry about the spelling of your gov's name, but I'll have 4 years to work on the spelling :o) )

8 posted on 02/06/2008 6:52:58 AM PST by Pippin (Romney '08)
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To: ejonesie22
I'm stumped by your choice, jonesie:

From Wiki:

He gained a national spotlight in August 2005 after Mississippi was hit by Hurricane Katrina. Since then he has been mentioned as a possible 2008 vice presidential candidate. Barbour has ruled out any desire to run for President, and has won re-election as Governor in 2007.[1] Under Mississippi's term limits, Barbour cannot run again for Governor in 2011 when his term ends.

9 posted on 02/06/2008 6:55:16 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ejonesie22

We have three good conservative governors in the South, two proven and one up-and-coming—Barbour in Mississippi, Sanford in South Carolina, and Jindal in Louisiana. I’m just not sure, after Clinton, Bush, and Huckabee, if anybody is going to be ready for yet *another* Southern governor for President in 2012.

}:-)4


10 posted on 02/06/2008 6:56:24 AM PST by Moose4 (Wasting away again in Michaelnifongville.)
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To: trisham
The scuttlebutt is that comes from his desire to finish the job here mostly with Katrina.

But with his term coming to an end...

11 posted on 02/06/2008 6:59:15 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery.)
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To: Moose4

What about former Governor Robert Ehrlich from my state of Maryland? or Michael Steele, his Lt Governor?


12 posted on 02/06/2008 6:59:19 AM PST by Pippin (Romney '08)
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To: Pippin

I am thinking about starting one.


13 posted on 02/06/2008 7:00:00 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery.)
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To: ejonesie22
Thanks :o) I saw were another freeper stated Barbour has no desire to run for president, but that's only because he's wanting to finish his term as governor of Mississippi.

So I still want to be on the list.

14 posted on 02/06/2008 7:02:10 AM PST by Pippin (Romney '08)
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To: Pippin

I think Steele as McCain’s VP choice would be brilliant. Black conservative from a blue state.

Unfortunately, McCain’s most likely has already prostituted himself to Huck.


15 posted on 02/06/2008 7:02:28 AM PST by Hoodlum91 (I support global warming.)
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To: Hoodlum91
Hmm, McCain and Steele?

there would be battles royal every day!

Steele is super conservative and would not be a choice McCain would make.

16 posted on 02/06/2008 7:04:13 AM PST by Pippin (Romney '08)
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To: ejonesie22
This concerns me:

From Wiki:

"While the reconstruction process doesn’t dictate how localities should rebuild, Barbour has touted New Urbanist principles in constructing more compact communities. “They have the chance to build some things very differently,” he says. “The goal is to build the coast back like it can be, rather than simply like it was.” [29]

"The CNU's Charter of the New Urbanism says:

“ We advocate the restructuring of public policy and development practices to support the following principles: neighborhoods should be diverse in use and population; communities should be designed for the pedestrian and transit as well as the car; cities and towns should be shaped by physically defined and universally accessible public spaces and community institutions; urban places should be framed by architecture and landscape design that celebrate local history, climate, ecology, and building practice. ”

New urbanists support regional planning for open space, appropriate architecture and planning, and the balanced development of jobs and housing. They believe their strategies are the best way to reduce traffic congestion, increase the supply of affordable housing, and rein in urban sprawl. The Charter of the New Urbanism also covers issues such as historic preservation, safe streets, green building, and the renovation of brownfield land.

17 posted on 02/06/2008 7:07:55 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ejonesie22

Not a bad guy, but Romney will undoubtedly be back for the 2012 race presuming McCain loses, and Romney will be the frontrunner in that particular contest.

Heck, McCain may not go for a 2nd term even if he wins this year.


18 posted on 02/06/2008 7:13:50 AM PST by Terpfen (Romney's loss in Florida is a catastrophe.)
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To: dfwgator

Hear, hear!!!!


19 posted on 02/06/2008 7:14:58 AM PST by CholeraJoe (Super What? How much longer until Nascar starts?)
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To: ejonesie22

Yeah, a fat, smarmy thane of the Bush clan who spent years as a Washington lobbyist.

Just what we need!


20 posted on 02/06/2008 7:15:56 AM PST by fulminatio
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To: ejonesie22

He’ll be fighting Romney for it.


21 posted on 02/06/2008 7:17:17 AM PST by Non-Sequitur (Save Fredericksburg. Support CVBT.)
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To: ejonesie22
Hayly had better think twice before he signs that fat people bill that some fools are trying to push through.
22 posted on 02/06/2008 7:42:53 AM PST by Coldwater Creek
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To: Greg F

Get over it! That is the way that we speak in this part of the world.


23 posted on 02/06/2008 7:44:17 AM PST by Coldwater Creek
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To: Non-Sequitur

I hope not, we need to stay away from Mitt, we don’t need a redo of 2008.


24 posted on 02/06/2008 7:46:00 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery.)
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To: Coldwater Creek
I highly doubt he will sign it, one because he won’t and two because it will never get that far.
25 posted on 02/06/2008 7:46:50 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery.)
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To: fulminatio

You are pretty new to be making such hateful remarks.

George Bush is going to go down in history as one of the best CIC’s this country has every has.


26 posted on 02/06/2008 7:48:08 AM PST by Coldwater Creek
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To: fulminatio
Nice Dem talking point, some liberal hack site made the same basic claim.

He was a lobbyist, which is a legal political activity. He has also been a hell of a Governor.

The worst thing you can say is he has contacts.

27 posted on 02/06/2008 7:48:13 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery.)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Heh. Well, Boomhauer would have a hard time being understood on the stump!


28 posted on 02/06/2008 7:48:31 AM PST by Greg F (Romney appointed homosexual activists as judges in Massachusetts.)
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To: ejonesie22

Just joking! How’s the little guy doing?


29 posted on 02/06/2008 7:49:06 AM PST by Coldwater Creek
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To: trisham
He is just following the same coastal design ideas that have made places like Seaside and Destin so popular for tourist.

They also follow the ideas of preservation while maximizing economic potential. Very capitalistic, they are not "giving it away", just making better use of the resources to make an area more attractive for business and population growth.

30 posted on 02/06/2008 7:51:45 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery.)
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31 posted on 02/06/2008 7:52:13 AM PST by Greg F (Romney appointed homosexual activists as judges in Massachusetts.)
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To: Terpfen
No I don’t think so. Romney has been a fiasco, we don’t need to do that again. He has too many issues to take the general and between Florida and yesterday that is now very obvious. His politics kills him with the conservative base and his religion kills him in the south and among some of the religious right, enough of both to make him a problem from the get go. Sorry that is just fact, I wish we were past that. That does not change in 4 years.
32 posted on 02/06/2008 7:55:16 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery.)
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To: Coldwater Creek
Doing great, if he keeps eating like he is now he will be banned from Mississippi restaurants by law ;-)
33 posted on 02/06/2008 7:56:57 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery.)
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To: ejonesie22
His politics kills him with the conservative base and his religion kills him in the south and among some of the religious right, enough of both to make him a problem from the get go.

At first, I didn't think Romney's religion would be that big of deal, but I've talked to a lot of people, and apparently, it is that big of a deal. And many others, probably wouldn't say it publicly, but privately it probably was a deal-breaker for them.

34 posted on 02/06/2008 7:58:49 AM PST by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: ejonesie22

LOL!


35 posted on 02/06/2008 8:02:01 AM PST by Coldwater Creek
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To: ejonesie22

I know, 2012 the voters will come their senses and elect a savior as President. Don’t count on it.


36 posted on 02/06/2008 8:03:51 AM PST by Perdogg
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I’m an Evangelical, but I don’t fear Romney’s Mormonism as much as I fear McCain’s traitorous ways.
37 posted on 02/06/2008 8:04:31 AM PST by Coldwater Creek
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To: dfwgator
I was listening to Rick and Bubba out of Birmingham yesterday. It was a topic for many callers so I figure it has to have a major impact in Dixie as well else where. I knew it would but never tried to make an issue of it here since you are immediately labeled "bigot" even if you don't agree with the practice but acknowledge it as a factor.

Why we had so many back a guy already handicapped by political realities is beyond me. Politically correctness has no role in political strategy.

38 posted on 02/06/2008 8:06:13 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery.)
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To: Perdogg
Hope springs eternal, however breath not held, unless everything goes in the crapper ala Carter.
39 posted on 02/06/2008 8:07:41 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery.)
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To: ejonesie22

We absolutely need to be grooming some solid Conservatives for the next for years. Barbour is a good choice, but we can’t put all our eggs in one basket. We need to have a number of good, solid, credible conservatives who are able and willing to run a national campaign and to get elected. This holding our nose business has GOT to end.


40 posted on 02/06/2008 8:09:41 AM PST by deaconjim (Because He lives...)
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To: ejonesie22

The eventual full enactment of the Fairness Doctrine will help get rid of conservatism, including all of the “new media”, and the eventual full enactment of legislation which will allow illegal immigrants the right to legally vote in all future U.S. elections will also help to kill off the conservative movement. You think it’s bad now for conservatives? Wait until ‘12 becomes a reality and then see how difficult it will be for any conservative to win anything!


41 posted on 02/06/2008 8:10:42 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore
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To: ejonesie22

It will be worse if Hillary is elected.


42 posted on 02/06/2008 8:17:18 AM PST by Perdogg (I look forward to 2012 - The end of the Mayan calendar)
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To: ejonesie22
He is just following the same coastal design ideas that have made places like Seaside and Destin so popular for tourist.

They also follow the ideas of preservation while maximizing economic potential. Very capitalistic, they are not "giving it away", just making better use of the resources to make an area more attractive for business and population growth.

*********************

I hope you're right.

He's certainly worthy of consideration.

43 posted on 02/06/2008 8:28:43 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ejonesie22

I LOVE YOUR TAGLINE!!
Put me on the ping list when you start it!


44 posted on 02/06/2008 10:22:34 AM PST by SlidingW (If winning isn't important, why keep score?)
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To: trisham
I have some friends who have invested in these projects, the last thing they are is socialist or liberal, even though it sounds that way. It creates a focused demographic and market base.
45 posted on 02/06/2008 11:53:11 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery.)
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To: trisham
I have some friends who have invested in these projects, the last thing they are is socialist or liberal, even though it sounds that way. It creates a focused demographic and market base.
46 posted on 02/06/2008 11:53:19 AM PST by ejonesie22 (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery.)
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To: ejonesie22
It creates a focused demographic and market base.

**********************

Why should the government be involved in that?

47 posted on 02/06/2008 11:56:33 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ejonesie22

If I remember right, he worked for the RNC a few years ago. That would give him contacts!


48 posted on 02/06/2008 2:30:40 PM PST by daylilly
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To: trisham

They aren’t past creating a positve environment for business and providing the usual services. They just encourage it then the private sector devlopers make it happen.


49 posted on 02/06/2008 2:48:31 PM PST by ejonesie22 (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery.)
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To: faq

No Senators, thanks.


50 posted on 02/06/2008 6:26:02 PM PST by WillRain ("Might have been the losing side, still not convinced it was the wrong one.")
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