Skip to comments.Republican Governors and a Few others . . . Pick Your Top Five
Posted on 11/06/2013 10:00:13 PM PST by MrChips
OK, if you play along nicely, I'll tabulate the results later. So let's assume for the sake of argument that the next electable Republican president will come from the ranks of governors or from a handful of Senators or from an ex-office-holders like Jim DeMint or Mitch Daniels or Jeb Bush or Rick Santorum. PICK YOUR TOP FIVE (electability has to be your first consideration):
Republican Governors here:
I forgot about Walker. Good choice!
See my tagline.
??? Palin, Palin, or Palin?
You only picked four.
I don’t know what you mean by tagline.
Look down below my reply, past my FR name. That’s my tagline.
I like your first four. Not sure Perry can handle the national stage.
Oh. It only appears on the page of the posts, not the pings page. :-) Good choices. Is Palin electable?
Perry was going to be my 5th...but wait, what was that other one...dagnabit...oops
LOL!!! . . . brain freeze will get you every time!
Most the governors seem to be pushing amnesty. Jindal wants open slather as soon as someone declares the border secure.
Governor Mike Pence of Indiana shouldn’t be ignored, either. It’s his views on amnesty for illegal immigrants that are his biggest weakness, IMHO.
1. Governor Sarah Palin.
2. Senator Ted Cruz.
3. Governor Susana Martinez.
4. Governor Scott Walker.
5. Governor Bobby Jindal.
You shouldn't be conducting this survey if you have to ask that question.
Was Lincoln (he won in a 4 way race), and was Reagan electable? Was Andrew Jackson, who was cheated out of his first win? Was the revolutionary war winnable? It sure didn’t look like it for many years.
As I mentioned on the previous thread (which seems to have been pulled), those are the only two I’m really interested in. The only two I really see that would truly combat the slimey, corrupt corporatism of the beltway ruling-class.
But, considering the direction the GOP has been taking, I’m all but certain they will push someone entirely unpalatable (quietly pro-amnesty, comfortable with the big-government behemoth and the whole corrupt system, and completely meek and cowardly on any social issues). And, in return, the GOP will most definately NOT get my vote in 2016. I’ve already broken that decades-long cord.
**** MIKE PENCE *****
“Governor Mike Pence of Indiana shouldnt be ignored, either. Its his views on amnesty for illegal immigrants that are his biggest weakness, IMHO.”
Pence wouldn’t just wipe the floor with Hillary, he could easily take on the enemy media machine, as well.
How about Lee!!
The next Republican president probably hasn’t been born yet.
After his last performance, there is certainly reason to doubt. But I'm inclined too write it off against the medication he was on for back surgery. He certainly wasn't being himself.
And himself has been a remarkably good governor. He's made a number of enemies on this board but, after 15 yrs of being a governor, you're bound to have made some enemies. Over his tenure, Texas has been one of the best governed states in the union -- and I don't think anybody can dispute that.
Solid on the economic issues. Solid on the social issues.
Jindal wants open slather as soon as someone declares the border secure.
Not to worry. Jindal is not eligible. Both paremts were citizens of India when he was born. .....He would make a good Cabinet Secretary, however, as he has previous history in DC prior to being Gov.
With electability being my first consideration , I don’t want to pick anyone.
That’s what got us losses and bad wins.
Dole, Romney, McCain ,all said to be electable. All losers.
Any candidate is electable if we don’t have half the party stabbing them in the back.
That said I have but two candidates I will vote for and electability does not come into play . Honesty, Integrity, Patriotism, That is what should come into play.
Palin or Cruz.
Thune’s a RINO, JIndal is prolly unelectable.
The only two real meal deal guys for 2016 are Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. Otherwise you are going to end up with Crispy, Jeb, Ryan etc .
5. Sarah Palin.
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