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Republican Governors and a Few others . . . Pick Your Top Five
November 7, 2013 | MrChips

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:

http://www.rga.org/homepage/governors/


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How about: (1) Daniels, for temperament (2) Cruz, for intellectual honesty and courage (3) Thune, for looks, intelligence, and conservative voting record (4)Martinez, the Republican answer to Hillary (5) Jindal, for ideas and the courage to implement them
1 posted on 11/06/2013 10:00:13 PM PST by MrChips
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To: MrChips

Scott Walker
Ted Cruz
Bobby Jindal
Thune


2 posted on 11/06/2013 10:03:38 PM PST by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: Thunder90

I forgot about Walker. Good choice!


3 posted on 11/06/2013 10:04:40 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: MrChips

See my tagline.


4 posted on 11/06/2013 10:05:47 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

??? Palin, Palin, or Palin?


5 posted on 11/06/2013 10:07:40 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: Thunder90

You only picked four.


6 posted on 11/06/2013 10:08:30 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: MrChips
I don't understand your nonsensical query.
7 posted on 11/06/2013 10:09:12 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t know what you mean by tagline.


8 posted on 11/06/2013 10:10:22 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: MrChips
1. Sen. Ted Cruz
2. Gov. Sarah Palin
3. Gov. Bobby Jindal
4. Gov. Scott Walker
5. Gov. Rick Perry
9 posted on 11/06/2013 10:12:22 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: MrChips

Look down below my reply, past my FR name. That’s my tagline.


10 posted on 11/06/2013 10:14:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: okie01

I like your first four. Not sure Perry can handle the national stage.


11 posted on 11/06/2013 10:14:16 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: MrChips

Cruz
Palin
Paul
Walker
Daniels


12 posted on 11/06/2013 10:16:44 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh. It only appears on the page of the posts, not the pings page. :-) Good choices. Is Palin electable?


13 posted on 11/06/2013 10:17:24 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: MrChips

Perry was going to be my 5th...but wait, what was that other one...dagnabit...oops


14 posted on 11/06/2013 10:17:46 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: bigbob

LOL!!! . . . brain freeze will get you every time!


15 posted on 11/06/2013 10:18:32 PM PST by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: MrChips

Sessions
Vitter
Inhofe
Lee
Cruz

Most the governors seem to be pushing amnesty. Jindal wants open slather as soon as someone declares the border secure.


16 posted on 11/06/2013 10:22:17 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: Thunder90

And...umm...oops!


17 posted on 11/06/2013 10:26:06 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: MrChips

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.


18 posted on 11/06/2013 10:30:01 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: MrChips

1. Governor Sarah Palin.
2. Senator Ted Cruz.
3. Governor Susana Martinez.
4. Governor Scott Walker.
5. Governor Bobby Jindal.


19 posted on 11/06/2013 10:30:24 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: MrChips
Is Palin electable?

You shouldn't be conducting this survey if you have to ask that question.

20 posted on 11/06/2013 10:33:30 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: MrChips

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.


21 posted on 11/06/2013 10:39:01 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin 2016)
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To: MrChips

1. Palin
2. Cruz

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.


22 posted on 11/06/2013 10:47:53 PM PST by greene66
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To: MrChips

Nikki Hailey
Paul Ryan
Butch Otter
**** MIKE PENCE *****
Susana Martinez
Richard Burr


23 posted on 11/06/2013 10:57:27 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

“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.”

Pence wouldn’t just wipe the floor with Hillary, he could easily take on the enemy media machine, as well.


24 posted on 11/06/2013 10:58:42 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: bigbob

Cruz
Palin
Paul
Walker
Daniels

How about Lee!!


25 posted on 11/06/2013 11:39:55 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: MrChips

The next Republican president probably hasn’t been born yet.


26 posted on 11/07/2013 12:17:16 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: MrChips
Not sure Perry can handle the national stage.

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.

27 posted on 11/07/2013 12:17:44 AM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal; All

Jindal wants open slather as soon as someone declares the border secure.
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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.


28 posted on 11/07/2013 12:49:56 AM PST by octex
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To: MrChips

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.


29 posted on 11/07/2013 4:25:02 AM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: Thunder90

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 .


30 posted on 11/07/2013 8:17:08 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: MrChips

5. Sarah Palin.


31 posted on 11/07/2013 10:46:05 AM PST by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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