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Prediction: Someone Else will Swoop in, Nab GOP Nomination (Guess who he means?)
Opposing Views ^ | February 1, 2012 | Mark Berman

Posted on 02/01/2012 5:08:49 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here is my fantasy: Sarah gets picked for the vp slot. By some miracle, obama loses the election. The GOP president for whatever reason immediately resigns and Sarah becomes president and saves us all.


51 posted on 02/01/2012 7:39:24 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would vote for Newt or Palim & wouldn’t hold my nose again like I did for Dole & McCain & vote for Romney or Christie. It seems the National Republic Party never learns that we want a conservative & not a moderate Democrat. I’m tired of them, the media & the Democrat Party telling us who we need to have in the finals.


52 posted on 02/01/2012 7:45:53 PM PST by jrcats (Justice is blind & deaf in Florida.)
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To: jrcats

If this writer is correct he is a hero. For now he is a kook.


53 posted on 02/01/2012 7:51:58 PM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t think so. Its going to be one of the four running now.


54 posted on 02/01/2012 7:52:35 PM 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: Hildy
Ridiculous. Romney is winning, fair and square.

I agree...which means a strong 3rd party ....because let's face it all it will take is only one party that is smart enough to run a strong pro-life, pro-2nd amendment anti-tax candidate to become a real power in American political life if the Republicans candidate is a blue dog dem.

Stupid party loses power stupidly by choice. A pure choice made by the Republican elite knowing full well it could destroy the party and cede power to the dems for a long time.

The Republican elites are about to create a real 3rd party that used to be what the Republicans stood for now that they have made the choice to become the old dems while the dems have become the communist party.

We are probably about to watch a real shift in the American political system thanks to country-club Republicans. There are too many of us out here that can not vote for Romney period whether due to morals, the constitution or taxes....Romney is a line some of us will refuse to cross for the party...and in my case a party I voted for since I could first vote...since Reagan.

55 posted on 02/01/2012 7:53:21 PM PST by Lady Heron
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To: Utmost Certainty

“”Sheer fantasy.””

Yep!


56 posted on 02/01/2012 7:57:02 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Unnngh! To many PDS people!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Giuliani is another possibility.

Another Northerner with many problems that once conservatives find out about would not win the flyover country showing the stupidity of this article even if I did like the fantasy about Palin.

For once it would be nice if pundits actually took the time to look at the Republican base and see what wins historically...it is not a northern liberal Republican.

This election there is going to be a smart 3rd party that is tired of sitting on the sidelines dreaming of being in the big leagues...one that does look at our history and is smart enough to give the base what it wants if people do not get a clue quick.

57 posted on 02/01/2012 8:05:00 PM PST by Lady Heron
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No. If the convention is deadlocked it will be Jeb Bush who gets th nod.


58 posted on 02/01/2012 8:07:03 PM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Bellflower

Bellflower, you’re right and ultimately that “someone” must be the American people. Three years into Obama, almost half of them demonstrate only complacency and ignorance. We could have the greatest president in the world who wants to accomplish what you describe, but if Congress is not getting their butts royally kicked from their constituents (which takes them getting really fired up), then it doesn’t matter who is president. He can’t undo Obamacare, debt, executive orders, violations of the Constitution, Arab Spring, etc, without rigorous and united support. How could Obama even get elected? A nobody. Because people are stupid, and my fear is they shall remain so.


59 posted on 02/01/2012 8:10:03 PM PST by baa39
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To: Lady Heron

I am sick to death of people trashing Rudy. I live in NYC. What he did in NYC after Dinkins is nothing short pf a miracle and Bloomberg carried forward what Rudy did.

Rudy would have been a far better potus than McCain or GWB


60 posted on 02/01/2012 8:10:16 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thanks for this thread.

HEY! MARK BERMAN! YEAH YOU! Get off your lazy butt and get out to walk and talk to us!

We see nothing but a puff piece to satisfy your editor’s deadline for a what-if, maybe, -maybe-not, fishing article. Well, we aren’t nibbling at your rusty hook, as we are a-fixin’, to commence, to begin the mightiest voter tax revolt since before FDR got Polio!

Your “possibilities” in your article are RINO re-treads. The rip-roaring Primary Campaign that is so confusing to you in the media is simply our way to convert the Grand Olde Party into the lean, mean fighting machine that will lead us out of THE VALLEY OF DEBT.

BTW, bring a thermos of coffee with you when you come to visit us here in fly over Country, as it will take a while to explain it to you. Just to get you started here’s a little poem from yours truly:

Ode to the Grand Olde Party, and their BFF, the Obamanator.

When Newt, Santorum or Paul rocks the GOP Establishment Boat,
The GOP Oarsmen pull knives from their boots.
The hacking and slashing puts extreme fighting to shame,
Never, no NEVER rock the GOP Establishment Boat!
The GOP cannot win elections, by choice of their suits,
A RINO Nominee is a Democrat, - - - - one and the same.

Two Party as One Party is what they adore.
“Never give voters a choice,” ( or politicians
Are out of life-time jobs, - - forever more).

As we pay our bills holding our noses as we vote,
The Obamanator holds his cold, steel knife
To America’s throat - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - .


61 posted on 02/01/2012 8:17:51 PM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Somebody needs to step away from the crack pipe.


62 posted on 02/01/2012 8:19:37 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Graewoulf

Governor Sarah Palin is a RINO retread? Huh?!


63 posted on 02/01/2012 8:21:37 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: GlockThe Vote
"Rudy would have been a far better potus than McCain or GWB..."

So would've you or I. Not a real high bar there, FRiend! LOL

64 posted on 02/01/2012 8:23:31 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: GlockThe Vote
Personally I think Rudy was great for NY.

We are not talking what will work in NY we are talking a presidential race and meeting the needs of the base and as good a fit Rudy was for NY he does nothing for the Heartland or the Bible belt that know nothing of him other a few good patriotic speeches during the Iraq war.

Those war feelings will very quickly vanish once his background and positions are known while he might be a conservative on defense he is no conservative.

Historically a Northern Republican fails to win for the Republicans...they are too liberal as a whole for the base and thus are not trusted no matter who they are.

Step back and really look at what could and actually win and get the base excited....not an other rino even one who gives wonderful patriotic speeches. My comments were not a Rudy put down but a total look at the party and its people and what wins...and we have plenty of history to look at just dry facts not the emotions of whether the man was good for your state or not (which I agree with you Rudy was good for NY which means a loser in the non North Eastern states...just the facts).

65 posted on 02/01/2012 8:25:11 PM PST by Lady Heron
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Milt Rominy is the GOP nominee, I’m going to vote, you can be very sure I will be voting, for every down ticket slot. And in protest I shall moon the GOP establishment by writing in Jim Robinson’s name in the presidentail slot. If I am required to also write in a VP name it will be Sarah Palin. If Barry bassturd is re-elected, the only chance the Republic has of survival is to send a republican control of both House and Seante into Washington to fight the commie bassturd tootha nd nail. And if Boehner isn’t up for the job, I’ll nag him until he steps aside or runs crying from the halls.


66 posted on 02/01/2012 8:29:17 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mitch Daniels is warming up. Gave the response to the state of the union. If there is a brokered convention, it is possible that some other candidate such as Mitch could win the 2cnd round voting, I suppose. Especially if all the candidates are so angry with each other about negative ads that each one refused to vote for the other.


67 posted on 02/01/2012 8:30:10 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Lady Heron

Hildy is a blind partisan establishment repubican. She knows more than anyone else at FR, politically. Just ask her, she’ll tell you quick. {Oh, and I’m not pinging the bossy snob because I don’t respect her that much.]


68 posted on 02/01/2012 8:31:35 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Am I missing something.

The MSM is against Newt.

Yet as of today Realclearpolitics.com still has Newt over Mitt 29 to 28.

Now I understand why Newt is optimistic and upbeat.

Lets not panic!

69 posted on 02/01/2012 8:31:51 PM PST by duckln (Mr. Newt holds the record as most tossed under bus politician around and still kicking.)
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To: MHGinTN

LOL!


70 posted on 02/01/2012 8:37:41 PM PST by Lady Heron
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To: dangus

Actually, the selectipon of a candidate has almost nothing to do with laws. It is a party process.


71 posted on 02/01/2012 8:41:37 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: duckln
Yet as of today Realclearpolitics.com still has Newt over Mitt 29 to 28.

After Mitt's stupid comments today and once the radio and the web gets done with him tomorrow that lead should grow.

72 posted on 02/01/2012 8:44:10 PM PST by Lady Heron
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To: chimera

No, Palin is the one that the most people want, still, and she would easily wipe Obama.

The problem is simply that Palin figured out that it was going to be a bad time to be president, and she doesn’t want to go there now.


73 posted on 02/01/2012 8:44:34 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: greeneyes

Daniels is just about as desirable as Romney.


74 posted on 02/01/2012 8:49:55 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She was hand picked by the last RINO nominee to be his Veep.


75 posted on 02/01/2012 9:16:39 PM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: editor-surveyor

Daniels is just about as desirable as Romney.

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Agreed, but at least he can’t be portrayed as Gordon Geko, and his record as governor is better than Romney’s, and he isn’t a gaffe a minute. Romney is kinda like Joe Biden.


76 posted on 02/01/2012 9:26:50 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Graewoulf

President Reagan picked Bush as his VP, was he a RINO too?


77 posted on 02/01/2012 10:06:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Nana,
Word is already out that Donald Trump will endorse Newt on Thursday. Maybe he’ll grow some money his way as well.


78 posted on 02/01/2012 10:14:33 PM PST by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This is pure crazy talk!

The day anything crazy like this happens in the GOP is the day we're facing destruction from a commie, muslim, anti-American sitting in the White Hut, Hell-bent on America's destruction.

Like I said, just pure crazy talk.

79 posted on 02/01/2012 10:40:50 PM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All

” - - - President Reagan picked Bush as his VP, was he a RINO too?”

1.) I define a politician as anyone whose word cannot be trusted. LBJ said “We want no wider War” when speaking about Vietnam. GHWB asked us to read his lips. Both fit my definition of a politician.

2.) I define a Financial RINO as any elected Republican official who spends more money than what is taken in as income, on a fiscal, year to year basis.

On the basis of my above two definitions, ALL Republican Presidents in the last 80 years have been Financial RINO Politicians. (Consider, for a moment, what % of them promised to balance the Federal Budget).

The current Presidential Candidates claiming to be Republicans will also become financial RINO politicians if their plans to cut baseline Federal Spending below Federal income fail.

Flame or blame, the result will be the same: The US Federal Government is broke because politicians in “both” political parties spent more money than was taken in as income.

Once we get politicians in “both” political parties to stand up and accept responsibility for their sorry actions, and inactions, we can begin to solve our spending problems. By my count, NONE have done so to this moment.

If you and I, and others like us, cannot even reasonably discuss the root cause of our bankrupt Nation, then we will have a very long wait for our sorry Federal politicians to do the same.

The National Debt was created by Federal politicians in “both” political parties who approved of spending at a greater rate than the income rate. They spent it, and then cowardly assigned the debt that they created to us.

There are no sacred cows, favorite politicians, or party labels on the financial balance sheet of the United States of America that we will pass on to be paid by our grandchildren and their descendants. It is not about the political labels, it is all about the money.

Our vaunted “Two Party” political system has been a financial failure, and it is up to “we, the people,” (as Newt said recently), to reform our political system.

BTW, these opinions are strictly mine, and I would like to read yours. It would be refreshing to begin a reasoned dialog. Who knows? It might prod our sorry Federal Congress to do the same!


80 posted on 02/02/2012 6:50:15 AM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: greeneyes

Daniels fear of Christianity is a bit unsettling.


81 posted on 02/02/2012 10:08:09 AM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: editor-surveyor

Daniels fear of Christianity is a bit unsettling.

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Is he agnostic?


82 posted on 02/02/2012 11:46:20 AM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: greeneyes

Actually, he has once professed to be Christian, but he constantly objects to Christian influence on public policy.


83 posted on 02/02/2012 1:33:15 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: editor-surveyor

Well, I would not be a fan of Daniels, especially since the establishment seems to be picking him as plan b, but he seems at first glance to be better than mittens.

Besides Palin, and former candidates, who would be a better candidate than the people who stepped up this year? Surely there is some Governor or former Governor who has great conservative credentials?


84 posted on 02/02/2012 1:48:27 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: nascarnation

I helld my nose and voted for Mc cane last time i’m n Va stoke with ramsey and ron paul
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i’ll not vot anymore or vote for Obama

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85 posted on 02/02/2012 3:36:24 PM PST by LynnHam
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why do you even post this nonsense? I know you like Sarah, as do I. However, she didn’t run....she will NOT be the nominee even in a brokered convention. The insiders are going to pick someone “safe.” They see Romney as safe.

Although, I can understand the pleasure it brings to think that after all the money and slime Romney has put out, that he would lose the nomination at a brokered convention. However, taint gonna happen.


86 posted on 02/02/2012 8:43:47 PM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: Sola Veritas

http://wwww.LivingInThePhilippines.com


87 posted on 02/02/2012 9:25:31 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gingrich/West 2012


88 posted on 02/03/2012 4:46:46 PM PST by NordP (Common Sense ConservaTEAves - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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