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Republican presidential nominees 2008

Posted on 12/19/2003 2:58:48 AM PST by Reader of news

I think President Bush will be re-elected next year surely. Nevertheless, there is not any sure candidate for Republican presidential nomination in 2008. I think John McCain, Jeb Bush, Rick Perry, Condoleezza Rice, George Pataki and Bill Frist may be candidates.


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1 posted on 12/19/2003 2:58:49 AM PST by Reader of news
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To: DukxJ27s fan
Rudy will be a guest on the IMUS in the MORNING program. That's my guy.
2 posted on 12/19/2003 3:01:14 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: DukxJ27s fan
Don't forget Rudy
3 posted on 12/19/2003 3:01:14 AM PST by rhombus
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To: rhombus
:)
4 posted on 12/19/2003 3:01:45 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny
Don't count your chickens.

Clark or Clinton may be on the 04 ticket. This will be a fight.

5 posted on 12/19/2003 3:02:21 AM PST by zarf (..where lieth those little things with the sort of raffia work base that has an attachment?)
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To: leadpenny
I wish he would run and I would definitely vote for him, but most Republicans will not vote for him simply on the abortion issue. He is pro-choice.
6 posted on 12/19/2003 3:03:13 AM PST by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: leadpenny
I wish he would run for senator or VP. I do not think he could win Republican presidential nomination. I like Jeb Bush or Condi were the Republican nominee in 2008.
7 posted on 12/19/2003 3:33:58 AM PST by Reader of news
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To: DukxJ27s fan
The only TRUE Conservative in the wings is Rick Santorum, but his time has not yet come. Sure could use him, though.
8 posted on 12/19/2003 3:42:16 AM PST by traditional1
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To: ALOHA RONNIE
You guessed right last time. Jeb and J.C. Watts are at the top of my list...
9 posted on 12/19/2003 3:44:41 AM PST by Libloather (DemocRATs - the biggest hate group going...)
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To: DukxJ27s fan
Rudy would have broad, powerful appeal to the unwashed masses who are essential to any presidential election. Besides, I think he would make the second best president to wage the war on terror.
10 posted on 12/19/2003 3:47:37 AM PST by tkathy (The islamofascists and the democrats are trying to destroy this country)
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To: traditional1
Another conservative is John Ashcroft. He may run for president in 2008. I like him were the nominate too. He could win the primaries, but he could not win the presidential election.
11 posted on 12/19/2003 3:48:07 AM PST by Reader of news
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To: zarf
My guess is that if Clinton is on the ticket then they will give Rudy the VP slot. If the dems actually do commit suicided with something like a Dean/Gephart or Dean/Leiberman then Cheney will step in. They may draft a soutthern Sentor as VP (I know, I know) and then I do not know. It will be a terible fight. I hope that Bush and Co. are readu for it.
12 posted on 12/19/2003 4:01:26 AM PST by CasearianDaoist
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To: DukxJ27s fan
I'm of the opinion that Cheney will step down midway during Bush's 2nd term. Once that happens Bush will pick a new VP who it will be indicated should be the frontrunner for 08. My view is that it'll be Condi Rice. It would drive the Rats even more nuttier if she picked JC Watts as her VP! Besides the fact that they'd make an intelligent and great team.
13 posted on 12/19/2003 4:01:40 AM PST by KantianBurke (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: KantianBurke
What makes you think that Cheney isn't looking towards 2008?
14 posted on 12/19/2003 4:06:50 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: KantianBurke
Condi, of course! Nice to think of J.C. Watts, as well. But he needs to get that Senate seat, first.

But let's wade through '04 first, okay people?

Be Seeing You,

Chris

15 posted on 12/19/2003 4:10:28 AM PST by section9 (Major Kusanagi says, "Click on my pic and read my blog, or eat lead!")
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To: KantianBurke
The best prep for being Prez is to be a governor. The last time a man went to the presidency directly from the Senate was in 1960. While I like Jeb Bush, it would be a dumb thing to nominate him. American's do not like dynasties. Condi Rice has little executive experience.
16 posted on 12/19/2003 4:11:35 AM PST by Tom D.
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To: Non-Sequitur
Cheney is a good man but he would be kind of a thorn in the side of Bush's 2004 campaign. Plus the health reasons may put some people off. He obviously won't be the Republican nominee in 2008 so it would be best to get the most likely 2008 Republican nominee some experience in the Whitehouse.
18 posted on 12/19/2003 4:13:38 AM PST by Crispy
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To: Veracruz
Condi Rice and JC Watts aren't conservative?
19 posted on 12/19/2003 4:14:54 AM PST by KantianBurke (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: DukxJ27s fan
Another conservative is John Ashcroft. He may run for president in 2008

A sanctimonious fraud who would be even more disasterous as President. Thankfully, I don't think he could ever win....at least I hope so.

20 posted on 12/19/2003 4:18:08 AM PST by RJCogburn ("Everything happens to me. Now I'm shot by a child."...Tom Chaney after being shot by Mattie Ross)
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To: DukxJ27s fan
19 replies so far, and not one has mentioned McInsane. I wonder why? By the way John, thanks for taking away the rest of my 1st Ammendment rights.
21 posted on 12/19/2003 4:24:10 AM PST by anoldafvet (Democrats: Making the world safe for terrorists one lie at a time.)
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To: anoldafvet
See post #1.
22 posted on 12/19/2003 4:29:05 AM PST by leprechaun9
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To: DukxJ27s fan
Ron Paul, Paul Tancredo,

23 posted on 12/19/2003 4:31:38 AM PST by WhiteGuy (Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press...)
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To: Crispy
He obviously won't be the Republican nominee in 2008 so it would be best to get the most likely 2008 Republican nominee some experience in the Whitehouse.

What if Vice-President Cheney doesn't share your opinion? What if he believes that he can be a viable candidate in 2008? He hasn't indicated that he won't run again in 2004 so he obviously wants to remain in office. If he has no plans for 2008 then why not bow out now and allow the heir apparent to serve a full term as Veep? Running in 2004 only to be forced out of office mid-term does nobody any good - Cheney, Bush or the new Vice-President.

24 posted on 12/19/2003 4:34:04 AM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Tom D.
Very good point, Kennedy and Harding are the only Presidents in the last 100 years to come directly from the Senate. Also, the sitting Vice-President rarely gets elected President- George H.W. Bush was the first to pull it off since Martin Van Buren in 1836. Remember, VP is really just a glorified Senator (some, of course, are more competant than others).
George Pataki (Governor of New York) may be too liberal. Jeb Bush (Governor of Florida) would be great if it weren't for the dynasty issue. He could run for the Senate and then the White House in 2012 or 2016. Tom Ridge (Governor of Pennsylvania) may be the best choice for 2008. His views on abortion are out of line, but if he were to keep those as his personal views and not make them his governing policy, the problem could be avoided.
25 posted on 12/19/2003 4:34:45 AM PST by bobjam
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To: DukxJ27s fan
Someone that believes in LIMITED GOVERNMENT would be nice.
26 posted on 12/19/2003 4:36:09 AM PST by ovrtaxt ( http://www.fairtax.org ** God may not be a Republican, but Satan is definitely a Democrat!)
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To: DukxJ27s fan
Not Jeb it is sounding like we are trying for rule by birth, and I think Mc Cain is getting a little old.They do not seem to get in if they come from Congress in either party. Not sure why but it does seem to be states that produce them at this time in history. Look who has left Congress to run in their home state. Or just people who are in the states.
27 posted on 12/19/2003 4:37:52 AM PST by sawyer
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To: KantianBurke
This sounds about right only I, as a women. do not think a women can get the vote. And for being black, well I lived in the South. Old things die hard.
28 posted on 12/19/2003 4:41:00 AM PST by sawyer
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To: KantianBurke
Watts is pretty decent. Rice is a bit enigmatic. The current policies of the WH are definitely NOT conservative, by the definition of limited government. But It's not clear to me how much of this is GWB, and how much is Rove, Rice, Powell and so on. She is a serious choice, though, as far as electability.

I would sure like to see Rumsfeld in there, though. Just because he's fun in a news conference. But I don't know a thing about his domestic policy views.
29 posted on 12/19/2003 4:41:45 AM PST by ovrtaxt ( http://www.fairtax.org ** God may not be a Republican, but Satan is definitely a Democrat!)
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To: KantianBurke
Condi has shown every sign of being a moderate and J.C. Watts, while more conservative, is hardly another Reagan. Do you seriously think either would make a serious push to cut government programs or would they continue in the pattern Bush is setting? Once we have a solid majority in the Senate we should take a risk and try to elect a true conservative to get some of our agenda passed.
30 posted on 12/19/2003 4:43:58 AM PST by Nathaniel Fischer (Herman Cain for Senate!)
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To: DukxJ27s fan
For a solid winning scenario, whether or not Hiltlery runs in 2004, is to have Cheney voluntarily opt out for 2004 and run Bush/Rice. Ores. Bush with an intelligent, classy black lady as his V.P. running-mate would smoke anything the Rats could offer. Then, it sets up a combo of Rice and Guiliani for 2008 - that would give the Rats nightmares.
31 posted on 12/19/2003 4:45:07 AM PST by Ophiucus
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To: rhombus
Rudy Giuliani will never be elected president. In the age of television, a candidate simply will not win unless he's got a full head of hair. It sounds bizarre, but that's what this country has come down to.
32 posted on 12/19/2003 4:46:19 AM PST by Alberta's Child (Alberta -- the TRUE North strong and free.)
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To: DukxJ27s fan
Welcome Newbie!
34 posted on 12/19/2003 4:48:28 AM PST by Freebird Forever
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To: Alberta's Child
Ike! ?
35 posted on 12/19/2003 4:48:57 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: leadpenny
Not exactly. I believe the 1960 campaign was the first one in which television advertising and televised debates were the norm.
38 posted on 12/19/2003 4:54:24 AM PST by Alberta's Child (Alberta -- the TRUE North strong and free.)
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To: DukxJ27s fan
I'd like to see Tom Ridge with Condi Rice as VP.
39 posted on 12/19/2003 4:56:13 AM PST by bdeaner
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To: bobjam
Nope, it doesn't really work when a candidate takes abortion views that were once public and tries to make them a private issue during the campaign. Ever hear of Dennis Kucinich? They can never be trusted to keep it up under pressure. Also, Tom Ridge has advocated an amnesty for illegals, so he certainly can't be trusted on that issuee. Overall, he'd probably be a step backward on domestic policy.

I think a better pick would be Bill Owens, who is most likely a true conservative who would push to cut government and who is still popular in his home state, and who was reelcted by a large margin in '02 after a close initial win.

If he is ready to run in '08, my top pick would be Mark Sanford, who has great conservative credentials. While in Congress he was second only to Ron Paul in his drive to cut government spending, and he ran for governor in SC on a plan to eliminate the income tax.

For VP, I think Norm Coleman is a likely pick. While he is somewhat moderate, I would be fine with him if the nominee for Prez were conservative. Another great pick-if he manages to win in '04-would be Herman Cain, especially if a non-southerner is the nominee.

40 posted on 12/19/2003 4:57:33 AM PST by Nathaniel Fischer (Herman Cain for Senate!)
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To: DukxJ27s fan
I'm not busy in 2008!

Tiny Conspiracy Guy stands by as Saddam is interrogated. Conspiracy Guy's ability to shrink made him a valuable asset in the search for the hiding sewer rat. Tiny Elvis called later to thank CG for his minor role in the capture. It's off to Afghanistan.


41 posted on 12/19/2003 4:58:10 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Clues for sale, 20 % off through Christmas. Don't be clueless, buy yours today.)
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To: Veracruz
Your style sure seems familiar!

Maniacal. Pound pound pound until your're ZOTTED.

Arator?

42 posted on 12/19/2003 5:02:26 AM PST by ArneFufkin
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To: Veracruz
Just admit that you picked her because she's a black woman.

I agree. Way to many people here are willing to jump on the race bandwagon in total disregard of domestic policy. Some here have even suggested Colin Powell.

43 posted on 12/19/2003 5:03:27 AM PST by Nathaniel Fischer (Herman Cain for Senate!)
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To: DukxJ27s fan
I think John McCain...

It's unlikely he'll even be alive then.

44 posted on 12/19/2003 5:05:28 AM PST by Nathaniel Fischer (Herman Cain for Senate!)
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To: DukxJ27s fan
What about Bill Owens, Governor of Colorado?
45 posted on 12/19/2003 5:05:44 AM PST by bdeaner
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To: Tom D.
"American's do not like dynasties"

You are not the first person I've heard say this, but I'm not sure it is correct. First off, we seem to like the Bushes well enough, W is only the second son to follow his father as president. And the Kennedys were quite popular for a while. And, arguably, their failures were largely self-inflicted. The Tafts are the only other American political dynasty I can think of, and I know folks are pretty furious with the guy holding office now, and they're right to be so.

But I'm not sure we reject dynasties out of hand. I'm not sure Jeb would be the way to go in '08, but I think he'd have as good a chance as anyone.

As for Rice, I'm still not sure we'd go for a woman in the top spot if the WOT is still hot.
46 posted on 12/19/2003 5:06:15 AM PST by jocon307 (The dems don't get it, the American people do!)
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To: Tom D.
American's do not like dynasties...

Since when?

47 posted on 12/19/2003 5:07:31 AM PST by carton253 (It's time to draw your sword and throw away the scabbard... General TJ Jackson)
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To: KantianBurke
I have felt ever since I learned that the RNC will be in nyc around the anniversary of 9-11 that it will be the Rudy show.

Cheney will announce that he will not be on the ticket during the dem primary, taking a lot of the shine off that contest as the speculation will be on who will Bush choose as his VP (and successor).

Rove & co will float the idea that it will be a hardcore conservative joining the ticket, making the final announcement that it will be Rudy all the more dramatic.

Bush/Rudy enjoy a comfy margin in the polls througout the election season and win 400-425 electoral votes, with some solid but unspectacular coattails (a 55-44-1 spread in the Senate, and 235-200 spread in the House).

Too many Bushes weird people out. Jeb will never be President. The 2008 election will be Rudy vs Hillary.

Rudy wins that one solidly.
48 posted on 12/19/2003 5:10:40 AM PST by HitmanLV (I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered. My life is my own.)
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To: Crispy
Cheney is a good man but he would be kind of a thorn in the side of Bush's 2004 campaign.

What evidence do you have of this? If Bush ditched him for a moderate or liberal like Rudy, it is unlikely that many conservatives currently on the edge would vote for him in '04. I would likely oppose him just to keep his VP pick from being handed to nomination in '08.

49 posted on 12/19/2003 5:11:59 AM PST by Nathaniel Fischer (Herman Cain for Senate!)
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To: sawyer
Living in Florida and seeing Jeb work his magic, I prefer him. As far as Condi is concern, she is smart, articulate, a hawk, fiscal conservative, has great foreign policy/national security credentials, likes football, and has a broad range of appeal as a candidate as well.

I haven't read anything about her abortion stand. So this might effect one issue Repubs. But, she is definately more that a merely a black face as some posts suggest.
50 posted on 12/19/2003 5:12:04 AM PST by BushCountry (To the last, I will grapple with Democrats. For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at Liberals.)
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