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Shameless Vanity: Who is 'on deck' for 2008?
11-3-04 | myself

Posted on 11/03/2004 12:35:09 PM PST by JOAT

Conservatives need to start looking forward just 4 years and start thinking about who will run against Hillary in 2008.

Allowing that creature to win will undermine this nation worse than the 8 years she had puppeteering through Bubba.

Suggestions for a candidate/team?


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Some conservatives at work suggested Condi. I think she's Veep material. Any thoughts on promising conservatives out there? The Dims are touting Obama for their side as a future contender. Who's on the conservative 'farm team' right now?
1 posted on 11/03/2004 12:35:09 PM PST by JOAT
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To: JOAT
Mitt Romney for President
Kay Bailey Hutchison for Vice President
2 posted on 11/03/2004 12:36:25 PM PST by Dems_R_Losers (Proud Reagan Alumna!)
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To: JOAT

I really want to support Rudi. I wish he wasn't pro-abortion.


3 posted on 11/03/2004 12:36:39 PM PST by Sharkfish
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To: JOAT

I've heard some talk about Mitt Romney - governor in Massachusetts. Not exactly the most conservative guy...but I guess Bush isn't either.


4 posted on 11/03/2004 12:37:22 PM PST by Y-Man
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To: JOAT

I doubt he'll win the GOP Primary, but I'm sure Senator Rick Santorum (R) PA, will be running...


5 posted on 11/03/2004 12:37:23 PM PST by HereComesTheGOP
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To: JOAT

I think this is topic #179 on the subject.


6 posted on 11/03/2004 12:37:31 PM PST by hail to the chief
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To: JOAT

i think Romney, Owens, McCain and maybe Pataki will go for it
VP i see Jeb Bush, Condi, or Rudy

also heard something about Santorum but cant be sure on that one


7 posted on 11/03/2004 12:37:41 PM PST by DM1
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To: JOAT

Condi is more of a cabinet type. I don't think she's into campaigning, but she seems rather popular.


8 posted on 11/03/2004 12:37:48 PM PST by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch is der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: JOAT

I just took down my Bush/Cheney sign. I decided to store it until 2008--just in case.

Jebb/Lynn 2008


9 posted on 11/03/2004 12:37:49 PM PST by Samwise (This day we fight! For all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!)
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To: JOAT

At this point, I would venture to say the answer is "none of the above" (not who we're thinking)...

Some fresh faces can emerge in four years. I'd like to get a look at the new crop of Republican governors.


10 posted on 11/03/2004 12:37:55 PM PST by Rutles4Ever ("...upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.")
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To: HereComesTheGOP

Rudy will be the man.


11 posted on 11/03/2004 12:37:56 PM PST by Malleus Dei ("Communists are just Democrats with less patience.")
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To: JOAT

Rick Santorum!

The majority of this country wants somebody with some moral backbone. This elections shows it.


12 posted on 11/03/2004 12:38:14 PM PST by undirish01 (Go Irish! If only we can get the theology dept. turned around.)
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To: JOAT

Just wondering- Can Cheney run for VP again in 2008?


13 posted on 11/03/2004 12:38:22 PM PST by new cruelty
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To: JOAT

Another candidate from MA in '08, but this one a conservative republican: Mitt Romney. He's the real deal here, although completely shackled by the dems in the house and senate. Guliani/Romney ticket would be heavy Northeast, but both have the positive name recognition it would take.


14 posted on 11/03/2004 12:38:47 PM PST by FiatLux
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To: JOAT

LAURA 2008!!!!!!!!


15 posted on 11/03/2004 12:38:47 PM PST by MrFred
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To: JOAT

General Franks
vp JC Watts


16 posted on 11/03/2004 12:38:57 PM PST by BlueNgold (Feed the Tree .....)
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To: JOAT

Frist doesn't exicte me. But damn this guy knows how to win.


17 posted on 11/03/2004 12:38:59 PM PST by bigeasy_70118
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To: JOAT

This should be the ticket, and some social conservatives like myself have to sort of hold their nose:

Giuliani/Santorum.

They put two northern states in play, win the south, and voila, we beat Hillary.

Alternatively, George Allen and Bill Owens and Frist are all running. Frist is a non-starter, no personality. The other two would also be good, but remember, it's all about the EV's. We gotta find a way to pick up a state or two.

Giuliani/Santorum does that.


18 posted on 11/03/2004 12:39:00 PM PST by ConservativeDude
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Duncan Hunter or Tom Tancredo. I am sick of RINO's!!!
What about Schwarzkopf???!!


19 posted on 11/03/2004 12:39:07 PM PST by Liberalism=MentalDisorder
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To: JOAT

Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa) (maybe for VP but definitely presidential material)


20 posted on 11/03/2004 12:39:17 PM PST by Edit35
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To: Sharkfish

Ditto.


21 posted on 11/03/2004 12:39:30 PM PST by My2Cents (Everything east of the Sacramento River to the Philadelphia City limits is "Bush Country.")
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To: JOAT

Folks...now is the time to do the research on Hillary. Now is the time. No more "dishonorably discharged" stories trying to rush out the week of the election.


22 posted on 11/03/2004 12:39:35 PM PST by I'm ALL Right! (Terrorists hate Bush - Any Questions?)
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To: JOAT
Conservatives need to start looking forward just 4 years and start thinking about who will run against Hillary in 2008.

There's nothing written in stone that says Hillary will run in 2008. Right now, the constant repetition about Hillary in 2008 is as damned old and annoying as the bullcrap that Hillary was going to arrange for Kerry to step down so she could run in 2004.

All the same, I'll say this much: it's plain that sticking to core Conservative values still wins elections. With that in mind, 2008 is no time to run a RINO for President. We need to stick with the party platform: pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, pro-defense and anti-U.N. (for starters).

Anything less is selling out the base that got Bush re-elected this year.

23 posted on 11/03/2004 12:39:36 PM PST by Prime Choice (Laura Bush is like everyone's sweetheart. Teresa Heinz-Kerry is like everyone's mother-in-law.)
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To: undirish01

Yes, plus I think he would carry PA which ='s automatic win!


24 posted on 11/03/2004 12:39:44 PM PST by HereComesTheGOP
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To: JOAT
2008
25 posted on 11/03/2004 12:39:58 PM PST by Fatalis (The Libertarian Party is to politics as Esperanto is to linguistics.)
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To: Sharkfish

The country is pro-abortion. It's true and I don't like it either.

Rudy is the man for 2008----after he trounces Hillary's large behind for the senate in 2006, thus removing her from consideration for 2008.


26 posted on 11/03/2004 12:40:12 PM PST by annyokie (Gloat Gloat Gloat hehehehe)
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To: JOAT

Tommy Franks


27 posted on 11/03/2004 12:40:14 PM PST by MP5SD
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To: Rutles4Ever

"Some fresh faces can emerge in four years"

Let's hope they are CONSERVATIVE faces. I can't hold my nose for Rudy or McCain.....


28 posted on 11/03/2004 12:40:19 PM PST by Stellar Dendrite (How do you ask a goose to be the last goose to die in Ohio?)
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To: Liberalism=MentalDisorder

What about Schwarzkopf???!!

He endorsed Clinton.


29 posted on 11/03/2004 12:40:30 PM PST by bluecollarman (??????)
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To: JOAT

Rudy proved his mustard by agressive campaigning all over, especially Ohio and Florida. He has nationwide appeal. A good guy.


30 posted on 11/03/2004 12:40:46 PM 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: ConservativeDude
This should be the ticket, and some social conservatives like myself have to sort of hold their nose: Giuliani/Santorum.

Giuliani is a pro-abort, anti-gun "republican." There's no way in Hades I'll vote for him. And it doesn't matter how many idiots wave the Hillary boogeyman at me.

31 posted on 11/03/2004 12:41:00 PM PST by Prime Choice (Laura Bush is like everyone's sweetheart. Teresa Heinz-Kerry is like everyone's mother-in-law.)
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To: JOAT

Rudy/Governator


32 posted on 11/03/2004 12:41:00 PM PST by ohioGOP (victory is sweet)
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To: Sharkfish

"I wish he wasn't pro-abortion."

This is obviously the big issue. But is it possible that G could have a religious conversion on the issue? I mean, after all, he is never running for mayor again. Isn't he Catholic? Can't a priest go to him and quietly "minister" to him and help him see the truth? Not only would it help him avoid ruffling the Church, it might well get him the Presidency. Is that just crazy wishful thinking???


33 posted on 11/03/2004 12:41:19 PM PST by ConservativeDude
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I believe Condi/Watts would be an excellent choice.

Condi Rice:

First, she's as conservative as the president and understands the dangers of our times.

Second, she's a woman - thereby taking away the novelty of Hillary running as a woman.

Third, she's black - this could help take away the stranglehold the dems have over them.

Fourth, she's very articulate and super intelligent - one of my favorite republican women...

J.C. Watts:

I can't imagine a better running mate for her than J.C. Watts - and it's not because of his race. He is also very articulate and sharp as a tack. But most importantly, just like Condi, he is a diehard conservative who doesn't bow to political pressures.

Rice/Watts '08!


34 posted on 11/03/2004 12:41:25 PM PST by PowerPro (REMEMBER: Every State's a Swing State Until the Votes are Counted ... Go VOTE!)
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To: JOAT

NOT Bill Frist (already being floated).
NO Mr Milquetoast. In fact, let's now see if he can push the President's agenda with a 54 vote majority, the voters having done more of his job for him..

Look to the governors- the team of Ehrlich and Mike Steele in nearby Maryland may be worth watching to see if one of them can advance to national office.


35 posted on 11/03/2004 12:41:27 PM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: JOAT
Jeb, Racicot, Kasich, Santorum, Condi,
Lotsa talent around...

We vote for convictions and ideals --
We'll find someone to carry the ball all the way to the goal line (again)

36 posted on 11/03/2004 12:41:40 PM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The answers are out there; Wisdom is gained by asking the right questions)
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To: annyokie

I like Rudy but Christians are not going to support him. I wouldn't, Arnold either.


37 posted on 11/03/2004 12:41:59 PM PST by bluecollarman (??????)
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To: ohioGOP
Rudy/Governator

Schwarzenegger will never be eligible for the position of President or Vice-President. Get used to it.

And running a pro-abort, anti-gun "republican" is stupid. The last thing our party should do is turn into Democrat Lite.

38 posted on 11/03/2004 12:42:20 PM PST by Prime Choice (Laura Bush is like everyone's sweetheart. Teresa Heinz-Kerry is like everyone's mother-in-law.)
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To: Malleus Dei

It's going to be Frist. I need to cogitate on VP, but Frist for POTUS


39 posted on 11/03/2004 12:42:34 PM PST by DeepSthBoy
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To: JOAT
I think Rudy may be the one. I have some disagreements with him, but I think he is a bright leader and one that could surely grab votes.

I would trust him on most of the important decisions.

40 posted on 11/03/2004 12:42:56 PM PST by Southflanknorthpawsis (FR = A pajama party 24/7)
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To: JOAT

Cheney & Rice in 2008!


41 posted on 11/03/2004 12:43:47 PM PST by RJL
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To: All

Who are we kidding, it will be just another pack of RINO's in the race. I don't think a real conservative has a chance anymore.


42 posted on 11/03/2004 12:43:52 PM PST by Liberalism=MentalDisorder
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To: JOAT

Owens/Santorum. Owens has the excutive experience and solidifies the Conservative Midwest/West and Rick adds a major EV State, Pennsylvania.


43 posted on 11/03/2004 12:43:53 PM PST by Trinity5
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To: JOAT

Ann Coulter/Michele Malkin.


44 posted on 11/03/2004 12:43:54 PM PST by Fair Paul
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To: Prime Choice

I would love to see Tommy Franks in government in any form. He is just a good man from what I can tell. Love him and want to see more of him!

LTG


45 posted on 11/03/2004 12:43:56 PM PST by LTGStonewall
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To: FiatLux

one thing about Giuliani/Romney is that maybe just maybe Romney puts both MA AND MI into play....are his conservative bona fides enough to give conservatives some hope with Giuliani at the top?

My thinking is that Santorum helps Giuliani with religoius conservatives...I don't know if Romney does that. Evangelicals especially like GWB's piety. I don't know how the Mormon thing will go over.


46 posted on 11/03/2004 12:44:12 PM PST by ConservativeDude
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To: bigeasy_70118

Frist is interesting, you'd be seeing a Senator vs. Senator there.

If Romney or Rudy would hold the RNC platform, I would run one of them and someone dynamic that the South loves to hold that part of the country.


47 posted on 11/03/2004 12:44:16 PM PST by WoodstockCat (DNC and John Kerry: Forgers R' Us)
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To: new cruelty
Can Cheney run for VP again in 2008?

Yes.

48 posted on 11/03/2004 12:44:27 PM PST by Non-Sequitur (Jefferson Davis - the first 'selected, not elected' president.)
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To: JOAT

Ken Blackwell in 2012, after Ohio governorship.

He's da man!


49 posted on 11/03/2004 12:44:30 PM PST by Dr. Free Market (Character is doing the right thing when nobody's looking.)
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To: JOAT
Having moved to Ohio this year from Massachusetts, I can tell you ... Mitt Romney is a pretty impressive guy. Thought for sure he was just an empty suit. Proved me way wrong.

Longshot ... if he becomes Director of Homeland Security ... how about Bernard Kerik on the ticket somewhere?

50 posted on 11/03/2004 12:44:43 PM PST by The G Man (Are Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein better off now then they were 4 years ago?)
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