Skip to comments.Shameless Vanity: Who is 'on deck' for 2008?
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?
I really want to support Rudi. I wish he wasn't pro-abortion.
I've heard some talk about Mitt Romney - governor in Massachusetts. Not exactly the most conservative guy...but I guess Bush isn't either.
I doubt he'll win the GOP Primary, but I'm sure Senator Rick Santorum (R) PA, will be running...
I think this is topic #179 on the subject.
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
Condi is more of a cabinet type. I don't think she's into campaigning, but she seems rather popular.
I just took down my Bush/Cheney sign. I decided to store it until 2008--just in case.
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.
Rudy will be the man.
The majority of this country wants somebody with some moral backbone. This elections shows it.
Just wondering- Can Cheney run for VP again in 2008?
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.
vp JC Watts
Frist doesn't exicte me. But damn this guy knows how to win.
This should be the ticket, and some social conservatives like myself have to sort of hold their nose:
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.
Duncan Hunter or Tom Tancredo. I am sick of RINO's!!!
What about Schwarzkopf???!!
Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa) (maybe for VP but definitely presidential material)
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.
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.
Yes, plus I think he would carry PA which ='s automatic win!
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.
"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.....
What about Schwarzkopf???!!
He endorsed Clinton.
Rudy proved his mustard by agressive campaigning all over, especially Ohio and Florida. He has nationwide appeal. A good guy.
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.
"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???
I believe Condi/Watts would be an excellent choice.
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...
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.
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.
We vote for convictions and ideals --
We'll find someone to carry the ball all the way to the goal line (again)
I like Rudy but Christians are not going to support him. I wouldn't, Arnold either.
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.
It's going to be Frist. I need to cogitate on VP, but Frist for POTUS
I would trust him on most of the important decisions.
Cheney & Rice in 2008!
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.
Owens/Santorum. Owens has the excutive experience and solidifies the Conservative Midwest/West and Rick adds a major EV State, Pennsylvania.
Ann Coulter/Michele Malkin.
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!
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.
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.
Ken Blackwell in 2012, after Ohio governorship.
He's da man!
Longshot ... if he becomes Director of Homeland Security ... how about Bernard Kerik on the ticket somewhere?