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Help Wanted: Conservative in '08
FrontPageMag.com ^ | 1/11/07 | Dick Morris & Eileen McGann

Posted on 01/11/2007 4:09:31 AM PST by bushfamfan

It's getting to the point where the conservative - dominant - wing of the Republican Party needs to take out a want ad in the newspaper or post a listing on Craigslist.com to find a candidate for president. In the field taking shape before our eyes, none of the top four contenders is likely to satisfy their delicate palates - made more arrogant and discerning by decades of victories.

Rudy Guiliani? Pro-choice, pro-affirmative action, pro-gay rights, pro-immigration, pro-gun control Rudy? Righties will vote for him only if they have lobotomies first. Remember how the New York City Council prohibited the Boy Scouts from meeting on city property because they wouldn't let in gay scoutmasters? Rudy let it happen.

Yes. There is a war going on and of course Rudy Guiliani is the man we should have had all along running Homeland Security. Obviously, he is the candidate Osama would least like to see in the White House. But has the Religious Right so abandoned its agenda that it is willing to elect its ideological opposite president? Don't bet on it.

Sen. John McCain? The McCain of the Kennedy-McCain bill to let illegal immigrants become citizens? Of the "anti-torture" bill...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 08election; conservative; gop; nominees
I still say Duncan Hunter would make the best candidate. We'll see what direction the GOP goes but hopefully the party is smart enough to watch all the nominees and not go by media favorites.
1 posted on 01/11/2007 4:09:33 AM PST by bushfamfan
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To: bushfamfan

i wont play "the lesser of two evils" game again by the looks of how the pubbies are reacting to this last loss they need a couple more to wake up


2 posted on 01/11/2007 4:19:55 AM PST by jneesy
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To: bushfamfan

I first heard of Hunter just a few short weeks ago.

I realize that I do not keep up with these guys as much as I should, but there is virtually no name recognition within the population in general and this would have to change big time if he is to have a ghost of a chance.

I thought the front runner might be Allen...but he Macaca'd himself out of the running..

Now another thing about Hunter...he is a congressman. No executive experience and that is almost a must these days to get nominated and/or elected.

Just a few points we have to ponder.


3 posted on 01/11/2007 4:20:37 AM PST by Vaquero (Moderate Islam is Radical Islams Trojan horse in the West)
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To: bushfamfan

I like Mike Pense, but it is too soon for him to make a serious run.


4 posted on 01/11/2007 4:21:18 AM PST by Always Right
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To: Vaquero

Executive experience is nice, however. There is no job in the world that can prepare you for the POTUS.

As it is, he does have many qualities that would befit a POTUS.


5 posted on 01/11/2007 4:28:07 AM PST by FLOutdoorsman (The Man who says it can't be done should not interrupt the man doing it!)
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To: bushfamfan

Neither House nor Senate field good GOP presidential candidates. Name one of which who has one the presidency recently.

Want conservative who can win, going to need to focus on governors. Right now, Haley Barbour is the only one who is on my radar as a potential. Romney is DOA because of gold tablets, magic underwear and the other things Mormon stuff the MSM will play up to destroy him...not counting he's a Taxachusetts guy...south inherently distrusts for that reason alone.


6 posted on 01/11/2007 4:28:21 AM PST by peyton randolph (No man knows the day nor the hour of The Coming of The Great White Handkerchief.)
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To: bushfamfan

I still say Duncan Hunter would make the best candidate. We'll see what direction the GOP goes but hopefully the party is smart enough to watch all the nominees and not go by media favorites.


President Hunter sounds masculine not to mention invoking the killing and eating of animals. Seriously, we need to choose one conservative now and support him otherwise the liberal media will choose a candidate to their liking for us.


7 posted on 01/11/2007 4:37:38 AM PST by freedomfiter2 ( "if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." de Tocqueville)
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To: peyton randolph

Haley? Overweight without military service. Now what recommends him?


8 posted on 01/11/2007 5:10:37 AM PST by MSF BU
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To: MSF BU

Southern governor. Fiscal conservative. Would be strong on defense. Performed well post-Katrina.


9 posted on 01/11/2007 5:14:07 AM PST by peyton randolph (No man knows the day nor the hour of The Coming of The Great White Handkerchief.)
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To: bushfamfan

Gingrich / DeLay in '08


10 posted on 01/11/2007 5:26:37 AM PST by joe fonebone (Either grow a pair, or vacate your chair...)
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To: Always Right
I like Mike Pense, but it is too soon for him to make a serious run.

Did you forget the sarcasm tag? There is a reason everyone is announcing now. The first primary is only 10 months away. You have to be starting now or very soon to have the organization and money it will take to contest the first few states. You have to have the depth to move immediately from winning in New Hampshire(or finishing second and third) to running in South Carolina - then Michigan, then Washington, then New York, then Florida.

10 months is damn close to being too late. The top candidates have been planning, fund raising, hiring people, and lining up political supporters in primary states for years.

Mike Pence should run for Governor or Senator next, especially as he hasn't found the committment to get in the race until it's too late.

11 posted on 01/11/2007 5:40:13 AM PST by Jack Black
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To: peyton randolph

...and has about as much credibility on military matters as Mitt. How many family members have served in uniform lately?


12 posted on 01/11/2007 5:40:21 AM PST by MSF BU
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To: Jack Black
Did you forget the sarcasm tag? There is a reason everyone is announcing now. The first primary is only 10 months away.

I meant too early in his career. He doesn't have the experience needed for the job and unlike Obama bin laden, would not get a free pass by the media.

13 posted on 01/11/2007 5:49:22 AM PST by Always Right
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To: peyton randolph
Right now, Haley Barbour is the only one who is on my radar as a potential.

Nope, we need a fighter. When Haley was Republican Party Chief he was just as spineless as all the other Republicans out there. Bill Clinton & the Democrats walked all over him during the Government shutdown.

14 posted on 01/11/2007 6:02:34 AM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: peyton randolph

The last one from the house was Ford, and the last from the senate was JFK.


15 posted on 01/11/2007 6:14:52 AM PST by Clifford The Big Red Dog (Woof!)
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To: bushfamfan

Santorum


16 posted on 01/11/2007 6:15:45 AM PST by Clifford The Big Red Dog (Woof!)
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Let's see, the last time I posted this list it was yanked. Shall I dare try again? Sure!

1. Launch simultaneous unilateral preemptive nuclear military strikes at Syria, Iran, and North Korea.

2. Outlaw all forms of abortion (read murder of unborn children).

3. Institute permanent tax cuts.

4. Fix Social Security by ending it.

5. Secure our borders.

6. Resign from UN and get UN out of our country.

7. Increase military spending and preparedness.

8. Bring charges of treason against anti-American leftists and anti-American islamo-fascists and their supporters.

17 posted on 01/11/2007 6:30:35 AM PST by Doc Savage ("You couldn't tame me, but you taught me.................")
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To: bushfamfan
Duncan Hunter is still the best choice I've seen. I think he can take it to the house (the White House, that is).





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18 posted on 01/11/2007 6:36:48 AM PST by Antoninus ( Rudy McRomney as the GOP nominee = President Hillary. Why else do you think the media loves them?)
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To: Clifford The Big Red Dog
The last one from the house was Ford, and the last from the senate was JFK.


Ford wasn't directly elected to the Presidency from Congress. JFK was a Dem.

 

19 posted on 01/11/2007 6:56:55 AM PST by peyton randolph (No man knows the day nor the hour of The Coming of The Great White Handkerchief.)
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To: bushfamfan
This article lost credibility when it claimed that Rudy Guiliani would be the choice most likely to make Osama bin Laden unhappy. The notion that only the religious right has problems with Rudy Guiliani further destroys the credibility of the article and the writers. His positions on issues like gun control, abortion, and gay marriage make him unpopular with many folks who haven't been to church in years.

A few other names have been mentioned in other articles, and they are worth considering. Tommy Thompson, the former governor of Wisconsin, is considering a run. I don't know how strong a candidate he'd be, but he has some positives. Frank Keating, the former governor of Oklahoma, could also be a strong candidate. I'm not saying that I like either one of them, but Republicans need to consider them.

I don't know much about Duncan Hunter at this point. My biggest concern is that he'd not have the strength even to win his home state as a Congressman. The lack of executive experience will work against him as well. I may be supporting him in six months, but he will have a hard time winning either the nomination or the general election.

Bill

20 posted on 01/11/2007 7:02:39 AM PST by WFTR (Liberty isn't for cowards)
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To: All

I doubt a conservative in 08 will be strong enough to overtake a liberal ticket....


21 posted on 01/11/2007 10:35:54 AM PST by X-Ecutioner
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To: Doc Savage

A sure cure for a electoral landslide! Just not for us.

It's nice to play puritan every now and then but there is the problem that 80% of the voting public would never vote for that agenda ever except maybe numbers 5 and 7.


22 posted on 01/11/2007 1:35:55 PM PST by spikeytx86 (Pray for Democrats for they have been brainwashed by their fruity little club.)
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