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1 posted on 07/03/2007 5:07:14 AM PDT by gpapa
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No one much likes Bush - and that now that he's a lame duck, GOP candidates will want to chart their own course apart from him. Most of the candidates have the advantage of not having served in his Administration and they can and will repudiate his unpopular immigration policy. The GOP is looking not for the heir to Bush but for the heir to Reagan.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

2 posted on 07/03/2007 5:12:42 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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Why in the world would a Republican want to run as the “anti-bush”? That is a defeatist attitude if I have ever seen one. Bush has made some mistakes, I grant, but we have all the anti-Bush candidates we need running now: Hillary, Obama, Paul, etc., and they are all losers.

Whoever gets the nomination at the Republican convention will need the support of the President to win. That won’t be enough by itself to elect the next Republican President, but without it the Democrats will win.


3 posted on 07/03/2007 5:13:31 AM PDT by HoustonTech
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Flawed thinking. We (at least I) don’t want an “Anti-Bush”...
someone who seeks an “Anti-Bush” can go vote for Hillary or Obama. I want someone who is to the right of Bush on important issues, namely sovereignity and immigration, and who is more media savvy. That has nothing to do with being “anti”... the candidate just has to be more on the right.


4 posted on 07/03/2007 5:13:41 AM PDT by SolidWood (UN delenda est.)
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Kiren Chetry had Duncan Hunter on CNN’s morning show today to talk about Libby’s commutation. Instead of dumping on Bush for not pardoning Libby as was clearly expected by CNN, Hunter zeroed in on the issue of pardons for the two Border Patrol agents who are imprisoned unjustly for shooting a drug smuggler in the butt on the Mexican border. That took the wind out of the sails of Chetry...a brilliant job of high-jacking the interview that one rarely sees GOP candidates do. Kudos to Hunter!


6 posted on 07/03/2007 5:17:13 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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I am more interested in finding a Republican candidate who is the anti-clinton.


13 posted on 07/03/2007 5:41:18 AM PDT by rwa265
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There’s no money in being an anti-Bush, that is a liberal-democrat-socialist ploy. Conservatives just want conservative governance...

Out of my wallet,
out of social reform,
out of the business of business,
out of daily life.

ruefully...


16 posted on 07/03/2007 5:47:15 AM PDT by petro45acp (SUPPORT/BE YOUR LOCAL SHEEPDOG! "On Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs" By David Grossman)
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...there is a yearning for such a candidate among the Republican electorate.

Nope. I don't want President Bush bashed. I don't agree with him on some things, but I don't want him attacked personally. His stand on immigration is fair game, but he's not not fair game.

19 posted on 07/03/2007 6:00:45 AM PDT by GOPJ (The aggressor is always peace-loving;he would prefer to take over...unopposed.-Karl von Clauswitz)
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Key passage:

Former New York Mayor Rudi Giuliani is really just a one-issue candidate. We are supposed to believe that because he did an admirable job on 9-11 that this alone qualifies him to be president. I don’t really see this as being enough, but I’m not sure he has much more to offer. I think the vast bulk of his support comes from those Republicans who simply think he has the best chance of winning the general election. This support will vanish if the polls show another candidate with a better chance.

That candidate could be former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, who like Reagan, also had a long career in Hollywood. Thompson looks and sounds the part, which is why he is leading some polls despite not even being an official candidate. If he were to hire some of Reagan’s speechwriters and articulate a clear Reaganite vision for the future that explicitly repudiates Bush’s deviations from conservative principles, Thompson could go all the way.


26 posted on 07/03/2007 6:51:20 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed ("We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts; I support them, I won't chip away at them" -Mitt Romney)
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This is nauseating...
Being anti-Bush is a dem ploy. Ignore it...and move on.... ;-)


32 posted on 07/03/2007 8:48:44 AM PDT by LadyPilgrim ((Jesus is real, He will never fail...I will serve him now, and throughout all eternity! ))
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Why belabor this to the point of creating an "Anti-Bush"? This would be as much of an act of PR dress-up as the silliness of trying to become a "Washington Outsider", for all that that means.

I will settle for an "Isn't Bush", which by the way describes every single Republican candidate, as none of them "Are Bush". Bush is not running again, yet only the Democrats seem to fail to realize this.

The Democrats are burdened and saddled with the "Clinton" as Hillary is not only not an "Anti=Clinton", she is directly responsible for some of the most egregious and outrageous policy blunders and frauds of the long, mendacious Clinton years.

33 posted on 07/03/2007 9:04:47 AM PDT by Richard Axtell
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Why is fred thompson a keyword? Am I missing something....?


34 posted on 07/03/2007 9:15:47 AM PDT by Rick_Michael (Fred Thompson....IMWITHFRED.COM)
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I disagree with the idea of an “anti-Bush.” Yes, he is wrong about Amnesty, I will give you that. I don’t think that means that he was terrible, he was still a decent president, he’s just a little confused on that issue over immigration. It’s probably because his family is very insulated from the everyday consequences of illegal immigration. It has never impacted them and and it never will because of their status, but that doesn’t mean the rest of us should be asked to suffer anymore then we already are.


40 posted on 07/03/2007 2:42:30 PM PDT by rodeo-mamma
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Who is the Anti-Bush?

I don’t know, but I do know that I’m damm sure not voting for Bush in ‘08!


46 posted on 07/05/2007 7:14:36 PM PDT by null and void (A large gov't agency is more expensive than a smaller agency with the same mission, yet does less)
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