Skip to comments.Draft Haley Barbour for VP.
Posted on 02/22/2008 4:26:39 PM PST by WKB
Help us convince the GOP nominee to pick Haley Barbour as his vice-presidential running mate; and help convince Haley to say, YES! Our goal is to deliver a petition signed by 50,000 GOP supporters to the presumptive GOP nominee and to Governor Barbour by March 1, 2008.
It has been nearly three days since the blizzard of purely political threads; has anybody missed them?
Great. One of the bunch of yahoos who got us into this mess.
Include me out.
No matter how seductive the number two spot is, I still couldn’t support the number one spot. (assuming McCain, of course)
Good, because he's not what we need to win the White House in 2008. Republicans have no problem winning votes in the south, and if they did it would probably be because they're getting creamed everywhere else.
I don’t remember Haley being all that conservative.
Where are all the “Draft Trent Lott” petitions? :-)
Haley’s the BEST!
See disclaimer at post #1
In the garbage. ;o)
Trent said “Drafts” mess up his hair.
He’s the best but he needs to keep being the best
in Mississippi for the time being.
i agree that Haley is a good candidate - he’s plenty conservative, has done an outstanding job of pulling Mississippi out of the Katrina disaster without whining, weeping or begging, and when he was head of the RNC was a most effective spokesman for the party. he can hold his own in any political argument, and in a most gracious yet effective way.
Impossible! That’s not hair. It’s a brown football helmet.
Haley is no doubt a nice man, and has done some good things---but that's about it. He certainly doesn't light anybody's fire with speeches, though.
I'd rather see a younger person to balance McLame's age. I'd even like to see Condi Rice there. What a coup that would be--not only an American born and bred "person of color", but a woman to boot!
He needs to finish the job in Mississippi before he can move forward.
He’ll be free in 2012.
I can wait...;o)
I like Haley, but I think we should accept the lesson we learned about talking reluctant people into running for office.
You are right on every count.
However, he needs to finish his job in MS first.
That being said, I surely hope he runs for President in 2012.
I don’t think so. There is a reason fat guys never make
it to the white House.
Not no, but HELL NO!
He’s our governor and he needs stay right where he is. We need him too badly.
maybe he could help Miss’ippi more from Washington, DC... we need him!
The entire country could use him!
I don't think that, if drafted, he would accept.
But, it surely is nice seeing a conservative in the news for a change. ;o)
Nope. A good southern conservative governor doesn’t need to be reduced to being an errand boy for a RINO.
Barbour actually has a future, so he should refuse.
This idiot RINO was, along with Gingrinch, the man who helped destroy the Contract with America as RNC Chair. How could any conservative worth his/her salt support this blubbery RINO bozo?
this is a great idea...a good ol’ boy, who is extremely competent could help him win the South
Barbour was absolutely one of the finest RNC chairs. Alas, after his duty as RNC Chair, he moved heavily into lobbying. Could be made an issue.
It's hard to think of a more uninspiring combo, except for maybe McCain/Lott, or McCain/Chafee, McCain Hagel...Just send us spinning into a maelstrom of despair and disgust. If anyone other than a real conservative is on that ticket, I predict massive Republican voter turn-off on election day.
Yes, lets get Haley Barbour into the Presidential race and leave the Governor’s chair of Mississippi to Jim Hood, Steve Holland, Billy McCoy, and the Black Legislative Caucus.
This would help an otherwise lame McCain carry the South. Barbour is the only person who could really help McCain and convince me to vote for the ticket.
I tried to get him to run for President this past year. His office was getting a lot of calls, but he felt the renewal after Katrina wasn’t completed.
I don’t know much about Barbour, but I’m done “drafting” folks into office.
I’m just now coming out of my FredFunk.
McCain will have no problem carrying the South. Plus Haley’s to old.
“Haley” nah I will wait for the comet.
McCain will have plenty to worry about among Christian Conservatives. Haley Barbour is too old? How about McCain?
Well McCain’s on the ticket regardless. However we can agree there’s no point in putting a second old person on it, can we not?
Not to mention, Barbour is homely, overweight, and talks like he’s had a tonguectomy or his mouth is full of peanut butter. Why is there such a longing for southern fried hick politicians in some quarters of the Republican party? Huckabee, now Barbour. Enough already!
FRED THOMPSON FOR VICE PRESIDENT!!!
NO!! I’m selfish, and I want Haley to stay in MS, cause we’re fixing to move down there! ;o)
It’s early. And McCain is not very popular here.
And Hillary and Obama are?
He’s another boring guy, get real.
I really, seriously, like Haley Barbour and would not want him on any ticket with the likes of John McCain. Sorry.
No, but don’t expect everyone in the South to run to John McCain. Many may stay home in November if he doesn’t make amends for his poor judgments on immigration, taxes and campaign “reform”.
It is really kinda cool how that works. With a smile on his face and that smooth, southern drawl ... he could call you everything but a good huntin' dog and still sound like he was praising you.
I would work my a** off for her.
McCain - Coburn
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