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Draft Haley Barbour for VP.
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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.


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The posting of this does not mean I am in favor of it just putting it out there.
1 posted on 02/22/2008 4:26:41 PM PST by WKB
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To: wardaddy; Islander7; Michael Knight; ejonesie22; bkwells; DogwoodSouth; WileyPink; jmax; ...

Mississippi ping


2 posted on 02/22/2008 4:27:14 PM PST by WKB (No Fred Causes Electile Dysfunction: Can't get aroused about any of them)
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To: Downsouth55

Ping


3 posted on 02/22/2008 4:28:05 PM PST by WKB (No Fred Causes Electile Dysfunction: Can't get aroused about any of them)
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To: WKB

It has been nearly three days since the blizzard of purely political threads; has anybody missed them?


4 posted on 02/22/2008 4:29:13 PM PST by RightWhale (Clam down! avoid ataque de nervosa)
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To: WKB

Great. One of the bunch of yahoos who got us into this mess.

Include me out.


5 posted on 02/22/2008 4:29:44 PM PST by poindexter
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To: WKB

No matter how seductive the number two spot is, I still couldn’t support the number one spot. (assuming McCain, of course)


6 posted on 02/22/2008 4:30:11 PM PST by gorush (Exterminate the Moops!)
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To: WKB
The posting of this does not mean I am in favor of it just putting it out there.

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.

7 posted on 02/22/2008 4:33:17 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: WKB

I don’t remember Haley being all that conservative.


8 posted on 02/22/2008 4:34:23 PM PST by ConservativeMind
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To: WKB

Where are all the “Draft Trent Lott” petitions? :-)


9 posted on 02/22/2008 4:36:04 PM PST by petitfour
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To: WKB

Haley’s the BEST!

Thank you!


10 posted on 02/22/2008 4:36:06 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: ConservativeMind

See disclaimer at post #1


11 posted on 02/22/2008 4:36:22 PM PST by WKB (No Fred Causes Electile Dysfunction: Can't get aroused about any of them)
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To: petitfour

In the garbage. ;o)


12 posted on 02/22/2008 4:37:00 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: petitfour

Trent said “Drafts” mess up his hair.


13 posted on 02/22/2008 4:37:47 PM PST by WKB (No Fred Causes Electile Dysfunction: Can't get aroused about any of them)
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To: dixiechick2000

He’s the best but he needs to keep being the best
in Mississippi for the time being.


14 posted on 02/22/2008 4:39:19 PM PST by WKB (No Fred Causes Electile Dysfunction: Can't get aroused about any of them)
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To: dixiechick2000

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.


15 posted on 02/22/2008 4:39:32 PM PST by avital2
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To: WKB

Impossible! That’s not hair. It’s a brown football helmet.


16 posted on 02/22/2008 4:39:41 PM PST by petitfour
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To: poindexter
I wonder where in the world this came from!

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!

17 posted on 02/22/2008 4:40:01 PM PST by basil (Support the Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: WKB

I agree...

He needs to finish the job in Mississippi before he can move forward.

He’ll be free in 2012.
I can wait...;o)


18 posted on 02/22/2008 4:41:50 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: WKB

I like Haley, but I think we should accept the lesson we learned about talking reluctant people into running for office.


19 posted on 02/22/2008 4:42:04 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: avital2

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.


20 posted on 02/22/2008 4:43:51 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: gorush

I don’t think so. There is a reason fat guys never make
it to the white House.


21 posted on 02/22/2008 4:44:29 PM PST by RED SOUTH
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To: WKB

Not no, but HELL NO!

He’s our governor and he needs stay right where he is. We need him too badly.


22 posted on 02/22/2008 4:55:38 PM PST by Islander7 ("Show me an honest politician and I will show you a case of mistaken identity.")
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To: dixiechick2000

maybe he could help Miss’ippi more from Washington, DC... we need him!


23 posted on 02/22/2008 5:00:05 PM PST by avital2
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To: avital2; WKB
"we need him!"


True!
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)

24 posted on 02/22/2008 5:03:15 PM PST by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: WKB

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.


25 posted on 02/22/2008 5:06:09 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: poindexter

Bravo, poindexter!

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?


26 posted on 02/22/2008 5:19:14 PM PST by levotb
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To: WKB
I would not be surprised if McCain actually goes Left(er) of himself for a VP.
27 posted on 02/22/2008 5:21:21 PM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: WKB

this is a great idea...a good ol’ boy, who is extremely competent could help him win the South


28 posted on 02/22/2008 5:26:44 PM PST by rman04554
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To: WKB

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.


29 posted on 02/22/2008 5:31:21 PM PST by Fred (Looking Forward to Impeaching the other Clinton)
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To: WKB
McCain/Barbour--Great. That way, in addition to a clothes pin, we'd need to take No-Doz before voting.

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.

30 posted on 02/22/2008 5:35:23 PM PST by giotto
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To: WKB

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.


31 posted on 02/22/2008 5:36:33 PM PST by vetvetdoug (Just when one thinks life is strange, it gets stranger.)
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To: WKB

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.


32 posted on 02/22/2008 5:40:49 PM PST by TommyDale (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: dixiechick2000

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.


33 posted on 02/22/2008 5:42:35 PM PST by TommyDale (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: giotto

I don’t know much about Barbour, but I’m done “drafting” folks into office.

I’m just now coming out of my FredFunk.


34 posted on 02/22/2008 5:43:08 PM PST by acw011 (Texan livin Up North.)
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To: TommyDale

McCain will have no problem carrying the South. Plus Haley’s to old.


35 posted on 02/22/2008 5:44:33 PM PST by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: WKB

“Haley” nah I will wait for the comet.


36 posted on 02/22/2008 5:44:57 PM PST by hadaclueonce (shoot low, they are riding Shetlands..)
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To: Norman Bates

McCain will have plenty to worry about among Christian Conservatives. Haley Barbour is too old? How about McCain?


37 posted on 02/22/2008 5:46:00 PM PST by TommyDale (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: TommyDale

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?


38 posted on 02/22/2008 5:52:08 PM PST by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: TommyDale
Released today:

Alabama (2/15-17)
57% McCain
37% Clinton

58% McCain
34% Obama

Survey USA
39 posted on 02/22/2008 5:57:01 PM PST by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: poindexter

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!


40 posted on 02/22/2008 6:03:27 PM PST by WestSylvanian
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To: WKB; All

FRED THOMPSON FOR VICE PRESIDENT!!!


41 posted on 02/22/2008 6:03:33 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (http://www.fourfriedchickensandacoke.blogspot.com)
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To: WKB

NO!! I’m selfish, and I want Haley to stay in MS, cause we’re fixing to move down there! ;o)


42 posted on 02/22/2008 6:10:36 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Norman Bates

It’s early. And McCain is not very popular here.


43 posted on 02/22/2008 6:24:48 PM PST by TommyDale (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: TommyDale

And Hillary and Obama are?


44 posted on 02/22/2008 6:40:41 PM PST by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: WKB

He’s another boring guy, get real.


45 posted on 02/22/2008 6:42:10 PM PST by factmart
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To: WKB

I really, seriously, like Haley Barbour and would not want him on any ticket with the likes of John McCain. Sorry.


46 posted on 02/22/2008 6:43:13 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't do anything you wouldn't want to explain to the paramedics!)
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To: Norman Bates

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”.


47 posted on 02/22/2008 6:44:42 PM PST by TommyDale (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: avital2
"...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."

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.

48 posted on 02/22/2008 6:46:20 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Don't do anything you wouldn't want to explain to the paramedics!)
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To: basil
I just got done reading the book “Condi”, after reading that, I don’t think that there is person more qualified to be president.

I would work my a** off for her.

49 posted on 02/22/2008 6:48:38 PM PST by factmart
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To: WKB

McCain - Coburn


50 posted on 02/22/2008 6:50:54 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is an EVIL like no other, and must be ERADICTED)
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