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The Battle for the GOP Is On: Palin, Romney or Jindal
Poligazette ^ | 11/30/08

Posted on 11/30/2008 2:59:10 PM PST by lewisglad

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To: Martins kid
First order of business here is that we make sure that ONLY Republicans vote in the Republican primaries - otherwise it just doesn’t matter and our candidate will NOT represent Republicans.

That's an interesting issue. I can see why you would want that, but I'm not sure how I feel about it. I quit the GOP earlier this year in protest and am now a registered "decline to state" voter -- i.e., independent without belonging to any party. If the GOP doesn't allow me to vote in the primaries with them, then I can't vote. In California, the Dems will allow independent voters to vote with them, as will most other parties. I wonder if that will matter in the primaries? What are your thoughts?

Note that not all non-GOP voters who vote with Republicans in the primaries are "liberal".

41 posted on 11/30/2008 3:24:48 PM PST by GipperGal
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To: Vigilanteman
"Huck needs to run for the Senate from Arkansas and forget about being president. Either that or just quietly go away."

Huckabee has nothing else to do to earn a living but sell his hot air on the tube and radio..

He's not a total fool because he knows he would never win Senator in the state of Arkansas against Pryor or Lincoln.

He's finished.

sw

42 posted on 11/30/2008 3:25:34 PM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: lewisglad

One of these three is not like the others...
One of these three doesn’t belong...


43 posted on 11/30/2008 3:26:44 PM PST by Ingtar (For the first time in my adult life, I am NOT proud of America.)
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To: lewisglad
"Palin, Romney or Jindal"

Money or enough votes: there's your real choice regardless of pride and propaganda efforts.

The next successful Republican candidate for president (if there will ever be one) will be a man--a real man. That man will be a loyal American--especially on trade.


44 posted on 11/30/2008 3:28:21 PM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-'96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote, http://falconparty.com/)
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To: GipperGal

If the GOP doesn’t restrict primary voting the left can game the system. They did it with McCain, and will do it again if the opportunity presents itself.


45 posted on 11/30/2008 3:28:34 PM PST by Sharrukin
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To: lewisglad

Forget Romney or Jindal.

Sarah will choose the best person for VP for the U.S. when she runs for president.

Who are we to tell her what to do? She knows what has to be done better than we do.


46 posted on 11/30/2008 3:30:04 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Martins kid
That is BS - We had McCain forced upon us by a bunch of liberals who voted in our primaries for the Republican “they” preferred to run against their party.

I don't see how that could be true. The liberals were busy voting in their own very contentious primaries between Hillary and Obama. They didn't have time or interest in wasting their primary votes on our candidates. On the other hand, with Operation Chaos, a number of conservatives decided to switch parties in order to vote for Hillary in the Dem primaries in order to keep the long drawn out Hillary vs. Obama war going.

McCain became our candidate because Huckabee and Romney split the conservative vote between them and McCain came out as the dark horse. That's why so many people really hate Huckabee. They believe that without the Huckster, we would have had Romney instead of McCain. And they might be right in that. I withhold my judgement on this internecine fued between Huckabee and Romney because I supported Ron Paul though I knew that he would probably not win the nomination.

47 posted on 11/30/2008 3:30:29 PM PST by GipperGal
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To: lewisglad

Another case of the media trying to choose the candidates.

Lets hear from everyone a year from now, and see what happens.

In the meantime, the GOP needs to do away with caucuses in favor of primaries, and all primaries should be CLOSED.


48 posted on 11/30/2008 3:31:21 PM PST by KoRn
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To: lewisglad

Jindal is a big-government Republican. It’s all been documented.


49 posted on 11/30/2008 3:32:08 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: familyop

“The next successful Republican candidate for president (if there will ever be one) will be a man—a real man. That man will be a loyal American—especially on trade.”


LOL, Todd Palin probably won’t throw his hat into the ring. Maybe Joe “the plumber” will.


50 posted on 11/30/2008 3:32:23 PM PST by ansel12 ( When a conservative pundit mocks Wasilla, he's mocking conservatism as it's actually lived.)
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To: GipperGal
Note that not all non-GOP voters who vote with Republicans in the primaries are "liberal".

No, just the vast majority of them. Large numbers of Democrats register independent, especially in the Northeast, just for this sort of mischief.

51 posted on 11/30/2008 3:33:40 PM PST by Ingtar (For the first time in my adult life, I am NOT proud of America.)
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To: lewisglad
I will work to remove Romney from consideration again, just as I did this time. He was weaker and more liberal candidate than McCamnesty, and he is miles weaker and more liberal than either of these two.

I would vote for Palin or Jindal. With Romney I would vote for a third party conservative again.

Romney isn't a has been - he's a never was or will be.

52 posted on 11/30/2008 3:33:48 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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A great team would be Jindal/Palin.

Romney won't run, because he knows he cannot and will not win. Romney would never, could not ever become President.

Jindal/Palin is the Team to beat. And, hopefully, they'll be other great Conservatives in the mix to mix it up!

53 posted on 11/30/2008 3:34:06 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: Sharrukin
I really don't think the evidence points to that happening in this past election. I laid out my case in post #47 here.

Whether or not liberals will game the system going forward is a good thing to debate. They might try it in 2012 when they already know that Obama will be their nominee. With their nominee locked up, they might try to do an "Operation Chaos" of their own.

54 posted on 11/30/2008 3:34:20 PM PST by GipperGal
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To: Mr. Jeeves

Rasmussin: 11/7/08
91 percent of Republicans have a favorable view of Palin.
65 percent of Republicans have a very favorable view of Palin.
8 percent of Republicans have an unfavorable view of Palin.
3 percent of Republicans have a very unfavorable view of Palin.
64 percent of Republicans say Palin is their top choice for the GOP 2012 presidential nominee.


55 posted on 11/30/2008 3:34:49 PM PST by ansel12 ( When a conservative pundit mocks Wasilla, he's mocking conservatism as it's actually lived.)
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To: Brilliant
Personally I would like to see none of the above. We need a new Reagan. None of these are a new Reagan.

I like Palin, but my first pick is still Ducan Hunter.

56 posted on 11/30/2008 3:35:45 PM PST by DejaJude (Proud denizen of the fighting fringe.)
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To: ansel12

Republicans are 30% of the electorate. What do independents think of her?


57 posted on 11/30/2008 3:36:52 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves ("One man's 'magic' is another man's engineering. 'Supernatural' is a null word." -- Robert Heinlein)
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To: MrEdd
Perhaps, but I must admit that I really appreciated his tough stance on the Auto Bailout. His recent articles on that issue have been awesome. I don't know if he has a future as a 2012 nominee, but he definitely has a future as a voice for free market economics going forward.

I didn't vote for Romney, but I do respect his leadership in things like turning around the Salt Lake City Olympics. He is the ultimate CEO, but the presidency isn't a Fortune 500 Company.

58 posted on 11/30/2008 3:37:44 PM PST by GipperGal
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To: Clemenza
Otherwise, she will remain the political equivalent of Minnie Pearl.>>>>>>>>>>>>>

In that case I wish every state in the Union was run by a Minnie Pearl.

59 posted on 11/30/2008 3:38:10 PM PST by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, ( member NRA)
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To: lewisglad
These fine folks should represent the GOP baseline, but not the set from which we must choose. The Primaries' pool of candidates should also include the inevitable VP pick for early exposure and vetting. We should have at least 6 potential candidates by early 2010.
60 posted on 11/30/2008 3:38:30 PM PST by Gene Eric
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