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Bush-Cheney 2012?
The Daily Beast ^ | May 20, 2009 | Reihan Salam

Posted on 05/19/2009 2:55:58 PM PDT by Lou Budvis

Over the weekend, President Obama named Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, a telegenic Republican moderate, as his pick for ambassador to China, removing one possible 2012 challenger from the fray. Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina, a straight-shooting right-winger I find it impossible to dislike, is loved by conservative activists, but not always by his fellow South Carolinians. Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska has, for a variety of reasons, not all of them entirely fair, become a national punchline. My guess is that Republican primary voters won’t bite, just as Iowa Democrats turned against Howard Dean at the last possible moment. Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota is lacking in star wattage. Because Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana is not insane, he's keeping his powder dry until 2016, and the same might even be true of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. As for Mike Huckabee, who has become a scourge of bailout capitalism, his failure to make headway outside of his evangelical base suggests that he's fundamentally a niche candidate.

The missing candidate, then, is Jeb Bush, a successful two-term governor of a big swing state with sterling conservative credentials, a record of appealing to Latino voters, and the raw brainpower and rhetorical skill to match Barack Obama.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; cheney; globalists; jebbush; rino; rinobush; rinoparty
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I kind of like the thought of Cheney returning as veep. A lot of dims would tear themselves in two like Rumplestiltsin.
1 posted on 05/19/2009 2:55:59 PM PDT by Lou Budvis
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To: Lou Budvis

Cheney/Palin 2012!


2 posted on 05/19/2009 2:57:20 PM PDT by avacado
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To: avacado

“Cheney/Palin 2012!”

More like it and that would fry the Rats in their own juce.


3 posted on 05/19/2009 2:58:47 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Lou Budvis

I’ll pass on dynasties.


4 posted on 05/19/2009 2:59:03 PM PDT by library user
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To: Lou Budvis

Great a Bangladeshi RINO chiming in... BARF.


5 posted on 05/19/2009 2:59:21 PM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to become slaves of Washington.")
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To: Lou Budvis

No more Bushes!


6 posted on 05/19/2009 2:59:43 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: avacado

I could live with that combination.


7 posted on 05/19/2009 2:59:44 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Those that have nothing to hide welcome debate.)
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To: Lou Budvis

Dick Cheney/John Bolton 2012!!


8 posted on 05/19/2009 2:59:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("The unarmed man is not just defenseless - he is also contemptible." Machiavelli)
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To: Lou Budvis

Cheney without the Bush is best.


9 posted on 05/19/2009 3:00:23 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Those that have nothing to hide welcome debate.)
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To: Lou Budvis

Nope.

No more Bushes.
No more Kennedys.
No more Clintons.
Or anyone else within their ‘circle of influence.’

Enough!

Leave Mr. Cheney alone and let the man fly-fish and enjoy his grandkids. He’s MORE than earned it. :)


10 posted on 05/19/2009 3:01:30 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Lou Budvis

Sarah Palin of Alaska has, for a variety of reasons, not all of them entirely fair, become a national punchline.”

******

Only amongst the chattering classes and the hard left, and they won’t decide the nominee.


11 posted on 05/19/2009 3:01:41 PM PDT by bereanway (Sarah get your gun)
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To: Lou Budvis
Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska has, for a variety of reasons, not all of them entirely fair, become a national punchline. My guess is that Republican primary voters won’t bite...

Salam is in for a little surprise...

BTW what part of the smearing of Palin does he consider "fair" and "deserved".

12 posted on 05/19/2009 3:02:23 PM PDT by SolidWood (Palin: "We do not want to become slaves of Washington.")
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To: Lou Budvis

He who governs least governs best.

Cheney for Veep (for military/defense issues).

I haven’t seen anyone come out wanting to slash pork and corruption as much as Palin.

So Palin/Cheney, IMHO


13 posted on 05/19/2009 3:02:29 PM PDT by P.O.E.
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To: avacado
Apart from everything else can be said against Cheney, how's it going to look if he runs in 2012 after having sat out 2008?

Either he's too sick to be President (four heart attacks), or he's not. If he's the guy who sat out the last election and gave us Obama, he's not going to get another chance -- and he won't.

14 posted on 05/19/2009 3:02:50 PM PDT by x
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To: Lou Budvis

Sarah Palin is only a national punchline in the minds of mine numbed robots.

I like her and will continue to support her.


15 posted on 05/19/2009 3:04:12 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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This is as likely as a meteor crashing into Pelosi’s car while she is hauling a car full of clowns.


16 posted on 05/19/2009 3:05:05 PM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: Lou Budvis

I thought you were talking Liz Cheney. She kiscks liberal ass...


17 posted on 05/19/2009 3:06:38 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: Lou Budvis
At Cheney's stage in life and with his health issues, that ain't gonna happen.

Jeb Bush is terrific. He did a great job in Florida and was very popular there. Jeb doesn't waffle on conservative principles like his brother and he can actually explain why conservative ideas are better than liberal. If only he had a different brother and last name, he'd be at the top of most lists.

18 posted on 05/19/2009 3:09:17 PM PDT by colorado tanker ("Lastly, I'd like to apologize for America's disproportionate response to Pearl Harbor . . . ")
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To: Lou Budvis

If I see another Bush related to our former presidents, on the Republican ticket in my lifetime, I will change parties and never come back.


19 posted on 05/19/2009 3:09:17 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama is mentally a child of ten. Just remember that when he makes statements and issues policy.)
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To: Lou Budvis
The difference between Bush and Obama.

I'LL NEVER TRUST OBAMA!! He's a self serving ...........!!

20 posted on 05/19/2009 3:09:56 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Lou Budvis

>>The missing candidate, then, is Jeb Bush, a successful two-term governor of a big swing state with sterling conservative credentials, a record of appealing to Latino voters, and the raw brainpower and rhetorical skill<<

No.


21 posted on 05/19/2009 3:11:36 PM PDT by gondramB
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To: Sacajaweau

We need a new face thats the opposite of 0. A war hero perhaps :-)


22 posted on 05/19/2009 3:11:44 PM PDT by omega4179 (Boycott government communist tractor factories!)
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To: jessduntno

“I thought you were talking Liz Cheney. She kiscks liberal ass...”

She seems to be doing a good job of that lately. What do you make of this:

[snip]LIZ CHENEY, ROMNEY SENIOR FOREIGN POLICY ADVISER: Well, it’s great to be here. Thanks, John. I think that clearly, Gov. Romney, when you look across the whole range of issues and challenges our next president is going to have to face, is the one best suited to face those challenges. He has got a very clear record on issues like cutting taxes. Sen. McCain also voted against the Bush tax cuts in 2001 and 2003, for example, in addition to the list you mentioned before.....As I looked at the candidates, it became clear to me, absolutely that Gov. Romney was the man who would best lead this country.” Jan. 29, 2008

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,326374,00.html


23 posted on 05/19/2009 3:13:03 PM PDT by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: avacado

There you go!!!


24 posted on 05/19/2009 3:13:32 PM PDT by dusttoyou (Remember the Alamo Tea Party - CHENEY-PALIN 2012)
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To: rabscuttle385

“No more Bushes!”

Louder!

Good grief, ‘conservatives’ are acting like wives who get beaten, forget in a week and crawl back for more.


25 posted on 05/19/2009 3:15:11 PM PDT by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: gondramB

I always liked Jeb better than W and I think it’s unfortunate that he’ll probably never get his chance, but W has made the name too radioactive.

A Palin / (Liz or Dick) Cheney ticket, however, would cause such hysteria I almost want to see it happen.


26 posted on 05/19/2009 3:16:56 PM PDT by Lou Budvis (Producers of the World - Unite!)
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To: Lou Budvis

“Sterling coservative credentials”? I wonder what Salam has in his hookah!


27 posted on 05/19/2009 3:17:04 PM PDT by Dionysius (Jingoism is no vice in these troubled times.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

THAT would be killer. I love ‘em both.


28 posted on 05/19/2009 3:17:07 PM PDT by Gator113 (Weak-coward-racist-white hating-lying-traitor= Surrender Monkey in Chief-B. Hussein Obama...)
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To: AuntB
Alright.

NO...
MORE...
BUSHES!

29 posted on 05/19/2009 3:17:30 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: Lou Budvis

Continuing effort to steer the party away from Palin, whom the left fears most of all.


30 posted on 05/19/2009 3:18:17 PM PDT by raptor29
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To: raptor29

They fear her b/c she doesn’t fear them, i.e. blasting ND’s invite to 0bama.


31 posted on 05/19/2009 3:20:21 PM PDT by Lou Budvis (Producers of the World - Unite!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Yep!


32 posted on 05/19/2009 3:22:09 PM PDT by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: sickoflibs; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued

Please, for the love of God, no more Bushes!


33 posted on 05/19/2009 3:23:07 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: AuntB

This column was so dumb, I couldn’t let it go.

There are conservatives who don’t get it. Reihan is one of them.

Best,

Chris


34 posted on 05/19/2009 3:23:27 PM PDT by section9 (Major Motoko Kusanagi says, "Jesus is Coming. Everybody look busy...")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I love both of them but don’t give them much a chance. Glen Beck had Bolton on today and he was great as always.


35 posted on 05/19/2009 3:24:28 PM PDT by fish hawk (The trouble with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: Lou Budvis

Exactly. The question will be, how many of the non-thinking, able-to-be-influenced mush-heads on our side will allow the vermin in the MSM to convince them Palin can’t win? Hell, if they would have run her out there a couple months earlier this past election, that stiff McCain would have beaten the commie.


36 posted on 05/19/2009 3:24:49 PM PDT by raptor29
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To: rabscuttle385

Yeah obambi is such an improvement.


37 posted on 05/19/2009 3:35:47 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: Lou Budvis

You can bet your last dollar that I will not vote for such a ticket.


38 posted on 05/19/2009 3:36:49 PM PDT by GingisK
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To: AuntB

I don’t get it...except the stubborn Pubs are always ready to give it to the “next guy in line” and that is Romney, unfortunately...why she would go in with him, I don’t get, though...he sure ain’t her old man’s type of man...


39 posted on 05/19/2009 3:37:16 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: freekitty
Sarah Palin is a national punchline because she is not pro-abortion, she likes to hunt and she is a Christian in values.

I can't think of anything the MSM hates worse except for President Bush who went after the terrorists.

40 posted on 05/19/2009 3:39:03 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: GingisK

“You can bet your last dollar that I will not vote for such a ticket.”

By then, that’s all I’ll have...my last dollar...and CHANGE...


41 posted on 05/19/2009 3:39:44 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: section9

Reihan Salam has written various Sanford love notes, so his comments re Gov. Palin no surprise.


42 posted on 05/19/2009 3:40:48 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: rabscuttle385
No more Bushes!

Thank you for your comment Rev. Jackson.

43 posted on 05/19/2009 3:44:02 PM PDT by Chunga (Vote Republican)
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To: Lou Budvis

He** no, I won’t go! Well, you get the idea. I will not vote for another Bush, Cheney I could vote for, Bush, NO.


44 posted on 05/19/2009 3:46:29 PM PDT by calex59
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To: rabscuttle385

Thanks. That’s better.


45 posted on 05/19/2009 3:56:02 PM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: jessduntno
By then, that’s all I’ll have...my last dollar...and CHANGE...

You might be entirely correct.

46 posted on 05/19/2009 4:02:04 PM PDT by GingisK
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To: rabscuttle385

bush was awesome.

I would definitely take him again.

His critic have greatly encouraged our nations enemies.


47 posted on 05/19/2009 4:09:11 PM PDT by lonestar67 ("I love my country a lot more than I love politics," President George W. Bush)
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To: Lou Budvis

No Thanks! Two were quite enough, a bit too much. Jeb may be the best of the three, but the Bush time is over.


48 posted on 05/19/2009 4:10:05 PM PDT by pallis
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To: lonestar67; sickoflibs; Impy
bush was awesome. I would definitely take him again.

Sorry, I don't vote for miserable failures, regardless of what letters follow their names.

49 posted on 05/19/2009 4:21:42 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: Chunga; AuntB
Thank you for your comment Rev. Jackson.

Ah, the Party Firster speaks.

50 posted on 05/19/2009 4:25:03 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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