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^Conservative^ Presidential Primaries
July 6, 2009 | Jim Robinson

Posted on 07/06/2009 1:34:12 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

Well, the presidential primary sweepstakes is heating up already. Many people have written Sarah Palin off. Heck, many thought she never had a chance anyway and they're gloating about it. And, unfortunately, "conservative" Governor Sanford blew his chances. Keep it zipped up fellas.

And the media, as usual, is panting hard for the most liberal Republican they can find in the primary race. Namely, Governor Slick Willard Romney.

Hey, Romney's ok. IF you're one of those liberal/moderate RINO types that loves big government forcing big government "solutions" for health care, etc, down your throat. AND if you can morally ignore his liberal record in Massachusetts that left the state saddled with a bankrupting state run health care system, taxpayer funded abortions, gay marriage, gun control, sanctuary cities, intrusion and government coercion into private matters, etc, etc, etc, AND you've convinced yourself that it wasn't Slick's fault. The liberals made him do it, etc. They don't call him Kennedy's best friend for nothing, y'know.

But I'm a conservative. That means I'm a social conservative, fiscal conservative, small government conservative, national defense conservative and traditional American heritage conservative. And I will support the conservative candidates who best represent my conservative principles and values. In the very least, my conservative candidate will have a strong pro-Life and Liberty record. And he will have an unblemished fiscally conservative, small government, pro-national security, and pro-national defense record!

Will I sit out the race if a socially liberal RINO is nominated? You betcha. I will not participate in the further destruction of the Republican Party. If the Republican Party continues moving left, it will have left me.

That automatically rules out Romney, Rudy, Paul and any other whacked out fools or RINOs. And thank God the old warhorse McCain is too old and feeble to run again. Please, Arizona, put the old guy out to pasture before he does any more damage to party and country.

Would I support Sarah Palin if she decides to run? You betcha! And I would enthusiastically welcome and support Governor Barbour, Senator Sessions, Congressman Pence or Duncan Hunter, et al. Don't know enough about Jindal to say but I'm willing to listen.

And I'm sure there are other conservatives we should consider. Would like for FReepers to post their favorite presidential hopefuls here and list their conservative credentials for our consideration.

RINOs or social liberals need not apply. Enough with the Swartzeneggers, Giulianis, Romneys, McCains, et al. They NEVER work out for us!!

Thanks,

Jim

P.S. Government funded or forced health care is NOT a constitutional right! It's TYRANNY!!

DONT TREAD ON ME!!


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012gopprimary; conservatism; elections; jimrob; jimrobrant; justsayno2mitt; nomorerinos; palin2012
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1 posted on 07/06/2009 1:34:12 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

But...but...but Saint Mitt is near godlike in stature and power. LOL


2 posted on 07/06/2009 1:36:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Jim Robinson

What a great piece. You summerized the thoughts and feelings of so many freepers in a short space.


3 posted on 07/06/2009 1:36:55 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (we also have the duty to avoid prostituting our Catholic identity by appeals to phony dialogue)
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To: SolidWood; euram; Al B.; SoCalPol; Jeff Head
Would I support Sarah Palin if she decides to run? You betcha!

Woohoo!

4 posted on 07/06/2009 1:36:57 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Dr. Sivana

summerized =summarized


5 posted on 07/06/2009 1:37:14 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (we also have the duty to avoid prostituting our Catholic identity by appeals to phony dialogue)
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To: cripplecreek; fieldmarshaldj; Diogenesis; ejonesie22

Romney is a Socialist bastard.


6 posted on 07/06/2009 1:37:32 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: Diogenesis; fieldmarshaldj

PING


7 posted on 07/06/2009 1:37:32 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Haley Barbour


8 posted on 07/06/2009 1:37:40 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Jim Robinson

Palin/Sessions for me.


9 posted on 07/06/2009 1:38:06 PM PDT by pennboricua
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To: Jim Robinson
Hi Jim... I agree completely!

I hope Sarah Palin is the beginning of a true powerful CONSERVATIVE third Party. Keep talking and as usual thanks for all you have done here at Free Republic.

Bob

10 posted on 07/06/2009 1:39:40 PM PDT by Bob Eimiller (appeasement "it's the idea that if you feed the alligator he will eat you last." Winston Churchill)
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To: Jim Robinson

Stickin’ with Palin.


11 posted on 07/06/2009 1:39:51 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: rabscuttle385

You cannot resist the power of his hair. LOL


12 posted on 07/06/2009 1:40:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Jim Robinson
No Romney, no Huckabee, no Rudy...no RINOs.

And we've got to somehow keep the left from getting them on the ticket like they did McCain.

13 posted on 07/06/2009 1:40:46 PM PDT by Allegra ( Socks)
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To: Jim Robinson

Hunter/DeMint 2012. Accept no substitutes.


14 posted on 07/06/2009 1:40:58 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Jim Robinson

Ted Nugent and Charlie Daniels works for me.


15 posted on 07/06/2009 1:41:22 PM PDT by Normal4me
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To: Jim Robinson

Haley Barbour would be a great choice. i wish he’d find his voice now and start speaking out against the destruction that obama is bringing to this country before the calamity is obvious to everyone. Because by then the liberal media will find a way to blame the GOP and Bush. We need strong voices fighting back NOW.


16 posted on 07/06/2009 1:41:33 PM PDT by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: Jim Robinson
First Palin and the conservatives on talk radio will galvanize the party, take on the State Run Media, take on the Socialists in Congress and not be afraid about it.

Then the fun begins. With the help of the real conservatives on this site and other likeminded sites, the revolution has just begun.

17 posted on 07/06/2009 1:41:55 PM PDT by pennboricua
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To: cripplecreek
You cannot resist the power of his hair. LOL

Sarah Palin has better hair.

18 posted on 07/06/2009 1:42:12 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: Jim Robinson

I agree Jim. I’m not voting the lesser of two evils any more.

I think Sarah is going for the Senate in ‘10.


19 posted on 07/06/2009 1:43:26 PM PDT by Double Tap
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To: Jim Robinson

Yep. The media is going to love Mitt, just like they LOVED McCain....right up until he got the nomination and they eviscerated him in front of our eyes.


20 posted on 07/06/2009 1:43:53 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: pissant

I like that team.


21 posted on 07/06/2009 1:44:16 PM PDT by Double Tap
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To: Jim Robinson

Thank you for saying this. I agree 100%.


22 posted on 07/06/2009 1:44:32 PM PDT by MamaB (Heb.13:2)
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To: Allegra; Jim Robinson
And we've got to somehow keep the left from getting them on the ticket like they did McCain.

If it weren't for "open" primaries, the left wouldn't be able to impose their will on the GOP side of the ticket. We never would have had McCain.

23 posted on 07/06/2009 1:44:53 PM PDT by AAABEST (And the light shineth in darkness: and the darkness did not comprehend it)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m not thinking about 2012 President runs yet. I’m trying to figure out how to throw the commie bastards out of congress in 2010.


24 posted on 07/06/2009 1:45:21 PM PDT by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: Jim Robinson

JOHN BOLTON FOR PRESIDENT!!!!


25 posted on 07/06/2009 1:45:23 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Gov. Palin aboard USS Stennis 6_09
26 posted on 07/06/2009 1:46:16 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: Jim Robinson

I like Palin. I only donated to McCain after he tapped Palin. She’s the best hope we’ve got of radical change in government — probably because she hasn’t come through the brain grinder of 7 years of Ivy League education and then 15 years in Washington or state level politics — after the compulsory stint on Wall Street or at a big law firm — and the country club. She’s still one of “us.”

That said everybody is counting Jindahl out and I don’t think one bad speech ends anything for him.


27 posted on 07/06/2009 1:46:22 PM PDT by Woebama (Paying for my neighbor's mortgage and Wall Street's bonuses sure is hard.)
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To: Jim Robinson
I wont say but a word as you have just stated my exact thoughts. Aloha
28 posted on 07/06/2009 1:46:25 PM PDT by fish hawk (Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it. Psalm 127:1)
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To: Jim Robinson

How about adding to your list:

Congressman Paul Ryan
Senator John Thune
Governor John Hoeven


29 posted on 07/06/2009 1:46:30 PM PDT by moose2004 (Stand up, speak out and help stop Obamacare and GE)
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To: Jim Robinson
Palin/Bachmann 2012 ...

CHICKS RULE!!!

30 posted on 07/06/2009 1:46:49 PM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: Allegra
No Romney, no Huckabee, no Rudy...no RINOs.
And we've got to somehow keep the left from getting them on the ticket like they did McCain.

Close the primaries so only registered GOP can vote.

31 posted on 07/06/2009 1:47:00 PM PDT by skully (I'm an enemy of the planet!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
John Galt
32 posted on 07/06/2009 1:48:28 PM PDT by skully (I'm an enemy of the planet!!)
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To: pissant

Werks fer me.


33 posted on 07/06/2009 1:48:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: skully
No Romney, no Huckabee, no Rudy...no RINOs.

And we've got to somehow keep the left from getting them on the ticket like they did McCain.

Close the primaries so only registered GOP can vote.

*****************

Completely agree!

34 posted on 07/06/2009 1:49:03 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Jim Robinson

To expand on why Haley Barbour... he is not only a principled conservative, he is also a seasoned politician. He knows how the game works, is able to speak well on TV, and is able to operate well with the media.

We need someone not only with the right conservative principles, but also someone with good political instincts.

The worst outcome is someone who is neither conservative nor has good political instincts. Think John McLame, and his decision to suspend his campaign to push the stimulus.


35 posted on 07/06/2009 1:49:24 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: subterfuge
JOHN BOLTON FOR PRESIDENT!!!!

I gotta say, I've recently thought about that possibility.

36 posted on 07/06/2009 1:49:30 PM PDT by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: Jim Robinson

Palin does have powers that the other contenders lack. She is a peach.

Sessions is too mild mannered to even be a VP pick.


37 posted on 07/06/2009 1:49:39 PM PDT by Monterrosa-24 ( ...even more American than a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: pissant
Hunter/DeMint 2012. Accept no substitutes.


38 posted on 07/06/2009 1:50:30 PM PDT by Calpernia (DefendOurFreedoms.Org)
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To: Jim Robinson

Amen! DeMint and Thune look promising as well.

http://www.ontheissues.org/House/John_Thune.htm

http://www.ontheissues.org/senate/jim_demint.htm


39 posted on 07/06/2009 1:51:49 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Jim Robinson

BTTT!

I still prefer Palin, but any real conservative will do.


40 posted on 07/06/2009 1:52:17 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Jim Robinson

I saw a brief news interview with Duncan Hunter, the son, a few months ago.

He was impressive. He will be one to watch after he gets a few years of political experience under his belt.

[And it won’t take that many, considering that The O only had 2 Senate years and Clinton had only 1 full Senate term +20 days in her 2nd term on the national stage.]


41 posted on 07/06/2009 1:53:40 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Jim Robinson
Sarah Palin and Whoever she picks. we left Bachmann of the list also I would like to see her in there somewhere.
42 posted on 07/06/2009 1:54:43 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Domandred
,"I’m not thinking about 2012 President runs yet. I’m trying to figure out how to throw the commie bastards out of congress in 2010."

The Conservatives who have honest Presidental aspirations need to start speaking out NOW & backing conservatives who will run for Congress in 2010.

That new Congress will be in place for the new Conservative President to get off to a running start, from day 1 of the swearing in ceremony.

43 posted on 07/06/2009 1:54:59 PM PDT by LADY J (T)
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To: Jim Robinson

Of course, McCain is hinting at running again.


44 posted on 07/06/2009 1:55:02 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Jim Robinson

My thoughts on Romney, reflect your thoughts on him identically. He’s not what he is trying to tell folks he is. So not only is he a TedFord Wife, he’s a lefty and a damned liar to boot.

I thought Sarah made a mistake that will cost her some support. I will support her if she runs. I hope enough Independents and Democrats do too, so she’ll be viable candidate.

The views of Duncan Hunter come the closest to my own. He’d have to do a whole lot better organizationally, for him to be viable. I honestly wish he could do it. He’s rock solid.

As for Governor Barbour, Senator Sessions, Congressman Pence, I’d have to learn more. I have liked a lot of what I have seen about Barbour, but I’d like to know more as a candidate, so I could solidify support.

I know a lot of folks panned Jindal’s response to the State of the Union (or whatever that was) last year, LOL. Although he could have laid down the law on what he thought Obama was going to do, I think that would have been seen as consummately unfair. Not by us, but by the general public. He was elected. He was newly installed, there wasn’t much you could say that we would have liked, that would have been well received in that time frame. Next January, we tee off.

Jindal had a tough task. He handled it very well. Of course the media lambasted him. Stop and thing about it folks. He talked about his immigrant parents, and his grass roots. Tell me you don’t think the media panning that wasn’t a little suspicious.

Jindal has governed well. I think he’s a good guy.

More power to him, and also the other people mentioned. We expect big things from one of them, or an as yet unknown.

Please folks, no more McCain. No more Romney. Huckabee has a great day job now, (My dad would call lightening down from heaven) so let’s let him do what he does best (part of the time)... talk.

Huckabee came to the first Inauguration Ball under Bush, and brought his band with him. They were great. As a person I do like him. As a politician, he’s a great player in the band. Sorry Huck.


45 posted on 07/06/2009 1:55:56 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (_Resident of the United States and Kenya's favorite son, Baraaaack Hussein Obamaaaa...)
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To: rabscuttle385

Thank heaven we’re basing this on hair. McCain, you’re follicles are numbered...


46 posted on 07/06/2009 1:56:41 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (_Resident of the United States and Kenya's favorite son, Baraaaack Hussein Obamaaaa...)
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To: skully
Sarah should promise them cabinet positions if they support her candidacy:

Romney: Sec Treas
Rudy: Homeland Security
McCain: Sec Def
Huckster: WH press sec (I'd love to see the exchange between Huck and Helen Thomas :^)

I can dream, can't I?

47 posted on 07/06/2009 1:57:27 PM PDT by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: B Knotts

Bolton ALWAYS knows what to say, how to say it and pulls no punches. He NEVER accepts the liberals’ premise. That is the key!


48 posted on 07/06/2009 1:57:36 PM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

It’s never too early to think ahead. I’m a conserve American citizens first conservative, not an idealog. There will be no recovery until there is a job recovery. I’m waiting for the candidate who will get out front in advocating restoring the exported jobs to the economy. I don’t see one.

We have been living in a ‘sell only’ economic model featuring more Walmarts, Shopping centers and strip malls. The consumer’s lack of earning money is obscured by the government providing consumer stimulus to keep goosing up the ‘sell only’ economy. That well is running dry.

Real trade is we buy from you and you buy from us. If our trade partners won’t fulfill that arrangement then we need to stop exporting factories and dollars and MAKE HERE, MAKE NOW.


49 posted on 07/06/2009 1:58:39 PM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: DoughtyOne
Huckabee has a great day job now

Suckabee is a bastard too.

In 2007, he joined McLame in supporting cap-and-tax.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601070&sid=aYDB2MPIf0EU&refer=politics

50 posted on 07/06/2009 1:58:40 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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