Skip to comments.If the grassroots TEA Party movement could nominate a candidate for president, who would it be?
Posted on 07/09/2009 11:51:22 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
The TEA Party movement is all about smaller, more representative government. We are fed up with our unresponsive, ever expanding and totally out of control BIG government.
We feel our elected officials and politicians of both political parties have failed us and no longer represent our interests or the country we love, and no longer deserve our support. The Democrat party is totally lost to Marxism and the Republican party is not far behind. I've heard thousands of people saying it's time to kick them ALL out!
Rebellion is brewing!
If we the members of the grassroots TEA Party movement could nominate a candidate for president, who would it be?
Well, obviously, it should not be a leading member of either of the two major political parties that have failed us so miserably that we're now on the brink of rebellion. No beltway insiders please. No next in line it's my turn candidates. No try again candidates. No media's choice candidates. No slick-haired, smooth talking, two-faced political hacks. Big government, big spending northeastern moderates need not apply.
Time for a fresh face. Time for someone who walks the walk as well as talks the talk. Someone who actually believes in America, believes in small government, believes in freedom, believes the people can and will fend for themselves and do not need or want a government nanny.
Time for an outsider. Time for an outcast. Someone who is not contaminated with Washington politics as usual. Someone with a record of standing up for individual rights, smaller government, smaller taxes, traditional American values, national pride, national defense. Someone who speaks from the heart and connects with we the people by speaking the truth and by truly representing our individual interests and individual freedoms.
Enough with Marxism! We need someone who will say No to more BIG government programs! Say NO to socialist BIG government health care systems! NO to BIG government takeover of private enterprise! NO to crippling BIG government energy boondoggles! NO to global warming hoaxes! NO to BIG spending, BIG taxes, BIG government!
But YES to American individuality, American freedom, American resourcefulness, American independence and the American can do spirit! And YES to American pride, patriotism and national defense!
And YES to good old American know how!
It's good to be American! It's good to be FREE!
Drill baby drill!
Sarah Palin, Jim DeMint, Jeff Sessions, Michelle Bachman, Haley Barbour all come to mind.
I am VERY curious to see the answers to this question. Maybe Fred, but I suspect the clear answer will be SP.
Palin/Thompson or DeMint
Hands down - SARAH PALIN!!
Palin/Bachman or Palin/Barbour
Hunter/DeMint 2012. Accept no substitutes.
Palin/DeMint or vice versa. Duncan Hunter Secretary of Defense.
Is there any question? Sarah will lead the TEA Party to victory in 2012.
Actually, put Duncan Hunter in charge of Homeland Security.
Sarah Palin and Janice Rogers Brown.
Me. HAHAHA, just kidding.
Congressman Jeff Flake and Governor Mitch Daniels come to mind.
You betcha, it’s Sarah!
We all have our lines in the sand. To each his own. One of mine was TARP. Gov. Palin and McCain both supported TARP.
Palin plus a black conservative woman like Janice Rogers Brown would drive the RATs crazy. Would be fun to watch.
Sarah the Barracuda of course!
Palin/Hunter OR Hunter/Palin
I want to watch Palin slap around Omoslem.
She’s the only one who’ll do it.
Every other candidate is so McLame.
I’m actually trying to promote a Palin/Cain ticket on some other sites!
I haven’t seen anyone post the Romney/Steve-B ticket yet.
Remember, while we protest out of control government and spending, there are the homeless, drug addicts, the Underpaid folks working at ACORN and in the various unions like Teamsters and SEIU, not to mention all the Blue States, run by liberals, perennially voted into power by leeches of the state that need that precious scratch we put in to the public coffer. Remember that the Democrats are just well meaning folk who want to help you solve every little problem in your life.
Romney and Steve-B promise to help too!
“We all have our lines in the sand. To each his own. One of mine was TARP. Gov. Palin and McCain both supported TARP.”
Exactly. Who will be acceptable to everyone? No one.
Palin, Nuge, Beck, etc... Any combo thereof.
“Actually, put Duncan Hunter in charge of Homeland Security.”
I’d prefer Hunter as Sec. of Defense and abolish the DHS.
“Gov. Palin and McCain both supported TARP.”
McCain supported TARP, Gov Palin was already on the ticket and supporting McCain.
I would Humbly aks that you read the entire post.
Okay, so if it’s a bad idea they should just support it? Nonsense.
Actually, get rid of Homeland Security. Just another big gov boondoggle that solves nothing, accomplishes nothing and was an appeasement offering to the big gov lovers to begin with.
Oh, and GO SARAH!!
Palin, DeMint, Fred, Ron Paul, Michelle Bachmann.
Oops! Please forgive me. :-) I jumped the gun. :-)
Sorry, but the tea parties will not do it. No real power there but just wishful thinking. Keep hearing it's a start. Right! Now if there were recall partitions in States that have RAT senators, then the real rebellion would be started. Can't wait until 2010, damage by then would be catastrophic.
If you are on the ticket in the middle of the campaign, and the Presidential candidate takes a position, as the VP candidate, you take that position as well.
An independent Sarah Palin is not a TARP supporter. Just as she refused to receive large portions of the Porkulus bill, but was overridden by the legislature.
Sarah certainly fits the bill. I would also nominate my own Congresscritter Randy Forbes, one of the few real conservatives to have survived up on Capitol Hill.
Palin / Petraeus
Sarah Palin, of course.
Generally, anyone who takes the Constitution for what it is: a list of limited granted powers, beyond which no allowance is given.
Palin is the best we have for the time being.
I just tend to be leery of the whole “personality cult” thing, whichever side it may be on.
I like your style.
I would like to see these people, and several more, put on a committee of sorts to travel around for the next two years taking the conservative cause to the people in every state, at every level. Mix and match them in their appearances and have them go into areas with all kinds of demographics. Let's see how people react to them. At some point one or two of them will begin to stand out.
Glad to see you are an impartial observer here. She has not even said she is running. My personal choice for a ticket would be Quayle/Palin, but that's just me.