Skip to comments.The Long-Distance Runner (Be afraid, be very afraid for 2012)
Posted on 08/30/2009 10:25:41 AM PDT by Replace all Democrats
Just before Thanksgiving last year, a group of former aides to Mitt Romney convened at his salmon-colored Belmont home, many of them gathering for the first time since Romney had disbanded his presidential campaign some nine months before. Romney had invited them for a post-mortem of the election weeks earlier, the type of dispassionate assessment that the Harvard Business School alumnus so enjoyed. But over cookies, they found few of the metrics for success that Romney prized -- Republicans had been decisively thumped at all levels -- and his attention shifted from 2008 to the future.
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That pretty much tells you all you need to know about Romney.
A frigging pink house....
I would vote for Romney in a heads up battle against Obama, but in no way do I want him as our candidate. I’m afraid Palin would be eaten alive by the media, but I would find it refreshing to see her as the candidate in 2012.
My opinion is we need a man’s man... a Reagan, John Wayne type of candidate. I haven’t seen him emerge yet, but there is time. It certainly has to be someone with powerful speaking skills.
Do what your conscience tells you, not someone else’s.
We are stuck in a bind there. If we rebel in the 2012 elections and run our own conservative candidate then we and the RINO split the election and BHO gets a massive mandate. We could lose everything and give Obama 4 lame duck years to ruin America without the risk of him losing office in 2016. I fear for our party. Where’s our generation’s Goldwater or Reagan? We need you.
Are they going to have a special election for Ted’s seat?
Pray for America
Last thing we need is Palin. It is my honest opinion that she foisted herself onto McCain and that he wasn’t actively seeking her out. I don’t like Palin. I do believe that she cost us a lot of votes. Hispanics and women did not like Obama. However, when Sarah Palin got on the ticket they suddenly put away their anger and hate because of their honest distaste for her.
We should have run a Hispanic, a Hispanic woman or a woman who could have at least held her own intellectually which I never got the feeling that Palin could. Kay Bailey Hutchinson would have been inspired politically. Women like her, a lot of the same women that liked Hillary and that combined with the fact that we were running against a black opponent would have won us the election.
I would say though that the best candidate for 2012 would be someone like Riley or Barbour though I get the feeling that Barbour is going to become damaged goods as he’ll soon begin taking the blame for Mississippi’s economic woes.
What we need is a strong ethnic Catholic.
Does the GOP really understand what that means? It means that the GOP candidate needs to be a Conservative Republican.
Last time we tried that was 1980 and 1984. Worked pretty well both times.
I’m not sure it is going to matter who the Pubs nominate and who each of us votes for.
The people who decide the election are not the voters, but the people who will count the votes (see Stalin). I’m rapidly losing confidence that we will ever have a true, honest election from here forward.
This woman (and Texan) thinks that Kay Bailey Hutchison is a major RINO.
I’m still trying to figure out why the Republicans seem to despise Sarah as much as the Dems.
Even ole backstabber Chambliss started dissing her after SHE helped him get reelected.
I have no use for any of them anymore.
I would be wary of 2010 also. At this point in time, the Socialists have achieved their goal. They have in their hand and all they have to do is close their hand around it.
Now, as hard they had to work to accomplish this, they are not about to give it all up merely because they were outvoted.
With the Democrats controlling both Houses of Congress and the Whitehouse, there will br fraud and intimidation on a scale never seen anywhere in the world.
I’d like to see them change the way the primaries are done. Ohio was a swing state for several elections, yet never had a say in who the candidate would be. All states should have a say.
There’s a reason we don’t do FR polls anymore. It may well be because there were a lot more Mitt supporters here than was comfortable.
However, we have worked very hard at chasing away Mitt voters, and Mormons in general, since last year.
Only Sarah can keep Sarah off the ballot. If she raises money, gets experience, speaks clearly and with force, she could well be the nominee.
Romney must not be the candidate in 2012!
GOP 2010, Palin 2012!
(BTW I wouldn't mind seeing Sarah on the bottom of the ticket at all with a good candidate...she's plenty young enough to run for President a few years down the road.)
I think the point was the Hutchison has the same toughness that Hillary is perceived by women to have. So in that sense, Hutchison probably would’ve won more Hillary Democrats than Sarah Palin did.
No more Romney. No more old goats who thing they should get the nomination because it’s their turn (Dole, McCain). No more Republican Establishment.
My guess is you're a troll, but I'll try to address this honestly. First off, Palin is the ONLY reason McCain did as well as he did...he was a disastrous candidate.
Palin is the victim of a vicious, unfair, and unwarranted attack by the media. Compare the way the disaster that is Joe Biden was handled, compared with the "intellectual lightweight" Sarah Palin. Joe shows little of anything resembling intelligence, IMO.
The only reason "Hispanics and women" didn't like Sarah was the constant, dogmatic pounding by the press. I actually know several women myself who love Sarah, so the feeling is by no means universal even after the smear campaign.
I think if Sarah sticks to core Reagan Republican principles and policies as we go towards 2012, she'll do exceptionally well. I hope she sharpens her tongue and wit so she can skewer some members of the press (Katie Couric!) along the way.