Skip to comments.Eric Cantor (R) dodges question on Palin's qualification (He's scared of Palin)
Posted on 12/13/2009 7:57:46 PM PST by 4rcane
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say what you want to what I’m about to say—but Romney i don’t think can make it that far based on his personality. in this media age where SNL and the Tonight Show actually DO play a role in shaping people’s perspectives—Romney doesn’t have the talent.
i have to do more research on Jindal, but my hope is for a Palin/Jindal ticket...Jindal (from what I know) is a solid conservative, he has a high approval rating as governor of Louisiana, he brings ethnic diversity (and religious diversity, he’s Catholic) to the ticket, seems to have good character, a down to earth family...He has a nice affable personality, — yet he’s reserved enough to not upstage someone like Palin but complement her. Yeah, my hope is for Palin/Jindal.
“say what you want to what Im about to saybut Romney i dont think can make it that far based on his personality. in this media age where SNL and the Tonight Show actually DO play a role in shaping peoples perspectivesRomney doesnt have the talent.” — *** To clarify what I mean by that, is Romney is simply NOT likable and THAT does play a factor in this media age. I don’t think he came off well in the debates, I can’t imagine him giving an inspiring convention speech—he’s a good fundraiser and has a lot of money himself, but he can’t motivate the type of grassroots support the way Obama or someone like Palin can.
i have to do more research on Jindal, but my hope is for a Palin/Jindal ticket...Jindal (from what I know) is a solid conservative, he has a high approval rating as governor of Louisiana, he brings ethnic diversity (and religious diversity, hes Catholic) to the ticket, seems to have good character, a down to earth family...He has a nice affable personality, yet hes reserved enough to not upstage someone like Palin but complement her. Yeah, my hope is for Palin/Jindal.
and who gives a shite about that...I sure don't...we got diversity out the ying yang occupying the White House right now and it stinks to high heaven
man...I can't get over what passes for conservatism to day...obsession with identity politics
I support who I agree with and who can get elected. Palin is the best I've seen in decades since...Magnus...an outstanding old school traditional WHITE MALE with a folksy country sounding accent and he basically brought America out of another radical's reign depression and defeated the Soviets.
Jindahl is ideologically good but flat as a speaker and bring nothing....Palin has the Deep South white vote in a lock which is why she hardly hit here on her book tour.
She will need someone balancing who brings something she doesn't have...(there is a great segue on that but I will refrain).
In the meantime you will insist on constantly digging at her and her supporters? Not very convincing.
People get on threads and dig at candidates that they want to bring down, or stop, not ones that they think will be their favorite.
and about Jindal would bringing diversity as an Indian-American and a Catholic—Catholicism freaks a lot less people out than Mormonism.
ouch...that musta left a mark
What? Doesn’t he think she’s over 35 and a natural-born citizen who’s lived here for the past 14 years?
Show one instance where I have ever taken a dig at Palin. I haven’t. This is another example of your desire to distort others’ positions. I have repeatedly said I like her and respect her and she is under consideration but I am not ready to jump on her bandwagon—it is FAR too soon.
LOL, here you are on this very thread, post after post telling people to back off their support of Palin, even as you insult them over and over.
You are not very convincing at all, but we do get your message.
So what is my message?
I agree on your point about religion as well...being a Mormon is a minus in the Republican Party at this point...do you think Cantor being Jewish is a negative? I think he is the only Jewish Republican at the national level...magritte
It must have been a small minority of FReepers that have since been purged because the amount of support Rudy had leading up to 2008 was miniscule compared to the Palin tidal wave that is sweeping across America.
I agree with you. I am sick of the way they answer questions by NOT answering. What a wimp. And I am getting very furious to see people starting to compare Governor Sarah Palin to Annie Oakley ---- yeah, right, like Governor Palin needs that frontier wild annie the shooter thrown & plastered all over her. Sarah is PRESIDENTIAL, not some weird rodeo sideshow.
Are there ANY conservatives in D.C.?
You said it FRiend. If the R’s nominate the wrong person it will be the lowest election turnout in US History and Ozero will be re-elected.
Did you notice the first sentence in that post?
It was explained to me by another freeper that Governor Bobby Jindal isn’t a natural born citizen — because his parents were foreign students when he was born here in the USA; only NBCs are qualified to be prez, except perhaps for BHO. LOL
I think that you are right that in that case OzerO will win; however, I also believe that there will be a HUGE turnout of people who write her in.
Governor Bobby Jindal is not a natural born citizen, according to what another freeper posted to me the other day.
Yes hp! That will surely send the loudest message and will insure that the R’s learn the lesson that they should have in ‘08.
No, actually no mark left at all...that was my political prediction for 2012 at the time (Aug 25 2008) with the candidates available...at the time, the 2012 race looked like a rematch between Huckabee and Romney...now it’s looking like a 3-way race with the addition of Palin ...Cantor is still lingering on the VP edges...magritte
That could not have been "explained" because it has not been settled whether an American citizen that is born in the United States is ineligible to be president.
I see threats that unless Palin is the nominee, they will sit out the election. There was a thread earlier that said unless someone was willing to commit to Palin now, they should be purged from the Republican party.
These kinds of threats do nothing to get supporters on board. I do not understand the necessity of having this thing settled 3 years before the election. I'll let you support whomever you want and I ask for patience for those of us who want to take more time.
Your current bizarre prediction is that for some odd reason the clandestine democrat crossover primary voters, instead of voting for some lame candidate like Romney, will instead vote for the GOP candidate that already has the highest support among republicans.
The Democrats I’ve talked to here in MO think Palin is a moron and will bring certain defeat if she runs in 2012, killing off conservatives once and for all...I know that’s anecdotal, but it ties in with the smugness I see on television as well...do you have any Democrat friends or colleagues that think Palin has a chance in the world of being elected President??...magritte
You don’t have a position except to get on a Palin thread and mock her FR support, and insult posters like JR and the ones here, as childish for trying to promote the conservative of their choice.
Your problem is clearly Palin.
Romney is done.
Palin is a snowball and the old GOP turds know it.
Thanks for the link...Jindal is in that in-between area...someone will have to decide on the NBC...Congress? Supreme Court?
I wouldn’t call it ‘worship’. But yes I do believe that Sarah Palin is front and center right now articulating what the people want: The restoration of America.
The other potential candidates who stand alongside Sarah are people like Michelle Bachmann (who I would support), Fred Thompson (who has no chance), and Jim DeMint (who I support).
You can choose to diminish Palin supporters by accusing them of Obama style ‘worship’ but I choose to call it passion for our future. A lukewarm candidate who is willing to work with progressives to let them inch us further away from our historical foundations just won’t do anymore. Although the leaders in the Republican party seem to think they can continue to play that game.
Hey Wardaddy...could easily be that Romney won’t run...so far, however, there’s really no reason for him not to...he’s got time, he’s got money, he got 4,000,000 primary votes last time...same with the Huckster (sans the money)...I honestly believe to dismiss them is at Conservative’s peril...take care...magritte
Please do not misunderstand my position. I like Palin, too and she’s on my list but I am not ready to jump on her bandwagon now. There is too far to go and I resent the hostility of the rabid Palin fans that if someone wants more time, they’re being misquoted and their positions are being misrepresented.
I think the steadfast support for Palin is a reaction to the kingmaker style of politics that allowed the media and the republican party establshment to anoint John McCain as our candidate in 2008. And of course Bob Dole in the 90’s.
In other words the conservative base of the Republican party is saying: Palin or someone better if you can find someone better. But we are done with the namby-pamby politics of personal enrichment at the expense of our future.
Palin has it all. And the inside-the-beltway media & politicians are working overtime to diminish and marginalize her. Good luck with that. It only makes our support for her stronger.
It will probably be two more years before I get on board with someone. Do you not think it possible you may change your mind between now and then?
Of course there is a long way to go. In 2006 everyone assumed Hillary had it in the bag.
I am firmly in the Palin for President camp. I don’t care if everyone is on board with that. The process will play itself out. However, the Republican party had better realize that the electorate is in no mood for politics as usual and pre-selected candidates. If they manipulate the process and present us with yet another moderate willing to trade our freedoms for the party’s benefit then they are in for a rude awakening. Because I will not vote for another such person.
Who knows? I could love Obama by then. HA!
Palin/Bachmann 2012 Making history.
Perhaps we will have to have some precedent setting cases, first,hey? LOLOL
A secondary result of attempts to ruin Palin is that Romney's never going anywhere politically after what happenned during 2008.
The way the dems get people elected is they all get on the band wagon. Conservatives need to do the same but they need to do it for conservatives only and not for McCains and Cantors and Romneys.
And this is the way it should be.
However, I do not feel that the "Republican Party" crammed McCain down our throats. I sincerely believe McCain survived for more than one reason.
I live in Iowa and we are courted by all these campaigns. When a friend of mine went to work for McCain, I let the friend know what I thought of it but he was the last man standing. It wasn't my choice but like I said, he was the last man standing. We had too many candidates and some stayed in too long. I was a Thompson supporter and have never been sorry.
You make an interesting observation. There is no way you’re ever going to get Republicans to agree upon a single candidate. Trying to control Republicans is like herding cats. I’ve seen it up close. You do not tell Republicans what they are going to do.
The MSM is so snide & sarcastic that they can't even say Sarah's surname without smirking --- that "interview" arranged by those Romney Aides of McCain's with Little Miss Katie Couric is NOT going to be forgotten anytime during KT's lifetime, nor the political lifetimes of Nicole Wallace and Mitt Romney.
So I think that the passion is based on Honest Hostility and a sense of protectiveness AKA, "How dare you????"
Obama worship was predicated upon the deification of a clinical narcissist.
Entirely different things.
The MSM is so snide & sarcastic that they can't even say her name without smirking --- that "interview" arranged by Romney Aides with Little Miss Katie Couric is NOT going to be forgotten anytime during KT's lifetime, nor the political lifetimes of Nicole Wallace and Mitt Romney.
I think that the passion is based on Hostility and a sense of protectiveness AKA, "How dare you????"
Obama worship was predicated upon the deification of a clinical narcissist.
Entirely different things.
“You can choose to diminish Palin supporters by accusing them of Obama style worship but I choose to call it passion for our future.”
You can call it anything you like but it all boils down to blind faith and in anyting other than religious issues that will eventually spell disaster when your blind faith hits the wall of reality.
Especially in politics.
All I ask is you don’t take us all down with you.
Blame the party leaders if the ship goes down. They are the ones who want conservatives to go sit in a corner. McCain would have been giving us socialist health care and amnesty for illegals the same as Obama.
Passion is not ‘blind faith’. Not sure how you equate the two. I am passionately supporting Sarah Palin based on what I’ve seen, heard, read about her and her beliefs which match closely to my own. Blind faith would be believing in something in spite of no evidence.
The Republican party is really worried. They don’t know how to get the genie back in the bottle. She just won’t obey them. That’s because Palin’s not working for the Republicans - she’s speaking for Americans. No wonder they’re just not that into her.
The problem is there are too many different republicans. There’s only ond kind of democrat. Followers. Republicans actually think. I think the only answer is a third party. The big tent thing collapses every time.
You don't know what you're talking about. If the "GOP experts" (as you sarcastically refer to these august people), are not qualified to guide us then please explain to me how we have a Republican President as well as Republican majorities in both houses of congress.
'Not qualified' - Ha! I laugh at the notion!
Palin has the highest approval among republicans, why are you wasting time with who the democrats approve of?