Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Battle Begins for 2012 GOP Contenders
CBS ^ | Brian Montopoli

Posted on 04/07/2010 9:44:37 PM PDT by deek69

very four years, in between presidential elections, conservative activists gather to take stock of some of the most prominent names in the Republican Party -- and consider which of them has what it takes for a successful run for the White House.

That gathering, the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, takes place this Thursday through Saturday in New Orleans. Among the speakers will be Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Bobby Jindal, Michael Steele, and Sarah Palin, whose speech will be closely watched for signs as to whether the former Alaska governor is serious about a presidential run or is opting instead a lucrative media career.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012gopprimary; gop; noob; palin; republican; sarahpalin2012
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-58 next last

1 posted on 04/07/2010 9:44:38 PM PDT by deek69
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: deek69

If Sarah wants to run, she’ll surely raise money with her media ventures for a while yet.


2 posted on 04/07/2010 9:48:21 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: deek69

Feel FRee to introduce yourself......


3 posted on 04/07/2010 9:49:02 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR.......Monthly Donors Wanted.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: deek69

Welcome to FR


4 posted on 04/07/2010 9:52:19 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: deek69

Michele Bachmann’s stock is fast rising. So is Paul Ryan’s.

I could go for a Bachmann/Paul Ryan ticket.

Jeff Sessions, Jim DeMint, Tom Coburn, Mike Pence, Greg Abbott (AG of TX) should all get looks as well.


5 posted on 04/07/2010 9:54:37 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Welcome to the wonderful world of StupaKare!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: deek69

“Among the speakers will be Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Bobby Jindal, Michael Steele, and Sarah Palin, whose speech will be closely watched for signs as to whether the former Alaska governor is serious about a presidential run or is opting instead a lucrative media career.”

Who do you like, Deek?


6 posted on 04/07/2010 10:00:43 PM PDT by jessduntno ( If someone calls me racist, I reply "you are just saying that because I'm white!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: deek69

Welcome — good opening thread.


7 posted on 04/07/2010 10:00:55 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Craven spirits wear their master's collars but real men would rather feed the battlefield's vultures)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Lakeshark; Allegra; SoConPubbie; SoCalPol; Victoria Delsoul; ohioWfan; McGruff; CAluvdubya; ...
LOL. Look who cBS included in the photo with Sarah...ROTFLOLOLOLOLOLOL.


8 posted on 04/07/2010 10:01:40 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: onyx

You mean the pouting little kook in the back left? :)


9 posted on 04/07/2010 10:08:37 PM PDT by Allegra
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: GOPsterinMA

Ryan is near the top of the list. He’s an economist... and knows how the numbers work. Believes in the US Constitution.


10 posted on 04/07/2010 10:09:17 PM PDT by Cobra64
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Allegra

Yep... stupid look on his stupid face.


11 posted on 04/07/2010 10:14:13 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: onyx
But look who's front and center....and look who's in the very back...LOL
12 posted on 04/07/2010 10:22:30 PM PDT by Allegra
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Allegra

Mike Pence is also placed in the back row and Ron Paul doesn’t belong in the picture. He’s a joke of a candidate and cBS know it. It’s insulting to include him.


13 posted on 04/07/2010 10:24:41 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: onyx

Who is the right rear? Crist? Doesn’t really look like him.


14 posted on 04/07/2010 10:25:19 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Regime Change- NOW!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: deek69
Among the speakers will be Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Bobby Jindal, Michael Steele, and Sarah Palin,

Well, IMO, out of that list, you can scratch....
Newt Gingrich; too much baggage.
Ron Paul; the "moon-beam vote" won't carry him.
Michael Steele; no need to comment.
So, out of that list the only to viable candidates would be Palin and Jindal.
Now, if you want to add in Paul Ryan, David Petraeus, Mike Pence and Marco Rubio.....now we're talking.
15 posted on 04/07/2010 10:25:44 PM PDT by no dems (Palin / Rubio 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: onyx
I like Mike Pence. And several others. Ron Paul isn't even a blip on the meter.

And he won't be. Oh, his cult will start crowing about how he's going to win the nomination and surprise everyone like they started doing in '07 (and I think they really believed that!), but he won't get more than 7% of the vote at best.

16 posted on 04/07/2010 10:29:03 PM PDT by Allegra
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: matthew fuller

Mike Pence.
Not a good pic at all.
Damn ole cBS.


17 posted on 04/07/2010 10:29:32 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Allegra

Yeah, his vociferous little groupies.
Wet-behind-the-ear pests.


18 posted on 04/07/2010 10:31:18 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: onyx

OK, Thanks. I’m much more familiar with Pence’s name and reputation (which is good) than I am with his face.


19 posted on 04/07/2010 10:44:19 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Regime Change- NOW!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: onyx

I like your tagline but that’s way too much estrogen in the White House. LOL!


20 posted on 04/07/2010 10:49:43 PM PDT by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: All
Pense Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Ryan Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Seems to me this pair could wipe the floor with the Marxist/Muslim in 2012

21 posted on 04/07/2010 11:10:32 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: onyx

cBS wants Newtie-toot-toot in there blowing his own little horn and that goof ball Ron Paul to get some exposure just to make our side look like a bunch of odd balls which would re-elect Obozo.


22 posted on 04/07/2010 11:34:48 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: deek69

23 posted on 04/07/2010 11:37:02 PM PDT by GloriaJane (Pro-Choice = Pro-Death........ Pro-Life = Pro-LIFE!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: deek69

[like bans on turning people away for pre-existing conditions, would not be eliminated]

How does that work? How do Republicans get behind that? That’s the most crippling part of the healthcare bill.


24 posted on 04/08/2010 12:27:53 AM PDT by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BigSkyFreeper

Newt is to politics as Greenspan is to finance. They both need to just go away already.


25 posted on 04/08/2010 2:39:50 AM PDT by wiggen (Government owned slave.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: no dems
So, out of that list the only to viable candidates would be Palin and Jindal.

Jindal is NOT eligible to hold the office of POTUS per article two of our Constitution. He is NOT a 'natural born citizen' as both his parents were foreign nationals at the time of his birth in Louisianna.

26 posted on 04/08/2010 2:44:48 AM PDT by Godebert
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Cobra64

That’s a great combo in any candidate!


27 posted on 04/08/2010 3:00:43 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Welcome to the wonderful world of StupaKare!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: onyx
That's clearly to make sure people think that Republicans are kooks and fringe crazy people.

As we well know, Paulites are kooks and fringers, but they certainly don't belong with a group of Republicans.

Paul is the quintessential RINO! :)

28 posted on 04/08/2010 6:29:39 AM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Allegra
Correction.

He'll be lucky to get .07 per cent of a PRIMARY!

29 posted on 04/08/2010 7:14:01 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: writer33
Re: Your comment on too much estrogen.

Unfortunately for conservatives, they also seem to have more testosterone than any of the men in the GOP!

A sad truth.

30 posted on 04/08/2010 7:17:52 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Lakeshark
LOL - of course I meant the primary. Do you remember all of the Paulestinians on here in '07 who were just positive that Ron Paul was going to WIN the '08 primary and subsequently the presidency and they believed it? They would gloat about how shocked we would all be.

They're a very ideological little cult.

31 posted on 04/08/2010 8:32:01 AM PDT by Allegra
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: jessduntno

Thank you for the welcome. I really like
Ryan after the Blair House meeting. He sounds like someone I could get behind. What about your preference?


32 posted on 04/08/2010 8:36:45 AM PDT by deek69
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Allegra
Honestly, I've never paid attention to them before now, they're just so weird.

It's only that they are stirring up the daily hornet's nest and trying to take down our best hopes to deal with the democrat agenda that I've paid any attention.

They're a juvenile bunch of snot nosed pimple faced idiots!

Even the old ones.......

:-)

33 posted on 04/08/2010 8:40:33 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: Lakeshark

2012?....2012?

You must be kidding me.


34 posted on 04/08/2010 8:41:22 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: gathersnomoss
Are you saying something in that post anyone is supposed to understand?

If so, you might want a re-do.......

35 posted on 04/08/2010 8:43:58 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: GOPsterinMA

All good pols, but unless Americans are guilted into an AA candidate, they want executive political experience in their Presidents. Palin’s 2 1/2 years as guv (and that she was an executive in government for years before) qualify her by that standard. The others are at best veep material right now.


36 posted on 04/08/2010 8:52:59 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: deek69

“Thank you for the welcome. I really like
Ryan after the Blair House meeting. He sounds like someone I could get behind. What about your preference?”

Yep. He looks like a keeper.


37 posted on 04/08/2010 9:40:38 AM PDT by jessduntno ( If someone calls me racist, I reply "you are just saying that because I'm white!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: Lakeshark

True. LOL!


38 posted on 04/08/2010 9:52:07 AM PDT by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Lakeshark

Sorry Lake. Just alluding to a coaches response after he was asked about the “upcoming” playoffs when his team can’t even win a game.

“Playoffs, what playoffs”?

Point being, The USA is currently in critical shape. This country needs help now. I could care less whether Palin, McLame, etc. are running in 2.5 years.

I apologize for the cryptic message.


39 posted on 04/08/2010 9:59:11 AM PDT by gathersnomoss (General George Patton had it right.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: gathersnomoss
Thanks for the clarification. I understand now.

I'm on record as saying 2010 is where it's at, it's our only chance to stop the radical agenda from destroying us.

40 posted on 04/08/2010 10:03:24 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: onyx; Allegra; BigSkyFreeper; ohioWfan; Lakeshark

We certainly can’t allow the media to pick Obummer’s 2012 opponent.

But the snide comments re Ron Paul don’t become you and don’t help elect anybody in 2012.

Paul is extremely unlikely to be the Republican candidate in 2012. Why go out of your way to piss off his supporters ?

Those “paulites” could be valuable allies in the fight against the ‘rats. My feeling is that we need every ally we can get to turn the Obummer travesty around.

Isn’t THAT more important than “Oh, he’s a poo-poo head” style insults ?


41 posted on 04/08/2010 12:38:17 PM PDT by jimt
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: jimt; onyx; Allegra; Lakeshark
I don't see that the paulites are interested in anything but paul, themselves, or disruption. I don't see their involvement in Tea Parties other than disrupting those too. I don't see paulites' being willing to work with conservatives to fight for victory. In fact, when challenged, they never respond with anything remotely conservative.

It is only after observing their hardcore opposition to and unwillingness to participate in the conservative upswell in the country that I have come to the conclusion that they are not on our side.

I will be happy to be proven wrong, but unless you show me some paulites who are more bothered by Obama than they are by conservative Republicans and who are willing to actually do something to get rid of the enemy in the WH and Congress, I will continue to think of them as "poo-poo heads."

As I said, prove me wrong if you can. They're standing in the way of removing Obama, and that does not make them my political allies.

42 posted on 04/08/2010 12:57:51 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: jimt; ohioWfan; Allegra; Lakeshark

You’re too reasonable to be a PAULTARD, so I take it you have not read their threads and remarks about Sarah Palin?

For the large part, I think ohioWfan’s comments can speak for me. If you’re a Libertarian in the John Stossel sense, rather than the Ron Paul crank/Bircher sense, then I have to wonder why you’re concerned about Ron Paul who’s always been for Ron Paul and then third party candidate and never for the Republican nominee?


43 posted on 04/08/2010 1:20:28 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: jimt; ohioWfan; onyx; Allegra
Why go out of your way to piss off his supporters ?

I don't think any of us are going out of our way to simply get them angry, mostly they are running around with their juvenile posse, picking on anything they can to get conservatives angry. We're kind of responding to their insanity, not picking the fight, mostly defending Sarah Palin from their inane objections in actual fact.

I doubt they could ever be "allies", particularly against the rats, they're too busy trying to get conservatives in a circular firing squad.

44 posted on 04/08/2010 1:25:15 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: Lakeshark

BUMP


45 posted on 04/08/2010 1:51:51 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: jimt; onyx; Lakeshark; BigSkyFreeper; ohioWfan
But the snide comments re Ron Paul don’t become you and don’t help elect anybody in 2012.

Ron Paul and his cult are no friends of the conservative movement. Oh, they talk a good game, and Paul is right on some things, such as the need for much smaller government and a lot of his economic stances. But on other issues, he is just completely out there. And he appears to be consumed with contempt for most of his Republican peers, even the conservative ones, while you rarely, if ever see him criticizing any Democrats.

Paul is extremely unlikely to be the Republican candidate in 2012. Why go out of your way to piss off his supporters ?

We don't go out of our way. We just freely express our contempt. The Pauestinians can hold their own, believe me. I can't count how many Paulestinians I have had screaming insults at me and twisting my words to support their agenda. We like to let the Paulbots know that we're on to that agenda and they become positively unhinged once they are aware that they can't sway us.

Those “paulites” could be valuable allies in the fight against the ‘rats. My feeling is that we need every ally we can get to turn the Obummer travesty around.

I wish that were true, but I must respectfully disagree. Ron Paul is about Ron Paul and his own acolytes. They are infiltrating the conservative movement and attempting to get their own elected into high-profile offices. (Recent example: Debra Medina's TX gubernatorial primary candidacy.) They hate Republicans, but run on that ticket because they know they don't have any chance of winning anything on the (L) ticket. Once they lose a primary, they tend to announce that they will not support the successful GOP candidate and they go with the 'RATS or third party.

I can assure you that if, for example, there was a Paul acolyte running in the AZ Senate GOP primary, the Paulestinians would be trashing JD Hayworth to the extent of at least ten FR threads a day.

All these people really do is give the conservative movement a bad name. If they can't get their anti-war, truther candidates into various elections, they put their support elsewhere, usually with a third-party candidate.

There are some good conservative candidates out there who I hope will run in the 2012 primary and for other high-profile offices later this year. But watch...as any of them gains any sort of prominence within the tea parties, the Paulites will find fault with them and shout it from the rooftops in their spammy little way. The Paul Cult is focused on one thing and one thing only: Ron Paul.

46 posted on 04/08/2010 2:41:29 PM PDT by Allegra
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: jimt
Those “paulites” could be valuable allies in the fight against the ‘rats. My feeling is that we need every ally we can get to turn the Obummer travesty around.

Right.  Just like the Allied Forces needed the Russians to beat back Nazi Germany in WWII.  We weren't exactly arm-in-arm friends with Russia, but they proved capable of decimating Hitler's Eastern Front.

Obama is going to want to pick fights with all his political enemies, and that includes the Ron Paul people, because the Ron Paul people love this country more than he does.

I don't count myself among the "Paulites", but I see them as a valuable asset in defeating the Obama agenda.

47 posted on 04/08/2010 2:56:29 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: 9YearLurker

Good, valid points!


48 posted on 04/08/2010 5:21:04 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Welcome to the wonderful world of StupaKare!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: BigSkyFreeper
They're valuable assets only if they join the fight against Obama.

All I see is that they are against Republicans. I have yet to see that their highest priority is to get rid of Obama.

Can you prove me wrong? I'd love to be wrong, but I don't think I am.

49 posted on 04/08/2010 6:42:23 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: Allegra

That is one great post, Allegra. Thank you!


50 posted on 04/08/2010 6:42:54 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-58 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson