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Pence picked as best presidential material at conservative summit
The hill ^ | 9/18/10 | Roxana Tiron

Posted on 09/18/2010 3:34:32 PM PDT by pissant

Conservative activists on Saturday picked Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) as their choice for president in 2012.

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin -- who was the vice presidential candidate on the unsuccessful 2008 GOP ticket -- was voted the pick for vice president in 2012.

Palin, who has helped conservative candidates storm the national election scene, was awarded the VP spot because Pence also won the vice presidential straw poll.

Tony Perkins, the head of the conservative Family Research Council, announced the results of the straw poll at the annual Values Voter summit in Washington on Saturday.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: pence; potus
Not a bad choice at all. And his trips to NH and Iowa indicate he may be running for the job. That's good news.
1 posted on 09/18/2010 3:34:36 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Wasn’t “Honest Abe” the last current or former congressman (only office held) elected president? Remind me what year that was? And wasn’t that in a 4-way race?


2 posted on 09/18/2010 3:36:40 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’ve got a 1/2 term senator now.


3 posted on 09/18/2010 3:39:27 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

But he’s a “constitutional scholar”, “the smartest man in the room”, a “Lightworker”, bringer of “hope and change”, a “transformational figure”, the “post-racial president” and the “12th Imam.”


4 posted on 09/18/2010 3:43:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

At least one turns out to be accurate, the iman one.


5 posted on 09/18/2010 3:45:56 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Pleasantly surprised. That would be a good choice.


6 posted on 09/18/2010 3:47:28 PM PDT by SMCC1
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To: All

I really hope that Pence makes a run for House Speaker.


7 posted on 09/18/2010 3:51:25 PM PDT by rbmillerjr
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To: pissant

<< We’ve got a 1/2 term senator now. >>

Less than one-third, actually. Not that he did anything except run for another office while he was there.

Imagine getting a job and your boss comes over to you and says, “What are you doing?” and your answer is, “I’m looking for another job.” How long do you think you’d last there?


8 posted on 09/18/2010 3:52:01 PM PDT by ObamaMustGo2012 (Obama Must Go In 2012)
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To: pissant

I’m a Palin supporter, but Pence would be a welcome addition. In 1980, Phil Crane was considered more conservative than Reagan himself. His presence made the whole campaign better, not worse. Palin herself seems to believe in a more the merrier approach to the primary.


9 posted on 09/18/2010 3:57:29 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: pissant
And the thread posted just before this one is, "Palin Draws Record Crowd [Iowa GOP's Reagan Dinner].

Remind me again about the nationwide enthusiastic support Mike Pence has generated for a 2012 presidential bid?

Pissant, your relentless quest to find any article that undermines Sarah Palin is becoming laughable.

10 posted on 09/18/2010 3:58:52 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: pissant

Pence is my top choice for President at the moment, but of course it will depend on the candidates’ platforms. Right now they can just talk, but in a year or so they’ll have to take stands on specific issues like amnesty.


11 posted on 09/18/2010 4:02:37 PM PDT by Siegfried X
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
And wasn’t that in a 4-way race?

And he was also nominated as a compromise candidate for the Republican party.

He had, however, made a national name for himself on the topic of slavery, and especially in his debates with Stephen Douglas.

12 posted on 09/18/2010 4:06:04 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: STARWISE; maggief; onyx; penelopesire

Pence went to Alaska to help Miller right after the election. He and Sarah working together?


13 posted on 09/18/2010 4:06:18 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: pissant

If Pence runs, he has my support.


14 posted on 09/18/2010 4:17:55 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (I don't look for leaders. I follow my own path, my way.)
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To: hoosiermama

Really. I didn’t know that.

I’ve seen Mike Pence in person. He’s impressive, well-spoken and one smart cookie.


15 posted on 09/18/2010 4:33:13 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

You betcha.

Just caught a mention in one of the many articles out the night of the Alaskan primary....He went up to Alaska to give support to Miller when it came out the RNSC were sending in the lawyers to support mirCOWski.

Mike used to be on the radio in Indy, remember listening to him a couple of times. Am sort of hoping he’ll take on Lugar next time he’s up.


16 posted on 09/18/2010 4:43:37 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: pissant

Pence would have been my choice in 2008 had he ran. I hope he runs in 2012. Along with DeMint, Pence is one of the few prospective candidates who actually opposed overspending when it came from the GOP. He was one of the ones who led the House revolt against the Bush/McCain/Palin supported TARP bill.


17 posted on 09/18/2010 4:54:02 PM PDT by rob777
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To: pissant

Frankly, I resent someone sanctifying a prospective candidate for the Presidency, especially before any have declared their candidacy. I always thought that they had to contest for the privilege!


18 posted on 09/18/2010 5:02:45 PM PDT by old school
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To: Darren McCarty

I’m with you... and him!


19 posted on 09/18/2010 5:06:29 PM PDT by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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To: rob777

Look at his bio, his work in the House is so impressive; he goes every year to combat zones, he spends his trips abroad not in vacation spots, but in Pakistan, Egypt, etc., works on laws re child porn and like areas. He is the solid choice. He says he is a Christian, conservative and Republican, in that order. I saw him interviewed for CBN 700 Club and he talked about his life, salvation, and walk with Christ. He’s the man.


20 posted on 09/18/2010 5:07:29 PM PDT by maranatha
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To: All

Been posting it for while now:

DeMint/Pence 2012


21 posted on 09/18/2010 5:18:37 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: Dr. Sivana

A Palin Bolton sounds good to me.


22 posted on 09/18/2010 5:19:34 PM PDT by Waco (From Seward to Sarah)
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To: Waco

see my tagline


23 posted on 09/18/2010 5:20:44 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Waco
A Palin Bolton sounds good to me.

Agreed. Clean government, anti-Washington, yet with both executive and foreign policy cred.
24 posted on 09/18/2010 5:22:45 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: pissant

I recall getting a sick feeling about his illegal immigration stand, kinda like with W.


25 posted on 09/18/2010 5:46:08 PM PDT by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- follow the money and you'll find truth.)
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To: Windflier
And the thread posted just before this one is, "Palin Draws Record Crowd [Iowa GOP's Reagan Dinner]. Remind me again about the nationwide enthusiastic support Mike Pence has generated for a 2012 presidential bid? Pissant, your relentless quest to find any article that undermines Sarah Palin is becoming laughable.

LOL. Reserve a phone booth for Pence's next rally.
26 posted on 09/18/2010 5:55:22 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: pissant

I can go with Pence, but Paul Ryan is the man.


27 posted on 09/18/2010 5:57:29 PM PDT by mtrott
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To: pissant

I’d like Pence and DeMint on a ticket together. Not sure who to put at the top though?


28 posted on 09/18/2010 5:58:59 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

Well, sad to say, given the superficial and impulsive way so many Americans vote, I kind of think Pence would have the edge. He’s not too old and not too young, looks great on TV, and has a lot of the “gravitas” the media love to talk about. DeMint just comes off a bit “grandpa-ish” to me, and I worry about the younger demographics with him.


29 posted on 09/18/2010 6:10:11 PM PDT by mtrott
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To: Darren McCarty

I think I agree. I really want DeMint, but he would probably serve better whipping congress into shape.


30 posted on 09/18/2010 6:14:33 PM PDT by Politicalmom (A BIG TENT analogy isn’t the correct one. The correct one is a MAGNET.-Fred Thompson)
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To: maranatha
He says he is a Christian, conservative and Republican, in that order.

Well, at least conservative came second and not third.

31 posted on 09/18/2010 6:18:22 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Instead of building a grand mosque at Ground Zero, let's build a Ground Zero at their Grand Mosque.)
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To: pissant

Pence is a good man. He could be at the top of my list if I knew he was reliable on border security and immigration. On the last Jorge Bush/Juan McShame amnesty push, however, if I remember correctly Pence was trying to triangulate rather than defeat it outright.

Other than that weakness, which is huge in my opinion, he’s solid.


32 posted on 09/18/2010 6:24:12 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: pissant

Pence picked as best presidential material at RINO summit— there fixed it


33 posted on 09/18/2010 6:51:11 PM PDT by chicken head
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To: pissant

Sarah is not going to run for VP again. I wish the media would quit with this nonsense.


34 posted on 09/18/2010 7:00:27 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: maranatha

Thanks for post #20. I didn’t know that about Pence.


35 posted on 09/18/2010 7:04:24 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: maranatha

Watch the video yourself and make up your own mind. I was impressed with Pence. On the other hand, Mitt Romney was a clown.

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/295524-3


36 posted on 09/18/2010 7:14:51 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: pissant

A good pick.


37 posted on 09/18/2010 7:19:32 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck.)
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To: Waco

Yes, Palin/Bolton is great.

DeMint will not run, btw.


38 posted on 09/18/2010 7:33:07 PM PDT by JaneNC (I)
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To: icwhatudo
Been posting it for while now:

DeMint/Pence 2012

Agreed.

John Bolton: Secretary of State

Duncan Hunter: Secretary of War (yeah, I'd change the department title back)

Paul Ryan: Office of Management & Budget

Sarah Palin: Personal Advisor to the President

39 posted on 09/18/2010 7:57:06 PM PDT by Cobra64
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