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Who will run against Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election?
guardian.co.uk home Location ^ | Thursday 4 November 2010 | Ed Pilkington

Posted on 11/04/2010 2:34:16 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA

Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee are among possible Republican nominations – but who else could oppose the president? more...


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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
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IMHO here is the road to the WH for Republicans in 2012.

These are the 2008 Obama states that need to flip to Republicans in 2012 in order to get to over 270. All the while keeping the states that McCain/Plain won in 2008:

Here are the states (with electoral votes) and Election percentages Obama/McCain from 2008:

- FL (27) 51/48
- OH (20) 52/47
- NC (15) 50/49
- VA (13) 53/47
- IN (11) 50/49
- MN (10) 54/44
- IA (7) 54/45

While keeping same McCain/Palin 2008 states and Democrats can still keep:

- CA
- NY
- PA
- MI
- IL
- WA
- OR
- NV
- CO
- NM
- MD
- DE
- NJ
- ENTIRE New England, and DC

1 posted on 11/04/2010 2:34:21 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: LibFreeUSA

Tim Pawlenty
Mike Pence
Marco Rubio
Chris Christie


2 posted on 11/04/2010 2:38:31 PM PDT by cowtowney
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To: LibFreeUSA

Were it not for the age requirement, I would run just to visibly oppose him.

But I guess I can live with someone else running, since they have a better chance than I ever would.

I’m not a huge Palin fan, but the fact that it would infuriate the libs makes me consider the possibility.


3 posted on 11/04/2010 2:39:05 PM PDT by HushTX (Yep. It's confirmed. Liberals are all idiots.)
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To: LibFreeUSA

the question is which Democrat will challenge Obama in the primaries.


4 posted on 11/04/2010 2:41:39 PM PDT by tomd2
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To: LibFreeUSA

NV and CO are more likely than MN. Hopefully, since we have a foothold in PA now, that state will flip as well.


5 posted on 11/04/2010 2:43:36 PM PDT by WinOne4TheGipper (Truman: The buck stops here. Obama: Buck? What buck? Did I tell you how it's all Bush's fault?)
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To: LibFreeUSA

Oh, yeah. Like we’re going to ask the Communist Guardian who we should run for President?

I agree. Let them consult with the Democrats who to run against that loser in the primaries. I’m sure they can find a few good Communists willing to do the job.


6 posted on 11/04/2010 2:44:36 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: LibFreeUSA
I'm going to start throwing Boehner's name in whenever this question comes up. He's experienced, he's a conservative, he's a natural leader, he's a Representative/speaker of the house from Ohio and we need Ohio big time. Oh yeah, he's also freaking awesome and drives the left crazy. What's not to love about this guy?


7 posted on 11/04/2010 2:46:13 PM PDT by RC one (WHAT!!!!)
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To: LibFreeUSA

Anyone can apply, but Palin can win.

Palin 2012


8 posted on 11/04/2010 2:46:34 PM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012. Kill "Obamamosque"@ Ground Zero)
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To: Gator113

I don’t think hussein will be on the ticket in 2012.


9 posted on 11/04/2010 2:49:43 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: tomd2

the question is which Democrat will challenge Obama in the primaries.

______________________________

No question in my mind.

Hillary Rotten Clinton.

End of story.


10 posted on 11/04/2010 2:49:53 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: LibFreeUSA

Rubio/Palin
Boehner/Palin
Boehner/Issa


11 posted on 11/04/2010 2:50:39 PM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: LibFreeUSA

I think Obozo really wanted the GOP to win the Senate and the House. Why? because it will now make him look bad to rule by executive fiat. AFTER ALL, dems still run the Senate.

If we are smart, we will run a candidate that can appeal to a cross section of voters.

We can win this with the right candidate.


12 posted on 11/04/2010 2:52:39 PM PDT by dforest
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To: cowtowney

No, to Pawlenty, and a definite yes to Pence, Rubio and Christie. My Dream candidate is Allen West. He tells it like it is and he is a man.


13 posted on 11/04/2010 2:52:43 PM PDT by seoul62
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To: LibFreeUSA

Rick Perry


14 posted on 11/04/2010 2:55:38 PM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: indylindy

“If we are smart, we will run a candidate that can appeal to a cross section of voters. We can win this with the right candidate.”

MIKE PENCE....


15 posted on 11/04/2010 2:56:00 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: seoul62

I am surprised no one brought up the name of Former Speaker Newt Gingrich for President.

Newt is the one guy who will absolutely destroy Obama in debates and he does not need a TOTUS for everything.


16 posted on 11/04/2010 2:57:27 PM PDT by Eric Roelfsema
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To: seoul62

Palin/Bachmannn

Palin/Bachmannn

Palin/Bachmannn


17 posted on 11/04/2010 2:58:34 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’ve heard Russ Feingold and Howard Dean are exploring a primary challenge because the nutroots far left are disappointed that Obama has not done enough


18 posted on 11/04/2010 2:59:17 PM PDT by tomd2
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To: LibFreeUSA
but who else could oppose the president?

I really do not believe that we can be sure who will be President prior to the 2012 Elections. Start reading Ulsterman and the White-House-Insider. Obama is a very sick puppy being treated for deep depression (probably Paranoia Depression).

19 posted on 11/04/2010 2:59:37 PM PDT by hflynn (The One is really the Number Two)
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To: Eric Roelfsema

Newt?

Are you high?

I could see the Grinch running. Sure.

As Hillary’s VP.


20 posted on 11/04/2010 3:00:22 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: tomd2

Hee hee.

As long as we’re making with the funnies....

How about Joe Biden.

Sure. He could kick Bammie’s skinny azz and become a real man!

Sure. He could win it all in 2012.


21 posted on 11/04/2010 3:02:37 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

That will never happen. Time to get real.


22 posted on 11/04/2010 3:04:12 PM PDT by dforest
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To: shelterguy
I think it will be Hillary, either as President or as Obama's VP.

I'll say it again, with Hillary, we'll be up against the memory of "Clinton's economy" and the "peace and prosperity" of the Clinton years. We better be ready with answers, or she could ride the coattails of "Clinton's economy" into the White House.

23 posted on 11/04/2010 3:06:21 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: LibFreeUSA

What about Governor John Kasich of Ohio? We cannot win the White House without Ohio.


24 posted on 11/04/2010 3:10:45 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: cowtowney

Rubio/Christie ticket


25 posted on 11/04/2010 3:12:26 PM PDT by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: LibFreeUSA

The danger here is that Clinton will run against Obama or become the nominee after Obama announces he will not seek a second term.

Clinton could run as a moderate (believe it or not)....not as liberal as Obama and not as conservative as Palin.

Clinton could promise to bring back the great economy of her husband.

And the triangulation would begin again.


26 posted on 11/04/2010 3:13:47 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: RC one

He is a good man as is Romney and Huckabee but he would not win. Sorry...he just wont’. We need NEW FACES. NEW BLOOD. NEW IDEAS.


27 posted on 11/04/2010 3:13:48 PM PDT by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: seoul62

Rubio/West
Rubio/Christie
Rubio/Pence


28 posted on 11/04/2010 3:14:57 PM PDT by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

nice but ... don’t think so.


29 posted on 11/04/2010 3:15:28 PM PDT by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: cubreporter; ilovesarah2012
Here's a reason why I'm HOT for Bachmann right now.....
 
 
 
The new House majority stands ready to defund Obamacare in the 112th Congress as we move towards a repeal of the whole monstrosity
 
~ Michele Bachmann
 
Michele Bachmann for President!!!


9 posted on Thursday, November 04, 2010 4:14:29 PM by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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30 posted on 11/04/2010 3:18:17 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: indylindy

Ooops. Meant to post you to post 30.


31 posted on 11/04/2010 3:19:36 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: LibFreeUSA

Rubio is great,,,but I think he is for the next cycle. Pence/Rubio,Pence/West,Pence/Bachman.


32 posted on 11/04/2010 3:26:04 PM PDT by joelt
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To: cubreporter

Romney is a draft dodging RINO who will repulse conservatives. Boehner won’t have that problem. He is, largely, a new face. Most Americans are just now learning who he is. Boehner is seriously representative of everything that Conservatism proclaims to be. He grew up poor and worked numerous “sh*t jobs” pulling himself up by the boot straps. he enlisted in the Navy during Vietnam and was honorably discharged (though for medical reasons). he put himself through college. he started his own business and now he’s the speaker of the house. If you can’t get behind this guy, you won’t follow anyone. Romeny ran to france during Vietnam and received 7 deferments. how is he any better than any liberal that ran to Canada? he was born with a silver spoon and any success he has ever known can be attributed to that. I will not vote for him and I will actively work to undermine him if tries to run as a republican again, I promise you. Huckabee already triend and failed. why go down that road again? Palin? you think she’s better than Boehner? give me a break. She’s no more conservative and much less electable in a general election. It will be Christine O’donnell all over again and i can’t deal with any more of that. Unless someone can demonstrate that Boehner isn’t a conservative, I’m keeping his name out there.


33 posted on 11/04/2010 3:27:39 PM PDT by RC one (WHAT!!!!)
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To: LibFreeUSA

When are the electoral college votes reapportioned?


34 posted on 11/04/2010 3:27:53 PM PDT by joelt
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To: Eric Roelfsema

we’ve been though this with Newt already. his conservative credibility is questionable at best and he comes with baggage.


35 posted on 11/04/2010 3:29:32 PM PDT by RC one (WHAT!!!!)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Clinton won’t run unless Obama declines to accept the nomination first IMO. If he ends up coerced into such a move, she will definitely run again and it will be a tough race, again, IMO.


36 posted on 11/04/2010 3:31:49 PM PDT by RC one (WHAT!!!!)
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To: indylindy

You are correct. Besides...Sarah Palin is doing one helluva job on our behalf. She did well in the elections and can do so much more while she is free as a bird out there. Go Sarah. She’s VERY POWERFUL...why else are the dem/libs shaking in their boots and attacking her all the time?


37 posted on 11/04/2010 3:38:46 PM PDT by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: TwelveOfTwenty

don’t think so. don’t think she is up to it. That’s two years from now.


38 posted on 11/04/2010 3:39:20 PM PDT by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I am a Woman and naturally I should be rooting for a Female but no, my choices are all men.


39 posted on 11/04/2010 3:39:56 PM PDT by seoul62
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To: cubreporter

Yes, to all noted.


40 posted on 11/04/2010 3:40:34 PM PDT by seoul62
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To: cubreporter

I hope you’re right, but let’s prepare anyway.


41 posted on 11/04/2010 3:40:33 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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42 posted on 11/04/2010 3:42:05 PM PDT by FreeKeys (The 'rats beg for "ideas" to cure the economy. But GC, WGH, JFK and RWR ALREADY proved what works!)
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To: Eric Roelfsema
And here I thought, before seeing your post, that the only person in the entire world who thought Newt Gingrich should run for President was Newt Gingrich.

I guess now there are TWO people who think it is a good idea.

43 posted on 11/04/2010 3:42:30 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: Eric Roelfsema

Good, but going on a limb and throwing out names: Howie Carr, Mark Steyn, Ted Nugent or the one and only Rush Limbaugh. No Women, we need a strong, sharp man for the times that we live in.


44 posted on 11/04/2010 3:45:21 PM PDT by seoul62
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To: FreeKeys

45 posted on 11/04/2010 3:49:31 PM PDT by FreeKeys (The 'rats beg for "ideas" to cure the economy. But GC, WGH, JFK and RWR ALREADY proved what works!)
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To: Eric Roelfsema

I liked Gingrich for a long time, until he sat on the couch with Pelosi and ran his mouth about global warming.

He is damaged goods.


46 posted on 11/04/2010 3:53:22 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (The greatest deterrent to liberalism is sunlight.)
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To: LibFreeUSA

Allen West
Marco Rubio
Bobby Jindal
Tom Coburn
Rick Perry
C. Christie
JC Watts
Michelle Bachmann

Not just no but H&*l no to Huckabee, Romney etc...


47 posted on 11/04/2010 3:53:59 PM PDT by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: FreeKeys
He won't run. He has said unequivocally he won't run and he is a man of his word. And besides that, although he is fiscally conservative, he is moderate on issues like energy, immigration and 2A. I love him as our Governor, but would not want to see as the Republican Presidential nominee.
48 posted on 11/04/2010 3:54:30 PM PDT by 07Jack
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To: LibFreeUSA

Probably I am not in the majority on this, but I hope for someone who is very real and not “rock star” or “slick”...just someone who comes off as quite human. I can’t think specifically who that would be.


49 posted on 11/04/2010 3:57:26 PM PDT by Anima Mundi (If you try to fail and you succeed, what have you just done?)
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To: seoul62
My Dream candidate is Allen West.

Allen West, pres. and Rubio, v pres. With enough experience would be a smash. Besides it would be fun to watch the libs go epileptic.

50 posted on 11/04/2010 3:57:29 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (The greatest deterrent to liberalism is sunlight.)
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