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The one Republicans really want
washington times ^ | 6/2/11 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner

Posted on 06/02/2011 5:34:20 PM PDT by Nachum

There is a potential presidential candidate whom almost every Republican wants. This person would not only galvanize the GOP base, but attract large numbers of independents and centrists as well. He would smash President Obama in 2012 and probably win by a landslide. He is Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. More than Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin and Newt Gingrich - or any other possible “first-tier” candidate - the House Budget Committee chairman would be the most formidable challenger. He is smart, articulate and principled. He has name recognition.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: one; paulryan; really; republicans; ryan; ryanbudgetplan; want
Ryan/Bachmann? Hmmmm
1 posted on 06/02/2011 5:34:24 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
"He has name recognition."

To who??
I have nothing against Paul Ryan but if you walked down the street here in Missouri and asked 100 people who Paul Ryan is 95 of them would give you a blank stare.

2 posted on 06/02/2011 5:39:32 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (artemis_webb@yahoo.com --Lord knows how long before I'm banned so please say hello sometime.)
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To: Nachum

Paul Ryan would be a great candidate but I don’t think he’s on anyone’s radar. Maybe as the VP or even a cabinet post in a Republican administration?


3 posted on 06/02/2011 5:39:58 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Nachum

Well, Palin is my first choice, but I like Ryan quite a lot.

As a party we own the Ryan Medicare reforms now, so if we are going to stand our ground on it then who better to represent us?

I could see a Palin/Ryan ticket? Palin is the common sense, big picture leader and Ryan can get down in the weeds on policy particulars.

And if Palin doesn’t run and Ryan wins the nomination, I’d have no problem with Ryan/Bachmann - though I have a suspicion that whoever wins the nomination is going to try to get Rubio on board in order to compete for the hispanic/latino vote.


4 posted on 06/02/2011 5:41:15 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Nachum

If he would run, I would certainly give him a strong look.

He has certainly not been afraid to stand up to Obama-lama-ding-dong on this budget issue, that’s for sure. And he apparently can take the heat too.

The question is though, would he ever run? I don’t think so, at least not this go-round.


5 posted on 06/02/2011 5:43:46 PM PDT by NWFLConservative (Saracuda.........game on in 2012!)
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To: Artemis Webb

And thus, you have hit the nail on the head. People just do not educate themselves on presidential candidates. Thus, good, solid, deserving people either do not run or cannot get a foot hold because everyone keeps wanting the same ole, same ole, I.E. McLame last election. The RINO party needs new, younger blood for them to start getting too the younger individuals who we rarely get. The old folks on the majority are solid in their beliefs one side or the other and rarely change. You need middle to younger people, and I am not saying 21, 22 year olds. 30-50 ages. That is what they need to pull in. The young folks have all fallen for the give them everything for free. That has to change.


6 posted on 06/02/2011 5:44:05 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (1 Cor. 15: 1-4; THE gospel of grace spelled out for all the lost. This is the way to Heaven.)
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To: Longbow1969

Rubio has b-cert issues. Don’t know if it would fly.


7 posted on 06/02/2011 5:44:16 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Roflol, yes he and cantor are well know, we had TARP defeated except for those two A**holes.


8 posted on 06/02/2011 5:44:25 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Nachum

Um. If they want him, why aren’t they saying so?


9 posted on 06/02/2011 5:46:43 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Longbow1969

I like Marco a lot and enthusiastically voted for him and was I was tickled pink when he buried that pretty boy turncoat Crist under six feet of dirt, but a lot of skeletons in his closet got exposed toward the end of his campaign.

He does have some pretty shady and questionable business dealings in his past, and just barely skirted indictments for a couple of them, which you know the libs will dig up and throw in his face.


10 posted on 06/02/2011 5:52:12 PM PDT by NWFLConservative (Saracuda.........game on in 2012!)
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To: RichInOC

I like Ryan. I am still hoping Palin / Cain.

NE libs would jump off buildings. NOW and the NAACP would have to hide. The only groups that would come out are the abortionists and the gays. For all the world to see in their glory.

It would be beautiful man.....


11 posted on 06/02/2011 5:54:48 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin - She’s living rent-free inside the MSM’s heads. Credited to Lurk)
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To: Nachum

The beltway is desperate. Anyone but Palin!!!!!!!!!!!!


12 posted on 06/02/2011 5:55:17 PM PDT by mas cerveza por favor
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To: Nachum

Was he big bloated government supporter when Bush was in office and only recently had a change of heart? If so then hell no.


13 posted on 06/02/2011 5:55:18 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: NWFLConservative
I like Marco a lot and enthusiastically voted for him and was I was tickled pink when he buried that pretty boy turncoat Crist under six feet of dirt, but a lot of skeletons in his closet got exposed toward the end of his campaign.

He does have some pretty shady and questionable business dealings in his past, and just barely skirted indictments for a couple of them, which you know the libs will dig up and throw in his face.

Ah, okay. Thanks for the honest assessment and heads up. I will do a little research on Rubio and see if maybe he's not the strong future candidate I thought he would be.

14 posted on 06/02/2011 5:55:30 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Abbeville Conservative

Let me repharase that. Wasn’t he a big, bloated government supporter when Bush was President?


15 posted on 06/02/2011 5:56:57 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: Artemis Webb

Right. None of these new people are at all well known enough.


16 posted on 06/02/2011 6:01:03 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Abbeville Conservative
Was he big bloated government supporter when Bush was in office and only recently had a change of heart?

Why do you expect we'll do your research for you? Look it up!

17 posted on 06/02/2011 6:19:29 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Under capitalism everybody is the architect of his own fortune. -- Ludwig Von Mises)
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To: BfloGuy
We do not elect congressmen president...most are governors..vps or senators...I think Obama was the first senator since Kennedy..
18 posted on 06/02/2011 6:28:07 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: BfloGuy

I’m not and I couldn’t care less about him. My candiates are Palin, Cain and Bachmann in that order so even if he runs he won’t get my vote.


19 posted on 06/02/2011 6:33:31 PM PDT by Abbeville Conservative (Sarah Palin, the only cure for the RINO virus.)
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To: NWFLConservative
and just barely skirted indictments for a couple of them,

Who was it that said if "you don't get audited by the IRS every 5-6 years, your accountant is not trying hard enough."

20 posted on 06/02/2011 6:36:12 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: TLI

Now that’s funny!

I have managed so far in my life to avoid that pleasure! But then again we do our own taxes and stay on the conservative side!


21 posted on 06/02/2011 6:37:45 PM PDT by NWFLConservative (Saracuda.........game on in 2012!)
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To: NWFLConservative

I wouldnt trust my own mother to do my taxes...


22 posted on 06/02/2011 6:57:00 PM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '12)
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To: Crim

We must have done something right this year, we got back around $4500. Though I admit I don’t like the idea one bit of giving Uncle Sugar an interest free loan for the whole year.


23 posted on 06/02/2011 7:02:08 PM PDT by NWFLConservative (Saracuda.........game on in 2012!)
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To: Artemis Webb

He doesn’t have name recognition and he hasn’t shown a gift for crafting palatable positions and policies. He has zero executive experience, which is what you don’t want to send up against a sitting president.

Kudos to Ryan for being an earnest, wonkish and articulate congressman, but he’s no presidential savior.


24 posted on 06/02/2011 7:48:22 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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