Skip to comments.Bob Dole in Russell: Gen. David Petraeus should be GOP nominee for president
Posted on 06/13/2011 11:30:31 AM PDT by Nonstatist
Bob Dole didnt hesitate this weekend out in Russell when asked who the Republican Party should nominate for president next year.
Gen. David Petraeus, Dole said, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan whos about to become CIA director.
We need another Eisenhower, Dole said.
He also fretted that President Obama will build a huge warchest, and the GOP nominee will be essentially starting from scratch after the primaries are over next year.
That will give Obama a huge but not necessarily an insurmountable edge, Dole said.
As to the Tea Party? Dole said he thought he was conservative until this group came along. Hes still trying to figure them out.
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Another Eisenhower would be just right.
Take another blue pill, Senator.
“I’m comin’ to join ya, Elizabeth”.
Most will be surprised that military brass, from what I hear, ain’t the most conservative bunch.
We need something new. We need a president who will focus on domestic affairs, and focus on actually reducing the government. We’ve had great presidents in the past, but I don’t think we’ve ever had one that actively tried to force the government to do less as a long-term goal.
Eisenhower was right for the time and was a politician/administrative general, not a front-line commander. General officers are not all good choices for the role of president and are not all the right kind of leader for the nation. Attaining general officer rank is and has long been a mostly political process where connections and having senior sponsors drives who moves up and who does not. The most able do not always move up. Even Washington was not considered to be the best choice to lead the army by many of the politicians of the day. Anyone who would take an appointment from der Fuehrer would be suspect in my mind.
I’ve never heard one single position of Petraeus other than how to defeat the muzzie enemy. At that he’s very good. Before I put my support behind him though I’ll need a little more info such as taxes, government sending etc...
Given what we know about Powell, it wouldn’t surprise me at all.
I worked with a retired Army Colonel and he was very, very liberal like pro-environmentalist and made remarks that 4x4 trails should be closed. He also wanted a return of the National Speed limit of 55 mph. He was from NJ and got his commission based on Rutgers ROTC. His wife was involved in Teacher Union politics as well.
A lot of them are not the brightest. A different place I worked at, the director was another retired Army colonel, a ring knocker from West Point. He also promoted a lot of liberal politics and he was very strict on dress code where you were required to wear a long sleeve shirt even when it is 100 degrees, no any kind of jeans. The dress code applied 24x7x365 at his facility.
> Most will be surprised that military brass, from what I hear, aint the most conservative bunch.
We don’t need a moderate Republican ex-general. Eisenhower appointed SC justices Earn Warren and Thomas Brennan.
Eisenhower made the Roosevelt assault on America permanent. The country was ready for some rollback, only 8 years after Roosevelt died, and Eisenhower would have none of it. He was the Bush of his time.
I respectfully disagree with you. I know several birds and generals. Yes, they range from ultra conservative to moderate liberal.
I do not think any of that comes from the liberal exposure to their advanced education. I think a lot of it comes from the time in the field with their young troops.
The guys I know, from the Army at least, have come back more pragmatic and with a “live and let live” attitude about most every thing other than how to beat the muzzies. They speak highly of the young men and women and the amazing things they do.
I think because of their exposure to a more young workforce, they tend to pick up on some of their outlook.
Me, I hang around with other cynical bastards who think the world is going to hell in a handbasket.
Just a thought and observation.
Sorry guys. I remember the Eisenhower years as some of the best for America. He ended the Korean war, built the interstate highway system and was scandal free. Just what we need today.
Ah, don't you remember Sherman Adams and his vicuna coat?
Pure peanuts as scandals go today. But not "scandal free".
By all accounts Gen. Petraeus is a Democrat and about to be named DCI by Obama.
Unless he is changing his mind after being the subject of those “Betray Us” ads.
And he slapped down McCarthy pretty badly.
Granted, I'm not thoroughly schooled about his involvement in these 2 areas, but what I've heard I don't like.
“By all accounts Gen. Petraeus is a Democrat ...”
Then you will of course cite “all accounts” for us to review.
Thanks in advance.