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Mitt Romney/Nikki Haley 2012 or Gingrich/Palin 2012?
The Hill ^ | January 11, 2012 | Bernie Quigley

Posted on 01/11/2012 3:08:56 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Romney’s victory in New Hampshire can almost deliver the nomination to him — and, I am convinced, the presidency. There cannot be a more auspicious moment. Having a man from Bain come in and restore your company or country is like having Chef Gordon Ramsay reawaken your restaurant. And Romney brings skills to his task akin to those of Dwight D. Eisenhower.

It is a transitional moment, but it might even be considered a transcendent moment. Barack Obama’s job was to complete a work project begun long ago by Jack Kennedy and Eisenhower and even further back to Lincoln, Emerson and Garrison. This aspect he has graciously mastered and completed.

But we are a different country today than we were in 1831, 1865 or 1956; a rich and full country and one that looks auspiciously out across the Pacific as well as the Atlantic. A place today like Black Elk looked to as “the center of the world,” East, West, South and the Great White North. So 2012 brings a beginning and there is no one better to begin new processes, systems and establishments than Romney. There is no better man for our times.

Providing everything goes well in South Carolina, which today is more important than New Hampshire.

2012 could bring Romney/Haley 2012 or Romney/Perry or Romney/Petraeus, but this has been the political season of the trickster and the trickster is still at large. So South Carolina could just as easily bring Gingrich/Palin 2012. I think Romney has it. But the departure of Bill Daley from the White House is also ominous. Daley is honest and honorable. He was the first to speak out about the direction of the Obama presidency, claiming that it was leaving the middle behind. It appeared that Daley was brought into the White House to accommodate that middle. Now that he is being sent out it appears that the middle — and Daley’s warning to Obama — is being abandoned and the president will pursue a more radical agenda. This could bring crisis to a divided America like we have not seen in a hundred years.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gingrich; obama; palin; romney
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I think Bernie needs to lay off the sauce.
1 posted on 01/11/2012 3:09:03 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is there such a thing as an honest Daley?


2 posted on 01/11/2012 3:14:55 PM PST by petercooper (2012 - Purge more RINO's.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Gingrich/Palin 2012.

Think about it....

2 terms of Newt followed by 2 for President Palin should see all the rinos, socialists, progressives, communists and dims off the planet for good.

3 posted on 01/11/2012 3:15:26 PM PST by spokeshave (Ron Paul finally lit a match after dousing himself with gasoline)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You’ll need a Constitutional Amendment for Haley. I love her, but she is not an NBC. Neither is Jindal, nor Rubio. I wish that people would just stop suggesting those three wonderful people. That can be anything and do anything in this country except President, or VP.


4 posted on 01/11/2012 3:16:52 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney has 13 -count them -13 delegates. The winner needs 1144.


5 posted on 01/11/2012 3:16:52 PM PST by MattinNJ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If they could bury the hatchet, I would not be surprised to see a Romney/Gingrich ticket.

Reasoning: Romney appeals to northeasterners, indies, stays “above the fray”. Gingrich is intellectual, appeals more to the base, and is a perfect attack dog.

I’m just sayin’.

Probably, though, the VP will be Rubio, assuming the citizenship questions can be answered.

ANY OF OUR PEOPLE WILL BE BETTER THAN HUSSEIN.


6 posted on 01/11/2012 3:19:05 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: spokeshave

Where’s your heart man. A ticket like that would kill gun sales!


7 posted on 01/11/2012 3:19:40 PM PST by moehoward
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Mitt Romney/Nikki Haley 2012 or Gingrich/Palin 2012"?

Hmmm... neither one.

Let's go instead for WINNERS: Newt/Rick '12

NEWTORTUM!!

8 posted on 01/11/2012 3:20:26 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
You’ll need a Constitutional Amendment for Haley. I love her, but she is not an NBC. Neither is Jindal, nor Rubio.

I agree with you, but it sure as s##t doesn't mean anything to the other side (or the courts apparently).

9 posted on 01/11/2012 3:20:46 PM PST by Marathoner ("Government is not reason. Government is not eloquence. It is force." George Washington)
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To: moehoward

Not with nation wide CCW’s issued on demand.


10 posted on 01/11/2012 3:21:24 PM PST by spokeshave (Ron Paul finally lit a match after dousing himself with gasoline)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ok, yea I could do an internet search but I don’t want to.....who is Nikki?


11 posted on 01/11/2012 3:23:20 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: MattinNJ
Romney has 13 -count them -13 delegates. The winner needs 1144.

When you're a braindead moron who follows the MSM or Fox News and believes everything they say, all you need is 13 delegates to win!

Makes me sick that they want to give the nomination to Romney. And South Carolina is an open primary where Democrats can cross over and screw with Republicans by voting for Romney. But they are doing their damnedest to make everything think it only requires a couple of states to win.
12 posted on 01/11/2012 3:23:23 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I doubt if Rubio will be willing to destroy his political career by running with Romney. Romney is sure to lose and nobody would be willing to trust Rubio after showing such poor judgement.


13 posted on 01/11/2012 3:23:34 PM PST by McGavin999 ("If you'll have my back when I go to Washington, I'll have yours" Rick Perry 2012)
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To: Marathoner

Or to half the people on Free Republic. **sigh**


14 posted on 01/11/2012 3:25:15 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: CainConservative

You can’t teach an old Massachusetts RINO “NEWT RICKS!”


15 posted on 01/11/2012 3:25:27 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ROMNEY is NOT getting my vote no matter his VP.


16 posted on 01/11/2012 3:26:38 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: svcw

Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina.


17 posted on 01/11/2012 3:26:57 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Once I got to the second “auspicious”, I quit reading.

Hack attack!


18 posted on 01/11/2012 3:28:06 PM PST by Walrus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Those are ridiculous choices.

Palin would never run with Gingrich.

Neither Gingrich or Romney are acceptable. They are both too liberal and too corrupt.

It’s time to rally around the fresh, young face, Rick Santorum, to carry the flag of Conservatism and Capitalism.

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19 posted on 01/11/2012 3:33:48 PM PST by bobk333
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To: JediJones

Good one! : )


20 posted on 01/11/2012 3:37:20 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Neither is Milt. His father was born in Mexico.


21 posted on 01/11/2012 3:37:35 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: CainConservative

Uh, Senator Santorum was defeated last go ‘round. They don’t have newspapers where you live?


22 posted on 01/11/2012 3:39:10 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: bobk333

Not big on Reagan’s 11th commandment? ;)


23 posted on 01/11/2012 3:39:39 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: svcw

The current governor of South Carolina.


24 posted on 01/11/2012 3:39:48 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: CainConservative

I don’t consider Romney to be a Republican.


25 posted on 01/11/2012 3:40:39 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: McGavin999

I disagree that Romney is certain to lose.

I think most people (though not most people here on FR) will agree that he is a better alternative than four more years of Hussein.


26 posted on 01/11/2012 3:40:49 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney/Huntsman. THink about that. Why?
I can’t think of one reason but they would be the good hair candidates.


27 posted on 01/11/2012 3:41:38 PM PST by Leep
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m talkin’ about presidential elections. Try layin’ off the crack pipe a bit.


28 posted on 01/11/2012 3:42:11 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

RINO Romney wont have a woman running mate

His handlers in SLC wont let him


29 posted on 01/11/2012 3:42:49 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: spokeshave
Gingrich/Palin 2012. Think about it....

2 terms of Newt followed by 2 for President Palin should see all the rinos, socialists, progressives, communists and dims off the planet for good.

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More like four more years of obama and two generations with an activist, marxist Supreme Court.

30 posted on 01/11/2012 3:43:41 PM PST by moose-matson (I keep it in my head)
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Let me start by saying that I have been a Conservative living in New York since 1951. Do you have ANY idea how frustrating that is?

Further, allow me to add that I am not, nor have I ever been, a fan of Mitt Romney. It’s not that I dislike the guy personally, mind you. I try NEVER to let personal feelings get in the way of my politics. I attack ideas, not people. I wish everyone did that.

Anyway, I’ve always been a Newt fan. Not because of his politics, mind you. He’s done too many silly things for me to trust him. Let’s face it, he can CALL himself a Reagan Conservative, but he’s not.

In any case, I certainly like Newt more than I like Romney.

Having said ALL of that, I should say that I’m also a betting man, and the SMART money says that this race is already over. It’s going to be Romney against Obama, folks. Whether you’re a Newt fan, a Santorum fan, or even a Ron Paul fan, it’s going to be Romney against Obama.

Now, the SMART money ALSO says that Mark Rubio SHOULD be Romney’s Vice-Presidential candidate, and although Republicans SELDOM do what the smart money says that they should, I remind myself that even John McCain was smart enough to bring Sarah Palin to his ticket.

Romney/Gingrich works for me, because I think Newt would be an AWESOME attack dog of a VEEP, but also because I would LOVE to see Newt disembowel Joe Biden during the debates. OMG (Oh my God and Obama Must Go), how great would THAT be?


31 posted on 01/11/2012 3:44:37 PM PST by ObamaMustGo2012 (Obama Must Go In 2012)
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To: Leep

I predicted Romney/Huntsman a few days ago. Not my choice by a mile but I can definitely see it happening.


32 posted on 01/11/2012 3:46:32 PM PST by moose-matson (I keep it in my head)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Obama-lite, the co-architect (with Teddy Kennedy) of RomneyCare complete with the public option and $50 abortions BOTH worse than the real Obama’s ObamaCare.

I’ll take NEITHER, my friend. I’m writing in a True Conservative such as Cain or Rubio. Period.


33 posted on 01/11/2012 3:47:03 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

A one and done for sure. Alot of talk around here about getting a recall going to get rid of her now. Her
approval rating is around 30% and that was before she
endorsed the liberal for president. She is totally inept. Can’t even work with a republican controlled house to get things done.


34 posted on 01/11/2012 3:47:50 PM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: moose-matson

Two Mormons beats one???????


35 posted on 01/11/2012 3:48:07 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: NKP_Vet

I do hope they primary her butt.


36 posted on 01/11/2012 3:49:11 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: svcw

who is Nikki?
_______________________________

Woman Gov of South Carolina

Has endorsed the Hair


37 posted on 01/11/2012 3:49:51 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Should conservatives continue their circular firing squad and allow Romney to win the nomination with the support of 1/3 of the voters then you should look for...ROMNEY/HUCKABEE. Yes, heads will explode but it makes a lot of political sense. (1) Huckabee is all about Huckabee and the only logical reason he stayed out of the race (that polls showed him winning) and then never endorsed, is that he already has a sure deal. Evangelicals and HuckaLovers may cry “but Huckabee hates Romney and Romney is a genuine goat horned Mormon” - Yes, but Huckabee is a pragmatist and power is power. (2) Romney hates Huckabee as well but what better vaccine for his Mormon vulnerability than a Baptist preacher running mate. Romney will do anything to be president. (3) Getting hurt by attacks on Bain and the Millionaire life - time to out populist the populists and Blue Collar Mike is just the guy to sell it.(4) As much as they both make me queasy ROMNEY/HUCKABEE would blow Obama away.


38 posted on 01/11/2012 3:50:54 PM PST by azcap (Who is John Galt ? www.conservativeshirts.com)
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To: ObamaMustGo2012

“this race is already over. It’s going to be Romney”

Don’t be a quitter. CONSERVATIVES are not quitters.


39 posted on 01/11/2012 3:51:53 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: onyx

If Willard Gekko gets the nomination, look for him to put
John Thune from South Dakota on the ticket. That was his
Lindsey Graham in Iowa. Where you seen one, you seen the other. Two RINOs that compliment each other.


40 posted on 01/11/2012 3:51:57 PM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: NKP_Vet

Sorry to hear that. I speak as someone who lives in a state that has been ripped apart by recall folly. t is not a prcess to be taken lightly.


41 posted on 01/11/2012 3:52:21 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: ObamaMustGo2012
I would LOVE to see Newt disembowel Joe Biden during the debates.

You are making a rash assumption that "Bite-Me" doesn't get replaced by the "smartest woman in the history of the world". Especially when O-Blamer's handlers realize that Joe the Boat Anchor is worth about 10 points in the polls... for the Republicans!

42 posted on 01/11/2012 3:52:21 PM PST by ssaftler ("John Galt, we need you!")
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To: azcap
ROMNEY/HUCKABEE


43 posted on 01/11/2012 3:52:42 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
I think most people (though not most people here on FR) will agree that he is a better alternative than four more years of Hussein.

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Then "most people" are wrong. Obama thinks highly of his work, though.

44 posted on 01/11/2012 3:53:29 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Nope, that’s only until the ads start coming ut and the media turns on Romney. It will be a disaster. There are 14 million unemployed people out there, just running a portion of the movie will turn their stomachs and the media will be running it 24/7.


45 posted on 01/11/2012 3:53:32 PM PST by McGavin999 ("If you'll have my back when I go to Washington, I'll have yours" Rick Perry 2012)
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To: azcap

“ROMNEY/HUCKABEE would blow Obama away.”

No but Newt/Huck or Santorum/Huck WOULD.


46 posted on 01/11/2012 3:54:19 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: ObamaMustGo2012

No, but having been a red stater inside blue state Illinois for 25 years, I get a taste of it. The rest of your observations also make a lot of sense, but that’s about as much as we can say about it here.

I just hope the eventual nominee uses the VP selection as a way to bolster the ticket and one way to do that would be to learn from McCain-Palin and pull in a person who really is a complement, not just a lapdog like Obama did. A bold choice for Romney would be someone like Gingrich, who despite the present enmity would bring innovative ideas and political experience.

Frankly, given Newt’s tendency to, as you say, “do silly things”, the VP slot would be a good fit for him, I think. A place where his ideas could be harnessed without worrying about the consequences of having a President who admittedly does “dumb things” at times.


47 posted on 01/11/2012 3:54:23 PM PST by bigbob
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To: bobk333

Rick Santorum is a bleeding heart liberal panty-waist who sucks.


48 posted on 01/11/2012 3:54:23 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: SatinDoll

Reagan’s on the phone to you LONG distance... ;~)


49 posted on 01/11/2012 3:56:36 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, and no.


50 posted on 01/11/2012 3:59:35 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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