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Marsha Blackburn To "Test The Waters" For 2016 Presidential Bid
cbsnews.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | SCOTT CONROY

Posted on 04/11/2014 7:22:35 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- Tennessee Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn will consider running for president in 2016 -- if she sees an opportunity to do so, an aide to the 7th District Republican told RealClearPolitics. Blackburn is scheduled to be one of the speakers at a New Hampshire Republican rally this weekend but was not previously known to be mulling a White House bid.

"If there's a door to kick down, she's willing to kick it down," the aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said. "These are the kinds of events you go to -- test the waters, and see what the reaction is."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: 2016; 2016gopprimary; blackburn; blackburn2016; marshablackburn; tennessee; tn; tn7
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I like her.
1 posted on 04/11/2014 7:22:35 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Why would anyone in their right mind want to be President of the U.S.?.....unless they’re just looking for the perks - a la Zer0.


2 posted on 04/11/2014 7:24:27 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I’ve never heard of her…….


3 posted on 04/11/2014 7:24:43 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: basil

“I’ve never heard of her…….”

Given that, all of us KNOW that she’s much better than the Hillabeast or Fauxahantas. She’s gotta be, since those first two wenches have the combined IQ of a cumquat.


4 posted on 04/11/2014 7:26:13 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: basil

Western Middle Tennessee, TN-7, vocal conservative.
http://blackburn.house.gov/


5 posted on 04/11/2014 7:26:57 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: basil
She's a good one. And I think it would be good for the GOP to field more women in the primaries.
6 posted on 04/11/2014 7:27:14 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

She’s looking to catch a VP nod.


7 posted on 04/11/2014 7:27:31 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: basil

8 posted on 04/11/2014 7:28:05 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Marsha, please do us a favor and run for the Senate.

Tennessee has 2 complete idiots that need to be removed.


9 posted on 04/11/2014 7:28:32 AM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I could live with that.


10 posted on 04/11/2014 7:28:33 AM PDT by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
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To: basil

“I’ve never heard of her”

She’s great. If you like Michele Bachmann you’ll like her. The two are very close.


11 posted on 04/11/2014 7:28:49 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Hate to see her speaking in Soviet Red Hampshire...she is a great conservative (I met her in East Tennessee), and she won’t receive the best of welcomes here in blue country. I hope that doesn’t discourage her.


12 posted on 04/11/2014 7:30:04 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: kingattax

AGREED!


13 posted on 04/11/2014 7:30:59 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: who knows what evil?

bttt


14 posted on 04/11/2014 7:31:24 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I would be very pleased with a Cruz/Blackburn ticket in 2016.


15 posted on 04/11/2014 7:32:28 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

They are very similar in their depth and breadth of knowledge, and both are bulldogs. Cruz/Blackburn sounds delicious!


16 posted on 04/11/2014 7:32:36 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: who knows what evil?

You only beat me cuz I’m on my cell!


17 posted on 04/11/2014 7:33:35 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: kingattax

LOLOL! True.


18 posted on 04/11/2014 7:33:36 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: txhurl

LOL...reason #9 why I do not on a cell: ‘You can post faster on FR.’


19 posted on 04/11/2014 7:34:37 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: txhurl; who knows what evil?

Cruz/Blackburn sounds delicious!

BTTT!


20 posted on 04/11/2014 7:34:40 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Paine in the Neck

She looks guilty enough for that


21 posted on 04/11/2014 7:34:53 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I love Marsha and have spoken with her. She’s a solid conservative.

I’d rather she ran for the Senate so we could have a conservative senator in Tennessee.


22 posted on 04/11/2014 7:36:40 AM PDT by JT Hatter (Who is Barack Obama? And What is He Really Up To?)
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To: Jane Long

I agree, but she would have a hard time against Lamar dollar-wise. And there’s another primary opponent, George Flinn, who has a lot of cash as well. In a three-way, it would probably be Lamar, and a loss in 2014 would deflate her chances in 2016.


23 posted on 04/11/2014 7:37:31 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I rather like her, too, but she’s a farking idiot if she’s trying to use an anonymous house seat as a platform for running for president! In my lifetime, dozens of house MERE members have run for president. NONE break 2 or 3% in the early races, unless they have some further claim to authority, such as being speaker (Gingrich, Gephard), or some higher office.


24 posted on 04/11/2014 7:38:37 AM PDT by dangus
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To: Da Coyote
"the combined IQ of a cumquat."
probably; a sack of rocks and a bag of cow dung, are also running
in the 'RAT primaries, too...been told, about equal.

25 posted on 04/11/2014 7:38:53 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Although I respect and appreciate what Mrs. Blackburn has done for Tennessee, her endorsement and co-chir of the progressive RINO, Lamar Alexander’s re-election is a deal breaker for me.

Perhaps She has become one of the establishment politicians that she claims to fight against.

http://www.nashvillecitypaper.com/content/city-news/sen-lamar-alexander-names-2014-re-election-campaign-co-chairs-minus-desjarlais


26 posted on 04/11/2014 7:39:01 AM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: Genoa

Sounds like she has a plan, then, to get national exposure...for future options.


27 posted on 04/11/2014 7:40:00 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: who knows what evil?

‘do not OWN a cell’...geez.


28 posted on 04/11/2014 7:40:18 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: dangus

Think VP. This may mean Cruz has selected her.


29 posted on 04/11/2014 7:40:41 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: BarnacleCenturion

She’s my critter

Usually votes right

But in a word....no


30 posted on 04/11/2014 7:40:43 AM PDT by wardaddy (the real battle is what do we replace America as we knew it with....and will we fight..literally)
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To: Genoa; Jane Long

. . . And there are a couple of other candidates in the Lamar primary in addition to the ones I mentioned. I think she ought to keep her eye on 2016.


31 posted on 04/11/2014 7:40:50 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

If that’s true, I’d like to hear more, although I think she is actually seek attention for a VP slot.


32 posted on 04/11/2014 7:42:12 AM PDT by Obadiah (Obama takes a selfie. Putin takes Crimea.)
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To: CrappieLuck
a deal breaker for me

Crappie, you're a hard case. :-)
33 posted on 04/11/2014 7:46:49 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Just curious: Why are there NO good-looking liberals?


34 posted on 04/11/2014 7:48:44 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Genoa

Compromise is just surrender on an installment plan :)


35 posted on 04/11/2014 7:50:29 AM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Surely you jest.

A great congresswoman to be sure....but she will get as far as Michele Bachmann. She has has practically 0% voter ID outside her district.


36 posted on 04/11/2014 7:51:21 AM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: Paine in the Neck

Thinking the same thing too. She doesn’t have name recognition now but getting the VP nod changes the equation for her. She obviously has presidential ambitions.


37 posted on 04/11/2014 7:52:21 AM PDT by dowcaet
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To: Jane Long

I can go for that.


38 posted on 04/11/2014 7:52:40 AM PDT by Hildy (Falling down is how you grow. Staying down is how you die.)
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To: Genoa
Bill Clinton's new squeeze down in Kentucky (running for Senate) is pretty cute:


39 posted on 04/11/2014 7:53:30 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: kingattax

She too busy working to re-elect one of them idiots.

http://www.nashvillecitypaper.com/content/city-news/sen-lamar-alexander-names-2014-re-election-campaign-co-chairs-minus-desjarlais


40 posted on 04/11/2014 7:55:14 AM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I like Blackburn also. Maybe Cruz/Blackburn or Paul/Blackburn?


41 posted on 04/11/2014 7:57:48 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ErnBatavia
Why would anyone in their right mind want to be President of the U.S.?.....unless they’re just looking for the perks - a la Zer0.

I think most candidates are in it for the perks, power and prestige, even though the prestige isn't what it used to be thanks to Obama.

But I think that some one in their right mind would want to be president if they were absolutely committed to changing the course of this country, of using the bully pulpit and all their Constitutional powers to restore the American values of liberty, limited government and free markets.

42 posted on 04/11/2014 8:07:51 AM PDT by Maceman
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To: Genoa
Just curious: Why are there NO good-looking liberals?

Just as some pool players carry their own pool cues with them, liberal women carry around their own ugly stick, so you might assume they are the result of self inflicted wounds.

43 posted on 04/11/2014 8:11:36 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

She hasn’t made a name for herself or stood out in a memorable on the national stage, thusly....


44 posted on 04/11/2014 8:18:23 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Da Coyote
"Where are my kumquats?"

--W. C. Fields in It's a Gift

45 posted on 04/11/2014 8:21:11 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Genoa

She’s certainly very attractive. If she’s conservative as you say, I would certainly vote for her if I lived in TN.


46 posted on 04/11/2014 8:21:31 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Genoa
"Just curious: Why are there NO good-looking liberals?

Well, there's Rosa ...


47 posted on 04/11/2014 8:36:26 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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To: Da Coyote
Given that, all of us KNOW that she’s much better than the Hillabeast or Fauxahantas. She’s gotta be, since those first two wenches have the combined IQ of a cumquat.

Worst of all, Hillabeast and Fauxahantas have the morality quotient of a Bitch in heat. Apologies to Bitches everywhere.

48 posted on 04/11/2014 8:37:02 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
"These are the kinds of events you go to -- test the waters, and see what the reaction is."

I predict the waters will be tepid and the reaction will be "Huh?"

49 posted on 04/11/2014 8:39:53 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: eCSMaster

I still think that’s Lurch.


50 posted on 04/11/2014 9:01:08 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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