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Huckabee, Perry and Romney look like they are running in 2016
American Thinker ^ | 07/15/2014 | Silvio Canto Jr.

Posted on 07/15/2014 6:45:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

At the start of the year, I told a friend to keep an eye on Mike Huckabee.  He just had the look of a man running for president.  After all, didn't Ronald Reagan write columns and do radio commentaries before running?

Last month, I was very happy to hear that Mitt Romney was considering another run.  Frankly, I think that he is one of the most qualified people ever denied the presidency.

Let me add another one - Governor Rick Perry of Texas.  We didn't see the real Perry in 2012 but we are seeing him now.

Over the last few weeks, Gov Perry has been at the forefront of the "kids on the border issue."   He represents people who are directly impacted by the chaos on the border. 

Over the weekend, Gov Perry moved beyond the border and wrote a column about President Obama's foreign policy.  It was strong.   He challenged isolationism and he is right:

"As a veteran, and as a governor who has supported Texas National Guard deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, I can understand the emotions behind isolationism.

Many people are tired of war, and the urge to pull back is a natural, human reaction.

Unfortunately, we live in a world where isolationist policies would only endanger our national security even further."

Gov Perry also took on Senator Rand Paul's view of the world.  He also aligned himself with President Reagan's foreign policy - the projection of strength and maintaining a strong defense.

Gov Perry also has his Texas' economic record to talk about.  Frankly, a lot of Americans may want to hear how Texas does it in 2016.


(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016; huckabee; rickperry; romney
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1 posted on 07/15/2014 6:45:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

So much suckage.


2 posted on 07/15/2014 6:47:22 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Mitt Romney, ah yes, the loser .

He lost .

He is a loser.

Nuff said.

Oh yeah, loser.


3 posted on 07/15/2014 6:47:54 AM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: SeekAndFind

I held my nose and voted for Romney over Obama. I just couldn’t do that again after what Obamacare is to my family.


4 posted on 07/15/2014 6:48:14 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: SeekAndFind

I am done with the Republican party. They keep force-feeding carp.


5 posted on 07/15/2014 6:48:25 AM PDT by Dacula
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To: SeekAndFind

wonderful, another RINO-fest. The GOP-e will never learn that the majority of the base and all of the conservatives DO NOT WANT these RINO pos candidates to represent us.


6 posted on 07/15/2014 6:48:36 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: SeekAndFind

I believe Perry is definitely in. Not sure about Huckabee and Romney yet. Huckabee is is sniffing around the edges. If Hickabee decides to get in, you will know it if he starts losing weight inn a hurry. I think Roney will hang around and if the other candidates start to deadlock and there is a Draft Romney movement, he may try again.


7 posted on 07/15/2014 6:48:51 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: SeekAndFind

Talk about a recipe for a third party.....


8 posted on 07/15/2014 6:50:36 AM PDT by ohiobuckeye1997
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To: SeekAndFind

Perry is the best among them!


9 posted on 07/15/2014 6:50:40 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: SeekAndFind

They just want to see which one of them gets to lose to Fauxcahontas.


10 posted on 07/15/2014 6:50:40 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The only person we need running in 2016 is Ted Cruz. Everyone else is either a RINO or an incompetent campaigner.


11 posted on 07/15/2014 6:50:47 AM PDT by Objective Scrutator (All liberals are criminals, and all criminals are liberals)
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To: SeekAndFind

Of the three I like Perry best. While not the most polished speaker around . . . who wants a smooth talker . . . hasn’t worked out so great with the teleprompter man we have in there now.


12 posted on 07/15/2014 6:51:19 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Worst 8 years ever, First Affirmative Action President, I hope those who did this to us SUFFER MOST!)
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To: FlipWilson

RE: Mitt Romney, ah yes, the loser .

The same could have been said of Richard Nixon in 1960.

He lost to Kennedy ( by a squeaker and many say he should have won had it not been for massive fraud ).

Then he ran for governor in 1962 and LOST AGAIN to Pat Brown.

That would have been the end of his political career.

You know the rest of the story...


13 posted on 07/15/2014 6:53:32 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: FlipWilson

Romney would be OK if he toughens up and took the correct lessons away from his loss. I’m doubtful. This election will be all out war.


14 posted on 07/15/2014 6:53:37 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: SeekAndFind

NO ONE is going ANYWHERE without a firm and succinct stand on the Immigration (translated: Illegal Aliens) issue!!!


15 posted on 07/15/2014 6:54:02 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: SeekAndFind

As if we’re not hearing enough horror stories at the moment. These losers need to give up. They’re washed-up has-been lapdogs. The GOP-e needs to die.


16 posted on 07/15/2014 6:54:42 AM PDT by Politicalkiddo (The more helpless the victim, the more hideous the assault.)
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To: dennisw
Perry is the best among them!

Agreed. I can think of about a dozen better candidates, but Perry is still miles ahead of the Manchurian Democrat candidate Romney, and the wishy-washy socially womanly Huckabee.

17 posted on 07/15/2014 6:54:44 AM PDT by fwdude (The last time the GOP ran an "extremist," Reagan won 44 states.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I still like Perry, even after his debate gaffes. I am willing to vote for him again. (I voted Perry in the primaries).

I will not vote for Romney or Huckabee under any circumstances.


18 posted on 07/15/2014 6:55:05 AM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: SeekAndFind

Looks like the start of the same bunch that ran last time.


19 posted on 07/15/2014 6:55:42 AM PDT by tennmountainman (True conservatives don't like being rained on by their own party!)
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To: SeekAndFind
That would have been the end of his political career.

Too bad it wasn't.

20 posted on 07/15/2014 6:55:45 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

NO RETREADS!


21 posted on 07/15/2014 6:56:05 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

No. No. No.

Or at least...

Hell no. Mostly no. And Eff No.


22 posted on 07/15/2014 6:56:15 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tri nornar eg bir. Binde til rota...)
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To: dennisw

Perry is the Lest Worst among them.

He’s hardly a prize.


23 posted on 07/15/2014 6:57:05 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tri nornar eg bir. Binde til rota...)
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To: SeekAndFind

ya, those idiots will win it for them..

With out my vote.


24 posted on 07/15/2014 6:57:21 AM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hey GUYS!!!!

You have already been tried and rejected!!

Pack your egos and support a true CONSERVATIVE like Ted Cruz!


25 posted on 07/15/2014 6:57:40 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: dfwgator

RE: NO RETREADS!

Wasn’t Ronald Reagan a retread in 1980?


26 posted on 07/15/2014 6:59:32 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Sure hope and pray we can do better than that.


27 posted on 07/15/2014 7:00:00 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: Dacula

I am so, so tired of the GOPe using Iowa and New Hampshire as the street corners for turning out their ‘new’ b!tches.

I’m done with this crap. If Ted Cruz isn’t on my Georgia ballot when the GOPe finally deems I can vote, I won’t be voting. If they thing conservatives will turn out for either, they are tragically mistaken. I’d sooner see the GOPe and the Republican Party they control burn to the ground (figuratively).


28 posted on 07/15/2014 7:00:06 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SeekAndFind

Ok, let me rephrase that.

NO RETREADS THAT SUCK!


29 posted on 07/15/2014 7:00:43 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Dacula

Ya....help the libs stay in power....

That’ll teach ‘em a lesson, and then in about a million years your third party favorite can fix everything.


30 posted on 07/15/2014 7:00:43 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: Gaffer

Texas should be the first primary, and anyone who doesn’t finish in the Top Three, has to drop out.


31 posted on 07/15/2014 7:01:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

Nope, in 1980 RR was a tire with a GOOD MANY miles remaining on his tread.


32 posted on 07/15/2014 7:02:07 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: SeekAndFind

There were, are, retreads and there are retards (intentional). Ronald Reagan was a visionary who would not give up because of his love of country.

Mitt Romney is a retard who won’t give up because he hasn’t appeased enough, and people just don’t love him enough. Frankly, the GOPe has NOTHING - nothing in their tool bag except a bunch of ‘tools.’

I held my nose for McInsane, and I held my nose for Romney. I won’t be holding my nose this time. The GOPe has to be destroyed.


33 posted on 07/15/2014 7:04:05 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: dfwgator

I agree. Anywhere but IOWA (breadbasket of bribes and ethanol) and New Hampshire. What are they combined? 5% of the population? Whatever they are, they’ve done us conservatives a HUGE disservice.


34 posted on 07/15/2014 7:06:04 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SeekAndFind

The retardation of the GOP continues.


35 posted on 07/15/2014 7:08:56 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: dfwgator

Let em run! The more the merrier! Let get some new faces—West, Lee, Walker, even Trump. Now these old dudes are really running for VP. If any of them gets their act together and really fights—I will support them.


36 posted on 07/15/2014 7:13:59 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*onward! Ride to the sound of the guns!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Perry is OK.

Huckleberry and Willard? Nope. Put them in the same column as Jeb and Krispie Kreme.

37 posted on 07/15/2014 7:14:04 AM PDT by Gritty (Obama's governing as president of a Latin American republic, where only the president matters-MSteyn)
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To: SeekAndFind

No, no thank you, and HELL NO!


38 posted on 07/15/2014 7:14:10 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

To have so many candidates running makes the entire thing a huge farce.


39 posted on 07/15/2014 7:15:31 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Romney would be OK if HE WOULD GO INTO RETIREMENT AND ENJOY HIS FAMILY, NEVER TO BE HEARD FROM AGAIN!

There, fixed it for you. No lefty, liberal, progressive, pro-death, anti-gun RINOs.

40 posted on 07/15/2014 7:16:16 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Wasn’t Ronald Reagan a retread in 1980?

No one mentioned is even in the same league, state, nation, or universe with RWR!

41 posted on 07/15/2014 7:17:16 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Wasn’t Ronald Reagan a retread in 1980?

BOOM!

42 posted on 07/15/2014 7:22:55 AM PDT by steelwheels
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To: SeekAndFind
RE: Mitt Romney, ah yes, the loser . The same could have been said of Richard Nixon in 1960.

Total nonsense, Romney has a single victory to show for his entire decades old political career, he failed in that office and gave up running for reelection and left with 34% approval.

Navy Lt. Commander Richard Nixon came out of WWII and became a two term Congressman, sworn in one year after resigning his Navy commission.
Congressman Nixon later won office as a united States Senator, and then served as a two term Vice President of the United States as veep he ran for and lost that 1960 presidential election by only thousands of votes.

Mitt Romney is a true loser, with almost nothing to show for decades of campaigning, except that one lonely, less than 50% election win which ended in failure, his having to give up his plan for reelection, and losing the seat to democrats after his having been the 4th GOP governor in a row.

43 posted on 07/15/2014 7:22:55 AM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: SeekAndFind

In a pounding-the-message-home sort of way, I hope the GOP-E does run with Mitt Romney a third time. I believe that will cause Palin, or Cruz, or Lee, or fill-in-name-of-genuine-conservative to run. And if that happens, we'll see a Reaganesque landslide and a statesman instead of a politician in the Whitehouse.


44 posted on 07/15/2014 7:24:38 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Not a single one of them will challenge the legitimacy of so-called “moderate” Islam or its current representation in the WH and the Executive Branch of govt. Not a one has mentioned the recent establishment and announcements of the newly formed Muslim political party, the USMCO, the US Muslim Council of Organisations, designed to immediately focus on the 2016 election as a voting block.

Valerie Jarrett is thought to be a potential Dem candidate waiting in the wings, certainly a major Muslim Brotherhood associate. The Muslim Brotherhood has had the last two presidents “covered” (Saudi Royal Presidential gold medallions speak for themselves) and will go for another, regardless of whether he/she is a Dem or Republican.

The influence of the Muslim Brotherhood on US foreign policy and internal matters is massive and should be a major election issue. If the media are a fourth estate, the MB is a fifth estate thru its US organisations, now organized for formal political functioning at the highest levels of government and politics in the US.

Here is a link to the USMCO’s nature and recent announcements since March 2012 and before:

http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/2014/05/19/genesis-of-the-us-council-of-muslim-organizations-muslim-brotherhood-political-party/

http://www.militantislammonitor.org/article/id/6361
US Muslim Brotherhood Adherents Form New Stealth Jihad Group - US Council Of Muslim Organisations (USCMO)

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3672/muslim-brotherhood-us-government

The Muslim Brotherhood, linked strongly in a publicly perceived sense since the Cairo Speech, vetted by MB advisors has had increasing influence on US foreign policy in the ME, especially in Syira, Libya and with HAMAS, sprung itsef, as Al Q, from the MB. The US in Syria risks a Al Q replacement for Assad in Syria and if the IS Caliphate relinks with Al-Q there will be vastly more trouble. Boko Haram and a significant element of the Pakistan Taliban have come out for the IS Caliphate.

Another political party has formed to influence US policy to an even greater extent than it does already, and neither party recognises the threat or is addressing it. Both parties would rather attack the Tea Party. The Muslim Brotherhood would like to keep it that way.

The Muslim Brotherhood has NO resistance offered by either party to its anti-American goals. How come?

Here are a couple of links regarding the USMCO and its member organisations


45 posted on 07/15/2014 7:27:38 AM PDT by givemELL
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Not an endorsement, but I really want to see Walker run, think he would be very good to have in the mix as a viable contender.

Or is he too damaged now as a result of those manufactured scandals?


46 posted on 07/15/2014 7:28:48 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: SeekAndFind

Palin, Cruz, or LOSE.


47 posted on 07/15/2014 7:30:50 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: VRWC For Truth

How about Scott Walker?


48 posted on 07/15/2014 7:31:53 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Reagan wasn’t a retread, he was a political force and the true earned leader of the conservatives in America, while to this day no one knows why Romney is even in politics.

In 1976 Governor Reagan was only months out of his second term as Governor of California, and he almost knocked off a SITTING GOP president as the counting went on after midnight “Ford prevailed with 1,187 delegates to Reagan’s 1,070”. In 1980 he did defeat a sitting president.

It was during the 1980 campaign that Romney left the GOP, eventually to become a democrat supporter, fund raiser, and even voter.


49 posted on 07/15/2014 7:32:05 AM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Last month, I was very happy to hear that Mitt Romney was considering another run.”

Why is there no BARF alert?!?


50 posted on 07/15/2014 7:34:34 AM PDT by Boogieman
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