Skip to comments.Limbaugh Ranks Palin, Christie in Tie Atop List for 2012 Presidential Candidates
Posted on 11/01/2010 11:53:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Firebrand conservative Rush Limbaugh ranks former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in a tie at 8 on a scale of 1 to 10 when asked to rate a list of the leading 2012 Republican presidential candidates, according to a Newsweek report. Limbaugh, who is on Newsweeks cover this week for ranking first on a Power 50 list of pundits and politicos, contends that a continued "hell-no" strategy is required to achieve the goals of the grass-roots conservative tea party movement.
Limbaughs other rankings:
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour: 7 Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty: tied at 6 Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee: 4
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the reason why I would rank them highly is because both are willing to fight back. They take the frontline and first to charge in. The rest seem to hide in the background and snipe from afar and occasionally backstab fellow gop
Did not make Rush's list.
Christie / Jindal
I would also have liked to have seen where he would have ranked Mitch Daniels, and or Mike Pence as possible contenders.
Isn’t running. He already said so.
Pretty good but I think I’d rank Barbour ahead of Pawlenty/Romney/Gingrich (in terms of preference).
We need him in the senate to control the backstabbers.
Rush has signaled his ticket.
Palin/Christie for a landlside.
In some sense, that's too bad. In another sense, sitting Senators who have been elected President have uniformly been disasters: Harding, Kennedy, Zerobama. Kennedy gets out of the 'disaster' class ONLY for his quite imaginative and anti-FDR tax cuts. The other disaster from the Senate was of course Lyndon Johnson, who, while succeeding to the presidency as a sitting VP, had spent his whole career in national politics as a Senator from Texas.
Methinks Mr. DeMint is a fine student of American history, and more power to him.
But lets vote this baby first.
Time to put the federal beast back into its cage.
Forget the polls, forget the media spin. Go to the ballot box and put an end to the Dem Party on November 2, 2010.
Throw this putrid congress out on their heads.
This ain't going to end well for these Statists
The Rats are shovel-ready for the dust bin of history.
Yes, and Jindal. Leave Huckabee OFF for sure. Pawlenty? Not gonna happen. Rush is very good, but he missed the mark on at least a couple.
I bet they go for Rubio for VP.
Just saw Romney on one of the Fox shows tonight - he’s running, no doubt in my mind. He’s talking like he’s moving to the ‘right’ - talking up Tea Party and mentioning with disdain Obama and his ‘fellow travelers’ in DC; not exactly hidden code for ‘communists.’
He was pointedly asked about differences in Romney-care in MA and Obamacare and had some good answers — definitely many differences between the two including that Romney-care was/is not mandatory nor intended to be. Of course MA is a relatively small state, too.
He said all the right things, “Obamacare must be REPEALED.”
He’s not my candidate, but I’m pretty sure from what he said and the way he said it that he has every intention of running — said he and wife Ann will talk about this after the new year and see how they feel about it then.
It was not Rush's list, it was the Newsweek reporter's list:
I recently asked him to rate a list of the leading aspirantsNewt Gingrich, Haley Barbour, Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Tim Pawlenty, and Chris Christieon a scale of 1 (if this is the nominee, Im moving to Costa Rica) to 10 (Reagan redux). In reply he gave Huckabee a 4; Pawlenty, Gingrich, and Romney 6s; Barbour a 7. Palin and Christie each scored an 8.
Whatever wing of the Republican Party that is for gay marriage is the only wing Romney belongs in.
Thank you. Rush usually doesn’t tip his hand.
It wasn’t his list I don’t think, he was given names to rank.
Palin is not the best choice. She is more effective as a gad fly.
Limbaugh did . . . Palin, Christie at 8, he put Barbour at 7, Pawlenty, Romney and Gingrich at 6. I like his analysis. Palin and Christie are both fighters and that’s what I want. Real changes have to be made.
Herman Cain was at the final Tea Party stop in New Hampshire last night...interesting to note that the CONSERVATIVE Republican candidates who were sabotaged by the corrupt pro-abortion GOP machine here in NH both turned up (Ovide Lamontagne and Jennifer Horn), but the actual nominees (Bass, Ayotte) couldn’t be bothered. I will probably write in the two conservatives later today...good people who got screwed over by the GOP...
You can see the inner wheels turning as they try to invent popular positions, while not offending anybody.
This is, of course, disqualifying.
I love Palin and Christie both, but I'm open to other leaders emerging.
Yo, Mitt, Tim, Huck - I said leaders. You may sit down now.
In 2006 the presumptive front runners were Romney and Giuliani. How did that work out for them?
Romney (Mr. Herpes) said the WRONG THINGS.
He lied and did not apologize.
...”The reason why I would rank them highly is because both are willing to fight back. They take the frontline and first to charge in. The rest seem to hide in the background and snipe from afar and occasionally backstab fellow GOP.”...
YES! YES! YES!
I really like Barbour, too.
I think somehow the republicans will be taking a long look at their Governor ranks.
For shame. That’s a Dirty Harry quote, not a quote from The Stranger.
“A man’s got to know his limitations.” - Dirty Harry
Magnum Force (1973)
P.S. Go Palin!
That's my big fear right now. Christie has emphatically ruled out a run for president in 2012, but when asked on GMA about the VEEP ticket, he gave an evasive non-answer (not typical for Christie) and they report said he admitted his family has discussed the possibility of a VEEP nomination. In the same interview, his wife seemed unhesitatingly supportive of Christie going to DC.
I think it is a winning ticket. The Palin supporters love her enough to allow for Christie, who apparantly is not fully solid on national conservative issues. He's a terrific spokesman and executive.
I personally hope it doesn't happen. We need him here in NJ for a while longer. And the VEEP spot would be an utter waste of his talents. Plus, if he ever goes national, he's going to get demonized by the right.
Marco Rubio/Sarah Palin 2012. Watch for it.
Warriors. Rush is right. We only have 2. I love Paul Ryan but he doesn’t have executive experience. Same with Mike Pence. All of the others are go-along/get-alongers.
yea, sometimes ppl should not confuse good leadership with being good at giving speeches. OBama have zero leadership skills. It will become more apparent now that theres no nancy/reid to hold his bag. All Obama do, is appoint ppl to take charge, attend meetings, player golf and give rally speeches. Thats why he needs all those czars as obama delegate most of the leadership responsibility to them so he doesn’t have to do it himself
I think Barbour or Christie is going to head the ticket. And Palin will run again as VP, which she is not opposed to.
I think the stronger, more powerful leader, Palin, will be the head of any ticket.
Romney still is a presumptive front runner to those people.
Absolutely. He is not a leader. His czars need to be put out of commission.
I don’t think Palin wants to play second fiddle to anyone. The last time was such a nightmare for her.
Palin will be the nominee.
Harding was no disaster. It is unfortunate he wasn’t able to complete a full term.
I like Marco Rubio....
Where is Paul Ryan on this list? He smacked it right out of the park in the SOTU response. He is also easy on the eyes. That does not hurt.