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2012 Republican Presidential Nomination Candidate List
Myself | 02/06/08 | GOPGuide

Posted on 02/06/2008 4:13:58 PM PST by GOPGuide

Ok, the GOP is heading for disaster this November.

Just for the sake of conversation who do people like for president in 2012? Here is a list of conservatives who might make a race out of 2012:

General David Petraeus

Senator John Thune

Senator John Ensign

Senator Jim DeMint

Governor Don Carcieri

Governor Mark Sanford

Governor Bobby Jindal

Governor Haley Barbour

Oh, and how about replacing Iowa and New Hampshire in the Republican nomination with more reliably conservative medium sized states such as Colorado and Nevada going first and second respectively and allowing ONLY registered Republicans to vote in the primary?


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1 posted on 02/06/2008 4:14:06 PM PST by GOPGuide
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To: GOPGuide

Newt Gingrich.


2 posted on 02/06/2008 4:14:43 PM PST by BUSHdude2000 (Get the embedded reporters out of Iraq and finish the job)
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To: BUSHdude2000

Nah, too old, let’s try and get someone in their 40’s to early 60’s.


3 posted on 02/06/2008 4:16:34 PM PST by GOPGuide
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To: GOPGuide

That’s a *PROMISING* list. I also like *TOM COBURN*.

It’s *UNFORTUNATE* that 2008 is already *LOST*. I will *NEVER* vote for *RINO* McLame.


4 posted on 02/06/2008 4:18:22 PM PST by Sir Valentino
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To: GOPGuide

As always, Duncan Hunter.


5 posted on 02/06/2008 4:18:25 PM PST by cripplecreek (Duncan Hunter, Conservative excellence in action.)
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To: GOPGuide

But what if McCain wins in 2008?


6 posted on 02/06/2008 4:18:40 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

“But what if McCain wins in 2008?”

I guess it is possible, but it looks really unlikely if you can’t even get Sean Hannity and Limbaugh to push you.

Also, Paul will probably go third party because of McCain’s war stance.


7 posted on 02/06/2008 4:20:36 PM PST by GOPGuide
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To: GOPGuide

I like Bobby Jindal.

Marc Racicot?


8 posted on 02/06/2008 4:20:44 PM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Global warming is to Revelations as the theory of evolution is to Genesis.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Then we start a *NEW* party because the *OLD* one will be *DESTROYED*.


9 posted on 02/06/2008 4:21:26 PM PST by Sir Valentino
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

I thought of Marc Racicot too. Don’t know if there is anything that would keep him out.


10 posted on 02/06/2008 4:21:53 PM PST by mhx
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To: GOPGuide

Are we sure Gen. Petraus is even a Republican? Does anyone know his politics?


11 posted on 02/06/2008 4:22:49 PM PST by squidly
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To: TenthAmendmentChampion

Bobby Jindal


12 posted on 02/06/2008 4:22:57 PM PST by conservativefromGa
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To: GOPGuide
Also, Paul will probably go third party because of McCain’s war stance.

Ron Paul might actually win, if he goes third party.

13 posted on 02/06/2008 4:24:01 PM PST by sourcery (Electile Disfunction: The inability to get excited about any of the available candidates)
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To: squidly

I have the same questions about Gen. Petraus. He’s a true hero but there is great danger in hero worship.


14 posted on 02/06/2008 4:24:03 PM PST by cripplecreek (Duncan Hunter, Conservative excellence in action.)
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To: GOPGuide
I've heard of presidential campaigns starting the day after an election, but this is a bit ridiculous!

Let's see who does the very best job standing up to McCain, Obama, or the Beest. That person should be our nominee.

15 posted on 02/06/2008 4:26:26 PM PST by hunter112 (With Fred gone, our best hope is for a compromise candidate from a brokered convention.)
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To: squidly

“Are we sure Gen. Petraus is even a Republican? Does anyone know his politics?”

Patience, that is what the primary is for. :)


16 posted on 02/06/2008 4:26:27 PM PST by GOPGuide
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To: squidly

There’s always Tommy Franks and Oliver North to add to the list.


17 posted on 02/06/2008 4:26:34 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (Change.....that's what we will have left in our pockets if a Democrat gets elected president!)
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To: GOPGuide

I’ll take Newt at 200 years old over the rest of this cast of characters. The guys on your list at least have 4 years to make themselves credible.


18 posted on 02/06/2008 4:27:19 PM PST by BUSHdude2000 (Get the embedded reporters out of Iraq and finish the job)
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To: GOPGuide
In 2012 the cry will be

"Four More Years"

19 posted on 02/06/2008 4:27:41 PM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: squidly

Why does every FR presidential list start with some military superstar?

Schwarzkopf said he didn’t want to run for office
Powell didn’t want a POTUS runS in ‘96
Pace didn’t want to be drafted for the VA senate run
and now Petraeus?

Let’s move on.


20 posted on 02/06/2008 4:29:11 PM PST by PurpleMan
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To: GOPGuide

Haley Barbour would be great, but you can’t have Bobby Jindal. We haven’t had the pleasure of his governorship long enough yet and it will take at least two terms for him to drain the swamp down here (so to speak).


21 posted on 02/06/2008 4:30:16 PM PST by JustaDumbBlonde (Laissez les bons temps rouler!)
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To: GOPGuide
Start by replacing Jerry Clower Haley Barbour with John Cornyn.

Remove the General (not interested) and Jindal (not seasoned).

I'll take that list as a starting point.

22 posted on 02/06/2008 4:33:19 PM PST by TexasNative2000 (Is this tagline governed by McCain-Feingold?)
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To: GOPGuide; Paleo Conservative
“But what if McCain wins in 2008?”

I guess it is possible, but it looks really unlikely if you can’t even get Sean Hannity and Limbaugh to push you.

On the other hand, I am hearing Independents tell me that they like McCain.

"Very conservative" Republicans only make up less than 4% of the total electorate.

In 2007, self-identified Republicans were about 28 percent of the mass electorate, self-identified Democrats were about 32 percent, and self-identified independents were about 39 percent. Fifty-five percent of Republicans self-identified as "conservative," 26 percent as "moderate," and 13 percent as "very conservative." ...... Now, do the simple math. "Very conservative" Republicans are only about 3.6 percent--28 percent times 13 percent--of the mass electorate. If that just seems too low, consult the American National Election Studies (ANES) and add the 12 percent of independents who lean Republican to the 12 percent who are self-described "weak Republicans" and the 16 percent who are self-described "strong Republicans." This sums to 40 percent of the mass electorate. But that still means just 5.2 percent of all voters (40 percent times 13 percent) qualify as "very conservative" Republicans.

If we are a tail that always expects to wag the dog of America, we will find ourselves as a dead, cut off tail.

23 posted on 02/06/2008 4:33:25 PM PST by Polybius
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To: sourcery
Ron Paul might actually win, if he goes third party.

I suppose but I would consider it about as likely as my winning the lottery tonight.

24 posted on 02/06/2008 4:33:31 PM PST by CommerceComet (Mitt Romney: Boldly telling the audience whatever it wants to hear.)
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To: GOPGuide

Forget meaningless name lists for 2012. How about a conservative party instead? Know of any?


25 posted on 02/06/2008 4:33:40 PM PST by TADSLOS (Conservatism means never having to say "I voted for John McCain for the sake of the GOP")
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To: Paleo Conservative
But what if McCain wins in 2008?

Then the candidate chosen for 2012 will face an even tougher road after four years of a president with an R after his name working with Dims and damaging the country.

26 posted on 02/06/2008 4:34:48 PM PST by Ingtar (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery. - ejonesie22)
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To: GOPGuide
I’ll study your list. From looking at some posts on this thread its clear some didn't get the memo. It does no good to recruit choir directors to preach to the choir. We saw how Duncan Hunter did.

We need a strong conservative leader who can persuade both conservatives and sufficient non-conservatives Republicans to vote for him/her within a big tent. Someone who can persuade like Newt Gingrinch but without the negative baggage.

27 posted on 02/06/2008 4:36:19 PM PST by plain talk
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To: GOPGuide

Kristinn Taylor


28 posted on 02/06/2008 4:37:17 PM PST by rabidralph (Congrats to Redskins' 2008 Hall-of-Famers Darrell Green and Art Monk! Woo-hoo!)
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To: GOPGuide

Fred Thompson,

George Allen


29 posted on 02/06/2008 4:39:31 PM PST by NavVet ( If you don't defend Conservatism in the Primaries, you won't have it to defend in November)
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To: GOPGuide

Bobby Jindal should be on the ‘08 ticket. Mitt Romney will run again in 2012 and folks will be ready for his capabilities, experience, and message.


30 posted on 02/06/2008 4:43:29 PM PST by Combat_Liberalism
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To: GOPGuide

Jeb Bush!


31 posted on 02/06/2008 4:43:41 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: cripplecreek

Same here.

Duncan Hunter


32 posted on 02/06/2008 4:44:47 PM PST by sneakers (STILL supporting Duncan Hunter! Proudly!)
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Newt and Tommy Franks for VP


33 posted on 02/06/2008 4:45:11 PM PST by FROST18E
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To: GOPGuide

Add Duncan Hunter to the list.


34 posted on 02/06/2008 4:46:54 PM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: GOPGuide

Anne Coulter?!?


35 posted on 02/06/2008 4:50:22 PM PST by Preech1 (Bill the Cat in '08...this time, why not the worst!)
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To: GOPGuide

I like Jindal but he is way too young. He needs to wait about 12-16 years.


36 posted on 02/06/2008 4:50:32 PM PST by DFG
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To: GOPGuide

If Hillary wins, this list is a moot point.

You see...there will never BE another election if she wins. Leader-for-Life Hillary, followed by whatever power-mad successor she names.

Fight like Hell to keep the Evil One out of office.


37 posted on 02/06/2008 4:51:00 PM PST by hoagy62 (Happily watching the Left go full-goose bozo.)
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To: GOPGuide

You left off the ‘energizer bunny’ candidate that just keeps running, running and running.....

Alan Keyes


38 posted on 02/06/2008 4:51:48 PM PST by deport ( -- Cue Spooky Music --)
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To: GOPGuide

Mike Pence


39 posted on 02/06/2008 4:53:00 PM PST by nitzy (globalism and limited government cannot co-exist)
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To: GOPGuide

Lincoln Chafee!

But then again, given recent trends, he’d probably be far too conservative for the GOP by 2012.


40 posted on 02/06/2008 4:57:11 PM PST by kevao
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To: GOPGuide

Lincoln Chafee.

But then again, given recent trends, he’d probably be far too conservative for the GOP by 2012.


41 posted on 02/06/2008 4:57:52 PM PST by kevao
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To: plain talk

What do you know about John Kasich from Ohio? I always liked him but I don’t know enough about his views or if he has abandoned politics.


42 posted on 02/06/2008 5:02:38 PM PST by live+let_live
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To: MinorityRepublican

NO! Not another Bush.


43 posted on 02/06/2008 5:04:48 PM PST by alarm rider ("The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." -)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Jeb Bush!

NO!

Had enough of Bush's.

44 posted on 02/06/2008 5:05:41 PM PST by AFreeBird (No Romney, No Rudy, No McLame, No Huck, No Paul! Toss the GOP into the ashcan of History.)
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To: GOPGuide

ohfercryinoutloud...


45 posted on 02/06/2008 5:06:33 PM PST by Corin Stormhands (New and Improved! Now with 4 less lbs.)
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To: GOPGuide
I need a job so I'm tossing my hat in the ring. Vote for Hot Tabasco and I'll cut your taxes, build a wall, deport every single person who is here illegally, spank Iran, let our military be the sole deciders on how to deal with Iraq, slap Nancy Pelosi, punch out John McCain and send him back to Sun City to spend his remaining days with the other retirees, cut off all federal funds to California, punch out Arnold Schwarznegger, begin immediate drilling in ANWR with protection by the National Guard if necessary, reappoint John Bolten and his assistant CM Punk to the United Nations, call an immediate session of KYOTO to tell them to take their business somewhere else, since Iran ignored our spanking we'll bomb them.

I haven't ran out of ideas, only time...........

If you have any other good ideas, I'm willing to read them and probably put them to use.

Remember: Hot Tabasco for PRESIDENT!

Oops, forgot, force William Clay Ford to sell the Detroit Lions to Mike Ilitch.....that should get me the Michigan vote.......probably not Detroit tho

46 posted on 02/06/2008 5:07:24 PM PST by Hot Tabasco ( Donít go messing with Smokey Taylor. He just bought a whole bunch of fresh ammo.)
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To: live+let_live
What do you know about John Kasich from Ohio? I always liked him but I don’t know enough about his views or if he has abandoned politics.

I know about as much as you probably do. Always liked him over the years. Seemed to be a straight shooter. President? Well I just can't see him as President but maybe that's just me. But he's a good man and you're onto something. We need someone who can convince people in swing states like Ohio and Florida.

47 posted on 02/06/2008 5:12:48 PM PST by plain talk
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To: GOPGuide

Gary Johnson (Gov. “No”; R-NM)


48 posted on 02/06/2008 5:16:49 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: sneakers

I liked Duncan Hunter until he endorsed the Huckster! Huckabee is a liberal. If Hunter likes him, there is something wrong with Hunter.

No more Bushes. No more Clintons.


49 posted on 02/06/2008 5:17:21 PM PST by Astronaut
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To: GOPGuide

Sanford and Gingrich are both members of the Global Warmist Cult, so forget them. Thune endorsed McCain this time around, so no thanks.


50 posted on 02/06/2008 5:18:28 PM PST by xjcsa (Limbaugh/Petraeus 2008)
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