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Calls Rise To Broaden GOP Field (Time may have run out except for Palin)
WSJ ^ | Sunday August 21, 2011 | JONATHAN WEISMAN And NEIL KING JR.

Posted on 08/21/2011 6:01:52 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

After a week of intense campaign activity that was supposed to clarify the Republican presidential field, the clamor for new entrants has intensified, with fresh hints from Sarah Palin that she could jump in and pressure mounting on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan to join the race.

The activity suggests the extent to which dissatisfaction with the current field lingers—as well as the possibility that President Barack Obama's growing problems could entice others to seek the chance to unseat him.

"Do I think the field is complete yet? I would have thought so, but I've got to be honest. I think there could be a few more surprises," said New Hampshire Republican Party Chairman Jack Kimball.

There are few firm signs either Mr. Christie or Mr. Ryan will take the

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There are others still in the wings. Former New York Gov. George Pataki has put out feelers in recent days, but his entry as a moderate Republican has gotten little encouragement, senior Republicans said Sunday. Rep. Peter King (R., N.Y.) said former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is still pondering a run and should decide within days.

Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor, is making waves of his own, ditching a low-key approach that produced little movement in the polls for a gamble on an all-out attack on other candidates. In an interview Sunday, he said he wouldn't trust any of his GOP competitors with control of the economy.

Some GOP operatives say that time may have already run out for anyone beyond Ms. Palin to enter the race. "To develop a national campaign, you have to have been in a serious planning mode for months by now," said Phil Musser, a Pawlenty adviser.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; christie4obama; christie4sharia; christiedowngrade; gopfield; palin; rinochristie; sarahpalin

1 posted on 08/21/2011 6:01:58 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

The North East GOP elites are salivating for Governor Christie!


2 posted on 08/21/2011 6:06:28 PM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Bigtigermike
For those of you in Rio Linda let me translate.

Check Pants Republican Party Reptiles are desperately looking for a GOP Apparatchik that will continue to the game of Musical Chairs on the Titanic as they play me-to-ism Democratic Lite on the Victrola...

Back to you Bob...

3 posted on 08/21/2011 6:08:49 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Bigtigermike
Looks like Palin made the right choice to stay out of the race as long as possible. Once she makes her entry, she is going to just suck the air out of all the other campaigns.

Whatever happened to "front-runner" Mitt Romney? Is he even still in the race?

4 posted on 08/21/2011 6:14:39 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: onyx
If they all could win their own state it would guarantee a brokered convention. Newt, and Herman are from the same state so let them fight it out there Backman has already beat Pawlenty from her state. Get Rudy, and Christie up in this thing.
5 posted on 08/21/2011 6:15:19 PM PDT by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: Bigtigermike

She has to be bigger than the FR people, She is super star here.

At the end of the day, after the battles, I am voting for the endorsed GOP...

NO THIRD PARTY


6 posted on 08/21/2011 6:23:09 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: reefdiver

So your saying you might have to pull out the big clothes pin to put on your nose. < /s>


7 posted on 08/21/2011 6:31:45 PM PDT by ReformedBeckite (1 of 3 I'm only allowing my self each day)
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To: Bigtigermike

I love the smell of RINO desperation in the morning...

Give up old school RINOS.

Some tea?...


8 posted on 08/21/2011 6:33:51 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Cut the Crap and Balance!" -- Governor Sarah Palin , Friday August 12 2011, Iowa State Fair)
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To: SamAdams76
Whatever happened to "front-runner" Mitt Romney? Is he even still in the race?

I thought I saw him selling Reverse Mortgages on an Infomercial... or was it an Annuity, no, or was it Hemorrhoid Ointment.....

9 posted on 08/21/2011 6:34:36 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: SamAdams76
Whatever happened to "front-runner" Mitt Romney? Is he even still in the race?

Who?
10 posted on 08/21/2011 6:36:28 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Cut the Crap and Balance!" -- Governor Sarah Palin , Friday August 12 2011, Iowa State Fair)
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To: Bigtigermike

huntsman is a democrat.


11 posted on 08/21/2011 6:39:54 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: ReformedBeckite
Yep, I am totally for reversing socialism, Aren't YOU as well?
12 posted on 08/21/2011 6:40:43 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

“Who?”

You know...”Mitt-Cain”...the guy that the libs want to run against.


13 posted on 08/21/2011 6:42:14 PM PDT by Constitutional Patriot (Socialism is the cancer of humanity.)
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To: Bigtigermike
To develop a national campaign, you have to have been in a serious planning mode for months by now

The convention is more than a year away.

The election is not for fifteen months.

14 posted on 08/21/2011 6:42:54 PM PDT by Jim Noble (To live peacefully with credit-based consumption and fiat money, men would have to be angels.)
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To: reefdiver
I am voting for the endorsed GOP...

Even if it's Mitt Romney?

15 posted on 08/21/2011 6:47:57 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000 (Write In Sarah Palin)
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To: TaxPayer2000

I dislike Romney immensely and will work my butt off for any candidate that can beat him in the primaries.

But should he get the GOP nod, my best efforts and wishes nothwithstanding? Hell, yes, I’ll crawl through a mile of broken glass to pull his lever to defeat Obama.

You would expect otherwise?

Hank


16 posted on 08/21/2011 6:55:20 PM PDT by County Agent Hank Kimball (Ping me to join my anti-Christadelphian list - The best arcane religious doctrinal squabbling on FR!)
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To: SamAdams76

God help us. IF that happens..Four more yeas of Obama. I have never been so sure of anything in my life.


17 posted on 08/21/2011 7:07:22 PM PDT by Hildy (Hollywood liberals once embraced Communism "because they hadn't invented Pilates yet"- David Mamet)
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To: taildragger
Whatever happened to "front-runner" Mitt Romney? Is he even still in the race?......

I thought I saw him selling Reverse Mortgages on an Infomercial... or was it an Annuity, no, or was it Hemorrhoid Ointment......

It was LifeAlert and Depends. To clarify, the only product he was selling was LifeAlert, he only happened to be wearing the Depends.

18 posted on 08/21/2011 7:10:51 PM PDT by tarotsailor
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To: SamAdams76

For a front-runner, it’s awfully difficult to find someone who actually supports him...


19 posted on 08/21/2011 7:16:17 PM PDT by icanhasbailout (I have no argument and can't do logic so I think I will call you a noob instead)
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To: Bigtigermike

August 8, 1991

Gov. Bill Clinton The Arkansas Democrat said he would serve out his four-year term when he ran for re-election last year, but he clearly enjoys the Presidential speculation now swirling around him. Betsey Wright, the state Democratic chairwoman and a longtime Clinton adviser, said she saw “no signs that he has been seriously seduced by it.”

In the modern world of nominating politics, this is remarkably late for a novice to mount a Presidential campaign, particularly one against a popular President.

October 4, 1991

Arkansas’ Clinton Enters The ’92 Race for President

Gov. Bill Clinton of Arkansas entered the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination today with an unstinting indictment of a decade of Republican domestic policies and a promise to restore the American dream for “the forgotten middle class.” …


20 posted on 08/21/2011 7:27:43 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: SamAdams76

Romney? Didn’t ya hear, He’s building a new temple


21 posted on 08/21/2011 7:29:18 PM PDT by klimeckg ("The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.")
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To: taildragger

Yes, the NY and Conn. Rs need a candidate that won’t embarrass them at the club and that will only lose their states by 6% or 7% as he loses across the country instead of an “icky” candidate that wins, but will lose their states by 8% to 9%.


22 posted on 08/21/2011 8:24:36 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Bigtigermike

Perhaps they try and thin it out as well. Huntsman and Romney first.


23 posted on 08/21/2011 8:31:37 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: Bigtigermike
Johnny W a former Wash Compost lefty is one of the most biased Dem SOB in the Soros- Axelrod media world.
WSJ hired this Dem troll which tell us all how far left WSJ has shifted.

http://newsbusters.org/search/node/jonathan%20weisman

24 posted on 08/21/2011 8:33:51 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: Hildy; SamAdams76
God help us. IF that happens..Four more yeas of Obama. I have never been so sure of anything in my life.

Riiiiiiggghttt!

Nevermind polls by both Gallup and Rasmussen that say any republican beats Obama.

Rasmussen:  Election 2012: Generic Presidential Ballot Election 2012: Generic Republican 48%, Obama 42%

Gallup: "Republican Candidate" Extends Lead vs. Obama to 47% to 39%
25 posted on 08/21/2011 8:39:47 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: taildragger
I thought I saw him selling Reverse Mortgages on an Infomercial... or was it an Annuity, no, or was it Hemorrhoid Ointment.....

I think it was the latter.

Here, let me help.

Cheers!

26 posted on 08/21/2011 8:43:50 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Bigtigermike

If Huntsman speaks, do bears crap in the woods? I mean, what is the sound of one hand clapping?

Huntsman was to be Obama’s schill and it went nowhere.


27 posted on 08/21/2011 8:50:58 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: taildragger

[Check Pants Republican Party Reptiles are desperately looking for a GOP Apparatchik that will continue to the game of Musical Chairs on the Titanic as they play me-to-ism Democratic Lite on the Victrola...]

Now that is some juicy prose.


28 posted on 08/21/2011 8:52:29 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: SamAdams76

“Whatever happened to “front-runner” Mitt Romney? Is he even still in the race?”

Mitt as a candidate has less appeal to me than Obama...(Obama is the correct candidate for the Dims to run again...this time to lose. Mitt is worse than just about any of the RINO’s out there. Give us a break...give us a real presidential candidate. Give us a conservative who cares about America and will stand up to the Dim weasels.


29 posted on 08/21/2011 9:01:12 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: onyx

Their Rino horses have petered out and the race has not even started yet. They need new horses as bad as the old horses.


30 posted on 08/21/2011 10:26:08 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: reefdiver
At the end of the day, after the battles, I am voting for the endorsed GOP...

NO THIRD PARTY

Same here, but that doesn't mean we can't work like DOGS to make sure that person is as conservative as we can get!

31 posted on 08/21/2011 10:29:27 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Bigtigermike

The liberal attempt to dismiss Rick Perry, who will be the eventual GOP nominee and President of the United States.


32 posted on 08/21/2011 10:47:21 PM PDT by decisis
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To: Bigtigermike

Sarah is the only one that matters....


33 posted on 08/22/2011 3:27:50 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now, and in the future)
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To: Bigtigermike

The mushy Romney establishment is pleading for Christie to get in to throw down with Perry on rhetoric and passion because Mitt’s boring?


34 posted on 08/22/2011 4:36:42 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Bill O'Reilly is effluvium.)
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To: political1

Bachmann beating Pawlenty is not the same as winning the state of Minn is it?

MB got like 4500 votes in the straw poll, she has never won state wide in Minn, and has no chance of carrying her own state in the general.

And YES I realize you never said that she would carry her own state, I was just trying to follow your theory.


35 posted on 08/22/2011 5:36:48 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: Friendofgeorge

No it’s not the same, I was just putting out some scenarios.


36 posted on 08/22/2011 5:55:32 PM PDT by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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