Skip to comments.Calls Rise To Broaden GOP Field (Time may have run out except for Palin)
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 lingersas 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
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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Romney? Didn’t ya hear, He’s building a new temple
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%.
Perhaps they try and thin it out as well. Huntsman and Romney first.
I think it was the latter.
Here, let me help.
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.
[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.
“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.
Their Rino horses have petered out and the race has not even started yet. They need new horses as bad as the old horses.
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!
The liberal attempt to dismiss Rick Perry, who will be the eventual GOP nominee and President of the United States.
Sarah is the only one that matters....
The mushy Romney establishment is pleading for Christie to get in to throw down with Perry on rhetoric and passion because Mitt’s boring?
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.
No it’s not the same, I was just putting out some scenarios.