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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The North East GOP elites are salivating for Governor Christie!
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...
Whatever happened to "front-runner" Mitt Romney? Is he even still in the race?
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
So your saying you might have to pull out the big clothes pin to put on your nose. < /s>
I love the smell of RINO desperation in the morning...
Give up old school RINOS.
I thought I saw him selling Reverse Mortgages on an Infomercial... or was it an Annuity, no, or was it Hemorrhoid Ointment.....
huntsman is a democrat.
You know...”Mitt-Cain”...the guy that the libs want to run against.
The convention is more than a year away.
The election is not for fifteen months.
Even if it's Mitt Romney?
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?
God help us. IF that happens..Four more yeas of Obama. I have never been so sure of anything in my life.
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.
For a front-runner, it’s awfully difficult to find someone who actually supports him...
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.