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Christie, Palin Out, So This Is Your Team, GOP Voters
IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 10/6/2011 | Ed Carson

Posted on 10/06/2011 5:46:42 AM PDT by Slyscribe

Sarah Palin announced Wednesday that she will not seek the GOP presidential nomination. A day earlier, Chris Christie re-confirmed he would not throw his hat into the ring.

The message to Republican voters: The current list of candidates is your team, even if you feel the same way as the Milan High student body did about their Jimmy Chitwood-less basketball team in Hoosiers.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cain; draftbobmcdonnell; palin; perry; romney
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1 posted on 10/06/2011 5:46:45 AM PDT by Slyscribe
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To: Slyscribe

Cain!!!!


2 posted on 10/06/2011 5:51:59 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Slyscribe

It’s only a matter of time before Palin and Christie are on Dancing With the Stars.


3 posted on 10/06/2011 5:53:01 AM PDT by huckfillary (qual tyo ta)
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To: Slyscribe

Let’s hope the Tea Party can keep the rally going for 2012.

I do agree with the blogger, a 2nd rate republican president is not as important as first rate conservative legislators.

I do wonder what a Romney or Perry might do if the congress came up with the Obamacare repeal, immigration, deep cuts to the EPA(no more AGW nonesense), Education, abortion, etc...

It would not surprise me if Romney vetoed such bills.


4 posted on 10/06/2011 5:56:47 AM PDT by CTyank
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To: Slyscribe

It seems that everyone made a trip to NY to meet with the Donald (?!), I now want to hear about the trips to call on Governor Palin from Perry and Cain, ASAP.


5 posted on 10/06/2011 5:56:53 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: napscoordinator

I’ll second that...

“CAIN!!!”


6 posted on 10/06/2011 5:57:03 AM PDT by ScottinVA (With "successes" like the Libya adventure, who needs failure?)
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To: huckfillary

Not happy at all, I know it can’t be Mitt or Perry, guess I’ll look at Cain.


7 posted on 10/06/2011 5:57:25 AM PDT by conservaterian (Sarah/DeMint '12)
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To: CTyank
It would not surprise me if Romney vetoed such bills.

I agree -- I don't trust the man. That's why he's number six on my list of the current field (behind Cain, Bachmann, Gingrich, Perry, and Santorum). But if he's the candidate, I'm voting for him -- Zero simply can't win another term.

8 posted on 10/06/2011 6:00:30 AM PDT by AnglePark
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To: Slyscribe

It is fluid, but at the moment this order:

Cain
Gingrich
Bachmann
Huntsman
Paul
Romney
Santorum


9 posted on 10/06/2011 6:01:59 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: wolfman23601

Oops, Perry goes between Bachmann and Huntsman


10 posted on 10/06/2011 6:03:05 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Slyscribe

ABO= Anybody but Obama


11 posted on 10/06/2011 6:03:35 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: conservaterian

I would vote for Mickey Mouse if he was the nominee.


12 posted on 10/06/2011 6:05:03 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Slyscribe

Except for Cheney.

Dick Cheney should step in to save the country.

Draft Dick Cheney.

I know its a long shot of long shots. But he’s the only one out there consistently saying the things that need to be said. Across the board. He’s the only one with experience who has some fight in him.

Draft Dick Cheney


13 posted on 10/06/2011 6:08:14 AM PDT by barstoolblues (Neither teabagger nor tyrant)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
http://www.ontheissues.org/Rick_Perry_VoteMatch.htm

To me, that's Job One. NONE of the GOP candidates would do the damage to this country wrought by a second Obama term. He's GOT to go.

14 posted on 10/06/2011 6:08:42 AM PDT by ScottinVA (With "successes" like the Libya adventure, who needs failure?)
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To: wolfman23601

We do have to make sure we find more conservative legislators. That is priority number 1. As for president, long term campaign would probably still point to establishment, which means Romney. That means much more work for those who do not desire him as the nominee. I have thought for about 2 weeks the conservative fallback position may come down to Newt. I do not exactly relish that either, but he does have deep experience despite the ‘couch smooch’ with Nancy.


15 posted on 10/06/2011 6:09:14 AM PDT by taterjay
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To: ScottinVA

The democrats will have the African, we’ll have the American.


16 posted on 10/06/2011 6:09:37 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: barstoolblues
Draft Dick Cheney.

Two glaring problems with Cheney:

1) His health is bad... I honestly don't think he'd survive the stress of even a single Presidential term.

2) He's OK with homosexual "marriage."

17 posted on 10/06/2011 6:12:15 AM PDT by ScottinVA (With "successes" like the Libya adventure, who needs failure?)
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To: MrB

Hear, hear!!


18 posted on 10/06/2011 6:12:51 AM PDT by ScottinVA (With "successes" like the Libya adventure, who needs failure?)
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To: Slyscribe

If nothing else, I believe we can count on holding the house and the senate after 2012. I can be satisfied with that.


19 posted on 10/06/2011 6:13:27 AM PDT by RC one (Voting isn't a simple act of civic duty anymore, it's a complex act of civil war.)
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To: ScottinVA

Cheney would have fairly high odds of not even making it through a campaign.


20 posted on 10/06/2011 6:14:13 AM PDT by taterjay
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To: Servant of the Cross

“I now want to hear about the trips to call on Governor Palin from Perry and Cain,”

And the trips that are not made. Romney need not apply. I like Cain but I hope he does not sell out for the VP.

Conservatives have watched Bush go soft with the Medicare D, mini-stimulus, TARP and auto bailouts. Then we had the crusty mclame, the guy that voted against the Bush tax cuts, gave us McCain-Feingold and was always looking for a deal with his friends across the aisle. Now we have another rino-man playing the primary process perfectly. Statist healthcare, flip-flops on abortion and global warming does not qualify as conservative policy.

That’s 3 rinos in a row. How many times must we hold our nose and vote for the lesser of two evils? This situation is intoleratble for many conservatives and will increase the attrition rate. Can’t the establishment see that?


21 posted on 10/06/2011 6:15:46 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: taterjay

Newt is definitely the best debater and knows his policy, but he has no spine. Hopefully Cain doesn’t shoot himself in the foot like the others before him. I would still like to hear more of his foreign policy. Not just support of Israel, but a real philosophy where I could conclude when he would use force.


22 posted on 10/06/2011 6:15:54 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Slyscribe

A dark horse is required.


23 posted on 10/06/2011 6:17:28 AM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just socialism in a business suit.)
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To: Slyscribe

Cain, Bachman, or Perry: I can live with any of these three. Heck, I will vote for a syphilitic camel over Obama.


24 posted on 10/06/2011 6:17:32 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: barstoolblues

Unfortunately VP Cheney’s health excludes him as an option.


25 posted on 10/06/2011 6:19:02 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Slyscribe

Yeah. Well. I have to say I’m underwhelmed by this field. As I’ve been saying for weeks, I look them over, and all I see are glaring weaknesses.

The frustrating part is that Obama should be so weak that this should have been a golden opportunity to find the best candidate to represent our ideas, and now we’re stuck once again with picking the one who’s least bad.

I’m certainly leaning toward Cain for now, but I still do have serious concerns. On the other hand, who’s better right now?


26 posted on 10/06/2011 6:20:08 AM PDT by kevkrom (This space for rent.)
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To: huckfillary

Christie has a state to run.


27 posted on 10/06/2011 6:20:08 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Slyscribe

We need to worry about stopping that crazy man, Ron Paul. This guy gets crazier each week and he has a strong following.


28 posted on 10/06/2011 6:21:51 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: ScottinVA

No he’s not. I’ve never heard him say that. I’ve heard him not get himself trapped by low life journalists over the issue.

His health? If his health is so bad, why is he the only one with the gumption to get out there with vim and vigor swatting the losers around like the bunch of losers that they are every time you turn around? You’d think he would stay home and be quiet if he were that bad off.

As it is, he’s basically the only one, (ok, sometimes Rummy), with any real courage.

I don’t have any hopes pinned on this happening, but it would be nice to at least see a groudswell of support come up enough to where he would have to give it some consideration.

Draft Dick Cheney.


29 posted on 10/06/2011 6:22:52 AM PDT by barstoolblues (Neither teabagger nor tyrant)
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To: conservaterian

You’d better worry about stopping Ron Paul.


30 posted on 10/06/2011 6:23:09 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: ScottinVA

Obama’s completely toast. His base has deserted him. Anyone we run who does not energize the leftist base will win. That being the case, this is the time to nominate the most conservative candidate in the race. As far as I see it, that’s Cain.

Think about how Obama speaks. He lectures. He scolds. He guilts. Then think about the national mood. IMO, the mood of the country is akin to a person who has been lectured too much, scolded too much and bearing the weight of guilty feelings. We’re snippy, angry, annoyed, biting each others heads off over the littlest of things. This is a direct result of how Obama speaks and acts.

Contrast that with the positive message and joyful attitude pf Herman Cain. This man clearly loves this country, loves his life and is a self made success. He is the kind of person people who people like, even if they WANT to dislike him (See his apppearance this past Tuesday on the View and watch Star Jones / Whoopi Goldberg’s reaction to him for an example)

He’s the right guy for the time. He’s a “polticican” you can vote FOR - as opposed to casting your vote against the other guy.

He is what we neeed to turn the mood in this country around.


31 posted on 10/06/2011 6:23:09 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Cain 2012!)
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To: CTyank
2nd rate republican president

We should be so blessed. Looks like 3rd and 4th raters to me.

32 posted on 10/06/2011 6:23:39 AM PDT by Huck (NO NATIONAL SALES TAX -- UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES)
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To: Slyscribe
"So This Is Your Team, GOP Voters"

Not my team. I'm writing in Fred Schmertz!

33 posted on 10/06/2011 6:26:25 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: barstoolblues

Hear it all the way through:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5jefmsqBG8


34 posted on 10/06/2011 6:26:56 AM PDT by ScottinVA (With "successes" like the Libya adventure, who needs failure?)
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To: Rummyfan

Again. If his health is so bad, why is he out there with such vim and vigor every time you turn around? Why doesn’t he just stay home and be quiet?
Answer. Because he sees the danger we are in, and is one of the few with any real courage to name the problems accurately along with experience and knowledge to bring the right approach back to governance.

Draft Dick Cheney.


35 posted on 10/06/2011 6:29:07 AM PDT by barstoolblues (Neither teabagger nor tyrant)
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To: Servant of the Cross

As much as I don’t like Trump as a person, I do think he is the only person able to lead us out of the mess we are in at this time. Trump has been in a lot of messes in his day and knows how to get out of them and be stronger each time.


36 posted on 10/06/2011 6:35:07 AM PDT by Faith-Hope
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To: Slyscribe

Well then it is either Perry or Cain and with Cain playing with the race card the other day.....


37 posted on 10/06/2011 6:36:09 AM PDT by lahargis
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To: grumpygresh

Until we say “I REFUSE to hold my nose”, the establishment GOP will keep trying to shove RINOs down our throat. At this point, I really don’t care who the next President is, if given the “choice” between 0bambi or Romney. Either will drive the America over the cliff. The only difference would be the speed.


38 posted on 10/06/2011 6:38:53 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: ScottinVA

His answer is absolutely correct.

His personal feelings on the issue, or set of issues are irrelevant, he does not support the federal government getting involved. His answer is consistent with federalism.

On a personal level, he’s had the issue shoved in his face. This is what the left does. He has to be politic.

I bet he wouldn’t have overturned don’t ask don’t tell.
I bet he didn’t even support that garbage when it came up n the 90’s.

I bet he didn’tsupport


39 posted on 10/06/2011 6:39:18 AM PDT by barstoolblues (Neither teabagger nor tyrant)
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To: ScottinVA

His answer is absolutely correct.

His personal feelings on the issue, or set of issues are irrelevant, he does not support the federal government getting involved. His answer is consistent with federalism.

On a personal level, he’s had the issue shoved in his face. This is what the left does. He has to be politic.

I bet he wouldn’t have overturned don’t ask don’t tell.
I bet he didn’t even support that garbage when it came up n the 90’s.

I bet he didn’tsupport


40 posted on 10/06/2011 6:39:31 AM PDT by barstoolblues (Neither teabagger nor tyrant)
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To: ScottinVA

His answer is absolutely correct.

His personal feelings on the issue, or set of issues are irrelevant, he does not support the federal government getting involved. His answer is consistent with federalism.

On a personal level, he’s had the issue shoved in his face. This is what the left does. He has to be politic.

I bet he wouldn’t have overturned don’t ask don’t tell.
I bet he didn’t even support that garbage when it came up n the 90’s.

I bet he didn’tsupport


41 posted on 10/06/2011 6:39:38 AM PDT by barstoolblues (Neither teabagger nor tyrant)
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To: ScottinVA

His answer is absolutely correct.

His personal feelings on the issue, or set of issues are irrelevant, he does not support the federal government getting involved. His answer is consistent with federalism.

On a personal level, he’s had the issue shoved in his face. This is what the left does. He has to be politic.

I bet he wouldn’t have overturned don’t ask don’t tell.
I bet he didn’t even support that garbage when it came up n the 90’s.

I bet he didn’tsupport


42 posted on 10/06/2011 6:39:52 AM PDT by barstoolblues (Neither teabagger nor tyrant)
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To: wolfman23601
Cain had better educated himself on Foreign Policy, or be skewered by the media if he is our candidate, just as they did Sarah Palin.

I also expect him to stay off any RACE CARD issue gotcha questions.

43 posted on 10/06/2011 6:42:41 AM PDT by annieokie
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To: Slyscribe

Our mission in life now has to be to pick a guy (most likely Cain) and then start leaning on Bachmann, Santorum, Newt and all the others to drop out now and officially support him.

It’s the only thing that will save us from a RINO Presidency.


44 posted on 10/06/2011 6:44:23 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: wolfman23601

I’d put Santorum higher.


45 posted on 10/06/2011 6:45:52 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: wolfman23601
"It is fluid, but at the moment this order:"

Perry
Cain
Bachmann
Santorum
Gingrich
Paul
Romney
Huntsman

46 posted on 10/06/2011 6:49:08 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Slyscribe

I think Sarah Palin is right by stepping aside. And, for the right reasons. She will be much more effective in a supportive role.


47 posted on 10/06/2011 6:50:41 AM PDT by Vinylly
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To: barstoolblues

He could’ve caveated that by stating his personal opinion on marriage is “between one man and one woman.”

But he didn’t.


48 posted on 10/06/2011 6:53:24 AM PDT by ScottinVA (With "successes" like the Libya adventure, who needs failure?)
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To: annieokie

Cain is a smart cookie. I’m sure he has been studying foreign policy issues.

Having said that, foreign policy is not as hot as it was in 2008. If a major foreign policy crisis were to develop (like, say, an Iranian warship showing up in the Gulf of Mexico), with 0bama’s cuts to the military, it’s not going to be in his favor. All Cain would have to say is, “He did it wrong.” Any hypothetical alternative would do.

When it comes to running the nation, Cain knows how to delegate. With Cain, I would expect to see a Secretary of Defense Allen West and Secretary of State John Bolton. Any good leader knows how to delegate. Cain has successfully *run* big organizations as an executive before.


49 posted on 10/06/2011 6:57:10 AM PDT by cizinec ("Brother, your best friend ain't your Momma, it's the Field Artillery.")
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To: Slyscribe

Congratulations GOP. You’ve got things narrowed down to Romney, a Romney supporter, and a Giuliani supporter.


50 posted on 10/06/2011 6:57:59 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (I don't give political aid and comfort to those who give aid and comfort to baby butchers.)
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