I was pro-Hunstman in the primaries, but now that Romney has run and lost, a Hunstman campaign will remind people too much of Mittens, just because they're both Mormon. Simple as that.
Rand Paul is a stubborn man like his father, so no.
Jindal is a fundamentalist, so no.
McDonnell is basically Santorum with a better haircut.
Jeb Bush is a G, but his last name is tainted.
Chris Christie is a gaffe machine.
Paul Ryan is a lapdog with no substance.
Rob Portman is probably the best choice on the list, but he's not getting younger and honestly, I don't think he really wants the job.
Rubio is a maybe, but he's still pretty much nobody on the national stage. He has a lot of ground to cover if he wants to be anything but the token Hispanic Republican.
Last edited by Jeezy; 11-09-12 at 11:56 PM.
Originally Posted by Josie
Last edited by duhu; 11-10-12 at 09:15 AM.
"Nobody spends somebody else's money as carefully as he spends his own. Nobody uses somebody else's resources as carefully as he uses his own. So if you want efficiency and effectiveness, if you want knowledge to be properly utilized, you have to do it through the means of private property."
Please God... not Rick Santorum again.
No option for Mitch Daniels? Certainly as weighty a resume as any candidate on the list above, and would likely appeal to moderate demographics.
today i like ::
too far away to make a firm decision
We definitely need a woman in the race, IMO,
tho Haley may be too good looking for women to like her, and vote for her, out of jealousy' of her looks & Not consider her Intelligence and achievements as Gov.
IMO, this is a sign of who not to support:
National Journal 2016 Insiders Poll: Bush and Rubio Strongest Potential GOP Nominees | Race 4 2012
I voted for Rand Paul because I can't trust the others to uphold the Constitution. I feel good about his chances too. He is much more mainstream and well liked than his father, and can appeal to the social, fiscal, and libertarian wings of the party at the same time.
He can get early momentum in the early states. Look at what his dad did and go from there. Ron lost Iowa by 3%; Ron Paulers now control the Iowa Republican party. Ron got 23% of the vote in New Hampshire even though Romney practically lived there; it is very libertarian leaning. In South Carolina, Paul got 12%. This is where things may go differently. Rand is very close with DeMint. Paul supporter and state senator Tom Davis will likely challenge Lindsey Graham in 2014 and win, I am following the fundamentals of this race closely. Mark Sanford voted for Ron Paul. Rand may very well have the endorsements of both Senators and a former Governor which would help him win this state. Florida is the roadblock, especially if Rubio or Bush runs. If they both run, that would split it, but they won't I don't think. Nevada is a caucus, and Ron got 18% last time; there is a heavy Mormon population that went for Romney and he won't be running again. I think Rand will have the Tea Party grassroots enabling a win there. Colorado I don't know much about really; Ron got 12%. In Minnesota, Ron got 27%, and get this: his supporters also gained control of the party in that state. This should be another good showing. Missouri I don't really know about. Then comes Maine, where Ron lost by a percentage point and where Rand should win handily.
I could go on but those start to depend on how it goes up until this point.
"I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money." -Thomas Sowell
isn't it like too freaking early to plot out support for the next election - the world could end before it gets here.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.