View Poll Results: Who is most likely to run in 2012 or 2016

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  • Jeb Bush

    2 4.65%
  • Bobby Jindal

    5 11.63%
  • Hillary Clinton

    9 20.93%
  • David Petraeus

    3 6.98%
  • Mitt Romney

    14 32.56%
  • None of the above

    10 23.26%
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Thread: Elections 2012 & 2016

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    Re: Elections 2012 & 2016

    Obama will be reelected handily in 2012. Taking all bets!

    The splitting of the Republican party will be a factor, but the biggest factors will be an improved economy, health care reform, and the troops being withdrawn from Iraq.
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    Re: Elections 2012 & 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    Besides either Obama or McCain running for possible re-election in 2012, which of the above people do think is most likely to run?
    mccain? LMAO!

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Elections 2012 & 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    You have no grasp of history if you think no president has ever been denied his own party's nomination.
    I wonder if you can name one? There actually is one. Hint: it was before primaries existed. Do you know when primaries started?
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    Re: Elections 2012 & 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    mccain? LMAO!
    What's wrong with McCain? Yeah, he'll be even older. But if he picked a highly experienced very qualified vice presidential candidate and kept detailed information it wouldn't be such a bad deal. You get McCain's experience at the risk of his health. When his health goes down you have a fall guy with almost as much experience who's got all the information of what's going on.

    I just don't know if McCain wants to run again, especially in 2012. I see it as an easy win for Obama if he manages to do anything at all, like Bush in 2004. (I also think that's why you never saw Hillary go in on the 2004 election, she was betting she couldn't beat Bush.) And if you put McCain in 2016, he's upto what, 90? You might be hitting a record there. But I could see him running in 2012 as "the fall guy" if it's obvious the republicans cannot oust Obama. Palin would also be good in 2012, it would keep her in the media and she's certainly not too young for a 2016 run. Maybe she'll be read one of those "How to be a politician for dummies" books first.

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    Re: Elections 2012 & 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by vvx View Post
    What's wrong with McCain? Yeah, he'll be even older. But if he picked a highly experienced very qualified vice presidential candidate and kept detailed information it wouldn't be such a bad deal. You get McCain's experience at the risk of his health. When his health goes down you have a fall guy with almost as much experience who's got all the information of what's going on.

    I just don't know if McCain wants to run again, especially in 2012. I see it as an easy win for Obama if he manages to do anything at all, like Bush in 2004. (I also think that's why you never saw Hillary go in on the 2004 election, she was betting she couldn't beat Bush.) And if you put McCain in 2016, he's upto what, 90? You might be hitting a record there. But I could see him running in 2012 as "the fall guy" if it's obvious the republicans cannot oust Obama. Palin would also be good in 2012, it would keep her in the media and she's certainly not too young for a 2016 run. Maybe she'll be read one of those "How to be a politician for dummies" books first.
    WAY too old, and losers don't typically rise from the ashes. mccain's own party doesn't like him, and i'm pretty sure he personally would not want to run.

    i think the republicans will mount a serious challenge in 2012.......maybe pawlenty? no way they would ever run palin, she's a train wreck and i think they know that.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

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    Re: Elections 2012 & 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    WAY too old, and losers don't typically rise from the ashes. mccain's own party doesn't like him, and i'm pretty sure he personally would not want to run.

    i think the republicans will mount a serious challenge in 2012.......maybe pawlenty? no way they would ever run palin, she's a train wreck and i think they know that.

    Republicans nominate their losers
    In keeping with this tradition, I predict they will nominate Romney. It's 'his turn'. Republicans tend to be very organized and predictable in their nominations.

    ps - ITA, McCain will be waaaayyyy to old.

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    Re: Elections 2012 & 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Republicans nominate their losers
    In keeping with this tradition, I predict they will nominate Romney. It's 'his turn'. Republicans tend to be very organized and predictable in their nominations.

    ps - ITA, McCain will be waaaayyyy to old.
    maybe. we'll see who gets rush's attention. ;-)

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

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    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    no way they would ever run palin, she's a train wreck and i think they know that.
    Palin has great press, has her recently best seller book out, will no doubt make frequent appearances on Fox news. She could be getting groomed for the position. Her daughters a few years older so they won't be an issue anymore.

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    Re: Elections 2012 & 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by vvx View Post
    Palin has great press, has her recently best seller book out, will no doubt make frequent appearances on Fox news. She could be getting groomed for the position. Her daughters a few years older so they won't be an issue anymore.
    i guess we'll see. i think she has her following, but will never attract the moderates that republicans need to win. as long as she keeps doing stupid things like hammering levi johnston, no way is she an asset.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Elections 2012 & 2016

    Quote Originally Posted by vvx View Post
    What's wrong with McCain? Yeah, he'll be even older. But if he picked a highly experienced very qualified vice presidential candidate and kept detailed information it wouldn't be such a bad deal. You get McCain's experience at the risk of his health. When his health goes down you have a fall guy with almost as much experience who's got all the information of what's going on.

    I just don't know if McCain wants to run again, especially in 2012. I see it as an easy win for Obama if he manages to do anything at all, like Bush in 2004. (I also think that's why you never saw Hillary go in on the 2004 election, she was betting she couldn't beat Bush.) And if you put McCain in 2016, he's upto what, 90? You might be hitting a record there. But I could see him running in 2012 as "the fall guy" if it's obvious the republicans cannot oust Obama. Palin would also be good in 2012, it would keep her in the media and she's certainly not too young for a 2016 run. Maybe she'll be read one of those "How to be a politician for dummies" books first.
    McCain was "the fall guy" in 2008. The Republicans' worst case scenario for 2008 was to win. McCain was the nominee to make sure that this worst case scenario didn't happen. And just to make sure of this, Sarah Palin was chosen as VP. I don't know where this talk of McCain in 2012 is coming from. Surely all would agree this is even more off the edge than me thinking that Jim Webb will be the Democrat nominee in 2012!
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