View Poll Results: Who is the best choice for republicans in 2012

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  • Sarah Palin

    2 6.67%
  • Newt Gingrich

    0 0%
  • Mitt Romney

    17 56.67%
  • Mike Huckabee

    3 10.00%
  • Joe Scarborough

    0 0%
  • David Petraeus

    4 13.33%
  • Mitch Daniels

    1 3.33%
  • Rick Santorum

    3 10.00%
  • Bob Corker

    0 0%
  • Rudy Giuliani

    0 0%
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    Best Early pick for Republicans in 2012

    Yes, it is way way early, but I have a fascination with elections, and this article got me thinking.

    I got too many names, so assume there is an "other" option, and write in your choice. Let's kep this serious please, and not have a bunch of liberals pick who we want to run for an easy win for Obama. Who do you think would have the best chance against Obama, and, of course, why?

    Edit: Poll options added.
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    Re: Best Early pick for Republicans in 2012

    As someone who supported Obama in 2008 I would be most likely to vote for Romney (and I think a lot of democrats I know would too) as of now out of those who you listed.

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    Re: Best Early pick for Republicans in 2012

    I'm not voting for any republican or democrat unless s\he has a proven track-record of pragmatically pushing libertarian solutions at every opportunity. There's only one person who currently fits this description: Ron Paul.

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    Re: Best Early pick for Republicans in 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Yes, it is way way early, but I have a fascination with elections, and this article got me thinking.

    I got too many names, so assume there is an "other" option, and write in your choice. Let's kep this serious please, and not have a bunch of liberals pick who we want to run for an easy win for Obama. Who do you think would have the best chance against Obama, and, of course, why?

    Edit: Poll options added.
    Aww, I was so eager to respond to this thread until I saw that you were interested in who had the best chance at winning, rather than who was the best candidate.
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    Re: Best Early pick for Republicans in 2012

    Which has the best chance of winning? Patraeus, hands down. Too bad he has no chance of actually running.

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    Re: Best Early pick for Republicans in 2012

    I voted for Santorum. I'd love to see the anti-sodomy plank gain its revival.

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    Re: Best Early pick for Republicans in 2012

    Petraeus would have the best chance of winning if he ran, but I doubt that he would. Romney is probably the way to go for the GOP.

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    Re: Best Early pick for Republicans in 2012

    Personally, I think that none of these candidates stands a chance in a general election against Obama. I don't see how Romney or Huckabee distinguished themselves as anything different than neo-cons, which the American people fundamentally rejected in 2008. I think the majority of the people are becoming dissatisfied with Obama's radical leftist agenda, but may again view him as the "lesser of two evils" (which is a ridiculously stupid way to select a candidate, but I digress). The only Republican who would stand a chance in a general election would be Ron Paul, but based on policies alone. I think that Paul's reputation as a gawky, eccentric nerd and perhaps his ugly history of racist statements would derail his candidacy. However, I believe that if Paul's ideas were exposed to the media in the same manner as other Republican and Democratic candidates, the American people would be in support of them. The problem becomes that there is no other candidate even close to Paul in ideology that can run under the Republican ticket. There are several (Peter Schiff, Ron's son Rand Paul, etc.) that would be intriguing candidates down the line, but they are seeking election to the Senate in 2010 and could hardly be taken seriously with 2 years experience in government by 2012. That being said, I think it doesn't matter who the Republicans run in 2012, unless they fundamentally shift ideology (particularly foreign policy), they have no shot and Obama will be a 2 term president.

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    Re: Best Early pick for Republicans in 2012

    Mike Gravel for President 2012

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    Re: Best Early pick for Republicans in 2012

    Quote Originally Posted by SicSemperTyrannis View Post
    Personally, I think that none of these candidates stands a chance in a general election against Obama. I don't see how Romney or Huckabee distinguished themselves as anything different than neo-cons, which the American people fundamentally rejected in 2008. I think the majority of the people are becoming dissatisfied with Obama's radical leftist agenda, but may again view him as the "lesser of two evils" (which is a ridiculously stupid way to select a candidate, but I digress). The only Republican who would stand a chance in a general election would be Ron Paul, but based on policies alone. I think that Paul's reputation as a gawky, eccentric nerd and perhaps his ugly history of racist statements would derail his candidacy. However, I believe that if Paul's ideas were exposed to the media in the same manner as other Republican and Democratic candidates, the American people would be in support of them. The problem becomes that there is no other candidate even close to Paul in ideology that can run under the Republican ticket. There are several (Peter Schiff, Ron's son Rand Paul, etc.) that would be intriguing candidates down the line, but they are seeking election to the Senate in 2010 and could hardly be taken seriously with 2 years experience in government by 2012. That being said, I think it doesn't matter who the Republicans run in 2012, unless they fundamentally shift ideology (particularly foreign policy), they have no shot and Obama will be a 2 term president.
    I think that the pendulum will swing back soon enough. I doubt that Ron Paul stands a cold chance in Hell

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