View Poll Results: What Republican Leaders will have the most influence in the GOP?

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  • Sarah Palin

    11 16.92%
  • Mitt Romney

    13 20.00%
  • Ron Paul / Rand Paul

    23 35.38%
  • Eric Cantor

    8 12.31%
  • Paul Ryan

    8 12.31%
  • Gary Johnson

    5 7.69%
  • Governor Jindal

    10 15.38%
  • Tim Pawlenty

    7 10.77%
  • Jim DeMint

    2 3.08%
  • Other

    10 15.38%
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Thread: Who is the future of the Republican Party?

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    Re: Who is the future of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassman View Post
    Both parties are starting to shift away from the center, and that is actually good because it would force people to take sides.
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    I dont think thats good at all especially if the rep party drowns our its minority(not race) opinions which it is currently doing. They stand united but inside are divided IMO it doesnt get any more counter productive than that. Because they still remain partisan even inside their ranks and who ever is at the front forces their views on the rest.

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    Re: Who is the future of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Burning Giraffe View Post
    The biggest question for the Republican Party is who will lead it. Will it be the Status Quo, with Neo-Conservatives and Corporatists like Mitt Romney or Rick Perry? Will Reagan Conservatives like Erik Cantor and Paul Ryan rise in the Republican Leadership? Will conservative libertarians like Ron Paul and Rand Paul rise to power within the party?
    I really hope it's someone like Paul Ryan. He's extremely intelligent, and actually has constructive ideas, although I disagree with him on most issues.

    Unfortunately, I have a feeling the future of the Republican Party is going to be Sarah Palin and her ilk. She may lose the 2012 primary to Mitt Romney, but I think that her mindset (populism, anti-elitism, pro-ignorance) is coming to represent a larger fraction of the GOP.

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    Re: Who is the future of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I really hope it's someone like Paul Ryan. He's extremely intelligent, and actually has constructive ideas, although I disagree with him on most issues.

    Unfortunately, I have a feeling the future of the Republican Party is going to be Sarah Palin and her ilk. She may lose the 2012 primary to Mitt Romney, but I think that her mindset (populism, anti-elitism, pro-ignorance) is coming to represent a larger fraction of the GOP.

    I hope I'm wrong. Only time will tell.
    I like him too.

    The problem is that he's sort of a numbers guy and people generally don't listen to that.
    Like you said populism will reign supreme for the Republicans.
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    Re: Who is the future of the Republican Party?

    I personally think the Republicans need to focus on working from the ground up, if they want to be successful. A new president won't take office and start working for about 3 years. The better focus is Senate/house seats(both state and federal) and governorships. If you want to stop legislation from coming to fruition, you start there.

    Forget all this "star" crap and just get to work. That goes for either party.
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    Re: Who is the future of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    I personally think the Republicans need to focus on working from the ground up, if they want to be successful. A new president won't take office and start working for about 3 years. The better focus is Senate/house seats(both state and federal) and governorships. If you want to stop legislation from coming to fruition, you start there.

    Forget all this "star" crap and just get to work. That goes for either party.
    this is a very good idea and I agree for either party, your thinkin outside the box I just answered the question but I could agree more its also why I laugh when extreme righties were attacking obama just months in LOL it does take time, 2 years minimum usually and thats being nice

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    Re: Who is the future of the Republican Party?

    Obama is the future of the GOP for the next few years. Whomever can run as the most effective anti-Obama is going to lead the party



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    Re: Who is the future of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Obama is the future of the GOP for the next few years. Whomever can run as the most effective anti-Obama is going to lead the party
    Does that worry you? Running against some one, instead of for something?
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    Re: Who is the future of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Does that worry you? Running against some one, instead of for something?
    that is hilarious--I am told Obama's race had nothing to do with his win but rather he was running against Bush. Obama is screwing things up at a rate that Bush could not accomplish in 50 years



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    Re: Who is the future of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that is hilarious--I am told Obama's race had nothing to do with his win but rather he was running against Bush. Obama is screwing things up at a rate that Bush could not accomplish in 50 years
    Not quite what I said. I said that with the political climate, the democrats could have run almost any one and won. Obama still ran a fairly positive campaign, running very much for things(hope and change et al). That is different than what you are suggesting would make the republican leader, running against some one.
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    Re: Who is the future of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Not quite what I said. I said that with the political climate, the democrats could have run almost any one and won. Obama still ran a fairly positive campaign, running very much for things(hope and change et al). That is different than what you are suggesting would make the republican leader, running against some one.
    a republican can run on real change or "put the adults back in charge"

    Obama has a resume thinner than government issued toilet paper and he won because people were mad about the war and blamed McCain for the financial melt down that was both parties equal fault



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