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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    Who is the future of the Republican Party?

    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?
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    Re: Who is the future of the Republican Party?

    My guess is that it will be somewhat Libertarian candidates like Rand Paul (I say somewhat because he's still all for Medicare - since he's a doctor making money off of it).

    Although, I'd like to note this irony: that he complained about the "elites in charge" in his victory speech that he gave from the private and exclusive Bowling Green Country Club. Membership is $2,500 + $270/month + a minimum food and beverage purchase of $50/month or $6340 per year in a city where the average income is about $34,000.

    Further proving the people have no real idea how to use the word "elite".

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    Re: Who is the future of the Republican Party?

    I don't know who will but I hope it's Romney or Paul/Paul
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    Re: Who is the future of the Republican Party?

    Why do so many people see a future for Mitt Romney? I mean, I think he would manage the bureaucracy well. But he's still a neo-con.
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    Re: Who is the future of the Republican Party?

    The better question about its future is not who is going to lead it but how will it deal with its ideological purity test. Eliminating moderates and centrists is not a long term prospect for longevity. In some odd ways, the Republican infighting is like the French Revolution. Played up by the GOP in office, it is now consuming them one by one.
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    Re: Who is the future of the Republican Party?

    I voted Romney and Other

    Romney and Pauls Im guessing are the most popular but I dont think they challenge the Dems in 3 years unless a major scandal happens or all the doom and gloom comes true.

    I think Allan West should be put on the list has he could get major push

    Please remove Palin from the list has she isnt even realistic on a large scale she only a voice and mascot

    In my opinion the Republican Party has to do a couple things, stop being so partisan. Not only towards the Dems and other parties but also inside their own walls, never seen the party so united and divided at the same time. If they clean this up they will have better success.

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    Re: Who is the future of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by O_Guru View Post
    In my opinion the Republican Party has to do a couple things, stop being so partisan. Not only towards the Dems and other parties but also inside their own walls, never seen the party so united and divided at the same time. If they clean this up they will have better success.
    The Republican Party has a pretty big tent and after their reckless behavior while they were in power followed by their humiliating defeat in 2006, the GOP has been in turmoil, trying to figure out which direction to go. The Tea Party protests set a precedent for the direction much of the GOP took. Many people rushed to the Ron Paul (libertarian) camp. Many people started looking for a serious moderate who could offer real solutions and be taken seriously by both moderates and conservatives, which looks to be Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty. Still, the conservative, Hannity-watching, camp of Tea Party crowd is very much behind Sarah Palin.

    As much as I like her personally, I still don't think she has a chance. But some people still take her seriously.

    For me, I'm looking at Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor. They are young, very smart, very sensible, and extremely pro-active. They actually put their name to pieces of legislation that address the most important issues facing this nation. I hope one of them runs for President - even if they aren't the nominee, at least the Republican Primary will be issue-driven and not merely rhetoric trying to appeal to the different groups within the GOP.
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    Re: Who is the future of the Republican Party?

    Where's McDonnell?

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    Re: Who is the future of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    Where's McDonnell?
    Who is McDonnell?

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    Re: Who is the future of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Who is McDonnell?
    Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia

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