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  • Mitt Romney

    41 15.30%
  • Tim Pawlenty

    9 3.36%
  • John Huntsman

    0 0%
  • Mitch Daniels

    15 5.60%
  • Sarah Palin

    4 1.49%
  • Newt Gingrich

    6 2.24%
  • Michele Bachmann

    2 0.75%
  • Donald Trump

    3 1.12%
  • Ron Paul

    172 64.18%
  • Other (specify)

    16 5.97%
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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    The Republican field is rapidly becoming the Seven Dwarves .
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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Romney's biggest problem is going to be the fact that Romney-care so closely resembles Obamacare. The 10th Amendment arguments are nice, but in the end he's going to sound like he's saying "The individual mandate was a great idea when it was my idea."

    Pawlenty will appeal to some middle of the road Conservatives, but he'll have back off the fact that he once favored cap and trade. Plus his argument that he didn't raise taxes is a lie. His tirade in the SC debate about how the administration prevented jobs from moving into SC because of unions plays well there. What about the state those jobs are coming from? I bet it wouldn't play as well there.

    Personally, I think that any of these clowns has an uphill climb convincing the American people that they're up to the job. As disappointing as Obama has been, I'm still not convinced that we'd be better off under a Republican administration.


    Meet Mitch Daniels

    Mitch Daniels Executive Career as Governor of Indiana is Impressive. When Daniels took office, the state had an $800-million deficit. He turned that into a $1.3-billion surplus. He reduced the growth in government from over 5% a year to 2.8% a year, and reduced the state workforce by 18%. He cut property taxes and moved to shift the state onto a consumption tax. The state of Indiana is now sitting on a nice big fat emergency fund, and - as other states are increasingly desperate to cover increasingly dangerous budget gaps - Indiana is trying to figure out how to refund it's tax surplus back to the taxpayers.

    he's also successfully demonstrated how to reform healthcare with Indiana's state employees: Hoosiers and HSA's

    ......The HSA option has proven highly popular. This year, over 70% of our 30,000 Indiana state workers chose it, by far the highest in public-sector America... State employees enrolled in the consumer-driven plan will save more than $8 million in 2010 compared to their coworkers in the old-fashioned preferred provider organization (PPO) alternative. In the second straight year in which we've been forced to skip salary increases, workers switching to the HSA are adding thousands of dollars to their take-home pay... In a time of severe budgetary stress, Indiana will save at least $20 million in 2010 because of our high HSA enrollment. Mercer calculates the state's total costs are being reduced by 11% solely due to the HSA option...
    and now he's reforming entitlements in his state in the sameway: Medicaid Meets Health Savings Accounts in Indiana. The CATO guys are furious because they're worried that Daniels Reforms will work TOO well:

    ...I support HSAs because they allow workers to reclaim control over a portion of their health-care dollars, and I support expanding them so workers can control all their health-care dollars. Within the context of Medicaid, however, the advantages of HSAs are actually a problem. Medicaid is welfare. By offering Medicaid enrollees the freedom and opportunity for wealth accumulation that HSAs create, the Daniels plan makes Medicaid more attractive...
    In addition, Daniels pulled off what took Walker a month and a nightmare on his very first day in office. He just passed a state-wide school voucher program, is set to end Medicaid coverage for Planned Parenthood, in a move that will leave Indiana with some of the tightest abortion restrictions in the country.

    The attack will be, what a hard core, conservative right winger, right? Sure he's could pick up the nomination, but he could never win a general; certainly he's turned off the moderates, the independents, and so forth?

    Nope. Daniels won reelection in 2008 - the year of the Democratic sweep - by 18 points, even as his state voted for Obama He picked up 20% of the black vote and won the under-30 vote by 7 points.[/QUOTE]

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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    I think the reason that Mitch Daniels isn't doing as well on InTrade as he should be, is because there's a lot of uncertainty as to whether he'll even run. The bettors seem to think there's only about a 50% chance he'll mount a bid for the presidency, compared to a 98-99% chance for Romney and Pawlenty.

    If Mitch Daniels declares that he's running, I think his InTrade numbers for winning the primary will improve dramatically.
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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    that's why i want to get in now - right after the romney bump but before he declares.

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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I think the reason that Mitch Daniels isn't doing as well on InTrade as he should be, is because there's a lot of uncertainty as to whether he'll even run. The bettors seem to think there's only about a 50% chance he'll mount a bid for the presidency, compared to a 98-99% chance for Romney and Pawlenty.

    If Mitch Daniels declares that he's running, I think his InTrade numbers for winning the primary will improve dramatically.
    I think his problem is his looks. He is short and he doesn't look very good either. You need to look like a president to become a president.

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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alfons View Post
    Sarah Palin is my Choice!
    Hate to break it to you, but Palin is not running!
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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    Out of the list presented I do think Romney has the best chance. I'm not sure who else will join the field. He does have the cash to put together a run.
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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    The Republican field is rapidly becoming the Seven Dwarves .

    The tea party candidates are dropping out like flies, first Palin, then Trump, and now Huckabee. When its all said and done I bet the tea party will end up voting for the GOP's favorite son, Romney! LOL!
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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by katiegrrl0 View Post
    Out of the list presented I do think Romney has the best chance. I'm not sure who else will join the field. He does have the cash to put together a run.
    I saw a little of the speech he just gave somewhere that everyone said bombed. He didn't seem very presidential and he was all nervous and defensive over RomneyCare. I think he lost a lot of votes for that. If Daniels gets in Romney will start dropping.
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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    The tea party candidates are dropping out like flies, first Palin, then Trump, and now Huckabee. When its all said and done I bet the tea party will end up voting for the GOP's favorite son, Romney! LOL!
    Palin hasn't decided yet. Cain will get the social conservative tea party vote if she doesn't run. I hope she doesn't run. She said a long time ago,she wouldn't if there was someone she thought would do as good or better of a job. I'm hoping she thinks Cain is that person.
    Whoops, forgot Bachmann, she is for sure a tea party favorite too.
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