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Robo-Chachi
11-04-2008, 09:43 PM
Who do the Republicans on the board see as the front runner for the 2012 election? I really don't buy the talk of Palin as she seems to divisive to the party. I have heard talk of Romney but I'm wondering if the GOP won't look for it's own young up and coming candidate.

ChiefsCountry
11-04-2008, 09:44 PM
Bobby Jindhal

Robo-Chachi
11-04-2008, 09:45 PM
Bobby Jindhal

Really?

petegz28
11-04-2008, 09:45 PM
Who do the Republicans on the board see as the front runner for the 2012 election? I really don't buy the talk of Palin as she seems to divisive to the party. I have heard talk of Romney but I'm wondering if the GOP won't look for it's own young up and coming candidate.

Depends on how bad Obama screws up. I think he has set the bar very high for himself so it all depends on if he is still the messiah or just another slick talker?

I don' think until that is known will the repubs have any clue as to what they are dealing with.


Right now the Repubs need to get back to being Repubs

MTG#10
11-04-2008, 09:47 PM
Hopefully Ron Paul.

petegz28
11-04-2008, 09:48 PM
Hopefully Ron Paul.

lol, not a chance

Robo-Chachi
11-04-2008, 09:50 PM
I see Palin losing in the 2012 primaries and that makes me faithful in our Republican brethren.

petegz28
11-04-2008, 09:51 PM
I see Palin losing in the 2012 primaries and that makes me faithful in our Republican brethren.

she won't even run

wazu
11-04-2008, 09:52 PM
Palin is the front-runner. If you think she is divisive among Republicans, you are kidding yourself. By 2012 she'll have another four years of governor under her belt and will be far and away the best known name on the list of people throwing their name in. That being said, Jindal probably isn't too far behind. I'm still hoping Sanford makes a run, although he is so much less known it will be a little tougher road.

ChiefsCountry
11-04-2008, 09:52 PM
Actually somebody to keep an eye on his Mark Sanford from South Carolina.

Discuss Thrower
11-04-2008, 09:52 PM
Bobby Jindhal

The way I see it, he'll be pegged as pandering to evangelicals and as a token minority republican. (SEE ALSO: Keyes, Alan) If the GOP does 3/4th the PR job the Dems did for President-elect Obama in the next three years and he stays clean, things might get interesting.

My shot in the dark estimation is 25% Jindal, 45% Palin, 30% the rest of the Field for the GOP nominee in 2012.

Taco John
11-04-2008, 09:54 PM
I'd vote for Sanford in a heartbeat.

petegz28
11-04-2008, 09:54 PM
The repubs are just going to have to wait for the dems to stick their head in the noose the next two years and go from there

Pitt Gorilla
11-04-2008, 09:55 PM
Palin in 2012 would guarantee Obama 8 years.

petegz28
11-04-2008, 09:56 PM
Palin in 2012 would guarantee Obama 8 years.

yep

Robo-Chachi
11-04-2008, 09:57 PM
The repubs are just going to have to wait for the dems to stick their head in the noose the next two years and go from there

Everyone seems to be in agreement that the economy is going to rebound in the next year or so. If it does, and grows in the next few years it is going to be hard to oust Obama. Remember, GWB got 2 terms.

Taco John
11-04-2008, 09:58 PM
I'd vote for Sanford in a heartbeat.

I should amend that. Based on what I know of the man right now, and things I've heard from respected sources, I like Sanford. I'd want to know his foriegn policy a bit better before I would vote for him.

SNR
11-04-2008, 09:58 PM
Palin's a moron. Prepare for a defeat worse than Reagan/Mondale, since Alaska only has 3 votes to Minnesota's 10

Coach
11-04-2008, 09:59 PM
Mitt Romney?

petegz28
11-04-2008, 09:59 PM
Everyone seems to be in agreement that the economy is going to rebound in the next year or so. If it does, and grows in the next few years it is going to be hard to oust Obama. Remember, GWB got 2 terms.


I know. That is why they have to start with Pelosi and Co. We still are at war and Biden said himself, Obama is going to get tested.

Don't think the party of peace and love won't get punched in the nose to see if they punch back.

Robo-Chachi
11-04-2008, 10:01 PM
I think if McCain had picked Romney or one of many other possibilities he could have won. Palin cannot and will not win the presidency.

eazyb81
11-04-2008, 10:01 PM
Everyone seems to be in agreement that the economy is going to rebound in the next year or so. If it does, and grows in the next few years it is going to be hard to oust Obama. Remember, GWB got 2 terms.

This is what I've been saying for awhile now. Obama's going to come out looking great in the next few years once the economy starts rolling again and the Iraq War comes to a close.

ChiefsCountry
11-04-2008, 10:01 PM
Mitt Romney?

He has the right agenda, he just isnt likeable.

Taco John
11-04-2008, 10:05 PM
Palin's a moron. Prepare for a defeat worse than Reagan/Mondale, since Alaska only has 3 votes to Minnesota's 10


That was a stunningly poor pick on his part for so many reasons.

Coach
11-04-2008, 10:05 PM
That was a stunningly poor pick on his part for so many reasons.

If McCain had a do-over on his VP pick, who would have been a good choice?

Robo-Chachi
11-04-2008, 10:06 PM
Tina Fey

ChiefsCountry
11-04-2008, 10:07 PM
Remember, GWB got 2 terms.

Thats bc you guys picked a worst candiate than Bush.

petegz28
11-04-2008, 10:07 PM
Thats bc you guys picked a worst candiate than Bush.

qft

NoLurkerNoMore
11-04-2008, 10:12 PM
He has the right agenda, he just isnt likeable.


Plus he's a mormon.

ClevelandBronco
11-04-2008, 10:28 PM
Rick Santorum, and may God love you all.

Robo-Chachi
11-04-2008, 10:28 PM
Oh please, let it be Rick Santorum.

ClevelandBronco
11-04-2008, 10:29 PM
Oh please, let it be Rick Santorum.

Yes.

Der Flöprer
11-04-2008, 10:30 PM
Rick Santorum, and may God love you all.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Santorum

ClevelandBronco
11-04-2008, 10:30 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Santorum

Yes.

Robo-Chachi
11-04-2008, 10:30 PM
0:13 is one of my all-time favorite sounds.

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Count Alex's Losses
11-04-2008, 10:31 PM
Jesus, how does Palin have a chance? Are people really gonna support an airhead?

Discuss Thrower
11-04-2008, 10:33 PM
Jesus, how does Palin have a chance? Are people really gonna support an airhead?

SEE: Sixpack, Joe AND Christians, Evangelical

whoman69
11-04-2008, 10:39 PM
I think if McCain had picked Romney or one of many other possibilities he could have won. Palin cannot and will not win the presidency.

Romney did not bring the republican base back in. They don't trust him at all, and why should they? I've never seen anyone change their stripes so much to win.

ClevelandBronco
11-04-2008, 10:40 PM
I think if McCain had picked Romney or one of many other possibilities he could have won. Palin cannot and will not win the presidency.

Who the fuck are you, kid?

Robo-Chachi
11-04-2008, 10:42 PM
And you think Palin can win? Coming from someone who apparently thought McCain could win as well.

ROYC75
11-04-2008, 10:46 PM
I don't think she will. I see her completing her term as governor, running a 2nd term or shooting for the US Sensate , hooking up in 2016.

Robo-Chachi
11-04-2008, 10:48 PM
By 2016 I suspect both sides will be running cyborgs built off the DNA of previous party powerhouses.

Discuss Thrower
11-04-2008, 11:04 PM
The more I think about it, the more I think 2012 will be another loss for the GOP. This country has jumped on the socialism train, except there isn't a terminal at the end of the ride.

The Rick
11-04-2008, 11:51 PM
I have a feeling Paul Ryan has a bright future in the Republican Party based on what I've seen here in Wisconsin...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Ryan_(politician)

sportsman1
11-04-2008, 11:53 PM
Give me the Huckster or give me death.

SNR
11-04-2008, 11:53 PM
Give me the Huckster or give me death.
OKay.

Kill yourself.

BucEyedPea
11-04-2008, 11:59 PM
I see no one right now. What's needed is a party purge like the Marx and the commies had. We could learn somethings from them.

Adept Havelock
11-05-2008, 12:00 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Santorum

Heh.

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-05-2008, 12:02 AM
R0FLCopter/Lollerskates 2012.

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-05-2008, 12:07 AM
Down to 12K in Missouri.

Luetkemeyer defeats Baker by 8K for House race MO-9. Tough one for Baker given it was R+7 (IIRC), but it was prime for a pickup.