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    Quote Originally Posted by Mau10man View Post
    Wrong. That strategy has done nothing but hurt conservatives and republicans. The next term we have a possible 3 justices of SCOTUS up for reappointment. Do you really want to sit this one out?

    Seriously?!?!
    Are you seriously asking me that question? Oh I'll be the first one there voting for the sake of the SCOTUS. The whole reason I voted for Bush both times was because of the SCOTUS - the whole reason I was never overly disappointed with him as a president was because he gave me exactly what I asked for when I voted for him - two good appointments. Now would I trust romney to do the same? sorry. I just don't trust him period. In all honestly in large part because he's a mormon and because of the Mass healthcare laws he passed. Don't tell me you're a conservative and then pass universal healthcare.
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    The whole point of the Tea Party is that we no longer have to vote for RINOs, at least at the primary level. I highly doubt that Romney would be able to get the nomination. The enthusiasm and energy within the Republican Party is with the Tea Partiers, and they will not go for Romney. While Republicans almost always go for a candidate that is familiar, who has been vetted by previous campaigns (George W. Bush was the only Republican to get the nomination on his first try since Goldwater), many of the previous crop will not be acceptable to the Tea Partiers, and I believe that they will be decisive in this next election. If they play, we win. If not, we don't. So the question is, who will they support?

    First, they will want someone with a proven track record of governance that appeals to their fiscally conservative nature. That excludes Romney and, to a lesser degree, Huckabee. Giuliani probably has the most conservative record fiscally, but his socially liberal policies will alienate too many Tea Partiers. That leaves Sarah Palin, who has the strongest ties to that Tea Party among any of the candidates, and because she was the veep candidate in 2008, the Republican establishment won't be able to claim that she is unprepared. Now, there are other contenders who might do very well, like Bobby Jindal, but they have a lot to overcome if they are going to match Palin's name recognition, support base and fundraising.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    The whole point of the Tea Party is that we no longer have to vote for RINOs, at least at the primary level. I highly doubt that Romney would be able to get the nomination. The enthusiasm and energy within the Republican Party is with the Tea Partiers, and they will not go for Romney. While Republicans almost always go for a candidate that is familiar, who has been vetted by previous campaigns (George W. Bush was the only Republican to get the nomination on his first try since Goldwater), many of the previous crop will not be acceptable to the Tea Partiers, and I believe that they will be decisive in this next election. If they play, we win. If not, we don't. So the question is, who will they support?

    First, they will want someone with a proven track record of governance that appeals to their fiscally conservative nature. That excludes Romney and, to a lesser degree, Huckabee. Giuliani probably has the most conservative record fiscally, but his socially liberal policies will alienate too many Tea Partiers. That leaves Sarah Palin, who has the strongest ties to that Tea Party among any of the candidates, and because she was the veep candidate in 2008, the Republican establishment won't be able to claim that she is unprepared. Now, there are other contenders who might do very well, like Bobby Jindal, but they have a lot to overcome if they are going to match Palin's name recognition, support base and fundraising.
    There was something on Quinn and Rose this morning about 9 republicans who are being veted for security clearances - of the list Pawlenty is the only one I'm interested in. No on Newt, Mitt, Huck, Palin . . . . Bobby MAYBE . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    There was something on Quinn and Rose this morning about 9 republicans who are being veted for security clearances - of the list Pawlenty is the only one I'm interested in. No on Newt, Mitt, Huck, Palin . . . . Bobby MAYBE . . .
    That's exactly how I feel about it, too.
     

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    I like Jindal as Gov but not as Prez. His rebuttal to one of Obama's speeches was a dismal failure. He also dropped the ball when he promised that he would not oppose legislators doubling their salaries if they passed his reforms. They already make more than any state in the south with the exception of FL. He got a lot of heat from voters so he vetoed the pay raise. I do not think Jindal has the right stuff for Prez. or is suited for life in DC. He was previously appointed to a health care position there.
     

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