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  1. #1 5 reasons why Republicans don't want to run in 2012 
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    According to the NYT blog The Caucus:
    1. Biden.
    The idea is that Biden's too old to run in 2016, and that will make 2016 an easier year.
    2. The economy.
    It might improve.
    3. Money. Mr. Obama is expected in some quarters to raise $1 billion for his re-election campaign, and he has no serious primary opposition, which means he will be free to aim that firepower at his Republican adversaries....

    4. The Tea Party. The emergence of the Tea Party movement as a force inside the Republican Party requires potential presidential candidates to pick sides in an intraparty philosophical struggle....

    5. The media glare. Candidates for president have always had to contend with scrutiny from the press. But the intense, Internet-driven political environment in 2011, when everyone has a camera phone and every offhand comment can be recorded, is enough to scare away even the most hearty of politicians....

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    1 & 2 BS

    3... maybe

    4 only if their views differ greatly from the TEA party.

    5 they should know and be ready for the Obama media.
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    I agree that the economy might be an issue, not because it might improve, but because we are headed for a VERY rough stretch NO MATTER WHO is in office, and they don't want to be the one who gets blamed for it.
    I long for the days when our President actually liked our country.
     

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    I would hope someone would step up to the plate. I'd have no respect for the Republicans if they don't field a decent candidate. The country might not survive another 4 years of Obama. There has to be someone with a sense of honor and duty to our country.
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    We need a principled Conservative who will run on Conservative values. One who goes toe to toe with the Liar In Chief and calls him on his lies publicly. One who will not crumble under pressure and cave to the winds of popular opinion. One who is picked as a candidate by Conservatives and not by the liberal media.
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    Issue #5 may be a recent phenomenom but is not going away. If it were an actual issue for running a republican for president, there would NEVER be a new candidate.
     

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    I still think it is early.
     

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    Here's one reason that someone good should run: gas prices.

    I find it hard to fathom that Obama could get re-elected with a still semi-recovering economy and gas prices in the neighborhood of $5.00.

    As Oreo said, it is still way too early.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph wiggum View Post
    Here's one reason that someone good should run: gas prices.

    I find it hard to fathom that Obama could get re-elected with a still semi-recovering economy and gas prices in the neighborhood of $5.00.

    As Oreo said, it is still way too early.
    I keep hearing this $5.00 (and even higher) number. Isn't gas in the $4.00 range (less in Texas)?
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    I still think it is early.
    I agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    I keep hearing this $5.00 (and even higher) number. Isn't gas in the $4.00 range (less in Texas)?
    A number of the CNBC/Fox Business types are convinced that gas will get to $5/gallon. If not higher.

    It isn't there yet, but it is certainly trending that way.
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