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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Who are you hoping to see?

I'd be interested to know who you'd like to see as the next Republican presidential candidate.

I don't know who I want.

I did order Mitt Romney's book No Apology: The Case for American Greatness through my local library. I've heard that this book crystallizes Romney's thinking about running for president, so I figure reading that will give me better insight into this candidate.

But what about you, who are you hoping to see on the GOPs ticket in 2012?


David-FireAndGrace said...

I am from Massachusetts, and I like Romney. He did a great job here, and in spite of the health care bill he was virtually forced to sign, he doesn't have any issues I am concerned about.

I am not from the south, so I don't get what the appeal of Huck is. I don't care if our president is a Christian or not, I care how they govern, and more importantly spend my tax dollars. Truthfully, Romney is closer to the conservative Christian ideal than any of the others.

Sarah Palin is too divisive, and had some bad interviews that she will never live down.

Newt can't run as a Christian with an affair in his wake - well, unless he becomes a Dem.

Polenti is probably fine, but unless he can pull off an Obama, coming from no where, he is a loser for '12.

Bobby Jindal is not ready, but could be.

What I don't understand is why Romney and Huck don't work something out? Egos, probably.

The Maryland Crustacean said...

Of all the Republican contenders pictured and even some others, I would be happy with any one of them. Lest you think this is an "anyone but Obama" attitude, I really have trouble choosing, None are perfect, but they all have conservative credentials, they "get it" when it comes to matters such as spending and debt, the size and intrusiveness of the federal government, and America's place on the world stage. They virtually all have solid executive experience, usually as governors, and they have made things work in their states based on common sense conservative principles.

So to me it is a matter of who can best articulate that conservative vision in such a way as to clearly demonstrate the disaster of current democratic policy direction and revive the founders' vision for limited government and individual liberty.

Some are not as good as others when it comes to Christian values (Gingrich, Giuliani) that are important to me, but they are still far preferable to the current occupant of the White House.

Tracy said...

David-glad to hear that you like Romney & felt like he did a good job there. I have a good friend who's s Huck fan, so after I read Romney's book I'll have to find out more about him.

Maryland C., like you, I believe in the republican platform-small government, expenses within budget, and America's place in the world.

John Cowart said...

Hi Tracy,
Can't help you with this one.
I don't ever vote for any republican; I'm a Christian.

Tracy said...

Awww John, if I didn't love you so much, and appreciate your humor so greatly, I'd be hurt

JD Curtis said...

Huckabee is unelectable.

I posted the above thread on Vox Day's blog the other day and another blogger wrote re: Huckabee, quote...

"Huckabee is incredibly ambitious and was a poor excuse for a governor. I worked in his office and helped him run for Lt. Governor. I consider him a fake and a phoney, but that probably makes him the same as so many other politicians.

As much as I disliked Bill Clinton (as governor), I must admit he was pretty open about his warts. Huckabee hides his vicious nature. I would actually fear him as a presidential candidate. Remember....he is an Open Borders advocate and very much believes "all God's children" should have the right to come across the border....and we should let them as an act of "Christian charity". He is dangerous and a Judas goat." Link

Tracy said...

Thanks JD, I want to hear what people I respect, such as yourself (especially since you're WAY more informed than I), have to say.

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