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2012 GOP Presidential Primary

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by rimrocker, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. rimrocker

    rimrocker Contributing Member

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    With Angle visiting Iowa, it seems like it should have started already.

    Probably:

    Romney
    Huckabee
    Pawlenty

    Likely:

    Barbour
    Giuliani
    Gingrich
    Johnson

    Possibly and Boring:

    Petreus
    Jindal
    Huntsman
    Thune
    Daniels

    Possibly and Nuts:

    Palin (I don't think she will... too much work.)
    Angle ("I'll just say I have lots of options for the future, and I'm investigating all my options.")
    Santorum
    Cain
    Bachman
    Bolton
    Paul

    Unlikely

    Jeb Bush
    DeMint
    Pataki
    Bloomberg
    Perry
    Gregg
    Roemer

    Not

    Pence

    So, the odds are that the Republican Party will nominate one of the names above for President of the United States.
     
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    I think Pataki is almost guaranteed to run.
     
  3. rimrocker

    rimrocker Contributing Member

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    (This post was incorporated in OP.)
     
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    watch Palin run as an independent for the Tea Party.... She'd get the sigs i'm sure.
     
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    If she does, watch Bloomberg challenge her
     
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    What has Cain (or Bolton for that matter) said or done that is "nuts"?

    Daniels is my choice atm, but I could get behind Cain as well. Pence is not running.

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    ..think they have a chance in hell at winning.
     
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    bloomberg
     
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    Before anyone asks: I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if
    elected. And not just because I'll only be 31 when the elections occur.
     
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    Well, there goes my choice.
     
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    pence is not running.

    bloomberg will not run as a republican.
     
  13. rimrocker

    rimrocker Contributing Member

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    Where will his votes come from then?

    So Pence announced in the negative a little while ago. That still leaves a bunch of possibilities. Who do you favor basso?
     
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    I think Perry will test the waters, but i'm not as sure as I was before.
     
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    I was going to nominate Refman anyway.
     
  16. rimrocker

    rimrocker Contributing Member

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    I don't know. I'm worried Ref would experience a "Muskie moment" when under pressure. On the other hand, Boehner has made it cool for politicians to cry again, so he'd probably be OK.
     
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    I hope Mitt Romney gets the nomination, he just seems to be the least crazy of the bunch.

    Two years ago I thought there was no way in hell someone like Sarah Palin could be elected president, now I'm just not so sure about that...
     
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    You should go with your first instinct. She won't run, too much work and she's making too much money off of suckers.
     
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    I think it will be Romney which is going to be fun reminding head in the sand conservatives about the Romneycare supported socialism in Mass.
     
  20. rimrocker

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    I don't see Romney... healthcare, Mormon, not absolutely crazy.

    Like so many not-so-terrible Repub hopefuls, he crashes and burns in the SC primary if he makes it that far.
     

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