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2012 already? GOP wannabes jockeying early

November 14th, 2009 . by TexasFred

2012 already? GOP wannabes jockeying early

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sarah Palin is embarking on a book tour. Tim Pawlenty is building a national political operation. Mitt Romney is weighing in on the recession.

They’re all jockeying for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination - even if they won’t say so.

Make no mistake: At least a half-dozen Republicans are in the early stages of campaigning for the chance to challenge President Barack Obama in his expected re-election race.

Ultimately, some may decide against running. But, at this point, they’re taking steps to position themselves for the GOP nomination fight - and that means courting conservatives critical in primaries, proving they can take on a popular incumbent president and painting a vision for a wayward GOP.

And, of course, gauging their relative strength, visiting early primary states and refusing to rule out official bids.

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2012 already? GOP wannabes jockeying early

I am going to come out very early and say this so that at NO point in the near future will anyone be able to say I didn’t take a stand on what was right, and didn’t declare MY intentions from the very start!

IF the GOP/RNC can’t offer up REAL Conservatives, social and fiscal Conservatives, I will, in all probability, vote for a 3rd party candidate again, just as I did in 2008. No more *lesser of the evils*, no more settling for less than the very best from the best candidates that can possibly be run. I don’t care WHAT the party is associated with their names, if they aren’t tried and true Conservatives, I will NOT support them in ANY way.

Pawlenty, for instance, caused a stir among insiders recently with a series of bobbles. In one case, the Minnesota governor seemed to suggest that moderate Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine, who sided with Democrats on Obama’s health care reform in a Senate Finance Committee vote, shouldn’t be part of the GOP. Pawlenty later made clear that she should.

What’s that Lassie? Little Timmy stepped in WHAT Lassie? Stepped in it, then slipped and fell into the hell that is political correctness?

Pawlenty was right in his 1st assessment, Olympia Snowe has NO business being in the GOP, she is an excellent example of what being a RINO is all about. He got it right and then wimped out in a grand display of political correctness. I abhor PCness. Take a stand, pick a side, tell the truth, speak an open and honest opinion and to HELL with ALL of the overly sensitive RINOs that are still trying in every way they can to embrace the *big tent* politics of the GOP, now known as Dem Lite.

Among others said to be flirting with a run are former House Speaker Newt Gingrich…

If Newt Gingrich runs for, and wins the nomination from the GOP, we, as a nation, are totally screwed. Gingrich is one of the original RINOs. He has been the subject of ethics violations and sanctions, he stands with people like Al $harpton, he supported DeDe Scozzafava. Gingrich is a used up, dried out piece of RINO dung!

On January 21, 1997, the House voted overwhelmingly (395 to 28) to reprimand House Speaker Newt Gingrich for ethics violations dating back to September 1994. The house ordered Gingrich to pay an unprecedented $300,000 penalty, the first time in the House’s 208-year history it had disciplined a speaker for ethical wrongdoing. SOURCE

To put it plainly, Gingrich is an unscrupulous crook, and if he is the best the GOP/RNC can field, the future of the GOP is in danger even more than previously thought.

Here’s my take on the candidates that are expected to run so far:

Sarah Palin - Weak at best, she is a KNOWN quitter and is carrying a ton of baggage from her stint as McCain’s VP running mate, her time as an official in Alaska and known family dysfunctions. For me, NO!

Tim Pawlenty - As stated above, Timmy gave in to pressure from the PC crowd. For me, NO!

Mitt Romney - A great finance guy, very good with deficits and budgets, likes taxes. He has his problems too. He has been wishy-washy on abortion, sends mixed signals. He backed the Brady Bill, claiming that he’s a supporter of 2nd amendment rights. His stand seems to be OK on the ILLEGAL immigration issues and border security. Romney is a proponent of monogamous, heterosexual marriage. He is a strong civil rights supporter. He supports the death penalty. All in all, a better choice than many that have expressed interest.

Haley Barbour - Personally, I like the guy, politically, I don’t trust him. He’s a lawyer and he was a Washington lobbyist. He may be a lot better than some, but not nearly as good as others, and as said, I will NOT support the *lesser of the evils* ever again.

Newt Gingrich - Not no, but HELL NO! Not a chance. Throw this RINO OUT of the GOP!

Mike Huckabee - I like Huck, I really do. Just a personal opinion but I have really come to like him over the last year or so. I could support a Huckabee - Romney ticket, or vice versa. They may not be that *dream ticket* we all want, but they certainly wouldn’t be the *lesser* of anything in my opinion.

Bobby Jindal - I really like Jindal, a lot, but I just don’t think he’s quite ready yet, besides, Louisiana is still in need of his steady Conservative hand on the tiller. I think he is destined for greatness, but just not yet.

Mike Pence has made quite a stir lately, I know very little about him in fact, but I have heard a lot of great things from his constituents. He is an up and coming star in Conservative politics.

Michelle Bachmann - Smart, attractive, well spoken, ALL American, Conservative, a real patriot. Need I say more? A resounding YES for Michelle Bachmann.

And here are the magic words, Conservative Politics. Not Republican, GOP, RNC, standard run of the mill Dem Lite that the GOP has become. Not the weak RINO leadership of Michael Steele, but real, America 1st Conservatism. Don’t just speak the words! Stand for this nation, forget the PCness, that’s exactly what’s put America where it is.

If the GOP can’t put forth real Conservatives, I still suggest a *None of the Above* vote. That would have given the election to Obama you say? Well duh, Obama won with 365 electoral votes to McCain’s weak showing of 173. The GOP was a LOSER right out of the gate. That can’t be allowed to happen again, America can’t afford 4 years of Obama, much less a 2nd term and 4 MORE years of his socialist meanderings, global apologies and all around Muslim appeasement.

The ball is squarely in the court of the GOP/RNC, and now is the time to begin applying more pressure on Michael Steele than he can handle. HE is the 1st change that has to be made if the GOP is ever going to make a return to being the GOP of the Reagan years.

American Conservatives can either take the GOP back or suffer through the ineptness of the GOP as they hand yet another election to the Dems and the enemies of America!

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10 Responses to “2012 already? GOP wannabes jockeying early”

  1. comment number 1 by: minuteman26

    The GOP needs to go completly conservative or it will go defunct. A little bit of this and a little bit of that won’t cut it any more. The majority of folks want govt to follow the constitution and return to traditional values.

  2. comment number 2 by: extex_cop

    Yep the list is very short on the ones I like and trust….but we still have a ways to go for those out there to show their stuff.

    I do like Bobby Jindal….he has really turned that state around. I have kin in Louisana and they are going nuts over what this guy has done for their state. I agree that he may not be quite ready yet for the big office….but I would jump on him as a choice for VP. That would give him the needed background to be POTUS and carry us well into the future and out of this mess we are in right now.

    I don’t know much about Michelle Bachmann yet…but you can bet I will be looking up any and all info I can find.

    Palin was a flash in the pan…but no one likes a quitter…so she is out of it in my book.
    It’s early…but it’s time for some candles to be lit, so that star will shine when the time comes.
    RINO’s need to get the hell out of Dodge, because the REAL Conservatives will be gunning for them and kill any chance they have of getting re-elected. …or at least that is what I HOPE they do.

  3. comment number 3 by: Patrick Sperry

    Bluto for President!

    “This is a recording…”

  4. comment number 4 by: HoosierArmyMom

    I am proud to say, Mike Pence is my representative in the House and HE ROCKS when it comes to being a true blue Conservative and patriot. Michelle Bachmann ROCKS too. They both fight for what is right and good for America. And yes, I like Huck too. I will also say that I heard Alan Keyes in Ft. Wayne, IN (Tax Day Tea Party) and there is no one who knows the Constitution better IMHO. If the RNC drops the ball again, I will go 3rd party and get out an pound the pavement for a 3rd party candidate.

    Fred, all your assessments I am in total agreement with. Bobby Jindal will be a great one once Louisiana is on the right path. The idea is, get the RINO’s out of the party. I don’t think Steele is the one to set out the right values and conservative direction.

    Something on the horizon in 2010 that I’m excited about… Carly Fiorina (former HP CEO with a very successful track record, a solid conservative, a very tough, self-made woman) has thrown her hat in the ring to run against Boxer!!!! I was elated. I have looked up to this woman for years, and I think ole Babs is on her way out!!! Fiorina is a pitbull with a lot of savvy!!! I was so excited!!! I didn’t know that she has been fighting breast cancer, but she looks strong and ready to fight for America. I know I’ll be praying for her success!!!!

  5. comment number 5 by: extex_cop

    We all need to “PRAY FOR OBAMA” >>> Psalms 109:8

    Let his days be few; and let another take his place.

    the same goes for RINO’s now in office

  6. comment number 6 by: Vigilante

    HAM I agree with ya on Carly Fiorina. If it wasn’t for her HP would be in the tank right now. She’s got more business savvy in her little toe than boxer,fienstein, and pisslousi all put together, and she’s a CONSERVATIVE!!!!

    I also think she’d make a good chairperson for the GOP and throw steele out on his RINO ass. He’s nothing more than a country clubber that wears striped suits and chews gum. They all should wear striped suits, the ones with the BIG black and white stripes.

    Michelle Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Sarah Steele,and Carly Fiorina would be my picks for VP. Haven’t really decided on the pres yet. I still think he is yet to come forward. (Joe Arapio) LOL Can you see HIM bowing to a muslim or japanese royalty??? The illegals wouldn’t have to be rounded up, just get out of the way between them and mexico. LOL

  7. comment number 7 by: Silver Fox

    I think I know what a real conservative is , however some may disagree. Conservativism is such a subjective term and open to many differing meanings. Small government and very limited spending and strong states rights are at the center of my conservative world. There are many more things on my list with most putting me to the right of Atilla The Hun so for now I’ll avoid those. Vigilante, like you I think M. Bachmann will be a contender, but there is a lot I don’t know about her. But again does anyone ever really know what a candidate will do before he or she gets into office. Often the best sounding candidate will fool us and do a 180 when in the Oval Office, making ones choice into a crap shoot at best. Sometimes I think flipping a coin may be the best way to decide, of couse I joke, but these guys certainly are well versed at fooling us.

  8. comment number 8 by: TexasFred

    Who in the hell is Sarah Steele?

  9. comment number 9 by: HoosierArmyMom

    I don’t know who Sarah Steele is, guess I’ll do a google search… LOL!!! Michelle and Carly are great examples of strong, Conservative women in my book.

    Joe Arapio would be most interesting, indeed!!! :-) I was working for HItachi Data Systems when Carly was at the helm of HP, and I was in charge of managing quality standards for the HP products that HItachi made for them (disk array storage) and I was very impressed with their product standards and the direction Carly took them in. She earned her “golden parachute”… it’s a shame that the Packard family didn’t like her, as she was helping the company go from running in the red to record profits. I suspect the Packard’s are a bunch of liberal loons. I think Babs better update her resume. :-)

  10. comment number 10 by: Doc Roy

    Fred, something significant about our leader bowing to the Japanese Emperor. You notice the little Japanese Emperor DID NOT bow to Obamba. Uncle Sam’s face aside, age-old Japanese custom says, IN JAPAN EQUALS BOW TO EACH OTHER. He should have bowed to Obamba because Uncle Sam has protected the Japanese homeland from harm since WWII. I served in our Navy during the Korean “Conflict” and was in Japan while Japan was still an occupied country. They were still down but MacArthur was busy bringing in economists and industrialists to get them on their feet. MacArthur was immensely successful. Face is really important to the Japanese and Obamba’s bow without the Emperor following suit was a heavy kick in American’s crotch, by both Obamba AND the Emperor. Oh yes, our leader apologized to the Japanese, too. You know, us extremists just gotta have something to gripe about. Right?

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