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Now he’s a guy I could really get behind and support.
Who would you like to see run for president in ’08?
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Since I can pick any one I’d like I’m going to have to say General Tommy Franks (Retired).
You’ll find this incomprehensible, but…
Of all the members of the Bush the Elder administration, Quayle was by far the most consistent conservative. His Council on Competitiveness was resolutely anti-regulation, and his speaking tours were remarkably effective as well, despite the non-existent coverage by the mass media.
If I can’t have Dan Quayle, I’ll take retired Senator Malcolm Wallop of Wyoming, but I doubt either man would be interested.
Third choice would be former Governor of Oklahoma Frank Keating, but I don’t think he’s interested either.
Maybe we could do “None of the above”?
Now Senator of Virginia and Former Governor of Virginia George Allen. I shook his hand in 1992 after watching a speech of his.
I wish Charleton Heston wasn’t so ill. I’d vote for him in a second. I’m not sold on Condi Rice. Rummie is too old, and I’m not secure that Cheney’s health is good enough to run and hold office. And, I’m damn sure not voting for that nutcase McCain!
Guess all I’ll offer is a suggestion for Veep — Iowa Rep. Steve King.
Mel Watt not withstanding, I’d like to vote for Condi.
Or Sam Brownback.
I would love to vote for JC Watts. I thought the world of that man and was saddened when he left office.
Yet another white male blowing holes in the myths of 20 year old polls. Sorry Mel.
I’ll second that nomination of George Allen. If not him, then Sam Brownback of Kansas.
I absolutely love and respect Newt. Brilliant, articulate and all business. But he is as polarizing as Hillarybilly is for the dems.
The far right may kick and scream but Rudy is the only one I can think of who has a chance to grab the undecideds, carry the ’04 red states and possibly turnover a blue state or two.
Rudy would outclass ANYONE the dems could put up. I don’t care what Dick Morris says.
Mel Watt needs to pull his head out of the sand…..my vote goes to Condi in ’08.
Newt? That would be awesome. But my no 1 pick, if he weren’t so old, would be Jesse Helms. Nothing like an old NC conservative.:grin:
Just to see and hear Mel Watt choke on his words.
Condi~~ In a Heartbeat! For President or Vice President.
George Allen~~ See Above.
Chris: I do like his no-nonsense style! As I do Gen. Honore’s. Something about a military man in the WH that makes me feel like smiling
Francis: I think Quayle is a good pick. Unfortunately in today’s soundbite (did I spell that right at this late hour?) world, he’d be crucified not only for past comments that he said that were not politically correct – but nevertheless true – but I fear he’d be in for the same fate if he were to make a go for the presidency because he’d probably say something else that was true though un-PC. Saying brutally truthful things doesn’t seem to play over well with the MSM, who does their level best to amplify and distort honest statements of Republicans – which in turn, creates an atmosphere where some Republican politicans are afraid to start a dialogue about the issues we really should be talking about, but aren’t. Sigh.
Bak and Cav: I’ve heard Allen’s name mentioned quite a bit in conservative circles. If he’s got you guys’ endorsement, he’d definitely have mine.
Seth: I think Rudy’s a cool guy, but (IMO) he’d be villified like crazy over his extramarital affairs, which the Dems would pursue with a great deal of vigor, considering their anger over the RNC’s investigations into Clinton’s marital misdeeds in the late 90s. I also wonder how his candidacy will play to the base, who will be *really* hungry for a conservative candidate in ’08 – Rudy tends to be more of a moderate on some issues. I DO admire his get-tough approach to crime and I bet he’d tick some of the PC crowd in DC off with some of the policies he advocated on that issue. He’s one of the few politicians I’ve seen who doesn’t seem overly worried about being PC.
PCD: I don’t know much about King, but I’ll check out his website. Thanks for the veep suggestion
George: Sam Brownback – another one who’s name I hear/read being discussed in conservative circles … I see Cav mentioned him also. From what I know of him, sounds like a guy I could really like.
Lorica: I hear ya! I really liked JC, too. Read his book, and gained an inside perspective into the events that happened in his life that inspired him to become a Republican.
Politically Incorrect Mom, Archie, and Jack Deth: Condi’s definitely gaining some support, that’s for sure!
CZ: Check my comments to Seth for more on Rudy. I do agree on Newt likely being a polarzing figure but I would love for him to give it a go! Or at least try for a VP slot?? I admire Newt a great deal. I think I may buy his book this weekend. (Like I really need to add to my reading stack! But anyway ….)
Cyndee: LOL – now talk about an explosive nomination!
I like this quote from the article:
“My hope is that five or six candidates are going to jump up, steal all of my ideas, and I will be able to relax and go golf,” he said.
Everybody talks about Rice, but I don’t see her having any interest. Then again, what is left for her after the present administration?
With all of the talk about a Rice v Clinton race, I don’t see either of these women getting the nomination from their parties. I honestly do not believe we have progressed as a society to the point where we will elect a woman or a minority as Commander-in-Chief. Though, I’d be interested in how the “they have no military experience” rhetoric plays out.
Rudy Giuliani probably has the best track record of any of the potential candidates given his success as Mayor of New York City. Hillary Clinton will probably make a strong presidential candidate. In conservative upstate New York, her approval rating has gone from 38 percent to 60 percent since she’s been elected Senator. When she gets a chance to speak for herself, a lot of people will find out that she’s not as bad as those on the right wing who demonize her, make her out to be. I think she will surprise a lot of people Neither Rudy Giuliani nor George Pataki are willing to run against her in 2006 for Senate, even though defeating her would give either of them a huge boost in getting the Republican nomination for president in 2008.
Sister Toldjah: If you think Rudy Giuliani would be vilified over his extra-marital affairs, what do you think would happen to Newt Gingrinch?
We need another Southern governor as our nominee: that means either George Allen (formerly governor of Virginia) or Jeb Bush (who has said he will not run) or, are you ready for this, Haley Barbour of Mississippi.
Oregano: I read an article today that quoted Condi as saying she didn’t want to run for president. Of course, that could change (as could Gore could change his mind) but at this point, Condi is saying “no.”
Brian: For the record, it’s not just the right who “demonizes” her. And on Newt, this is probably about only time you’ll read me posting to you that you’re right about something. I had forgotten about the Newt affair (blonde moment).
Dana: Good suggestions – I’d support any of the three.
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