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2012 GOP Ticket: Pawlenty/Barbour. Thoughts?
FReepers Opinions | 4/22/11 | Recovering_Democrat

Posted on 04/22/2011 7:45:13 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat

Looking at the electoral field, I wonder if this would be the strongest ticket from the current field. TP is a 2 term governor from a normally blue Northern state, Haley is a 2 term governor from a red southern state.

They have lots of executive experience, TP has shown he can win in a non-Republican state, and just might be able to put together more than 270 electoral votes....if we can put the keebosh on Hussein's fraud machine.


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1 posted on 04/22/2011 7:45:16 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Unthinkable!
2 posted on 04/22/2011 7:46:48 AM PDT by F.J. Mitchell (America is ailin' and the one and ONLY cure is Palin.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Pawlenty doesn’t want to drill in ANWR. Or, at least he didn’t when he was governor of Minnesota. ANWR is only 74 miles to the big pipeline that could carry oil to us so we could tell the Saudis to cram theirs.


3 posted on 04/22/2011 7:47:17 AM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Recovering_Democrat

No


4 posted on 04/22/2011 7:47:31 AM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Thoughts? you are stooopid

(seriosuly, you asked)

Palin/Bachman 2012 -UNBEATABLE TICKET


5 posted on 04/22/2011 7:48:09 AM PDT by Mr. K (this administration is WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY~!! [Palin/Bachman 2012])
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Better than Obama Biden, but that’s about it.

Barbour more reliably conservative than Tim “what’s his name”

My guess is the Freep Nation will not like this ticket.


6 posted on 04/22/2011 7:48:48 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Recovering_Democrat

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ


7 posted on 04/22/2011 7:49:10 AM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I like Pawlenty. I also like Haley Barbour, but don’t think someone like him would be that good for the ticket. I think Barbour would be good in a Cabinet position of a Republican President. Pawlenty is going to need some money and traction, but if he could get the nomination would have a good chance to beat Obama.


8 posted on 04/22/2011 7:49:12 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Mr. K

Trump/Palin


9 posted on 04/22/2011 7:49:14 AM PDT by cycle of discernment
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To: Recovering_Democrat

IMHO, the RINOs will love Pawlenty and tolerate Barbour.
Neither will get my vote. I recall Pawlenty was the party favorite to run with McCain until McCain pulled a shocker and chose Palin as his VP.


10 posted on 04/22/2011 7:49:35 AM PDT by texteacher
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To: Recovering_Democrat

A liberal milquetoast like Pawlenty stands very little chance against Obama.


11 posted on 04/22/2011 7:50:37 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: cycle of discernment

Trump/WEST!!!!!!!!


12 posted on 04/22/2011 7:50:50 AM PDT by wally-balls
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Yawn.


13 posted on 04/22/2011 7:50:53 AM PDT by HerrBlucher ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." G.K. Chesterton)
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To: F.J. Mitchell; Recovering_Democrat

I hope that ticket won’t happen. Between those two, I prefer Barbour at the top, since he has more political experience, as the RNC chairman. It’s unlikely that the ticket will include two ex-governors. The VP nominee will probably be someone who has been a congressman. Five of the last six republican VP’s were congressmen. Those five were Dick Cheney, Dan Quayle, George H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford, and Richard Nixon. The exception is Sprio Agnew.


14 posted on 04/22/2011 7:50:58 AM PDT by PhilCollins
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To: texteacher

Palin/Cain!


15 posted on 04/22/2011 7:51:03 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Recovering_Democrat

It’s probably a little early to be thinking in terms of the bottom of the ticket. Though for the sake of discussion it would probably be a fairly strong ticket. You’re going to get a lot of flame from those who think neither Pawlenty or Barbour are conservative enough but the fact is either is more likely to be the nominee than some of the more vocally supported candidates oft mentioned here on FR.


16 posted on 04/22/2011 7:51:40 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (What, if not a bagel and coffee, confirms the existence of a just and loving God?)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Not my first choice, but acceptable.


17 posted on 04/22/2011 7:52:09 AM PDT by RIRed
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Count me out. Pawlenty is McCain light mediocrity, and Barbour is another has-been political hack. The time for politics-as-usual is over. The Republicans need to grow come cajones and someone who is willing to fight.


18 posted on 04/22/2011 7:53:49 AM PDT by antidisestablishment (Our people perish through lack of wisdom, but they are content in their ignorance.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Not my picks.

That said, I love this country, and I’ll vote for WHOEVER the GOP puts up against Obama.

I sincerely implore all FReepers to accept that there is no perfect candidate and that we must unite to defeat the current regime.

2012 is the most important election of our lifetimes.

We must put personal preferences aside and rise to the occasion.


19 posted on 04/22/2011 7:54:21 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Recovering_Democrat

A blind hog would be a magnitude better than the kenyan marxist. I will speak no evil against any opponent of the enemy of all free people—BO is a sick little rat with a psychotic personality.


20 posted on 04/22/2011 7:54:38 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: cycle of discernment
Trump/Palin

Picture that ...
21 posted on 04/22/2011 7:54:43 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Way too elitist for me. So is Trump. I like real grass roots Americans like Vince McMahon, or maybe Larry the Cable Guy.

/s

22 posted on 04/22/2011 7:56:03 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Birth Certificate Derangement Syndrome - have you been tested??)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
No. Tim was rabidly on the AGW bandwagon and now has backtracked -- shows very strong RINO instincts.

Haley is somewhat conservative. He is not nearly fiscal conservative as Sarah. Haley is also quite connected to the "good ole boys" of the GOP.

Haley would likely resist strongly changing the Statist course we are on. In other words, he would not make a bold move towards Liberty and slashing government.

23 posted on 04/22/2011 8:00:02 AM PDT by sand88
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To: biggredd1

Works for me. Either that or Palin/West.

But, PLEASE leave out the B levels like Pawlenty, Barbour, Romney, Daniels, etc.

You couldn’t squeeze an ounce of charisma from all of them put together.

Then, also please leave out the egomaniacs like Trump.

Please select from among Palin, Bachman, West, Cain, Christie and DeMint.


24 posted on 04/22/2011 8:00:31 AM PDT by John Valentine
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Doesn’t really appeal to me. Bachmann/Palin or vice versa.


25 posted on 04/22/2011 8:02:03 AM PDT by Grunthor (The man or woman who doesn't forgive has forgotten the price that Christ paid for them on the Cross.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
The more I hear about/from Barbour, the less I care for him.

Some comments from his FNS appearance Sunday:

And these:

What Haley Barbour didn't tell Fox News: he lobbied for Mexico on 'amnesty'

Governor Barbour on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on February 27, 2011, said that Barack Obama is “one of the greatest politicians in the history of the United States.”

Does Haley Barbour Have an Immigration Problem?

Haley Barbour On Global Warming: ‘We Should Proceed’ As If It ‘Is Actually Happening’
26 posted on 04/22/2011 8:02:38 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Recovering_Democrat

No.....


27 posted on 04/22/2011 8:03:26 AM PDT by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
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28 posted on 04/22/2011 8:03:51 AM PDT by imfrmdixie (A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. Eisenhower)
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To: Mr. K

Sorry. Loser ticket.


29 posted on 04/22/2011 8:04:10 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: Jedidah
I sincerely implore all FReepers to accept that there is no perfect candidate and that we must unite to defeat the current regime. 2012 is the most important election of our lifetimes.

You are indeed correct it is the most important election in our liftimes, if not in U.S. History.

No candidate will be perfect, but in no way should a RINO be accepted. That will be the death knell of our Republic.

If we elect a RINO type, they will just be a placeholder for four or eight years. Then likely another radical Dem will come into power and truly finish us off.

A very, very strong and very bold conservative must rise to the top and win the nomination. Only someone with a Warrior mindset, willing to smash the heads of the GOP leadership in Congress, can push through the necessary changes; slashing government spending and firing large numbers of Federal workers (parasites).

30 posted on 04/22/2011 8:05:53 AM PDT by sand88
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh......no.


31 posted on 04/22/2011 8:06:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Pawlenty was nowhere to be found in the Coleman recount, he's a wimp.
32 posted on 04/22/2011 8:06:18 AM PDT by Recon Dad (I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure)
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To: Jedidah

Obama cannot win any southern border state except CA. This is a pick up of 32 electoral votes with FL and NM. Obama has pretty much no chance to win reelection no matter who the Republicans choose. Being from MN and knowing Pawlenty he would not be my choice, he was a global warming guy when it seemed the political thing to be. The only way Obama wins is if he raises 6 billion and pays folks to vote for him. I hope many candidates will step up battle for the nomination and may the best woman with gonads win.


33 posted on 04/22/2011 8:08:26 AM PDT by vicar7
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34 posted on 04/22/2011 8:08:37 AM PDT by imfrmdixie (A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. Eisenhower)
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To: sand88

Absolutely.

So we work hard to get the best possible nominee, the purest patriot and conservative.

And if the final choice isn’t who we want, we still pull the lever against Obama in November 2012.

I will vote for Pepe LePew over Barry0.

Sitting home and pouting is simply not an option.


35 posted on 04/22/2011 8:10:19 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Recovering_Democrat

pawlenty seems to have the charm and personality of a mailbox and barbour is an establishment hack. we can do better than this and will have to in order to win.


36 posted on 04/22/2011 8:11:45 AM PDT by madamemayhem (defeat is not getting knocked down, it is not getting back up.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Palin/West
The best ticket for my money.


37 posted on 04/22/2011 8:12:25 AM PDT by Patrioticdale (" I regret that I have only one life to give for my country" ---- Nathan Hale)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

no vote from me.


38 posted on 04/22/2011 8:14:06 AM PDT by ken21 (dem taxes + regs + unions = jobs overseas.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Thoughts? No pig in the poke please - what issues would they run on? [applies to all candidates]

“I’m not Obama” does not a mandate make.


39 posted on 04/22/2011 8:14:13 AM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Pawlenty/Barbour.
Wow! Now that's a ticket as exciting as Bob Dole and, and ... oh, whoever the hell it was. Boriiiiiiiiiing.
40 posted on 04/22/2011 8:14:36 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: texteacher

I’d say Tpaw fans are a particular breed of RINO’s, you might call them Milquetoast RINO’s. They think the blandest, most completely inoffensive and charisma-free candidate possible is somehow the way to beat Obama.


41 posted on 04/22/2011 8:15:23 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Recovering_Democrat

“Thoughts?”
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Two wrongs don’t make a right.

- JP


42 posted on 04/22/2011 8:16:32 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("The only thing these 'investments' will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy." - Palin)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

There is some logic in adding Pawlenty to the ticket.
Whats happening in WI shows things are changing in the midwest away from Scandinavian liberalism.

My problem is I don’t think Pawlenty will take MN and all we end up with is a “lets be friends” Republican who will get his bu** kicked by the DNC attack machine.

Barbour is a possible but I’d still rather have someone younger to match the spirit of the Tea Party movement away from the old guard GOP.


43 posted on 04/22/2011 8:16:40 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Allen West and Herman Cain


44 posted on 04/22/2011 8:20:03 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Recovering_Democrat

From a purely conservative standpoint, and as a Minnesotan, I would say no thanks. However, from a national point of view, that ticket could have a chance of nomination.

But of victory? Not so sure. Pawlenty was strong fiscally but he’s soft in areas where it’s important our candidate not be soft (AGW and energy to name just two).

There are better potential candidates out there, and perhaps we should wait until some of them declare or opt out before we start talking about tickets.


45 posted on 04/22/2011 8:20:28 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Palin/Cleese


46 posted on 04/22/2011 8:29:37 AM PDT by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

I cannot imagine a much weaker team - Mr. Tepid and Boss Hogg.


47 posted on 04/22/2011 8:35:45 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: Recovering_Democrat

West / Cain 2012.


48 posted on 04/22/2011 8:39:39 AM PDT by SouthWall
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Just say NO! to RINOs.


49 posted on 04/22/2011 9:07:53 AM PDT by DnPRK
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To: All

PS: Not a single spine between the two of them.

- JP


50 posted on 04/22/2011 9:14:25 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("The only thing these 'investments' will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy." - Palin)
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