Skip to comments.2012 GOP Ticket: Pawlenty/Barbour. Thoughts?
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.
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.
Thoughts? you are stooopid
(seriosuly, you asked)
Palin/Bachman 2012 -UNBEATABLE TICKET
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.
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.
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.
A liberal milquetoast like Pawlenty stands very little chance against Obama.
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.
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.
Not my first choice, but acceptable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Doesn’t really appeal to me. Bachmann/Palin or vice versa.
Sorry. Loser ticket.
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).
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.
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.
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.
The best ticket for my money.
no vote from me.
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.
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.
Two wrongs don’t make a right.
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.
Allen West and Herman Cain
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.
I cannot imagine a much weaker team - Mr. Tepid and Boss Hogg.
West / Cain 2012.
Just say NO! to RINOs.
PS: Not a single spine between the two of them.
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