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2012: Demint or Palin?
Vanity ^ | 4/20/2010 | FTJM

Posted on 04/20/2010 1:04:53 PM PDT by FTJM

Given the obsession with the 2012 Presidential race and Palin's possible candidacy, who would you choose between Demint and Palin to be the GOP nominee for President at this point? If you'd like to see a ticket of both, specify which one you prefer for President and which one you prefer for Vice President.


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To: FTJM
DeMint, please!
51 posted on 04/20/2010 1:30:29 PM PDT by RobaWho (I Love the U.S. Constitution, as written.)
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To: FTJM

DeMint is hugely more valuable in the Senate.


52 posted on 04/20/2010 1:33:00 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Napolean fries the idea powder.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

AG of Texas.


53 posted on 04/20/2010 1:33:24 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Paul Ryan/Greg Abbott in 2012.)
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To: RobbyS

Well then he needs to buck up. He’s exactly what the Republican Party needs.


54 posted on 04/20/2010 1:33:58 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Paul Ryan/Greg Abbott in 2012.)
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To: grumpygresh
Both are great conservatives but I would take DeMint because unfortunately Palin has high negatives among those that are influenced by the msm.

You don't think the MSM will do to DeMint what they did to Palin?

55 posted on 04/20/2010 1:34:24 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: GOPsterinMA

And we like Greg Abbot because? Since I’m from wisconsin, I know why we like Paul Ryan, but I don’t know anything about Greg Abbot. Can you enlighten us? It’s not often that anyone puts forth the name of an AG for a national ticket.


56 posted on 04/20/2010 1:37:21 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: FTJM

DeMint easily.If that is the choice I don’t even have to think about it.

DeMint/Bachmann 2012


57 posted on 04/20/2010 1:38:28 PM PDT by Jazz1968
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To: Jazz1968

I will not support any current members of Congress, and I believe most conservatives are with me on this. We have a sitting POTUS with no executive experience; we need an executive not a legislator.


58 posted on 04/20/2010 1:42:34 PM PDT by SallyH ( wit)
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To: FTJM

both- DeMint/Palin or DeMint/Bachmann


59 posted on 04/20/2010 1:44:25 PM PDT by silverleaf (Karl Marx was NOT one of America's Founding Fathers)
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To: FTJM

Ryan/Palin or Palin/Ryan

Ryan has shown he can debate Obama into the dirt (HCR).

Sarah can draw the crowds.


60 posted on 04/20/2010 1:44:47 PM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

This has nothing to do with Hunter. It has to do with DeMint. A used car salesman? The guy who damn near singlehandedly scuttled Obama and Chavez’ plans to have Honduras turn commie in our own hemisphere?

The guy who was one of the strongest critics in the country against TARP, while McCain/Palin were donning TARP cheerleader uniforms?

The guy who was the first major politician to endorse Marco Rubio over the NRSC’s butt boy Charlie Loafers? And the guy who is noticeably NOT endorsing Juan Amnesty?

The guy who is one of the rarist of species - a Senator that favor’s DEPORTING all the illegals here?

The guy who founded his own very successful research company prior to becoming a politician?

The guy consistently ranked as one of the top 3 or 4 most conservative members of congress?

That used car salesman?


61 posted on 04/20/2010 1:52:43 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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Demint is not the answer. Our 2012 candidate hasn’t revealed him/herself yet.


62 posted on 04/20/2010 1:53:12 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Dont Tread on Me)
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To: SallyH

Yeah, look at all the great things that idiot Romeny did with his “executive experience”. He can shove that socialist claptrap right back up his arse.


63 posted on 04/20/2010 1:56:12 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

It looks like some on this thread want an Obama 2nd Term

DeMint is a Romney supporter, Pence, and the other 3rd tier
people named are hardly known out side of their area.

They are not speaking out everyday or writing articles or op eds on the issues to get the message out to the public
as Sarah Palin is along with several speeches a week.

The others will never draw the crowds and get the voters
energized and to the polls the way Sarah Palin does.


64 posted on 04/20/2010 1:57:46 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: cardinal4

Dude, there is no savior out there. It’s Demint, Hunter, Inhofe, King or a pack of RINOs.


65 posted on 04/20/2010 1:58:34 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: FTJM

Palin. I ‘trust’ her more than anyone else on the scene.


66 posted on 04/20/2010 2:00:42 PM PDT by greene66
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To: FTJM

Not even close DeMint!


67 posted on 04/20/2010 2:00:53 PM PDT by wmfights (If you want change support SenateConservatives.com)
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To: Red Badger
Palin-Bachmann 2012!....................

Nutz!

FMCDH(BITS)

68 posted on 04/20/2010 2:02:41 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

DeMint is also a RINO lover- an ardent Romney lover.


69 posted on 04/20/2010 2:03:02 PM PDT by rintense
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

DeMint is also a RINO lover- an ardent Romney lover.


70 posted on 04/20/2010 2:03:25 PM PDT by rintense
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To: FTJM

McCain!

/EXTREME HOT-SICK VOMIT LACED SARCASM


71 posted on 04/20/2010 2:03:48 PM PDT by TSgt (We will always be prepared, so we may always be free. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: FTJM

Either or both, in either order...


72 posted on 04/20/2010 2:05:20 PM PDT by piytar (Ammo is hard to find! Bought some lately? Please share where at www.ammo-finder.com)
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To: pissant

He is one of them, dude. His stance on the CVR proves he has at least one special interest at heart. One that he’ll sacrifice support from people like me or any aviator. (most of whom are conservative)

That stance tells me he can afford to take some people for granted, something I am not allowing anymore.


73 posted on 04/20/2010 2:06:11 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Dont Tread on Me)
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To: silverleaf; All
No way Palin plays second fiddle again. And ask McCain how it felt to be overshadowed by a more charismatic (and conservative) VP selection.

There isn't a conservative out there who's ego could withstand having a more popular Palin on the ticket.

Palin/Bachmann

Palin/Pence

Palin/Hunter

Palin/West

Palin/Ryan

74 posted on 04/20/2010 2:06:44 PM PDT by rintense
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To: rintense

Palin/Ryan would rock.

Sarah already listed him first as a person she respects in congress.


75 posted on 04/20/2010 2:09:35 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Well I like him because he looks like a solid Conservative Republican. He's been at the forefront in suing the Feds over ObamaCare.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greg_Abbott

http://www.facebook.com/#!/TexansForAbbott?ref=ts

Also, part of his (and Rep. Ryan) appeal is that they are not retreads. None of the 2008 GOP candidates should run again. As I've posted on FR several times, the GOP needs to look at Lt. Governors, AG’s SOS’s, and US Rep's for presidential candidates. The ‘he's earned it’ mentality got us Bob Dole and John McCain, and both lost badly.

Ok, Ronald Reagan won on his third try, but he's a unique and special case that will never be replicated and he last won an election 26 years ago; the electorate has changed since then.

Rep. Ryan seems to have an excellent grasp of economic and social issues. AG Abbott seems to have an excellent grasp of legal and social issues. Together, they offer a great combo. Geographically, WI and TX are a sweet combo for the GOP nationally, as the GOP needs to pick off a couple Midwestern states, especially if IN, NC, VA and FL voters brain-fart again in 2012 like they did in 2008. Abbott being AG from TX should cement the South.

Having two new faces should be an advantage in 2012; at a minimum, there won't be a built in polarizing force with a newbie like there would be with other candidates, and that will be critical in getting elected and getting an agenda passed.

76 posted on 04/20/2010 2:10:03 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Paul Ryan/Greg Abbott in 2012.)
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To: pissant
That used car salesman?

Yes, THAT used car salesman.

77 posted on 04/20/2010 2:12:33 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: FTJM

Both. Perfect match.


78 posted on 04/20/2010 2:12:45 PM PDT by marron
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To: P-Marlowe

You and I now they will. They do seem to be very hard on conservative women. The msm does not like Palin’s upbringing (I think it’s just great) and that seems to stick with coasties, some suburbanites, Jews. DeMint will be portrayed as a Southern cracker that advocates succession.
I just can’t stand Romney especially after he said that he would not help repeal 0bamacare and the mandates.


79 posted on 04/20/2010 2:13:59 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: rintense
Palin/Bachmann Palin/Pence Palin/Hunter Palin/West Palin/Ryan

With the addition of DeMint, you've just laid out my short list. Palin, DeMint, Ryan, Bachmann, Pence, in no particular order. These are the folks I'm watching.

For others who have said our candidate hasn't revealed himself yet, I say forget it. If he wasn't in the fight in 2009 and 2010, he needn't come knocking in 2011.

80 posted on 04/20/2010 2:18:50 PM PDT by marron
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To: FTJM

Let’s just hope the GOP nominee is somebody as conservative as either of them. Not another McCain disaster.


81 posted on 04/20/2010 2:19:10 PM PDT by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

OK. So here’s the deal. If you are going to characterize someone who has alot of fans here in unflattering terms, like he’s some kind of hick instead of the intellectual he is, then expect to take flack. DeMint has alot of fans here, myself included. And just as Palin fans will swarm down hard on those who characterize her as an airhead or worse, as they should, you should expect the same on DeMint.

I know you are supporting Palin, as are scads of folks here. I say good for you. And I know you are a conservative. But DeMint a used car salesman? That’s the equivalent of Palin being called a welfare queen or Hunter being called a petty crook.


82 posted on 04/20/2010 2:20:59 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: PilotDave
Let’s just hope the GOP nominee is somebody as conservative as either of them. Not another McCain disaster.

I agree. Another McCain will wreck the party. I view Romney as being another McCain. He had his shot and blew it. He needs to stand aside now.

83 posted on 04/20/2010 2:21:44 PM PDT by marron
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To: FTJM

Either way. Just win, baby.


84 posted on 04/20/2010 2:21:50 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Parley Baer

Demint and NJ gov...


85 posted on 04/20/2010 2:22:11 PM PDT by databoss
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To: marron
For others who have said our candidate hasn't revealed himself yet, I say forget it. If he wasn't in the fight in 2009 and 2010, he needn't come knocking in 2011.

Yep. I want a candidate who's had the guts to stand up to this bogus administration- several times. Kind words and typical republican 'kindness' will not work. And I won't support it.

86 posted on 04/20/2010 2:22:23 PM PDT by rintense
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To: FTJM

Palin


87 posted on 04/20/2010 2:28:50 PM PDT by jla (Obama & Co. vs. Jefferson & Madison - my money's on the latter)
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To: GOPsterinMA

I’m buying your argument, except that RR won on his SECOND try.


88 posted on 04/20/2010 2:36:54 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: RobaWho

Palin supporter here.


89 posted on 04/20/2010 2:38:14 PM PDT by Iowamerican
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To: FTJM

90 posted on 04/20/2010 2:38:38 PM PDT by GloriaJane (Pro-Choice = Pro-Death........ Pro-Life = Pro-LIFE!)
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To: FTJM

Palin


91 posted on 04/20/2010 2:48:32 PM PDT by Ocarterma (formerly Obushma: Because he's way past Bush---he's Carter now!)
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To: FTJM

PALIN/DEMINT


92 posted on 04/20/2010 2:58:55 PM PDT by Robbin (If Sarah isn’t welcome, I’m not welcome, it’s just that simple…)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Palin, of course.
I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t support Palin


93 posted on 04/20/2010 3:01:22 PM PDT by b9 (:::Sarah Palin:::)
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To: pissant
Listen, in my original response, I meant to say that DeMint comes across as a (reputable) insurance salesman and not a used car salesman (that's Romney). It was literally a slip of the keyboard, based on my usual response to the Romneyites. I actually like DeMint, and could vote for him since I think he does have much integrity (even though he's got very close ties to Romney).

However, the point here is that DeMint's got the presence and charisma of an oak tree, and as a white male southern politician (like Barbour), he will have virtually NO chance against the Obama thug machine in a 2012 campaign. Race and gender are POTUS issues now, like it or not.

And do you really believe DeMint has the capacity to draw the same energetic crowds of GOP voters as Sarah Palin is doing, most notably in Louisville the other night, when 16,000 turned out to see her?

It just won't happen. Maybe in a perfect world, but not in ours.

With that said, I have no interest in brawling with you over this, so let's leave it alone.

Truce?

94 posted on 04/20/2010 3:04:45 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: jla
Palin

Coming back around I see from your recent fit of insanity...

95 posted on 04/20/2010 3:06:30 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

That’s a heck of a slip! LOL. I have no interest in warring with you or the palinistas. Though after 2010, things will surely warm up around here, as they always do. She won’t be my first choice unless it’s her against the RINOs. Nevertheless, she’s a conservative and I would get behind her if she wins the nomination.

As to her being the most popular now - big crowds and all - that has no bearing on me whatsoever. ANY conservative who is coherent, fearless, quick on his feet, and dedicated to scrapping the Obama agenda will crush the boy marxist, southern or not.


96 posted on 04/20/2010 3:23:19 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Elmer Fudd.

Shucks thats not a choice so I will have to go with.

Gov. Sarah Palin!!!!!!!!.


97 posted on 04/20/2010 3:23:41 PM PDT by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin: :"You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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To: FTJM
I like them both, but I think DeMint has indicated he's not running.
98 posted on 04/20/2010 3:27:00 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: FTJM

Palin for her ability to call out bo and take all kinds of crap. Sarah can put together a coalition of voters that I don’t think DeMint can. That said let DeMint be the Senate Leader that could rev up a real constitutional Gov’t.


99 posted on 04/20/2010 3:30:07 PM PDT by DCmarcher-976453 (SARAH PALIN 2012)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Thank you. I try to bring something to the table here on FR.

RE: RR Third try - 1968, 1976 then 1980.


100 posted on 04/20/2010 3:43:59 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Paul Ryan/Greg Abbott in 2012.)
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