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Although he has repeatedly said he would not run for president, Former governor Tom Kean, said Governor Christie is giving it some thought.. There could be something to it, because Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council has just put out a statement saying that Governor Christie would have hard time winning social conservatives because of his stance on gun control, climate change, education, Muslims and immigration.
I don't think you can morph the perfect candidate that can appeal to the tea party and the establish republicans. It's obvious the GOP has never liked Romney, so Donald Trump became their dream candidate, but when he dropped out in favor of his reality show, Rick Perry filled that spot until he spoke on a national stage. And now it's Chris Christie.....Maybe!
The GOP obviously wants a boisterous person who won't throw up all over themselves in a debate, and will throw a bone to the extreme elements in their party.
Hold on a bit because you may get more choices. It's been said been said that when Cain won the Florida Straw poll,that the republicans were sending a message of discontent, with the current field. Herman Cain said he would have dropped out of the race ,if he would have lost the Florida Straw Poll.
They are shouting loud and clear " Please please run, Governor Christie." Even Roger Ailes of Fox News is on the Christi bandwagon. I don't know how Christi will run in the south since he appointed a Muslim to the New Jersey Supreme Court,where Cain would make Muslims sign a loyalty pledge before he would hire them to work in his administration.
On April 6,2011 you stated " Mike Huckabee or Donald Trump, would be my choice"
Can you explain Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan? I know what the nines stand for, 9% corporate tax 9% individual tax,and a 9% national sales tax but it hasn't been scored by the Congressional Budget Office.He told Chris Wallace that he couldn't reveal the masterminds behind the tax scheme he is pushing.
Just my opinion, but I seriously doubt Herman Cain will make it to the top tier or even top the 10% mark in polling, but I'm wishing he becomes the republican nominee.
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Herman Cain is one of the most qualified individuals to make a run for the Office of the President of the United States in the last fifty years… He is smart, articulate, and has a plan… He has an undisputed resume… He has character, integrity, and most importantly of all, he is an honest man… He is a leader without a doubt… He is the kind of leader this country needs… Herman Cain is for “We the People” not one party…He dang sure has my vote if he gets the nod…
Herman Cain wins Fla. straw poll,what's up with that?Romney wins Michigan straw poll Perry 0-2 for weekend
Yesterday's ridiculous tactic that was used by the GOP house it is another one of those thousands of reasons, Americans are sick of Washington politics.
It's only 200 yards from the house chamber to the senate chamber, yet it took over 11 hours to get the latest FEMA funding bill that barely passed in the house, over to the senate for debate and an up or down vote. The GOP did that because they wanted to get out of town and blame the senate for a government shutdown. The GOP had a couple poison pills in the bill, so they knew the senate would reject their bill as is. Of course the GOP is denying trickery by saying that they had a glitch. It's only 200 yards, couriers have been used forever. The plan didn't work but it will be another 11th hour decision because FEMA will not run out of money this coming Tuesday.
ZeroI think Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney have a standing feud.
I do agree a VP choice will not come from the other candidates.
Tim Pawlenty might be a possibility but I agree he may not be a top choice.
Perhaps Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels will make a great VP candidate in a bad economy election. He worked for the Bush administration, so he does have some pros and cons. One of Governor Daniels best friend is Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour.
It's anybody's guess but this morning I heard that the three biggest endorsements are
1. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie2. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley3. Freshman senator from Florida Marco Rubio
Some republicans are still trying to get Chris Christie to run.
I don't see a Romney ticket reaching back to any of the others as VP candidates. Not Bachman, known for gaffes, nor Cain, known for his bizarre rantings (999 plan?) and pizza delivery skills. I do see him picking up a southern gov or representative to fill out his geography. Maybe Huckabee. Tpaw is a potential choice, but won't pander to the south. Maybe Haley Barber. Another option is retired military.
Rick Perry admitted that he had a poor performance last night . The Perry camp knew he would have trouble debating, because as governor he really didn't do much of it. That's the reason for his late entry they were prepping him . Romney has improved his debating skills and he proved he could take a punch and keep on ticking.
I think it's too early to discount Rick Perry because he is leading in two of the first three primary states, Iowa and South Carolina. The sure better refined his stance on Social Security or he'll lose Florida and then Romney will turn the tables.
One rumor is a Romney/DeMint ticket but that's a long time away. Jim DeMint said today that he is not running for reelection in 2016.
The thing that got me the most was Perry's spontaneous attack on Mitt Romney for his previous flip flops. He looked like he was reading it off a to-do list.
We all witnessed Rick Perry's chances of the nomination evaporate last night. He was unprepared, unpresidential, defensive and just plain creepy with his Gingrich-Cain "mating" line.
Romney came out the big winner as much as I hate to admit it. I was prepared to give Perry a chance until last night. Romney will stick with his "Just because it works for Massachusetts doesn't mean it's good for the rest of the country" line to defend Romneycare.
Gingrich and Cain came out winners and Bachmann was literally unnoticeable. Johnson's "shovel ready" line was stolen from Limbaugh.
Romney's experience in these type of settings clearly separated him from Perry and should vault him in the polls. I really don't see a darkhorse repeating McCain's resurgence in the 2008 election. Romney will win New Hampshire, the most important primary because it is the true tone setter, and that momentum will carry him into South Carolina and others.
Romney is the most electable, but he'd better pick a conservative (Bachmann or Cain) as a running mate to balance the ticket.
Perry perfectly defended the incorrect stereotype that Texans are idiots. I actually cringed every time he opened his pie hole.