Who Will Social Conservatives Support in 2012?

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    Jun 03, 2011 1:29 PM GMT
    Who will social conservatives support in the presidential race in 2012?

    Note: Newt opts out of Social Conservative Conference

    http://www.klpw.com/content/newt-opts-out-faith-freedom-coalition-conference
  • Bigolbear

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    Jun 03, 2011 4:01 PM GMT
    Ralph Reed!!! Now there's some clean politics.

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    Jun 03, 2011 5:22 PM GMT
    Conservatives need an "Obama" of sorts to beat Obama. And Sarah Palin isn't that person.
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    Jun 03, 2011 5:48 PM GMT
    JAKEBENSON saidConservatives need an "Obama" of sorts to beat Obama. And Sarah Palin isn't that person.


    Hermann Cain?
  • rnch

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    Jun 03, 2011 5:59 PM GMT
    this disappointed GOPer/exasperated democrat/fed up middle-of-the-road voter has NO ideas whom he will vote for.


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  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 04, 2011 2:53 PM GMT
    JAKEBENSON saidConservatives need an "Obama" of sorts to beat Obama. And Sarah Palin isn't that person.



    I think it is really early yet and the GOP field is still in the early stages of taking shape. My guess is that by the end of the summer, probably somewhere around Labor Day, things will be much more clear in the GOP field and true front-runners will begin to emerge. Wouldn't be the least bit surprised if the ones who emerge as front-runners are not necessarily candidates that we would expect. Maybe a few surprises in store, like someone who comes out of nowhere to grab a huge amount of the spotlight. Not sure what I think of Palin jumping in, or if I'm even convinced she will. That said, if she does, depending on how she handles it, and the plan she presents to the American people, I don't think she can be counted out either. She thrives on being underestimated, and the more she becomes an underdog, the more popular she seems to get. Should be interesting to watch to say the least. I'm trying to keep an open mind, but it's going to take something pretty extraordinary to beat Obama.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 04, 2011 3:00 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ on the Palin woman:
    . She thrives on being underestimated, and the more she becomes an underdog, the more popular she seems to get.

    Should be interesting to watch to say the least. I'm trying to keep an open mind, but it's going to take something pretty extraordinary to beat Obama.



    I would agree with the last statement Todd made... not the former...
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    Jun 04, 2011 3:02 PM GMT
    Palin's not running. If she was Fox News would have cut her loose as they did with Santorum and were going to do with Huckabee if he announced.
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    Jun 04, 2011 3:44 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidPalin's not running. If she was Fox News would have cut her loose as they did with Santorum and were going to do with Huckabee if he announced.



    Not true. A candidate can no longer be a paid pundit of a network once they announce their candidacy, but it's fine until they do. That being said, it doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out why FOX would not want to cut Palin loose until they absolutely had to...it's all about ratings. Palin is good for ratings, while neither Huckabee or Santorum are ratings getters.
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    Jun 04, 2011 6:25 PM GMT
    rnch saidthis disappointed GOPer/exasperated democrat/fed up middle-of-the-road voter has NO ideas whom he will vote for.


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    Same here. I don't have a clue yet, and before someone puts a little spin on that one, I'm talking about who I will vote for.
  • creature

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    Jun 04, 2011 9:18 PM GMT
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    Shrub. Just as intelligent as Bush.
  • conservativej...

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    Jun 04, 2011 11:48 PM GMT
    It's going to be a very interesting season. There are many sitting around the table and no bets have been placed.

    Just a good time to feed money in every direction.

    You conservatives know the goal. Let's not fuck it up.

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    Jun 04, 2011 11:59 PM GMT
    creature saidShrub. Just as intelligent as Bush.

    Your posts don't seem to be quite up to your high standards.