Does the GOP take Cain seriously?

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    Oct 07, 2011 5:19 AM GMT
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2011/10/06/does_the_gop_takes_surging_cain_seriously_111584.html

    ""There are only three plausible nominees for the Republican Party, and tonight's debate made it abundantly clear that of that group, Governor Huntsman alone possesses the foreign policy credentials, successful executive experience, vision and substantive solutions required to lead our nation.” The other two plausible nominees David was referring to were Perry and Romney."
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 07, 2011 5:48 AM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidhttp://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2011/10/06/does_the_gop_takes_surging_cain_seriously_111584.html




    In a word -- NO
  • dancedancekj

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    Oct 07, 2011 6:49 AM GMT
    Interesting. I wonder if they are a bit more cautious after what happened with Palin. I do hope Huntsman gains some traction.
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    Oct 07, 2011 7:12 AM GMT
    dancedancekj saidInteresting. I wonder if they are a bit more cautious after what happened with Palin. I do hope Huntsman gains some traction.


    As POTUS I don't think it's going to happen, but as VP, I think his stock has risen after a few of Cain's comments over the last few days. An issue could be that both are Mormons. Doesn’t bother me at all but it’s a perception issue.
  • GQjock

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    Oct 07, 2011 10:51 AM GMT
    What choice do they got?

    Rominey ? He might as well have the Plague

    Perry? They're afraid he'll make himself the laughing stock .... again

    Bachmann? LOL

    Santorum? ... Well he's Santorum icon_rolleyes.gif
  • Bigolbear

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    Oct 07, 2011 2:57 PM GMT
    GQjock saidWhat choice do they got?

    Rominey ? He might as well have the Plague

    Perry? They're afraid he'll make himself the laughing stock .... again

    Bachmann? LOL

    Santorum? ... Well he's Santorum icon_rolleyes.gif


    I almost forgot about Bachman.

    michele_bachmann_husband.jpg?
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    Oct 07, 2011 3:51 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    dancedancekj saidInteresting. I wonder if they are a bit more cautious after what happened with Palin. I do hope Huntsman gains some traction.


    As POTUS I don't think it's going to happen, but as VP, I think his stock has risen after a few of Cain's comments over the last few days. An issue could be that both are Mormons. Doesn’t bother me at all but it’s a perception issue.



    I just think it's still way too early to make any real accurate predictions. Several VERY qualified candidates (that does NOT include Bachmann or Santorum who I suspect will be out early on) who could present a very real threat to Obama's re-election. A lot will depend on what happens in the early primaries, but if Huntsman can manage to gain any traction at all, and America starts paying attention, things could change just as quickly as they did for Perry and for Cain.
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    Oct 07, 2011 4:55 PM GMT
    The Democrat party didn’t settle on O until June 2008 so this could on for a while on ‘our’ side. Maybe after Cain does his crash and burn, folks will take a look at Huntsman. I still have hopes.
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    Oct 07, 2011 4:59 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    freedomisntfree said
    dancedancekj saidInteresting. I wonder if they are a bit more cautious after what happened with Palin. I do hope Huntsman gains some traction.


    As POTUS I don't think it's going to happen, but as VP, I think his stock has risen after a few of Cain's comments over the last few days. An issue could be that both are Mormons. Doesn’t bother me at all but it’s a perception issue.



    I just think it's still way too early to make any real accurate predictions. Several VERY qualified candidates (that does NOT include Bachmann or Santorum who I suspect will be out early on) who could present a very real threat to Obama's re-election. A lot will depend on what happens in the early primaries, but if Huntsman can manage to gain any traction at all, and America starts paying attention, things could change just as quickly as they did for Perry and for Cain.


    I know that you are holding our for a Huntsman candidacy but there is no WAY ....NO WAY

    The republican voters will not vote for someone so socially liberal ... They just won't do it
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    Oct 07, 2011 5:39 PM GMT
    GQjock said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    freedomisntfree said
    dancedancekj saidInteresting. I wonder if they are a bit more cautious after what happened with Palin. I do hope Huntsman gains some traction.


    As POTUS I don't think it's going to happen, but as VP, I think his stock has risen after a few of Cain's comments over the last few days. An issue could be that both are Mormons. Doesn’t bother me at all but it’s a perception issue.



    I just think it's still way too early to make any real accurate predictions. Several VERY qualified candidates (that does NOT include Bachmann or Santorum who I suspect will be out early on) who could present a very real threat to Obama's re-election. A lot will depend on what happens in the early primaries, but if Huntsman can manage to gain any traction at all, and America starts paying attention, things could change just as quickly as they did for Perry and for Cain.


    I know that you are holding our for a Huntsman candidacy but there is no WAY ....NO WAY

    The republican voters will not vote for someone so socially liberal ... They just won't do it


    So that's how 34, 37, 38, and 41 got there? Thanks man. Knew I could count on you icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 07, 2011 6:19 PM GMT
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    freedomisntfree saidSo that's how 34, 37, 38, and 41 got there? Thanks man. Knew I could count on you icon_lol.gif

    This ain't the Republican party of 1980. It's not even the Republican Party of 1992.


    1980 is the year probably most similar to today, post WWII, and we went to elect one of the only two post war republican conservatives. 1980 is the last year I would have picked.

    We had some pretty wild eyed radical republicans such as 37 and his proposal for a GAI. (isn't that nice of me to make you look it up?)
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 07, 2011 6:48 PM GMT
    My theory is that none of us have any idea HOW this will turn out or WHO will get nominated. My guess is that there could be some surprises in store that shape the outcome. I just remember that this time in 2007 they all but had John McCain written off. Things change.