Deadlocked gop convention and then Bush or Daniels or ?

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    Nov 05, 2011 1:56 PM GMT
    Very interesting possibility although chances are very slight. It hasn’t actually happened since 52, but almost did in 2008 between Clinton and Obama.

    http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/Deadlocked-Convention-Christie-Bush/2011/11/05/id/416970
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    Nov 05, 2011 2:03 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidVery interesting possibility although chances are very slight. It hasn’t actually happened since 52, but almost did in 2008 between Clinton and Obama.

    http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/Deadlocked-Convention-Christie-Bush/2011/11/05/id/416970



    I wouldn't be surprised if this did happen. Romney is in the lead with 25% in most polls right now. That means that 75% of the Republican Party doesn't want him. Christie would be a great candidate and I think that he should go for it. New Jersey is full of tax takers and bums and I think theres a good chance he might not be reelected governor. He should just head for the national stage, as he enjoys a lot of popularity throughout the country.
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    Nov 05, 2011 2:09 PM GMT
    However, in the general, all those clips of Christie stating that he doesn't feel he is ready will come back to haunt him. It would have to be Bush or maybe John Thune. I think Mitch Daniels wife will leave him, again, if he does it.
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    Nov 05, 2011 3:06 PM GMT
    i'd vote for Olympia Snowe. now there's a gr8 American--centrist/moderate, balanced, and knows the art of compromise w/o compromising her values.
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    Nov 05, 2011 4:34 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidHowever, in the general, all those clips of Christie stating that he doesn't feel he is ready will come back to haunt him. It would have to be Bush or maybe John Thune. I think Mitch Daniels wife will leave him, again, if he does it.



    John Thune is my number one pick for a Presidential Candidate. I really dont think we need another Bush this soon. I would like a Thune/Christie ticket, a Thune/Marco Rubio ticket or a Thune/Rob Portman ticket.
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    Nov 05, 2011 4:45 PM GMT
    NOBODY with the last name of "Bush" will ever get elected POTUS anytime in the near future....


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    Nov 05, 2011 5:08 PM GMT
    CHRISTOPHER34 saidRomney is in the lead with 25% in most polls right now. That means that 75% of the Republican Party doesn't want him.



    Not true. Polls should be treated with a grain of salt. I've never been polled...have you? No one has voted in a single primary or caucus yet. Once these start happening in early January, I think you will find the picture come much more into focus, with Romney clearly a GOP favorite. That is, unless a surprise is in store.
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    Nov 05, 2011 5:19 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    CHRISTOPHER34 saidRomney is in the lead with 25% in most polls right now. That means that 75% of the Republican Party doesn't want him.



    Not true. Polls should be treated with a grain of salt. I've never been polled...have you? No one has voted in a single primary or caucus yet. Once these start happening in early January, I think you will find the picture come much more into focus, with Romney clearly a GOP favorite. That is, unless a surprise is in store.


    All the polls have Romney under 30%. I will not vote for the guy, he is a fraud. Most Republicans I know dont like him. If we are unable to get Cain the nomination, it might be best if we take this to the convention.
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    Nov 05, 2011 5:42 PM GMT
    If your party weren't so worried about far right 'christian bonefied's' you've have a good candidate, but the fundamentalists and TBaggers have taken your party so far to the right, its choking out any who would have a real chance at winning on the national front.

    Its become obvious that any republican candidate who has worked with Dems in compromising for reasonable outcomes, is not wanted in this current presidential race. The far righters that are running things now don't beleive in compromise, they have the fanatic mentality of "if your right, you have no reason to compromise". This attitude seems to come from their belief that god is the author of their belief system, so they won't sway from what they believe 'god directs' them to do. How many of your candidates have stated that 'god called them' ? These people are scarry.
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    Nov 06, 2011 8:46 AM GMT
    rnch saidNOBODY with the last name of "Bush" will ever get elected POTUS anytime in the near future....


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    Of course not .... the election isn't until November 2012.
  • KissTheSky

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    Nov 06, 2011 2:24 PM GMT
    Sounds like wishful thinking from Republicans who are disappointed with their current crop of mediocre candidates. Instead of hoping for unlikely scenarios like a deadlocked convention, Republicans should take a good hard look at how the far-right lunatic fringe has ruined their party and chased away any reasonable candidates who might actually be able to win. How ironic is it that their hero, Ronald Reagan, would not be welcome in today's extremist Republican party (he raised taxes more than once).

    The current Presidential Republican nomination race is like a national version of the Christine O'Donnell ("I am not a witch") comedy of errors... the Tea Partiers nominated a nut-job and sacrificed a solid Republican senate seat.

    Now they're doing the same thing with their Presidential nominees... rallying around unelectable clowns (while ignoring serious contenders like John Huntsman), and passing up the chance of beating a weakened Democrat during a period of horrible economic downturn.
    Obama should be down on his hands and knees thanking the tea party... they're the best friends he's got right now.