"To win, President Obama and Mitt Romney each seemed willing to say almost anything," said Robert Samuelson in The Washington Post on Nov. 5, Guy Fawkes Day. This is a good day for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who so hoped for an Obama win that he embarrassed himself during the tragic storm in New Jersey by virtually endorsing the president. And it would then be a good day for Jeb Bush, who sees himself as Christie's No. 2 in 2016. A Romney victory would have prevented that future for the Bush Dynasty. Clinton’s wistful and unlikely dynasty,
Comments: It's kind of fun to think about running against Elizabeth Warren on the Dem presidential ticket in 2016.
Seems to me Warren should be under indictment for a felony of representing clients when she was not legally to do so. Krauthamer has already been pushing Jeb for 2016 along with Rubio. No to Rick Perry. He's not capable. Virtually has NO power in Texas. The Legislature has the power and all he does is to sign/veto bills, but usually goes with the legislature.
Here's my prediction, Nov. 8, 2012: Mike Pence will rise, Phoenix-like, from the ashes, which may be literal by then. Sorry, Indiana, you're going to have to lose your new governor for the greater good.
I'm all for keeping Perry in Texas, since he is my governor, but not for the conventional wisdom that wrongly posits that he has no power, thus no executive experience. That talking point is as tiresome as it is wrong. A slightly weaker constitutional authority in the context of a large, populous, powerful state trumps a strongman type from a weak state.
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Donna M, 11/8/2012 11:24:57 AM (No. 8999523)
Who the HE(2x hockey sticks) is this Quigley?
Let's dispose of his blather. Christie--will be gone into a Nobama cabinet. Warren--please. Perry--blithering idiot, thank God he's in TX without real power. Jeb Bush--another pro-illegal immigrant amnesty RINO, so past his prime it's not funny, and he's gained 50 lbs.
David Petraeus at CIA will be thrown under the bus on Benghazi-Gate, along with Hillary Clinton.
But I would like to roll out the carpet for Sarah Palin. I hope after being savaged by both left and right, she hasn't changed her fundamentals.
Perry was having back problems and pain medication during the primaries. He shouldn't have run with that set as it didn't serve him well. He is far more of a straight-talker than he appeared to be during the spring debates.
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Donna M, 11/8/2012 11:45:34 AM (No. 8999588)
#22, then Perry had no business being in the primary. He increased the ridicule level and diverted time and money. A real lapse of judgment on his part. If he's actually a stronger governor than others have indicated on L.dot, then I retract my prior statement. But as a 2016 candidate, no. Maybe on the Leadership Council which should be outside the main party.
But then again my home state had Christie the Fat RINO for a governor, so I should talk. I'd take Perry.
Rick Perry was my choice all along. Why he opted to have major back surgery just before the primary/debate season began is beyond me. I would love to see him run in 2016 but perhaps he will be too old?
Didn't read the article, skipped most of the above posts. The last thing I want to think about now is future presidential candidates, of either/any party. The dems have about but a lock on future elections. We'll see even greater growth of unions in government and health care. Imagine the size of the pension deficits we'll be sustaining. As California now is, the USA will soon become. Then we'll just ramp things up until we become like Greece--and sheer anarchy will reign.
Romney was a good candidate and this was a very good election effort. Various poling companies loudly proclaimed the democrat turnout would be different this season but the after the election results the TV land reality counts seemed wrong. The real problem was not the voters, counters or who was watching the counters. A firm owned by George Soros and operated in Spain took care of massaging the numbers. They did not have to follow the pundit’s theories because the rascals made up an alternate pro-Obama reality. The counters inserted facetious gross number and manipulated the results. (GIGO –Garbage in, Garbage out) No wonder the Dems weren’t worried. The results were preordained.
The company is called SCYTL. Look it up on Google. It is owned by George Soros and does many number counting jobs for the USA and the separate states.
Of course some people will deny fraud (with the flimsiest of excuses) but they denied the 1919 World Series, Fast and Furious and are currently trying to tell us that what we all know about Benghazi is the haze of war. “Walk on by folks, nothing to see here”
There was a haze of war with the elections and unless we adamantly protest it now, today, this election cycle, there will be no prospect for fair future elections. The count and recounts will always be phony but look perfect. (Just like Russia and Venezuela).
SCYTL, member the name.
The problem is. Who will investigate? Not the in the tank investigative reporters, the broadcast media, the NYT, the Department of Justice or the Attorney general? We have lost our voting voice and power; we are now subjects of the regimen.
Read Voter Fraud: fact of fiction http://www.humanevents.com/2012/05/09/scytl-voter-fraud-facts-and-fiction/
#33, I'm all in. Neocommunists have been working on and refining how to control Presidential elections since 1960. Their job is done. We will never see an honest election in our lifetime. Who is going to reform it? Bush had 8 years and the huge setup of the Gore experience. Didn't count many military votes then and ever since. Now they are so proficient with the manipulation that they can depress or disappear millions of votes and every commentator goes to explanations of the low turnout that suggest no evangelicals, etc.
Meek, career politicians don't engage congress in a righteous fury about denying active military the vote and they even dare to do it themselves as a representative did when she voted TWICE. Combine that with unrestricted immigration that is so far gone that ILLEGAL aliens present cases to US courts. Thank you churches who 'sponsor' these criminals, thank you corrupt employers, and sanctuary mayors and democrat run cities. We lost America bit by bit since the networks elected JFK.
I must be honest. I have no love for anyone currently in politics or government or any number of so-called 'authorities'. Disillusionment is rampant. I think it shall be my family motto but I leave no one to follow. Anybody ready to tear it all down yet. Anyone willing to admit it other than myself?
Not only a TERRIBLE line up...but even my Dem list that I posted on the other thread looks more appealing!!! But seriously, I do NOT want a bunch of the same old professional politicians who are all Washington insiders. They do NOT represent the people or our interests. I don't care if they are moderate, conservative or have an IQ at the level of Einstein or Honey BooBoo. I do NOT want any more insiders who are just in it for wealth and power and who have been playing corrupt games for years. I want a CLEAN person (I am not even concerned about how far right their ideology is anymore) who is HONEST, wants to get rid of corruption and believes in representing the interests of the people--not himself! But that is why Romney was defeated (with the help of both parties)...he wasn't an insider. He is not easily corruptable. He has integrity. He doesn't need more money or power.
David Petraeus? Puhleeeese! That man is like John McCain. Had a great militray service but has become a sellout to his party. Patraeus should be on the block for Bhengazi along with Pinetta, Hitlery, an that pitiful excuse for a Commander-in-Chief Obama. The moment Patraeus even thinks about throwing his hat in the political ring, he will get hit square in the face with "Bhengazi". What goes around, comes around.
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