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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 2:03 pm 
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http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/republicans-still-aren-t-happy-party-2012-field-154751419.html

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Searching for Mr. Right: Some Republicans unhappy with 2012 field

By Holly Bailey
Senior Political Reporter; The Ticket – 2 hrs 3 mins ago

When Rick Perry joined the Republican presidential race in August, the Texas governor was billed as a potential savior, the candidate who would finally satisfy the members of the party who were unhappy with the 2012 field.

But Perry's late entrance hasn't pleased everybody. Mitch Daniels, the Indiana governor who decided against a presidential campaign earlier this year, tells the New York Times' Jeff Zeleny that he's not thrilled about the focus and "discourse" of the primary race. Daniels insists there's still time for someone else to get into the race.
Daniels says he's tried to recruit "three or four people" to run for the Republican presidential nomination—though he declined to say who.
Why is Daniels unhappy? He says the field isn't talking enough about financial struggles facing the country, including how to pay for entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security.

"Somebody else could still enter and have a competitive chance," Daniels tells Zeleny. "The candidate I could get instantly excited about is someone who is willing to level with the American people and assume they are prepared to listen to the mathematical facts and agree that whatever other disagreements we have aren't as important."

Daniels says Perry's rhetoric on Social Security--the Texas governor has described the retirement program as a "Ponzi scheme" and "a monstrous lie" that might be better run by each of the 50 states--hasn't been "very helpful."

"If there's a problem with 'Ponzi scheme,' it is that it's too frank, not that it's wrong. But by stopping there, he might be unnecessarily scaring people," Daniels says.

The Indiana governor's comments are the latest sign of continuing discontent among leading Republicans about the party's presidential candidates.

Romney, who was the frontrunner in early 2012 polls before Perry joined the race, hasn't electrified Republicans and has issues with the party's base over subjects like health care. Michele Bachmann has thrilled members of the tea party movement, but has struggled to appeal to mainstream Republicans. Meanwhile, several Republicans, including Mike Huckabee, Karl Rove and former Vice President Dick Cheney, have criticized Perry's rhetoric, suggesting it could alienate voters in the general election.
While many polls show Obama losing to an unnamed "generic" Republican, the president still beats most of the leading Republican contenders, including Perry, Bachmann and Ron Paul, in head-to-head matchups. Romney, meanwhile, is statistically tied with Obama in most early polls—a good position compared to his Republican rivals but not great considering the president's low approval ratings in recent weeks.

Who is the missing candidate who could beat Obama? Daniels declined to say, but there's a chance that he is referring to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a fellow fiscal conservative who has repeatedly ruled out a 2012 run in spite of pressure from Republicans throughout the party. Christie's denials haven't stopped rumors that he's entertaining the possibility of a White House bid.

The Wall Street Journal's Paul Gigot was the latest to float rumors about Christie, suggesting on Fox News Sunday that Christie is "very carefully" rethinking his stance against running for president.

"I think there are enough people who have gone to him now and said, 'Look, this field is weak, and none of them may be able to beat the president,'" Gigot said. "I think he's thinking about it now, very carefully."

Christie, who has jokingly said his suicide is the only thing that would put an end to the rumors, hasn't commented on the latest round of talk about his presidential aspirations. Earlier this month, the governor was named vice chairman of the Republican Governors Association, a post that would suggest he's not interested in seeking the presidential nomination.

But there's always a chance that the requests from people like Daniels and Gigot might persuade Christie to change his mind.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:11 pm 
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I wish Christie would get in so people would finally take a serious look at him. I don't think they will be any more satisfied with him then the current field. Then maybe they will finally all go after Huck and convince him it is the right time now to get in.

Even Jim DeMint would endorse him, I am sure. He was on Huck's show last weekend and lamented how he didn't pick the best candidate (implying Mike was the best because he apologized to Mike) and instead endorsed Romney. This time he wasn't going to endorse a candidate just because he thinks he can win. He said times were much different now and that we needed a strong leader. Now that sounds like a Mike Huckabee to me. If the immigration issue isn't a big issue with Perry, it shouldn't be with Mike (referring to instate tuition for illegals).
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So - assuming DeMint wasn't just blowing smoke - would his encouragement & support be enough to get Mike into the race? Enquiring minds want to know!!!


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It's seem so unusual that their isn't the outcry for Huckabee from the elites. Christy and others have already said they are not running but they continue to prod them. Where is the outcry for Huck or is the media covering it up?


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Christie's current appeal stems from his blunt, tough talking style. While I frequently enjoy it, too, I would be dismayed to have a president like that. It's too confrontational & polarizing, whether nationally or internationally; we have enough of that already.

Unfortunately, there are a number of conservatives who believe that we need a tough-talking, in-your-face leader to "bring it" to the liberals. Huckabee's gentle wit is deemed "too soft" for these folks. They believe that one has to speak loudly and carry a big stick and wield it liberally (pardon the pun :wink: ).

And many of these conservatives are the same ones convinced that Huckabee was "The Romney Spoiler" in 2008 or at least believe that he can't overcome that negative perception that so many of these conservatives embraced about him. For example, I have a good friend who watches Glenn Beck who is convinced that Huckabee is not fiscally conservative enough to counteract all the damage that Obama & the socialists have done to our country - that we need someone as conservative as Obama is liberal to "neutralize" the damage.

When I tried to explain to her that it would likely lead to more polarization and less actually being accomplished, things started to get heated & I let it go. It baffles me, though. One has only to look at how much Clinton got away with (politically) while in the WH - there are still a ridiculous number of people claiming that he was one of our best presidents - versus Obama's waking of the sleeping giant to see which method is more effective.

Too many people seem to want a war. :(


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QuoVadisAnima wrote:
Christie's current appeal stems from his blunt, tough talking style. While I frequently enjoy it, too, I would be dismayed to have a president like that. It's too confrontational & polarizing, whether nationally or internationally; we have enough of that already.

Unfortunately, there are a number of conservatives who believe that we need a tough-talking, in-your-face leader to "bring it" to the liberals. Huckabee's gentle wit is deemed "too soft" for these folks. They believe that one has to speak loudly and carry a big stick and wield it liberally (pardon the pun :wink: ).

And many of these conservatives are the same ones convinced that Huckabee was "The Romney Spoiler" in 2008 or at least believe that he can't overcome that negative perception that so many of these conservatives embraced about him. For example, I have a good friend who watches Glenn Beck who is convinced that Huckabee is not fiscally conservative enough to counteract all the damage that Obama & the socialists have done to our country - that we need someone as conservative as Obama is liberal to "neutralize" the damage.

When I tried to explain to her that it would likely lead to more polarization and less actually being accomplished, things started to get heated & I let it go. It baffles me, though. One has only to look at how much Clinton got away with (politically) while in the WH - there are still a ridiculous number of people claiming that he was one of our best presidents - versus Obama's waking of the sleeping giant to see which method is more effective.

Too many people seem to want a war. :(


I find the same frustrations. Some friends refuse to listen or believe anything good about Gov. Huckabee, because they are die-hard Rush Limbaugh fans. Or Beck fans. Rush never had a good thing to say about Huckabee during the last Republican Presidential primary. Even though the lifestyle and beliefs of Gov. Huckabee are far more in line with my friends than Rush's, they think Rush can say nothing wrong. (I try to listen but after awhile the level of anger, superiority, and the "language" get tiring--I never have a problem listening to Huckabee.)

Talk radio is powerful. I do not know how Huckabee overcomes Rush and even Hannity to some extent. It's a food fight with Beck, even though he and Huckabee agree on the importance of helping Israel. All three--Rush, Hannity, and Beck--seem to always want "someone else."

Now that Hannity and Huckabee both work for Fox News it is slightly better between those two. We watched the Hannity show live in Iowa, and while he is cordial to Huckabee, I believe there is a bit of rivalry and jealousy towards him.

The conservative leaders like DeMint are rethinking what a treasure we have in Huckabee and how he ought to be the one out there running. Several guests have said the same.

Now if Huckabee could get these talkers on his side... :pray

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:56 pm 
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I agree, I think what Demint said meant alot to Huckabee. The more high profile people we get to re-think Mike the better. He could run and win Iowa, run and have Demint back him in south Carolina and win. Lastly Florida He can campaign with Rubio and have a serious shot...



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