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Old 07-07-2010, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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why do you say that?

Nita
Well first off, we've seen this ticket play out already. It'd be very similar to the McCain/Palin debacle that was obliterated in 2008. Secondly, they'd probably never work together due to their stance on key issues.

Christie wouldn't win because his stances on abortion, gay marriage, gun rights, medical marijuana and immigration don't meet the "litmus test" that the RNC imputes on it's candidates. He'd either have to accept very lackluster support from the hard liners or change his stances and give the Dems some lethal ammunition to kill him with.

Jindal would be more pleasing to the extremists, but his stance against abortion even in cases of rape and opposition to gay marriage will scare away the vast majority of moderates and independents. Also he would run the risk of Obama easily spinning his oil spill comments back on him.
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
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Newt would win in a huge landslide over Obama.

Anyone else would beat Obama but it would be Newt who would cream the daylights out of him.
Besides being a mindless GOP cheerleading drone, I don't know what your love affair with Newt Gingrich is all about. The man committed political suicide 11 years ago and has done nothing to rehab his image since then plus he's got his share of skeletons in the closet, mainly centered around his 2 previous marriages and his affair with his current wife. If he wants to throw his hat in the ring and sling mud in on the campaign trail he will do nothing but cement his place as one of the worst political tacticians of all time.
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Old 07-08-2010, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Morgantown, WV
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My dream ticket would be Jim DeMint/Chris Christie.
That would be an excellent ticket as well. Sen. DeMint is one of America's greatest senators right now.
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:01 PM
 
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That would be an excellent ticket as well. Sen. DeMint is one of America's greatest senators right now.
Greatest? No. Most conservative? Yes.

People need to realize that nominating someone on either extreme of the spectrum is going to result in a loss. That's just the way it is.
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Back and Forth FRANCE
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Condoleezza Rice & Piyush Amri Jindal

I can only dream.
I would love to see Jindal run though. He really SEEMS down to earth.

I'm serious. Condoleeza is smart as heck who knows.....
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:19 PM
 
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Besides being a mindless GOP cheerleading drone, I don't know what your love affair with Newt Gingrich is all about. The man committed political suicide 11 years ago and has done nothing to rehab his image since then plus he's got his share of skeletons in the closet, mainly centered around his 2 previous marriages and his affair with his current wife. If he wants to throw his hat in the ring and sling mud in on the campaign trail he will do nothing but cement his place as one of the worst political tacticians of all time.
I don't know. That is sort of Clintonesque, so he may even attract democrat voters and win in a HUGE landslide, not the sliver 3% over 50% of the vote Obama got.
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:38 PM
 
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Cheney/Haig
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Old 07-08-2010, 04:21 PM
 
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Jindal has done his best to dismantle health care, higher education, and the City of New Orleans during his term as governor of Louisiana. He's ruining the state in an attempt to garner a national following among the far right of the Republican Party. I hope he runs for national office, and gets the hell out of Louisiana.
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Old 07-08-2010, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Daniels/Romney/Cristie and Ryan for VP.
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:01 PM
 
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I think Chris Christie/Paul Ryan would be the best bet. They may not be the hard line social cons that Southerners love, but the GOP will still carry the South anyways. Plus Christie is still extremelly popular with the Conservative base. What they will do with their economic stances is give the GOP a very, very good chance of winning key rust belt/midwestern states like Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
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