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Old 11-29-2011, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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William Kristol | The Weekly Standard

Bill Kristol as I recall was lobbying for Paul Ryan to run for president. Now like everybody else on the conservative side, he is worried about the train wreck of a GOP field. Kristol suggests it is time for some out-of-the box thinking:

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the state of the race is disheartening to Republicans, a late January entry by another candidate isnít out of the question, either. Couldnít Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio win the January 31 Florida primary as a write-in candidate in such circumstances?
Jeb Bush I don't think is in the cards. Whether he would make a good candidate or not, the fact is that due to the dumbed-down nature of the electorate, the overwhelming cry would be 'not another Bush.' But Rubio I think could work. And there are others out there too. Maybe Allen West, Bobby Jindal, etc.

I don't ever remember anything like that happening before. I do remember that in my state (WA) there was a US House member elected in 1994 after winning her primary on the basis of a write-in campaign. Desperate times call for desperate measures.
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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William Kristol | The Weekly Standard

Bill Kristol as I recall was lobbying for Paul Ryan to run for president. Now like everybody else on the conservative side, he is worried about the train wreck of a GOP field. Kristol suggests it is time for some out-of-the box thinking:



Jeb Bush I don't think is in the cards. Whether he would make a good candidate or not, the fact is that due to the dumbed-down nature of the electorate, the overwhelming cry would be 'not another Bush.' But Rubio I think could work. And there are others out there too. Maybe Allen West, Bobby Jindal, etc.

I don't ever remember anything like that happening before. I do remember that in my state (WA) there was a US House member elected in 1994 after winning her primary on the basis of a write-in campaign. Desperate times call for desperate measures.
This is about as likely as Hillary running against Obama. I used to love Bill Kristol, but lately he has started to drive me nuts, and I am not the only one.

Jeb Bush, certainly not now: Rubio, too new, less experience that Obama had and we know what we got 3 years ago: Jindal, I don't think so...Allen West, not now.

Nita
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Old 11-29-2011, 08:14 PM
 
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Bill Kristol has become a bit of an idiot lately. He is suffering from the Dick Morris syndrome...whatever he says or implies or thinks...the opposite usually occurs.
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:07 PM
 
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Lately? Shoot, his entire career is built around being Irving's idiot son.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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William Kristol | The Weekly Standard

Bill Kristol as I recall was lobbying for Paul Ryan to run for president. Now like everybody else on the conservative side, he is worried about the train wreck of a GOP field. Kristol suggests it is time for some out-of-the box thinking:



Jeb Bush I don't think is in the cards. Whether he would make a good candidate or not, the fact is that due to the dumbed-down nature of the electorate, the overwhelming cry would be 'not another Bush.' But Rubio I think could work. And there are others out there too. Maybe Allen West, Bobby Jindal, etc.

I don't ever remember anything like that happening before. I do remember that in my state (WA) there was a US House member elected in 1994 after winning her primary on the basis of a write-in campaign. Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Paul Ryan was only one of many (Kristol is part of the inside the beltway Republican Machine) and Rubio doesn't even have enough experience to be Vice President, nevermind President. What makes Paul Ryan, with zero executive experience, any more qualified to be President than Obama in 2008? Because he has ideas? You have ideas. I have ideas. Are we qualified to be President?

You know that expression: "Those that can; do. Those that can't; teach."
Well to paraphrase, those that can do; govern, those that can't work on Capitol Hill.
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:26 PM
 
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You know that expression: "Those that can; do. Those that can't; teach."
I think you got one word wrong. It's: ''Those who can, do. Those who can't, talk.''
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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If Rubio were to run in 2012 he arguably would have more experience on his resume than Obama in 2008:

Obama 2008/ Rubio 2012
age 47 /41
education law degree/ law degree
job experience slim /none
pol experience 7 yrs, IL state sen/ 10 yrs. Fl state house (speaker since 2006)
04-08, US Sen /10-12 US Senate
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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If Rubio were to run in 2012 he arguably would have more experience on his resume than Obama in 2008:

Obama 2008 Rubio 2012
age 47 41
education law degree law degree
job experience slim none
pol experience 7 yrs, IL state sen 10 yrs. Fl state house (speaker since 2006)
04-08, US Sen 10-12 US Senate
It doesn't look too bright for either. LOL
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:55 AM
 
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Rubio's got no future outside Florida. He's way too mired in local corruption.
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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If Rubio were to run in 2012 he arguably would have more experience on his resume than Obama in 2008:

Obama 2008/ Rubio 2012
age 47 /41
education law degree/ law degree
job experience slim /none
pol experience 7 yrs, IL state sen/ 10 yrs. Fl state house (speaker since 2006)
04-08, US Sen /10-12 US Senate
And where is his executive experience? What has he ever run that demonstrates he could run a country?
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