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Old 11-07-2014, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Yes. As one other poster mentioned, his bull-in-a-china closet might be refreshing to some--but way too much for others.

Having been a governor is better experience for the presidency than quite a few other things, though.
I have always preferred the Pres to have experience as governor, but sometimes this isn't possible. In 2016 who knows, think the best possible candidates happen to be senators this time around. We will see, the next 6 months will start bring them out in the open and we will be able to see who is serious about seeking the nomination.
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Old 11-07-2014, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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If she ran for POTUS I would vote for her..I can't think of anyone else in the GOP that would be anywhere near as good as her..I can only think of one dem I would vote for against her and that would be Webb and his chances are zero of getting a nod from the DNC anyway...I think Martinez would have a hard time getting the nod from the GOP..she has to much sense for them.
what a stupid statement that is. Being biased in one thing and we are to a degree, but just to a comment like that proves nothing!!!! Geeze!!!!
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Old 11-07-2014, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Where I live.
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I have always preferred the Pres to have experience as governor, but sometimes this isn't possible. In 2016 who knows, think the best possible candidates happen to be senators this time around. We will see, the next 6 months will start bring them out in the open and we will be able to see who is serious about seeking the nomination.
I certainly hope they can bring out some reasonable ones--and that doesn't mean Perry OR Ted Cruz.

I like Cruz fine, but he's way too far right for nationwide.

We need someone who is balanced, non-polarizing and who can work across the aisle.

Both Bushes and Reagan were all able to do that. Reagan was far right, but he had the charm and will to be able to win two elections in landslides.

Both Bushes were more centrist.
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Old 11-07-2014, 05:07 PM
 
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my pick...
http://drosheim.files.wordpress.com/...4/img_6734.jpg
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Old 11-07-2014, 05:44 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Default It's going to be John Thune

Middle-aged, handsome, safe, not exciting but not embarrasing, helps in the Midwest.
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Old 11-07-2014, 07:23 PM
 
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I really really really really really wish Condi Rice would run.
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Old 11-07-2014, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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I really really really really really wish Condi Rice would run.
I had a Condi '08 bumper sticker on my car about 2007 or so, but it was not to be. It's pretty apparent that she had an aversion to the process of fundraising, the anal exam, and everything else that goes along w/ running a campaign. I can't blame her for that.

Her pro choice stance would have been a hurdle in a GOP primary, but I think she could have been the one person to leap over that. Everyone loves her save for the far left, and she would have made a fine POTUS. The thing that will always endear me to Condi Rice is her comment that she was a Second Amendment 'absolutist.'
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Old 11-08-2014, 02:24 AM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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I think we all need to pray for this and pray again and again. What a great addition to any ticket. I know people say she is responsible for a disabled sibling but maybe she can work around that somehow.
Work around it? I think it would be to her advantage to make the most of it in a proper way. Being a caretaker is not a disadvantage at all these days.
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Old 11-08-2014, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I certainly hope they can bring out some reasonable ones--and that doesn't mean Perry OR Ted Cruz.

I like Cruz fine, but he's way too far right for nationwide.

We need someone who is balanced, non-polarizing and who can work across the aisle.

Both Bushes and Reagan were all able to do that. Reagan was far right, but he had the charm and will to be able to win two elections in landslides.

Both Bushes were more centrist.
Yesterday our local congressman was on a radio talk show taking questions: he made some really good points: things we all need to think about seriously: 1-he said he wasn't against the T party for instance, in fact he says he supports some of their ideas or most, but they way they present things (in your face) turns people off. He mentioned balancing the budget: yes, it needs to be balanced, our own state has a balance budget, but he also explained this will take years. To do so, in just one year would put people on SS and medicare on welfare. He mentioned term limits, pointing out, he isn't opposed to them, but said, remember how hard it is to get an amendment through. As he said, all our years of being a country and we only have about 2 doz amendments. These are issues we need to think about when we start considering who would make a good GOP candidate in 2 years.
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Old 11-08-2014, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Where I live.
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Yesterday our local congressman was on a radio talk show taking questions: he made some really good points: things we all need to think about seriously: 1-he said he wasn't against the T party for instance, in fact he says he supports some of their ideas or most, but they way they present things (in your face) turns people off. He mentioned balancing the budget: yes, it needs to be balanced, our own state has a balance budget, but he also explained this will take years. To do so, in just one year would put people on SS and medicare on welfare. He mentioned term limits, pointing out, he isn't opposed to them, but said, remember how hard it is to get an amendment through. As he said, all our years of being a country and we only have about 2 doz amendments. These are issues we need to think about when we start considering who would make a good GOP candidate in 2 years.
They are going to have to do something different for sure. So I guess we'll see.

Nobody likes strident, screaming politicians from either side. I generally cannot stand the left--but I don't like the hardcore extreme Christian right in-your-face stuff, either.
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