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Old 03-30-2009, 10:34 AM
 
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EDITORIAL: Sure, governor's race is a ways off, but it could set the GOP's long-range future (http://www.wacotrib.com/opin/content/news/opinion/stories/2009/02/08/02082009waceditorial1.html - broken link)

Texas Senator Hutchison has been openly hostile toward Sarah Palin's ambitions.
Is she an "acceptable" alternative to the continuing hard right direction of the GOP?

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Old 03-30-2009, 11:47 AM
 
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Our Kay wants to be governor and I expect she'll win. Even the hardcore Dems I know like her. She shot down all suggestions that she was on the short list for VP in the last election and said she wasn't interested so why would people speculate that she wants to run for president?
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:11 PM
 
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Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton had no interest in running for VP either.
Unless you are a puppet-master like Cheney, the VP position is not exactly a big step up for a Senator.

Similarly, being an ineffectual minority party Senator leaves you with little power or influence.

In contrast, if Hutchison becomes Texas Governor in 2010, she can exercise real power, tackle real problems, and establish "executive" credibility for a Presidential run. The fact that she is not captive to the far right like Palin is, makes her much more acceptable to more moderate Republicans and independents.

Some Republicans might actually want to try to "win" in 2012 instead of just being the still-clinging-to-Bush "Party of No".
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Old 03-30-2009, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Kay is getting up there in age and she wants to come home to Texas. I'm not a Republican but it seems as though they're trying to cultivate their rising stars instead.
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Old 03-30-2009, 03:17 PM
 
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Kay Bailey Hutchinson is a Republican that I can vote for. I hope she runs for governor of Texas and forgets the national stage. We need her here.
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:58 AM
 
Location: Garland Texas
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Kay Bailey Hutchinson is a Republican that I can vote for. I hope she runs for governor of Texas and forgets the national stage. We need her here.

Well she cant be any worse than Rick Scary!
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Old 03-31-2009, 04:05 AM
 
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Well she cant be any worse than Rick Scary!
Rick has got to go.
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Old 03-31-2009, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Whatever happened to Kinky Friedman?

I thought he'd make a peach of a governor.
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Old 04-01-2009, 06:06 AM
 
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This will probably have little effect in GA--I'm not certain I know exactly 'Why'--a Moderate/Southern Dem is considering another run. Roy Barnes, former governor. Things didn't 'Go That Well' when he was elected before. I have no idea what is now needed here. FWIW.

KBH sounds like a good fit for Texas.
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:18 PM
 
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Kay Bailey Hutchinson is a Republican that I can vote for. I hope she runs for governor of Texas and forgets the national stage. We need her here.
She's got my vote, as well! I know the former president of the Democratic Women's Club here and we were chatting recently. She said she admires KBH, too, LOL. I hear the Dems may run John Sharp. He's not bad but I think KBH would be a better guv.
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