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2012 Republican Presidential Nominees?

The Following is Wikipedia's list of Speculated Candidates Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi Former Governor Jeb Bush of Florida House Minority Whip Eric Cantor of Virginia Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich of Georgia Former Governor Mike Huckabee of Arkansas United States Ambassador to China and former Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. of Utah Former Governor Gary E. Johnson of New Mexico Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl of Arizona Governor Bob McDonnell of Virginia Former Governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin of Alaska Former Governor George Pataki of New York Representative Ron Paul of Texas Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota Representative Mike Pence of Indiana Former Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts Former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives Marco Rubio of Florida Former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania Senator John Thune of South Dakota A few who have confirmed not running are Senator John McCain, General David Petraeus, Governor Bobby Jindal, Former VP Dick Cheney. -------- My favorites from the speculated list are Tim Pawlenty, Ron Paul, and Jeb Bush. I really would have liked McCain to run again, he really is a good man who has been serving America all his life. Im not sure on his reasoning, my first thought was retirement, but he is running for Arizona's 2010 Senate Seat, which is a term which will end in 2014. I would also love to see General Petraeus launch a Political Career. He is definetly busy for a while now that he has been appointed to be replacing McChrystal in Afghanistan. I do NOT want Sarah Palin to be running. She is just plain inexperienced, and shaky on a few issues and struggles with earmarks. I think selecting Palin as a running mate over Pawlenty was a big mistake. Also I wouldn't like to see Cheney as a President. Although he is very strong on international issues, and especially as a Secretary of Defense. He is a powerful man, but the I think he would be better to stay out of the White House. Too many people see him as a dirtbag, and sometimes I get that sense too. Ron Paul is great because he is one of the most consistant voters ever. He defends the constitution, far better than any other current politician. He is also a big advocate of shrinking the Federal Government. Although he seems a little close-minded on a few moral issues, that is irrelevent because of his great voting record and straightforward, honest intentions. I also think that Jeb would do a good job. His stances on issues are solid and are something I can agree with. But we will have to wait and see if the public's Bush-Hating fest is over by 2012. It is definetly declining, as Bush-Hate is changing into Obama-Hate, and people are realizing that Bush did not really screw us over, especially not on a scale like the current President has. Tim Pawlenty will cut spending. He will probably be able to make some huge changes in the tax system, especially since there would most likely be a Republican Congress in 2012. In Minnesota he was able to keep balence the deficit in one year. I also think that he will make reasonable steps in alternative fuel. Not anything like the some of the enviro-wako's proposals that would effectivly hurt the fragile economy. I also prefer him over other similar governers because he is just more well-known. I really dont like the idea of the Leader of our Country being virtually unknown before the primaries. ------- Those are some of my thoughts. What are yours?

Asked By: Nick M - 6/28/2010
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I suspect that Romney will get the GOP nomination, since it usually goes to the previous round's runner-up, but I think that Pawlenty, Jeb Bush or Huckabee would be more deserving. As you said, Jeb would do poorly (despite his competence)since his brother made a mess of things, and Palin is not qualified. Newt is... More
Answered By: Ambistoma - 7/2/2010
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Ron Paul would be better off letting his son run. He's a bit old now really. Cheney would be scary that man is evil. Jeb Bush to much scandal.
Answered By: xl- L e e -lx - 6/28/2010
 
Ron Paul will get my vote again if he runs. He is the only honest person on capitol hill.
Answered By: Conservative not Republican - 6/28/2010
 
Palin will trounce Obama.
Answered By: Buddy R - 6/28/2010
 
I agree on Palin being a big mistake for the nomination... More
Answered By: Variable 46 - 6/28/2010
 
Ron Paul
Answered By: The wise man - 6/28/2010
 
Romney
Answered By: My Nickname - 6/28/2010
 
GO John Thune!!!!!!
Answered By: Scar - 6/29/2010
 
we have been warned to be careful what we say and feel ,so.im not gonna answer that one.good luck .
Answered By: summertime - 6/29/2010
 
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