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Who is the most likely 2012 Republican Nominee?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Huayna Capac357, Mar 18, 2011.

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Who is the most likely 2012 Republican Nominee?

Poll closed Dec 12, 2013.
  1. Newt Gingrich

    5 vote(s)
    5.2%
  2. Rick Santorum

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  3. Mitt Romney

    36 vote(s)
    37.1%
  4. Mike Huckabee

    8 vote(s)
    8.2%
  5. Tim Pawlenty

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  6. Sarah Palin

    12 vote(s)
    12.4%
  7. Mitch Daniels

    3 vote(s)
    3.1%
  8. Haley Barbour

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Michele Bachmann

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  10. Ron Paul

    4 vote(s)
    4.1%
  11. John Huntsman

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  12. John Bolton

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Donald Trump

    3 vote(s)
    3.1%
  14. Someone Else

    10 vote(s)
    10.3%
  15. Radioactive Monkeys/No One/Don't Care

    12 vote(s)
    12.4%
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  1. Huayna Capac357

    Huayna Capac357 Deity

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    I did a quick search on this, and I hope it's not a duplicate thread. Anyways, the exploratory committees have been formed, and the 2012 campaign seems to be moving into action. My question is who do you think the GOP will nominate in 2012?

    Newt Gingrich has actually formed an exploratory committee, and people like Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, and even Donald Trump have shown signs of interest.
     
  2. Mr. Dictator

    Mr. Dictator A Chain-Smoking Fox

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    Since you're askin, I'm hoping Alaskan.
     
  3. ParadigmShifter

    ParadigmShifter Random Nonsense Generator

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    I hope Randy Baumgardener runs.
     
  4. bombshoo

    bombshoo Never mind...

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    Romney is probably the most qualified, articulate, clean, and besides Palin, well known. Who knows if that will actually mean anything though. :dunno:
     
  5. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    I think the most likely at this point has to be Romney. Not saying he'll get it, but I think it's the closest thing to a safe bet.
     
  6. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    Romney should get it, but the cultists in the South don't like his cult, so who knows.
     
  7. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    I don't know if Romney can get past the south or the fact he passed a state-level Obamacare. He's probably the best of the lot, from a Republican view.

    Here's to Palin though. That would be ideal.
     
  8. Hygro

    Hygro soundcloud.com/hygro/

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    That's racist.
     
  9. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    I think he's succeeded in distancing himself from his moderateness as governor of Taxacuecettes. Almost no one has brought that up in years.
     
  10. bombshoo

    bombshoo Never mind...

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    Well you must admit, he is rather intelligent and charismatic for a Mormon. Who would have thought? The way he talks, I would have thought he was a Protestant. :eek:
     
  11. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    There's no way for him to campaign against the healthcare reform without everyone else in the field bringing it up. Daily Show had a clip of him explaining it and he response was, more or less, States Rights.

    The Mormons I've known have been a lot better educated than any run-of-the-mill Protestant.
     
  12. GhostWriter16

    GhostWriter16 Deity

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    Ron Paul FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Which, in fact, works. Just ask VRWCAgent :p
     
  14. ParadigmShifter

    ParadigmShifter Random Nonsense Generator

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    Isn't Ron Paul an idiot though?

    EDIT: Although that seemed to work for Reagan and Bush Jr.
     
  15. Hygro

    Hygro soundcloud.com/hygro/

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    Romney's gonna win. Palin's gonna flop like Guilliani, though not in the state-by-state breakdown.

    Romney will lose the general election, but it will be tight. Obama will get back on message and we'll all forget that he and Romney would probably govern almost exactly the same. However we'd prefer democrats controlling the bureaucracy than republicans so we will actually show up to vote.


    I'm less confident about my predictions than I was in 2008. In 2008 I knew McCain was gonna get the nomination even when he was polling 3%. I barely wavered. The information to that let me know that is slightly obsolete depending on the power of the tea party. If they are strong, they might elect someone else, maybe not even Palin. But if they remain how they are, the main of the Republicans are going to win out and get their candidate. It might be like democrats in 1968 protesting their own convention though. Maybe.
     
  16. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    :yup: A complete mental brain damage case.
     
  17. NetGear

    NetGear King

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    Richard nixons head in a jar
     
  18. ParadigmShifter

    ParadigmShifter Random Nonsense Generator

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    Well, see my edit. It worked for Reagan and Bush Jr. I guess Americans like voting for people they think aren't more intelligent than themselves.
     
  19. bombshoo

    bombshoo Never mind...

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    Oh, don't worry, I don't really think that at all. My comment was just a joking reply to Hygro's, where he was referencing when parts of the media called someone (I forget who) racist for saying that Obama was "clean and articulate".
     
  20. GhostWriter16

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    Ummm... I'm sorry, did we at some point stop discussing Ron Paul and start discussing Pelosi? Both of their last names start with P, so I can see how you'd get confused;):mischief:
     
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