This Week in Fake Presidential Candidates

Apr 2, 2011 Full story: New York Magazine 22

Hey, did you hear who's maybe running for president? Everyone . At least that's what seemingly each and every prominent Republican is saying these days.

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just sayin

Copperas Cove, TX

#1 Apr 2, 2011
GOP Insiders Say Romney’s Still Number One
Sarah Palin, however, barely cracks their top 10 list.
By James A. Barnes
Tuesday, March 29, 2011 | 6:00 a.m.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney continues to be seen as the favorite for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination according to a special National Journal Political Insiders Poll released on Tuesday. The second favorite for the GOP nod is former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty. But Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor who was John McCain’s running mate in 2008 and was once viewed as a potential party standard bearer, was ranked ninth by the GOP Insiders—tied with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Texas Gov. Rick Perry—when they were asked who was most likely going to be their 2012 presidential nominee.

Rounding out the list of the top five contenders for the GOP nomination were Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

1. Romney
2. Pawlenty
3. Barbour
4. Daniels
5. Huckabee
6. Christi
7. Gingrich
8. Huntsman
9. Tied: Jeb Bush, Rick Perry, Sarah Palin

The National Journal Political Insiders Poll is a regular survey of political operatives, strategists, campaign consultants, and lobbyists in both parties.
imaginaryfriend

Westland, MI

#2 Apr 2, 2011
If they had any sense, they'd run for the hills.
just sayin

Copperas Cove, TX

#3 Apr 3, 2011
imaginaryfriend wrote:
If they had any sense, they'd run for the hills.
"Nation of Imbeciles" on another topic says the two parties merely trade off the presidency every 8 years and that voters are only conned into thinking we have anything to say about it. He/she says (something like) Republicans are just marking time until it is Jeb Bush's turn to take over in 2016.

Looking at the quality of Republicans who have expressed interest in running in 2012, he/she could be right about that.

It is a thought-provoking theory.
Sick of Stupid

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#4 Apr 3, 2011
With a candidate pool of that Caliber
There is no way Obama can loose.

I still like Jeb the best.
just sayin

Copperas Cove, TX

#5 Apr 3, 2011
Sick of Stupid wrote:
With a candidate pool of that Caliber
There is no way Obama can loose.
I still like Jeb the best.
Jeb is smarter than George W - but then almost anybody (other than Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann) is.

Rick Perry is like Palin, but with brains--good looking, can really work a crowd, not a scintilla of scruples, interested ONLY is what Rick Perry wants for Rick Perry.

God forbid Texas foists another cowboy president on the world. We're a heckuva long way from recovering from GWB.
Sick of Stupid

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#6 Apr 4, 2011
just sayin wrote:
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God forbid Texas foists another cowboy president on the world. We're a heckuva long way from recovering from GWB.
Amen brother, Amen
Bringmedinner

San Jose, CA

#7 Apr 4, 2011
Obama and Holder have given Blacks such a bad name there won't be another Black President for hundreds of years. There is not a day goes by they don't discredit the intelligence of Blacks. It's so bad, some might consider them actually pawns to limit Blacks in some way.

After a life of supporting and being involved in civil rights specifically for Blacks, I find this very disturbing.

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#8 Apr 4, 2011
just sayin wrote:
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Jeb is smarter than George W - but then almost anybody (other than Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann) is.
Rick Perry is like Palin, but with brains--good looking, can really work a crowd, not a scintilla of scruples, interested ONLY is what Rick Perry wants for Rick Perry.
God forbid Texas foists another cowboy president on the world. We're a heckuva long way from recovering from GWB.
We're still recovering from slick willies lies and under the rug sweeping of problems that are still plauging the country.
observer

Copperas Cove, TX

#9 Apr 4, 2011
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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We're still recovering from slick willies lies and under the rug sweeping of problems that are still plauging the country.
Now that's just sick, besides being ridiculous. You are really reaching out in la-la land for that one.

Clinton left us with a budget surplus and peace. We'll be danged lucky if we ever see peace and prosperity again in the Unitd States in my lifetime.
observer

Copperas Cove, TX

#10 Apr 4, 2011
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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We're still recovering from slick willies lies and under the rug sweeping of problems that are still plauging the country.
Why is it, do you think, that Bill and Hilary Clinton are, by far, the most popular politicians in the United States?

Bill in one of the top most popular politicians in the world.

Wonder why that is?
observer

Copperas Cove, TX

#11 Apr 4, 2011
Politics NewsPoll: Bill Clinton Most Popular U.S. PoliticianSeptember 29, 2010(2:45)

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll suggests former President Bill Clinton is the most popular politician in the U.S.

http://www.newsy.com/videos/poll-bill-clinton...
observer

Copperas Cove, TX

#12 Apr 4, 2011
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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We're still recovering from slick willies lies and under the rug sweeping of problems that are still plauging the country.
Why is it that Clinton is so popular and well-liked?

"...today the majority of the American people and the world have a higher approval rating of President Clinton (57%) than any major politician in the world today."

http://www.politicsprofile.com/2011/02/bill-c...
cjrian

United States

#13 Apr 4, 2011
observer wrote:
Politics NewsPoll: Bill Clinton Most Popular U.S. PoliticianSeptember 29, 2010(2:45)
A new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll suggests former President Bill Clinton is the most popular politician in the U.S.
http://www.newsy.com/videos/poll-bill-clinton...
"it depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is"

“no one told me”

Since: Dec 07

Denver

#14 Apr 4, 2011
just sayin wrote:
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Jeb is smarter than George W - but then almost anybody (other than Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann) is.
Rick Perry is like Palin, but with brains--good looking, can really work a crowd, not a scintilla of scruples, interested ONLY is what Rick Perry wants for Rick Perry.
God forbid Texas foists another cowboy president on the world. We're a heckuva long way from recovering from GWB.
I'll take that cowboy and raise you a Chicago ACORN shyster.
observer

Copperas Cove, TX

#15 Apr 4, 2011
"The younger generation was either too young to remember the Clinton presidency, or just didn’t understand how good we really had it."

http://www.politicsprofile.com/2011/02/bill-c...
cjrian

United States

#16 Apr 4, 2011
observer wrote:
"The younger generation was either too young to remember the Clinton presidency, or just didn’t understand how good we really had it."
http://www.politicsprofile.com/2011/02/bill-c...
Clinton wasn't "good", he was adequate.
What raised him to adequate status was that he learned from getting slapped down. Hillarycare (the dry run for Obamacare) was handily slapped down. Massive tax hikes were slapped down. Massive spending was slapped down. And Billy learned he couldn't run roughshod over Congress.

Then he learned about blue dresses and contempt of Congress.
Bringmedinner

San Jose, CA

#17 Apr 4, 2011
Black citizens need to ask the question "After Obama, are the inner cities any better? Are the unemployed Blacks any better off?"

Creating a two class system for Blacks is not Obama's best effort.
Bringmedinner

San Jose, CA

#18 Apr 4, 2011
After Obama's garrulous and expository mistake of arming al Qaeda, Thomas Eagleton could be the nominee.

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#19 Apr 4, 2011
observer wrote:
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Now that's just sick, besides being ridiculous. You are really reaching out in la-la land for that one.
Clinton left us with a budget surplus and peace. We'll be danged lucky if we ever see peace and prosperity again in the Unitd States in my lifetime.
There was never a budget surplus. Been proven many times. He moved money out of SS on paper to create this phoney surplus, hoping ot use the dot come taxable earnings to bring it to reality. The dot com bubble burst. He was hoping to use this farce of pushing Al Bore to the presidency. Didn't work becuase most Amreicans were smarter than that. Clinton rode the coattails of Reaganomics and most know it. You that don't, are idiots.

Clinton signed NAFTA and is to blame for much of the 2008 financial disaster that occurred as a result of deregulation that Clinton signed into law.

Derivatives went out of control after the 2006 election, when the Republicans lost their majority in Congress. They were unable to act to stop it.

Sorry Charlie, your wrong again.

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#20 Apr 4, 2011
observer wrote:
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Why is it, do you think, that Bill and Hilary Clinton are, by far, the most popular politicians in the United States?
Bill in one of the top most popular politicians in the world.
Wonder why that is?
Don't know, Snoop Dog is popular also but he can't sing a lick.
Clinton is popular amongst the far left as they're the ones that fell for his lines. The rest of us knew better.

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