Quotes of the day

posted at 9:00 pm on January 23, 2011 by Allahpundit

“But it’s not just his policy outlook that titillates the elites. The diminutive Hoosier has nurtured a profile as a mature politician whose outlook extends beyond the next news cycle and whose demeanor exudes seriousness…

“‘He is a Republican who had never heard of 9/12, Glenn Beck’s tea-party group, before The Economist mentioned it to him,’ exclaimed the traditionally right-leaning British-based magazine, all but giving him the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval for their elite, trans-Atlantic audience…

“The idea of a skilled manager who is passionate about ideas, can claim real policy accomplishments and speaks bluntly, but not bombastically, has thrilled influential conservatives like Will and Charles Krauthammer who see a Palin nomination as akin to a suicide pact…

“‘There’s a stronger-than- usual appetite for a treat-them-like-grown-ups message,’ said longtime GOP strategist Mike Murphy. ‘But there are limits to how grown-up people want to be in a campaign.’”

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“Saturday’s victory by tea party favorite Jack Kimball in the New Hampshire GOP chairman’s race provided the most significant evidence to date that the energy that activists brought to the midterms is now being channeled in a different direction—one that could reshape the 2012 GOP presidential race and require candidates to rethink the traditional approaches to winning the Republican nomination…

“[I]t was Kimball’s recent comments to the NH Journal regarding litmus test for candidates that set off alarms [among the GOP establishment] because of the effect it might have on the presidential primary.

“‘I think the state GOP chairman should make it very clear to all the incoming presidential candidates that the people of the state of New Hampshire have just made a loud statement as to their desire to our party get back to its conservative values and stay there and I support those values,’ Kimball said in an e-mail to the online publication. ‘In my view, we must put forth a strong conservative presidential candidate.’…

“At the state meeting Saturday, speculation had already begun about the impact on a candidate like Mitt Romney, now a New Hampshire resident but better known for past departures from conservative orthodoxy as governor of neighboring, and far more liberal, Massachusetts.”

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“Second by using the Tea Party as a foil Romney can combat one of his own biggest negatives: his reputation for being a political weather vane (see his positions on abortion, gay marriage, and gun control for example). As one Tea Party activists tells the Globe, Romney is ‘a fraudulent conservative. I don’t trust the guy. Be it health care, be it social issues, he’s a chameleon.’…

“Romney could be positioning the Tea Party for something of a Sister Souljah moment with an eye toward avoiding a Sharron Angle moment. The 2012 election will turn on the economy. If unemployment is down and voter confidence is up, Obama will be very hard to beat; if we’re still looking at a jobless rate north of 9 percent, the president will be highly vulnerable—unless a Tea Party-dominated GOP produces an Angle-like nominee (see Palin, Sarah, who is viewed positively by 17 percent of Americans and negatively by 49 percent according to the latest NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll). Indeed, while the Tea Party has huge influence in the GOP it remains unpopular nationally, with 29 percent viewing it very or somewhat favorably and 38 percent viewing it very or somewhat negatively—Pelosi-like numbers (26 very or somewhat positive and 40 very or somewhat negative) that the GOP nominee will want to avoid being tarred with. By steering clear of the fringe, Romney could position himself as the kind of acceptable Republican able to take advantage of a faltering Obama. If, that is, he can get the nomination.”


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Good grief, ANOTHER media article telling us who we should nominate in 2012? STOP already.

karenhasfreedom on January 23, 2011 at 9:04 PM

Soggy cucumber sammich, as Hillbuzz sort of says.

SouthernGent on January 23, 2011 at 9:06 PM

*SIGH*

capejasmine on January 23, 2011 at 9:07 PM

This is the best story I read all day

Georgia School Tells Atheist Group To Mind Their Own Business

Nearly Nobody on January 23, 2011 at 9:07 PM

Soggy cucumber sammich, as Hillbuzz sort of says.

SouthernGent on January 23, 2011 at 9:06 PM

True that. Did you see today’s latest bit of Hillbuzz fun?

radioboyatl on January 23, 2011 at 9:10 PM

“Mature politician”, translation, “elitist invertebrate.”

rrpjr on January 23, 2011 at 9:13 PM

I thought they already picked Mitt for us. So, it’s not settled.

Kissmygrits on January 23, 2011 at 9:14 PM

Romney could be positioning the Tea Party for something of a Sister Souljah moment with an eye toward avoiding a Sharron Angle moment.

I don’t believe Romney is that dumb.

cs89 on January 23, 2011 at 9:14 PM

radioboyatl on January 23, 2011 at 9:10 PM

Yeah, there is definitely a coordinated effort on that front.

SouthernGent on January 23, 2011 at 9:17 PM

I thought they already picked Mitt for us. So, it’s not settled.

Kissmygrits on January 23, 2011 at 9:14 PM

I thought they chose Huckabee for us. I’m so befuddled.

radioboyatl on January 23, 2011 at 9:17 PM

It sickens me that an upstanding woman who has accomplished so much and do it with integrity like Palin is so unpopular while a street hustling community organizer with all the wrong friends and no accomplishments (even if you count 2 years as President) still get an over 50% favorable rating in polls.

What is wrong with this country. Palin’s beliefs could fix America while Obama’s will only destroy what little freedom and prosperity that is left. The truth is, any recovery we see in the next two years will be despite the President with an assist from the GOP House.

Reelecting Obama no matter who he runs against seems like the biest way to continue America’s decline no matter how you look at it.

alecj on January 23, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Will and Krauthammer think you can stop the 40 year march of the progressives without a cultural war. They believe that mere competence can stop the march of the progressives. It can’t. If it could, Reagan’s presidency would have ended the march. It didn’t. It merely slowed it down.

Basilsbest on January 23, 2011 at 9:21 PM

It was ridiculous to allow MSM in this country to pick up GOP’s nominee but it is downright mental to allow MSM of the Poms to do it. Dail Telegraph even planted smears on Palin and why? Britain is currently ruled by a RINO and the RINOS there want to make sure that RINOs here are employed. Snotty, interfering bast**ds.

promachus on January 23, 2011 at 9:21 PM

Wasn’t this guy the budget director duing Bush’s years? They were sooo awesome. That’s what we need right now. Go back to Bush’s fiscal conservatism.

promachus on January 23, 2011 at 9:24 PM

Basilsbest on January 23, 2011 at 9:21 PM

Competence and Daniels don’t go in one sentence.

promachus on January 23, 2011 at 9:26 PM

What is wrong with this country.

Like it or not the MFM still shapes the narrative. Even when soundly refuted they keep trumpeting lies…eventually they stick. I have to remind people “Reagan was an idiot”, Bush 1 was “out of touch” and George was a”frat boy fool”
And now Palin is STUPID…sickening

winston on January 23, 2011 at 9:29 PM

Daniels is now affecting a heavier accent, which is just weird. Liz Cheney tried that last year. Hers was dropping her “g”s from gerunds. I haven’t heard her lately to see if she is still affecting that accent. Anyway these folks live their whole lives with other power elites, and they think to connect to ordinary people they need to pretend to be hicks. WTH?

Ted Torgerson on January 23, 2011 at 9:33 PM

As many here have already pointed out, Sarah Palin and the Tea Party are, to a large degree, unfavorably viewed by many Americans because of relentless vilification and misrepresentation by mainstream media. The only Republican candidates and quasi-conservative think-tanks and groups favorably viewed by the MSM are those candidates and groups sure to follow the McCain strategy of losing honorably.

I love Mitch as my governor. He’s been a great governor in my home state. As it stands, though, unless President Obama drop-kicks puppies and strangles kittens during a live press conference, there’s no way I can see Mitch Daniels beating him. Maybe these experts and elites know something I don’t.

troyriser_gopftw on January 23, 2011 at 9:33 PM

The Main Street Media — is the enemy – my sisters know it – my Brother-in laws know it – my neighbors know it – and I know it ..

wheels on January 23, 2011 at 9:36 PM

Why can’t the leftist media and RINO old guard make up their collective mind already? Who will be the true anti-Palin? Schmuckabee? Mittens? Rumplemitchkins? So many choices. So many lame candidates to foist on us. So much time.

steebo77 on January 23, 2011 at 9:37 PM

Hey, I love the Economist, but it ain’t right-leaning.

John the Libertarian on January 23, 2011 at 9:41 PM

The state of Illinois is raising their income tax and doing everything they can to raise revenue because of the huge deficit. This is driving business away, and many business there are looking for greener pastures. Governor Daniels is actively trying to get companies in Illinois to move to Indiana where the taxes and business climate is better. Last week he was on a hugely popular Chicago radio program and while discussing the business climate there said, “it’s like living next door to the Simpsons.” You gotta love this guy.

Tommy_G on January 23, 2011 at 9:41 PM

As many here have already pointed out, Sarah Palin and the Tea Party are, to a large degree, unfavorably viewed by many Americans because of relentless vilification and misrepresentation by mainstream media.

Supporting unelectable kooks like Sharon Angle and Christine O’Donnell didn’t help the Tea Party either.

Jon0815 on January 23, 2011 at 9:42 PM

The state of Illinois is raising their income tax and doing everything they can to raise revenue because of the huge deficit. This is driving business away, and many business there are looking for greener pastures.
Tommy_G on January 23, 2011 at 9:41 PM

“But hey! Not to worry! Cuz we’re also going to cap spending increases at 2% and borrow eight billion bucks to get us out of debt.”–Illannoy dims

predator on January 23, 2011 at 9:46 PM

Jon0815 on January 23, 2011 at 9:42 PM

They weren’t any more “electable” than Castle, Crist, Specter and Bennet.

promachus on January 23, 2011 at 9:46 PM

Would it be possible to refrain from Politico and instead link HuffPo in the QotD so we can get a little less condescension?

BKeyser on January 23, 2011 at 9:48 PM

promachus on January 23, 2011 at 9:46 PM

Should’ve said “unelectable”.

promachus on January 23, 2011 at 9:48 PM

I do not normally think of George Will as having tea party leanings….but I just heard a talk he gave on cspan. Sounded a little like Beck (yes, fancier words, erudite tone) about progressives since Wilson.

They really think that we are putty in their hand…and that through their shaping of the American mind we will live in a better, more progressive, world. I suppose that most Rs believe that Beck/Will are correct. I suspect most Rs are running scared of the Borking/Palinizing that they would get if they announced their thoughts.

Sad to say, but the big challenge for conservatives will be to get in office under the radar of the press (kinda like Obama did). Reagan confronted the press and was bold…I don’t see anyone like that now…except for Palin…which is why the Left/Press is obsessively trying to destroy every syllable that she utters.

r keller on January 23, 2011 at 9:48 PM

Good grief, ANOTHER media article telling us who we should nominate in 2012? STOP already.

karenhasfreedom on January 23, 2011 at 9:04 PM

THIS!

Reminder: The liberal media put forth their best lies, but failed to sway the People in the mid-term elections!

TN Mom on January 23, 2011 at 9:49 PM

Supporting unelectable kooks like Sharon Angle and Christine O’Donnell didn’t help the Tea Party either.

Jon0815 on January 23, 2011 at 9:42 PM

As opposed to electable kooks like Castle and Reid? However bad the ’10 elections were, they weren’t bad enough to make the Tea Party go away. And last time I checked, the Tea Party dominated.

gryphon202 on January 23, 2011 at 9:49 PM

Run away from the Tea Party.
That’s a winning strategy for sure.

NeoKong on January 23, 2011 at 9:51 PM

Is it just me, or is Daniels the most effeminate looking freak in the GOP?

Seriously, he is absolutely strange looking. Not a man’s man, for sure.

Vat tax, surrender on “social issues”, amnesty loving, ex-Bushie tells ya all you gotta know.

gary4205 on January 23, 2011 at 9:52 PM

I like Mitch and I think he’d make a great POTUS BUT he’s not married and he’ll never get elected to POTUS.

roux on January 23, 2011 at 9:52 PM

Given the ‘elite media’ choice of Barack Obama in 2008 – just exactly WHAT makes them think they’ve got ‘the perfect candidate’ for conservatives?

GarandFan on January 23, 2011 at 9:53 PM

It sickens me that an upstanding woman who has accomplished so much and do it with integrity like Palin is so unpopular while a street hustling community organizer with all the wrong friends and no accomplishments (even if you count 2 years as President) still get an over 50% favorable rating in polls.

What is wrong with this country. Palin’s beliefs could fix America while Obama’s will only destroy what little freedom and prosperity that is left. The truth is, any recovery we see in the next two years will be despite the President with an assist from the GOP House.

Reelecting Obama no matter who he runs against seems like the biest way to continue America’s decline no matter how you look at it.

alecj on January 23, 2011 at 9:19 PM

+ 1,000,000,000,000!

gary4205 on January 23, 2011 at 9:55 PM

If Sarah doesn’t get the nod, or decides not to run, I think a Trump/Cain ticker could be interesting. I’d have to learn more about Trump’s positions on issues other than the economy. I don’t know where he stands on abortion, guns, etc. But I do love his attitude about the Chicoms.

predator on January 23, 2011 at 9:56 PM

I like Mitch and I think he’d make a great POTUS BUT he’s not married and he’ll never get elected to POTUS.

roux on January 23, 2011 at 9:52 PM

At least Charlie Crist had the good sense to keep a “beard” around. Just sayin’.

gary4205 on January 23, 2011 at 9:57 PM

i’ll fire nominate when i’m damn good n’ ready
/

ted c on January 23, 2011 at 9:58 PM

predator on January 23, 2011 at 9:56 PM

Trump???

You might as well spend election day at the beach watching the sun set.

Limerick on January 23, 2011 at 9:58 PM

If Sarah doesn’t get the nod, or decides not to run, I think a Trump/Cain ticker could be interesting. I’d have to learn more about Trump’s positions on issues other than the economy. I don’t know where he stands on abortion, guns, etc. But I do love his attitude about the Chicoms.

predator on January 23, 2011 at 9:56 PM

Most of Trump’s positions are right in line with the democrat-Communist party.

He’d be a “Bloomberg-Huckabee” kind of “Republican” Maybe worse.

gary4205 on January 23, 2011 at 9:59 PM

Anyway these folks live their whole lives with other power elites, and they think to connect to ordinary people they need to pretend to be hicks. WTH?

Ted Torgerson on January 23, 2011 at 9:33 PM

Contempt.

rrpjr on January 23, 2011 at 10:01 PM

Speaking of elites, on the way to #8.

Jetboy, it must hurt.

Bishop on January 23, 2011 at 10:02 PM

I like Mitch and I think he’d make a great POTUS BUT he’s not married and he’ll never get elected to POTUS.
roux on January 23, 2011 at 9:52 PM

He’s NOT married? Too weird! Add that to his looks and I can see him losing his own state as well as all the 56 others.

RedRedRice on January 23, 2011 at 10:03 PM

gary4205,

Well then, I’ll scrap that plan.

predator on January 23, 2011 at 10:04 PM

The hair alone makes Trump unelectable.

thevastlane on January 23, 2011 at 10:05 PM

RedRedRice on January 23, 2011 at 10:03 PM

Is there a fraternity of smoothly creased pants in GOP that we know nothing about? Now I see why Brooks would champion him.

promachus on January 23, 2011 at 10:05 PM

He’s NOT married? Too weird! Add that to his looks and I can see him losing his own state as well as all the 56 others.

RedRedRice on January 23, 2011 at 10:03 PM

I’m pretty sure he was married, then got divorced, then got remarried to the same woman a few years later…

steebo77 on January 23, 2011 at 10:05 PM

“At the state meeting Saturday, speculation had already begun about the impact on a candidate like Mitt Romney, now a New Hampshire resident…”

This guy has elevated pandering and opportunism to new heights. Now he’s even willing to relocate his family to achieve his presidential ambitions. I’ll bet he’s wearing plaid shirts, jeans, and is driving some sort of off road vehicle, too.

New Hampshire resident my a..

ncjetsfan on January 23, 2011 at 10:06 PM

When the oppo researchers and the national press do get around to opening up Daniels’s life for inspection, they will find a few embarrassments. One is his arrest in 1970 for marijuana possession when he was a student at Princeton. He spent two nights in jail and paid a $350 fine, and later wrote about the bust in a column for the Star in 1989. More painfully, he and his wife Cheri divorced in 1994. She moved to California, leaving Daniels with the four daughters, aged 8 to 14, and married a doctor. She divorced again and moved back to Indiana. She and Mitch remarried in 1997.

Cheri has never spoken about this publicly, and from what I can tell it’s been mentioned in print only twice. Daniels’s only comment was to the Indianapolis Star in 2004: “If you like happy endings, you’ll love our story.”

steebo77 on January 23, 2011 at 10:08 PM

New Hampshire resident my a..

ncjetsfan on January 23, 2011 at 10:06 PM

Green Acres?

Limerick on January 23, 2011 at 10:08 PM

Daniels is speaking at CPAC so we will get to see him in action..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2011 at 10:09 PM

Romney would only carry 2 states and “Mr. Truce” would not even carry one. Gimme a break.

kingsjester on January 23, 2011 at 10:11 PM

kingsjester on January 23, 2011 at 10:11 PM

Anymore news on a Barbour run?..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2011 at 10:12 PM

The hair alone makes Trump unelectable.
thevastlane on January 23, 2011 at 10:05 PM

That’s hair? Trump? No political experience. My goodness, if it was that easy Colin Powell would run.

Basilsbest on January 23, 2011 at 10:15 PM

Anymore news on a Barbour run?..:)
Dire Straits on January 23, 2011 at 10:12 PM

Barbour has a thick tongue and a fat face. Not electable.

Basilsbest on January 23, 2011 at 10:17 PM

Anymore news on a Barbour run?..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2011 at 10:12 PM

Mr. Twerp would swoon if Barbour were to run.
That’s a GOOD thing!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 23, 2011 at 10:18 PM

After the mask was ripped off during the Tuscon shooting…

… why is anyone paying any attention to what anyone in the MSM or elite political class has to say?

They are trying to rewrite the history of last November 2nd…

… I guess next time, we should all bring baseball bats! Just in case someone wants to play a pick up game.

In the mean time, fu%k them…

Seven Percent Solution on January 23, 2011 at 10:18 PM

Trump/Giuliani or Giuliani/Trump could be an interesting ticket. Possible slogan: “Partners, not just politically speaking.”

steebo77 on January 23, 2011 at 10:19 PM

Barbour has a thick tongue and a fat face. Not electable.

Basilsbest on January 23, 2011 at 10:17 PM

I don’t know if he is even running..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2011 at 10:19 PM

I don’t know if he is even running..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2011 at 10:19 PM

I ‘suspects’ that he’s not…but it’s still early.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 23, 2011 at 10:21 PM

Well then, I’ll scrap that plan.

predator on January 23, 2011 at 10:04 PM

Trump is the typical east coast elite.

I imagine he voted for Obama.

People need to remember there is only one choice that makes sense for 2012.

When the 30-40 million Tea Party Americans were blood libeled, accused with mass murder, only ONE person stood up for us. And SHE was being blood libeled AND receiving hundreds of death threats at the time!

Not one of these other rat bastards stood up top the democrat smear machine.

Sarah Palin not only stood up, she fought back like the Mama Grizzly she is.

The rest of these idiots are trying to make nice with the democrats. Look “bi-partisan.”

The current democrat party is the enemy of everything good. The absolute enemy of Liberty and Freedom.

Sarah Palin is the only one who recognizes this, and the only one who has the balls to stand up and say it.

The rest are nothing but jokes.

gary4205 on January 23, 2011 at 10:21 PM

Reelecting Obama no matter who he runs against seems like the biest way to continue America’s decline no matter how you look at it.

alecj on January 23, 2011 at 9:19 PM

All you have to do…

… is look at who wants him re-elected.

Turn off the money in Congress…

… Stop buying their crap! We can start with GE!

Seven Percent Solution on January 23, 2011 at 10:21 PM

A Giuliani/Trump ticket would appeal to people from all over … Manhattan.

Basilsbest on January 23, 2011 at 10:22 PM

I ‘suspects’ that he’s not…but it’s still early.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 23, 2011 at 10:21 PM

You maybe right..But you never know..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2011 at 10:23 PM

Basilsbest on January 23, 2011 at 10:22 PM

It would be fun to watch “The Donald” in a debate..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2011 at 10:24 PM

Well, it’s reassuring that Daniels remarried, but there is some drama there and if the GOP has forgotten how Obama got the divorce records unsealed for his IL senate opponent, they will be in for a big surprise when all the Daniels dirt from his divorced years emerges.

RedRedRice on January 23, 2011 at 10:26 PM

Daniels is speaking at CPAC

GoProud?

BDavis on January 23, 2011 at 10:27 PM

The rest are nothing but jokes.

gary4205 on January 23, 2011 at 10:21 PM

Please stop. There ARE going to be other good candidates in the primaries.

Gov. Palin-as good as she is-is NOT ‘The way, the truth, and the light’ of conservatism. There are other ‘lights’(some of whom have yet to be named) out there-and the primaries will sort everything out.
I write this, respectfully…of course
Jindal/Pence 2012.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 23, 2011 at 10:30 PM

gary4205 on January 23, 2011 at 10:21 PM

Couldn’t agree with you more, but she hasn’t announced yet. I hope like hell she does, but until then…

predator on January 23, 2011 at 10:31 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 23, 2011 at 10:30 PM

Aren’t you supposed to be dancing lock step with direstraits?

promachus on January 23, 2011 at 10:33 PM

RedRedRice on January 23, 2011 at 10:26 PM

His name was Jack Ryan. Rather than replace him with second place finisher Jim Oberwise the IL GOP brought in Alan Keyes from MD; because they thought a black guy would have a good shot verse another black guy.
Alan Keyes is a froot loop. I was at his rally-unfortunately.
We know what THAT got us.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 23, 2011 at 10:34 PM

George Will (an organization Republican) and Charles Krathammer (a neocon) would only be called conservatives by someone like Allahpundit (I’m not really a Republican but I pretend to be one on the Internet).

What conservative care what Mike (the Klingon) Murphy says or thinks?

bw222 on January 23, 2011 at 10:35 PM

Well, it’s reassuring that Daniels remarried, but there is some drama there and if the GOP has forgotten how Obama got the divorce records unsealed for his IL senate opponent, they will be in for a big surprise when all the Daniels dirt from his divorced years emerges.

RedRedRice on January 23, 2011 at 10:26 PM

No kidding!

BTW, this is from the far left Economist back in August.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2010/08/mitch_daniels

All of the wing nuts that read their crap seem to love Daniels. That should tell ya all ya need to know about this loser.

gary4205 on January 23, 2011 at 10:35 PM

Aren’t you supposed to be dancing lock step with direstraits?

promachus on January 23, 2011 at 10:33 PM

No thanks.
I’d rather play the field.
///

annoyinglittletwerp on January 23, 2011 at 10:36 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 23, 2011 at 10:36 PM

LOL!..nice one..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2011 at 10:37 PM

There are other ‘lights’(some of whom have yet to be named) out there-and the primaries will sort everything out.
I write this, respectfully…of course
Jindal/Pence 2012.
annoyinglittletwerp on January 23, 2011 at 10:30 PM

Your dream ticket is just that. A dream.

Jindal is going to be re-elected Governor of Louisiana this Novemberf and has stated emphatically that he is not running for President in 2012.

Pence will almost surely be elected Governor of Indiana in 2012 as the replacement of term-limited Mitch Daniels. I like Pence alright, but he has no national profile, is not a vocal defender of conservatism, and seems somewhat more interested in opportunistic self-promotion than in spreading the message.

steebo77 on January 23, 2011 at 10:41 PM

Please stop. There ARE going to be other good candidates in the primaries.

Gov. Palin-as good as she is-is NOT ‘The way, the truth, and the light’ of conservatism. There are other ‘lights’(some of whom have yet to be named) out there-and the primaries will sort everything out.
I write this, respectfully…of course
Jindal/Pence 2012.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 23, 2011 at 10:30 PM

No YOU stop.

Sarah Palin IS our only shot.

You sit around daydreaming about two people who AREN’T running.

Bobby’s a good guy and I’d support him in other endeavors, but he’s not running.

Mike Pence is Barack Obama two years ago. He is NOT qualified to be President. He’s never run a city, never run a state, never run a lemonade stand.

He’s been a talk show host a lawyer, and a congresscritter.

We already have one on-the-job-training POTUS, we are NOT going to elect two in a row.

Governors are who make good Presidents, congresscritters suck at it. None of them have the executive experience or the skill set required.

Those are just the facts. We need competent leadership for 2012. So far Sarah Palin is the only one with a LONG record of being a competent leader. 20 years worth.

The rest of this bunch aren’t even qualified to be one of her low level staffers.

gary4205 on January 23, 2011 at 10:44 PM

Daniels is speaking at CPAC so we will get to see him in action..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2011 at 10:09 PM

Who is giving the keynote speech at CPAC this year? Have they announced it yet?

JohnInCA on January 23, 2011 at 10:47 PM

Alan Keyes is a froot loop. I was at his rally-unfortunately.
We know what THAT got us.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 23, 2011 at 10:34 PM

Alan has his moments, but yeah, he’s out there. He’s like James Manning. Good fellow, but over the top.

gary4205 on January 23, 2011 at 10:47 PM

One thing for certain, Sarah would kick Mitten’s butt in the primaries. Hell, she’s been doing it since childhood.

http://tinyurl.com/cwkk4n

predator on January 23, 2011 at 10:50 PM

Who is giving the keynote speech at CPAC this year? Have they announced it yet?

JohnInCA on January 23, 2011 at 10:47 PM

Not to my knowledge..they have a great list of speakers this year as always..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2011 at 10:50 PM

Romney hasn’t got a prayer.

He has 2 strikes against him:

1. RomneyCare
2. He believes that Jesus is the spirit brother of Satan.

RadioFreeUSA on January 23, 2011 at 10:50 PM

Alan has his moments, but yeah, he’s out there. He’s like James Manning. Good fellow, but over the top.

gary4205 on January 23, 2011 at 10:47 PM

He spent the first 20 or so minutes of his speech pining for MARYLAND!

annoyinglittletwerp on January 23, 2011 at 10:51 PM

Gov. Haley Barbour*, Andrew Breitbart*, Arthur Brooks*, Liz Cheney*, Ann Coulter*, Gov. Mitch Daniels*, Sen. Jim DeMint, Hon. Newt Gingrich*, David Horowitz*, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Wayne LaPierre*, Gov. Susana Martinez, Sen. Mitch McConnell*, Col. Ollie North (Ret.)*, Hon. Sarah Palin, Rep. Ron Paul*, Sen. Rand Paul*, Gov. Tim Pawlenty*, Rep. Mike Pence, Gov. Rick Perry*, Hon. Mitt Romney*, Sen. Marco Rubio, Rep. Paul Ryan*, Hon. Rick Santorum*, Sen. John Thune* and many more!

Read More :: http://www.conservative.org/cpac/#ixzz1BvBiT8cP

Inanemergencydial on January 23, 2011 at 10:52 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 23, 2011 at 10:51 PM

I was hoping Ditka would run..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2011 at 10:53 PM

I like Mitch and I think he’d make a great POTUS BUT he’s not married and he’ll never get elected to POTUS.

roux on January 23, 2011 at 9:52 PM

At least Charlie Crist had the good sense to keep a “beard” around. Just sayin’.

gary4205 on January 23, 2011 at 9:57 PM

Facts differ.

Schadenfreude on January 23, 2011 at 10:54 PM

Inanemergencydial on January 23, 2011 at 10:52 PM

Thanks for posting that..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2011 at 10:55 PM

“[I]t was Kimball’s recent comments to the NH Journal regarding litmus test for candidates that set off alarms [among the GOP establishment] because of the effect it might have on the presidential primary.

“‘I think the state GOP chairman should make it very clear to all the incoming presidential candidates that the people of the state of New Hampshire have just made a loud statement as to their desire to our party get back to its conservative values and stay there and I support those values,’ Kimball said in an e-mail to the online publication. ‘In my view, we must put forth a strong conservative presidential candidate.’…

This and the TPers heading up a few other State GOP leaderships will be the line of defense against the elites RINOs.

Even Iowa is churning what with just throwing out 3 judges for the same sex ruling. From talking to Iowans, they have a dynamic TP and will be heard next year at the caucus.

I think Mitt’s day has come and gone and more than likely Huckleberry has no chance either. Still remains to see what other ‘lights’ come to the fore, but SP WILL be a determining factor on who wins the nomination — with her support.

AH_C on January 23, 2011 at 10:55 PM

I was hoping Ditka would run..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2011 at 10:53 PM

Da’ Bears coulda used Ditka today…not that I cared.
I rooted for the Packers.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 23, 2011 at 10:56 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on January 23, 2011 at 10:56 PM

..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2011 at 10:57 PM

YES YES YES!!!!!

Please let’s pick another candidate endorsed by those smarter than we dumb serfs that just do all the door-to-door legwork and calling for the completely disconnected Progressive infested GOP leadership.

Let’s pick another BUSH FAMILY FRIEND…..and while we’re at it can we somehow get JEB BUSH involved in this pick?

Oh, please….let’s waste 2012 and pave the way for Jeb having a turn as BUSH 45?

(on knees praying now, “Please Lord let it be so”).
NOT!!

PappyD61 on January 23, 2011 at 10:58 PM

Will and Krauthammer think you can stop the 40 year march of the progressives without a cultural war. They believe that mere competence can stop the march of the progressives. It can’t. If it could, Reagan’s presidency would have ended the march. It didn’t. It merely slowed it down.
Basilsbest on January 23, 2011 at 9:21 PM


THREAD WINNER right thar!!

PappyD61 on January 23, 2011 at 11:00 PM

How ’bout an all female ticket? How many lib heads would explode over Palin/Cheney?

predator on January 23, 2011 at 11:00 PM

predator on January 23, 2011 at 11:00 PM

lol..There would be a lot of liberal heads exploding over that..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2011 at 11:03 PM

thanks but we will pick our own candidate…

cmsinaz on January 23, 2011 at 11:04 PM

lol..There would be a lot of liberal heads exploding over that..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2011 at 11:03 PM

You know, the more I think of that the better I like it. They’re both smart, both tough, not afraid to speak their minds. Hmmmmm…

predator on January 23, 2011 at 11:06 PM

On a recent post over at Dan Riehl’s blog, there was speculation that Romney could make a “bold” move and pick Barbour as a running mate; a poster replied something along the lines of, “great, just what we need, a cracker and some mayonnaise.”

RedRedRice on January 23, 2011 at 11:07 PM

Dire Straits on January 23, 2011 at 11:03 PM

Aint it ’bout time to go totally off topic and post music videos?
‘Tis according to my watch.

annoyinglittletwerp on January 23, 2011 at 11:09 PM

predator on January 23, 2011 at 11:06 PM

Speaking of Cheney..I hope that Dick Cheney gets to come to CPAC this year..I think he would be an excellent Keynote Speaker..:)

Dire Straits on January 23, 2011 at 11:10 PM

who is this danials of which you speak?

unseen on January 23, 2011 at 11:11 PM

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