Laura Ingraham to potential GOP candidates: If you think Obama’s ruining the country, why aren’t you running?

posted at 7:02 pm on February 28, 2011 by Allahpundit

Some, like Rubio and Christie, are national newbies who’ll argue that they need time to build experience. (The fact that Obama wasn’t as modest isn’t much of a counterargument.) Others, like Thune, can plausibly claim that they don’t have a realistic chance of winning the primary. But what’s the excuse for seasoned pols like Huckabee, Daniels, Pence, Jindal, or Paul Ryan? If you believe that (a) Obamanomics is a mortal threat to America’s long-term fiscal stability and (b) competition in the primaries is healthy insofar as it seasons the eventual nominee and gives Republican voters more choices, then why not dive in? What’s especially grating about the hesitancy is that if almost everyone sits out and Romney ends up being the nominee by default, there’ll be plenty of anonymously sourced backbiting during the campaign about how lackluster he is, how no one trusts him, etc. It’s one thing to use false modesty as a pretext for staying out when the field is strong (“I’m sure whoever we nominate will be terrific!”), but when it’s not and you’re passing on running anyway, those cries that Obama! Must! Be! Stopped! become hard to take seriously.

Exit question: Time for everyone to jump into the pool? At the very least, this is a fine argument for a “Draft Huckabee” movement!


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Time for everyone to jump into the pool? At the very least, this is a fine argument for a “Draft Huckabee” movement!

Sure. Why not. Get in there and throw some elbows. Let the best gal win.

ted c on February 28, 2011 at 7:04 PM

Palin/West/2012

Common Sense Restoration America/12′

canopfor on February 28, 2011 at 7:04 PM

BTW. I really like Laura Ingraham.

ted c on February 28, 2011 at 7:05 PM

I agree. I want Pence to get back in. I know, I know. He’s never been anything but a Congressman. I still think he’d wipe Obama in a debate. Absolutely wipe him.

Rational Thought on February 28, 2011 at 7:05 PM

Exit question: Time for everyone to jump into the pool? At the very least, this is a fine argument for a “Draft Huckabee” movement!
======================

I’m inexplicably perplexed,I thought,certain Republicans
weren’t electable,

jus sayin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on February 28, 2011 at 7:06 PM

Others, like Thune, can plausibly claim that they don’t have a realistic chance of winning the primary.

Actually, Thune can’t plausibly claim that. He had a very realistic chance, and that was reflected in the betting- before his not-running announcement he ranked #3 on Intrade, basically tied with Palin.

Jon0815 on February 28, 2011 at 7:06 PM

I get about as excited over Huckabee as I do over a soggy baloney sandwich…..

jus sayin’.

ted c on February 28, 2011 at 7:06 PM

Paul Ryan is seasoned?

John the Libertarian on February 28, 2011 at 7:08 PM

Huckabee is selling books, is the new Am Radio Paul Harvey, has a TV show. I think he likes where he is at. He can be the guy throwing tomatoes at Republicans during the election. He thinks he is a Kingmaker.

portlandon on February 28, 2011 at 7:08 PM

What’s especially grating about the hesitancy is that if almost everyone sits out and Romney ends up being the nominee by default, there’ll be plenty of anonymously sourced backbiting during the campaign about how lackluster he is, how no one trusts him, etc.

Karma, to follow two years’ worth of “Palin is unelectable-unserious-polarizing-hated-jokey-ignorant”…

ddrintn on February 28, 2011 at 7:08 PM

. But what’s the excuse for seasoned pols like Huckabee, Daniels, Pence, Jindal, or Paul Ryan?

Mike Pence has already said he’s not running, AP.

Knucklehead on February 28, 2011 at 7:09 PM

It’s a bit early to jump in yet, and we all know everyone is waiting to see what Palin is going to do.

If she runs you’re going to find a lot of these other cats will need to spend more times with their families.

Laura is just sad because her man Mitt and her other man Mitch are both non-starters.

I’m waiting for April.

gary4205 on February 28, 2011 at 7:09 PM

It’s not an emergency emergency.

In other words, how many potential candidates aren’t willing to resign their perk-filled congressional seats to take a stab at the White House.

Bishop on February 28, 2011 at 7:09 PM

Common Sense Restoration America/12′

canopfor on February 28, 2011 at 7:04 PM

That’s a darn good ticket. Wouldn’t mind Bolton over West, either.

John the Libertarian on February 28, 2011 at 7:09 PM

At the very least, this is a fine argument for a “Draft Huckabee” movement!

You deserve another raise. This alone will give you 100…200…300…500 comments.

Here we go!

Schadenfreude on February 28, 2011 at 7:10 PM

Anyway, do candidates usually declare this early? I’d think later in the year would be more normal.

ddrintn on February 28, 2011 at 7:10 PM

Cain/West

Palin/West

or any combination

dragondrop on February 28, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Actually, Thune can’t plausibly claim that. He had a very realistic chance, and that was reflected in the betting- before his not-running announcement he ranked #3 on Intrade, basically tied with Palin.

Jon0815 on February 28, 2011 at 7:06 PM

Thune said last year if Palin was in, he was out. Plus he has some pretty pesky votes that would come back to bite him in the butt.

He’s basically a prettier Mitt Romney.

He wouldn’t crack the top 10 vote getters.

gary4205 on February 28, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Exit question: Time for everyone to jump into the pool? At the very least, this is a fine argument for a “Draft Huckabee” movement!

I find it amusing that normally, these talking heads are trying to keep the nomination run down to about 3 or 4 people. This time around they want 15 people running. It’s almost like they might be trying to take out one or 2 people that don’t fit their mold of “Presidential”.

portlandon on February 28, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Can we draft Laura Ingraham on this?

Palin/Ingraham sounds like a really nice ticket… historical and everything…

ajacksonian on February 28, 2011 at 7:12 PM

Spring hasn’t sprung yet. May, my friends. May.

SouthernGent on February 28, 2011 at 7:13 PM

At the very least, this is a fine argument for a “Draft Huckabee” movement!

He recently said that he’s waiting to see how many of his latest books get sold because that would be an indicator of his national support. Sucks not being able to prop up his numbers with bulk sales…

Gohawgs on February 28, 2011 at 7:13 PM

Anyway, do candidates usually declare this early? I’d think later in the year would be more normal.

ddrintn on February 28, 2011 at 7:10 PM

It depends. Last go-round everyone was going crazy in anticipation. Obama announced early in 2007, about a day after he was sworn in as a Senator. (slight exaggeration)

Reagan waited until the fall of 1979 before he put his hat in the ring.

Once it gets started, it’s going to be a circus anyhow.

gary4205 on February 28, 2011 at 7:15 PM

He thinks he is a Kingmaker.

portlandon on February 28, 2011 at 7:08 PM

After Obama, he thinks he is the somewhat smaller Messiah. In reality he is a passive aggressive schmuck. Don’t let his smiles fool you.

Schadenfreude on February 28, 2011 at 7:16 PM

I think we could safely label the Romney is worse than Obama group as Democrats or bigots.

PrezHussein on February 28, 2011 at 7:17 PM

He recently said that he’s waiting to see how many of his latest books get sold because that would be an indicator of his national support. Sucks not being able to prop up his numbers with bulk sales…

Gohawgs on February 28, 2011 at 7:13 PM

Good Lord.

“Buy my book, or God will strike me dead!@! “I won’t run for President!!”

-Elmer “Huck” Gantry

portlandon on February 28, 2011 at 7:17 PM

I think we could safely label the Romney is worse than Obama group as Democrats or bigots.

PrezHussein on February 28, 2011 at 7:17 PM

Or Romney supporters as religious zealots or Far Right Wing Republicans, right?

portlandon on February 28, 2011 at 7:19 PM

I find it amusing that normally, these talking heads are trying to keep the nomination run down to about 3 or 4 people. This time around they want 15 people running. It’s almost like they might be trying to take out one or 2 people that don’t fit their mold of “Presidential”.

portlandon on February 28, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Funny, ain’t it.

These establishment types are in for a big surprise.

http://conservatives4palin.com/2011/02/michael-glassner-of-all-the-potential-candidates-governor-palin-would-no-doubt-be-the-one-desiring-new-energy-and-ideas.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

FYI: “New Energy For Alaska” was her campaign theme when she ran for Governor.

gary4205 on February 28, 2011 at 7:19 PM

I, for one, would be just fine with nobody declaring for a while. Let Obama continue to sink himself, the country is waking up to his nightmare, and I think Mickey Mouse could beat him in 2012 if we could just keep the frickin repubs from doing any more stooopid sh*t.

Hold off on the primary fights as long as possible, it’s all ammunition for the dems, we have them on the frickin ropes, could we once, just once not blow it?????

Please??????

Tim Zank on February 28, 2011 at 7:19 PM

But what’s the excuse for seasoned pols like Huckabee, Daniels, Pence, Jindal, or Paul Ryan?

Their political calculations can’t put a figure on the X Factor.

They are waiting to see what Ron Paul is going to do.

JohnGalt23 on February 28, 2011 at 7:20 PM

oh give me a break Allah you know why no one is jumping in and it has nothing to do with Obama. this is all about Gov Palin. the ones thinking about it are hoping the STOP Palin campaign began in Nov 2010 bears fruit. They don’t want to run against Palin nor her supporters. Palin being in the race means the primary moves to the right a lot of those mentioned can not compete in a right leaning primary becaus eof their history. They will not be able to raise money and are worried of getting destroyed by Palin.

even mitt hasn’t jumped in yet because he is imploding support because of Gov Palin. They know Huck isn’t going to run and even if he does Huck has said it will be early fall before he announces. Polls if you believe than show Gov Palin has the second choice of Most huck supporters. Which means no Huck and the early primary polls will have Palin has the fav. which causes it’s own problems for the other candidates. Then they will be hounded by the media to attack Gov Palin and when they do they lose any chance at her supporters. If they don’t and talk her up they promote her and make people see her in a positive light. It is a no-win gameplan for them.

the funds will be sucked away, the polls will have them all trailing badly, they will not be able to attack the leader to “make a name for themselves”

And that is all before they even stand a chance of going up against the $1 billion Obama campaign. they will be dragged int the general with a fractured party no money and as many against them as for them in their own party to take on Obama and his thugs.

this is why they are all waiting to see what Gov Palin does. If she doesn’t run some of them will enter in fact most will enter. If she does run most will stay out like Thune and Pence.

they are waiting because until Gov Palin makes up her mind they are blind to a path to the nomination.

which all says that Gov Palin is the most powerful person in the GOP party atm. the world is her oyster.

unseen on February 28, 2011 at 7:21 PM

I think we could safely label the Romney is worse than Obama group as Democrats or bigots.

PrezHussein on February 28, 2011 at 7:17 PM

Really?

Is that what you Romney cultists are going with? Mormon is the new black?

Being Mormon may be Willard’s only endearing quality.

gary4205 on February 28, 2011 at 7:21 PM

T.H.I.S. !

I, for one, would be just fine with nobody declaring for a while. Let Obama continue to sink himself, the country is waking up to his nightmare, and I think Mickey Mouse could beat him in 2012 if we could just keep the frickin repubs from doing any more stooopid sh*t.

Hold off on the primary fights as long as possible, it’s all ammunition for the dems, we have them on the frickin ropes, could we once, just once not blow it?????

Please??????

Tim Zank on February 28, 2011 at 7:19 PM

gary4205 on February 28, 2011 at 7:22 PM

Their political calculations can’t put a figure on the X Factor.

They are waiting to see what Ron Paul is going to do.

JohnGalt23 on February 28, 2011 at 7:20 PM

Comedy gold!

gary4205 on February 28, 2011 at 7:23 PM

A talk show host and a blogger agree it’s time to get this party started.

Shocker.

Great for talk radio and the blogs, but I am not so sure it would be good for the candidates or the GOP. Things will start to fall into place over the next few months. Plenty of time for the inevitable GOP bloodbath.

While we wait, it would be nice if the GOP politicians would take on President Obama and his policies and quit trying to offer their advice to members of their own party.

chief on February 28, 2011 at 7:24 PM

And that is why the msm refuses to talk about the high gas prices, they dont want energy to be an issue and they dont want it to reflect on the one.

Ricki on February 28, 2011 at 7:25 PM

I think there could be a “Dark Horse Candidate in the GOP future!..:)

Dire Straits on February 28, 2011 at 7:27 PM

How about we worry about keeping the GOP Congressional members from going wobbly for now? The 2012 race will be here soon enough. Nothing you can really do to change it. There’s no magical candidate out there. The message is what counts. Principles.

therightwinger on February 28, 2011 at 7:28 PM

While we wait, it would be nice if the GOP politicians would take on President Obama and his policies and quit trying to offer their advice to members of their own party.

chief on February 28, 2011 at 7:24 PM

I agree it would be nice to see a few of these budget battles fought and won before the nominees steal the spotlight.

PrezHussein on February 28, 2011 at 7:28 PM

And that is why the msm refuses to talk about the high gas prices, they dont want energy to be an issue and they dont want it to reflect on the one.

Ricki on February 28, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Good point.

Wonder who it helps when gas gets to 5 dollars a gallon?

idesign on February 28, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Am I the only one a little confused by this post?

1) Cain is running – yet no mention.

2) No mention of Palin or Paul (or Johnson).

3) Pence is out (for good reasons, though it would be nice to see him run); however, his fellow Hoosier Mitch Daniels may as well be out as he’s not electable at this point.

4) Hey, why not throw in Michele Bachmann?

5) There seems to be a strange amount of hand-wringing for a guy that makes his living by stirring the crap whenever a conservative “steps in it”

MeatHeadinCA on February 28, 2011 at 7:29 PM

I think there could be a “Dark Horse Candidate in the GOP future!..:)

Dire Straits on February 28, 2011 at 7:27 PM

Run Herman Run!

Knucklehead on February 28, 2011 at 7:31 PM

OT — you check out that posting at Ace? Obama directed his minions to charge opposition with racism.

John the Libertarian on February 28, 2011 at 7:31 PM

. But what’s the excuse for seasoned pols like Huckabee, Daniels, Pence, Jindal, or Paul Ryan?
Mike Pence has already said he’s not running, AP.

Knucklehead on February 28, 2011 at 7:09 PM

Knucklehead:The field is narrowing,yikes!:)

canopfor on February 28, 2011 at 7:32 PM

While we wait, it would be nice if the GOP politicians would take on President Obama and his policies and quit trying to offer their advice to members of their own party.

chief on February 28, 2011 at 7:24 PM

A unified voice, attacking the bejesus out of the sad sad state of affairs these democrats have created, over and over and over again on every interview, radio show, tv show, billboard or frickin sandwich board. It’s not as though we don’t have plenty of ammunition.

Focus on what’s important for once instead of what you morons think is safe or fair. If we don’t win, it’s not just an election anymore, look around, it’s the dam* country we’ll lose.

Tim Zank on February 28, 2011 at 7:33 PM

MeatHeadinCA on February 28, 2011 at 7:29 PM

they are just upset because their wing of the party are all afraid of a little old girl…

unseen on February 28, 2011 at 7:33 PM

Run Herman Run!

Knucklehead on February 28, 2011 at 7:31 PM

i have no problem with Herman Cain running..I think he would be a good candidate..:)

Dire Straits on February 28, 2011 at 7:34 PM

Focus on what’s important for once instead of what you morons think is safe or fair. If we don’t win, it’s not just an election anymore, look around, it’s the dam* country we’ll lose.

Tim Zank on February 28, 2011 at 7:33 PM

there are only a couple attacking Obama over and over. The rest are attacking conservatives

unseen on February 28, 2011 at 7:36 PM

Wonder who it helps when gas gets to 5 dollars a gallon?

idesign on February 28, 2011 at 7:29 PM

Sure as hell ain’t helping me or you.

darwin-t on February 28, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Their political calculations can’t put a figure on the X Factor.

They are waiting to see what Ron Paul is going to do.

JohnGalt23 on February 28, 2011 at 7:20 PM

Oh. My. Freakin’. GAWD!

Jindal(my first choice) is going to be re-elected in a landslide as LA’s governor. Pence(my second choice) is going to run for governor of Indiana…and Ron Paul couldn’t shine the shoes-or wipes the a**es-of either of those gentlemen!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 28, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Run Herman Run!

Knucklehead on February 28, 2011 at 7:31 PM

Knucklehead:Herminator!:)
===========================

Vote for Herman Cain in 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKGd0pQhzWM

canopfor on February 28, 2011 at 7:37 PM

i have no problem with Herman Cain running..I think he would be a good candidate..:)

Dire Straits on February 28, 2011 at 7:34 PM

I’m sure he’ll be glad to hear that. ;)

darwin-t on February 28, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Run Herman Run!

Knucklehead on February 28, 2011 at 7:31 PM

Looks like he is, yet no mention of him here… Hey, we need some “How Awesome Mitch Daniels” posts!

MeatHeadinCA on February 28, 2011 at 7:38 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 28, 2011 at 7:37 PM

hey see we agree on something else…

unseen on February 28, 2011 at 7:38 PM

darwin-t on February 28, 2011 at 7:38 PM

LOL!..:)

Dire Straits on February 28, 2011 at 7:39 PM

I have a bad feeling Jeb Bush is going to run this time. I hope I am wrong.

sharrukin on February 28, 2011 at 7:40 PM

Run Herman Run!

Knucklehead on February 28, 2011 at 7:31 PM

Herman Cain couldn’t even win office in his own state.

I like him, and wish he could be President, but I just don’t think it’s going to happen.

I prefer West, Palin, Jindal, or hesitantly T-Paw.

portlandon on February 28, 2011 at 7:40 PM

Common Sense Restoration America/12′

canopfor on February 28, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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That’s a darn good ticket. Wouldn’t mind Bolton over West, either.

John the Libertarian on February 28, 2011 at 7:09 PM

John the Libertarian:Bolton knows the Middle East,and
Foreign Policy,and his giudance
can’t come soon enough,yup!:)

canopfor on February 28, 2011 at 7:40 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 28, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Good post!..:)

Dire Straits on February 28, 2011 at 7:40 PM

this is why no one is getting in and hint it’s not obama:

Terry Branstad, said he’s more optimistic than ever for her 2012 prospects.

While in Washington, D.C. for the National Governors Association Winter meeting, Branstad spoke with PBS reporters about the Republican presidential candidates likely to grace his state for the 2012 caucus. Though he cited the probable favorite as Mike Huckabee, who took the title in 2008, Branstad said he’s most excited to see what comes of Palin—and her tea party colleague Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.

“If Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann participate, this could break all records and could get to be really, really wide open and very interesting,” Branstad said. “What really intrigues me is I’ve seen the kinds of crowds that Michele Bachmann or Sarah Palin can draw, and we have not had these kinds of strong women candidates before. That’s another dimension that is kind of intriguing, I guess

unseen on February 28, 2011 at 7:41 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 28, 2011 at 7:37 PM

I’ve got a link for ya…

Gohawgs on February 28, 2011 at 7:42 PM

Palin/West/2012

Common Sense Restoration America/12′
canopfor on February 28, 2011 at 7:04 PM

You are most wise my friend.That consensus is building itself into a fortress from whose walls we will hang the despot in chief.

Long live the Republic

Geochelone on February 28, 2011 at 7:43 PM

there’ll be plenty of anonymously sourced backbiting during the campaign about how lackluster he is, how no one trusts him, etc.

Why the sudden antsiness about Romney? I thought he was a tower of strength, the most electable and accomplished of the potentials, etc etc etc.

ddrintn on February 28, 2011 at 7:45 PM

Looks like he is, yet no mention of him here… Hey, we need some “How Awesome Mitch Daniels” posts!

MeatHeadinCA on February 28, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Have you forgotten that this is Pawlenty campaign headquarters?

Knucklehead on February 28, 2011 at 7:45 PM

Um, Laura is pimping for Christie.

To her, size matters, apparently… substance sure doesn’t.

stenwin77 on February 28, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Am I the only one a little confused by this post?

MeatHeadinCA on February 28, 2011 at 7:29 PM

MeatHeadinCA:Possibly!(i kid):)

canopfor on February 28, 2011 at 7:47 PM

KP,

How’s your Dad?

Gohawgs on February 28, 2011 at 7:48 PM

KP,

How’s your Dad?

Gohawgs on February 28, 2011 at 7:48 PM

Not good, had a mild heart attack last night and was moved into intensive care.

Knucklehead on February 28, 2011 at 7:49 PM

The first question about 2012 remains, ‘Will Sarah Palin run?”

idesign on February 28, 2011 at 7:50 PM

Laura is dissing Palin,- big time!

stenwin77 on February 28, 2011 at 7:50 PM

If you already think the myth of The Won is overblown than the lack of intestinal fortitude is glaring. I hate this habit of Republicans making him seem invincible. Although I must say that I really am not ready for the presidential campaign to start but I guess time is rushing towards us.

Cindy Munford on February 28, 2011 at 7:50 PM

Not good, had a mild heart attack last night and was moved into intensive care.

Knucklehead on February 28, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Prayers your way my friend

darwin-t on February 28, 2011 at 7:51 PM

Not good, had a mild heart attack last night and was moved into intensive care.

Knucklehead on February 28, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Thoughts and prayers go out to him and your family!..:)

Dire Straits on February 28, 2011 at 7:51 PM

there are only a couple attacking Obama over and over. The rest are attacking conservatives

unseen on February 28, 2011 at 7:36 PM

That’s because they’re concerned with themselves and NOT with the country.

Tim Zank on February 28, 2011 at 7:51 PM

canopfor on February 28, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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You are most wise my friend.That consensus is building itself into a fortress from whose walls we will hang the despot in chief.

Long live the Republic

Geochelone on February 28, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Geochelone:Well,me thinks it a logical choice(What is best
for America),and the balls of steel,to roll back
Hopeys Change!

**************despot in chief.******************************

Are you,ahem,referring to Qaddafi’s buddy!haha.

canopfor on February 28, 2011 at 7:52 PM

Oh. My. Freakin’. GAWD!

Jindal(my first choice) is going to be re-elected in a landslide as LA’s governor. Pence(my second choice) is going to run for governor of Indiana…and Ron Paul couldn’t shine the shoes-or wipes the a**es-of either of those gentlemen!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 28, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Thank you. I was trying to be more diplomatic, but you nailed it. #newtone

gary4205 on February 28, 2011 at 7:52 PM

What happens if the CEOs of Puzza Hut and Dominoes get in the race?

That would be an epic food fight.

The herminator would crush them with his superior knowledge of food additives. :)

Geochelone on February 28, 2011 at 7:52 PM

Well, if nobody else runs then I’ll throw my hat in the ring. I would trounce him in a debate.

But I don’t think Obama will be the Dem nominee. I think Chris Christie or another tea party Democrat is going to primary him and win, that’s my prediction.

FloatingRock on February 28, 2011 at 7:52 PM

Although I must say that I really am not ready for the presidential campaign to start but I guess time is rushing towards us.

Cindy Munford on February 28, 2011 at 7:50 PM

I agree!..Very good post!..:)

Dire Straits on February 28, 2011 at 7:53 PM

Have you forgotten that this is Pawlenty campaign headquarters?

Knucklehead on February 28, 2011 at 7:45 PM

Come to the Dark side and support the T-Paw because we have…what do they eat in Minnesota anyway? Lute fish?

We have pizza and Bailey’s.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 28, 2011 at 7:53 PM

Not good, had a mild heart attack last night and was moved into intensive care.

Knucklehead on February 28, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Knucklehead:Geez,prayers to your father KH,I hope it all
works out,and he recovers–:)

canopfor on February 28, 2011 at 7:54 PM

They leave it to Palin to stand up to Obama and then turn their backs on her when she could use a little support. Not a manly man among them!

huckleberryfriend on February 28, 2011 at 7:54 PM

more hints on why the RINos aren’t jumping into the pool….

Not mentioned anywhere in this article is the fact that the Des Moines Register reported June 11, 2010 that it’s “latest poll” at the time showed that Sarah Palin had a favorability rating of 58 percent among likely GOP voters. So among the same group being measured, Gov. Palin’s favorability has actually increased by seven percent over the last six months

http://texas4palin.blogspot.com/2011/02/prevarication-by-numbers-at-des-moines.html

Got that? blood libel, full in your face everyday STOP Palin campaign for the last 4 months with the GOP RINOs and pundits throwing everything at her including the kitchen sink and her numbers have GONE UP. How do you stop the unstoppable. It appear no one in the GOP rinoland wants to get in front of that type of support.

newt says he might try it. but per ann Coulter he is just in it for the higher speaking fees…

Mitt is imploding losing support across the board, Mitch’s roll out died stillborn, christie is no playing ball and now getting major backlash from conservative circles. And Jeb is waiting in the wings… and Allah wonders why Laura is having a panic attack?

unseen on February 28, 2011 at 7:54 PM

Knucklehead on February 28, 2011 at 7:49 PM

So sorry to hear that. I pray for his quick recovery.

Cindy Munford on February 28, 2011 at 7:55 PM

The herminator would crush them with his superior knowledge of food additives. :)

Geochelone on February 28, 2011 at 7:52 PM

Geochelone:Lol,as OMama Obama looks on with da evil eye!!:)

canopfor on February 28, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Not good, had a mild heart attack last night and was moved into intensive care.

Knucklehead on February 28, 2011 at 7:49 PM

I’m local if you need anything.
I’m good for brownies or coffee-and I’ve got some cats you can cry on.
I’ve done it.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 28, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Knucklehead on February 28, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Sorry to hear that. Better wait to tell him about the Brit beau…

Gohawgs on February 28, 2011 at 7:57 PM

Herman Cain couldn’t even win office in his own state.

I like him, and wish he could be President, but I just don’t think it’s going to happen.

I prefer West, Palin, Jindal, or hesitantly T-Paw.

portlandon on February 28, 2011 at 7:40 PM

Doesn’t matter to the Cainers. Logic and reason goes out the window with that bunch.

They think a guy who’s never run a city, never run a state, never run any large government of any kind, and has absolutely no record of achievement in the political arena is EXACTLY what the doctor ordered.

So yeah let’s elect a political neophyte to lead the free world. That’s the ticket.

If wishes were horses, dreamers would ride.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcqX-e9cOSs

gary4205 on February 28, 2011 at 7:58 PM

Oh. My. Freakin’. GAWD!

Jindal(my first choice) is going to be re-elected in a landslide as LA’s governor. Pence(my second choice) is going to run for governor of Indiana…and Ron Paul couldn’t shine the shoes-or wipes the a**es-of either of those gentlemen!

annoyinglittletwerp on February 28, 2011 at 7:37 PM

Thank you. I was trying to be more diplomatic, but you nailed it. #newtone

gary4205 on February 28, 2011 at 7:52 PM

You’re welcome.

Tact and subtlety have never been my strong suit. LoL

annoyinglittletwerp on February 28, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Cain. He’s more than able. To stir it up.

TXUS on February 28, 2011 at 8:01 PM

Knucklehead on February 28, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Hope for the best, prayers!

Geochelone on February 28, 2011 at 8:01 PM

Oh boy!
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For potential GOP presidential hopefuls Daniels and Barbour, the decision-making differs
Sunday, February 27, 2011; 9:07 PM
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Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour have been comrades in arms in Republican politics for decades, friends who have followed similar paths. Both worked in the Reagan White House. Both had success in business before turning to elective politics.

Now, both are weighing whether to run for president in 2012. Whether they do will have a significant impact on the shape and quality of the GOP field. But they are approaching the decision in very different ways. Barbour is leaning in, showing clear interest and taking steps to get ready. Daniels is engaged in a very public discussion about what to do but otherwise is holding back.

Barbour, in an interview over the weekend during a National Governors Association meeting in Washington, said he wants to be ready to move quickly if he decides to run. “I am doing things now that are part of my decision-making process, but also that if I do decide to run, I don’t begin it from a standing start,” he said. “And I’ve been very pleased with the response. . . . What I’m asking people to do is keep their powder dry.”
(more….)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/27/AR2011022703419.html?hpid=topnews

canopfor on February 28, 2011 at 8:02 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 28, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Here’s the link

Gohawgs on February 28, 2011 at 8:03 PM

Cain. He’s more than able. To stir it up.

TXUS on February 28, 2011 at 8:01 PM

TXUS:Cain/Able,love your pun thingy,haha!:)

canopfor on February 28, 2011 at 8:04 PM

Thanks guys for the prayers, it’s really appreciated.

Knucklehead on February 28, 2011 at 8:06 PM

Thanks guys for the prayers, it’s really appreciated.

Knucklehead on February 28, 2011 at 8:06 PM

Knucklehead:—————–:)

canopfor on February 28, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Ryan and Jindal are the most intelligent of any pairing in our nations history.

tomas on February 28, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Because it’s early, Ingraham. Anyway, they don’t have to declare their candidacy to speak up against the mostly shockingly anti-American president in history, do they? Yet only Palin is the one really sustaining an argument against him.

rrpjr on February 28, 2011 at 8:13 PM

Barbour is leaning in, showing clear interest and taking steps to get ready. Daniels is engaged in a very public discussion about what to do but otherwise is holding back.

I burst out laughing reading this. The self-delusion is too rich.

rrpjr on February 28, 2011 at 8:14 PM

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