Post # 1
Hey bees! Just wanted to open a thread to chat about different things with other conservatives. I figured I’d open it with 2 questions:
1. Who do you think will get the republican candidate nomination?
2. Who do you want to get the republican candidate nomination?
Post # 3
Mitt Romney. I’d actually be a bit scared for anyone else (besides maybe Huntsman who has no shot) to get it.
Is it to late for Christie to get the nomination ?? 😛
Post # 4
@hisgoosiegirl: I agree.
I think Mitt Romney will get it (he’s the only one whos been somewhat stable throughout).
I’m intrigued by Jon Huntsman. I think he’s going to be the next one to move up in the polls. I just don’t know enough about him yet.
Post # 5
@AnneTossy: He’s too liberal to get the Republican nod – considering it’s the more conservative people who tend to vote in primaries. I think he would do well in a general election. I like that he has really great foreign experience with China as well as being on Obama’s cabinet and leaving on good terms. We need a President willing and able to work with both sides right now.
I’m not old enough to remember too many elections, but I don’t quite remember it being the ‘flavor of the month’ that it is now. Very interesting to watch……unless you’re looking for a legit candidate to show up, lol!
Post # 6
I like Mitt Romney out of all the candidates, but like hisgoosiegirl, I would have loved to see Christie as the face of the Republican party!
Post # 7
I’m not a Republican, but I think John Huntsman would be a fantastic bi-partisan candidate. Heck, if the Republicans put him on the ballot (which they most likely won’t), I might even vote for him!
Realistically: Mitt Romney.
Post # 8
Probably Mitt Romney, altho i’m not estactic about any ONE of them. I think if we could smoosh them all together it would produce a wonderful candidate. I hope whoever gets the nomination puts Ron Paul in charge of the Federal Reserve.
Post # 9
I’m not republican or conservative, but I think Romney could really give Obama a run for his money AND I’d be ok with that.
ETA: I live in MA so that probably explains it 😛
Post # 10
I can’t wait to see who it is. This has been so drawn out – and we still have a year to go until the big elections.
Post # 11
@Future MrsB:what do you like/dislike about Romney, considering you’ve actually dealt with him as a leader? I feel like everything is so biased in the media that it’s hard to get a straight idea of what a candidate is like.
@HisIrishPrincess: Darling Husband thinks some of his ideas are a little crazy and I joked, well let’s put him and take the good ideas, his cabinent and Congress will weed out the crazy. (although Congress would probably just weed out everything
@LizLemon: I would vote for him too. I just think he has zilch chance of getting the nod, so I probably won’t vote for him whenever our primary rolls around. Although I don’t think WI is high on the list anyway, so it’ll probably be decided by then anyway.
Post # 12
@hisgoosiegirl: I feel like Romney will be more middle of the road than a lot of Republican candidates. I find the whole presidential election process so bizarre – primaries select candidates that are polarized, but presidential races are won by the moderates.
He has a financial background and helped get the MA budget back on track, but he also helped get universal healthcare for all MA residents. I think it’s important in this country to be realistic about spending, but to also realize we are one of the richest countries in the world and we have a responsibility to care for our citizens.
Obama doesn’t seem to be able to get much done. And whether that’s because of who he is as a leader, or because of the senate and house, I’m not sure. I’m very socially liberal, but I would be open to someone like Romney who may be able to get more bills passed, get our spending under control, and I don’t worry he’ll be trying to abolish gay marriage or pull funding for stem cell research, etc.
I just hope it’s not someone like Newt Gingrich.
Post # 13
@Future MrsB: I agree. I think someone more moderate is a better choice. That’s the only way we are going to get anything accomplished in the country. A president that’s too polarizing (one way or the other) isn’t going to appeal to the masses, plus, won’t be able to work well with both sides of Congress, which is really important.
To be honest, when I’m looking at the candidate that I’m going to vote for, I look to see who will work well on both sides, not just someone who perfectly aligns with my own personal views on various issues.
Post # 14
Right now, I like Romney the best–I’m just so happy Cain is out of the running.
Post # 15
It seems like the general consensus on this thread is that Romney will get the nomination (though it looks like its not a very diverse regional representation – but its good to know how other parts of the country are feeling too…), but I personally think Newt Gingrich is doing well and stands a good chance both to get the nomination and win the election. His stance on the energy policy is GREAT! (Its that we should do whatever we need to to get back to the point where we can fully support ourselves and have extra to be able to support our allies too. That way we can impose embargos on countries like Iran if we need to without making our allies feel like they’ll be left out to dry with no oil. And from what I took from it it seemed like oil was only part of his plan and he will still embrace and further renewable energy policies for the country as part of his energy policy as well.)
I had really liked Cain’s policies, but the media has trashed him so much/we’ve found so many skeletons in his closet now that I don’t think he has much of a chance.
Post # 16
Mitt Romney. Not happy about it because I think he is too moderate, but I can live it. I agree that he has been the most stable this go around but that is because he has been campaigning for the last four years…
Perry – I think he has some good ideas but he does not connect well with people/audience.
Cain – wish he could have kept his nose clean of controversy. I would have liked to see him as VP. His business experience impressed me, he gets results. His limited foreign policy is why I wouldn’t endorse him as president.
Bachmann- I like her, just not for president. I feel like she whines too much and has not offered anything new to the process. She keeps repeating her same bullet points and I’m tired of them.
Santorum – I respect him but he is too polarizing from a social standpoint. I agree on a lot of what he has to say about the family structure but I think he is way too forceful about them. He needs to move more center on that one.
Paul – I think he would be awesome as Chair of Fed Reserve. He scares me on his views on how we deal with foreign countries. I think he is a bit silly to think that if the USA just minded their business no one would bother us. I agree that many times we stick our noses in places it shouldn’t be but that’s not always the case. Plus, I seriously disagree with his stance on what caused 9/11.
Huntsmann, meh not conservative enough.
Gingirch – has a wealth of knowledge and would be a fantastic advisor. I just think his name has too much history linked to it for him to beat Obama.
Christie – I like him. I think he is way more moderate than we think but in a way that would swing independents our wya. I think he did the right thing by not running and finishing his business in Jersey.
The one person I want to see get tapped for the VP – Marco Rubio. I like him. He shows courage, leadership and can win!