Post # 17
As much as I want Christie to run, I respect that he’s staying and finishing his term in NJ and actually doing the job he was elected to do. One of my biggest gripes with Obama (I’m from IL) is that he got elected to as senator basically out of nowhere, and began campaigning for President immediately. When he was around for a vote, he abstained a large amount of the time. For as much as people trash Sarah Palin (who I would not vote for President, fyi), at least she had experience as a leader and got some things done (whether or not they were ‘good’ things).
I think that has been a huge hinderance to Obama – he never really had to work across party lines to get anything done and I think at times he seems a bit lost as to what to do or who should be in charge (debt crisis and subsequent failure of the super-committee)
Cain seemed very simplistic in some of his ideas – such as the tax code, but the business experience was good.
Gringrich as too much of a past for me. I really, really, dislike when it comes out that a politician was cheating or has past ethics issues. Republican, Democratic, or Independent. If you lie and cheat in one part of your life, I don’t know if you’re the best person to be running the country.
He has multiple divorces (one wife who had cancer at the time) carried on his own affair while trying to get Clinton impeached for the Lewinsky scandal – it’s just hypocrisy to me. If you can’t keep a marriage together (sorry, but after 3 divorces, you become the common denominator), have affairs during those marriages and have previously been investigated for ethics violations, you’re not getting my vote.
Although it does look like he got quite a bit done as Speaker. So incredibly long story short, I agree with you on him, lol – maybe an advisor but not the President.
Post # 18
I agree. It irks me when you see the clip of Obama saying he would fulfill his commit to the people of IL and then he started running for president. My biggest problem with him has always been that he lacks experience and it shows big time.
That’s why I can live with Romney. He at least has the experience and can get things done and work across lines.
I agree with everything else you said, especially about Gingrich. He needs to step back and play a Dick Morris or Karl Rove kind of position.
Post # 19
I can’t stand Mitt – he , like others mentioned is just too moderate, and I think would flip flop. Sadly popular consensus knows that he very well may be nominated.
If I had a choice, Id put Paul or Gingrich in.
Id like to see someone have to balls to do something radical but it never really happens. Its just part of politcs – no matter who is in office, nothing every really happens, just a lot of wishy washy stuff and fighting .
Post # 20
I could have written this! Great minds think alike!
Post # 21
I’m not crazy about any of the candidates, but Gingrich I think is the smartest and most qualified for the job.
I love Donald Trump and while I’m iffy about the idea of him being president, I would be happy if he got some kind of high up official government job.
Post # 22
Thought I would bump this thread, seeing a lot has happened in the past month. I’d like to see everyones answers again, knowing what we know now.
1. Who do you think will get the republican candidate nomination?
Unfortunately, I still think Mitt Romney will get the nomination.
2. Who do you want to get the republican candidate nomination?
I’m iffy on Gingrich because of his dirty laundry (infedility) but I like some of his ideas. I like Santorum, but I’m not sure if he’s a little TOO conservative.