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#1 Posted on 3.12.03 2239.15
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I know, I know, there's another election in the way first. Win or lose in 2004, however, the GOP still have to come up with someone new in 2008, and lord knows it won't be Dick Cheney. Anyone new on the horizon? Will they try their damndest to get Colin Powell to run?
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#2 Posted on 3.12.03 2348.37
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Haven't they been trying their damnedest for years to get Powell to run? If they don't, then it's an open field. They can try to get the 22nd Amendment repealed again, but I don't think it'll work.

EDIT: Bold prediction: Jeb Bush

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#3 Posted on 4.12.03 0003.06
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Powell wont even be around Bush's next term (if he is re-elected), so I sincerely doubt he will have anything to do with whoever they want to run in 2008. Rumor has it that Cheney wont be the VP nominee next fall, as they want to groom somebody for the 2008 election. There's plenty of governors to choose from, so I imagine it will be one of them. That's a vague enough response to possibly be correct.
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#4 Posted on 4.12.03 0330.54
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That rumor of powell leaving second term was called a lie by Powell himself.

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#5 Posted on 4.12.03 0330.54
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#6 Posted on 4.12.03 0413.31
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Hey everyone it's Steve! His first post! Steve from RSPW from the mid to later 90s.... Um... I'm reading the Scott vs. Chris thread... Anyhoo!

GOP 2008..

Yeah. I think Jeb is a possible one. I used to think C.Rice (the black woman in Bush's cabinet) might be a shot. If Iraq had turned out better for them. I could see the GOP wanting to have the first woman President. She has no chance now. What about Barber, the former GOP boss, now Govenor of one of the Southern States?

I'm just waiting for a "long lost" document to "found" which spells out. It would be okay for Arnold to run as VP. Would Guliani be too old to run by then? Or be considered old news by then.

I don't see Powell running. His international rep took a hit with the "transportable chemical labs". Plus, he served his country as Foreign Minister and his son has a swank job. He has nothing else to prove. If Iraq turns around, maybe Bremmer might try running? I'll pick Barber for the moment.
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#7 Posted on 4.12.03 0613.20
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Here is a partial list of people, four years ahead of time, that can be considfered legit candidates if it came out they were considering a run:

Governor Jeb Bush(FL)

Governor Bob Ehrlich(MD)

Governor Mitt Romney(MA)

Governor Bill Owens(CO)

Condi Rice(CA)

Dark Horses:
Senator Jim Talent(MO)
Rep. Chip Pickering(MS)
J.C. Watts(OK)
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#8 Posted on 4.12.03 0701.38
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How can Mitt Romney be a legit presidential candidate if his own state votes democrat every presidential election and he could barely beat Shannon O'Brien to be governor?
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#9 Posted on 4.12.03 0713.28
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I saw Grimis' list and have to agree with some of his choices. I think Romney is a good choice. He's conservative, but not incredibly so.

I think a couple darkhorses by that time might be Steve Largent of Oaklahoma and JC Watts of Oaklahoma. Our country is obsessed with sports and these two have the resume there plus conservative politics and experience.

Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota is an interesting dark horse, in my opinion. Norm Coleman and Pawlenty have forged an interesting conservative coalition in a traditionally liberal state.

another jock that I think has the inside track as the VP in 2008 is Gov. Judy Martz of Montana. The republicans know they have to get a woman in there and Martz is an olympian and a small business owner and is older (she must be 60ish, cause she was an olympian in the early 60s)and more acceptable to many voters.


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#10 Posted on 4.12.03 0723.38
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If G Dub wins in 2004(God help us), I see brother boy Jeb running for the American monarchy errr Presidency in 2008
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#11 Posted on 4.12.03 0844.19
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    Originally posted by Grimis
    Here is a partial list of people, four years ahead of time, that can be considfered legit candidates if it came out they were considering a run:

    Governor Jeb Bush(FL)

    Governor Bob Ehrlich(MD)

    Governor Mitt Romney(MA)

    Governor Bill Owens(CO)

    Condi Rice(CA)

    Dark Horses:
    Senator Jim Talent(MO)
    Rep. Chip Pickering(MS)
    J.C. Watts(OK)



I think Grimis is on the right track with his names. Except for Bush the Elder, the American public hasn't elected as "insider" since Johnson (not counting re-election). And Bush senior won because he ran against a very weak candidate. It seems that selecting a new VP simply to groom them for 2008 may be futile. Won't the candiates from both parties in 2008 be "outsiders" unless a Dem wins in 2004?
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#12 Posted on 4.12.03 0856.59
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    Originally posted by DrDirt
      Originally posted by Grimis
      Here is a partial list of people, four years ahead of time, that can be considfered legit candidates if it came out they were considering a run:

      Governor Jeb Bush(FL)

      Governor Bob Ehrlich(MD)

      Governor Mitt Romney(MA)

      Governor Bill Owens(CO)

      Condi Rice(CA)

      Dark Horses:
      Senator Jim Talent(MO)
      Rep. Chip Pickering(MS)
      J.C. Watts(OK)



    I think Grimis is on the right track with his names. Except for Bush the Elder, the American public hasn't elected as "insider" since Johnson (not counting re-election). And Bush senior won because he ran against a very weak candidate. It seems that selecting a new VP simply to groom them for 2008 may be futile. Won't the candiates from both parties in 2008 be "outsiders" unless a Dem wins in 2004?







To go further along these lines, no VP other than Bush I has been elected President (not counting those who rose to office through death) since Martin Van Buren in '36. 1836. That makes futile actually look like an improvement for the VP track record.
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#13 Posted on 4.12.03 0946.47
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    Originally posted by redsoxnation
    To go further along these lines, no VP other than Bush I has been elected President (not counting those who rose to office through death) since Martin Van Buren in '36. 1836. That makes futile actually look like an improvement for the VP track record.
Hence FDR's first veep, John Nance Garner, saying that "The vice presidency is not worth a bucket of warm spit."
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#14 Posted on 4.12.03 1237.04
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Doesn't this beg a larger questions for both parties. It seemed that in the past people were groomed or groomed themselves for this. Am I wrong or is there no grooming going on (both parties) to prepare their "best and brightest" and most appealing pols for the national stage?

Look at the Dem's in the race. The only one who looks like he was working for this seriously is Dean. The rest want it but seem to think you just do it instead of preparing for it over years and even decades.
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#15 Posted on 4.12.03 1253.54
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In order of likelieness.....

1)Jeb Bush. It's been said by people in the know (anonymous GOP sources) that '08 is his nomination to lose. How another Bush would look running remains to be seen, oligarchy isn't a state of governance I'm sure the American people would be quick to accept.

2)Rudy Guiliani. He's biding his time right now, doing the private-sector thing, making bucketloads of cash being a consultant and all.....watch for him to play it coy leading up to the race, then jump in head first just in time to compete in Iowa.

3)Bill Owens. Neoconservative governer of Colorado, already serving his second term, might just be looking for a bigger office come 2008.

4)George Pataki. Liberal Republican governor of NY, already onto his third (!) term in a liberal state, quite an accomplishment. Could he put those skills in attracting independent voters into the republican fold at a federal level in '08?

5)Mitt Romney. He's the John Edwards of 2008. Good looks, not much else.
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#16 Posted on 4.12.03 1300.21
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Jim Talent would be a horrible choice for the Republicans. There was some talk of him getting some position in the current administration, though, so maybe he's got more pull in the party than it seems, but he would be a horrible nominee. Have you ever seen a picture of him? He's a smary little worm of a guy, and I have a hard time seeing him as a serious candidate in the television age.
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#17 Posted on 4.12.03 1740.00
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Hasn't JC Watts retired from politics?
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#18 Posted on 4.12.03 1937.31
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    Originally posted by ShotGunShep
    Hasn't JC Watts retired from politics?
THey all say that...
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#19 Posted on 4.12.03 2245.20
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    Originally posted by gugs
    How can Mitt Romney be a legit presidential candidate if his own state votes democrat every presidential election and he could barely beat Shannon O'Brien to be governor?


Don't step on my boy Mitt. Read what you just wrote. The fact that Mitt beat Shannon O'Brien, here, in TAXACHUSETTS, is freakin' awesome. The fact that Question One (to ban the freakin' income tax!) lost by less than 10% is also freakin' awesome. There is hope yet.

Edit: Hey, Dirt. Eh? Only Dean has prepared himself? So Gephardt's turn as majority leader and repeated presidential runs pale in comparison to being... governor of Vermont?

(edited by PalpatineW on 4.12.03 2346)
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#20 Posted on 5.12.03 0141.59
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OK, granted, I keep meaning to finish What Color is a Conservative, but I have to ask...

Isn't Watts too religious for the Republican Party to run as a Presidential Candidate? Don't get me wrong, he sounds like an amazing guy - someone I would love to get to know - but I'm not sure I want him as President.
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