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  • Newt Gingrich

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  • Rudolph Giuliani

    5 20.83%
  • Mike Huckabee

    2 8.33%
  • John McCain

    15 62.50%
  • Mit Romney

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  • Sam Brownback

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  • Someone else ? (Condi perhaps :-) )

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    Republican Candidate for 2008 US Presidential Election ?

    As with the other one, who do you think will get the nod ?
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    It's wide open at this point. McCain is hated by the religious right, so he has to either move himself more to the right, or something else has to happen for him to get the nod.
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    Yeah I'd have to say it's wide open and too early to tell right now. The front-runners right now have to be McCain and Giuliani. Neither are social conservatives and have to win over the religious right.

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    Condi would be an interesting move on the Republican's part. Can't see it happening though, tbh.
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    Whoever it is will have to be evil. Pretty much a pre-requisite for being a Republican.

    BTW, That was a joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dasa View Post
    Whoever it is will have to be evil. Pretty much a pre-requisite for being a Republican.

    BTW, That was a joke.

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    I think, in current times, you could get re-elected at 70, but it will be very tough to get elected.
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    McCain's age will be a negative factor, but he did afterall decide to run, so I think he's in with a reasonable shot as he's very popular with most of the more moderate Republicans. He's certainly one of the least objectionable people in the party as well, and would do well with middle of the road voters. Reagan wasn't exactly young when he was elected in 1980, so it definitely can be done.

    I hope it's not Giuliani, he's a slimy prick. McCain would be good in every respect except that he's reasonably likely to win.

    Gingrich is obviously the comedy candidate. The guy is a dead-set lunatic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dasa View Post
    Whoever it is will have to be evil. Pretty much a pre-requisite for being a Republican.

    BTW, That was a joke.
    Hahaha.

    It'll have to be McCain. Although a Giuliani Vs Clinton election would be 'fun', especially in New York.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pasag View Post
    Hahaha.

    It'll have to be McCain. Although a Giuliani Vs Clinton election would be 'fun', especially in New York.
    But the way Giuliani shone after 9/11 it would pretty much favour him?
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    Clinton is also quite popular in NY though. And NY is also traditionally a blue state, so it's not so clear cut.

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    I'm far from convinced that Giuliani will run, and I'm not that confident that McCain will get through the primaries, either. It's always a bit weird trying to predict this early, as there's so often the potential for somebody to slide into dramatic contention from left field. As a result you get weird recognition advantages compared to those who are a little newer on the scene, till everybody's gotten familiar with the actual main contenders.

    I'm still thinking at this stage that Huckabee is a fairly strong candidate, out of those names - he might pull off the delicate balancing act needed to keep the Christian Right on board but not alienate all the not-so-religious small govt conservatives (those that Bush hasn't sent running for the hills already). Gingrich would probably lose to Clinton, I don't know that much about Romney and Brownback is a dangerous lunatic (and even better, he looks like one) whose already ploughed through three religions and who would have us lamenting the good ol' Bush days, if we had time before he brought about the Apocalypse. I don't think most of America would contemplate voting for him though, once they got wind of him, thank god.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    But the way Giuliani shone after 9/11 it would pretty much favour him?
    What did Giuliani honestly do ? Make some airy fairy speeches and that got him on the Time Magazine newscover ?

    Before 9/11 he was being cursed throughout NYC and all of a sudden he became a celebrity.

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    I too can see the Guilianis and McCains getting knocked out by the primaries. They have two many negatives to be viable Republican nominees although ironically those very percieved negatives would serve them well with independents in the general (if that makes any sense).
    I think the religious right is pretty pissed at the current administration at this point and going to try and get their candidate for '08 which should make the Dems job a lot easier.
    I can't see how he can run (and he says he's not going to) but stranger things would have happened in American politics than Jeb Bush being the candidate...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salamuddin View Post
    Before 9/11 he was being cursed throughout NYC and all of a sudden he became a celebrity.
    You sure about that? My memory of pre-911 is that he was always much loved in NY, particularly with the perception that he cleaned up crime. I might be wrong though, but that’s how I always remembered the situation.

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