Who Will Be the Republican Presidential Nominee?

I know we haven’t covered all the potential contenders in the Contender Series yet but I thought this would be a fun weekend thing to do. So who do you think will go up against President Obama in 2012? Jump in the comments and tell us why. I did leave a few people off the list who are actually running already but are not likely to be serious contenders. Feel free to add one if you disagree.


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Mr. Universe is a musician/songwriter and an ex-patriot of the south. He currently lives and teaches at a University in the Pacific Northwest. He is a long distance hiker who has hiked the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. He is also an author and woodworker. An outspoken political voice, he takes a decidedly liberal stance in politics.
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5 Responses to Who Will Be the Republican Presidential Nominee?

  1. JC2 says:

    Way to soon to make a prediction.

    Off topic- check put the Vermont movement to institute single payer health care… links on the FFF thread.

  2. mclever says:

    Of the candidates listed, Mitt Romney still seems the most likely. It’s too early to be certain, but each of the other candidates has such obvious flaws that it’s hard to pick any of them. Mitt Romney’s the only one on the list that I don’t feel it obviously WON’T be.

  3. Max aka Birdpilot says:

    mc got it right. They don’t know who they do want,
    but they do know who they don’t want.

  4. shortchain says:

    The dance leading up to the Republican nomination this next year is going to be a chancy one. The successful nominee will not be known to the populace as a whole as an ideologically pure conservative, yet will have a record which, from the conservative side, will be ideologically defensible. So he (and it will be a he, folks, let’s not kid ourselves that the GOP is going to nominate a woman to the top spot) will have to send out conflicting messages while not actually doing anything which can shoot him in the foot with his base.

    That was the formula that got ol’ W the nomination, and following it was the only thing that kept the 2008 election from being even worse than it was.

    This rules out Mitt. Sorry, folks, but there just is no way for him to paper over his record at this late date.

    So look for someone who hasn’t jumped in yet (all those who have are just chum for the sharks at this point) who is sending out mixed signals, such as talking about being open to less-than-utterly-ideologically-pure conservative ideas, yet, at the same time, carefully adhering to strict conservative ideology in action.

  5. Gator says:

    SC

    That is actually pretty cogent and on target, IMO. Christie or someone like him would be my guess. They cannot think they can win with one of the crazies.

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