Mix-N-Match a GOP Presidential Ticket

Are you pleased at the sight of Sarah Palin edging towards the ring, hat in hand? No? Then who would you prefer?
Choose from the fairly comprehensive list of candidates offered at the Values Voter Summit straw poll this weekend

Michele Bachmann | Jan Brewer | Chris Christie | Mitch Daniels | Jim DeMint | Newt Gingrich | Mike Huckabee | Bobby Jindal | Bob McDonnell | Sarah Palin | Ron Paul | Tim Pawlenty | Mike Pence | Marco Rubio | Mitt Romney | Paul Ryan | Rick Santorum

or toss in a wild card.
I’m still mulling over the best person for the top of the ticket. The exceedingly frank and unabashed style of Governor Chris Christie, however, strikes me as an excellent fit for VP.

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Swazool
Swazool
11 years ago

I am praying for a Palin or Bachmann ticket.
Either way, SNL should have fun with it.

Patrick
Patrick
11 years ago

Romney sure has the presidential “look”. Not sure about the substance. And last time the “Mormon” thing didn’t go over well, but that’s better than a Muslim, I guess. Yes, I know Obama’s not a Muslim, but many think he is, just like many think being a Mormon is a bad thing.
Before I even read the list, I thought of Chris Christie. Why not? It sounds like he has many true conservative views and has action to back it up. Get him a California VP and he could possibly wrap up NYC and LA, two of the biggest voting markets in the country. Or go with Huckabee, the midwesterner to offset Obama.
But Palin? Definitely not. She’s only made herself into a caricature of a politician. Not someone that enough people will think is serious enough to be not only the President of the US but the first female President.
Hopefully John McCain doesn’t think he has one more rodeo in him.

MadMom
MadMom
11 years ago

Palin no way. Let’s just invite Obama back into the White House
I like Demint and Christie. Don’t care who’s on top.

joe bernstein
joe bernstein
11 years ago

Christie seems like an intelligent man who can take on liberals without resorting to weirdness.
He also has backbone.Sorely lacking today.
Bachmann sometimes sounds like she’s hallucinating.

brassband
brassband
11 years ago

Although I have a hard time seeing Gov. Palin as competitive with the President in a general election, Rasmussen has an interesting poll out today.
Likely Voters (!) compare their own views to those of Gov. Palin and Pres. Obama.
52% said Gov. Palin’s views were closer to their own than Pres. Obama.
40% said the President’s were closer to their views than Palin’s.
Among independents, 59% said Palin’s views were closer to theirs than Obama’s.
Still, Gov. Palin has high negatives; 48% view her favorably, 49% unfavorably.
Here’s the link.
h/t PowerLine.

Sammy
Sammy
11 years ago

Newt Gingrich..
Dead-beat Dad, Serial Adulterer, disgraced former Speaker of the House, and draft-dodging,chicken-hawk coward should do well with the Family Values Folks, they will forget that when a Congressional staffer started providing him with oral sex, her pay more then doubled overnight ! ! (the taxpayers paid for Newt’s sex)

Warrington Faust
Warrington Faust
11 years ago

Acknowledging all tht Sammy has to say, I would favor Newt. He has the fire and the ideas. Probably not electable, I fear the same about Palin.
I will have to thunk about this some more.

joe bernstein
joe bernstein
10 years ago

Tom Coburn,a very conversative Senator,has said he’d never vote for Gingrich due to the abominable personal behavior displayed over a period of years.I don’t want to vote for a man who acts like a lowlife scumbag-it says a lot about him.Smart isn’t enough.
Do you think Hitler,Stalin,Musssolini,or Castro were stupid people?
I’d sure vote for Coburn,but he wouldn’t run anyway.

Patrick
Patrick
10 years ago

“her pay more then doubled overnight ! !”
Looks like Sammy was drinking and commenting last night. That’s not even intelligible.

chuckR
chuckR
10 years ago

I’d like to see how Tim Pawlenty and Paul Ryan handle themselves under public scrutiny and the inevitable MSM attacks.
While Chris Christie would be very entertaining as VP, he has serious work to do in NJ.

rhody
rhody
10 years ago

They eat their own.
The first time Christie takes a stand not in line with the Tea Party, they’ll trash him as just another Whitman, another northeastern Rockefeller Republican. He was smart enough not to have Palin come into Jersey during his campaign, and he did pretty well without her.

Warrington Faust
Warrington Faust
10 years ago

Rhody writes:
“The first time Christie takes a stand not in line with the Tea Party, they’ll trash him as just another Whitman, another northeastern Rockefeller Republican.”
Well, that is what the Tea Party is about isn’t it. They are not voting for “Rockefeller Republicans”.
“Rockefeller Republicans”, that is a term I haven’t heard in a while, I think it means RINO. Near Boston there is currently a fad for calling yourself a “Cambridge Republican”.
Joe makes a good point about Newt. Supporting him is very ideological. Sort of like supporting Clinton through the Lewinsky affair “His good outweighs the bad”.

Patrick
Patrick
10 years ago

“He was smart enough not to have Palin come into Jersey during his campaign, and he did pretty well without her.”
I’m constantly amazed when candidates use Palin. When I heard that O’Donnell was using a Palin robo-call, my first though was, “that’s going to help?!?”. I guess it doesn’t hurt.
I can honestly say that if I was on the fence about a race and I got a robo-call from Sarah Palin, it sure wouldn’t sway me one way or the other. Then again, I really can’t think of anyone that can sway me with a simple “Please vote for X”.

BobN
BobN
10 years ago

Interesting that Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi was not on the list. He has a solid track record of good management of the state. Notice that there was no whining about Federal aid after Katrina or BP from Mississippi. They just deal with reality and do what has to be done.
Gingrich has proven himself as not a genuine Reaganite conservative – in fact, he is as cynical and power-hungry as any Democrat.
Nor is Romney, for all his business success, a principled conservative. His preview of Obamacare is already proving to be the greatest disaster that hit Massachusetts. He tries to sound intelligent, but without a genuine political moral compass ties himself up in knots of contradictions.

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