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  •  We Need Someone Who Can Step In And Run (1+ / 0-)
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    without having to introduce them to the entire country.   2013 will not be the time to play amateurs in the role of candidate.  If there is a chance for someone new they MUST establish a presence now.  They will be up against a Christie or a Bush.  The serious Republicans will not allow another replay of 2012.

    Newt 2012. Sociopath, adulterer, hypocrite, Republican.

    by tikkun on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 01:05:30 PM PST

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    •  That's fine with me. eom (1+ / 0-)
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      being mindful and keepin' it real

      by Raggedy Ann on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 01:16:58 PM PST

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    •  You mean 2016 rather than 2013? (2+ / 0-)
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      Larsstephens, tikkun

      "I'm totally pro-choice in the matter of abortion. But of course I'm also so radically pro-life that I think every person from birth onward must have full and affordable access to healthcare." - Gail Collins

      by gritsngumbo on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 02:27:52 PM PST

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    •  Disagree (4+ / 0-)
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      winsock, IM, Portlaw, DSPS owl

      People get "introduced" to the country all the time, especially in presidential campaigns with the vast amount of money and exposure they get. To insist on running the same ol' same ol' is a failure of vision and imagination. No, the GOP won't run Jeb Bush. He's out of politics, he polls worse than any other Republican, and the GOP still won't be able to admit his brother's existence. That he might be their candidate is a failure of vision on OUR part as well.

      The Republicans can't HELP another repay of 2012 unless they do some serious revamping of their party. And everything  happening now is showing that they CANNOT do that or they'd be doing it in the current "fiscal cliff" negotiations. They are internally stalemated. Yeah, that might change enough by 2015 to allow a Christie (assuming he has lost a ton of weight) to emerge (Jeb is a non-starter. Just stop it. It's over). But it's not likely.

      I don't consider the many candidates who have been floated to be "amateurs." They may be newcomers to national politics, but their name recognition will soar in the next few years.

      We absolutely need to get past our inability to envision a world beyond a Bush/Clinton matchup. Even in 2008, I knew people who liked Hillary but were very uneasy with the dynastic tilt that was going on.

      Jon Husted is a dick.

      by anastasia p on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 09:12:45 AM PST

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