If you had to pick one of these Republicans to be President, who would you pick?

Karla - posted on 09/29/2011 ( 40 moms have responded )

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In alphabetical order, here are the Republican Presidential Candidates. If one will be our next President, which one do you want it to be?



Michele Bachmann

United States representative from Minnesota



Herman Cain

Former C.E.O. of Godfather's Pizza and radio talk show host



Newt Gingrich

Former House speaker, political consultant and author



Jon Huntsman

Former governor of Utah and former ambassador to China



Gary E. Johnson

Former governor of New Mexico



Ron Paul

United States representative from Texas



Rick Perry

Governor of Texas



Buddy Roemer

Former governor of Louisiana



Mitt Romney

Former governor of Massachusetts



Rick Santorum

Former United States senator from Pennsylvania




(My POV, if I had to choose one of these it would be Mitt Romney, because I do think he did some good things in Massachusetts.)



edit to add a link to the candidates which links to their profiles.

http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/primar...

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ME - posted on 11/04/2011

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that's ridiculous...I guess a Harvard educated lawyer and constitutional scholar know nothing about our government, and a state/national senator have no idea how to govern...clearly running an oil company into bankruptcy counted as experience tho...smh...

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 11/04/2011

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Jeanette, the people mentioned so far have been linked to the Tea Party. The debates so far have been candidates backed by the Tea Party. And I'm sorry, but booing someone because they're gay is absolutely crass and shows a lack of compassion. The candidates standing around doing nothing and saying nothing makes them just as guilty.

Ok so they are Republicans who all seem to believe that unless you can afford it you don't need health insurance and should keep your sexual orientation to yourself. Sorry still not a fan. The reason Obama is popular with Canadians is because they like how he is as a person and how he comes across. And after Bush shouldn't the US want their allies to like their president and not worry if he or she will want to invade their country next? 70% of Canadians didn't like Bush and didn't want to follow through with his plans. The country only really backed the US beause we're allies and Harper is good buddies with Bush. Obama is more respected and less full of bullshit (according to my Canadian husband) than most politicians.

If I had to choose a Republican I'd go with Santorum because he makes my stomach churn the least or Mitt Romney. I wouldn't go with Perry because I have a friend in Texas who has had to live in a State run by Perry and says she'd rather go with the move to inagurate my brother's dog. Her state is in chaos because of Perry.

All I can really say to recommend you is at least you're not telling me 'why should you worry about who the next president is because you don't live in America' Because I have had people tell me that. And that's stupid because even if I wasn't American I would be worried because who ever is the next president will be in charge of one of the most influencial countries in the world.

Leeann - posted on 10/12/2011

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If Obama doesn't run and I don't like the democratic candidates I would either vote for Romney I like him and don't think he's all that bad. I did like Perry until some reccent news reports. I also liked how Herman Cain was in the military (military brat myself :) ) and is a ceo of his own company. but then again so was Cheney and look how well that turned out. so I would Pick Romney, he has a kind face and every time I hear him speak I like him more. He seems more put together this time around.

Pamela - posted on 10/05/2011

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Mitt Romney. He seems a little more moderate - the rest are just batsh#$ crazy. But frankly, I'm voting Obama because he's a socialist, fascist, radical Muslim atheist, Kenyan, Indonesian, communist kind of guy.

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Jeannette - posted on 11/04/2011

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@Pamela, for the second video, my opinion is this: Megyn is correct, however, she is getting too technical. If the audience members booed the question, it was directed at the man asking because it is a representation of himself. So, for those "two" people, they were against the man's rights. I seriously could not tell how many people it was, but it does sound as if it is less than 5.

Jeannette - posted on 11/04/2011

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After watching the video, I'm not sure what people expected. These candidates were paying attention to the question being asked and I believe Santorum made a face. Now, I watched the debates in for the 2008 presidential run where people in the audience booed, and no one said anything to correct them. I think the candidates were focused on answers to the question. It is also worth noting that the "audience" didn't boo, but what sounded like a handful of people.
People have the right to their opinions. I despise the church that visits military funerals just to protest. However, their right to protest, even at such a low moment in a family's life, was secured by a recent ruling. Do I like it? Absolutely not. I would love to stand across from them and scream at them about how the God they believe in would never tolerate their hatred. However, that would only disrupt the services more, and wouldn't change their already narrow minds.

Pamela - posted on 11/04/2011

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Here is Megyn Kelly's response to the criticism of the booing:



You decide.

Pamela - posted on 11/04/2011

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Jeannette: Here is the link - I watched the debates while they were happening...

Jeannette - posted on 11/04/2011

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@Meggy, you are as long-winded as I am! lol! I am going to have to keep scrolling down to refer back to your post.
Okay, let's see...I think all of these candidates have been "linked" to the Tea Party via liberal media. Now, I want to be clear, I do not embrace or endorse all Tea Party ideas, nor do I reject all Tea Party ideas. They have brought up issues which I can agree with them on, just as they have said/done things I disagree with.
Now, I do not condone a PERSON being booed for their sexual orientation. Gay people should be afforded the right to marry however their state deems it legal. I do not believe a church should be forced to perform ceremonies or recognize ceremonies, but if we maintain a separation of church and state (as we should) then this should not become a civil rights problem, as they would have the right to live as I live.
As for your argument about candidates standing around whilst a person is getting "booed", I need to see the footage and the circumstances.
"They" do not all think alike. These candidates do not even like each other in some settings. A couple of them really look and act as if they are struggling to tolerate the other(s), which is what makes watching the debates interesting at times. I believe Romney has some sort of Romney Care, no? I will have to reread some of the others ideas on health care as that has not been a driving issue for myself.
As for Perry, I live in southeast TX. We are not in "chaos", but Perry most assuredly has made some poor decisions that were based solely on financial gains for himself. He has also decided to use funds that were allotted to pay for low income recipients' electric bills. He dropped 7% of the low income recipients so that he would have more money to shore up TX's financial success with. 7% may not seem large, but it went from 17% to 10%, and the fund was created just to help people pay their electric.
Perry is the governor who tried to make the HPV vaccine mandatory.
Perry is the governor who approved of the open access from Mexico to Canada with fewer regulations on trucks and their cargos travelling through our state.
Perry is the governor who rejected offers from friends to live in FREE housing while the mansion was repaired (it burned up), instead opting to stay in 11million dollar digs! Yeah, there is a list of why this country does not need Perry, but compared to other states, TX is hardly in chaos. We still have a strong technology production going in Austin, we have the ports along our coast for imports, we still have oil rigs, we have fantastic medical care - people travel from across the globe for our medical facilities. We have some of the best universities and colleges as well.
I know there are other states that have just as much bragging rights, but Perry isn't ours. :(

Jeannette - posted on 11/04/2011

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Not all Republicans are "Tea Party people", though thanks for the biased language - it reminds me we're not all that different. I mean all of us on the planet btw. At any rate, I can say I want frickin' Tony Blair for president because I liked him over there. That doesn't make sense because I do not know what his platform would be for the US - and it would be different if he is seeking election here. I agree that politicos shouldn't run/elected based on their religious choices, or lack thereof. I honestly do not care what they practice behind closed doors. Hell, they could ALL have been Muslim, Jewish or whatever behind closed doors and only presented what the majority wanted to see. People often say one thing but do yet another. I do not support morality laws and I am hoping for even more freedom than we are currently experiencing.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 11/04/2011

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So far all of the candidates have made me glad that Harper is PM even if Harper is probably one of the most disliked PMs Canada has ever had. I have never heard him say 'Freedom is risky' I'd also hope he wouldn't stand there silently while people in his party booed a gay soldier. WTF! Sorry, but the fact that he's a soldier automatically takes your right away to boo him for being gay. I don't like my ex, but I respect the fact that he's in the Army even if he is only doing it because he can't do much else.



There was a poll recently and most Canadians would rather have Obama for PM instead of Harper, that should tell you something about Obama, other countries like him. I don't believe that any of these hopefulls would have the same likeability factor that Obama has.



My DH is a Canadian citizen (I'm an American BTW) he says he likes Obama because he doesn't talk about religion and he can't picture any Canadian wanting one of these Tea Party people as PM.

Jeannette - posted on 11/04/2011

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Umm..no, it has been all of the interviews and debates I watched him SPEAK in before he became our President. I am still interested in what all he has on the table. If he gets reelected, I will not suffer, as I do not believe many of them will do what they say - including Obama. I like how he is starting to put interesting ideas and ending wars just before election year and when his approval ratings were plummeting. I will add, I appreciate that good things are happening, even if for personal gain on his part. Having watched the debates before he got elected, he clearly knew nothing about foreign affairs. He referred to foreign leaders as "folks" whose "people" his "people" would get in touch with. Do I think McCain would have been better for the country? Not really. We were headed for this downward spiral due to years of disinterest and inaction. Bubbles burst, markets dropped, dollar devalued, and so on. It is global though, not just here. I am interested in what he has to offer for his second term because I believe that is when he will try harder, as he will have nothing to lose.

Jeannette - posted on 11/04/2011

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I would vote for the only one on that list that doesn't act like a Republican, isn't remotely interested in Totalitarian rule, and appreciates Americans being afforded their freedoms.
Rick Perry - NEVEERRRRRRR!!!

Jeannette - posted on 11/04/2011

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@Karla, experience is obviously overrated...Obama got elected merely being celebrity.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 10/15/2011

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I need to ask my brother since Guy is his dog.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 10/15/2011

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I'll vote for Guy too. I feel like making a facebook page for him. I will warn everyone that J.J. only has 2 months experiance at life.

Pamela - posted on 10/15/2011

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Hmmm...that's pretty tough. Do we go with Snickers the food thief or JJ the little baby boo-boo:) I'm thinking JJ.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 10/15/2011

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Guy would jump over fences to keep running! You can't keep Guy fenced in. And I hear he's trying to choose a running mate. Snickers (Who has been accused of stealing food from peoples' mouths) or J.J. (Who still wears diapers)

Pamela - posted on 10/15/2011

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Oh I'm sure Guy LOVES to run. Just maybe not for the office of President. But we'd give him lots doggy treats and belly rubs if he did:)

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 10/14/2011

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Why does everyone keep forgetting that Obama wears mismatched socks and has downed dolphins? Because that is why I want to re-elect him!



You know if Guy doesn't want to run.

JL - posted on 10/14/2011

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Hahaha...Well he is the only one on the list who hasn't completely discredited science. However, I will be voting for Obama since he is a socialist, communist, Marxist, fascist...you know all those evil things that end in ist :)

Pamela - posted on 10/14/2011

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Vote for Guy! He's quite a guy! :) If he's kind to cats, then by golly he's all right by me!

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 10/14/2011

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His name is Guy, Guy Donnelly (My brother's vet addresses the check up reminders like that!) And he's for health care (He gets blocked anal glands that require vet care) and being kind to animals- even cats

Pamela - posted on 10/14/2011

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Well, people vote for Mickey Mouse all the time so I don't see why you couldn't vote for your brother's dog. What's his name? We'll make bumper stickers.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 10/14/2011

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I want to know if I can vote for my brother's dog instead of one of these guys. The dog is an American Pit Bull Terrier, emphasis on the AMERICAN.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 10/03/2011

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Karla I agree. I want to choose, smash my head into a brick wall instead :)

I'd choose either Romney or Santorum if I had to.

Karla - posted on 10/01/2011

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Oh my Jen, that's brutal! lol The fact is, one of these people could possibly be our next president; so I figured we might want to consider which would be the best choice.

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Oh gosh.

Can we have a choice of "Cut your Wrists instead" added?

I guess if I had no other choice, probably Romney.

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