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Tuesday, October 11, 2005

GOP Dream Team

John McCain and Rudy Giuliani are the early front-runners for the GOP nomination for president, with McCain being the most likely victor. At this point the most likely move for McCain is to name Giuliani as his VP. This is an unbeatable Republican team for President. Nothing the Democrats have could even com close to competing. I predict no les than 55% of the vote going GOP with victory in 40 states with this team.

While this is good news for Republicans who simply want to retain power in Washington it is bad news for conservatives. Both of these men, while strong leaders and fine men, are social liberals and would support liberal social policies as well as being likely to appoint liberal judges to the courts, or at best, people they believe will their definition of “fair”, which means a whole lot of Sandra Day O’Connor clones. This would be a tragedy for all Americans. The courts must be reformed to be dominated by true conservative constructionist judges.

A better and almost as electable GOP team would be any combination of Condoleezza Rice, Mitt Romney, and Newt Gingrich. The least electable combination of these in the general election is either one with Gingrich as President rather than Vice-President due to his leadership in the impeachment of Bill Clinton, but even he could pull off a victory with strong effort and good voter turnout. The most electable combination is Mitt Romney with Condi as his running mate. Romney has great appeal among both conservatives and liberals while remaining a staunch conservative. He is extremely charismatic, and was even able to give Ted Kennedy the closest race of his life in a prior Senate election. This team would do almost as well in the general election as a McCain/Giuliani ticket.

Any of these three people are conservative candidates who will protect and promote the values we all hold so dear. Truthfully, I don’t expect Rice to run for President, but a smart GOP nominee will name this woman as his running mate. Not only will she bring in votes, she will prove to be a most capable Vice-President, and eventually an excellent President.


  • My New York prediction (although its still to early to call anything(:

    Jeb Bush, Prez, Condi for VP.
    8 Years later, Condi for Prez.

    Could be a Condi/Jeb vs. Hilly/McCain (a RINO). Would not surprize me knowing how screwy the Left is running the scared Dem party these days.

    Nobody knows Romney except in Romney country, so it won't be him.

    As for Newt, a good guy but continually tainted by the press. Not electable.

    A Rudy/Condi combo could work, a recent poll here in NY put Rudy winning over Hillary 2-1,(in a state where Dems outnumber Repubs 5-3) but Rudy is basically Hillary in a jockstrap as far as social issues are concerned.

    He may have performed well at 911, but that's long forgotton in the rest of the country. However, those of us who were there (my son Adam, LT in the NYARNG) will never forget.

    If Rudy were to get the nod, I'd have to hold my nose and vote for him.

    McCain't just -- well -- 'caint.
    Like Kerry, a loser is a loser. Another RINO, IMHO. He'll not survive any primary, just as he has not in the past. People just don't vote for losers in primaries.

    It's still 3 years out -- remember,
    on the eve of the last election, the much-touted Zogby poll -- was completely wrong. As were the phony
    "exit" polls foisted Ala Dan Rather while the polls were still open.

    Were they nominated, I'd vote for a Condi/Keyes lineup.

    How about that from a Caucasian????

    Ps: Were you ever at Ft. Lewis or Jackson?
    Phantom_D USN, (ret)

    By Blogger meesterjoneser, at 6:09 PM  

  • I like Condi and Newt! :)

    By Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy, at 6:13 PM  

  • Phanto, you do make some excellent points, but you missed something. I am in Alaska and have not lived in New England since I was a young child. Mitt Romney may be relative little known right now, but he does have a national reputation e could run on to his advantage, as well as being the biggest possible money raiser amond all possible presidential candidates of any party. Also, Bill Clinton was a complete unknown before he ran for president. Also, in presidential races governors almost always trump senators. Also, Jeb Bush doesn't stand a chance this time around because the country will hae had enough of of having a Bush in office for at least a few years. Also, I doubt McCain would ever want to play second fiddle to anyone, much less a nationally hated figure like Hillary Clinton. After all, he turned down John Kerry, and that would have given the chance to go after his nemesis - George Bush.
    Finally, it is unlikely that eithe Guiliani or McCain will survive the Republican primary. But if Either one of them did get the nomination then putting the two of them together would be an unstoppable team.

    By Blogger Daniel Levesque, at 7:08 PM  

  • To answer Phantom's question about my past duty assignments: I have been stationed in Fort Carson Colorado, Yongsan Garrisson Korea, Fort Riley Kansas, and am currently in Fort Richardson Alaska where I hope to stay for a long time.

    By Blogger Daniel Levesque, at 7:11 PM  

  • Newt is unelectable, in my estimation. So, I'd be glad for the Republicans to run him.

    And as a guy from the south, I'd have to say that I just don't think the Republicans would get fully behind Condi anywhere on the ticket.

    Maybe I'm wrong, but I think there's enough racism alive within segments of the Rep party that she'd have a hard time.

    On the other hand, I agree that your McCain/Giuliani team might be hard to beat. So, while they'd be the Republicans I'd prefer to see elected (if Reps had to be elected), I'd just as soon y'all NOT run them.

    Me, I'm pulling for a Barak/Kucinich team - not that the Dems would ever have enough spine to actually run some progressives.

    By Blogger Dan Trabue, at 5:29 AM  

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