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Ugot2shakesumt
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Is Mitt Romney setting himself for 2020 run in case Trump is impeached?

He's been the only Republican with the balls to dare criticize Trump. If Trump is impeached, I doubt people on both sides would be cool with Pence running in 2020

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Reply #1 posted 10/22/19 7:28am

Musicslave

Ugot2shakesumthin said:

He's been the only Republican with the balls to dare criticize Trump. If Trump is impeached, I doubt people on both sides would be cool with Pence running in 2020

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I wouldn't be surprised. Him and John Kasich probably still have that bug. I don't think it's a coincidence that he is releasing a new book now. John Kasich that is. And don't sleep on trump's former UN Ambassador, Gov. Nimrata Hailey.

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Oh... Don't sleep on Pence either. The religious right will never leave him. He's one of their own. In fact, he was always their insurance policy anyway. That's part of the reason why so many of them backed trump.

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trump will no doubt throw Pence under the bus and runover him again if he's impeached. He will try to make his name mud by exposing whatever dirt he had him do.

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Reply #2 posted 10/23/19 8:51am

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I haven't heard much about this in the media, but the GOP really NEEDS a quick resolution to the impeachment of unrepentant serial adulterer Donald J. Trump. As you may recall, South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona and Kansas have/are about to cancel their GOP presidential primaries.

Of course, that information was as of 9/9/19 and things have changed quite a lot since then. But still...

...if/when unrepentant serial adulterer Donald J. Trump is convicted in the Senate, the GOP is going to need a new nominee. As Vice President, Mike Pence can't technically run for re-election, so I don't think there's any way to annoint him as the GOP presidential nominee. I guess if unrepentant serial adulterer Donald J. Trump is removed from office and Pence becomes president, then he could be annointed without all the primaries. But would the GOP really want a nominee with Trump Stain on him?

I think Mitt Romney is being very smart in this. He's set himself up as the noble opponent and if this impeachment process works out like I think it will, he will be the leader of the GOP senators who vote to convict unrepentant serial adulterer Donald J. Trump. That will make him the face of the party and a big favorite should he decide to run again for the GOP nomination.

Who else might throw their hat ring should unrepentant serial adulterer Donald J. Trump is removed from office? A potential GOP 2020 field could look like this:

* William Weld
* Joe Walsh
* Mark Sanford
* Mitt Romney
* Paul Ryan
* Sarah Palin (a joke to be sure, but she'd see it as a profile-raising opportunity)
* Ben Sasse
* Marco Rubio
* Mike Pence

Who else do you think would enter the race if unrepentant serial adulterer Donald J. Trump is removed from office?




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[Edited 10/23/19 8:52am]

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Reply #3 posted 10/23/19 9:49am

Musicslave

RodeoSchro said:

I haven't heard much about this in the media, but the GOP really NEEDS a quick resolution to the impeachment of unrepentant serial adulterer Donald J. Trump. As you may recall, South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona and Kansas have/are about to cancel their GOP presidential primaries.

Of course, that information was as of 9/9/19 and things have changed quite a lot since then. But still...

...if/when unrepentant serial adulterer Donald J. Trump is convicted in the Senate, the GOP is going to need a new nominee. As Vice President, Mike Pence can't technically run for re-election, so I don't think there's any way to annoint him as the GOP presidential nominee. I guess if unrepentant serial adulterer Donald J. Trump is removed from office and Pence becomes president, then he could be annointed without all the primaries. But would the GOP really want a nominee with Trump Stain on him?

I think Mitt Romney is being very smart in this. He's set himself up as the noble opponent and if this impeachment process works out like I think it will, he will be the leader of the GOP senators who vote to convict unrepentant serial adulterer Donald J. Trump. That will make him the face of the party and a big favorite should he decide to run again for the GOP nomination.

Who else might throw their hat ring should unrepentant serial adulterer Donald J. Trump is removed from office? A potential GOP 2020 field could look like this:

* William Weld
* Joe Walsh
* Mark Sanford
* Mitt Romney
* Paul Ryan
* Sarah Palin (a joke to be sure, but she'd see it as a profile-raising opportunity)
* Ben Sasse
* Marco Rubio
* Mike Pence

Who else do you think would enter the race if unrepentant serial adulterer Donald J. Trump is removed from office?




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[Edited 10/23/19 8:52am]

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I mentioned John Kasich and Nikki Hailey in my post yesterday. Paul Ryan should hang it up. Most people will remember him for being feckless during his time as Speaker. He let trump run amok. Sarah? Not even worth typing out a comment. lol

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Ben Sasse could have a shot. Lil Marco like Paul Ryan can't decide where his balls are. And Mike Pence's gamble is paying off (for now). Any stains endured from trump presidency will all be forgiven for a chance for their republican base to have "one of their own" in the Oval. trump has been a puppet for the religious right. He's only done what they've told him to do. Pence wouldn't need "sprititual advisors" telling him what's appealing to their base. He is their base.

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That's enough for now.

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Reply #4 posted 10/23/19 9:59am

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Musicslave said:

RodeoSchro said:

I haven't heard much about this in the media, but the GOP really NEEDS a quick resolution to the impeachment of unrepentant serial adulterer Donald J. Trump. As you may recall, South Carolina, Nevada, Arizona and Kansas have/are about to cancel their GOP presidential primaries.

Of course, that information was as of 9/9/19 and things have changed quite a lot since then. But still...

...if/when unrepentant serial adulterer Donald J. Trump is convicted in the Senate, the GOP is going to need a new nominee. As Vice President, Mike Pence can't technically run for re-election, so I don't think there's any way to annoint him as the GOP presidential nominee. I guess if unrepentant serial adulterer Donald J. Trump is removed from office and Pence becomes president, then he could be annointed without all the primaries. But would the GOP really want a nominee with Trump Stain on him?

I think Mitt Romney is being very smart in this. He's set himself up as the noble opponent and if this impeachment process works out like I think it will, he will be the leader of the GOP senators who vote to convict unrepentant serial adulterer Donald J. Trump. That will make him the face of the party and a big favorite should he decide to run again for the GOP nomination.

Who else might throw their hat ring should unrepentant serial adulterer Donald J. Trump is removed from office? A potential GOP 2020 field could look like this:

* William Weld
* Joe Walsh
* Mark Sanford
* Mitt Romney
* Paul Ryan
* Sarah Palin (a joke to be sure, but she'd see it as a profile-raising opportunity)
* Ben Sasse
* Marco Rubio
* Mike Pence

Who else do you think would enter the race if unrepentant serial adulterer Donald J. Trump is removed from office?




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[Edited 10/23/19 8:52am]

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I mentioned John Kasich and Nikki Hailey in my post yesterday. Paul Ryan should hang it up. Most people will remember him for being feckless during his time as Speaker. He let trump run amok. Sarah? Not even worth typing out a comment. lol

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Ben Sasse could have a shot. Lil Marco like Paul Ryan can't decide where his balls are. And Mike Pence's gamble is paying off (for now). Any stains endured from trump presidency will all be forgiven for a chance for their republican base to have "one of their own" in the Oval. trump has been a puppet for the religious right. He's only done what they've told him to do. Pence wouldn't need "sprititual advisors" telling him what's appealing to their base. He is their base.

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That's enough for now.



Yeah, Kasich and Haley are good calls.

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Reply #5 posted 10/23/19 10:25am

Musicslave

RodeoSchro said:

Musicslave said:

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I mentioned John Kasich and Nikki Hailey in my post yesterday. Paul Ryan should hang it up. Most people will remember him for being feckless during his time as Speaker. He let trump run amok. Sarah? Not even worth typing out a comment. lol

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Ben Sasse could have a shot. Lil Marco like Paul Ryan can't decide where his balls are. And Mike Pence's gamble is paying off (for now). Any stains endured from trump presidency will all be forgiven for a chance for their republican base to have "one of their own" in the Oval. trump has been a puppet for the religious right. He's only done what they've told him to do. Pence wouldn't need "sprititual advisors" telling him what's appealing to their base. He is their base.

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That's enough for now.



Yeah, Kasich and Haley are good calls.

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Kasich is out promoting a book. Timing is not coincidental. I think Haley could win if she got in.

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Reply #6 posted 10/23/19 11:46am

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Musicslave said:

RodeoSchro said:



Yeah, Kasich and Haley are good calls.

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Kasich is out promoting a book. Timing is not coincidental. I think Haley could win if she got in.


Yes on Haley, she is a strong choice.

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Reply #7 posted 10/23/19 12:23pm

Musicslave

DiminutiveRocker said:

Musicslave said:

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Kasich is out promoting a book. Timing is not coincidental. I think Haley could win if she got in.


Yes on Haley, she is a strong choice.

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She's one of the few people that served his administration and came out pretty much unscathed (as far as I can remember).

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Musicslave said:

DiminutiveRocker said:


Yes on Haley, she is a strong choice.

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She's one of the few people that served his administration and came out pretty much unscathed (as far as I can remember).


Yes, and she left on the "good side" of Trump although I heard she did not alwasy agree with him. She was smart to get out while she did and avoid getting caught up in something like the Urkraine mess.



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Reply #9 posted 10/24/19 10:14am

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Musicslave said:

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She's one of the few people that served his administration and came out pretty much unscathed (as far as I can remember).


Yes, and she left on the "good side" of Trump although I heard she did not alwasy agree with him. She was smart to get out while she did and avoid getting caught up in something like the Urkraine mess.


I could see a Ryan/Haley ticket. They would appeal to the younger set, unlike Romney. Ryan is former speaker of the house with beaucoup connections. He moved his family to Wash DC from Wisconsin in August. I doubt he did that w/o running numbers and $$ support. He's popping up here and there in the media. He was Mehgan McCain's "crush" on the View yesterday for her b'day. They ran a video of him gushing over her. He has that "star" power with his weight lifting and all the hype.

His agenda is super dangerous. He pushed the tax "cut" through and will kill Medicaid and Medicare. He already admitted that was why Repubs put us a trillion in the hole for the 1% - so they can cut social programs to "make up for it". And after Trump, we're going to be broke, no doubt about it.

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Reply #10 posted 10/24/19 1:13pm

Musicslave

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DiminutiveRocker said:


Yes, and she left on the "good side" of Trump although I heard she did not alwasy agree with him. She was smart to get out while she did and avoid getting caught up in something like the Urkraine mess.


I could see a Ryan/Haley ticket. They would appeal to the younger set, unlike Romney. Ryan is former speaker of the house with beaucoup connections. He moved his family to Wash DC from Wisconsin in August. I doubt he did that w/o running numbers and $$ support. He's popping up here and there in the media. He was Mehgan McCain's "crush" on the View yesterday for her b'day. They ran a video of him gushing over her. He has that "star" power with his weight lifting and all the hype.

His agenda is super dangerous. He pushed the tax "cut" through and will kill Medicaid and Medicare. He already admitted that was why Repubs put us a trillion in the hole for the 1% - so they can cut social programs to "make up for it". And after Trump, we're going to be broke, no doubt about it.

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I respectively disagree, Poppys. Ryan has painted himself in a corner within his own party. The establishment won't bite because he didn't do enough while Speaker to be a check on trump earlier in his term. The MAGA people won't like him because he didn't do enough to support their god and his agenda. These folks aren't rational.

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Nikki would be better off heading her own ticket. Ryan could be setting himself up for a Senate run though. I can see that, considering all the personal moves he's been making. But as far as a Presidential run, I see him as an easy target.

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Musicslave said:



poppys said:




DiminutiveRocker said:




Yes, and she left on the "good side" of Trump although I heard she did not alwasy agree with him. She was smart to get out while she did and avoid getting caught up in something like the Urkraine mess.




I could see a Ryan/Haley ticket. They would appeal to the younger set, unlike Romney. Ryan is former speaker of the house with beaucoup connections. He moved his family to Wash DC from Wisconsin in August. I doubt he did that w/o running numbers and $$ support. He's popping up here and there in the media. He was Mehgan McCain's "crush" on the View yesterday for her b'day. They ran a video of him gushing over her. He has that "star" power with his weight lifting and all the hype.

His agenda is super dangerous. He pushed the tax "cut" through and will kill Medicaid and Medicare. He already admitted that was why Repubs put us a trillion in the hole for the 1% - so they can cut social programs to "make up for it". And after Trump, we're going to be broke, no doubt about it.



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I respectively disagree, Poppys. Ryan has painted himself in a corner within his own party. The establishment won't bite because he didn't do enough while Speaker to be a check on trump earlier in his term. The MAGA people won't like him because he didn't do enough to support their god and his agenda. These folks aren't rational.


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Nikki would be better off heading her own ticket. Ryan could be setting himself up for a Senate run though. I can see that, considering all the personal moves he's been making. But as far as a Presidential run, I see him as an easy target.


I hope Ryan doesn’t run. He’s just a trump clone like Pence. Also hope Rubio doesn’t run either. He is too much of a trump ass kisser.
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Reply #12 posted 10/24/19 3:47pm

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2elijah said:

Musicslave said:

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I respectively disagree, Poppys. Ryan has painted himself in a corner within his own party. The establishment won't bite because he didn't do enough while Speaker to be a check on trump earlier in his term. The MAGA people won't like him because he didn't do enough to support their god and his agenda. These folks aren't rational.

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Nikki would be better off heading her own ticket. Ryan could be setting himself up for a Senate run though. I can see that, considering all the personal moves he's been making. But as far as a Presidential run, I see him as an easy target.


I hope Ryan doesn’t run. He’s just a trump clone like Pence. Also hope Rubio doesn’t run either. He is too much of a trump ass kisser.


I don't see the establishment punishing anyone because of Trump. They got so much more with him than they ever dreamed, a Trump-lite candidate wouldn't bother them. They are not going to change their spots. Pence might carry the stain, depending, all of this is hypothetical speculation. If Ryan was running for Senate he would have stayed in Wisconsin. It was already floated that he would run for Pres when he quit being Speaker - after he secured the tax cuts for the 1%.

I see Haley as another Bobby Jindal. Super conservative southerner willing to do whatever the party wants. Repubs are not going to nominate a woman for the top of the ticket - at least not in my lifetime. Then again, I'm not a fan of anyone mentioned in the thread, nor would I vote for them.

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Reply #13 posted 10/25/19 6:24am

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poppys said:

2elijah said:

Musicslave said:
I hope Ryan doesn’t run. He’s just a trump clone like Pence. Also hope Rubio doesn’t run either. He is too much of a trump ass kisser.


I don't see the establishment punishing anyone because of Trump. They got so much more with him than they ever dreamed, a Trump-lite candidate wouldn't bother them. They are not going to change their spots. Pence might carry the stain, depending, all of this is hypothetical speculation. If Ryan was running for Senate he would have stayed in Wisconsin. It was already floated that he would run for Pres when he quit being Speaker - after he secured the tax cuts for the 1%.

I see Haley as another Bobby Jindal. Super conservative southerner willing to do whatever the party wants. Repubs are not going to nominate a woman for the top of the ticket - at least not in my lifetime. Then again, I'm not a fan of anyone mentioned in the thread, nor would I vote for them.

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All good points Poppys. Well said.

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poppys said:


I don't see the establishment punishing anyone because of Trump. They got so much more with him than they ever dreamed, a Trump-lite candidate wouldn't bother them. They are not going to change their spots. Pence might carry the stain, depending, all of this is hypothetical speculation. If Ryan was running for Senate he would have stayed in Wisconsin. It was already floated that he would run for Pres when he quit being Speaker - after he secured the tax cuts for the 1%.

I see Haley as another Bobby Jindal. Super conservative southerner willing to do whatever the party wants. Repubs are not going to nominate a woman for the top of the ticket - at least not in my lifetime. Then again, I'm not a fan of anyone mentioned in the thread, nor would I vote for them.

All good points Poppys. Well said.


Thanks, Musicslave. I'm old, especially by today's standards, hope to get some things right. I want to like Haley, but she's in a really tough position. Good on her for trying. Jindal got all the education program money as a young person, and then slashed it for others as Gov. Drank the kool-aid to survive his choice of party.

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Reply #15 posted 10/25/19 12:49pm

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poppys said:

Musicslave said:

All good points Poppys. Well said.


Thanks, Musicslave. I'm old, especially by today's standards, hope to get some things right. I want to like Haley, but she's in a really tough position. Good on her for trying. Jindal got all the education program money as a young person, and then slashed it for others as Gov. Drank the kool-aid to survive his choice of party.

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I'm not a part of her fan club or anything, I was just giving my assessment of the complete field.

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Besides, before trump goes down, he's going to TRY to bring Pence down with him. trump wants, even demands loyalty for himself but has absolutely NONE for anyone else. lol

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I don't see Romney having a chance. He's too religious for non-religious folks and not the right kind of religious for the religious ones. Add to that all the scummy things he and Bain Capital have done and I imagine he'd have a hard time locking down the working class vote unless he did some serious mea culpas.

He's a smarmy guy, one politics ill needs.

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Musicslave said:

poppys said:


Thanks, Musicslave. I'm old, especially by today's standards, hope to get some things right. I want to like Haley, but she's in a really tough position. Good on her for trying. Jindal got all the education program money as a young person, and then slashed it for others as Gov. Drank the kool-aid to survive his choice of party.

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I'm not a part of her fan club or anything, I was just giving my assessment of the complete field.

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Besides, before trump goes down, he's going to TRY to bring Pence down with him. trump wants, even demands loyalty for himself but has absolutely NONE for anyone else. lol

^ Even if it means Pelosi is next in line? hmmm

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Probably, A lot of people like him for standing up to Trump

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No Trumper would vote for Romney. He makes his family snooze.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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