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Governors Take Power as Balance Shifts Inside GOP

RedRum Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 9:59 AM
Jindal would make a good nominee. So would Daniels, Haley and McDonnel. Christie may not yet be aware of the ill-will he engendered from his own party for all but french-kissing Obama on that beach. He allowed himself to fall into Obama's trap, and that combined with other prohibitive factors (like his selfish RNC speech, and his weight) contribute to minimize his potential as a Presidential nominee anytime in the near future. Jeb Bush would also be a fine candidate, altough he may not wish to put himself or his family back into the line of viscious liberal attack by running himself.
inkling_revival Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 10:16 AM
Christie is too much a social liberal to make sense for GOP national, elective office. He would be a fine cabinet secretary, or, if we can't abolish the EPA, he's be the right guy to appoint as EPA Director to tame it.

Too many people have been burned by Bushes to make Jeb viable, including me. George W. Bush was a decent and good man and a competent President, but embraced too many liberal policies out of his ill-timed desire for national unity. His father was a moderate. I am suspicious of Bushes.

With Mitt Romney's defeat and the loss of Republican seats in both House and Senate, the balance of power in the GOP has shifted. Republican governors -- the one group that actually increased its numbers on Nov. 6 -- believe they should take a bigger and more influential role in establishing the party's direction.

At their annual meeting in Las Vegas last week, Republican governors were quick to point out that they now preside in 30 states, with a population of about 180 million people. Idaho Gov. Butch Otter sat down to make a little chart and quickly discovered that if...