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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Words to Warm Your Holiday Season: The 2012 Presidential Race Has Begun

Posted by on Thu, Dec 23, 2010 at 9:38 AM

Let the games begin.

With President Obama in Hawaii, lawmakers streaming away from Washington and the new year right around the corner, there’s no excuse to pretend anymore.

The 2012 presidential campaign is underway

Merry Christmas 2010, everybody! The New York Times has a look at the issues that matter most to the 2012 Republican presidential candidates. Probably the most important paragraph:

Politico reports that Mr. Pawlenty appears to be the only potential 2012 hopeful who has said he will attend a conference put on by the Hispanic Leadership Network next month. Mr. Thune, Mr. Romney along with Mitch Daniels, the governor if Indiana and Rick Perry, the governor of Texas, have all declined, Politico says. Many others have not yet replied.

If these Republican candidates think they can win the White House just on the straight white vote, this could be a highly entertaining election cycle.


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Joe Szilagyi 1
Sarah/Newt 2012!
Posted by Joe Szilagyi on December 23, 2010 at 9:44 AM · Report this
Matt from Denver 2
Charles already posted this. (He emphasized different quotes, but still.)
Posted by Matt from Denver on December 23, 2010 at 9:57 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 3
Palin/Abdinijab 2012!

Cause going backwards is best!
Posted by Will in Seattle on December 23, 2010 at 10:32 AM · Report this
Keister Button 4
You don't think the self-loathing gay vote still counts for the GOP? Or that there aren't self-loathing blacks or Hispanics or poor people willing to be manipulated by fear and antipathy?
Posted by Keister Button on December 23, 2010 at 10:34 AM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 5

Hillary/Biden -- Because the Democrats are up a creek.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe on December 23, 2010 at 10:35 AM · Report this
Max Solomon 6
your "highly entertaining" is my "horrific to observe as the nation will be teetering on the edge of overt fascism".
Posted by Max Solomon on December 23, 2010 at 11:19 AM · Report this
Phoebe on NE 79th 7
Paul doesn't include the critical following paragraph in his tease...
In fairness, it’s pretty early to star going to such things, especially when no one has announced their intentions yet. But courting Hispanic voters will be a key for anyone hoping to win the nomination and the presidency, especially given the growth of that population in key states like Florida, Texas and Nevada.

This is an ancient political game. Blame invites who can't attend a meeting as being indifferent to the cause the meeting is about.
Posted by Phoebe on NE 79th on December 23, 2010 at 11:23 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 8
@4 mostly in the Southern states. It's kind of passe' everywhere else.
Posted by Will in Seattle on December 23, 2010 at 11:39 AM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 9
Doesn't matter who votes; Diebold Voting Machines will decide for us!!

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on December 23, 2010 at 12:05 PM · Report this
The folks who will not attend are more afraid of offending the tea party voters than Latinos. The people they are depending on as their base are an unforgiving bunch of bastards.
Posted by ratcityreprobate on December 23, 2010 at 12:27 PM · Report this
Phoebe on NE 79th 11
@10: Tea party voters and Latinos are not mutually exclusive. Case in point: Governor elect of New Mexico, Susana Martinez.
Posted by Phoebe on NE 79th on December 23, 2010 at 1:03 PM · Report this
Timrrr 12
With Palin, Newt and Trump all in the race, this is going to the the best GOP primary season EVAR!!!
Posted by Timrrr on December 23, 2010 at 2:48 PM · Report this
what about that bat shit crazy ross perot, he was fuckin funny. "can i finish, can i can i, can i finsh here. ?" lol you know they are gonna trot out bobby jindal just to fuck with the mix right?
Posted by THE ERIC CARTMAN on December 23, 2010 at 10:28 PM · Report this

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