B757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2326 times:
I don't think Rice would get the nomination. She is great on national security but is way too liberal on social issues. Maybe for VP but not for President. Same would hold true for Rudy Giuliani. A fairly good fiscal/foreign affairs conservative but way left on social issues.
If Bush wins in 2004 (which I expect will happen) then the field is wide open on both sides. It won't be Jeb as he has said on multiple occasions he does not want to be President, ever. Also, can you imagine the Democrats mantra in 2008 if Jeb ran for President? "Vote Democrat, Stop the Bush Monarchy/Dynasty".
One name I keep hearing floating around as a Republican candidate in 2008 is Colorado Governor Bill Owens but of course it is way to early to speculate.
On the Democrat side, it would be another wide open field. If 2004 is another close election like 2000, then Kerry could possibly run again. John Edwards and Al Gore are another possibilities but I would put my money on Hillary running in 2008. For that reason, I wouldn't be surprised if the Clintons try to torpedo Lurch's campaign sometime soon after the Democrat convention.
Yanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2287 times:
The guy I really want to see run for presiden in 2008 after George W. Bush serves out his second term is Rudy Guiliani. The way he brought back New York City after Dinkins destroyed it, is just amazing. Also he shows great leadership especially after 9-11-01.
People I also wouldn't mind seeing:
- Colin Powell (Secetary of State)
- Donald Rumsfield (Secretary of Defense)
- Joe Scarborough (Host of "Scarborough Country)
- George Pataki (New York Governor)
- Jeb Bush (Florida Governor)
Go Canada! From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2955 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2190 times:
Alpha One may be right, Bush may win and it may be a giant c@@k up of global proportions meaning a republican wouldnt get elected. In that case I would go for Rice, a black republican women as presidental hopeful would send the cat flying amongst the pidegons, it would spilt the black vote, it would spilt women and further more if she is more liberal than bush it would capture some of the independents.Lets face it real hard democrats wouldnt vote for a republican in a million years. Conversative republicans when faced between Rice and a democrat are always going to vote republican.the two hard line parts of the party will vote no matter what even if they dont like the candiate.Put it anohter way, Rices hardest task would be getting nominated, if she got nomainted then i reckon she would win.
It is amazing what can be accomplised when nobody takes the credit
Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2186 times:
Go Canada, despite all the fawning on this board for Condi Rice, I'll tell you right now, the stampeding you'd hear would be of white southern males leaving the GOP in droves if they choose a black female as their standard bearer.
And someone mentioned Rummy? Talk about an unmitigated disaster! ROTFL
N6376m From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (10 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2166 times:
I really doubt that HRC can win the nomination. Though she'll carry tremendous support in CA and NY (obviously two extremely important states because of their financial support and electoral muscle), I don't think she'll play well throughout the rest of the country.
Her socialized medicine proposal will come back to bite her.
Her best strategy has to be to amass a war chest large enough to scare off any potential competitors within the democratic party.