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September 28th News Bits and Pieces: Sarah Palin, Barack Obama, Starbucks, and the X-Factor

News and Politics

Palin finishes memoir, ‘Going Rogue,’ out Nov. 17

Woo, I can’t wait to read it!  The title is very eye-catching; “Going Rogue”, it just really draws you in.  Or it could be that I’m secretly still obsessed with Palin even though her political career advancements, unfortunately, seem close to nil.  Yeah, that could be it too.

Secret Service investigates Obama poll on Facebook

I have a feeling this is going to go down in the books with the Joe Wilson saga as a story that was talked about far too much.  I realize it’s not okay to say make a poll asking if anyone should be assassinated, and chances are the person that made the poll realizes that too.  It was surely meant as joke, though I guess the secret service should probably check it out; better safe than sorry.  I just hope this doesn’t turn into the left’s latest “hate crime” to whine about.  Newsflash: white people can also be assassinated.

Obama wants nation’s children to spend more time in school

I swear, if he does I will chalk him up as being the worst president in our nation’s history.  It wasn’t that long ago when I was in school, and had anyone told me I’d be attending school for 3 extra hours every day, I’d probably just have dropped out.  And that’s saying something because I liked school.  There were would be major fallout if this was changed.  And by the way, I was kidding about the worst president ever thing, though he would rank up there pretty high……………… but that’d be even without the extra school hours.

Starbucks debuts Via instant coffee in U.S., Canada

I’ll try the instant coffee, but I’m probably not going to like it.  The last time I had instant coffee I was extremely to close to expelling my stomach cavity; if that’s possible.  It was Folgers and it was re-pul-sive.  Additionally, I find Starbucks to be vastly overrated.

Entertainment

What’s the big deal about late-night profanity?

Honestly, I didn’t even notice Jenny Slate’s slip-up on Saturday Night Live.  I don’t think it’s that big of a deal, either.  We all make accidents and that was certainly one.  I don’t condone the usage of profanity, but it certainly isn’t a big deal that the f-bomb was accidentally dropped in a skit that revolved on the word “friggin'”.

Simon Cowell may bring ‘X Factor’ to U.S.

I’m all about a good reality show, but I think this may be overkill.  If the U.S. version of The X Factor is too similar to American Idol, both series will surely suffer.  On the other hand, American Idol all year really wouldn’t be that bad in my opinion.

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Week In Review: April 5th- 11th

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Top 10 Posts and Pages of the Week

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  1. American Idol Top 8 Recap
  2. The Tale of the Chia Pet
  3. Levi Johnston’s Interview with Tyra Banks- Recap
  4. Week In Review: March 29th- April 4th
  5. UPDATE: Levi Johnston Says His Family Isn’t “White Trash”
  6. What’s Everyone’s Beef With Meghan McCain?
  7. Video of the Day: Barack’s Got Some Skills!
  8. Top Sites
  9. Video of the Day: American Idol Performances
  10. PolitiPoll Site Rankings: Check This Out!

Posts from the Week

If you missed these posts over the past week, be sure to click the article links to check to them out!  The posts are in order from oldest to newest.

Poll of the Day Results

April 4th- What Do You Think of Levi Johnston’s Interivew with Tyra Banks?

  • 54% of those that voted felt that Levi lied throughout the interview to extend his time in the spotlight, 29% don’t care enought about Levi to even read the recap/watch the clips, and the remaining 17% actually thought it was a good interview.  Maybe they were confused about which interview I was talking about?

April 5th- No Poll

April 6th- What Do You Think of Barack’s Reliance on a Teleprompter?

  • After Barack’s mess up during a town hall last week, it was quite clear that he was relying to heavily on his teleprompter.  72% of those that voted agreed with me in saying that it’s ok to use a teleprompter, as long as you actually know what your saying.  17% think that he should never use a teleprompter, which is unrealistic in my eyes, and the remainging 11% said that we should leave him alone.

April 7th- Who Was Your Favorite On American Idol?

  • For the 3rd week in a row, Adam Lambert leads the favorite idol poll with 28% of those that voted chosing him as their favorite; up 11 percentage points from last week.  The rest of the Idols stacked up like this: Allison Iraheta received 14%, Danny Gokey recevied 12%, Kris Allen received 10%, Matt Giraud recevied 9%, Anoop Desai received 5%, Lil Rounds received 3%, and Scott MacIntyre received 2%.  Of the remaining 17%, 7% said they miss meghan, and 10% said they don’t watch.  **Fun Fact** The voters in this poll “predicted” not only the bottom 3, but also that Scott would be eliminated.

April 8th- Whose Side Are You On: Palin or Johnston?

  • 57% of voters said they are on the Palin’s side, 28% said they are on the Johnston’s side, and the remaining 15% said they can’t stand either.

April 9th- What Do You Think of the Obama Chia Pet?

  • With all of the outrage over the Obama chia pet, I had to see what everyone thought.  74% agreed with me that there is nothing wrong with and everyone needs to calm down.  14% think it’s racist and horrible, 9% don’t know what a chia pet is, and 3% don’t know who Barack Obama is.  I feel confident they were kidding.

April 10th- No Poll

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Poll of the Day: Whose Side Are You On: Palin or Johnston?

With the war-of-words between the Palin family and the Johnston family, of course we have to take sides!  Vote in today’s poll and see where you stand compared to other readers of The Conservative Journal.

If you missed the latest on the argument, click here.

Thanks for participating!

Rick

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UPDATE: Levi Johnston Says His Family Isn’t “White Trash”

Levi Johnston says he is not white trash.  Like anyone would amit to that.

Levi Johnston says he is not "white trash". Like anyone would admit to that.

Ole Levi is continuing on his press journey, now with an interview on CBS.  During the interview Levi said that, contrary to popular relief, his family is not “white trash”.  Of course he did, who’s going to admit to being white trash?  No one.  What struck me the most was his mom’s excitedness when she found out Bristol was pregnant.  Levi said in the interview when he told his mom she was ecstatic and said she had been waiting for this day.  I think this reinforces the “white trash” conclusion.  He made it sound like his mom had been on pins and needles waiting for her son to have a child with his girlfriend.  He then said that the Palins weren’t “quite as excited as his parents”, but they weren’t mad or anything.  Of course they weren’t excited, she was running for V.P. for goodness sakes!

Though Levi comes across as not the brightest crayon in the box, I feel like he was been the most respectful to the Palin’s out of his family.  His sister has been a complete stick in the mud.  She called the Palin’s snobby, and outright said they were lying about everything.  She also said she didn’t see Levi for months except when he came home to shower.  My question is, if Levi was living with the Palin’s and had all his belongings there, whey didn’t he just shower at their home?  Something is still weird about all this.  No matter how many times they Johnstons say the Palins are lying, I have a hard time believing them.  I’m sure I’ll have more of this to talk about in the coming days.

What do you think about the fued between the Palins and the Johnstons?  Leave your comments below or send us an e-mail at theconservativejournal@gmail.com.

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Rick

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Poll of the Day: What Do You Think of the Levi Johnston Interview?

Levi Johnston recently appeared on Tyra to talk about his relationship with the Palin family.  If you missed the entire, you can read a recap here.  What did you think of the interview?  Vote below in today’s poll.

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Week In Review: March 29th- April 4th

Everyone just cant get enought Meghan!  She was a hot topic this week at The Conservative Journal.

Everyone just can't get enought Meghan! She was a hot topic this week at The Conservative Journal.

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Top 10 Posts and Pages of the Week

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  2. Week In Review: March 22nd- 28th
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  4. American Idol Top 10- Recap
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  7. Leonardo DiCaprio at KCA: “Our mother is hurting!”
  8. Possible Candidates for 2012
  9. DUmmies Exposed: Kids Choice Awards Hypocrisy
  10. Month In Review: March 2009

Posts and Pages from the Week

If you missed any posts this week, simply click the article and read away!  The posts are in order from oldest to newest.

Poll of the Day Results

March 28th- What Do You Think of Michelle Obama’s Attire?

  • 82% of votes said they are like me and have ZERO problem with the First Lady showing a little arm, while the remaining 18% want to slap some slap sleeves some leaves on her.  Come on people, it’s the 21st Century!

March 29th- What Do You Think of the KCA Green Movement?

  • In one of the closest polls in Conservative Journal history, 52% of voters disagree with me and think the Kids Choice Awards preaching of going green was great.  The remaining 48% think like me, that global warming is simply too controversial to be the central theme of a kids award show.  I compare to making evolution the theme of a kids award show.

March 30th- What Do You Think of the KCA’s Hypocrisy?

  • Naturally, 88% of voters said the hypocrisy the KCS’s showed at their after party was horrible.  12% of voters, however, think it’s fine to talk about saving the planet like it’s the biggest deal in the world, and then haul thousands and thousands of paper plates, plastic cups, etc. to the dump.

March 31st- Who Was Your Favorite on American Idol?

  • For the second consecutive week, voters chose Adam Lambert as their favorite with 17%,  Kris Allen was in second with 15% of the vote, Danny Gokey and Allison Iraheta tied with 13% (Danny had more actual votes though), Lil Rounds had 12% of the vote, Scott MacIntyre had 10% of the vote, Anoop Desai received 8% of the vote, Megan Joy received 6%, and Matt Giraud came in lats with 4% of the vote.  The remaining percentage said they don’t watch.  Unfortunately, we wrong and Megan Joy ended up leaving American Idol.  She will be missed.

April 1st- Conference, No Poll.

April 2nd- Conference, No Poll.

April 3rd- What Do You Think of Bill O’Reilly’s Boycott of Sean Penn?

  • 41% of voters said they are also boycotting Sean Penn, 35% understand why Bill is doing it, but aren’t boycotting Sean, 18% think it’s stupid, and the remaining 6% don’t know/don’t care.  I think I fall into the “good for Bill” cateogory.  I don’t watch Sean Penn movies, but just because their topics don’t interest me.

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Levi Johnston’s Interview with Tyra- Recap

Look Mrs. Tyra, I have a Bristol tat!

"Look Mrs. Tyra, I have a Bristol tat!

Bristol Palin’s ex-finance, Levi Johnston, recently sat down with his Tyra for an interview about his relationship with Bristol Palin, their baby, and the rest of the Palin clan.  Levi has zero personality, and the interview is awkard, so I’ll spare you from having to watch clips.  Here are the highlights:

  • Bristol allows him to see the baby, but not take him anywhere.
  • The two fight a lot according to Levi, and Bristol is grouchy and short with him.
  • Apparently, they had sex multiple times because Levi says they usually practiced safe sex.
  • He then says when Bristol became pregnant they were having save sex.  Yeah, and I’m Queen Elizabeth.  (Don’t touch me Obamas!
  • He said he didn’t want to go to the RNC, but Bristol asked.
  • **Bombshell Alert**- Levi thinks Sarah Palin knew they were doing it because they shared a room.  Levi, seriously?  I have a hard time believing the two 1) shared a room nightly, and 2) the guy was banging the governor’s daughter inside their home in an actual bedroom.  Don’t teens that are having secret sex usually do it in a car or somewhere a bit less obvious??
  • Levi got a “Bristol” tattoo on his ring finger.
  • His family was not allowed to comment during the campaign.
  • In the end, though, he still would vote for Sarah if she were to run against Barack.

This family is real gem, I must say.  Something about them is just off, and they are trying to hard to get recognition.  Going on Tyra to talk about your problems is so uncool.  The cool cats visit Maury.

What do you think of this interview?  Do you believe Sarah knew the two were having sex before Bristol became pregnant?  Leave a comment below or send an e-mail to theconservativejournal@gmail.com.

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Rick

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Month in Review: March 2009

For those familiar with the “Week In Review” feature, this is virtually the same thing, it just spans a longer time period.  It’s a little more compact, though.

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  • We capped off the WikiGate Project and chose Joy Behar as the main conspirator.
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Month in Numbers

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Top 20 Posts and Pages of the Month

  1. Top Pages
  2. Possible Candidates for 2012
  3. The Chosen One Will Triumph in 2o12 Against Sarah Palin
  4. Mail Bag: Ron On National Debt
  5. Laura Ingraham Sets the Record Straight
  6. The Saga of Princess Pelosi the Magnificent
  7. The Conservative Journal, Now With RSS!
  8. Barack Obama Reads This Blog
  9. What’s Everyone’s Beef with Meghan McCain?
  10. Suspect #1: Nancy Pelosi
  11. Meghan McCain Disses Ann Coulter
  12. UPDATE: Meghan McCain Has Choice Words for Laura Ingraham
  13. Top 10 Senate RINOs According to Human Events
  14. More From the World of Meghan
  15. American Idol Top 10 Results Show
  16. I Had an Inspiring Dream Last Night
  17. American Idol Top 10- Recap
  18. Recovery Countdown: Check This Out!
  19. PolitiFact OBAMeter: Check This Out!
  20. Charlie Rangel Can’t Read His Own Writing

Posts and Polls from the Month

Look towards the bottom of these “Week in Review” posts to see every post from each week of the month, in addition to results from each poll of the day from the month!

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Poll of the Day: What Do You Think of the 2012 Poll?

For those of you that missed the poll predicting Sarah Palin’s 2012 presidential prospects, you can read the article here.  For those that have seen it, here’s the poll of the day:  What do you think of the poll?  The results showed Barack Obama topping Sarah Palin by about 20% points, do you think this will be the case in 2012?  Vote in today’s poll to see what our readers think of this poll!

Thanks for participating!

Rick

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The Chosen One Will Triumph In 2012 Against Sarah Palin

Could 2012 be the year of Paul?

Could 2012 be the year of Paul?

Or at least, that’s what the latest poll says.  How those things can predict 4 years in the future is beyond me.  But anyway, the poll shows that Barack Obama would trounce Sarah Palin in 2012 with 55% of the popular vote compared to Palin’s 35%, results that compare to Nixon’s 1972 blowout against George McGovern.  I guess the remaining 10% go to a third party candidate; could 2012 be the start of a 3 party system??  Seriously though, if I thought there was any accuracy in these numbers I’d be very concerned considering Palin is a very popular figure among Republicans.  Plus, the notion that a moderate dude like John McCain could pull in so many more votes than a true conservative is rather alarming.  However, rest easy fellow conservatives and those not aboard the Obama Train; I don’t think 2012 will look anything like this.

First of all,  that’s a long way off.  Golden Boy has just started his reign and many people are still being fed the Kool-Aid through a funnel.  Though I can’t predict the future, the way things are going I don’t see his first term ending on a high note.  I could be wrong, but we’re predicting the future here; there’s room for error.  Anyway, say that his term doesn’t go well, naturally Palin would have a much better shot.  However, if the term is a flop, I believe we will see a completely different crop of candidates come primary time.  This will make it harder for everyone, and she could end up without the nomination.  Someone like Romney could easily step in and take the spot; he did win in the CPAC poll.  This won’t necessarily end her presidential prospects, though.  She’s young and could easily try again in the future.

But then there’s the other scenario:  The term is a success.  If his first term goes well and most of his promises are fulfilled, he will be re-elected with no problem.  In this case, I think that we will see several little-known conservatives make their debut on the national scene.  In the event Obama does well, 2012 could be a big year for, say, Ron Paul to go for the nomination.  Do I think he has any chance of winning?  Negative.  Do I think he has any chance of securing the nomination in 2012?  If Obama does well, absolutely.  Of course this is all dependent on whether or not he chooses to seriously go for it.  I know the prospect of Ron Paul being the nominee in 2012 may sound a bit out there to some, but I’m being serious.  No serious candidate is going to contest Barack Obama after a successful first term.  That would be a waste of his or her resources.

So what do you think about the poll?  Will it’s results prove to be accurate in 2012?  Leave your comments below or send us an e-mail at theconservativejournal@gmail.com!  Also, you can vote in today’s “Poll of the Day” on this matter by clicking here.

Thanks for reading!

Rick

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Saxby Chambliss Off to a Nice Start!

The Georgia runoff between Saxby Chambliss and his democrat challenger Jim Martin in his senate race.  No one’s called a winner yet, but Saxby has a pretty large lead over Martin right now, so things are looking good.  I’ll update as I get more information as the night progresses.  Now, all we need is Norm Coleman to win in Minnesota, where he is currently ahead of nut-job Al Franken by a few hundred votes.  Ultimately, I expect both Republicans to win these races.

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Joe The Plumber’s Next Venture: An Epic Novel

Joe the Plumber shall plumb no more!

Joe the Plumber shall plumb no more!

Well, while the above title may be nonsense, it does bare some truth.  According to the New York Times, Joe has a book deal.  The title of the book? “Joe the Plumber: Fighting for the American Dream”.  I think it’s great that Joe will be capitalizing on his recent fame.  He has a great cause and a great point that some people still don’t understand:  Obama’s tax policies are socialist.  And while I don’t particularly think he will carry out those policies (during his first term, at least), it’s still on the back burner of his mind, which bothers me.  But regardless, Joe’s book will surely be a success with the conservatives, and those that don’t like Obama.  I’m sure that I’ll buy it, I tend to pounce on the oppurtunity to buy any book that’s even partially political.  That’s all the information I have on it now, but if I should hear anything else I’ll be sure to report.

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To the Liberals: Hillary Might Have to Wait a Little Longer

Try, try and try again.  But after the 3rd time give it up.

Try, try and try again. But after the 3rd time give it up.

Oh goodness, Hillary’s journey to the White House is something straight out of some cruel political joke.  She refused to admit defeat when clearly it was over, she tried as hard as she could and still got nowhere.  And now, when a place on the White House staff is so close she can touch it, it is yanked away faster than you can say “6 More Years in the Senate”.  Apparently, some clause is in the Constitution states that if the pay is raised on a cabinet position while an elected congressman is serving, they are ineligible for that position.  Well looky here, George raised the pay for Secretary of State back in January.  Hillary was a senator in January.  Here lies the problem.  So, unless Barack pulls a Nixon (“Pulling a Nixon” is never something you want to do), and lowers the pay to make her eligible, looks like Hillary will have to scurry right back into the Senate until next time.  Obviously, it’s just not meant to be.

I’ll be interested to see how this all plays out.  I’m mostly interested to see whether or not they abide by the constitution.  Most of the liberaloids don’t think the constitution is relevant to modern life, so I would not be surprised if they just ignored it.  If that’s the case, I’ll go as far as to say Barack better make sure he’s got an available senate seat come 2012, because blatantly going against the CONSTITUTION is not going to seat well anyone less liberal than Michael Moore.

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The Bailout Fad

Line up for you free bailout!

Line up for you free bailout!

Ahh, I just love a good bailout. Don’t worry about being responsible with your money, Nancy Pelosi and her squad of liberals will be at your door very shortly with a whopping check to “solve” all your troubles!

Hopefully, everyone sees the sarcasm in that.  My opinion is actually completely opposite of that.  I DESPISE the current love affair the democrats in congress have with bailouts.  They seem to have the mindset that the more money you throw at the problem the better off we are and everyone is happy.  False.  The kool-aid drinkers are happy, but those that understand the economy are left scratching their heads.  It blows my mind as to why they continue proposing these bailouts that clearly don’t work.  The first economic stimulus package failed to do anything, so they are proposing a new one.  Of course!  If at first $170 billion doesn’t jump-start the economy, throw another package right on down!  That doesn’t even make sense.  Now, they have a package designed to specifically bailout Detroit.  No, not their dreadful football team (For those that don’t follow football, the have lost all 8 of their games so far), but the automakers in Detroit.  They are now proposing $50 billion to give to struggling automakers, and while I know the auto companies certainly need some help, this is not the right way to go.  My main point with this rant is where will all this end?  Are we going to continue bailing out every industry in the nation until every executive get’s their spa trip at a luxurious resort?  Something needs to be done.  At the rate we’re going, I wouldn’t be surprised if tomorrow Pelosi speaks on a bailout for struggling lemonade stands across the country.  Eventually you have to draw the line, and most sensible people would have drawn after the first stimulus failed to make even a knick in the economy.

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Possible Candidates for 2012

Well now that the 2008 election is over, the quest for the White House in 2012 has officially begun.  But who will go up against Barack Obama in the 2012 election?  Well, it will no doubt have to be someone with charisma, great ideas, a lot of funding, and not to mention a great campaign strategy.  But it can be done.  To do this though, prospective candidates need to start laying the groundwork now.  Now I don’t mean they should start campaigning now (the Republican party to needs to reorganize before any of that starts), but they should start with the basics now.  Before I start, I’d like to say the majority of these candidacies depend on how well Barack Obama does over the next few years.  If he does well, then we probably won’t see the majority of these people make an attempt in four years.  Look for them in 2016.  Having said that, let’s take a look at who I think will be prospective candidates in the 2012 election:

Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska

Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska

1. First, and probably most obvious, Sarah Palin.  Sarah Palin is adored by nearly everyone in the conservative community, and has the potential to be a political force.  All she needs to do is prepare for the next two years and then in 2010 start laying the groundwork for her campaign.  If she can hold up well in the Republican primary debates, and have successful interviews, I think she can erase the bad impression she made with some with her Katie Couric and Charlie Gibson interviews.

2. Mick Huckabee- This was my candidate in the Republican primaries earlier this year.  If he and Sarah Palin both ran for the 2012 nomination I would be torn between the two.  But nontheless, Huckabee won last years Iowa caucus and will be back in Iowa promoting his new book soon.  He has an extremely popular show on FOX, and it’s almost impossible not to like the guy.  I think with all of the exposure he has gotten recently, he will probably wind up in the mix either in 2012 or 2016.

3. Newt Gingrich– While I wouldn’t consider him to be incredibly popular, he is certrainly a very smart man.  I think he could do a lot with the party.  His spokesman, Rick Tyler, has said that “We’ll see what Barack Obama does.” when asked about Gingrich’s presidential run.  I think that if he doesn’t run, he needs to be on the campaign of whoever gets the nomination.  He is a very smart man that could help a great deal.

4. Tim Pawlenty– Said to be the runner-up choice as McCain’s VP, Pawlenty shows great promise.  He will have to become better known if he wants to compete with the big dogs (Palin, Huckabee, Romney), but he can do it.  Also, another positive note is that he’s a popular governor in Minnesota, which would no doubt score him a win in the usually blue state.

5. Mitt Romney– The only real threat to McCain as the primaries progressed, Romney is very popular.  But some of his views don’t mix well the conservative base, especially his views on abortion, which have changed often through the years.  He is probably my least favorite of the prospective candidates, as he was in the 2008 Primaries, but he has the potential nontheless.

6. Bobby Jindal– Jindal is currently in his first term as Governor of Louisiana, after serving several years in

Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana

Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana

the U.S. House.  Many conservative leaders hail Jindal as “the future of the GOP”, one even going as far as garaunteeing Jindal will be the president one day.  My best advice for him is to wait until the 2016 maybe run for the Senate before he goes for the nomination.  He has loads of potential.  This is one to surely keep your eye on.

7. Charlie Crist– Crist is currently the governor and Florida, and has stated that he wants to “broaden the party”, according to his closest advisors.  He successfully secured a large portion of the African-American vote when he ran for governor, and believes the same can be done in a presidential race.  Crist will be the host of the RGA conference in Miami.

8. Haley Barbour– Barbour is currently the governor of Mississippi, and served as the RNC chairman from 1993 to 1997.  While he was the chairman, the Republicans captured both the House and the Senate for the first time since 1954.  Barbour was wildly praised with his handling of the 2005 Hurricane Katrina disaster and is popular among many Mississippians.  He turned around the budget situation in Mississippi, going from a $709 million deficit in the 2004 to a balanced budget in 2006, a feat that hadn’t been accomplished in years.  And with his final term as governor coming to an end in 2011, his options are open for a 2012 election bid.

Well that about raps up my top 8 potential candidates (in no particular order) for the Republican nomination in 2012.  We have a lot of promise in this group, if not in 2012 in 2016.  So take note of these names because this is certainly not the last time you’ll hear them.

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