Republican Primary Candidates

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For well over a year I have been watching the Republican candidates and trying to decide which would make the best president. The only thing I know with certainty at this point is for whom I will not vote and he isn’t a Republican! I think many Americans know this much, however, the Republican party needs to run a candidate who will give America someone to vote for rather than everyone just voting against Obama.

When I take a quick look at the candidates I see candidates who will be head and shoulders above who we have. Still, who is electable and who would be right for America?

If you pass this way, please leave a comment telling for whom you would vote and why!

Herman Cain impresses me. He has great values and he is intelligent. His experience in running a successful businesses is impressive, but he has never held political office (This is actually a plus in some ways although it won’t help a person to be elected).

Newt Gingrich is very smart and has many right views and attitudes, but he also has baggage.

Rick Perry seemed great to me until Michele Bachmann took him on in the Tea-party debateHer points seemed valid to me and perhaps I need to take a second and maybe a third look at him as a candidate.

Ron Paul is immensely popular with Libertarians and those who are strong on defense rather than military force and who believe less in American exceptionalism and more in mutual respect of nations. He is the oldest of the candidates.

Michele Bachmann has all the right values and all the right ideas as far as I can tell. She is out-spoken and her record seems to be right. The left hates her. All of this adds up to a good president. Will America vote for a conservative woman?

Mitt Romney is the candidate who should be leading the pack, but isn’t. He has the name and he has the political experience, but he also has ‘Romneycare’ which is scary.

Rick Santorum is the candidate being fought against by those who think that calling him a homosexual will keep him out of the White House. It is difficult to find his official web-site due to all the sites put up by those who think this will destroy him. He seems to be a true conservative.

Jon Huntsman seems like a non-candidate to me. His dad is rich. He, like Mitt Romney, is a Mormon. He is the governor of Utah. Other than that, I know very little about Huntsman.

Personally, I am undecided as to the primary. I want a combination of a few of these candidates, yet, I could and will vote for the candidate who wins the Republican primary in the general election. We need to be sure that the person on the ticket is electable and can withstand the barrage of ammunition that will be used against them once they win the primary. I am not solidly behind any candidate at this point. Mike Huckabee was my favorite and he isn’t running.

Because I asked you to tell me for whom you are voting, I feel I should at least do the same. All I can say at this point is that I will vote for either Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry or Newt Gingrich unless something changes my mind before the primary.


About jlue

I am a grandmother of seven and I like to garden, read, study the Bible, and spend time with family. I am not very politically active, but very interested in who is elected to lead our country.
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2 Responses to Republican Primary Candidates

  1. paolosilv says:

    I would consider voting for Mitt Romney, as he is a moderate in comparison to the others. Newt Gingrich is highly intelligent, and since we’re moving toward American socialism , that wouldn’t be acceptable to the powers that be. Ron Paul’s views are not popular, which isn’t to say he isn’t partially right about America’s moves. Huntsman is interesting, but as a Mormon from a red state, it’s unlikely he’ll get the nod. Santorum and the others would never appeal to Blue Dog democrats because they seem to be part of the Religious Right. Don’t forget that a Republican can’t be elected without drawing off votes from Indies and Dems.


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