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Mon Dec 10, 2018, 10:30 PM

Let's say Trump isn't removed from office, but decides not to run again in 2020

Let's also say he doesn't resign. Who would be the Republican nominee in 2020? I wouldn't call Pence the front-runner, because he would be coming out of a very tainted administration. He might not even run.

So who? My bet is Cruz gets the nomination this time, although he alienated lots in his own Party. He would almost certainly run again. Perhaps we'll see a Cruz vs. Beto again, only this time on the national level. That would be a very interesting race.

Or do you think someone else would get the nomination? Romney? Jeb? Rick Scott? <gasp> Cindy Hyde-Smith?

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Reply Let's say Trump isn't removed from office, but decides not to run again in 2020 (Original post)
Polybius Dec 2018 OP
Turbineguy Dec 2018 #1
Polybius Dec 2018 #9
bearsfootball516 Dec 2018 #2
mainstreetonce Dec 2018 #3
Garrett78 Dec 2018 #11
cpamomfromtexas Dec 2018 #4
Marie Marie Dec 2018 #5
Polybius Dec 2018 #6
sarcasmo Dec 2018 #7
Algernon Moncrieff Dec 2018 #8
Polybius Dec 2018 #10
Garrett78 Dec 2018 #13
OhioBlue Dec 2018 #15
Garrett78 Dec 2018 #16
tinrobot Dec 2018 #12
Polybius Dec 2018 #18
RainCaster Dec 2018 #14
BannonsLiver Dec 2018 #17

Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2018, 10:33 PM

1. Cruz is too competent.

Even Palin is a stretch.

I'm sure there must be some totaly incompetent idiot somewhere who is qualified.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 10, 2018, 10:46 PM

9. They don't always nominate incompetent buffoons

Dole, McCain, and Romney were at least qualified. Hmm, but they did all lose. I guess the Republican Party does best when they nominate idiots like Bush II and Trump.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2018, 10:35 PM

2. Rubio would have a good shot to get it

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2018, 10:40 PM

3. The name they are purtting out is

Nikki Haley

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Response to mainstreetonce (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 10, 2018, 10:48 PM

11. She would be their best option, I think.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2018, 10:41 PM

4. It will be Romney

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2018, 10:41 PM

5. Kasich wants it soooo bad.

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 10, 2018, 10:43 PM

6. Yeah but he's hated now

I doubt he could win a nomination.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2018, 10:44 PM

7. Nikki Haley.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2018, 10:44 PM

8. Nikki Haley

They want white suburban women back. That is the answer.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 10, 2018, 10:46 PM

10. That's not who I want them to nominate

I want a cakewalk in 2020 and she scares me.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 10, 2018, 10:49 PM

13. She is, without a doubt, our greatest threat.

And the thought of the first woman president being a Republican is nauseating.

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Response to Garrett78 (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 12:03 AM

15. I don't think Republican primary voters will vote for a woman that is a 2nd generation immigrant.

I could be wrong, but I don't see it with the current GOP primary electorate.

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Response to OhioBlue (Reply #15)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 12:07 AM

16. I think you're right. Haley would have to go full Nazi to get the nomination.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2018, 10:48 PM

12. Paul Ryan?

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Response to tinrobot (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 10:37 PM

18. I doubt he wants it

Maybe in 2024, but not yet.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2018, 10:53 PM

14. Qualifications have not been a concept the GOP has believed in since the 1960s

I expect them to offer up Paul Reubens.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2018, 12:16 AM

17. Tom Cotton might be in the mix

Young, a war veteran and batshit crazy.

Here’s a taste:

Political positions
Domestic policy
Criminal justice reform
In 2016, Cotton said that the United States had an "under-incarceration problem", as opposed to a problem with over-incarceration.[75] Cotton said that reduced sentencing for felons would destabilize the United States, arguing that "I saw this in Baghdad. We’ve seen it again in Afghanistan."[75]

Also virulently anti-immigrant and holds extreme far right views on every social issue you could think of.

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