GOP “Dream Ticket” Finalists — So Far

Republicans are going to have to motivate the base like no other year in ’08, and the typical wishy-washy game-playing double speaking politicians aren’t going to cut it.

After reading a post at Mr. M’s blog which discussed the refreshing straight-talk and ideas that come from Newt Gingrich and John Bolton, I added them to the short list of any candidate that would excite the GOP base going into the election season. Guiliani, Huckabee, McCain, Keating and Pataki? Fuhgeddaboudit.

GOP, mix ‘n match any of these names and you’ll create a buzz among a base that’s tired of seeing their party degenerate to the point where the only way to tell a Republican from a Democrat is — well, you can’t, and that’s the point.

Put these names in a hat, pull two out, and I’ll be happy: Newt Gingrich; Ron Paul; Tom Tancredo; John Bolton.

Bolton’s the only one not eyeing a run, but hey, we got him to jump into the bureaucrat-infested swamp that is the U.N., maybe we could get him to run as a Veep. Any of these guys would give liberals the runs, which is always fun unless you’re a janitor at the Capitol.

I know, I know, I’ll get back to reality later. This stage in the game though is for dreaming.

Author: Doug Powers

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