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Barbour Out Of The GOP Presidential Field

April 27, 2011 by  

Barbour out of the GOP Presidential fieldMississippi Governor Haley Barbour has announced that he will not run for the GOP Presidential nomination in 2012.

The news came as a surprise to some pundits, considering that Barbour has visited several key battleground States in recent weeks, including an appearance in New Hampshire on April 14. Furthermore, The Associated Press reported this past weekend that Barbour could announce his Presidential campaign as early as this week.

However, in a written statement released on April 25, the governor said that he did not have the “fire in the belly” to hit the campaign trail. He has previously alluded to the fact that his wife and son had reservations about a Presidential bid.

“A candidate for President today is embracing a 10-year commitment to an all-consuming effort, to the virtual exclusion of all else,” wrote Barbour.

A former Republican National Committee chairman and Republican Governors Association chairman, Barbour was considered a viable candidate for the GOP nomination because of his national connections.

Barbour emerged victorious in a South Carolina straw poll that was released on April 15. He garnered 22 percent of the vote, which was 10 percentage points higher than the runner-up, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

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  • Robin from Arcadia, IN

    Hopefully we will see the pool continue to dwindle making it easier to vote in the primaries. With so many viable candidates, it becomes difficult to sort through and determine who is really the best. I am sure Mr. Barbour has many good qualities, but ultimately the decision is his.

  • Norm

    Haley Barbour didn’t have a prayer of being elected president.
    Frankly, he is regarded in much of the North as a racist from one of the poorest states in the Union. His homespun phony style and religious views are comical.
    Now if we can eliminate Palin, Gingrich, Trump, Huckabee, Paul, and the rest of the clowns their might actually be a race in 2012. Outside of Romney and Pawlenty their ain’t much.

    • Dagney

      You eliminated the most viable and probably the one candidate who would win in a landslide on your list, Norm. But, that doesn’t surprise me since Sarah Palin scares the living daylights out of liberals. Why else all the lies about her and the criminal written attacks on her family? She gets under their skin like no one else. If she does decide to run, you would not believe the excitement (on both sides) that would be generated!

      Palin, West, Cain….all great candidates.

    • Dan S.

      What about the frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the by-product of anal sex, I mean Rick Santorum?

      • Robin from Arcadia, IN

        Dan S. You are disgusting. You do not have to be vulgar to make a point.

  • http://Personalliberty Tony

    To Everyone:
    Look, let’s be honest the Repub. field is doomed in 2012. The best candidate, Ron Paul, won’t even be given a chance. These other duds are at best more boring than watching paint dry on a bathroom wall during the summer time to at worst be one flew over the cuckoo’s nest
    from these fleabagger types. To put it bluntly, Obama’s going to win in a landslide. Thanks!!

  • barbm

    i would not vote for palin and don’t understand some people’s fascination with her. i don’t have anything against her except that she’s a RINO!!!! if she had dome to texas and campaigned for the tea party choice for governor, she’d be at the top of my list, but she didn’t. she supported rino perry as did her fellow rino employees. i think she was looking at a palin/perry ticket. would’ve been pretty, but that’s all it would’ve been. the only way i’d vote for her is if she was the only alternative to o. gary johnson 2012!!!

  • http://Personalliberty Tony

    To Barbm:
    No offense ma’am but Rick Perry? Look, he believes in secession. What year/century we’re in the early 21st or mid 19th? Repubs. have to
    do a major cleansing. Get rid of these wacky Teabaggers.

    • Carlucci

      Rick Perry does not believe in secession. He’s a major Bush brown nosing big government status quo RINO. He says stuff people want to hear (like secession), but does not mean a word of it. He has grandiose plans to become a federal politician. You must not live in Texas.

      • http://Personalliberty Tony

        To Carlucci:
        Whether Rick Perry believes in secession or not, it’s still a wascky thing to even mention in today’s world. Basically, as i mentioned earlier, the Repubs. are doomed in 2012 if steps are not taken to rid
        ourselves of this madness. What Repubs. need to do is go back to the
        roots of the late William F. Buckley, and Jack Kemp. These views are the ones that the Late President Reagan followed, which made him an
        effective leader. Well, that’s all for now but take that into account.

        • Carlucci

          With all due respect, I don’t agree on the WFB or Jack Kemp thing, unless they were true conservatives like the Libertarians. I liked Reagan and I believe he had good intentions, but he was hamstrung by the elites who run the world.

          “Ridding ourselves of this madness” is only going to be accomplished by getting rid of the Federal Reserve and cutting Fedzilla down by 75%. With technology the way it is, there is absolutely no reason why the fedguv has to be that huge and bloated. In addition, the U.S. military must come home to protect our borders and the airports. Of course, all of these suggestions make perfect sense. That’s why they’ll never come to pass.

    • barbm

      i’m not sure what your point is. i hate perry and palin. is that clear enough?

    • barbm

      tony, are you a closet democrat? you sure know a lot about homosexuality to be a rep. or perhaps you’re too stupid to know the difference betweena tea bag and a tea party? for crying out loud, don’t anybody ask him over for a cuppa!!!!! whew.

  • Antonio

    All this who’s gonna run or not run fot president in 2012 is all fun stuff-n-all, but the truth is that during the solar storms of 2012 much of the world will be flooded and that means that we’ll be under martial law, if not dead. When martial is in effect there is’nt gonna be another president so…. Just try and prepare yourselves fot the mass flooding and the upcoming martial law. Make sure to food, guns, ammo, warm clothing and know who your enemies are.

    • Cawmun Cents

      Apparently you forgot life vests…you will definitely need those too….


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