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Viva_La_Revolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:40 PM
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Haley Barbour Not Running For President: I Don't Have That 'Fire In The Belly'
Source: TPM

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R) announced on Monday that he will not seek the presidency in 2012, saying that his supporters "deserve no less than absolute fire in the belly from their candidate. I cannot offer that with certainty, and total certainty is required."

"I will not be a candidate for president next year," Barbour wrote in a statement. "This has been a difficult, personal decision, and I am very grateful to my family for their total support of my going forward, had that been what I decided."

Barbour was on the short list for potential 2012 candidates, but got into a bit of trouble in the past few months for, among other things, praising the Civil Rights-era white supremacist group the Citizens Council.

Read more: http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/04/haley-barbou...
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:46 PM
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1. Well it may not be fire but that sumbitch has SOMETHING in that belly
Douchebag.
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:47 PM
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2. Yeah. I think he ATE Mississippi.
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 02:48 PM by Ken Burch
n/t.
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Journeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:53 PM
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3. ". . . got into a little trouble in the past few months for, among other things, being a dumbass."
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:54 PM
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4. It's the mush in his mouth, not the lack of fire in the belly that's the problem.
doncha know they focus-grouped this guy and it was a big ix-nay...
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:58 PM
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5. And his wife wants nothing to do with it. She's the one with a lot of
power I think...LOL...
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:09 PM
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6. He'd have that fire in his belly if he thought there was any way he could win
I think the Republicans are looking for a throwaway candidate for 2012. They're up against three problems:

They know--they HAVE to know--the tea party economic deform package of spending cuts, tax cuts and social-program elimination hasn't got a chance in hell of working. If the Republicans lose the 2012 election they can sit there and obstruct like they do, but the second they put a Republican in the White House they have to deliver--and they can't.

They have to beat Barack Obama. They know that's going to be a very difficult task--say what you will about him, but he can campaign his ass off.

And there isn't one Republican out there who's interested in being president who's capable of handling the job, with the possible exception of the unelectable Mitt Romney. (The man's signature is on a piece of legislation that contains a health insurance mandate. There is no fucking way he'd get elected with that on his resume.)

So, basically, I think they'll run Palin next year because not only will he beat her like a rug, her defeat will give mainstream Repukes license to ignore the teabag movement once and for all.
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humbled_opinion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:32 PM
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15. Your Half Right...
Palin will be their nominee and they will whole heartedly embrace the tea baggers because her running mate will be Herman Cain...... Their Goal will be the woman's vote and an attempt to skim some of the African American vote from Obama... This combination is going to be very hard to fight against....
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:10 PM
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7. Ok, c'mon. There are enough Klanbaggers out there to get you to the debates.
Go for it!

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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:16 PM
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8. Too busy trying to defeat the Duke boys to run
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 03:20 PM by Adenoid_Hynkel
Sources say Barbour also had doubts about Roscoe P. Coltrane's skills as a campaign manger
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Corruption Winz Donating Member (581 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:22 PM
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9. No fire in the belly.....
Just fire on the cross, huh? We understand... It's "our loss."
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:25 PM
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10. Haley's more a carrier of fire in the belly
As he causes heartburn in most right-thinking Americans.
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:28 PM
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11. ....... forget it too easy .nt
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Nossida Donating Member (205 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 03:59 PM
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12. Thank the Gods
One less chrisitan Hillbilly on the republican ticket.

Jupiter be praised.

Why would he ruin the pure taxpayer financed Easy Street
he already has set up?
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Kerrytravelers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:25 PM
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13. No fire in the belly nor brain in the head.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:29 PM
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14. Hey! I'm not running for President either! So ... can I have my own LBN thread?
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wisteria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:35 PM
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16. I think it is more likely that he could see which way the wind was blowing. n/t
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sofa king Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:50 PM
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17. I would have taken pleasure in ending that run.
He screwed over my friends the Indian tribes. I could take him down all by myself.
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:06 PM
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18. One down, maybe fifteen clowns to go...
And then we'll see who Rove, Murdoch and the Kochs REALLY plan to oppose Obama.

I promise you that whoever it is, his/her name has NOT seen many headlines yet.
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