January 27, 2005

THE HORSES ARE ON THE TRACK:

And They're Off!: The 2008 handicapping begins. (Duncan Currie, 01/31/2005, Weekly Standard)

TOO EARLY FOR REPUBLICANS TO fret about 2008? Never! Before last week's inaugural fireworks had even been lit, the handicapping of 2008 Republican hopefuls was well underway. GOP sources slice the potential '08ers into an A-list and a B-list. Here's a quick roundup of who's where, as President Bush kicks off Act Two.

It's Jeb's if he wants it.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 27, 2005 10:12 PM
Comments

My "early four GOP tickets for '08" are:
BUSH~ROMNEY
BUSH~ALLEN
MCCAIN~ROMNEY
RICE~FRIST
Futuring is fun!

Posted by: Dave W. at January 27, 2005 11:29 PM

Bush-Condi

Posted by: oj at January 27, 2005 11:46 PM

Nope - no dynasties. This isn't the 60s.

Posted by: Sandy P at January 27, 2005 11:55 PM

What was the dynasty of the '60s?

Posted by: oj at January 28, 2005 12:19 AM

"What was the dynasty of the '60s?"

Robert Kennedy had the nomination and would have won the Presidency.

Posted by: h-man at January 28, 2005 9:05 AM

Romney/Rice

Posted by: Rick T. at January 28, 2005 9:37 AM

h:

He would have been creamed.

Posted by: oj at January 28, 2005 11:13 AM

Robert Kennedy who was, if possible, even more a slimeball than JFK, would have been annihilated by Nixon. His behavior during 50s would have engendered a leftist rebellion against him, taking 5-7% of the vote.

It's unwise to make predictions until the 2006 elections are over.

McCain-Pawlenty or McCain-Blunt present interesting possibilities.

Posted by: Bart at January 28, 2005 2:19 PM

Agree...Nixon over RFK and Geo. Wallace in '68.

I've heard Pawlenty's name mentioned a couple times these past few months. What are his ambitions & accomplishments in Minn. thus far?

Posted by: Dave W. at January 29, 2005 1:59 AM
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