If you could choose your parties next candidate

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    who would it be? This year's nominees are basically locked up, and I'm wondering who people would like to see running in the next election and why they feel that way.
     
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    The prominent Republican with the intellect, experience, and sensible vision would be Newt Gingrich. I am hoping for somebody of Newt's caliber without Newt's baggage to emerge and restore a center and purpose to the GOP.

    For the Democrats, I would like to see somebody of Evan Bayh's caliber; i.e. somebody grounded in solid principles rather than ideology; emerge.

    Just once I would like to choose between two excellent candidates instead of having to settle for the lesser of two evils.
     
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    We've got survive the next 4 years first. Right now, there's no one out there or they'd be running. One thing this election is proving, it won't be a moderate. They've gone the way of the dodo. It'll be another extremist Democrat and liberal Republican.
     
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    I wasn't asking who you thought would be running, just who you would like to be running. Who you feel would do the best job running the country.

    I agree with the Bayh recommendation.
     
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    Liberal republican? On what planet? Not when they make huggy, huggy, kissy, kissy with the theocrats, they aren't "liberal".
     
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    I guess my ideal candidate will probably be Obama for a second term. I don't really care who the Republican is so long as he is a moderate (although I guess an extremist would probably lose the election by an even larger margin).
     
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    Right now, I want a democratic president for two terms. I'd have like Biden, Edwards or Clinton.... but I'll vote for Obama and hope he does a kick ass job and gets term 2.
     
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    You are assuming there will still be a Republican party after November. :cool:
     
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    It will eke its way back. My guess (and hope) is it will take the same approach as the Tories. It will become kinder and gentler (to avoid losing the entire next generation) and pick a couple of pet liberal issues where it takes a strong liberal stance - like global warming.
     
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    I really don't want the GOP to die. We need someone to look down on, anyway.
     

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