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Will Real GOP Presidential Nomination Please Stand Up On November 1st?

Updated on September 4, 2011

Mitt & JEB


November 1st Deadline for Filing to Run In South Carolina

The Republican Party has been engaged in a shell game of late. They have been throwing all these red herring candidates up to pretend to run for the GOP nomination but we will not really know who is running until November 2, 2011. Because November 1st is the last day to file to run for a Presidential candidate to file to run in South Carolina. I doubt the GOP realizes how dangerous their game is. They truly risk clouding their own parties' message by having all of these red herrings putting messages out that may not have anything to GOP policies.

And what is missing from GOP candidates is a an actual plan. GOP candidates seem to be able to say, "No" but they are unable to tell the American people what substantively different policy they would have then Barack Obama. This is very dangerous as Barack Obama, a Democrat, has not provided a substantively different leadership then George Bush. So as a country the United States, having a GOP candidates that can't even outline substantively different policies from the Obama administration and the Bush administration, run dangerous risk of being labeled more of the same.

To me it would seem that if Barack Obama has done such a horrible job as the GOP claims, then there would be no need for this shell game of red herring candidates for the GOP ticket. The GOP should be able to just put their candidate out there and let him run on substantive issues. And yet that hasn't happened but instead we get more games from the political parties as usual. Haven't they figured out America is sick of political parties so sophisticated they can't bunch their way out of a wet paper bag. We desperately need real leadership. We need someone who can play it straight and speak to the substantive issues concerning the American people.

Either way I think we can assume that November 1st is the last day for a Republican Presidential Candidate can file to run in South Carolina. I am working under the hypothesis that Mitt Romney is running for president with JEB as his running mate which means we will not know JEB is running for vice president until the very last minute. I would think the GOP is playing this shell game because they are trying to obscure the fact that yet again another Bush is on the ticket which may be deal breaker for a GOP presidential win.

Given the level of political theater this election cycle one has to wonder if there is actually a Presidential election race at all or if it is a pretermined race in which the Amerian people must just endure.

Link Between JEB and Mitt

It would seem clear that JEB and Mitt are close since JEB offered to help Mitt in 2008. So it isn't a leap that Mitt will appoint JEB as his vice presidential nomination. If Mitt does this it will cost him the election. This maybe the first time in American Political History in which the Vice Presidential Nomination will determine the outcome of an election instead of the Presidential Nominations.


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      JT Walters 6 years ago from Florida

      Hi HSchneider,

      It is an analysis but if I take your view and calculate it into my prediction model then JEB would be the front runner for the GOP nomination and Romeny Vice. But again I doubt anyone could beat Obama without providing substantative differences between the current Obama Administration and the next GOP hopeful.

      Thank you for reading, taking the time to comment and for providing feedback.


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      Howard Schneider 6 years ago from Parsippany, New Jersey

      Very interesting analysis JT Walters. You are right that we have not heard anything new and real in policies from these candidates. It has been to simply bash President Obama over everything. It is the Senator McConnell course of action. Your Romney-Bush ticket prediction is also interesting and it would be formidable. I just think that there is too much anti-Romney feelings in the GOP base for him to be nominated. But you never know. Interesting Hub.