GOP's 2012 hopefuls crowd town they love to hate
WASHINGTON – Republicans who may want President Barack Obama's job flocked to the town they love to hate this weekend and repeatedly ripped into the Democrat, an early tryout of sorts for the GOP nomination.
"Barack Obama has created at least three jobs that I know of: Bob McDonnell, Chris Christie and Scott Brown," former House speaker Newt Gingrich told a fawning crowd Saturday, celebrating recent GOP victories in governor's races in Virginia and New Jersey, and the Senate in Massachusetts, respectively.
He predicted Republicans would take back control of Congress this fall and added: "We'll elect a new president in 2012..." http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_republicans2012
... Others wouldn't rule out a run."If you see me losing 40 pounds that means I'm either running or have cancer," quipped [Mississippi Gov. Haley] Barbour
, a former lobbyist and GOP chairman who Republican insiders say would be a formidable candidate. He said he would focus this year on helping fellow Republicans in governor's races. "If after these elections are over there's anything to think about, I'll think about it then," he said.
Still, he added: "I think it is unlikely that I'll run for president but that does not qualify as ruling it out."
He made a brief stop at the conservatives' meeting late Friday...
Can't resist a comment: "If you see me losing 40 pounds that means I'm either running or have cancer
..." That's a "quip"?
What a disgusting state our nation's in if that comment is not only acceptable but considered a "quip".