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Who Is Going To Be The Next U.S. President?

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posted on Feb, 6 2007 @ 04:03 AM
Americans, get ready, take your pick to the likely 2008 US presidential candidates.

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The following Republicans have either officially declared their intentions to run or formed exploratory committees:

• Arizona Senator John McCain, 70, a Vietnam War hero who lost to Bush in the 2000 Republican primaries, has a reputation for independence and favors a US troop buildup in Iraq.
• Rudolph Giuliani, 62, is a former New York City mayor who enjoys strong popularity in opinion polls, in part for guiding New York's response to the September 11, 2001, terror attacks on the World Trade Center.
• Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, 59, is credited with rescuing the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah, from scandal and mismanagement. The Boston businessman is a devout Mormon.
• Kansas Senator Sam Brownback, 50, is a devout Roman Catholic who enjoys strong support from religious conservatives.
• Duncan Hunter, 58, is a former chairman of the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee who takes a conservative line, particularly against illegal immigration.
• Colorado Representative Tom Tancredo, 61, is known for his tough stance against illegal immigration.
• Tommy Thompson, 65, is a former secretary of health and human services in the Bush administration.
• Mike Huckabee, 51, was governor of Arkansas for 10 years until stepping down in January.

The following Republicans have not declared their candidacy but are widely reported to be considering a run:

• Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel, 60, is a moderate Republican and a vocal critic of the US handling of the war in Iraq.
• Newt Gingrich, 63, is a former speaker of the House of Representatives and a free-market ideologue.

The following Democrats have either officially declared their intentions to run or formed exploratory committees:

• New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, 59, is a former energy secretary in the Clinton administration and a former US ambassador to the United Nations. He has also lent his negotiating expertise to talks with North Korea and efforts to resolve the Darfur conflict. If elected, he would be the first Hispanic US president.
• New York Senator Hillary Clinton, 59, is a strong favorite for the Democratic Party nomination. She has a team of experienced advisers, including her husband, former president Bill Clinton, and many political heavyweights from his administration.
• Illinois Senator Barack Obama, 45, is considered the first African-American to have a serious chance of winning the presidency. Charismatic and telegenic, he has begun a round of visits to key battleground states.
• John Edwards, 53, is a former senator and John Kerry's vice presidential running mate in the 2004 presidential election. Edwards is a populist trial lawyer who has nurtured his support base in key states for party primary races, such as Iowa and South Carolina.
• Tom Vilsack, 56, is a former two-term governor of Iowa, where the first caucus to choose candidates in the presidential race will be held in January 2008.
• Ohio Representative Dennis Kucinich, 60, is a pacifist who promotes social issues and embodies the party's left wing. He was a Democratic contender in 2004 but garnered only minimal backing.
• Delaware Senator Joseph Biden, 64, the powerful centrist chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is an attorney and law professor who was first elected to the US Senate in 1972, when he was just 29 years old.
• Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd, 62, a senior Democrat in the Senate, is an old hand in foreign affairs. He was first elected to Congress in 1974, serving for six years in the House of Representatives before being elected to the Senate in 1980.

The following Democrats have not declared their candidacy but are widely reported to be considering a run:

• Wesley Clark, 62, a former supreme allied commander of NATO in Europe, could launch another campaign after his failed attempt in 2004.
• Al Gore, 58, Clinton's vice president, was defeated by Bush in the 2000 election. He feebly denied having any presidential aspirations after the success of "An Inconvenient Truth," his documentary on global warming, leaving open the possibility that he will join the race.


• Ralph Nader, the 72-year-old consumer activist and populist, who ran for the White House in 1996 and 2000 under the Green Party banner and in 2004 as an independent. In the key 2000 vote he garnered 2.7 percent of the vote nationwide.

Is it a tough choice?

posted on Feb, 6 2007 @ 05:05 AM
Guliani or Clinton will win it.
But Gore is the president AMERICA NEEDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sadly, the political process has become such a curropt agender, that it matters not who YOU want to be president..

because 'they' have already decided!

but be sure to humour them, they must get a kick of watching you stand for hours to register a vote that means nothing!

posted on Feb, 6 2007 @ 05:12 AM
actualy none of the above.. I will win the 2008 presidential election! oh wait sorry thats not right im only 31 I can't run yet DANG I have to wait for the 2012 election... AH! so thats why the worlds going to end! I get it now.

Seriously though YOUR VOTE COUNTS. The reason that so many people have gotten so discoraged about elections and the nominees are because a bunch of idiots run. Pick a candidate that you want to win and vote for them. If enough people write in a candidate that realy deserves to win then they will win.

I don't believe for a second that our system has gotten so corrupt that we have lost the power of the vote yet.

posted on Feb, 6 2007 @ 05:55 AM
I agree too that "they" have already determined who will be next president. All we can do is go through the processes and hope for the best. If you want a prediction based on the face up traditional model, I think it will be Clinton for the dems, and Giuliani or McCain for Repubs, although never underestimate those dang Roman Catholics, Uncle Sam could weasel right in there... Hehhe...

When it comes down to it though, maybe the "powers that be" will put the democratic party in power for the next terms. There is a lotta trouble coming our way in the next few years with speculations of world wars, alien attacks, global catastrophe's, mayan calendar ending, economy crash, fiscal dollar value failure, et al, and "they" will want to make the democrats look really bad and unable to handle and cope with all this "tragedy and hardship"... That way, in future elections the republicans can come back in to "save the day" with their dictatorship ways. So saying that then, they will want the "inept" president to be either a woman or a minority (either Obama or Richardson). Actually it will likely be woman-President (Clinton-Obama with Richardson in high position too), minority-VicePres or minority-Pres with woman-VicePres. Either way it is a perfect setup for the "powers that be" to say "I told you so", then there will be right wing/religious leaders in after that, and we will "be grateful" for it...

All this aside now, do you really believe that George is not going to declare wartime measures after the 'big' attack, instate martial law, and become absolute dictator over us?

What I noticed was a little odd about your descriptions though was that a lot of the republican candidates are telling us their stance... Shouldn't we be telling them what stances we want them to have? You really reinforce the idea that we vote in a dictator (when it comes to the republicans anyway, you didn't provide the same descriptors for the blue side), not an elected official for the people by the people... You know they always encourage everyone to get out and vote, because it is important to have your say, but wouldn't it speak volumes if absolutely noone voted?

posted on Feb, 6 2007 @ 06:20 AM
It'll be Clinton, no doubt.
2008 is a long way away though, and Bush can do a LOT more damage in that time.When Clinton does get in,it may very well be too late.

posted on Feb, 6 2007 @ 08:11 AM
None of them should be President. Unfortunately money buys the office and qualified people are denied. Neither party will take hold of the most important topic facing the USA and that is border security. How the hell can we justify galavanting around the world eliminating terrorists while leaving our backdoor open to them and whoever could do us harm? Republicans love the cheap labor and Democrats seek the huge voting block of the growing Hispanic community by offering even more govenment programs to them. It's time for and independent thinking President who places the security of our country first... Unfortunately that may never change while our fat and lazy citizens remain oblivious to their surroundings as long as nothing effects their easy lifestyle.

Wake up people before it's too late!

posted on Feb, 6 2007 @ 10:03 AM
Wait until the primaries and you will pretty much by then will have the winner. . .

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