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Longtime GOP presidential adviser not picking favorite in 2012 nomination race

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  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 29, 2011 1:02 p.m.

    "I like anybody we nominate," Baker said.' - Article

    *'Poll: Less than half of GOP primary voters satisfied with 2012 field' - By Mark Murray - NBC News - 06/15/11

    *'GOP race narrows, but there's still no front runner' - By Steven Thomma, McClatchy Newspapers - Published by DSNews - 08/14/11

  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    Aug. 29, 2011 1:40 p.m.

    The GOP wants two things. Someone who can beat Obama and someone who can get the economy rolling and create jobs. All the other issues are a side show. So, put Romney and Perry on the ticket in any order. Both can beat Obama. One has presided over a State that created jobs and one has worked in the private sector for 25 years and created jobs. It is the absolutely winning ticket for 2012.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 29, 2011 2:17 p.m.

    Re: Pagan | 1:02 p.m. Aug. 29, 2011

    RealClearPolitics has taken polls from multiple agencies and is reporting an average approval rating of 43.4% for Obama and a 53% disapproval rating.

    Gallup is showing a dismal 38% approval rating for our nonperforming leader. It could get worse .... and probably will.

  • JoeBlow Miami Area, Fl
    Aug. 29, 2011 3:18 p.m.

    Yes Rifleman,

    Numbers are bad. And yes, they absolutely could get worse.

    Just ask George W. Bush.

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    Aug. 29, 2011 4:09 p.m.

    A new Pew Poll shows that an increasing number of moderate Republicans and Independents want Pres. Obama to stand up to the GOP. The public continues to place greater blame for the lack of cooperation on Republican leaders (37%) than on Barack Obama (21%), though about one-in-ten (12%) volunteer that both are responsible.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Aug. 29, 2011 7:49 p.m.

    o couldn't stand up to anybody. Anybody but bo. we need a leader and he isn't one.
    paganette: keep dreaming. your boy will be out in 16 months.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 29, 2011 8:44 p.m.

    Re: Pagen | 2:21 p.m. Aug. 29, 2011
    "why aren't you giving Obama the 8 years to fix the mess that Republican leadership, created?"

    Its the unions and liberal Democrats that want to tie a can on Obama's tail. He can't deliver, lets the Republicans lead him around by the nose, and let them call his bluff.

    The Democrats want a leader and Obama just isn't cutting it.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Aug. 30, 2011 6:24 a.m.

    Texas led the Republicans into nearly destroying this nation. Whatever comes out of Texas, in my view, should be disregarded. This include Baker who headed up the theft of the 2000 election, giving us an Administration that did more damage to the U.S. than perhaps any other.

  • Cougar Blue N. Las Vegas, NV
    Aug. 30, 2011 7:45 a.m.

    Anyone Mr. Baker? Anyone? Wow, that is desperation in a can.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Aug. 30, 2011 8:47 a.m.

    @Dutchman, what jobs has Romney created? His career involved swooping in on troubled companies, cutting expenses and jobs, and trying to turn them around. Sometimes it worked, and sometimes it didn't. I would bet that the net figure on jobs is a rather large negative number. Instead of rhetoric, how about some reality.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Aug. 30, 2011 9:13 a.m.

    And therein lies a large part of the problem.

    Republicans who will vote for anyone with a big R after their name on the ballot -- no matter how extreme or harebrained they may be.

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 30, 2011 11:26 a.m.

    Re: Pagen | 8:41 a.m. Aug. 30, 2011
    "So Rifleman, your claiming to be a Democrat now?"

    Noooo, I don't see where I claimed to be anything? I made a statement of fact. The unions and liberal Democrats have realized that Obama can't deliver on his promises and they've grown tired of him in the White House. And yes, they've asked Hillary to pull their fat out of the fire.

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 30, 2011 11:41 a.m.

    Anyone at this point, is better than Obama.......even Uerkle!

  • ksampow Farr West, Utah
    Aug. 30, 2011 12:19 p.m.

    The only jobs Obama has created are government jobs that are further weakening the economy and killing job growth overall.

  • payara OREM, UT
    Aug. 30, 2011 1:14 p.m.

    Obama has added more debt during his tenour then any president in history. he starts by passing a job killing health care plan that will add hundreds of thousands of nonproducing jobs just to enforce the juggernout. Most small businesses will shut down their health care plans, they cannot afford it.

    Obama follows this up by proposing to increase taxes on upper income americans, reminds me of Jimmy Carter. Reagan followed by lowering taxes, it was called "Reaganomics". It worked because Americans had more spending money, that was the end of the resession. Democrats still to this day argue that more taxes will solve all woes. We have to get this Socialist out of office now and ANY republican will do (Baker)... GO Mitt

  • az roadrunner Apache Junction, AZ
    Sept. 8, 2011 1:02 p.m.

    The Gipper thought we spend too much. He should know: the national debt nearly tripled on his watch.