Monday, February 23, 2009

Which Republicans Are Running for President?

I think the 2008 election cycle furthered an entirely unhealthy obsession with the dynamics of political campaigning (myself included).  

Anyway, if you want to get a head start on 2012, the Republican governors who have serious intent to run have all revealed themselves.  They are the only ones to reject stimulus money.
By my count, I have Perry (Texas), Jindal (Lousiana), Sanford (South Carolina), Mississippi (Barbour), Otter (Idaho), and Palin (Alaska).  Maybe some of these guys are angling for top jobs among the Republican high command, not just the Presidency, but any serious Presidential contender will at least make some sort of anti-stimulus noise, even if the actual amount rejected is small.

I don't buy that they're rejected money because it will be more costly in the long-run.  It's easy enough to change the law in a few years and cut the programs; This is entirely politically oriented.  

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