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Rising GOP stars one of whom Obama may face in 2012

by Joseph Ernest July 1, 2010


gop republican rising stars

(L-R Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Paul Ryan, Rick Perry)


 Newscast Media -- In less than two years, Obama is likely to face one of these GOP rising stars in a battle for the White House. Ron Paul had a very successful grassroots campaign and raised a lot of money over the Internet, however, I think the media will give him less coverage as they did in 2008, due to his views on the war, the IRS and the Federal Reserve.  I have therefore narrowed the field down to the above-listed candidates.


Mitt Romney the former Massachusetts governor has successfully raised money for fellow Republicans through his Free and Strong America PAC.  He is an effective fundraiser and also a staunch critic of the Obama administration especially with issues relating to the economy.


Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin formed her political action committee, SarahPAC, and eventually resigned from her governorship in July 2009.  Virtually every candidate she has endorsed has won his or her election. Sarah Palin told Larry King she hasn't ruled out the possibility of running in 2012.


Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Congressman, is another rising star who is making a name for himself. He introduced his "Roadmap For America's Future" in 2008 and released an updated version at the beginning of 2010.  An incredibly astute economist, Ryan publicly challenged Obama's Obamacare at the 2010 Health Care Summit and is known for the quote, "Hiding spending doesn't reduce spending."  You can watch him make his points below.


Rick Perry, the current governor of Texas is running for an unprecedented third term because in Texas there are no term limits. Perry has never lost an election and earlier in 2010 enlisted his friend Sarah Palin, who campaigned for him before the primaries. Perry defeated Kay Bailey Hutchinson and Debra Medina, and will be running against former Houston mayor Bill White in November.


                     2020 GOP Potential Presidential Contenders

                   rising stars in hispanic community       young republicans

                           George P. Bush                       Josh Mandel


Should George P. Bush decide to run in 2020 he will be virtually unstoppable. His Hispanic background on his mother's side gives him a huge advantage over any other candidate, Democrat or Republican, because the demographics are shifting and the Hispanic community will be a force to be reckoned with politically in the coming years. In 2007 he signed up for eight years as an officer in the Navy Reserves and has served in the war zone in Iraq, and I suspect George P, will run for the Texas governorship in 2014, and later on for president in 2020.  He recently formed his own political action committee called Hispanic Republicans of Texas (HRT), to promote Hispanic-American Republicans in the state.


Josh Mandel is also another GOP hopeful whose star is quietly rising. Mandel won a second term as a State Representative in a heavily Democratic district in Ohio, and has championed lowering taxes for Ohio residents. He served eight years as an Intelligence Specialist in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves and did two tours of duty in Iraq. In 2009 he announced his candidacy for Ohio Treasurer of State.   (Add Comments)







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