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Clarence Thomas Is a Long Shot for President, But His Candidacy Makes a Lot of Sense

The Daily Beast

 

With the Republican presidential nomination still up in the air, the possibility of a brokered convention is looking increasingly likely. Under the party’s rules, the delegates won by Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and the others in the primaries and caucuses are obligated to vote for their assigned candidate only on the first ballot. If no candidate wins the required number of votes, the delegates can throw their support to anyone. There’s speculation that party insiders, unhappy with the current field, might float the candidacy of someone not now in the race, like New Jersey Governor Chris Christie or Jeb Bush.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

 

While Christie and Bush might be fine candidates, perhaps the Republicans should consider a more inspired and game-changing pick: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Far-fetched?  Maybe. But a Thomas candidacy would energize Republicans in a way that few other Republicans can and would steal tremendous media attention from President Barack Obama.

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  1. John Cooper

    February 27th, 2012

    I’m leaning more towards the Patraeus/Palin ticket myself.

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  2. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 27th, 2012

    He’s only sixty-four, according to Wackypedia. He’d be a good choice if he’d do it– the first real black president and the first interracial white house couple! Wonder if HE’D get a Nobel Prize during his first month in offce?

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  3. listingstarboard

    February 27th, 2012

    Just like the Republican Convention that nominated James Garfield–who wasn’t running. I nominate Mike Pence.

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  4. Milwaukee Mike

    February 27th, 2012

    Now that’s thinking outside the box!

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  5. Anonymous

    February 27th, 2012

    Recently read Thomas’ memoir. Good read. He’d be a great choice. He actually lived the black American experience, unlike obama.

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  6. The O must go

    February 27th, 2012

    In this long shot scenario how would his replacement on SCOTUS work?

    If this brokered convention crap actually happens I pray that they don’t try to foist Christie or Bush 3.0 on the GOP electorate.

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  7. Czar of Defenestration

    February 27th, 2012

    NO. Don’t take the bait.

    Just like the “let’s change the qualifications so Schwarzennegger can become President” trick the Dems tried in 2004(?),
    this is just more crap to get a solid Conservative off the Supreme Court.

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  8. Racist

    February 27th, 2012

    This whole notion of adding another name to the mix is just stupid. We might as well say to the public, “hey, we’re confused and don’t know what we’re doing. Can we just start over again?” The whole idea is ridiculous. Just nominate someone and let’s get on with it!

    Stupid keyboard

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  9. Menderman

    February 27th, 2012

    Would he have to resign the SCOTUS to run? I’m with Czar of Defenestration, he is right where we need him.

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  10. Menderman

    February 27th, 2012

    I remember how thew media treated him during his bitter nomination hearings. At he time he was considered “too damaged” to be of any consequence and destined for failure. Sound Familiar?

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  11. MM

    February 27th, 2012

    I read this piece yesterday and was immediately on board. I have always liked Mr Thomas and from what I’ve heard, while he seldom speaks in court, his opinions are powerhouse.

    I went to the comments to say so and Horry Clap Batman, the visceral hate, the vile, racist remarks and the overall unhinged, leftest, moonbat derangement was too much for a hardened-or so I thought-conservative like myself.

    As you go through the comments, it’s character assassination of both Mr Thomas and his wife, ad hominem and of course the racism. Wow.

    Man, talk about touching a nerve, if we ran a Palin/Thomas ticket, the sounds of REgressive heads exploding would be heard across the land.

    This one drew some heavy flak so this guy was right over the target. And of course it points out no matter who we run, a fictional narrative will be established to hammer our guy with.

    I hate them and honestly believe there is no way we can ever abide this cancer in our country.

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  12. Nutjob

    February 27th, 2012

    The republican establishment thinks their boy Romney is the pick and will clear up and out all of the confusion.

    They are confused, the people have spoken many times over. Give us a true conservative or destroy the country on your behalf.
    Stop playing into the prog/libs/democrats hand and start going after Obama with a real American, not some media prop destined to fail like McCain.

    I feel a switch at this point would be not only counterproductive but again play into their hands about the republican party.

    Take the chains off and unleash Newt, and then get behind him, this guy will destroy Obama.
    His baggage isn’t anywhere near Romneys and at least he’s keeping his eye on the main target….Obama, whose baggage is 100fold of any republican.
    Its not like the libs/dems/progs don’t give any of the current candidates any ammo…….they do it daily.

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  13. Nunya

    February 27th, 2012

    Yeah what MM said exactly, we need Justice Thomas to stay in his lifetime appt on the Supremes, especially now

    A brokered convention would be great, and is how the conventions should be. I for one would love a Newt-Palin ticket: he’d destroy Obama and she would bring about the aforementioned exploding leftard heads, win-win. Any promising new names can be added to their Cabinet; no sense giving the left any “fresh meat” to destroy before they’re even widely known

    Bottom line: if America lets Obama steal another 4 years she deserves to die. And good luck to the parasitic left when that happens; they’ll die too, having killed off their Conservative hosts

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  14. John Difool

    February 27th, 2012

    Terrible idea. If he runs for president most likely he’ll have to resign from SCOTUS and then you know who gets to choose his replacement.

    Especially bad if Ogabe gets re-elected.

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  15. Stirrin the B.S.

    February 27th, 2012

    The problem for the conservatives has always been the lack of, and biased, media coverage. The presidential race receives front page, prime-time coverage from ALL outlets. It’ the Superbowl of news coverage.

    I’m with Nutjob. Get behind Gingrich and let him shred Obysmal in debates and campaign speeches. Gingrich is the only candidate who has the ideas and oratory skills and the backbone to do so.

    The MSM will not be able to ignore it or slant it. The event is bigger than them. The message will finally reach those who have been shielded by the MSM.

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  16. muddjuice

    February 27th, 2012

    @ John Cooper

    I have to agree with you. When’s the last time we had a General as a president? Eisenhower? Honestly, name a former general who became president (Grant doesn’t count) who was bad?

    No disrespect to Thomas, but I don’t want any more lawyers for president. We need a good, old fashioned General…..

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  17. serfer62

    February 27th, 2012

    NO!
    Do not rob the Supremes of a much needed conservative. We need him at the court more then as POTUS.
    Same with Congress

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  18. keepin r REAL pithy

    February 27th, 2012

    hey on to THAT SHIZ, sports fans:
    [why ya think the daily bizzatch suggested it?]

    http://www.trevorloudon.com/2012/02/econonomic-sabotage-a-case-for-the-fbi-occupy-wall-street-and-the-cuban-connection/#comments

    + Clarence Thomas has played a key role in cementing ties between the ultra radical Occupy Oakland movement and the Bay Area’s very strong labor union community.

    + Thomas was also heavily active in encouraging the November 2 Occupy led shutdown of the Port of Oakland and the December 12, partially successful attempt to shut down every major port on the West Coast, from Alaska to Southern California.

    + Clarence Thomas wrote an article, which was published in the W.W.P’s Worker’s World, Nov. 16, 2011, entitled “Longshore workers applaud Occupy Oakland’s port shutdown.”

    + Clarence Thomas explained all this to a cheering and clapping communist labor gathering in Tijuana, where he addressed the closing plenary on December 4.
    When alerting the assembled Cuban, American and Latin American comrades to the proposed West Coast shutdown on December 12, Thomas warned that results would be unpredictable because “these are revolutionary mobilizations…”

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  19. keepin r REAL pithy

    February 27th, 2012

    MAJOR cred enhancement:
    [both hands on keyboards, mates, lots o' work to do.]

    http://www.trevorloudon.com/2011/10/the-soros-conference/#comments

    Trevor Loudon, Larry Grathwohl, Tina Trent, Brandon Darby, Cliff Kincaid

    Cross-posted from Grand Old Partisan:

    http://grandoldpartisan.typepad.com/blog/2011/10/soros-files.html

    The insidious influence of George Soros was the theme of an event hosted by Cliff Kincaid, yesterday at the National Press Club. Headlining the Soros Files conference were Larry Grathwohl, Brandon Darby, Zubi Diamond, Tina Trent and Trevor Loudon.

    See http://www.sorosfiles.com for more information.

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  20. Eric

    February 27th, 2012

    I have long advocated for Sam Alito to attempt the run for POTUS, but none are following.

    Technically, a SCOTUS Justice could recuse their self from any court judgments during the period of time they hold the elected seat, then return to the Judgeship after whatever time spent in office.

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