Bob Riley 2012? Joe Scarborough Loves the Idea
Bob Riley 2012?
Charles Dean from the Birmingham News reports the former Alabama governor is kicking over throwing his name in the hat for what is shaping up to be a crowded battle for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012 -- and a familiar face from Florida is encouraging him to jump in.
“One important opinion leader and player on the national political stage encouraging Riley to run is Joe Scarborough,” noted Dean in the article. More below:
"I believe there is a great void in the Republican Party still to be filled," Scarborough said. "I still believe that the eventual Republican nominee and just maybe the next president has not yet declared an interest in running."
Asked why he thinks Riley could stand out in a crowd of candidates vying for the GOP nomination, Scarborough said because he has a record of accomplishments in Alabama.
"Look at what Bob has done in Alabama. He's been able to attract thousands of manufacturing jobs into the state when other states are losing them," Scarborough said. "Automobile, ship building, aviation jobs. Right now across much of this country the issue is job creation, lowering the unemployment rate, putting people to work. Bob has done that and he's done it while keeping taxes low and running a state for eight years without a hint of scandal."
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