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Kristi Noem for President? Not So Fast.

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Posted By: Judy W., 3/8/2021 4:41:28 AM

Governor of South Dakota Kristi Noem made headlines in 2020 for keeping her state open during the COVID-19 outbreak and opposing Faucian dictates about masks, stay-at-home orders, and church closures. To this, conservatives applauded — and rightly so. But does holding the line during a pandemic in a state with less than 900 thousand people — about the size of Charlotte, North Carolina — now warrant the frenetic swell of support for Noem among conservatives to be the next vice president or even president? Absolutely not — especially at time when the fight for constitutional conservative values is more important than ever.


She was not conservative as a member of Congress. Good to know, but what a shame.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici 3/8/2021 5:45:03 AM (No. 717850)
It is worth noting, that before he was President Donald Trump had a track record of supporting many things which were not conservative. That does not mean that we should not consider the things this writer mentions. It merely means that we should not make our decision just on the basis of them.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: F15 Gork 3/8/2021 6:20:24 AM (No. 717871)
Heck, my recently deceased cat would make a better President than the current Commander In Thief.....
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Reply 3 - Posted by: J. Arthur Brown 3/8/2021 7:10:35 AM (No. 717896)
My mind is still open. The author seems to be venturing pretty far into the weeds to find issues upon which to oppose Noem.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Venturer 3/8/2021 7:38:04 AM (No. 717917)
Despite anything said in this article Christi Noem is much more prepared for the job than cameltoe who is going to be President.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: udanja99 3/8/2021 7:40:26 AM (No. 717918)
You beat me to it, #4. But I’d also include Xiden. Governors actually have to manage their state. Senators don’t have to manage anything, even if they are still operating with a full deck.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: bpl40 3/8/2021 7:48:43 AM (No. 717927)
The ticket I would support is Trump/DeSantis. If PDT is not willing then DeSantis/Noem. Yes people do evolve We have four yeas to watch and wait.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: felixcat 3/8/2021 8:14:55 AM (No. 717946)
Re #6 - If we last that long. But yes, I agree SD is a state with a small population, but being a governor does require skills way beyond any needed by a Senator.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Clinger 3/8/2021 8:19:37 AM (No. 717952)
We constitutionalists have been so profoundly under served by media and under represented by politicians we fawn all over the slightest scrap tossed our way. I often make mention of my 2010 experience when the "Tea Party" was a rising force in the midterms and my wife and I got marginally active with our local Illinois GOP. What a revolting experience seeing the life long sell-outs pander phony "conservatism" the likes of Mark Kirk and Adam Kinzinger on stage with the Gadsden flag waiving. People got po'd when they felt betrayed by Fox news. All they did was hold their nose and pander to an underserved market segment. They were never our friends despite some individual persons who may be, or may not, We are in a desert and we'll gladly accept a small drink of water from whomever it is offered. They may be our friends or they may simply understand out thirst and vulnerability. And the Left psychoanalyzes us based on who we take a drink of water from presuming we have shifted positions.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Bur Oak 3/8/2021 8:24:33 AM (No. 717957)
Unless election reforms are instituted to ensure honest elections the question of conservative credentials is mute. Check out Pelosi's HR 1 and
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Reply 10 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 3/8/2021 8:25:33 AM (No. 717958)
Are we going to shoot down every Presidential hopeful? That seems self-defeating. DeSantis might be the best we got, but keep in mind he did jump on board the lockdown train like everyone else. He did something like that once means he would do it again. Noem was the only governor to keep her state open, but it is a small state in flyover country, and it does not give a complete picture of how she would govern. There are no clear cut choices to a successor for Trump. We probably need another outsider rather than someone that's been hanging around government for over a decade. Considering the challenges faced by the nation, especially those posed by the left, doubt there is anyone, living or dead, that is up to the challenge. The best chance probably was Trump, and look what happened to him. It will take an act of divine intervention to get out of the mess we are in.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: petrichor 3/8/2021 9:25:27 AM (No. 718034)
I'm just waiting for the day there's an AT article backing Romney for president. Back to the good old days.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Right Time 3/8/2021 9:32:09 AM (No. 718049)
Certainly, the difference between the South Dakota state house and the White House would be an enormous leap for Kristi Noem. But still a lot less than putting a demented, politician hack who has spent his entire lifetime working for the government and has done nothing but be wrong on every policy matter for 47 years and enrich his family. And certainly NOEM is more qualified than Heel Up Harris
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Chuzzles 3/8/2021 10:57:59 AM (No. 718144)
American Thinker is no longer credible since they themselves caved big time and closed their comments section. They have a lot of nerve accusing others of what they themselves are guilty of. I would vote for Neom for either spot for like Trump, she has held the reins of control and she stepped up when the time came. Never forget that Trump was not conservative either, yet we support him big time.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Brian D. Paasch 3/8/2021 11:31:03 AM (No. 718193)
Good grief people!! Why is anyone talking about future elections/candidates??? Trump won in 2020; what good did that do? Elections are rigged by very powerful evil. Elections are utterly pointless.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 3/8/2021 12:50:19 PM (No. 718247)
For crying out loud, Denise, just admit it - you don't like her. And as for the lack of legislation, I applaud her for it. What we need more than anything else right now are fewer laws.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Patriot_Veteran 3/8/2021 12:53:25 PM (No. 718254)
The author of this article is really digging in the weeds. Keep in mind, DJT was a [D] before he ran for POTUS. So was Reagan. I'm not saying this to compare her to either. I am making the point that even though her past views may not be 100% conservative, her current track record as a gov has many parallels to what DJT exhibited as POTUS. That being said, I would personally prefer a DeSantis-Noem ticket in 2024.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Patriot_Veteran 3/8/2021 12:55:18 PM (No. 718256)
#14, excellent point. Until election integrity is addressed, the [D]s will just keep rigging elections!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Penney 3/8/2021 3:34:20 PM (No. 718374)
No past President & his Administration have brought America to such a perilous point through policies designed to ignore the U.S. Constitution and America's foundational principles of Liberty's. Kristi Noem isn't the only one to have noticed what a sad state the country is in. She seems to be a patriot with the courage to do something about restoring the country back from the brink the dem pols have connived.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Hermoine 3/8/2021 3:43:30 PM (No. 718381)
OP: She dang sure was a conservative member of Congress. Please...this is nothing but a hack job. While I'm still a huge DeSantis fan, we don't need to tear down our own who have been CONSISTENTLY doing the right thing.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: RuckusTom 3/8/2021 7:09:29 PM (No. 718535)
You think we'll have elections in 2024? By then Kamala will be declared president for life. Her phone and pen are a lot bigger than Jill's and Joe's
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Reply 21 - Posted by: DVC 3/9/2021 12:08:43 AM (No. 718641)
Definitely a very mediocre, not conservative voting record. This Dem-panic isn't the only thing to consider. He history is unacceptable.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: rberlin 3/9/2021 1:23:27 AM (No. 718675)
Bear in mind that she was sent to Congress to represent the citizens of South Dakota which includes the agricultural community, ethanol production, wind farms and subsides for them. She was not sent there to rule or do the bidding of any political party. She did a spectacular job for them then and now as governor. Let there be no doubt that she supported Trump as President and still supports him now. She is bigger than life in America and this author is gender-hating and therefor self-hating.
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