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BonMallari
02-10-2011, 06:57 PM
Well fellow Conservatives, RINOS,Indy's and CPAC is here and its the first straw poll of any significance...who are your early choices and why


Michele Bachmann, Minnesota representative
Haley Barbour, Mississippi governor
Chris Christie, New Jersey governor
Mitch Daniels, Indiana governor
Newt Gingrich, former House speaker
Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas governor
Sarah Palin, former Alaska governor
Jon Huntsman, former Utah governor
Gary Johnson, former New Mexico governor
Ron Paul, Texas representative
Tim Pawlenty, former Minnesota governor
Mitt Romney, former Massachusetts governor
Rick Santorum, former Pennsylvania senator
John Thune, South Dakota senator
Herman Cain, former Godfather Pizza CEO, talk radio host
Other

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2011/02/10/2011-02-10_cpac_straw_poll_lists_gop_2012_presidential_nom inees_including_palin_romney_ging.html#ixzz1DbhBJv bV

My top 3 are John Thune,Tim Pawlenty, and Mitch Daniels...with Jon Huntsman close behind

huntinman
02-10-2011, 07:01 PM
Well fellow Conservatives, RINOS,Indy's and CPAC is here and its the first straw poll of any significance...who are your early choices and why


My top 3 are John Thune,Tim Pawlenty, and Mitch Daniels...with Jon Huntsman close behind

Why?


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road kill
02-10-2011, 07:02 PM
Haley Barbour!!!!


RK

Eric Johnson
02-10-2011, 07:13 PM
With 15 candidates, who's left to be "Other" and how'd "Other" get 8%...more that 12 of the 15 candidates? This is gonna be a horse race.

Eric

BonMallari
02-10-2011, 07:14 PM
Why?


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Sorry forgot to add that

Mitch Daniels -would rather concentrate on fiscal conservative issues instead of moral conservative issues

John Thune- hunter, so I know my guns are safe, seem to talk the most sensible and articulate, well polished...but dont know if he will run

Tim Pawlenty- like his experience from a Governorship, I also think he is very electable

Jon Huntsman- I like his conservative moral values, but dont think he is electable, but would make a good VP

Franco
02-11-2011, 08:15 PM
Ron Paul at he CPAC
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/11/ron-paul-cpac-speech_n_822132.html

So far, he is the only one telling it like it is!

Marvin S
02-11-2011, 09:14 PM
Well fellow Conservatives, RINOS,Indy's and CPAC is here and its the first straw poll of any significance...who are your early choices and why


My top 3 are John Thune,Tim Pawlenty, and Mitch Daniels...with Jon Huntsman close behind

Bachman - ?
Palin - Doing best what she does best
Cain - potential VP
Barbour - I have always liked this guy
Christie - Looks good but short on seasoning, I think everyone remembers when the rules were going to get changed for the Governator :)
Daniels - Unfortunately, he is physically short but apparently sensible
Gingrich - He lost my vote when he shut govt down, caved & then paid everyone for not working
Huckaby - He needs to stick to preaching
Huntsman - What makes him different than Cain?
Gary Johnson - Who? maybe JD in all his ennui can vet this guy
Ron Paul - What's he done besides bitch, so much that few listen
Pawlenty - Gov of MN is not a stepping stone to the R POTUS position
Romney - A health care package that doesn't work in MA
Santorum - Didn't he lose as the incumbent in PA
Thune - I donated to his campaign against Daschle, which has gotten me countless solicitations. I pointed out to him that the Farm Bill was too much & SD was exporting too many of it's best & brightest elsewhere due to a commodity economy. No Reply. From his mailers & his yearly Xmas card, my opinion is, this is a guy stuck on himself. No one who grew up in Murdo is worldly enough to run this country just as I said about McGovern "No one who grew up 12 miles from where I did is worldly enough to run this country."

I still like "Jindal" :).

Franco
02-11-2011, 10:41 PM
I still like "Jindal" :).



He won't run until 2016. He still in his 30's, he has time.

Besides, he still has work to do here.

Uncle Bill
02-12-2011, 10:04 AM
The CPAC is pretty much loaded up for a Ron Paul. Lots of folks preaching to the choir.

The older ones have too much prior baggage. I wish it weren't so in Newt's case. He is probably the best of the litter.

As to your observations about Thune, Marvin...

"Thune - I donated to his campaign against Daschle, which has gotten me countless solicitations. I pointed out to him that the Farm Bill was too much & SD was exporting too many of it's best & brightest elsewhere due to a commodity economy. No Reply. From his mailers & his yearly Xmas card, my opinion is, this is a guy stuck on himself. No one who grew up in Murdo is worldly enough to run this country just as I said about McGovern "No one who grew up 12 miles from where I did is worldly enough to run this country."

Your donation is appreciated, but getting rid of Dashole should have been reward enough.

I get replys every time I write him. Mox Nix! He's not running, just caught up in the "hype from a hundred friends"...me not being one of them, as I advised him it's just friendly hype.

As far as being 'stuck on himself', you couldn't be further from the truth. He's as honest an individual as I know. Far too involved in his family to take that much time to run for POTUS.

He will do much better, and become far more recognizable when the Senate republicans take control and he heads up a few committees. In fact, I could easily see him replacing Harry Reid. His value will become more evident as a US Senator, where he'll be for some time.

FWIW, you don't have to come from Chicago or any of the other large markets to be "worldly' enough to know how to protect and run a nation with our Constitution, you just need to know how to abide by it, and follow the founders design.

UB

Marvin S
02-12-2011, 04:05 PM
As to your observations about Thune, Marvin...

"Thune - I donated to his campaign against Daschle, which has gotten me countless solicitations. I pointed out to him that the Farm Bill was too much & SD was exporting too many of it's best & brightest elsewhere due to a commodity economy. No Reply. From his mailers & his yearly Xmas card, my opinion is, this is a guy stuck on himself. No one who grew up in Murdo is worldly enough to run this country just as I said about McGovern "No one who grew up 12 miles from where I did is worldly enough to run this country."

Your donation is appreciated, but getting rid of Dashole should have been reward enough.

I get replys every time I write him. Mox Nix! He's not running, just caught up in the "hype from a hundred friends"...me not being one of them, as I advised him it's just friendly hype.

As far as being 'stuck on himself', you couldn't be further from the truth. He's as honest an individual as I know. Far too involved in his family to take that much time to run for POTUS.

He will do much better, and become far more recognizable when the Senate republicans take control and he heads up a few committees. In fact, I could easily see him replacing Harry Reid. His value will become more evident as a US Senator, where he'll be for some time.

FWIW, you don't have to come from Chicago or any of the other large markets to be "worldly' enough to know how to protect and run a nation with our Constitution, you just need to know how to abide by it, and follow the founders design.

UB

UB - I was happy when Daschle was beaten, just did not seem like a SD type of guy.

I'm glad you are happy with Thune - I am not. Though I do believe he would make a good Senate Majority Leader.

I had a fair number of Mines graduates work for me through the years. Enough that I know them to be as well qualified as any of the Tech school type people. I've also received the "Hardrocker" through the years so was able to keep some track of those who I matriculated with & those who followed. Many started successful businesses elsewhere which could have just as well happened in SD.

The state will not get away from being an exporter of talent until they change their commodity mentality, & I believe Thune could have been a leader in that movement had he so desired. But I also understand that being a leader may require the expenditure of political capital, I'm not sure he's that type.

BonMallari
02-12-2011, 04:16 PM
I watched the Tim Pawlenty speech and was impressed, looks like he is in "campaign mode", never seen him go after BHO before, but I think that is the tone of CPAC...I was also surprised at the Donald's insistence that Ron Paul could be elected POTUS...that met with many jeers from the crowd...with that I would guess RP finishes in the top two in tonites ballots...let the games begin

mjh345
02-12-2011, 04:24 PM
I watched the Tim Pawlenty speech and was impressed, looks like he is in "campaign mode", never seen him go after BHO before, but I think that is the tone of CPAC...I was also surprised at the Donald's insistence that Ron Paul could be elected POTUS...that met with many jeers from the crowd...with that I would guess RP finishes in the top two in tonites ballots...let the games begin

Strange, because I thought I heard that Trump said just the opposite; that Ron Paul was NOT electable

Granddaddy
02-12-2011, 06:16 PM
Bachman - ?
Palin - Doing best what she does best
Cain - potential VP
Barbour - I have always liked this guy
Christie - Looks good but short on seasoning, I think everyone remembers when the rules were going to get changed for the Governator :)
Daniels - Unfortunately, he is physically short but apparently sensible
Gingrich - He lost my vote when he shut govt down, caved & then paid everyone for not working
Huckaby - He needs to stick to preaching
Huntsman - What makes him different than Cain?
Gary Johnson - Who? maybe JD in all his ennui can vet this guy
Ron Paul - What's he done besides bitch, so much that few listen
Pawlenty - Gov of MN is not a stepping stone to the R POTUS position
Romney - A health care package that doesn't work in MA
Santorum - Didn't he lose as the incumbent in PA
Thune - I donated to his campaign against Daschle, which has gotten me countless solicitations. I pointed out to him that the Farm Bill was too much & SD was exporting too many of it's best & brightest elsewhere due to a commodity economy. No Reply. From his mailers & his yearly Xmas card, my opinion is, this is a guy stuck on himself. No one who grew up in Murdo is worldly enough to run this country just as I said about McGovern "No one who grew up 12 miles from where I did is worldly enough to run this country."

I still like "Jindal" :).

But Gingrich did something no other nat'l leader has done since - his congress (while he was leader) presided over the last congress that balanced the budget and reduced the deficit - & he showed he could work with a democrat as president. Of course Clinton takes the credit and the press gives it to him. But that feat is something we need badly now. So he'll get my vote if he's the nominee.

I also like Pawlenty from MN.

BonMallari
02-13-2011, 03:58 AM
Strange, because I thought I heard that Trump said just the opposite; that Ron Paul was NOT electable


you are correct, I re read my post and actually missed the word NOT...and Ron Paul still won the straw poll, go figure...But I agree with Trump...

Roger Perry
02-13-2011, 06:02 AM
Carrie Dann writes:For the second year in a row, conservatives attending the annual CPAC conference in Washington D.C. have selected Rep. Ron Paul of Texas as the winner of their presidential straw poll.
Paul received 30 percent of the vote.
Former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts came in second, with 23 percent of the vote. Romney, considered a frontrunner to win the GOP nomination for the 2012 race, was the victor in three consecutive CPAC straw polls before Paul’s victory last year.

If Mitch Romney runs, the Republicans could get my vote. I would like to get someone whose political views are closer to Reagan and George H W Bush to run for President than those of the Tea Party's or ultra conservative's political views which are waaaaaay too far right for me to get my vote.

Franco
02-13-2011, 08:01 AM
...and Ron Paul still won the straw poll, go figure...But I agree with Trump...



I don't see anything different with the GOP candidates except for Ron Paul. They may be talking major cuts but I doubt any of them have the guts to do so but Paul.

Trump is a has been TV Reality star that caters the this country's lowest common demoninator. I think he ought to go back to harassing Miss USA contestants.

The country has to look past his lack of TV glamour and look for substance for a change.

dnf777
02-13-2011, 08:04 AM
I don't see anything different with the GOP candidates except for Ron Paul. They may be talking major cuts but I doubt any of them have the guts to do so but Paul.

Trump is a has been TV Reality star that caters the this country's lowest common demoninator. I think he ought to go back to harassing Miss USA contestants.

The country has to look past his lack of TV glamour and look for substance for a change.


Amen to All of the above!

Uncle Bill
02-13-2011, 10:53 AM
If Mitch Romney runs, the Republicans could get my vote. I would like to get someone whose political views are closer to Reagan and George H W Bush to run for President than those of the Tea Party's or ultra conservative's political views which are waaaaaay too far right for me to get my vote.


Any chance you might at least get his first name correct? Do you WORK at being a dufus, or does it just come naturally?:rolleyes:

UB

Roger Perry
02-13-2011, 10:57 AM
Any chance you might at least get his first name correct? Do you WORK at being a dufus, or does it just come naturally?:rolleyes:

UB

There changed it for you. And yeah, I work hard at being a dufus.;-)

huntinman
02-13-2011, 11:10 AM
Carrie Dann writes:For the second year in a row, conservatives attending the annual CPAC conference in Washington D.C. have selected Rep. Ron Paul of Texas as the winner of their presidential straw poll.
Paul received 30 percent of the vote.
Former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts came in second, with 23 percent of the vote. Romney, considered a frontrunner to win the GOP nomination for the 2012 race, was the victor in three consecutive CPAC straw polls before Paulís victory last year.

If Mitch Romney runs, the Republicans could get my vote. I would like to get someone whose political views are closer to Reagan and George H W Bush to run for President than those of the Tea Party's or ultra conservative's political views which are waaaaaay too far right for me to get my vote.

When libs start saying they like a particular republican...you know its time to ditch that republican. All the dems loved Mccain too, till the general election. we have had enough of libs selecting our candidate, we will select our own from here on out... A little more to the right, thank you.

BonMallari
02-13-2011, 11:19 AM
When libs start saying they like a particular republican...you know its time to ditch that republican. All the dems loved Mccain too, till the general election. we have had enough of libs selecting our candidate, we will select our own from here on out... A little more to the right, thank you.

That is exactly the reason that there should be closed primaries in each state, seen way too many primaries where the weaker candidate wins the primary and then gets trounced in the general election..in many ways a primary is a waste of time and money....I just dont want Dems voting on the Republican side in a primary or Republicans voting Democrat side

Uncle Bill
02-13-2011, 11:22 AM
When libs start saying they like a particular republican...you know its time to ditch that republican. All the dems loved Mccain too, till the general election. we have had enough of libs selecting our candidate, we will select our own from here on out... A little more to the right, thank you.

Precisely! We need the Roger Perry's of this country like we need another arsehole.

The more TEA Partiers the better. That's the true "grass-roots" of this nation.

It's understandable they would be too far right for a liberal socialist seeking more governmental handouts, welfare, and ruinous oligarchys in charge of everything.

UB

BrianW
02-13-2011, 11:35 AM
If Mitch Romney runs, the Republicans could get my vote. I would like to get someone whose political views are closer to Reagan and George H W Bush to run for President than those of the Tea Party's or ultra conservative's political views which are waaaaaay too far right for me to get my vote.
Really?!? Somehow I have my doubts. Can't quite put my finger on it though. ;-)
Maaybee it's...


No one on here really knows my political beliefs and want to keep it that way. Someone has to keep you on your toes...:wink:
New bait but same jigging technique. :grin:


When libs start saying they like a particular republican...you know its time to ditch that republican. All the dems loved Mccain too, till the general election. we have had enough of libs selecting our candidate, we will select our own from here on out... A little more to the right, thank you.
I think McCain was the slow path to socialism vs Obama's fast track.
Both of them go to the same place eventually though.
Romneycare is too close to Obamacare for my liking.

Marvin S
02-13-2011, 04:29 PM
If Mitch Romney runs, the Republicans could get my vote. I would like to get someone whose political views are closer to Reagan and George H W Bush to run for President than those of the Tea Party's or ultra conservative's political views which are waaaaaay too far right for me to get my vote.

The R party that I support does not want your vote. People like you are what is wrong with this country.

A little advice Roger, you're getting up there in years & you've just got another hash mark. You need to walk more as you are apparently losing the limited mental functions you started with, & walking has proven to slow that process. My wife's late uncle by marriage got all worked up in this process the last election, he's no longer with us. His rantings were strikingly similar to much of what you post, that may not be good for your health. There are probably people who depend on you for some sort of support, you need to be here for that!!!!!!!!!! I know we depend on you for your bottom of the barrel postings gleaned from other sources :-P.