View Poll Results: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

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  • Mitt Romney

    41 15.30%
  • Tim Pawlenty

    9 3.36%
  • John Huntsman

    0 0%
  • Mitch Daniels

    15 5.60%
  • Sarah Palin

    4 1.49%
  • Newt Gingrich

    6 2.24%
  • Michele Bachmann

    2 0.75%
  • Donald Trump

    3 1.12%
  • Ron Paul

    172 64.18%
  • Other (specify)

    16 5.97%
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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    China should have the largest economy in the world. They have the most people. Its depressing its taken them this long to get back to where they were a 1000 years ago

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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Barb it might be that its the herman cain types that have put china in the position to be about to take us over...

    Our dear corporations did that to make an extra buck or two
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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    China should have the largest economy in the world. They have the most people. Its depressing its taken them this long to get back to where they were a 1000 years ago
    Gee...if that's the case, lets work on our population.
    I don't think we want to have the biggest economy, just the best, most prosperous, economy.
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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    What polls...the online/phone call/text ones that his loyal supporters band together to win every time? He does have an engaged following. I'll give him that much.
    Anyone who says Obama was wrong for the way he went after Bin Laden, and killed him, is not going to win either the primary or general.
    They should get behind Cain now, before someone like Romney wins the primary and loses the general. Cain is the only shoe in to beat Obama.
    However, he has to get the nomination first.
    Um, no, I linked to 2 of the polls that put Ron Paul and others up against Obama... so, if ANYONE ELSE wins the primary you are giving Obama another 4 years.

    So, why do you want a dead horse to run against Obama???

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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    Um, no, I linked to 2 of the polls that put Ron Paul and others up against Obama... so, if ANYONE ELSE wins the primary you are giving Obama another 4 years.

    So, why do you want a dead horse to run against Obama???
    Ron Paul won't win against Obama either.
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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    I will admit I am hardly unbiased here. But I do think that Mitch Daniels has the best chance in the crowd presented. The big wild card currently is what Huckabee decides. If he comes on tonight and announces, the life get's interesting. If he comes on tonight and announces that he's not; then we are left with the same metrics, except that he is now free to endorse a candidate.

    Romney is toast. Doubling down on the individual mandate in that speech was a disaster for him. The Obama White House putting out a statement thanking him for having a "smart" plan is going to be the equivalent of the Charlie Christ picture hugging the President. Romney's only hope is that several other candidates do very well, and he is able to capture a bare plurality. The vast majority of the Republican party oppose Obamacare and in particular the individual mandate. Given Romney's past history of "suddenly changing his mind" on critical issues (abortion, for example), he's not exactly going to be able to play off well that he Always Thought that Romneycare should be only limited to one state - particularly when he is on record saying things that sound very much the opposite.

    Pawlenty would be a serious contender... if he could just get people and momentum behind him. A few excellent performances in widely-watched debates might get him some numbers, but whether they would be high enough to become anything approaching a consensus not-Romney candidate is rather questionable.

    Huckabee hasn't been bringing donors online, hasn't got an organization set up, and is iffy on running. If he does run, he has an automatic base in our Fair Tax and Social Conservative constituencies; but this will be degraded by Herman Cain and Rick Santorum; neither of whom will be able to pose a real challenge to Huck, but both of whom will drain his support.

    Palin is making money giving speeches, being on reality tv shows, and having fun playing Republican Kingmaker. She's not running.

    Ron Paul has a small group of extremely devoted followers, a wider audience that has now moved closer to him.... and very little ability to turn the second into the first. He will play a positive role in the debate, keeping everyone focused on size-of-government and fiscal issues, but he doesn't have the ability to appeal to a wide enough section of the Republican Party to win.

    Daniels biggest liability, like Pawlenty, is his lack of name recognition. However, he's spent the last couple of months lining up some impressive links that could go far to overcome that obstacle. Haley Barbour dropped out of the race AFTER building up what many observers thought was the best-organized multi-state campaign organization next to Romney's. Barbour and Daniels are good friends, and it is widely suspected that the first dropped out so the latter could run. Barbour's organization becomes Daniels organization. Everyone has been remarking how the usual big donors of the Republican Party are failing to fall in behind various candidates in the primary. The ones who commented have generally said that they are in a "wait and see" mode, and still wanting more people in the race. Now we have learned that Bush's old campaign staff have been quietly lining up all of his old big money lists to come out behind Daniels should he announce. A large-scale low-key advertisement campaign that synergises with Barbours organization to get out the word on Daniels accomplishments in office will go far to reducing his lack of name-recognition, and remain a powerful weapon as we head into primary season. Some think that Daniels weakness is that he isn't aggressive enough - this is Rush Limbaugh's position. No problem - Chris Christie is also doing everything but coming out and saying he would endorse a Daniels campaign - and there's no one more combative than Christie. The Lead Candidate becomes the picture of low-key competence and ability to turn a deficit into a surplus while Christie plays the part of smash-warrior. Walker, too, has been making signals that he would endorse Daniels, and bring to him the attention that Walker, as a Republican cause celebre, can.

    Daniels biggest threat (should he choose to run, and I think he will) was Romney. Romney just shot himself in the face. His next biggest threat is Huckabee. We will see tonight.

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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I will admit I am hardly unbiased here. But I do think that Mitch Daniels has the best chance in the crowd presented.
    I agree that Daniels is seriously underrated right now. He's got a good organization, elite support, and a lot more room for improvement (as compared to Romney) since his name recognition is not very high. But he's got a couple weaknesses. He's a bit boring, which may make it difficult to excite the average rank-and-file primary voters (even if conservative activists like him). The second liability, sadly, is his height. He's very short...and as superficial as that sounds, the historical evidence suggests that that is a much bigger liability in a presidential election than many of us would like to believe. Also, does anyone besides me think that Mitch Daniels looks like Vladimir Putin?

    I'm not quite sure yet if Mitch Daniels will be a dark-horse candidate who can actually snag the nomination as people get to know him...or if he's the type of candidate who looks great on paper until people actually see/hear him.
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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    If Mitch Daniels is Vladamir Putin, then we can expect Romney to disappear for several weeks and then pop up - badly bruised - in Mexico, announcing that he's no longer interested in pursuing politics.

    But I think that sadly you are right - he is short. Boring can be countered - the man campaigns off of the back of his Harley Davidson, and a Chris Christie fighter in his corner is enough action for anyone. But the height? I hope that Americans this time around are looking for quiet confidence over pizaz, massive rallies, personality cults, and a complete failure to recognize that reality can't be solved with Really Pretty Speeches... but we shall have to see.

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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

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    Ron Paul. I would love to see David Duke get it though...
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    Re: Who do you think will win the Republican nomination?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Who do you think will win the Republican nomination in 2012? (Not who you WANT to win.)
    I want to know why Herman Cain was not ibcluded in this poll? What a racist thing to do.

    I was in shock when Herman's name was not included then i looked at who posted the thread. A Liberal and then it hit me Liberals don't want a an intelligent Back Business man to go against the dumb[assed Obama.

    Mr. Cain is a proven Business man with more experience in his little finger than Obama has in his whole body.

    I would love to see Mr. Cain debate Obama on the economy, he'd make Obama look like the amateur he has shown himself to be.

    To use the words of the kids today what's up with that?

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