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Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney lead in first Iowa GOP poll
LA Times Blog ^ | 6-25-11

Posted on 06/25/2011 9:23:12 PM PDT by Babu

She hasn't even officially announced her presidential campaign yet, but already Rep. Michele Bachmann is virtually tied with Mitt Romney in the 2012 Iowa caucus polling season.

In the first summer poll, published just minutes ago, the Minnesota congresswoman who was born in Iowa has 22% to Romney's 23% lead in the still developing field of Republican presidential prospects, according to the closely-watched Des Moines Register Iowa Poll.

Business executive and tea party favorite Herman Cain finished well behind with 10% in the poll. No other Republican attracted double-digit support.

The former governor from next door Minnesota, Tim Pawlenty, lags at 6%.

Bachmann will appear on two of the Sunday morning talk shows. And then formally launch her run for the Republican nomination Monday in Iowa. After, she'll do the same in New Hampshire and South Carolina, three early states that have historically played major roles in deciding the nominees of both parties.

On Tuesday, no doubt by coincidence, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will be in Iowa to campaign for -- wait for it -- the new documentary movie about her life, "The Undefeated." The premiere that day is already sold out. Palin has not indicated her decision about a 2012 race, but too much delay this summer could make her decision irrelevant. The poll reported no numbers for Palin.

Republican ex-Sen. Rick Santorum (4%) will also be wandering around Iowa this coming week, along with Rep. Ron Paul (7%) and Newt Gingrich (7%). Even President Obama will visit Iowa on Tuesday to talk more about creating jobs.

Ex-Gov. Jon Huntsman (2%) has indicated he will not be making a major effort in the Hawkeye state. Presumed GOP front-runner Romney, who finished second there to Mike Huckabee in the 2008 caucuses, can't appear to be writing off Iowa.

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1 posted on 06/25/2011 9:23:19 PM PDT by Babu
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To: Babu

oh noes, this means if bachmann is the nominee she’ll pick mitt as her running mate! /chickenlittle


2 posted on 06/25/2011 9:26:45 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Babu

Poll after poll now shows we have a conservative that can take down Romney. I’d expect Bachmann’s numbers in Iowa to soar if the field remains as it is.


3 posted on 06/25/2011 9:27:21 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: Babu

This is like polling for the Dem nomination and leaving out Mr. Obama. What a crock of shiite.


4 posted on 06/25/2011 9:29:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: Babu

First poll I’ve seen where Bachmann is just one point away from Romney’s runaway {snicker} lead.


5 posted on 06/25/2011 9:29:40 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Babu

BACHMANN A DISAPPOINTMENT ON AFGHANISTAN

There were hopeful indications, suggestions, soupçons, that Michele Bachmann was an at least incipient dissenter from the Bush / Obama / neocon paradigm on nation-building and “democratizing” Muslim nations.
Alas, it was not to be. She tells a delighted Matthew Continetti at The Weekly Standard:

On Afghanistan, I firmly believe that we are at a point where we’ve got to stay the course, and we’ve got to finish the job. Reports coming out of Helmand right now are positive.... David Petraeus, who wrote the book on counterinsurgency and on the surge strategy, is successfully prosecuting the surge.
Now, President Obama has not told the story the way President Bush did. President Bush did let the country know where we were at, and I give him a lot of credit because when he was getting all sorts of invective pointed against him, he stood against the world for what he knew to be right in dealing with terrorism. And perhaps no other would have stood the way that he did. I give him great credit for that.

Now in Afghanistan, we are making great progress. We have to win southern Afghanistan, then we have to go on and win eastern Afghanistan. I believe that we will be victorious, and we’ll end it. I understand why people are frustrated. I completely understand. But I do trust General Petraeus in that effort and in what he is doing over there. And I think that they are doing what we need to do.

Bachmann apparently has no grasp, not even a tiny hint, of the essential hopelessness and insanity of what we have been doing there—sacrificing our men to build “trust” with our mortal enemies. Apparently the repeated mass murders of U.S. soldiers by their Afghan “allies” has not caused the slightest tremor of cognitive dissonance in the congresswoman’s comely head. And apparently she has never even thought about the fundamental questions asked the other day by Diana West:
Is Western-style nation-building in the Islamic Umma in any way a practical policy?
Are basic American concepts of governance compatible in any way with a culture based in religious and sexual supremacism?

Should Americans be dying for people who, for example, practice child marriage? Pederasty? To whom women are chattel? To whom corruption is as much a part of their lives as air? Whose allegiances, whose belief system, whose natural reflexes default, in the end, in ways subtle and not subtle, to the ways of jihad against infidels?

Could someone maybe arrange a meeting between Rep. Bachmann and Miss West?


6 posted on 06/25/2011 9:29:58 PM PDT by ventanax5
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To: Babu

It’s being reported as a tie because the media can’t bring themselves to admit that Bachman is eating the designated front-runner’s lunch on Day 1 of her campaign.


7 posted on 06/25/2011 9:30:25 PM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They should at least have a poll that includes a “What if Palin ran?” scenario.


8 posted on 06/25/2011 9:33:23 PM PDT by RecoveringPaulisto
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To: stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; rabscuttle385; mkjessup; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Impy; calcowgirl; LMAO; ...
RE :"She hasn't even officially announced her presidential campaign yet, but already Rep. Michele Bachmann is virtually tied with Mitt Romney in the 2012 Iowa caucus polling season. In the first summer poll, published just minutes ago, the Minnesota congresswoman who was born in Iowa has 22% to Romney's 23% lead in the still developing field of Republican presidential prospects, according to the closely-watched Des Moines Register Iowa Poll."

MB 2012 ping

9 posted on 06/25/2011 9:33:27 PM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The poll reported no numbers for Palin.


10 posted on 06/25/2011 9:35:43 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Babu

iowa is a caucus state, which is a stupid way to pick a candidate. you may as well have a riot.

the better organized candidate will win.


11 posted on 06/25/2011 9:37:15 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: ventanax5

Bachmann, bless her well intended soul, needs to bone up on some history. Once a Muslim group has gone from nominal to radical in its Mo Madness, virtually nothing short of annihilation or severe ignominy will stop it. Now, if she really is willing to be that ruthless in Afghanistan, if this Lutheran lady can call up the spirit of the Lutheran warriors of the old Nordic countries, there might be a chance of some progress. But she’ll have to be more devastating to radical Islamic groups than even Russia was able to be.


12 posted on 06/25/2011 9:39:45 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I assume you are joking.


13 posted on 06/25/2011 9:40:04 PM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: JohnBrowdie
iowa is a caucus state, which is a stupid way to pick a candidate.

You may think it's stupid, but at least its a closed system. It's a hellava lot better of a system than the states that have open primaries.

14 posted on 06/25/2011 9:43:29 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: sickoflibs

I saw that. Excellent news. I’d sure like to see the early primary states present us with a good jump on a great nominee for a change.

It has been at least 20 years, and if you get right down to it, more like 27 since we’ve had a solid in the general election. George the Elder was too much owned by the NWO crowd, and was on a par with McCain when it came to campaigning.


15 posted on 06/25/2011 9:44:19 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Muslim Brotherhood (renames itself) the Liberty and Justice Party. NOT A JOKE.)
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To: Babu

Bad news for T-Paw. Romney is skipping the Iowa straw polls and putting everything on NH as is Huntsman.


16 posted on 06/25/2011 9:46:17 PM PDT by byteback
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To: TomGuy

phase 1: anybody but obama

phase 2: anybody but romeny


17 posted on 06/25/2011 9:47:47 PM PDT by rokkitapps ( Hearings on healthcare waivers NOW! (If you agree make this your tagline))
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To: Babu

Tim is toast.


18 posted on 06/25/2011 9:50:09 PM PDT by ejdrapes (DU would be proud of the Bachmann bashing here...)
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To: onyx
It's hard to poll someone who isn't running. Or do you think they should add in Rick Perry and Rudy Giuliani too?
19 posted on 06/25/2011 9:50:35 PM PDT by ejdrapes (DU would be proud of the Bachmann bashing here...)
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To: Babu

Mitt who ?


20 posted on 06/25/2011 9:57:41 PM PDT by Java4Jay
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To: Babu

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann on her support for Israel [”Dangerous” Michele Bachmann]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RWYFWpMp-o

Update from Congresswoman Michele Bachmann on Israel [Michele Bachmann]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2y0nN_hAiWY

We Now Have A Total Gangster Government [”Dangerous” Michele Bachmann]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thR-lVuztIY

Bachmann: “Not All Cultures Are Equal” [”Dangerous” Michele Bachmann]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP4hYkfwuTY

Michele Bachmann: “CO2 Is A Natural Byproduct of Nature!” [”Dangerous” Michele Bachmann]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAaDVOd2sRQ

Michele Bachmann “After 2013 You Won’t Be Able To Purchase Private Health Insurance Anymore! [”Dangerous” Michele Bachmann]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbJ8_cC9UWM

Bachmann Warned Of Pelosi Security Crackdown On Capitol Tea Party [”Dangerous” Michele Bachmann]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h-0P5PI9mA


21 posted on 06/25/2011 9:58:24 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96)
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To: DoughtyOne
It has been at least 20 years, and if you get right down to it, more like 27 since we’ve had a solid in the general election.

Crazy when you think about it. WTH.

22 posted on 06/25/2011 9:58:35 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: Babu

Gawd! I wish people would get themselves educated on McRomney before they go and make another huge mistake.


23 posted on 06/25/2011 10:03:47 PM PDT by Bullish (The golfer takes all the credit and gives the jet fighter pilot all the blame.)
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To: wolf24

Never before has a Democrat stunk like Obama.


24 posted on 06/25/2011 10:04:58 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Bullish

What is a McRomney?


25 posted on 06/25/2011 10:05:42 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

A cross between Juan McCain and Mittens Romney... In other words another loser that we can’t afford to run.


26 posted on 06/25/2011 10:08:29 PM PDT by Bullish (The golfer takes all the credit and gives the jet fighter pilot all the blame.)
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To: TomGuy
First poll I’ve seen where Bachmann is just one point away from Romney’s runaway {snicker} lead.

B..Bu..But Ted Baxter(aka the Leprechaun) says that Romney is invincible! What gives?

27 posted on 06/25/2011 10:08:51 PM PDT by rhinohunter
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To: RecoveringPaulisto
RE :”They should at least have a poll that includes a “What if Palin ran?” scenario.

The ship has left port for the ‘what if’ polls. There are REAL candidates in the race now like them or not. Want Palin in these polls? Then you know what she must do...and no not another bus tour, try running.

28 posted on 06/25/2011 10:14:45 PM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: HiTech RedNeck; All

Whomever the GOP nominee is, we need Marco Rubio for the VP spot. It’s the Hispanic vote that will determine this Election; not the Independents.


29 posted on 06/25/2011 10:18:42 PM PDT by no dems (When I learn that a person, regardless of who they are, is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: ejdrapes

Tim is toast.


He popped out of the toaster with me when he pee peed his pants, like a little sissy, in the Debate when he had a chance to go at Romney face-to-face on “Obamney Care”. He folded like a cheap suit. Bye, bye Timmy.


30 posted on 06/25/2011 10:22:42 PM PDT by no dems (When I learn that a person, regardless of who they are, is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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Until Sarah declares.........it is snooooozerville.
Romney will never have a chance at the nom (mormon flip-flopper-suede shoe wannabe), no one knows Huntsman nor cares about his "run", Michele Bachmann is awesome, but best serving as either Atty Gen or Supreme Court nomine, imo. .

There is no one else. Newt? Not even possible.

Run Sarah run.........:>

31 posted on 06/25/2011 10:23:48 PM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
February 6, 2012...

BFD. Plenty of time for Romney's dumpster divers to sink MB.

32 posted on 06/25/2011 10:25:20 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Never before has a Democrat stunk like Obama.

No argument here. We'll see if the media is successful in covering that stink and creating it with the GOP nominee.

33 posted on 06/25/2011 10:27:04 PM PDT by wolf24
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To: sickoflibs

Fred Thompson was included in all of the polls this time last cycle. The only thing he wound up doing was being a stalking horse for McCain in South Carolina. While Thompson had a low-key exploratory committee at the time, his speculated impact was far less than Palin.


34 posted on 06/25/2011 10:39:21 PM PDT by RecoveringPaulisto
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To: RecoveringPaulisto
RE :"Fred Thompson was included in all of the polls this time last cycle. The only thing he wound up doing was being a stalking horse for McCain in South Carolina. While Thompson had a low-key exploratory committee at the time, his speculated impact was far less than Palin."

I am painfully aware of what happened with Thompson. He was promoted as our last minute saviour who we could beg to get in and if we did he save us. Who pushed this idea? Rush and Levin were two I remember. I was skeptical.

35 posted on 06/25/2011 10:51:32 PM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: Babu

I don’t think Romney has any chance in Iowa.


36 posted on 06/25/2011 10:53:42 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Pelosi: Obamacare indulgences for sale.)
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To: RINOs suck
Poll after poll now shows we have a conservative that can take down Romney. I’d expect Bachmann’s numbers in Iowa to soar if the field remains as it is.

Hopefully, supporters of marginal candidates will coalesce around Bachmann sooner rather than later. We don't need another 2008.

37 posted on 06/25/2011 10:55:48 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: sickoflibs

The Hubert Humphrey conservatives never see problems with wars ever.

“A Foreign Policy For Americans”
“If we are foolish in our use of our strength, we shall not survive” - Robert Taft “Mr. Republican”
http://mises.org/books/taft.pdf


38 posted on 06/25/2011 10:56:08 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: NoRedTape

“Run Sarah run”

Wait, wait, come back. We meant for office.


39 posted on 06/25/2011 10:57:12 PM PDT by BuddhaBrown (Path to enlightenment: Four right turns, then go straight until you see the Light!)
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To: Babu

At this point I’m feeling neither can beat Obama.


40 posted on 06/25/2011 10:58:07 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: All; Babu; HiTech RedNeck

Bachmann will be on Fox News Sunday, and Face the Nation, later, where we can get to know her a little better.


41 posted on 06/25/2011 11:04:42 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: truthfreedom; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; Impy; Marine_Uncle
RE :”The Hubert Humphrey conservatives never see problems with wars ever.

Mises? I have posted them here before, maybe 100 times.

Here's the thing about wars. Don't start them because once you do you have a hell-of-a-mess on your hands. Back under GWB and even early last year that opinion was not very popular with Republicans and got many of them mad at me.

Just abandoning allies is not as easy as it sounds as previous Dove Obama has learned.

42 posted on 06/25/2011 11:17:58 PM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: gov_bean_ counter; onyx

Sorry to disappoint the media, but Governor Sarah Palin has not even declared she is running. And if she was to do so, she would quickly steal all of Rep. Michele Bachmann’s advantage and knock her out into single figures. This is just hopeful speculation by the media that Gov. Sarah Palin is somehow affected by this. They are talking up Rep. Bachmann because they know and I know Bachmann is the weaker candidate between the ‘tea party queens’ against Mr. Obama. In fact they will talk up almost any republican candidate other than Palin. Should have listened to Politico, MSNBC and CNN last week, for the first and only time they are actually saying complimentary things about Bachmann, when in the past the level of abuse she got from the likes of Chris Matthews was immense. It is like that abuse never happened now. But believe me if Bachmann runs againist the annointed one in the White House they will tear her to pieces. I hope the republicans don’t allow the media to pick their candidate again like 2008.


43 posted on 06/25/2011 11:35:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: sickoflibs

“Hubert Humphrey conservatives” - Irving Kristol was on the Hubert Humphrey task force in 1968. He didn’t like McGovern in 1972 and voted for Nixon. Socialist Michael Harrington in 1973 wrote a article about him and his buddies called “The Welfare State and Its Neoconservative Critics.” Until that particular Socialist decided to call those particular ex Trotskyite Democrats “Conservatives”, it was assumed that they were Liberals.

Now, they’re part of the Republican party, and considered “conservative”.


44 posted on 06/25/2011 11:42:45 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: RecoveringPaulisto
They should at least have a poll that includes a “What if Palin ran?” scenario.

A couple of them do and she tends to do pretty well.

I think this one only includes those who have filed the paperwork.

(That being said, the only polls I take seriously are at the end of the primary and the one in November 2012.)

45 posted on 06/25/2011 11:43:02 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Babu
If she advances to the nomination, who will Bachmann select as VEEP?

(I'm guessing Marco Rubio).

.

46 posted on 06/26/2011 12:00:09 AM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: ventanax5

Are you Lawrence Auster?

If not, your are stealing other people’s writing and claiming it as your own.

I’ve been seeing a lot of this lately here on FR, not even bothering with quotes or credit where credit is due.

http://www.amnation.com/vfr/archives/019707.html

If you ARE Lawrence Auster, then well said..


47 posted on 06/26/2011 12:31:05 AM PDT by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold".)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Why is it that conservative women pols are always being told they need to “bone up” on history? I know a lot of male pols who could start hitting the books if need be told.

Why not say you totally disagree with her position on Afghanistan and will not support her until she changes that position? Why is the implication that she’s somehow uneducated?


48 posted on 06/26/2011 4:09:56 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (FR haters of Sarah Palin are wearing me out)
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To: Babu
Mutt Romneycare is not a serious candidate for any conservative. He's a joke thrust on patriots by socialist and commie crossovers.

Bachmann does not have my support while Rollins still works for her. Rollins represents an evil that infects the GOP like a foul, socialist disease. I will not tolerate the presence of a RINO traitor on the team of anyone who calls themselves conservative.

49 posted on 06/26/2011 5:31:47 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: TomGuy
"First poll I’ve seen where Bachmann is just one point away from Romney’s runaway {snicker} lead."


While that is great news, given that Perry is said to be ready to enter the race, I would like to see what the polls look like with him in it.
50 posted on 06/26/2011 6:57:38 AM PDT by rob777
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