Skip to comments.AFP: US Republicans prefer Romney
Posted on 04/11/2010 6:58:12 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AFP) Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney would be the top pick of Republicans meeting here, to square off against US President Barack Obama, if the party primary were held now, officials said Saturday.
Romney edged out Texas Congressman Ron Paul by only one vote -- 439-438 -- to win a nine-candidate race of Republican candidates, according to results of Saturday's test vote at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference.
Paul and Romney campaigned unsuccessfully for their party's presidential nomination in 2008. It was won, however, by Arizona Senator John McCain, who eventually lost to Democrat Obama.
The preference-indicating exercise -- known as a "straw poll" -- capped three days of addresses at the Southern Republican conference that included sharp criticism of Obama's presidency by leading Republicans and conservative commentators.
A total of 1,806 votes were cast during two days of balloting that ended Saturday, according to Wilson Research Strategies, a national conservative polling firm that conducted the straw poll. Voting was limited to an estimated 3,500 conference delegates from 14 southern US states.
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My words exactly! I've been saying them since Mark Kirk became the "republican" nominee for Obama's senate seat here in Illinois. I will never vote for the liberal bastard.
Okay, I admit it. I prefer Mitt Romney to having my toenails yanked off.
As opposed to what? A steaming pile of crap?
Sorry to hear you voted for McCain in the primary. I did vote against Obama in the general but I was never conned by McCain/Palin.
“AFP: US Republicans prefer Romney”
His face would look great on a billboard pitching used cars.
Or an infomercial selling juicers.
Had Palin of a similar candidate won the straw poll the crowd here would be crowing about the will of the people. The moaning and gnashing about the Romney campaign doing the same is foolish. It’s what campaigns do.
As for the tired cliche about the press picking the candidate, what was the option? Romney won, and the press reported it. If someone else wants to be president they better get to work. But that doesn’t appear to be happening.
Honestly friends, what’s the chance of a 2010 front runner becoming pres in 2012?
Weren’t we being lectured in 2006 that a Rudy-Hildebeest matchup was inevitable for 2008? Look how that turned out.
Having been one for a quarter-century, I’m sick to death of journalists telling us what we’re supposed to think. Just file your story, and shut up!
The J-school rot was pretty bad when I got into the biz in 1983, but there were still enough old-timers to ensure that reporting was merely biased.
Actually, you can’t help being biased one way or another. It’s just how you pick your biases. Me, I’m biased in favor of the U.S. Constitution and free-market capitalism.
But as Glenn Beck says, there’s a difference between being biased and being complicit. I’m not sure exactly when the media crossed that line, but we’re certainly there now.
I’ve got a little advice for all you Freepers. By all means vote your congresscritter out of office come November. But Tea Partiers should be directing a lot of their efforts toward making their displeasure known to their local MSM outlets.
Over my long newspaper career, I’ve learned that sometimes framing the questions is harder than getting the answers.
For years, I’ve been asking myself, it it the MSM propping up the RATS or vice versa? I now think the former.
Honestly, how many of these RAT traitors would have any political career if they weren’t being promoted all the way by the MSM?
Anyway, you’ve got my permission to make life miserable for your local “progressive” publisher and his editorial board hacks and Ivy League metrosexual reporters.
Still, I am cautiously optimistic about the future. We all know from the excellent Dinosaur Media Death Watch how much business the More Scum Media is losing.
Are the RATS taking any steps to bail out their their MSM toadies? Not really.
Considering how dependent he is are on the MSM propaganda machine, I would have thought that Emperor Bozo the Usurper would have made it a porkulus package priority.
Makes me wonder. Here’s some possibilities
1.) The RATS just haven’t gotten around to socializing their noise machine and are leaving that project for later.
2.) The RATS really are that dumb and forget how, despite everything they’re doing to destroy the free market, the market will not be denied forever. And that means a large chunk of the MSM won’t be economically sustainable in its current form.
3.) The MSM are not just presstitutes but cheap sluts who actually give it away. If a story ever broke about Chris Matthews or Keith Olbermann taking RAT payoffs, I could at least give them the grudging respect due to cunning scoundrels. But as things stand today, they’re complete patsies.
No they don't, only Ron Paul/Romney types would pull these kind of degrading, dishonest stunts.
This is just like Romney's manipulation of the image of his weak book sales that the New York Times had to tag with two daggers.
I don't recall the media letting fake straw polls help advance a conservative in the news.
Romney “bought” almost every vote that he received at SRLC. He is by FAR the wealthiest potential candidate, and his minions were profligate with those funds. No, they did not just hand out greenbacks. But they did GENEROUSLY provide for transportation, attendance, and organization. And they gave away tons of campaign stuff, such as pins, T-shirts, books, and piggy banks. They plastered the place with pictures, cutouts, signage, banners, etc. and they packed the rooms with their own supporters as much as possible.
Ron Paul supporters could not match the spending, but they showed up in droves - particularly the young new voters, to whom the inconsistencies are not visible.
My wife and I, along with two friends, arrived Thursday afternoon. We saw a few of the political operatives but not the stars, who came out on Friday. Our friends, who had been active in Republican circles in AR, MS, and TN for decades, were fairly well known to a number of the people there from AR and MS, who arrived somewhat favoring Huckabee.
The next day we were a little late, but did manage to snag seats in the main hall instead of the overflow rooms. We missed Liz Cheney’s speech, and a little of J.C. Watts, but were there for all of Gingrich and Palin.
Sarah Palin’s speech wowed us all. One of our friends wrote “VOTE FOR SARAH” on his palm, and the rest of us followed suit as soon as he showed it to us. We “flashed” our one-handed message to anyone who would look until we left Saturday afternoon, and drew dozens of smiles, along with quite a few high-5’s!
One other truly impressive speaker on Saturday was Herman Cain, who preceded Michael Steele. Too bad, Michael!
I’ll never vote for this creep, either in a Primary or General election.
If he is the best the GOP can put up for POTUS, then they are dead to me and much like Reagan stated about the Democrats, “I didn’t leave the Party, they left me!”.
RESULTS Feb. 2010 Early Freerepublic.com straw vote FOR GOP PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION
Governor Palin was the overwhelming choice of freepers who voted!
Palin - 102 votes - THE WINNER
None Of The Above - 12 votes
Barbour - 10 votes
Hunter - 8 votes
Demint - 7 votes
Pence - 3 votes
Ryan - 3 votes
Jindal - 2 votes
Jeb Bush - 2 votes
Liz Cheney - 2 votes
Mitch Daniels - 2 votes
Newt Gingrich - 2 votes
Thune, Gary Johnson, Joe Wilson, Scott Brown and rick Perry all got a vote.
No Votes for Mitt RomneyCARE or Ron Paul or Huckabee .... 0 votes (none, zed, nada, doughnut, oh-no)
You apparently approve of Romney cheating now,
and backstabbing of Gov. Palin and her children,
So let me see if I get your process here.
Get liquored up, start posting pro Mitt crap, act a fool, pass out for 24-36 hours, repeat...
Does that sum it up?
Understand and agree with your statements.
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