Skip to comments.A No Confidence Vote in Orlando [Kristol: Cain Vote Just Means "None of The Above"]
Posted on 09/24/2011 5:33:36 PM PDT by Steelfish
A No Confidence Vote in Orlando SEP 24, 2011 BY WILLIAM KRISTOL
Having watched the debate Thursday night, and having heard the candidates speak and having mingled with them over the subsequent couple of days, 70 percent of the activists attending the Florida Republican gathering this weekend cast a vote of no confidence in the two GOP frontrunners.
So, with all the usual caveats about not over-interpreting straw polls, Id suggest:
1. There is resistance to both Rick Perry (15 percent) and Mitt Romney (14 percent). Perrys poor debate performance hurt himbut it doesnt seem to have redounded to Mitt Romneys benefit. Perhaps neither Perry nor Romney will end up as the nominee. After all, the two GOP frontrunners in national polls in late September 2007 were Rudy Giuliani and Fred Thompson. The Democratic frontrunners in a Gallup poll on September 24, 2003 were Wesley Clark and Howard Dean.
2. Herman Cain (37 percent) will obviously get a new, more serious look. Still, with all due respect to Cain, to some degree voting for him is voting for none of the above.
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Bill’s an idiot. Cain is either the only person who gets it, or the others are too afraid to say it.
What a jerk.
FU Bill Kristol
A vote for Herman Cain is exactly that: a vote for Herman Cain.
It’s simple really: The grass-roots conservatives have figured out:
1. Romney is too liberal.
2. Perry is too liberal.
3. Bachmann, God love her, is going to say something stupid.
4. Herman Cain is conservative, the best conservative that can win, and also has the added bonus of being black, which will irritate liberals for decades!
Can we start calling Kristol a Racist now???
Has Bill Kristol been right about anything in the last 10 years?
I’ve been voting none of the above for Kraut and Kristol for years.
Pray for America
What scares me is the thought of Christie making noise about getting in.
Amen to that
Actually Billy Boy... I think it meant CAIN was the CHOICE of those voting in the Straw Poll... what part of a vote does he not understand. I know, this is not a MEDIA poll - unable to twist it through bull-pucky questions... just a simple vote. Amazing how they don’t want to believe the only poll that counts, the vote of the people.
No, the **** it doesn’t, Bill, you snivelling, little twit.
Let him get in. It can only help. With Romney and Perry as the frontrunners, what do we have to loose?
Kristol couldn’t find a clue if he was drenched in clue-juice, standing in a field of hot-to-trot clues doing a naked clue dance.
LOL, this is it folks, the establishment has just thrown Romney under the bus!
Perry was NEVER the establishment candidate, the Bushes hated him and so did Rove, a lot of people around here just did their dirty work for them. Ah well, we'll have to wait and see what happens. If Cain can get the financial support, if Perry can recover, if Romney will exit the stage with some dignity after being to publically abandoned.
BK is a moron. I don’t know why anyone would listen to anything he has to blather.
We need to milk Kristol’s comment for all it’s worth.
We don’t know if we’ll have another chance. (but most likely we will)
What the hell does he mean by NONE OF THE ABOVE???
Where is Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson on this one???
A more serious look???? Is he admitting here that THEY HAVN’T EVEN BEEN LOOKING AT HIM???
WHY???? Because he is BLACK?????
Bill Kristol = Racist Pig!
He’s mad I tell you. Mad! Madder than mad Jack McMad, winner of last year’s Madman of The Year Contest!
Snivelling little twit.....has a nice ring to it!
Little Billy can’t believe the vote is real because the winner wasn’t from the “selected” RINO list......
“Bills an idiot.”
He is that. Also a big government neocon.
BK, you are either a racist or a moron. Pick one. Until he shows me otherwise, I say both.
Pretty soon he’ll be rambling incoherently about strawberries.
BK: “Cain means we need
Hopefully, they won’t be much longer and once this dead brush is cleared out, we can get some real candidates in the game.
It shows that Perry has crippled himself and Romney is not the second choice in this primary. Not by a long shot.
“Elitist Republicans”, including Bill Kristol, “Establishment Republicans”, and “RINO Republicans”, combined, continue to destroy the entire GOP from within.
William Kristol, noted RINO.
It means Cain.
Simple and clear. CAIN!
Chris Christie will be the next Great RINO Hope.
No, that’s not a fat joke.
The RINO’s want to switch horses to Christie now. lol.
I can’t say I didn’t see that as a possibility.
Yeah...i’m patiently waiting to hear from the great conservative Fred Barnes..../s
They know their fave Romney is a loser. Sooooo...they think they can sell Christie.
The establishment days are over.
He’ll further dilute the RINO vote. It’s a good thing.
As soon as his gun control/Muslim leanings get out, even Romney would fare better...not that I want that.
No, thats not a fat joke.
Christie fat?? He’s just big boned ;)
Is that a Black Adder quote?
no one would have ever heard of william if not his father was
I would remind Mr. Kristol that Christie has to lose about 100 pounds before he thinks about running for POTUS.
No Krisol. They like his position on healthcare and his 999 plan.
” Herman Cain is conservative, the best conservative that can win “
I’ve like him ever since I heard him interviewed on Michael Savage’s show some weeks back . To be honest , for various and sundry reasons I didn’t think he had much of a chance , but it would appear that I was wrong . I hope Palin stays OUT of the race now and works to help get Herman the nomination .
Yep! It really looks like people are engaged, deeply engaged, this go around. Simply having an R by your name isn’t going to cut it, and that is just fantastic!
This is why I am not concerned about Chris Christie getting in the race or not. If he does, he won’t be fooling anyone IMO.
Not only don’t Liberals get it that this country is fed up with their policies, the Republicans don’t get it that we want a real conservative. Just watch the explanations on the Sunday morning talk shows. Not one of them will admit that the people want a conservative.They will be saying, “Move along, nothing to be seen here.” They are in for a big surprise. Let’s start the Cain mutiny against the Republican establishment!
“Lets start the Cain mutiny against the Republican establishment!”
Odd that Billy K thinks it’s too late for Palin but not too late for Christie....
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