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George Allen Wins CPAC Straw Poll
Human Events ^ | 02/11/06 | By: Robert B. Bluey

Posted on 02/12/2006 5:39:07 AM PST by johnny7

I just heard from the marvelous Stacie Rumenap (who makes CPAC run) that Sen. George Allen (R.-Va.) won this year’s CPAC straw poll. I don’t have the complete results at this point, but as soon as I get them, I will post. Here are some details:

(Excerpt) Read more at humaneventsonline.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2008polls; allen2008; cpac; georgeallen; humanevents; mcainrino; rudyrino; strawpoll
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1 posted on 02/12/2006 5:39:09 AM PST by johnny7
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To: johnny7

22% Allen
20% McCain
19% Giuliani
18% Rice
11% Allen, Frist, McCain
4% Owens, Romney, Santorum
5% Gingrich
2% Pataki
1% Hagel, Huckabee, Pawlenty, Santorum
0% Barbour

Disappointed that McPain did as well as he did.


2 posted on 02/12/2006 5:41:48 AM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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To: johnny7

Woohooooo! Allen(conservative) 22% McCain (puffed up RINO)20%


3 posted on 02/12/2006 5:43:19 AM PST by Neville72 (uist)
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To: Pharmboy

McCain's showing is very disturbing.....we have a lot of work ahead of us to run that POS off the stage.


4 posted on 02/12/2006 5:44:15 AM PST by rrrod
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To: Pharmboy

If McCain is the nominee millions of conservatives will stay home. If so, they's better pick up lots and lots of Democrats.


5 posted on 02/12/2006 5:44:25 AM PST by kjo
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To: johnny7
Well that's certainly disappointing. McCain finishes a close second -- at CPAC?
6 posted on 02/12/2006 5:44:36 AM PST by Obadiah
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To: Pharmboy

I look forward to President Allen's inauguration.


7 posted on 02/12/2006 5:46:25 AM PST by goresalooza (Nurses Rock!)
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To: rrrod

It is disturbing... and the MSM will double their efforts to give McCain as much puss-time as possible.


8 posted on 02/12/2006 5:47:32 AM PST by johnny7 (“Iuventus stultorum magister”)
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To: Pharmboy

Why are some names on that list twice, with differing percentages?


9 posted on 02/12/2006 5:48:05 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: johnny7
I hope George Allen runs,with maybe a Condi VP.
10 posted on 02/12/2006 5:49:24 AM PST by carlr
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To: johnny7

our good FRiends in SC will stop McVain cold in the primaries.


11 posted on 02/12/2006 5:49:38 AM PST by rrrod
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To: johnny7; EDINVA; iceskater; xyz123; Mudboy Slim; Corin Stormhands; jla; Flora McDonald; ...

Allen Remembers the Birthday of President Reagan

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator George Allen (R-VA) this week spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate to honor the 95th Anniversary of the birth of President Ronald Reagan

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12 posted on 02/12/2006 5:50:39 AM PST by Ligeia
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To: Pharmboy

McCain's been all over TV, incessantly. The last was an embarrassing appearance on SNL. Would like to see and hear more from George Allen on a regular basis. I'm betting we will.


13 posted on 02/12/2006 5:52:43 AM PST by hershey (enmark)
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To: rrrod
our good FRiends in SC will stop McVain cold in the primaries.

In which case, the ole RINO will cut a deal with the 'RATS or will do a Perot.

14 posted on 02/12/2006 5:53:14 AM PST by Salvey (ancest)
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To: johnny7
This is my pick and he will be a player in the process...

South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford
15 posted on 02/12/2006 5:56:20 AM PST by NewLand (Posting against liberalism since the 20th century!)
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To: TomGuy
Why are some names on that list twice, with differing percentages?

Error in the post...the Allen/McCain at 11% were from last year's poll.

16 posted on 02/12/2006 5:56:39 AM PST by pookie18 ((Hillary Rotten) Clinton Happens...as does Dr. Demento Dean, Bela Pelosi & Benedick Durbin!!)
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To: Salvey
If McCain runs as an independent I hope he looses his voice.
He and Hillery would make a good ticket, that would split both parties.
17 posted on 02/12/2006 6:00:07 AM PST by buck61 (luv6060)
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To: rrrod

Not really. Add up the Rices and Guilianis and Gingrichs and add that to Allen's total. Then add the Hagels and others to McCain's total. It's a good showing.


18 posted on 02/12/2006 6:00:33 AM PST by rvoitier (Freedom of Speech is not for the speech you like, it's for the speech you hate. ~~O.W. Holmes)
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To: TomGuy

They do not explain that...


19 posted on 02/12/2006 6:00:42 AM PST by Pharmboy (The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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To: Salvey

If McCain's denied and Hill's numbers continue to plummet, she'll make overtures to him.


20 posted on 02/12/2006 6:02:22 AM PST by hershey (enmark)
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To: kjo

"If McCain is the nominee millions of conservatives will stay home."

It's going to be tough for McCain to get the nomination because your die-hard conservatives are the ones who "rule" in the GOP Primaries; just like the left-wing kooks run the Dem Primaries. Remember 2000? McCain did o.k. in New Hampshire but after that.......
McCain may be offered the #2 spot by the nominee; whoever that might be. Personally, I'd like to see this ticket: Allen / Rice


21 posted on 02/12/2006 6:04:06 AM PST by no dems ("99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name." Steven Wright)
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To: johnny7

WooHoo!


22 posted on 02/12/2006 6:07:39 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("If I were a Cuban, I'd certainly be on a raft," Isane Aparicio Busto)
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To: Salvey

"the ole RINO will cut a deal with the 'RATS or will do a Perot."

This is my biggest fear where McCain is concerned. Perot gave us 8 years of the Clintons. Had it not been for him; there would not be the Hillary factor today.

But, then again, thanks be to God and Ralph Nader we don't have Al Gore in the White House today. Nader's 98,000 votes in Florida put G.W. in the Oval Office.


23 posted on 02/12/2006 6:10:06 AM PST by no dems ("99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name." Steven Wright)
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To: no dems
While I despise McCain... I fear worse the cloven-hoofed she-male from Chappaqua. I believe that if it comes down to McCain/HRC... many will vote for McCain just to deny her the White House.

I know I would.

24 posted on 02/12/2006 6:17:24 AM PST by johnny7 (“Iuventus stultorum magister”)
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To: Pharmboy

McCain has been trying to court the conservative vote since the 04 election was over, as has Giuliani. But, I'm very happy to see a real conservative like Allen was the winner. I support Allen for president, and I think a good ticket could be Allen/Pawlenty or Allen/Sanford.


25 posted on 02/12/2006 6:22:02 AM PST by moose2004 (You Can Run But You Can't Hide!)
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To: johnny7

I like Allen. I also like Sen Cornan(sp) from Texas. He seems like a real sharp guy.


26 posted on 02/12/2006 6:32:46 AM PST by taillightchaser
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To: Pharmboy
"Disappointed that McPain did as well as he did."

That 20% represents the RINO vote.

27 posted on 02/12/2006 6:35:32 AM PST by F16Fighter
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To: Pharmboy

Wow. Bill Owens actually got votes? This poll must have been taken in 2002


28 posted on 02/12/2006 6:37:03 AM PST by slowhand520
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To: taillightchaser
Sen. John Cornyn...from Texas. He has taken some really good conservative positions in the past. No, he's not perfect, but he would be an interesting Veep candidate. Image hosted by Photobucket.com
29 posted on 02/12/2006 6:41:17 AM PST by TheRobb7 (The American Spirit does not require a federal subsidy.)
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To: johnny7
"I fear worse the cloven-hoofed she-male from Chappaqua. I believe that if it comes down to McCain/HRC... many will vote for McCain just to deny her the White House."

Lol, "cloven-hoofed she-male"??

The day the GOP settles on McCain, is the day I'm going into the tinfoil hat business.

However McCain will wind up as an Independent OR as a Dem candidate as the final defiant gesture of his perpetual tantrum.

30 posted on 02/12/2006 6:42:54 AM PST by F16Fighter
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To: johnny7

This will be looked back at as the Wright brothers first flight. It wasn't loong but it got things started. George Allen is the next POTUS. If he selects Ken Blackwell he will do damage to the rat that he won't soon recover from.
He will jack his Black vote up to 18% or more. That will knock the rat's lights out.


31 posted on 02/12/2006 6:47:14 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (We will never murtha to the terrorists. Bring home the troops means bring home the war.)
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To: johnny7

Interestingly, about 80-90% of the participants were in the 18-20something demographic. (I am sorry, but I did not write down the exact numbers). This was most likely driven by two factors: 1) A large percentage, possibly a majority of CPAC attendees were college republicans and 2) the older participants may have been less likely to seek out the terminals for the straw poll to participate (myself among them!) The implication of all this, however, is that the straw poll should not be construed as representative of the overall conservative movement, but rather as representative of the youngest generation in the conservative movement. I personally doubt that McCain would have done as well had the poll included a higher percentage of 30-60 somethings.


32 posted on 02/12/2006 6:49:19 AM PST by Huber (Direct threats require decisive action. - Dick Cheney)
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To: kjo

If that's the pick for preliminary candidates, I'M staying home...


35 posted on 02/12/2006 7:00:50 AM PST by Iscool (Start your own revolution by voting for the candidates the media (and gov't) tells you cannot win.)
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To: Pharmboy
19% Giuliani

Quite a CPAC showing for Hizzoner.

38 posted on 02/12/2006 7:03:48 AM PST by Senator Goldwater
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To: johnny7
It is disturbing... and the MSM will double their efforts to give McCain as much puss-time as possible.

Yes it is disturbing, especially for CPAC.

Add to that Giuliani got 19%...

Where the heck is the conservative base???

39 posted on 02/12/2006 7:04:19 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: F16Fighter
That 20% represents the RINO vote.

No. Add 19% for Giuliani. That's at least 39% RINO.

40 posted on 02/12/2006 7:07:05 AM PST by FreeReign
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To: NewLand

He would be stellar.


41 posted on 02/12/2006 7:07:31 AM PST by Young Scholar
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To: wtp7

W won because he ran a fantastic campaign of meeting prospective voters. At every appearance, people liked what they saw and told their circle of friends.
I think Allen will have the same effect on people when he gives his stump speech. He has core convictions, and can articulate them very well.


42 posted on 02/12/2006 7:08:01 AM PST by maica (We are fighting the War for the Free World. Democrats and the media are not on our side.)
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To: Obadiah
Well that's certainly disappointing. McCain finishes a close second -- at CPAC?

Yeah, that is disappointing. We must remember however that McCain is much more well known nationally. Perhaps that has something to do with it.

Here's hoping for an Allen/Rice ticket however.

Let them run Hillary (62%) and I sincerely hope they do.

43 posted on 02/12/2006 7:08:21 AM PST by Fruitbat
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To: Iscool

Then you vote for Hillary.


44 posted on 02/12/2006 7:11:25 AM PST by johnny7 (“Iuventus stultorum magister”)
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To: FreeReign
"Add 19% for Giuliani. That's at least 39% RINO."

True.

A bad sign for the GOP which only validates my theory that the Party may soon fragment.

45 posted on 02/12/2006 7:13:02 AM PST by F16Fighter
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To: Pharmboy

I believe everything from Giuliani on down was from last year's poll. If you check the HEO article, it references Patrick Ruffini's post from last year.


46 posted on 02/12/2006 7:14:23 AM PST by FirstState
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To: FreeReign

Add Rice's pro-NWO 18% vote, and it becomes worse.


47 posted on 02/12/2006 7:15:07 AM PST by F16Fighter
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To: maica

When you hear Allen, he comes across as a gentleman, kind, decent, smart, and knowledgable. (He greets people and actually listens to what they say.)


48 posted on 02/12/2006 7:15:26 AM PST by hershey (enmark)
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To: wtp7
There are no Ronald Reagons in the list. George Allen is good, but lacks charisma.

Does he lack charisma? I haven't seen him enough in public to know. He always makes only brief appearances.

I think he may have some charisma, but he does seem to be a little bit too subdued for a campaign of that nature. I'm sure that would change however. I mean he didn't become governor by being a wet noodle from a charisma perspective.

49 posted on 02/12/2006 7:15:37 AM PST by Fruitbat
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He'd be great. He reminds me of Jeb Bush in many ways.


50 posted on 02/12/2006 7:16:12 AM PST by Fruitbat
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