Skip to comments.George Allen Wins CPAC Straw Poll
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 years CPAC straw poll. I dont have the complete results at this point, but as soon as I get them, I will post. Here are some details:
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11% Allen, Frist, McCain
4% Owens, Romney, Santorum
1% Hagel, Huckabee, Pawlenty, Santorum
Disappointed that McPain did as well as he did.
Woohooooo! Allen(conservative) 22% McCain (puffed up RINO)20%
McCain's showing is very disturbing.....we have a lot of work ahead of us to run that POS off the stage.
If McCain is the nominee millions of conservatives will stay home. If so, they's better pick up lots and lots of Democrats.
I look forward to President Allen's inauguration.
It is disturbing... and the MSM will double their efforts to give McCain as much puss-time as possible.
Why are some names on that list twice, with differing percentages?
our good FRiends in SC will stop McVain cold in the primaries.
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
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.
In which case, the ole RINO will cut a deal with the 'RATS or will do a Perot.
Error in the post...the Allen/McCain at 11% were from last year's poll.
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.
They do not explain that...
If McCain's denied and Hill's numbers continue to plummet, she'll make overtures to him.
"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
"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.
I know I would.
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.
I like Allen. I also like Sen Cornan(sp) from Texas. He seems like a real sharp guy.
That 20% represents the RINO vote.
Wow. Bill Owens actually got votes? This poll must have been taken in 2002
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.
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.
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.
If that's the pick for preliminary candidates, I'M staying home...
Quite a CPAC showing for Hizzoner.
Yes it is disturbing, especially for CPAC.
Add to that Giuliani got 19%...
Where the heck is the conservative base???
No. Add 19% for Giuliani. That's at least 39% RINO.
He would be stellar.
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.
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.
Then you vote for Hillary.
A bad sign for the GOP which only validates my theory that the Party may soon fragment.
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.
Add Rice's pro-NWO 18% vote, and it becomes worse.
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.)
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.
He'd be great. He reminds me of Jeb Bush in many ways.