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Palin Wins Kansas Presidential Straw Poll
Kansas City Star ^ | June 28, 2009 | Steve Kraske

Posted on 06/28/2009 1:45:08 PM PDT by curth

President -- 2012

Sarah Palin: 76

Mike Huckabee: 54

Mitt Romney: 52

Bobby Jindal: 19

Ron Paul: 9

In a straw poll at the Olathe Republican Party's annual Picnic and Straw Poll Saturday at the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop, Todd Tiahrt grabbed a big win in a straw poll faceoff.

Tiahrt and Moran, both members of Congress, are squaring off in the GOP primary next year for the U.S. Senate.

Saturday's results:

Tiahrt: 165 votes.

Moran: 46.

The 3rd District, which encompasses the site of the poll, is a major battleground in the primary race given that Moran hails from Hays and Tiahrt from Wichita.

Organizers also staged a 3rd District Congress straw poll for the right, presumably, to take on Democratic incumbent Dennis Moore next year.

Those results:

Patricia Lightner: 74.

Macie Houston: 33

Daniel Gilyeat: 30

Darla Jaye: (write-in): 24.

For governor:

Sam Brownback: 197

Other: 12.

Secretary of State:

Kris Kobach: 192

JR Claeys: 22

(Excerpt) Read more at primebuzz.kcstar.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: 2009polls; 2012gopprimary; 2012strawpolls; ks2009; palin; president; strawpoll
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1 posted on 06/28/2009 1:45:08 PM PDT by curth
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To: curth
What's not to like...seriously...


2 posted on 06/28/2009 1:46:02 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: curth

Look for her to be a target of every one of the candidates listed below her.


3 posted on 06/28/2009 1:47:44 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: curth

Is anybody even sure that there definitely will be elections in ‘12? The leftist majority could really end the idea of even having any more elections in the future!


4 posted on 06/28/2009 1:50:17 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: mnehring
The surest sign that the Dems are seriously afraid of her is that nobodies like Kerry have to malign her.

If they weren't worried, they would ignore her.

5 posted on 06/28/2009 1:51:06 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: curth
The following is provided as a service to the “Team Romney” stop that damn woman division in order to save time and budget money:

“This is all a lie, everyone knows Mitt Romney is the only one who is smart enough, experienced enough and gosh darned it good looking enough to be our candidate.

Sarah is just an un intellectual back water hick with a trashy family yada, yada yada etc. etc. etc....”

You many now resume your reality based debate where Mrs. Palin is becoming an outstanding potential candidate that is making the RINO Country Club "Republicans" REAL nervous...

6 posted on 06/28/2009 1:51:14 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Mitt Romney is a more subtle version of Arlen Specter with better hair...)
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To: curth

Two years from now, straw polls STILL won’t be very good predictors.

Still, YAY SARAH!


7 posted on 06/28/2009 1:52:22 PM PDT by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: curth

she’g got my vote if she runs


8 posted on 06/28/2009 1:52:59 PM PDT by WashStateGirl
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To: curth

Gad, I can’t believe Huckabee came in second.

I’d vote for Ron Paul ahead of the Huchster.


9 posted on 06/28/2009 1:53:48 PM PDT by stylin_geek (Greed and envy is used by our political class to exploit the rich and poor.)
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To: ejonesie22

Gov. Barbour did a great interview this morning: now that he’s head of the RGA, do you think we could get him to fill in for Mr. Steele’s appearances too?


10 posted on 06/28/2009 1:54:59 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: mnehring
Look to be?

Try already happening.

Have you seen the Mittbot posts the past few weeks alone?

Take any given anti Palin post on FR and track back the posters history. 95% are Mittbots.

She is the greatest threat to their golden child.

11 posted on 06/28/2009 1:55:09 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Mitt Romney is a more subtle version of Arlen Specter with better hair...)
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To: curth

Yawn.


12 posted on 06/28/2009 1:56:04 PM PDT by frankiep (Ron Paul was right)
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To: ejonesie22

You can tell that the left fears Palin by how loudly they attack her.


13 posted on 06/28/2009 1:56:54 PM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: curth
Palin Wins Kansas Presidential Straw Poll

Ouch!

That's gonna sting the Ole Boys network.
14 posted on 06/28/2009 1:57:14 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: ejonesie22
...“Team Romney” stop that damn woman division..

LOL...and true, too.

15 posted on 06/28/2009 1:58:09 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: 9YearLurker
Anything is possible. If nothing else he will at least be as visible.

What I am hoping is that if he doesn't run himself (a 50/50 shot) he will assist Palin. Word is he sees potential there.

16 posted on 06/28/2009 1:58:24 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Mitt Romney is a more subtle version of Arlen Specter with better hair...)
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To: Dutch Boy
And that includes Romney...
17 posted on 06/28/2009 1:59:25 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Mitt Romney is a more subtle version of Arlen Specter with better hair...)
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To: Izzy Dunne
If they weren't worried, they would ignore her.

Not just the Dems like Kerry.

The Grand Old Party centrist/big-tent/country-clubbers are worried that she might upset their aspirations.
18 posted on 06/28/2009 2:00:01 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: jessduntno; All


19 posted on 06/28/2009 2:00:02 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

There will be an election or Iran will look like a sunday school picnic compared to what will hit the fan here if on is denied for any reason what so ever.


20 posted on 06/28/2009 2:01:33 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Woman looks better in a T-shirt and baggy pants than the First Lady of Fashion looks in anything!


21 posted on 06/28/2009 2:02:23 PM PDT by calex59
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To: ejonesie22; Diogenesis; All
Have you seen the Mittbot posts the past few weeks alone?

Yep, just take a look at THIS thread, for instance...

For Republicans, a Narrowing List of Presidential Prospects

OR this one...

Sarah Palin At High Noon

22 posted on 06/28/2009 2:02:54 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: WashStateGirl
she’s got my vote if she runs

I'd vote for her...again.

23 posted on 06/28/2009 2:08:27 PM PDT by twhitak
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To: ejonesie22

And he’s pretty politically astute!


24 posted on 06/28/2009 2:08:28 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 9YearLurker
Just like Sowell, Michael Reagan, Rush and many others who see Palin as a weee bit more than a idiot light weight.

Of course I am sure those here on free republic who see to take issue with her are only offering agenda free constructive criticism.

25 posted on 06/28/2009 2:12:39 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Mitt Romney is a more subtle version of Arlen Specter with better hair...)
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To: ejonesie22

You can also throw in Victor Davis Hanson.


26 posted on 06/28/2009 2:14:23 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: ejonesie22

I know that some of the most diehard Mittens (that was their term to describe themselves) on fr were some of palin’s biggest supporters once she was picked for vp.


27 posted on 06/28/2009 2:14:35 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Fiscal conservatism without social conservatism is dead.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

28 posted on 06/28/2009 2:16:33 PM PDT by ari-freedom (Fiscal conservatism without social conservatism is dead.)
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To: Al B.
Oh, that was just a short “for instance” list...

Those without an established RINO etc. agenda or candidate have little issue with Palin.

29 posted on 06/28/2009 2:18:48 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Mitt Romney is a more subtle version of Arlen Specter with better hair...)
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To: mnehring
That is supposed to be how the game is played. I'd much rather have that scenario than the one we just finished wherein the MSM picked our candidate.

Let 'em have at it. It will make our final candidate that much stronger. If it's Palin, I'm good. She's going to have a real thick hide by then and she'll be able to rip the azz out of The One

She was in his head real big during the last campaign and if she's the Republican pick, she already knows how to flip 0's switches.

It'll be fun to watch.

30 posted on 06/28/2009 2:19:52 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: curth
I have ONE vote and there's only ONE Sarah.

She gets my vote for the 2nd time.

31 posted on 06/28/2009 2:20:11 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: ari-freedom

Well either they have missed a meeting or have been very quite. The vast majority of Anti Palin rhetoric is coming from those with a posting history straight back to Romney, at least among those who are being subtle about it. A few are rather straight forward.


32 posted on 06/28/2009 2:21:15 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Mitt Romney is a more subtle version of Arlen Specter with better hair...)
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To: calex59
Yeah, but I can't help but notice how the poor things arms look so, so, so feminine I guess! No Ball-Buster Biceps for Palin!

Pity.

33 posted on 06/28/2009 2:24:53 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: curth

Palin 2012!


34 posted on 06/28/2009 2:25:04 PM PDT by toddausauras
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To: ejonesie22
I know, I'm just a big fan of Hanson. :)

A guy that can tell a crowd in a speech at the Hoover Institution, "I've found more wisdom on 100 acres south of Fresno than on the quad over there at Stanford" is my kind of intellectual...LOL.

35 posted on 06/28/2009 2:26:05 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: curth

Mark Sanford use to be included in these polls......is she now drawing the lion’s share of former Sanford supporters? It’s notable that whoever wins SC usually goes on to win the GOP nomination.


36 posted on 06/28/2009 2:31:13 PM PDT by Obushma (Obama=Bush 3rd Term!)
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To: curth
Behold and tremble, Democrat and RINO scum.

Your destruction is at hand.

And she's *hot*.


A verbis ad verbera

37 posted on 06/28/2009 2:31:30 PM PDT by Costumed Vigilante (Congress: When a handful of evil morons just isn't enough)
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To: Al B.
He is just being honest.

I learned much more outside of college than I ever did in the classroom.

Of course that would brand me an anti intellectual to many of our elite Country clubbers here who do such things, but on the contrary it is quite the opposite. I appreciate my time at university, for two main reasons.

First I did learn critical thinking skills and concepts which were invaluable to acquiring knowledge in the outside world, and secondly, I learned to even recognize the most subtle BS when I saw it, mainly due to over exposure while in school...

38 posted on 06/28/2009 2:35:31 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Mitt Romney is a more subtle version of Arlen Specter with better hair...)
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To: curth

39 posted on 06/28/2009 2:36:20 PM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: calex59

All the left seriously needs is one or more “9/11’s” to really happen within the U.S. just prior to the November ‘10 election and/or prior to the November ‘12 election and then use such situation(s) as reasons to postpone having any elections in November ‘10 and/or November ‘12! I really hope that doesn’t happen, but leftists are already screwing up the entire U.S. in too many ways to count, including, but not limited to, the ongoing weakening of U.S. national security!


40 posted on 06/28/2009 2:37:15 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: curth
I don't see Patricia Lightner running for the Third District seat again - she isn't the sacrificial lamb type. I'm mildly surprised she got more votes than the two announced candidates. And I can't believe that 24 people spent $2 to write in that idiot Jaye. Teach us for inviting her to be keynote.

The Senate race is going to be interesting. I think Tiahrt won because he was there. But it's going to be hard fought race between him and Moran.

Palin winning doesn't surprise me at all.

41 posted on 06/28/2009 2:40:40 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: calex59

Isn’t that the truth?!


42 posted on 06/28/2009 2:43:23 PM PDT by Ladysmith (The trouble with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money - M. Thatcher)
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To: william clark

Oh, I like it!


43 posted on 06/28/2009 2:44:40 PM PDT by Ladysmith (The trouble with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money - M. Thatcher)
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To: william clark

Good one!


44 posted on 06/28/2009 2:45:19 PM PDT by wally_bert (My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre)
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To: jessduntno

Palin and Bachmann in ‘12. “We have more Balls than they do”!


45 posted on 06/28/2009 2:50:55 PM PDT by oiler (Reagan Republicans Unite!!!!! It's all about Freedom, Palin and Bachmann in 2012)
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To: oiler

Palin and Bachmann in ‘12. “We have more Balls than they do”!

Too true...


46 posted on 06/28/2009 2:51:37 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: jessduntno

I don’t know, but you might want to consult with counterpunch.


47 posted on 06/28/2009 2:52:45 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: wally_bert

MEANWHILE IN THE OBAMA BATCAVE IN DC......

That’s it, the secret is out!!! We can’t contain this abominable caribou barbie. Nothing is working!

Our ethics complaints have been rejected

Our media hit pieces and have been deflected

Frenchie and crew have come off as fools

Mittens and Huckster are looking like tools

Letterman got skinned. Lauer got dimmed. Couric is desperate to erase her sins.

IDIOTS...I’M SURROUNDED BY FRICKEN IDIOTS!!!!

Axelrod, take a note and give it to the Daily KOS, ACORN and those in the MSM who still have a job.

ATTENTION. Evil overlord in DC requies the services of:

“rustlers, cutthroats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperadoes, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, half-wits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswagglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass kickers, shit kickers and Methodists....”

Also:

RINOS, winos, mudd flappers, mudd crappers, dirt divers, muck rakers, bloggers, floggers, Irish cloggers, media hacks, plumber’s cracks, Daily KOS, donkey’s who floss, old disgruntral reporters with moss, and Hollywood celebs who look really lost.


48 posted on 06/28/2009 2:53:12 PM PDT by ak267
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To: rabidralph

“I don’t know, but you might want to consult with counterpunch.”

Sorry...”What’s not to like for any rational human...”


49 posted on 06/28/2009 2:55:20 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: 9YearLurker
Barbour has ten times the media savvy Steele will ever hope to have. We need him to return to RNC.
50 posted on 06/28/2009 3:10:11 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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