Skip to comments.Senate Republicans offer up hypothetical 2012 ballot [NRSC touts McCain, Romney, others]
Posted on 08/10/2009 11:37:12 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
WASHINGTON (CNN) The first primary contest of the 2012 election cycle is more than two years away, but some Republicans are already voting sort of.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee which assists GOP Senate candidates e-mailed a "Proxy Ballot" to some supporters on Monday asking them which Republican leader is their top choice for the Republican presidential nomination. The survey also asks Republicans to rank the importance of issues like health care, abortion rights and taxes.
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No and no.
Guess they are still not going to pull their heads out of their nether regions. Good grief. I guess a 2 X 4 is just too small these days.
The stupid party sure wants to lose another election...what a bunch of numbskulls....
Jeeez. Didn’t they learn anything?
Why don’t they just offer up Ron Paul and finish off the party?
Until these country club members are ousted, I’m only sending money to SPECIFIC CANDIDATES...NO ON MCCAIN, NO on
ROMNEY, NO ON HUCKABEE!
YES ON PALIN
YES ON DEMINT
YES ON COBURN
How many states have stopped their open primaries? We have to do this at the state level apparently, call your state conservative leaders if you have open primaries and tell them to get them closed.
They actually have McCain on the ballot for 2012. Please someone tell me this is a sick joke
McCain?? Romney? AGAIN?
Both of those FOOLS need to just go wither away in some old folks home so they can do no further damage to either Congress or the States. Better still, a straitjacket in an asylum may be nice (i.e. Jim Carrey/Riddler/long sleeves spanking McCain)
But I think a large percent of republican are stupid...with that I will exclude most rank and file....Its the Washington republ. that are stupid...and some rank and file republicans. What else would account for Lindsey Gramnisty's reelection to the senate last year...I'd rather vote for a semi conservative democrat than Gramnisty.
yes. me too. though in that cae I’d stay home and play solitaire
I am definitely going to be contacting my state rep and sentaor about it. I don’t know why independents can vote in the GOP primary but they can. In some states they let Democrats do it, which is even worse.
Sent a email to my niece that works and lives in Mississippi and ask her opinion of Barbour...She gave him a 10, low taxes, common sense policies...A conservative. That jives with my opinion of him years back when he was the the head of the Repulican party...use to listen to him destroy the dem's on T.V. shows..Calls them as he see them. sSmart, articulate and conservative...also clean.:O)
Although I usually vote Republican, I haven’t been a member of their party since Hillary Care. That woman was scary..but got too disgusted with the Republicans after a couple of years....I am conservative first, Republican second.
I will be voting for Palin, period.
Same here. I will not be voting for ANY OF THE USUAL SUSPECTS EVER AGAIN. It’s Palin or bust. Take your pick GOP.
Haley Barbour #1(haven’t heard anything negative; he refused stimulus money, he is pro gun, enacted a “workfare” policy, balanced the budget, cut taxes, opposed racial quotas, enacted the toughest abortion laws in the country, reduced the number of meth labs,and enacted strict tort reform
Ron Paul #10(supported him last time)
This is Cornyn’s baby.
He didn’t lift a finger to give consequences to the three amigos in the Senate who voted for Porkulus.
Nothing. Not a warning, not taking away a committee position.
So, I’m not surprised that McCain is on his ballot.
Also note in the article it specifically claims that the NRSC sent out ballots to “some” members.
LMAO. That is almost up there with the Union thugs intimidating protesters.
Why is Jindal on this NRSC list? His parents weren’t citizens when he was born here, so he’s not a natural-born citizen (only a natural-born citizen is eligible for the Presidency). I don’t get it.
Palin was the only good idea out of all 12 they chose to list.
The ultimate Republican Establishment guy. Apparently competent as a governor, but a mushy rollover to the Obama agenda. His objection to Obamacare? That it’s moving so fast. Yech!
Are they joking?
really? I wasn’t aware of this, if you wouldn’t mind posting links I would really appreciate it.
Saw him quoted on it here today, I’ll see if I can find it.
This is merely a fund-raising wheeze. The envelopes get opened, the checks removed, and the surveys pitched on the trash heap alongside Jimmy Swaggart’s prayer requests.
Here’s the FR thread based on the article today quoting Barbour on health care: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2312845/posts
Geez, I just found out he represented Mexico and NAFTA agreements.
Also, here is a video of Barbour arguing for the bank bailout(Bankers’ Heist of 2008)
He looked good on the surface. Oh well, I guess it is down to Ron Paul unless DeMint decides to run.
I understand. I was a fan of his after Katrina, but I’ve since figured out he’s a hyperpolitical rollover Republican who at first looks good because he outwardly plays to his conservative Southern state.
BTW, I’m strongly with Paul on 70% of his positions (I’ve got tiny government, libertarian leanings), so I understand his appeal.
I think the appeal of a Ron Paul, or someone that take his positions on the Bank Bailout, Auto Bailout, Stimulus, Income Tax, Federal Reserve(more than 70% of Americans support auditing the FED), and Amnesty for Illegals.
would be popular
I agree. He worries me on foreign affairs and comes across as too cranky and out on the fringe to actually win himself, but he’s very, very right on many of his positions, I believe.
The moderates that the NRSC backs on the other hand, are more losing, Democrat-lite mush.
If you are going to vote against lobbyists or lawyers based on their clients, you are unlikely to be voting for any lawyers or lobbyists. Not that that would necessarily be a bad thing!
Except for the fact that he is surrounded by anti-semites and truthers, and the country would not survive four years of his foreign policy.
Personally, I'll take integrity, and would be very happy with Palin and Bachmann, or Palin and Malkin, or ... I don't believe Michelle Malkin would be interested, but I might be wrong, and has, of course, no management governing experience, but neither did Obama? It wouldn't hurt our chances to have two beautiful and smart women running, both with a fierce reputation for integrity..
DeMint impresses, but I find it hard to accept someone who wouldn't ask the question they all knew should have been resolved - Is Obama a natural born citizen? Neither, of course, would Bachmann, but she is extemely good with both economic issues and with the law, and has more children than Palin. I do like Imhofe for his unwavering devotion to truth in battling the global warning swindle “cap and trade”.
Total ditto for me.
Seems to me the Republican party likes Socialism!!
I (write-in) vote for Fred Thompson.
i kinda tired of nobodies
****Palin was the only good idea out of all 12 they chose to list.****
I want a good explanation on why she quit the governorship before I back her for anything again.
She was one of a number of governors to step down early just this year alone—but she’s the only one who’s had an issue made of it because she is politically important nationally.
The Democrats were Cloward-Pivening her and Alaska to death with false ethic filings which ironically gave her the legitimate claim that she was stepping down for the good of the state. This was only possible of course because she had a simpatico lieutenant, whom she also helped by giving him a head start on the governorship.
I have much more respect for her stepping down 18 months early from her term than I do for the way Romney ran for president full-time, largely campaigning out of state for the last two years of his one term as governor of Massachusetts.
She’s obviously fighting a larger fight and already got lots, including her campaign promises, accomplished for Alaska, so there’s nothing quitter about her at all.
Stay out the Bushes!
Stay out the Hucakbees!
Stay out the Pawlentys!
Stay out the Romneys!
Stay way out the McCains!
Plus Palin has much explaining to do.
The RNC is stuck on stupid.
I don’t think Dr. Paul is going to run again but, he would be a better choice than McQueeg or Romney. IMO.
McCain? Romney? Bush 3? Gingrich?
NRSC rally cry:
We want to lose again! We want to lose again!
Sarah Palin: No, I do not. I do not. Not total amnesty. You know, people have got to follow the rules. They've got to follow the bar, and we have got to make sure that there is equal opportunity and those who are here legally should be first in line for services being provided and those opportunities that this great country provide
It was really disturbing to learn that John McCain was running last time, and then that he had a decent chance of winning the nomination.
It’s going to be infuriating if that happens again with Romney.
Closing primaries will only mean the ‘rats have to declare themselves Republicans for the purpose of voting in one election. I don’t see that as a major obstacle.
They’ll do it and vote ABP — anyone but Palin.
Six of one, half dozen of another.
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