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GOP Insiders Sour On Palin
Hotline On Call ^ | January 7, 2009

Posted on 01/07/2010 5:41:06 PM PST by Al B.

A poll of GOP insiders suggests that ex-AK Gov. Sarah Palin (R) has little support among the party's professional class -- and maybe that's just how she wants it.

In a survey of 109 party leaders, political professionals and pundits, Palin finished 5th on the list of candidates most likely to win the party's '12 WH nomination. Ex-MA Gov. Mitt Romney (R) was the overwhelming choice of the

Voters were asked to rank 5 candidates in the order of likeliness to capture the GOP nod. The results:

Likely To Win WH'12 Nomination (First place votes)

Ex-MA Gov. Mitt Romney 81 points (62%)
MN Gov. Tim Pawlenty 46 (9%)
Sen. John Thune 38 (12%)
MS Gov. Haley Barbour 28 (6%)
IN Gov. Mitch Daniels 25
Ex-AK Gov. Sarah Palin 25

(Excerpt) Read more at hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 01/07/2010 5:41:11 PM PST by Al B.
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To: Al B.

Oh what a shame, a bunch of elitist ass clowns are not Sarah Palin fans. I bet she is sitting at home crying her little eyes out


2 posted on 01/07/2010 5:42:39 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Al B.

GOP maybe, but not conservatives.

GOP never liked Palin.


3 posted on 01/07/2010 5:42:39 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Al B.

Ex-MA Gov. Mitt Romney 81 points (62%)

Never happen...where did this come from, the Dept. of wishful thinking at DU?


4 posted on 01/07/2010 5:43:17 PM PST by jessduntno ("Speak endlessly and carry a small stick..." - B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Al B.

Isn’t this an old poll?


5 posted on 01/07/2010 5:43:17 PM PST by techno
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To: Al B.

This is very illustrative of what’s wrong with the GOP.


6 posted on 01/07/2010 5:43:26 PM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: techno

The article has today’s date on it.


7 posted on 01/07/2010 5:44:23 PM PST by Al B. (Sarah Palin: Government "can't make you happy or healthy or wealthy or wise".)
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To: Al B.
You forgot to mention that this poll is of Utah politicians, and has been posted before.
8 posted on 01/07/2010 5:44:29 PM PST by bIlluminati (Don't just hope for change, work for change in 2010.)
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To: Al B.
Let's see now - Nixon was the insider.

Reagan was not.

9 posted on 01/07/2010 5:44:33 PM PST by reg45 (Be calm everyone. The idiot children are in charge!)
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To: Al B.
A poll of GOP insiders suggests that ex-AK Gov. Sarah Palin (R) has little support among the party's professional class

They say that like it's a bad thing...

10 posted on 01/07/2010 5:44:40 PM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“Oh what a shame, a bunch of elitist ass clowns are not Sarah Palin fans. I bet she is sitting at home crying her little eyes out”

Hahahaha...yeah, you know how fragile she is...hahahahaha


11 posted on 01/07/2010 5:44:40 PM PST by jessduntno ("Speak endlessly and carry a small stick..." - B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Col Frank Slade

Exactly.


12 posted on 01/07/2010 5:45:14 PM PST by Al B. (Sarah Palin: Government "can't make you happy or healthy or wealthy or wise".)
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To: Al B.

I’m not concerned at all with the GOP.

I go where conservatives go.

I go where Palin goes.

Mitt Romney can kiss my ass.


13 posted on 01/07/2010 5:45:14 PM PST by chris37
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To: Al B.
A poll of GOP insiders suggests that ex-AK Gov. Sarah Palin (R) has little support among the party's effete snob class — and that's just how she wants it.

There fixed it

14 posted on 01/07/2010 5:45:30 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Al B.

GOP BASE SOURS on insiders.


15 posted on 01/07/2010 5:45:36 PM PST by omega4179 (Marco2010)
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To: Al B.
Like Jim Greer in Florida...It's time for them to go...


16 posted on 01/07/2010 5:45:48 PM PST by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: Al B.
A poll of GOP insiders...

There's the problem with this poll. Why don't they poll "conservatives" and see where these folks fall? Friggin' elitists covering for elitists!

17 posted on 01/07/2010 5:45:59 PM PST by Bushbacker1 ( I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! The "other" Jim Thompson)
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To: Al B.

“has little support among the party’s professional class”

The head of the party’s professional class in Florida was just forced to resign by tea partiers. Even the DEMs were forced to acknowledge this.


18 posted on 01/07/2010 5:46:04 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Al B.

Thanks for the blurb, but this has been a known since the campaign. Mitt Romney and crew have been upset ever since the campaign over Mrs. Palin. No big deal. Just remember Romney signed the health car bill into MA and now they are broke...he’s similar to a republican rino nobama. He just doesn’t need a teleprompter. You’re right, I don’t care for Mitt Romney’s politics of lite conservative, just to get ahead. He’s a good businessman, but let him run his business....he’s already ruined MA’s health care system.


19 posted on 01/07/2010 5:46:12 PM PST by tillacum
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To: Al B.

Mitt Romney cannot win. Period. Nor can any of the others favored by the political class. In fact, the political class of both parties need to stop worrying about which of them can be elected to which office, and start worrying about which of them might survive what’s coming.


20 posted on 01/07/2010 5:46:14 PM PST by sourcery
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To: Al B.

Conservatives, unsurprisingly, have soured on “GOP Insiders”.


21 posted on 01/07/2010 5:46:39 PM PST by MortMan (Stubbing one's toes is a valid (if painful) way of locating furniture in the dark.)
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To: Al B.
Are our Republicans learnin?
22 posted on 01/07/2010 5:46:39 PM PST by McGruff (We're Going Rogue Baby!)
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To: Al B.

They’re afraid she’s gonna come after THEM like she did the entrenched “good old boys” up in Alaska


23 posted on 01/07/2010 5:46:39 PM PST by digger48
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To: Al B.
She is a threat to their status quo.
24 posted on 01/07/2010 5:47:05 PM PST by WesternPacific (Deafness has its Advantages)
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To: jessduntno

Yep..this poll just shows exactly what is wrong with the GOP. They’d rather support an Obama in the making like Romney then someone who speaks common sense like Sarah Palin. Whatever, screw the GOP, I washed my hands of them a long time ago. I’m a Conservative first, when the Republican party gets their thumbs out of their ears and actually starts LISTENING to US then I will support them again


25 posted on 01/07/2010 5:47:36 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Al B.
I call BS on this a Conservative will take Sarah every-time. The GOP and Mitt ??? Good luck with that!
26 posted on 01/07/2010 5:47:49 PM PST by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Al B.

If Romney is the GOP choice, the GOP is FINISHED!


27 posted on 01/07/2010 5:48:21 PM PST by teletech (Say NO to RINOS!)
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To: Al B.

I hate to say it but, I think it’s time to start the Conservative or Constutionalist Party!

I have had it with the elitist’s of both parties!


28 posted on 01/07/2010 5:49:31 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Audit the FED NOW!)
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To: Al B.

I do not like 3rd parties.

That said if the GOP wants to commit suicide this is the way to get it done.

I think there are better candidates for the office than Sarah, most of them will never run for public office. But she is certainly capable of serving in the office.

Third party is not the way this should go, nor is it what I think she wants, but if they play the game this way IT WILL HAPPEN!

I am not sure who would loose more to a Tea Party, the Dems or the Republicans. I suspect the Dems, but both would bleed profusely.


29 posted on 01/07/2010 5:49:57 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: Al B.

The GOP insiders were never sweet on Palin to sour on her.

The”professional class” of the GOP are more than happy to remain the whipping boys of the Democrats and to kiss their asses when told to.


30 posted on 01/07/2010 5:50:13 PM PST by sport
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To: Col Frank Slade
This is very illustrative of what’s wrong with the GOP.

Not that I can determine. Who are these "insiders"? How do you know this poll wasn't picked out of the ass of a Democrat at the Folsom Street Fair/

31 posted on 01/07/2010 5:50:48 PM PST by Brugmansian
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To: Al B.

Hmmmm...I seem to remember that the GOP RINO cocktail class has been sour on Sarah Palin since August 25, 2008.


32 posted on 01/07/2010 5:50:51 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: driftdiver

GOP never liked Conservatives


33 posted on 01/07/2010 5:51:07 PM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Al B.

LOL.

Notice that Huckabee isn’t listed?


34 posted on 01/07/2010 5:51:07 PM PST by onyx
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To: All

A poll of GOP insiders suggests that ex-AK Gov. Sarah Palin (R) has little support among the party’s professional class
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

You mean the “intellectual snobs” such as Frum, Brooks and Mitchell? No thanks.


35 posted on 01/07/2010 5:51:09 PM PST by ak267
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“when the Republican party gets their thumbs out of their ears and actually starts LISTENING to US then I will support them again”

Thumbs in their ears now? I thought they were just going nyah nyah nyah nyah...can’t hear you!

When did they pull their thumbs out...oh never mind...


36 posted on 01/07/2010 5:51:12 PM PST by jessduntno ("Speak endlessly and carry a small stick..." - B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Al B.

Mitt Romney owns GOP “insiders.” What a shock. /s


37 posted on 01/07/2010 5:51:13 PM PST by EternalVigilance (With God, Obama can't hurt us. Without God, George Washington couldn't save us.)
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To: Al B.

She should wear it like a badge of honor.


38 posted on 01/07/2010 5:51:18 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Al B.; rabscuttle385; Impy; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; Diogenesis; greyfoxx39; Tennessee Nana

Time to make the names of these insiders public and run them the hell out of the party on a rail.


39 posted on 01/07/2010 5:51:22 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Al B.

Big surprise. NOT!


40 posted on 01/07/2010 5:51:39 PM PST by Vor Lady ("Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." JFK)
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To: Al B.
Shows how out if touch the elite are with the base, which is conservative.

I will never, that's never, never, never vote for Romney for anything and don't put him number two on anybody's ticket because I won't vote for that ticket, no matter who is on top.

41 posted on 01/07/2010 5:53:23 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Get lost, Mitt. You're the Eddie Haskell of the Republican party." (Finny))
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To: Al B.

You have to consider the source for the this.
One which is Not GOP or Conservative.

Just another pro Obama site that snows the public.

Their object is to divide Republicans.


42 posted on 01/07/2010 5:53:23 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: Al B.

GOP Insiders = David Brooks et al.


43 posted on 01/07/2010 5:54:26 PM PST by oiler (Reagan Republicans Unite!!!!! It's the Constitution Stupid. Palin and Bachmann in 2012)
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To: Al B.
GOP Insiders "Democrat Lite" Insiders Sour On Palin
44 posted on 01/07/2010 5:55:30 PM PST by Iron Munro (God is great - Beer is good - People are crazy.)
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To: Al B.
The question:Who do you expect to win ...? I would have to truthfully answer "Romney" even though I would not vote for him for anything at all. Republicans "professionals" being Republicans and given the probability that the Republican primaries will have a very large percentage of "crossover" voters because of the SocDems already having their 2012 candidate then Romney will most likely be the Republican nominee. The Republican Party cannot get out of the Dole mode of the Party being a gentleman's club of political dabblers who don't really want to run anything- they just enjoy playing the game.

The question: Who do you prefer...? would have a different answer.

45 posted on 01/07/2010 5:55:34 PM PST by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: chris37
Mitt Romney can kiss my ass

Get in line and wait your turn.

46 posted on 01/07/2010 5:55:36 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Get lost, Mitt. You're the Eddie Haskell of the Republican party." (Finny))
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To: Col Frank Slade
This is very illustrative of what’s wrong with the GOP.

I didn't vote for Juan McCain in '08, & I'm not going to vote for the GOP until they begin to find candidates who respect the Constitution. I hope that Pastor Chuck Baldwin will get the Constitution Party's nomination again in 2012, 'cuz the GOP Establishment hasn't changed one bit.

47 posted on 01/07/2010 5:55:41 PM PST by ChrisInAR (You gotta let it out, Captain!)
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To: reefdiver

Can’t disagree with that. They are part of the establishment which has controlled our govt since Reagan. Deciding who’s “turn” it was to be President.


48 posted on 01/07/2010 5:55:51 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Al B.

“Insiders” haven’t soured on Sarah. They never liked her to begin with. Because she has a record of brooming out privileged insiders whose only qualification that they are, well, inside.

She expects people to do some work and not to spend all their time aggrandizing themselves and undermining their party. They don’t like that.


49 posted on 01/07/2010 5:55:53 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Al B.

Isn’t that a little too early an ad from the Romney’12 campaign?


50 posted on 01/07/2010 5:56:00 PM PST by citizencon
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