Skip to comments.RESULTS - YESTERDAY'S Early Freerepublic.com straw vote FOR GOP PRES. NOMINATION
Posted on 02/03/2010 11:04:16 AM PST by RED SOUTH
Looks like Palin is the overwhelming choice of freepers who voted!
Palin - 102 votes
None Of The Above - 12 votes
Barbour - 10 votes
Hunter - 8 votes
Demint - 7 votes
Pence - 3 votes
Ryan - 3 votes
Jindal - 2 votes
Jeb Bush - 2 votes
Liz Cheney - 2 votes
Mitch Daniels - 2 votes
Newt Gingrich - 2 votes
Thune, Gary Johnson, Joe Wilson, Scott Brown and rick Perry all got a vote.
No Votes for Romney or Huckabee ....
Bob J will be deeply disappointed.
160 total votes out of ???? Freepers.
Not much interest - too early?
No Votes for Romney
The pro-Romney crowd used to be so loud here. Guess now that Romney’s not paying for his “buzz” the bees aren’t buzzing.
Just goes to show that the educated people at FR are 'way ahead of the curve. Somebody needs to let the deadly duo how poorly they fared. Maybe they'll take a hint.
I never saw the post.
I’m shocked. Shocked! McCain got no votes.
I am still perplexed as to how McCain ever got the nomination.
"guess my Gaga/Clinton ticket didn't make the cut"
What straw poll?
no Ron Paul votes?
Good result. Statistically insignificant, though.
I missed the poll but I just wanna say:
ALRIGHT SARAH; YOU GO GIRL!!!
Romney would have been a far better POTUS than Obama.
If there are better GOP candidates out there - they should show their mettle and man up. The dilemma is - Pubbies are either too obnoxious or too humble.
Interesting. This was about as rigged as a Chicago election in an ACORN district. ;P
Im shocked. Shocked! McCain got no votes.
LOL. That is just too good.
Has anyone noticed? Huck is putting the weight back on. Starting to look like an Arkansas Razorback again.
“I am still perplexed as to how McCain ever got the nomination.”
He’s the media’s boy.
Ignorance brought us McCain. We need to get smarter...FAST.
Poll after the 2008 election:
Voters Unaware of Candidates Immigration Positions; McCain Supporters Farthest Off the Mark
# Only 34 percent of McCain voters, 42 percent of Clinton voters, and 52 percent of Obama voters correctly identified their candidate as favoring eventual citizenship for illegal immigrants who meet certain requirements.
# Of McCain voters, 35 percent mistakenly thought he favored enforcement that would cause illegals to return home, another 10 percent thought he wanted mass deportations, and 21 percent didnt know his position.
# Voters often held different positions from the candidate they supported. Only 31 percent of McCain voters had the same immigration position as he does[snip]
Yup! He no longer looks like Kevin Spacey;)
can’t post photos sorry;)
Ah, shucks, I voted for Sarah, but in the interest of diversity, I withdraw my Sarah vote, and give half a vote to each mitty and huckleberry.
Or, since I'm still registered as a demonRAT, I'll vote 200 for mitty and 200 for hucky. Sarah loses and the will of the people is now known.
The fact that uber-RINO Haley Barbour got 10 votes and Mike Pence only got 3 is somewhat discouraging.
D’oh i missed this poll! i probably would have voted DeMint or Thune
Thanks for the link, I just added a vote for Palin.
If I had a Dream Team, and I could shave some years off of Fred Thompson it would be:
Sarah Palin / Fred Thompson
From 3 o’clock p.m. on Tuesday to 2 o’clock p.m. on Wednesday possibly not enough time for everyone to see it. I missed it, and I see some other people did.
You forgot to vote, you were too busy down at the
ER laying pipe... How were those volunteer nurses?
Where’s Bob McDonnell?
They all probably voted for Lazamataz!!!
A combined 4 votes for Romney, Huck, Jeb, Newt and Ron Paul? I have never been more proud of Freepers.
(And go, Sarah!)
Too soon after Bush—no way the country goes for another boyish Southern Republican governor in ‘12.
But he did a great job with the SOTU rebuttal, and I wouldn’t mind him slipped in as veep!
Add another vote to the pile for DeMint. That’s with an “n”.
Firstly, he's not "boyish" ala Georgie. Secondly, he actually DID do his military reserve obligation (retired a colonel who regularly attended attended drills). Former H.S. football stary, Notre Dame and Boston College Grad and devout Roman Catholic in a deeply committed marriage; two beautiful daughters. As attorney general of Virginia, initiated Jessica's Law and as a very effective lawyer helped several Virginia Episcopal Churches break away from the Diocese that backed the "Wrong" Rev. Vickie Robinson for bishop of N.H.
Well, we must admit that Romney was ahead of the curve on getting open homosexuality into the military, he started pushing it 16 years ago.
I think that he needs to trumpet the success of his goal, maybe he can hold a joint conference with President Obama.
So did George Bush, with tons of time credits to spare.
I would never argue with Sarah about who gets to be on top!
I didn’t vote so Sarah would get one more from me.
He’s an impressive guy, no doubt. His conservative religiosity would be an issue for many Northern and Western moderate/independent types, but he’s undoubtedly got ‘boyish charm’ (I didn’t mean he was lacking in maturity), and that combo just fits all too well into the unfortunate Bush stereotype.
Again, I could see him serving as veep and stepping up from there.
I want Sarah to write it into her next book that if the times get tough for Freepers she’ll stand by us—or whatever such tripe Obama promised to Muslims in one of his/Billy Ayer’s books.
Now that would be a pairing worth the watch.... talk about popcorn time
Statement two is true. That doesn’t make anything else true. Romney, Huckabee, and McCain for my money were all just the same old tired RINO. Romney would have been saddled with the effects of health care as it is in Mass.
More salient question where has he been in all the battles against Obamacare? He has been silent. That won’t cut it in my book. Palin has been out front with her opinions and they have made a difference
:) I only post because of the meager turn out..*smiles*
I like it...
OATH OF ENLISTMENT AIR NATIONAL GUARD:
I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States and the State of (STATE NAME) against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the Governor of (STATE NAME) and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to law and regulations. So help me God.
Tell me, FRiend, how does one get out of serving in an active vital F-101 intercept squadron in Texas to go help out a politician running for Congress in Alabama to a ground-based IRR Air Guard unit where no one remembers him ever showing up for drill?
THE MOVE TO ALABAMA
The records show that Bush kept up his rigorous schedule of flying through the spring of 1972: He was credited for duty on ten days in March of that year, and seven days in April. Then, as Bush began his fifth year of service in the Guard, he appears to have stepped back dramatically. The records indicate that he received no credit in May, June, July, August, and September 1972. In October, he was credited with two days, and in November he was credited with four. There were no days in December, and then six in January 1973. Then there were no days in February and March.
The change was the result of Bush’s decision to go to Alabama to work on the Senate campaign of Republican Winton Blount. With an obligation to the Guard, Bush asked to perform equivalent service in Alabama. That was not an unusual request, given that members of the Guard, like everyone else, often moved around the country. “It was a common thing,” recalls Brigadier General Turnipseed. “If we had had a guy in Houston, he could have made equivalent training with Bush’s unit. It was so common that the guy who wrote the letter telling Bush to come didn’t even tell me about it.”
The president’s critics have charged that he did not show up for service was “AWOL” in Alabama. Bush says he did serve, and his case is supported by records showing that he was paid and given retirement credit for days of service while he was known to be in Alabama. The records also show that Bush received a dental examination on January 6, 1973, at Dannelly Air National Guard base, home of the 187th (January 6 was one of the days that pay records show Bush receiving credit for service). And while a number of Guard members at the base say they do not remember seeing Bush among the roughly 900 men who served there during that time, another member, a retired lieutenant named John Calhoun, says he remembers seeing Bush at the base several times.
What seems most likely is that Bush was indeed at Dannelly, but there was not very much for a non-flying pilot to do. Flying fighter jets involves constant practice and training; Bush had to know when he left Texas that he would no longer be able to engage in either one very often, which meant that he would essentially leave flying, at least for some substantial period of time. In addition, the 187th could not accommodate another pilot, at least regularly. “He was not going to fly,” says Turnipseed. “We didn’t have enough airplanes or sorties to handle our own pilots, so we wouldn’t have done it for some guy passing through.”
On the other hand, showing up for drills was still meeting one’s responsibility to the Guard. And, as 1973 went along, the evidence suggests that Bush stepped up his work to make up for the time he had missed earlier. In April of that year, he received credit for two days; in May, he received credit for 14 days; in June, five days; and in July, 19 days. That was the last service Bush performed in the Guard. Later that year, he asked for and received permission to leave the Guard early so he could attend Harvard Business School. He was given an honorable discharge after serving five years, four months, and five days of his original six-year commitment.
The records indicate that, despite his move to Alabama, Bush met his obligation to the Guard in the 1972-73 year. At that time, Guardsmen were awarded points based on the days they reported for duty each year. They were given 15 points just for being in the Guard, and were then required to accumulate a total of 50 points to satisfy the annual requirement. In his first four years of service, Bush piled up lots of points; he earned 253 points in his first year, 340 in his second, 137 in his third, and 112 in his fourth. For the year from May 1972 to May 1973, records show Bush earned 56 points, a much smaller total, but more than the minimum requirement (his service was measured on a May-to-May basis because he first joined the Guard in that month in 1968).
Bush then racked up another 56 points in June and July of 1973, which met the minimum requirement for the 1973-74 year, which was Bush’s last year of service. Together, the record “clearly shows that First Lieutenant George W. Bush has satisfactory years for both ‘72-’73 and ‘73-’74, which proves that he completed his military obligation in a satisfactory manner,” says retired Lt. Col. Albert Lloyd, a Guard personnel officer who reviewed the records at the request of the White House.
All in all, the documents show that Bush served intensively for four years and then let up in his fifth and sixth years, although he still did enough to meet Guard requirements. The records also suggest that Bush’s superiors were not only happy with his performance from 1968 to 1972, but also happy with his decision to go to Alabama. Indeed, Bush’s evaluating officer wrote in May 1972 that “Lt. Bush is very active in civic affairs in the community and manifests a deep interest in the operation of our government. He has recently accepted the position as campaign manager for a candidate for United States Senate. He is a good representative of the military and Air National Guard in the business world.”
Beyond their apparent hope that Bush would be a good ambassador for the Guard, Bush’s superiors might have been happy with his decision to go into politics for another reason: They simply had more people than they needed. “In 1972, there was an enormous glut of pilots,” says Campenni. “The Vietnam War was winding down, and the Air Force was putting pilots in desk jobs. In ‘72 or ‘73, if you were a pilot, active or Guard, and you had an obligation and wanted to get out, no problem. In fact, you were helping them solve their problem.”
Bush was an empty suit too , the republican version of Obama. Just a name and face the big money got behind.
How did I miss the poll? I was on here most of the evening.
I don’t think it was lack of interest. It was not prominently displayed. I don’t miss much on FR, but I missed this poll. Where was it?
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