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CPAC Straw Poll Ballot lists 15 potential candidates
MSNBC.com ^ | February 10, 2011 | CPAC

Posted on 02/10/2011 10:20:01 AM PST by Hawk720

Lists 15 names:

Thinking ahead to the 2012 Presidential election, who would you vote for as your FIRST CHOICE to be the next Republican nominee for President? 1. Michele Bachmann, MN Representative 2. Haley Barbour, MS Governor 3. Herman Cain, Former Godfather Pizza CEO 4. Chris Christie, NJ Governor 5. Mitch Daniels, IN Governor 6. Newt Gingrich, Former House Speaker 7. Mike Huckabee, Former AR Governor 8. Jon Huntsman, Former UT Governor 9. Gary Johnson, Former NM Governor 10. Sarah Palin, Former AK Governor 11. Ron Paul, TX Representative 12. Tim Pawlenty, Former MN Governor 13. Mitt Romney, Former MA Governor 14. Rick Santorum, Former PA Senator 15. John Thune, SD Senator 16. Other _______________________ 17. Undecided

It also asks questions about most important issues, and whether or not people are happy with the potential field of candidates. It should make for interesting results.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbcmedia.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; bachmann; cain; cpac; fudgepac; mittensniceahair

1 posted on 02/10/2011 10:20:03 AM PST by Hawk720
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To: Hawk720

Sorry for the bad formatting...I thought I had it right.


2 posted on 02/10/2011 10:20:57 AM PST by Hawk720
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To: Hawk720

Let me guess who is packing the fudge at CPAC this year....

Romneyboys and Paulboys


3 posted on 02/10/2011 10:23:05 AM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: Hawk720

IT WORKED SO WELL IN 2008, WHY NOT DO IT AGAIN?

Let’s allow the Government media to overwhelm conservative voters
with so many choices, we give up and let the Democratics select for us.

(Palm to forehead)


4 posted on 02/10/2011 10:25:30 AM PST by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: Hawk720

Eliminate all the politcians from the list and you have my choice...


5 posted on 02/10/2011 10:25:46 AM PST by JohnLongIsland (time to get out of ny => 141 days and counting...)
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To: Hawk720

Romney has his paid stooges there again, so expect him to be the winner. Followed by Paul.


6 posted on 02/10/2011 10:26:09 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: Hawk720
Here are my choices:

1. Haley Barbour, MS Governor
2. Chris Christie, NJ Governor
3. Jim DeMint, SC Senator

This is in no particular order. Gov. Christie's love for Moslems and Illegals worries me though...

7 posted on 02/10/2011 10:26:14 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Obama has demonstrated to the world the failure of Affirmative Action)
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To: Hawk720
Here's a better format...

1. Michele Bachmann, MN Representative 
2. Haley Barbour, MS Governor
3. Herman Cain, Former Godfather Pizza CEO 
4. Chris Christie, NJ Governor
5. Mitch Daniels, IN Governor 
6. Newt Gingrich, Former House Speaker
7. Mike Huckabee, Former AR Governor 
8. Jon Huntsman, Former UT Governor
9. Gary Johnson, Former NM Governor 
10. Sarah Palin, Former AK Governor
11. Ron Paul, TX Representative 
12. Tim Pawlenty, Former MN Governor
13. Mitt Romney, Former MA Governor 
14. Rick Santorum, Former PA Senator
15. John Thune, SD Senator 
16. Other _______________________
17. Undecided

8 posted on 02/10/2011 10:27:27 AM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: Hawk720

1) Straw polls are generally worthless, as they generally reflect a more positive view of those who actually attend the event, and which (potential) candidate’s supporters are showing up.

2) Given the general level of “scandal” around CPAC this year regarding GOProud, the results of the straw poll will be considered tainted in any event.

3) Following from #1 and #2, the winning (potential) candidate’s supporters will crow about the results, and everyone else will say (and for good reason) that it doesn’t matter anyway.


9 posted on 02/10/2011 10:29:09 AM PST by kevkrom (De-fund Obamacare in 2011, repeal in 2013!)
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To: Hawk720
The only ones I really like for President are:

1. Michele Bachmann
2. Ron Paul
3. Sarah Palin
4. Rick Santorum
5. Other _____?____
10 posted on 02/10/2011 10:30:31 AM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: GeronL

Paul’s got some competition for the weed vote with Gary Johnson on there.


11 posted on 02/10/2011 10:31:00 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

I also like Haley Barbour. I need to do some research on a few others too.

Christie has said he will not run.


12 posted on 02/10/2011 10:34:46 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

GOProud is starting a write-in campaign for Trump.

“GOProud is trying to launch a write-in effort for Donald Trump in the CPAC straw poll. A man with a GOProud badge is handing out quicky fliers with Trump’s picture and telling people he’s speaking. Flyer says ‘Write in Donald Trump in the CPAC straw poll.’”

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0211/49233.html


13 posted on 02/10/2011 10:37:37 AM PST by Hawk720
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To: Hawk720

Freepers, as a group, are very politically knowledgeable, yet I would wager that up until a few weeks ago 90% of us couldn’t tell you who Huntsman or Rogers are?


14 posted on 02/10/2011 10:37:56 AM PST by ken5050 (Palin/Bachman 2012 - FOUR boobs are better than the two we have now!)
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To: Cowboy Bob
Gov. Christie's love for Moslems and Illegals worries me though...

His disdain for your guns ought to dismay you a bit as well.

15 posted on 02/10/2011 10:41:21 AM PST by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard; GeronL
Paul’s got some competition for the weed vote with Gary Johnson on there.

WhistlingPastTheGraveyard, can you please show me a Constitutional authorization for the federal illegalizing of 'weed'?
Furthermore, how is it as a drug different in such a way that regulating it does NOT require a Constitutional amendment like Alcohol did with the 18th amendment?

If all you have is "because they're drugs; and drugs are bad, m'kay." then I think that's pitifully weak an argument against either of them.
Hell, if that's the worst that can be said about them then why not vote them to be President and VP?

16 posted on 02/10/2011 10:42:18 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Hawk720

Too bad Mitch Daniels isn’t telegenic or charismatic enough for today’s American Idol voters. He’s a decent man who is a true financial conservative and a fair social conservative.


17 posted on 02/10/2011 10:42:18 AM PST by fritzthecat (I only regret my economies)
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To: Sopater
The only ones I really like for President are:

Giver Herman Cain a look. I'll bet you like what you see. He's the real deal.

18 posted on 02/10/2011 10:43:13 AM PST by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: OneWingedShark

Just like they can’t ban drugs, sex, driving, marriage, working, guns, anti-aircraft missiles for kids I guess.


19 posted on 02/10/2011 10:46:45 AM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: fritzthecat

I especially loved how Mitch Daniels disses social conservatives, long may his two legged stool balance in the wind!!


20 posted on 02/10/2011 10:49:19 AM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: Hawk720

I like 1, 2, 3, 10 and 14. :)


21 posted on 02/10/2011 10:53:14 AM PST by EmilyGeiger ("January 29,2013....The end of an ERROR!)
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To: numberonepal
His disdain for your guns ought to dismay you a bit as well.

Thanks...I had forgotten about that. I guess I'm down to two choices.

22 posted on 02/10/2011 10:56:33 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Obama has demonstrated to the world the failure of Affirmative Action)
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To: Hawk720

Donald Trump is Ross Perot, just sayin


23 posted on 02/10/2011 11:04:57 AM PST by GoCards (Why me? Why not me?o)
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To: OneWingedShark

Not only do you manufacture my position out of whole cloth, but you do it in a dorky cartoon voice.

Pass.


24 posted on 02/10/2011 11:21:19 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: GeronL

>Just like they can’t ban drugs, sex, driving, marriage, working, guns, anti-aircraft missiles for kids I guess.

Technically they can’t, I’ll go on your list in reverse order:
1) anti-aircraft missiles for kids —> The second amendment says the “right of the people” there is *NO* qualifier on age.
2) guns —> See above.
3) working —> Nowhere in the Constitution is there a power to regulate who can and cannot work; however, forced working has been held to be slavery and minors, legally speaking, cannot give their consent {as that is given/withheld by their guardian} and so any non-familial labors are slavery; incidentally this means that kids being “forced to work” (clean their room, do chores) are not non-consensual because their guardian is the one consenting to their work.
4) Marriage —> see above.
5) Driving —> Not actually needed for interstate commerce; there are boats that cross state lines.
6) Sex —> *sigh* see #3.
7) Drugs —> Already mentioned in the post prior this; the Constitution *REQUIRED* an amendment to allow for national regulation of alcohol, no such non-repealed amendment exists for ANY drug whatsoever.


25 posted on 02/10/2011 11:47:37 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Apparently you can’t read, I said that *IF* that was all that you had it was pretty weak... if you have more, or something different, then by all means present it.


26 posted on 02/10/2011 11:48:51 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

Where in the Constitution does it state that minors can’t give consent?

Your the one citing the Constitution here.

11 year old drug addicted well-armed prostitutes would not violate the Constitution would they?

Thats why we elect lawmakers, to MAKE LAWS.


27 posted on 02/10/2011 11:53:37 AM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: GeronL

But the laws themselves MUST be within the confines of the relevant Constitution.
Your example of a “11 year old drug addicted well-armed prostitutes” is fairly amusing, and they would [very likely] violate the Constitution, being minors and forced into prostitution is a form of slavery; further, the States *DO* have legal powers above and beyond the federal government (hence the 9th and 10th Amendments) and most ALL of what you said in your example could/should be addressed by State law.


28 posted on 02/10/2011 12:02:03 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

I’ll take a rain-check on the dope debate. Maybe on a slower news day.


29 posted on 02/10/2011 12:04:03 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: OneWingedShark

who said she was forced?

Where in the Constitution does it say minors can’t do that stuff?


30 posted on 02/10/2011 12:10:31 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: GeronL

>who said she was forced?

I said it was “very likely,” as in “not completely certain.”
Statically speaking underaged prostitutes tend to be slaves.

>Where in the Constitution does it say minors can’t do that stuff?

Which is why I referred you to the state’s Constitution which likely DOES limit those things, though perhaps indirectly.


31 posted on 02/10/2011 12:18:46 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: ken5050
....who Huntsman or Rogers are?

Uh, let me guess; someone with no name recognition?

32 posted on 02/10/2011 2:21:32 PM PST by Ron H. (Impeach the dictator wannabe Impostor!!!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...
the art of the deal: oh c'mon, you know you want to vote for him: the executive clemency candidate: Sarahcuda: Turner and Overdrive quit: etc:
33 posted on 02/10/2011 8:42:02 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: GeronL

You forgot supporters of Gary Johnson, Former NM Governor.


34 posted on 02/10/2011 11:14:30 PM PST by rmlew (You want change? Vote for the most conservative electable in your state or district.)
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