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Who Helped Themselves the Most at CPAC?
TheIowaRepublican.com ^ | 2/15/2011 | Craig Robinson

Posted on 02/15/2011 10:17:53 AM PST by bigred08

We are now less than one year away from the Iowa caucuses. Last week we ranked the top ten potential presidential candidates in Iowa. Since that time, we have been able to see all of them share the stage at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, in Washington D.C. Some of the candidates helped themselves, but others didn’t.

Before we get started, it’s important to know that the ranking that each candidate received is based on how their performance at CPAC will help or hinder their potential Iowa caucus campaigns. Judging these speeches and everything else that went on at the conference isn’t as easy as comparing the number of people in the room and gauging the audience’s reaction to what was said.

As you will see, some candidates helped themselves by just being allowed to take the stage, while others cowered from the issues they must address if they want to win the nomination. Remember, this ranking is from an Iowa perspective. Most of these candidates have already traveled to Iowa and given speeches.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: 2012; cpac; frontpage; iowacaucus; obama

1 posted on 02/15/2011 10:17:58 AM PST by bigred08
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To: bigred08

Sarah Palin


2 posted on 02/15/2011 10:40:42 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: bigred08

Sarah Palin, by avoiding that fiasco.


3 posted on 02/15/2011 10:56:15 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I make it three for Palin for not going.


4 posted on 02/15/2011 11:20:32 AM PST by Robbin (If Sarah isn’t welcome, I’m not welcome, it’s just that simple…)
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To: bigred08

Gary Johnson came in 3rd with 6%.

He’s almost unknown.

That’s gotta help him a little.

Ron Paul prevented anyone else from getting a really good story out of it.

Mitt Romney prevented anyone else from getting a really good story out of it.

Mumford impressed and record sales have been up. Oh, that was the Grammmys.


5 posted on 02/15/2011 11:27:25 AM PST by truthfreedom
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

did she boycott?


6 posted on 02/15/2011 11:28:48 AM PST by truthfreedom
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To: bigred08

Helped the most was either the Democrats or the Hotel owner.


7 posted on 02/15/2011 12:37:15 PM PST by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

CINO Political Action Committee

Based on the results of polls conducted there, I doubt there is anyone even resembling a conservative within 50 miles of that venue.


8 posted on 02/15/2011 12:47:43 PM PST by Califreak (November 2008 proved that Idiocracy isn't just a movie anymore)
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To: bigred08

Herman Cain!


9 posted on 02/15/2011 1:41:08 PM PST by matthew fuller (My list: Bachman, Barbour, Bolton, Cain, Liz Cheney, Daniels, DeMint, Inhofe, Palin, and Pawlenty .)
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To: bigred08
Iowa Stubborn

Why is Iowa so all fangled important?

Regards,

TS

10 posted on 02/15/2011 1:46:51 PM PST by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: ex-snook

I think you have the winning answer.


11 posted on 02/15/2011 2:20:05 PM PST by conservativebuckeye
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To: bigred08
The Left.

With GOProud they managed to insert (pardon the pun) their homosexual agenda into what once was a solid conservative event.

So-called “conservative homosexuals” playing the Leftist “identity politics” game at a function that should vigorously eschew such corrupting liberal tactics,managed to begin the purge (as planned) of Christian Conservatives (known as social conservatives to the Godless) from the GOP ranks thus helping to keep the RINO elite and Democrats in power forever.

12 posted on 02/15/2011 6:47:14 PM PST by Happy Rain ( "Many of the most useful useful idiots of the Left are on the Right.")
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To: bigred08

The Muslims, who continue their infiltration. Thanks to Grover Norquist etc.


13 posted on 02/15/2011 8:22:35 PM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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