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Palin, Perry hint at presidential bids; Giuliani tops poll
Orange County Register ^ | May 27, 2011 | MARTIN WISCKOL

Posted on 05/27/2011 1:58:27 PM PDT by UniqueViews

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has ignited a fresh brushfire of chatter over a possible candidacy on Thursday when she announced a nationwide, campaign-style bus tour to begin Sunday.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who some think could make a stronger run than any of the current candidates, said he's going to "think about" a bid.

CNN Poll:

Giuliani 16%

Romney 15%

Palin 13%

(Excerpt) Read more at ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; elections; elections2012; giuliani; palin; perry; romney
More in another article at Politico.com:

Rudy Giuliani leads new national poll

"Giuliani has the top spot in a 12-candidate field, but he doesn't generate a lot of enthusiasm. Only about a quarter of Republicans nationwide said that they would be enthusiastic if Giuliani won the nomination," said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "But he's not alone — only a quarter would be enthusiastic if Palin got the party's nod, and only one in five would feel the same way if Romney became the GOP's standard bearer in 2012."

It may get ugly in the GOP primary and the Dems will be buying popcorn and watching the Republicans self-destruct.

1 posted on 05/27/2011 1:58:31 PM PDT by UniqueViews
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To: UniqueViews

Rootie tooters unite. LOL


2 posted on 05/27/2011 2:00:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: UniqueViews

Does anyone really believe this Rudy spin? This is going to be an economy election, not War on Terror. He was pushed like hell last time and totally bombed. What exactly makes his hand stronger now?


3 posted on 05/27/2011 2:01:30 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: UniqueViews
CNN - now THERE's a trustworthy news outlet.

Looks like Giuliani will get the nod.

4 posted on 05/27/2011 2:02:21 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: cripplecreek

Oh, man, are we going to have to hear from “Il Duce’s” crowd for months now?


5 posted on 05/27/2011 2:02:52 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: UniqueViews

Should read:

Rudy RINO leads new leftist national poll


6 posted on 05/27/2011 2:03:05 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: JoanneSD

I want some fresh candidates to run... Guiliani, and Romney are re treads, Cain is looking better every time I see him, and hear him speak


7 posted on 05/27/2011 2:03:42 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: UniqueViews

Rush Limbraugh said on Greta’s ‘On the Record’ (Fox) last night when asked who would his ‘dream candidate’ be, answered, ‘Rick Perry’.


8 posted on 05/27/2011 2:04:27 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

It’s a poll - A poll now is called wishful thinking of the commies.


9 posted on 05/27/2011 2:06:16 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: patriot08

And Rush said in ‘08 - what about Hillary? which led us to Barry. And who was his candidate of choice in ‘08?


10 posted on 05/27/2011 2:08:28 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: UniqueViews; Servant of the Cross
Servant of the Cross will take this as you endorsing Rudy.

All these recycled candidates (Paul, Rudy, Mitt, etc.) are getting a little long in the tooth. Hopefully Cain will be the candidate to upset the establishment.

11 posted on 05/27/2011 2:10:39 PM PDT by camerongood210 ( Matthew 24)
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To: UniqueViews

Rudy? He’s not running...why is he in this poll?


12 posted on 05/27/2011 2:10:51 PM PDT by RockinRight (Herman Cain stopped for gas in South Carolina and inadvertently won a Primary debate.)
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To: RockinRight
Rudy? He’s not running...why is he in this poll?

Because the media picks our candidates for us now. You didn't get the memo?

13 posted on 05/27/2011 2:16:45 PM PDT by library user (Just because you're homeless doesn't mean you're lazy.)
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To: UniqueViews

Saw an interesting poster in what was a Russian Museum. It was an election poster of Hitler from the mid 30’s that said in German; “Give me 4 more years”. I immediately thought of Obama and had visions of our Götterdämmerung. If the Republicans pick a blah candidate they will get a blah turnout.


14 posted on 05/27/2011 2:22:39 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (The storm clouds of war are on the horizon, 1939 is again approaching us.)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

The biggest problem the Republicans have is that most of their candidates don’t actually believe what they are telling voters in order to get elected.


15 posted on 05/27/2011 2:25:10 PM PDT by Yet_Again
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To: UniqueViews

So Rudy tops the poll? He is about as electable as Newt.


16 posted on 05/27/2011 2:36:27 PM PDT by OldEagle
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To: UniqueViews

Rudy isn’t getting the nomination period.
This is MSM spinning reality into what they want it to be.

I think that Palin is going to enter at some point.
Maybe im wrong but the field isn’t too strong or very conservative.
Cain is conservative but has no experience.


17 posted on 05/27/2011 2:37:52 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: UniqueViews

I like Rudy, but - after his abbreviated 08 campaign of only trying to campaign in a few states, it showed me that he doesn’t have the necessary fortitude to deserve to be elected to be the nation’s highest office.

All the RINOs and Establishment types will be pulling for Rudy to jump in. Rudy will be strong on defense, but a weak one on domestic. He’ll be another Bush on the domestic front.


18 posted on 05/27/2011 2:37:58 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: Bringbackthedraft

You are absolutely correct!!! In the real world, Obama is toast. The reason the Democrat Party and the far left wingers are going bonkers nutso, is they well know Obama is going down and....so does Obama. Do you really think he gives a hoot about the poor folks in the MidWest, etc. who have been destroyed, devastated, killed and injured by flood or tornado, do you really think he gives a hoot about the unemployed/underemployed folks, do you really think he stays awake at night thinking about the failing plight of Black Americans??? If you do, you are either on drugs or just plain dumb. This guy knows he’s finished, but....he and his “hate America” wife, Moochelle are going to ride the “fat cow” and live high on the hog until they are thrown out of office. And....America and all Americans be damned. So....that is why Pubbies are coming out of the woodwork to run for POTUS. Fact is: only a true conservative can win and, I am confident the Republican Establishment will not get its way this time around. Too much is at stake!!! Get ready for a political war which this country has not seen in a long time. The fate and destiny of our freedom is at stake and....most common sense folks know it!!!


19 posted on 05/27/2011 2:38:09 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: cripplecreek

Turn off the bold.


20 posted on 05/27/2011 2:38:09 PM PDT by OldEagle
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To: bill1952

We haven’t had a ‘strong conservative’ candidate in 27 years.


21 posted on 05/27/2011 2:40:28 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: UniqueViews

The polls now may show Rudy in the lead, but my money says he doesn’t get the nom or anywhere near it.

Now, I like Giuliani on certain issues, and I *do* think there’s a place for a guy like that in a GOP administration. I’d love to see him at Homeland Security, for example. I just don’t think he’s the right guy at all for the top of the ticket. And I think most conservatives feel the same way.


22 posted on 05/27/2011 3:02:03 PM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

“He was pushed like hell last time and totally bombed. What exactly makes his hand stronger now?”

But he didn’t. He camped out in Florida instead of campaigning in the early states and lost all the primaries as a consequence.

The number of conservative candidates in the race create a window for a liberal like Giuliani to corner the independent/moderate market. That’s concerning. Especially since many states have open primaries.


23 posted on 05/27/2011 3:12:00 PM PDT by COgamer
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To: UniqueViews
Gee, the three (3) Republicans left in the State of Bankruptcy (CA) all think Rudy would make a "great" President.

Not so surprising since the CA GOP has been run by cross-dressers for decades. The cross-dressers, I'm referring to the radical liberals claiming to be RINOs and the've been voting for more goodies for non-taxpayers since Ronald Reagan left for the White House.

So sad CA GOP, but you've drifted so far left, we can't see you anymore.

Bye, Bye and will the last living taxpayer leaving the state, please turn out turn out the lights!

24 posted on 05/27/2011 3:16:21 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: OldEagle

Oh good, I’m not the only one.
FR threads are going bold face large type at their own whim.
I hate it.


25 posted on 05/27/2011 3:17:27 PM PDT by La Enchiladita ("Netanyahu's no pansy Republican," says Rush.)
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To: COgamer

Yeah, like Lazlo in PA
said, he totally bombed.


26 posted on 05/27/2011 3:24:39 PM PDT by ngat
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To: RockinRight
Rudy's in the poll because he's now thinking about it mostly just to knock Romney out in NH.

Rudy should run against Chuck Schumer if he wants to be useful.

27 posted on 05/27/2011 3:25:42 PM PDT by newzjunkey (teleprompter + autopen)
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To: La Enchiladita; OldEagle

I’ve been noticing this on several threads. I’m glad that I’m not the onlyone seeing this.........


28 posted on 05/27/2011 3:27:48 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Avoid arguments with your wife about lifting the toilet seat by simply using the sink.)
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To: UniqueViews

473 Republicans polled. 4.5 margin of error. Standard name ID poll, but does indicate that the Republican Party is all over the board on a favorite candidate...that’s good, because it gives room for a conservative to grow in the race.


29 posted on 05/27/2011 3:33:23 PM PDT by magritte ("There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself "Do trousers matter?")
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To: Sarajevo

AAAAAACCCCCCKKKKKKKK.....:):):)


30 posted on 05/27/2011 3:35:36 PM PDT by La Enchiladita ("Netanyahu's no pansy Republican," says Rush.)
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To: AAABEST

CNN uses the Dartboard Polling Company to determine the popularity of the candidates. /sarc


31 posted on 05/27/2011 4:12:21 PM PDT by Frank Sheed (Fr. V. R. Capodanno, Lt, USN, Catholic Chaplain. 3rd/5th, 1st Marine Div., FMF. MOH, posthumously.)
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To: COgamer
The number of conservative candidates in the race create a window for a liberal like Giuliani to corner the independent/moderate market.

Then that is great news. Myth has definitely positioned himself to shoot for those people with his BS response to Romneycare. Rudy will just siphon votes from that toad. Conservatives and TP folks are not going to go for Rudy's NE Rockefeller Repub routine.

32 posted on 05/27/2011 4:26:12 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: UniqueViews

So Rudy gets to extend his record of polls won without coming remotely close to ever winning the nomination.


33 posted on 05/27/2011 10:07:28 PM PDT by conservativebuckeye
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To: The Bronze Titan

>We haven’t had a ‘strong conservative’ candidate in 27 years.

Well past time then.


34 posted on 05/27/2011 11:01:41 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: UniqueViews

35 posted on 05/27/2011 11:04:24 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (They say money is the mother's milk of politics, but it's not. It's 100 proof corn liquor.)
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To: patriot08

“Rush Limbraugh said on Greta’s ‘On the Record’ (Fox) last night when asked who would his ‘dream candidate’ be, answered, ‘Rick Perry’.”

I missed that. I agree with Rush, definitely.

I think if we use the criteria that we should use: who is the most conservative GOP candidate who can actually defeat Obama, that’s Perry. I don’t think any of the other GOP candidates could beat Obama.


36 posted on 05/28/2011 12:11:08 AM PDT by UniqueViews
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To: UniqueViews

I think he’ll run. I think he’ll win the nomination...I KNOW he’ll then pick Palin and I know he’ll then win. Then Palin will run years down the road and she’ll win and then Rubio...and who knows about him...but it’s a good sequence. I’d prefer someone more conservative, but I think we have a descent chance to add some conservative judges to the roster and that’s all that counts in the long-run.


37 posted on 05/28/2011 10:33:17 AM PDT by Rick_Michael (Have no fear "President Government" is here)
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To: UniqueViews

Google “Rush Limbaugh, Rick Perry”. The relationship is almost sickening.


38 posted on 05/28/2011 5:06:54 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Avoid arguments with your wife about lifting the toilet seat by simply using the sink.)
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