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Tea Party Leaders Look to Bachmann, Paul and Perry (no support for Palin, boos for Romney)
The New York Times ^ | 2011-06-27 | Kate Zernike

Posted on 06/27/2011 1:21:57 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

Who is the Tea Party candidate for president?

If a gathering of about 100 Tea Party leaders in Washington on Monday gives any indication, it’s Representative Michele Bachmann (who just announced her candidacy), with Representative Ron Paul and Gov. Rick Perry vying for a close second (and probably edging her out on fervency of support).

Leaders from Tea Party groups in about 40 states gathered in the Washington offices of FreedomWorks, the libertarian advocacy group that cultivated the Tea Party movement.

(snip)

A (completely unscientific) voice-vote straw poll of the (possibly unrepresentative) group, conducted by reporters, found almost no support and even a few groans for Sarah Palin; loud boos drowning out a handful of cheers for Mitt Romney; nays for Jon M. Huntsman Jr.; and support but dismissals that “he can’t win” for Herman Cain.

(snip)

On a voice-vote run-off (equally unscientific) among the apparent top three contenders, Mrs. Bachmann, a Minnesota Republican, seemed to do best among women in the room, while Mr. Perry did best among men, and Mr. Paul, also of Texas, did best among younger people in the room.

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Loretta Malander, a Tea Party activist from Oak Hill, Va., praised Mrs. Bachmann much the way supporters of Ms. Palin described her in 2008: “She’s one of us,” she said.”We can connect and relate with her in the way we were raised, our values. We feel like she understands Middle America. She’s not one of those elites who look down on us.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012gopprimary; bachmann2012; freedomworks; michelebachmann; paulkucinich12; paulmckinney12; ronpaul; teapartyrebellion
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1 posted on 06/27/2011 1:22:04 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

NYT = Divide and Conquer!


2 posted on 06/27/2011 1:23:54 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (The storm clouds of war are on the horizon, 1939 is again approaching us.)
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To: rabscuttle385

With her John Wayne gaffe earlier today, be prepared for the MSM to push her candidacy.

Think Palin and Perry need to have a talk.


3 posted on 06/27/2011 1:25:08 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Liberals who graduate from Ivy League schools are the dumbest people on the planet.)
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To: rabscuttle385
good luck to all of them...as for me and my house....we are waiting on Sarah Palin....
4 posted on 06/27/2011 1:25:53 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: rabscuttle385
I'm going to give my 110% all to the “Anybody But Obama” party for the future of America.
5 posted on 06/27/2011 1:25:53 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: rabscuttle385

Paul? RON Paul?

Truly our system is wonderful, allowing even fruitloop idiot kooks to run for office.


6 posted on 06/27/2011 1:27:46 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: EQAndyBuzz

You don’t think this is going to go through the election process all forgotten do you?

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/sarah-palin-north-korea-gaffe-glenn-beck-show/story?id=12242889


7 posted on 06/27/2011 1:27:54 PM PDT by dforest
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To: rabscuttle385; Jim Robinson

There’s only one Tea Party leader’s opinion that matters here, and I think his is pretty clear.


8 posted on 06/27/2011 1:28:08 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Mr. Romney and Mr. Obama are not rivals, they're running mates." - Rep. Thaddeus McCotter)
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To: rabscuttle385

I don’t like Perry at all. I really don’t.

I also don’t believe a single thing from the NY TIMES


9 posted on 06/27/2011 1:28:29 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Sorry, the NYTimes is not a credible news site.


10 posted on 06/27/2011 1:28:43 PM PDT by Obadiah (If you don't believe you can win, there is no point in getting out of bed at the end of the day.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Its so weird. Love Palin but do not feel the same for Bachmann at all. Can pinpoint just a feeling. Who are these folks that call themselves leaders of the tea party. How do folks poll tea party people? Do we have a T next to our cell phone acct or something?????


11 posted on 06/27/2011 1:28:51 PM PDT by GoCards (RUN SARAH RUN)
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To: humblegunner
What you got against Ron Paul and his delightful supporters?


12 posted on 06/27/2011 1:30:20 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: GeronL

I sure like him a lot better than some of the other candidates, and oh yeah - ABO - anybody but Obama for 2012.


13 posted on 06/27/2011 1:30:53 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: rabscuttle385

The Tea Party has no leaders. They just think they are.


14 posted on 06/27/2011 1:30:53 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
push her candidacy

They are going to push MB candidacy and if she makes it to the general election, they will destroy her. She is in way over her head and will not be able to stand up to Obama, his thugs and the media.

15 posted on 06/27/2011 1:32:19 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

???? John Wayne gaffe?


16 posted on 06/27/2011 1:32:35 PM PDT by RockinRight (Cain/Bachmann, Bachmann/Rubio, or, if you really want some fun, Cain/McCotter in 2012!)
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To: rabscuttle385

I sympathize with the Tea Partiers but I am closer to being a Palinista. I think if Sarah was standing on those steps in the capitol, you would have seen a lot more than 100 people there.


17 posted on 06/27/2011 1:33:02 PM PDT by Ocarterma (formerly Obushma: Because he's way past Bush---he's Carter now!)
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To: rabscuttle385
On a voice-vote run-off (equally unscientific) among the apparent top three contenders, Mrs. Bachmann, a Minnesota Republican, seemed to do best among women in the room, while Mr. Perry did best among men, and Mr. Paul, also of Texas, did best among younger people in the room.

Were they able to get their cheers out between puffs on their bongs?

18 posted on 06/27/2011 1:33:21 PM PDT by RockinRight (Cain/Bachmann, Bachmann/Rubio, or, if you really want some fun, Cain/McCotter in 2012!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

His supporters are great...with all the weed they smoke, they’re really mellow.


19 posted on 06/27/2011 1:34:38 PM PDT by RockinRight (Cain/Bachmann, Bachmann/Rubio, or, if you really want some fun, Cain/McCotter in 2012!)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

“With her John Wayne gaffe earlier today, be prepared for the MSM to push her candidacy.”

I’m behind today - what was it?


20 posted on 06/27/2011 1:34:51 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: rabscuttle385

New York Times is not a news paper.

It’s a DNC PAC.


21 posted on 06/27/2011 1:35:43 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Be respectful, be courteous , have a plan to kill every flash mob member that threatens you & others)
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To: abb

*****The Tea Party has no leaders*****Correct;)

The Tea Party has a PLATFORM! Each & every member of the Tea Party leads by example and enthusiasm.


22 posted on 06/27/2011 1:36:16 PM PDT by sodpoodle
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To: rabscuttle385

What? No support for Palin?

Well obviously, the Tea Partiers are all just a bunch of liberal, anti-American RINO whackos.


23 posted on 06/27/2011 1:36:45 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("Armed forces abroad are of little value unless there is prudent counsel at home." - Cicero)
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To: humblegunner

fruitloop idiot kooks


Is that what you call people you disagree with on some issues?


24 posted on 06/27/2011 1:39:34 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (End the "Fiscal Fiasco" in 2012!)
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To: GoCards

Rab and the rest of the loons are relying on a unscientific voice straw poll conducted by reporters to justify their fake support for Bachmann, they don’t care much for her. The Tea Party member vote who they want and corralled by the New York Times


25 posted on 06/27/2011 1:39:37 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: GoCards

I know the feeling GoCards, I’m not particularly an emotional person—but I’m drawn to Sarah, her family and her plight. It’s personal....it’s as if that was me and mine being attacked all through the fall of ‘08 up to this day. To me she’s a Rembrandt...a one of a kind....the one and only Barracuda....there’s not another. Whatever she and her family decides, I hope they stay safe. Godspeed.


26 posted on 06/27/2011 1:40:31 PM PDT by Ocarterma (formerly Obushma: Because he's way past Bush---he's Carter now!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Paul?? Since when has anti-semitism and anti-american foreign policy been part of Tea Party?


27 posted on 06/27/2011 1:40:54 PM PDT by heiss
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To: Bigtigermike
Rab and the rest of the loons are relying on a unscientific voice straw poll

That's okay. Most of the time, the Palin people are relying on unscientific straw polls or the like too.

28 posted on 06/27/2011 1:40:58 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("Armed forces abroad are of little value unless there is prudent counsel at home." - Cicero)
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To: humblegunner

LOL.


29 posted on 06/27/2011 1:41:36 PM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (A kid like Prescott & still pro-life all the days of his life. President Reagan was truly a saint!)
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To: RockinRight
???? John Wayne gaffe?

It was revealed that Bachmann's favorite movie is "The Conqueror", it was a huge gaffe.

30 posted on 06/27/2011 1:41:53 PM PDT by ansel12 (America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

your tagline - I really like Thad McCotter (or T-Mac as Dennis Miller fondly calls him). He’s one smart, uber-articulate dude, and great guitarist, too. Did you see him on Huckabee over the weekend?


31 posted on 06/27/2011 1:42:10 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: rabscuttle385

New York Slimes = useless garbage.


32 posted on 06/27/2011 1:44:01 PM PDT by Sea Parrot
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To: abb

abb posted -
“”The Tea Party has no leaders. They just think they are.””

So true, but worse, they behave as if they are! All of the infighting and the jockeying for position and the power struggles between various factions/chapters is so tiring.

I am all for competition and understand there is a level of ruthlessness involved in business and politics, but good grief people, save it for the Leftists!!!

May God give us the strength and the wisdom to right this ship.
Tatt


33 posted on 06/27/2011 1:44:01 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." DorothyBernard)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

MB has NO chance of making it to the general election.

They are only propping her up to keep Palin out.

If Palin doesn’t run then Romney is the nominee.


34 posted on 06/27/2011 1:44:44 PM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012 - GAME ON!!)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus
That's okay. Most of the time, the Palin people are relying on unscientific straw polls or the like too.

These are straw polls?

Three days ago the AP-Gfk poll showed Palin as first in favorability among all GOP candidates with republicans

Twelve days ago The Economist/YouGov poll had her at first on the 2012 list as nominee choice.

Eighteen days ago the Reuters/IPSOS poll had Palin at first of the 2012 list as nominee choice.

35 posted on 06/27/2011 1:45:43 PM PDT by ansel12 (America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
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To: RockinRight

The wrong John Wayne

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2740634/posts

Rep. Michele Bachmann kicked off her presidential campaign on Monday in Waterloo, Iowa, and in one interview surrounding the official event she promised to mimic the spirit of Waterloo’s own John Wayne.

The only problem, as one eagle-eyed reader notes: Waterloo’s John Wayne was not the beloved movie star, but rather John Wayne Gacy, the serial killer.

Mrs. Bachmann grew up in Waterloo, and used the town as the backdrop for her campaign announcement, where she told Fox News: “Well what I want them to know is just like, John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa. That’s the kind of spirit that I have, too.”


36 posted on 06/27/2011 1:47:02 PM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: llandres

See post #36


37 posted on 06/27/2011 1:48:26 PM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: Tijeras_Slim

LOL. when dreadlocks attack.


38 posted on 06/27/2011 1:48:28 PM PDT by Sea Parrot
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To: ansel12
No dummy, the straw polls that the Palinstinians post on here ever so often are straw polls. Thought it was kind of ironic that a Palinstinian would complain about some other candidate's people touting straw polls.
39 posted on 06/27/2011 1:50:06 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("Armed forces abroad are of little value unless there is prudent counsel at home." - Cicero)
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To: Beelzebubba

Me, uh, no, only fruitloop idiot kooks.


40 posted on 06/27/2011 1:51:08 PM PDT by Sea Parrot
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To: humblegunner
Truly our system is wonderful, allowing even fruitloop idiot kooks to run for office.

I don't want our tent any bigger than this.

41 posted on 06/27/2011 1:51:50 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Smokeyblue

Ouch! That’ll leave a mark :-))))))


42 posted on 06/27/2011 1:52:52 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

My reasonable post elicited a personal attack from you?

I just posted three recent polls to you and none of them were straw polls.


43 posted on 06/27/2011 1:53:00 PM PDT by ansel12 (America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
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To: ansel12
Personal attack? Wow, grow a thicker skin, would you?

/insert comment about blondes here

44 posted on 06/27/2011 1:56:42 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("Armed forces abroad are of little value unless there is prudent counsel at home." - Cicero)
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To: free me
I know they would love for Romney to win, but I also don't think they would mind MB winning. Perhaps closer to the primaries they will destroy michele and get their Romney in. Neither candidate can beat Obama. I also think you are correct in that they are using Michele to keep Palin out. If Palin does get in I think it is over for all the candidates. And given the fact Obama and company have not yet been able to destroy Palin, Palin in the race is their worst nightmare.

IMO, the current choice of Rep candidates really stinks.

45 posted on 06/27/2011 1:57:05 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: Smokeyblue

That is LOL funny.

The one dealt with lily-livers, the other with real livers.


46 posted on 06/27/2011 1:57:51 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("Armed forces abroad are of little value unless there is prudent counsel at home." - Cicero)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Example please?


47 posted on 06/27/2011 1:57:55 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: thesearethetimes...

I well remember when the Tea Party picked up momentum. I told My wife, the day they let politicians get close, the pols will deviously start working to subvert the Party for their own ends.


48 posted on 06/27/2011 1:57:57 PM PDT by Sea Parrot
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

Name calling and trying to personalize this? How about just staying focused and trying to stay on track.


49 posted on 06/27/2011 1:58:10 PM PDT by ansel12 (America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
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To: humblegunner
Truly our system is wonderful, allowing even fruitloop idiot kooks to run for office.

What a great country! No where else in the world would such a dream (nightmare?) be possible!


50 posted on 06/27/2011 2:00:10 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross
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