Skip to comments.More votes for Perry than Palin in Iowa Straw Poll
Posted on 08/13/2011 5:35:56 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
Rick Perry who just announced his candidacy received more votes than Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.
How much longer can Palin just drive around the country not doing much of anything and still expect to run for POTUS?
A potential candidate without the organization to even manage 100 write in votes looks really really bad.
Don’t trouble yourself.
What makes you think she’s running? Maybe she will just endorse a candidate and continue her gallivanting about America...
Welcome back Shamnesty.....
I’m not for Perry.
Relax. She’s not running.
I don’t believe so either...
Is your post ‘important’??? Please advise.....NOT.
Rick Perry will soon join the ranks of Myth, and both of them are a myth, myth republicans.
Perry, a RINO, reminds me of Hucksterbee.......
I voted in the straw poll today. I did not write-in Sarah, but I expect to vote for her in caucus and on election day.
Remember, today’s poll is a GOP fundraiser. If Sarah were to have purchased 5,000 tickets, that’s a $150,000 from her to the GOP Establishment. I don’t want her to do that. I didn’t pay for my ticket, either, and I wouldn’t financially support the Iowa GOP. I got a free ticket from a candidate.
According to many credible reports Palin has a better grassroots organization through Organize4Palin than many of the announced campaigns in Iowa but Peter Singleton, director of O4P announced that they would not push for Straw Poll votes:
“Were not pushing people at all to write in Sarah Palins name, he told me. We support the Straw Poll, and encourage everyone to attend because its a great event for the Republican Party here in Iowa. If people want to write in her name, of course we appreciate their doing so, but were not doing any push for votes in the Straw Poll, in any way. Nothingwe are not even sending an email out to our mailing list in the state encouraging people to do so. We are simply not focused on this. And there is certainly no organization that is working harder for their candidateannounced or unannouncedthan Organize4Palin is working on behalf of Governor Palin.”
But for us, since our candidate is not in the race yet, we are focusing all of our attention on the caucuses on February 6, 2012.
>How much longer can Palin just drive around the country not doing much of anything and still expect to run for POTUS? <
The 2008 Straw Poll had Romney winning, and McCain 11th...means nothing.
BTW, that’s easy for you to say. Palin will announce on her OWN time. YOU are not the one whose life will be personally destroyed by the MSM for the next 11 months IF she decides to run so chill...
Thank you for reminding some people here what it's really all about.
Answer: She can drive around the country right up to the last day the allows for filing paperwork as a candidate.
Is that a problem for you.
Were you going to vote for her? Yes or no please. Just like your posted question, I want to know. Fair is fair right?
Dude did u even see the coverage of her at the fair yesterday....lol
Sarah Palin is the conservative wing of the GOP either accept that or not but really you don’t have a choice for truth is basically ur only resort...lol
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Palin tells NBC News: Bachmann win will not affect her decision to run bc “don’t think was much of a surprise” #decision2012
Reality is about to hit you in the head like an 18-pound sledgehammer.
You’re gonna get flamed big time for using “100 right in votes”. More nit picking going on than the cotten picking my parents did.
What part of ‘straw polls don’t matter’ do you not understand? They’re as accurate as an internet poll!
And Bachmann, Paul, Pawlenty, Santorum and Cain outscored Perry. What’s your point?
You don’t know what you don’t know. If ignorance is bliss you are one happy (#)@(#.
Then why spend the time posting an empty vanity about it?
That wasn't directed at you - it was a comment about Perry's attitude toward illegals.
It went to you because you posted the article.
BFD. Its a stinking fund raiser.
A win is a win, no matter the margin.
Would you like to comment why your candidate was buried by Rick Perry in the write-in portion of the contest?
Sarah said yesterday that she will let everyone know her intentions next month. I heard it straight from her mouth. She will be back in Iowa Labor Day weekend. You are greatly misinformed about her base and organization. We are here. We are waiting for her to announce. Bachmann is a Palin placeholder for many voters at this time. Even Bachmann’s Iowa phone polls are asking if we will switch support from Bachmann to Palin if she enters the race. I told her that, yes, I would.
A vanity in news, really?
Hmmm. I don’t know wth you are, but Joe Trippi who has been on the ground in Iowa said if Governor Palin had been in the straw poll she would have won running away.
He also declared today. Palin didn’t. I’ll be worried when they’re all in the race and she gets 100 votes. Until then, you keep living your dream with Jimmy Rick.
[Organize4Palin is collection of 10 or so blospot sites. They don’t even have a forum.
They will get rolled. ]
Then you should be celebrating! Palin is obviously not a factor, a washout, a has been. So why get your panties in such a bunch? Obviously she is such a stupid loser, why even you are smarter than she is about politics. I guarantee you have more money, more grass roots supporters than Palin dos, and you are smarter, so you should run!
Lordy lordy, for such an obvious loser, Palin sure gets some people in a frothing mental attack.
Yes, you really are that stupid. Color me amazed.
I was glad Rick Santorum did so well. He’s the surprise of the straw poll. Bachmann and Pawlenty are locals and should have done well. Paul has a core of loonies backing him. But Santorum is a virtual unknown from Pennsylvania and he did better than Romney or Gingrich or Huntsman or Cain, all of whom have gotten more attention from the media than Santorum. He’s got a good message; he’s an attractive guy with a terrific smile; he’s extremely well-informed; and he has a real record of accomplishment in the Senate. And he’s a conviction politician who worked his heart out traveling to every county in Iowa. He deserved to do well. Maybe he’ll start getting the attention he should have and the reporters will forget Gingrich, Huntsman, Cain, and the rest. I wish Ron Paul would take a hike; he’s cluttering up the race and he has no chance to win.
Since you were there and voted can you tell me, were you allowed to write in non candidates?
Sorry but that won’t fly.
Her grassroots already decided weeks ago that Ames is fundamentally unimportant to our goals. In fact, we’ve squashed several attempts for an organized write-in. While we didn’t prevent individuals from writing her in, we’ve sent pretty clear signals to not organize for it.
While we understand its importance as a fundraiser for the local GOP, we don’t want to play those political games for what would essentially be an unimportant win.
Ames is only important for 2nd and 3rd tier campaigns, in order to keep them in the game. Why else do you think T-Paw spent so much on it?
OIC... this isn't really a post about Perry or Palin. It's about your PDS and issues with Palin supporters. Nice.
Everybody loves to make a fracus out of the Iowa polls which are nothing more than who totes in the most supporters and pays their way. It’s just a psych job.
The only good it does is let the people at the state fair meet the candidates personally. We’re still months from the primaries and over a year to the election.
Sarah Palin will announce if and when she’s good and ready. She made her appearance and met the Iowans. That was the sole purpose of her appearance this weekend. And maybe just to stir some **** with the media.
As for all the attempts to latch the RINO title on Rick Perry, I’m just sitting here and laughing at that krap.
No, Bachmann winning wasn’t a huge surprise. People suspected it would be her or Ron Paul. But I have to think that little little stroll Palin did the other day was meant to do more then attract media attention. I hope no one expects me to believe her team wasn’t hoping her presence would cause a surge of write in’s in her favor.
Neither she or Perry or even Romney went all in to win this poll but each of them in their own way paid some attention to it. Mitt with the debate. Palin showing in person. Perry supporters “unofficially” encouraging write in’s.
Yesterday the news reported that they were trying to get write ins.
Yes, this was the first time write-ins were allowed. Also, I needed to show an ID to vote in the poll, but I do not need an ID to vote in the election.
On purpose or not, she’s also drawing fire that would otherwise be aimed at Bachman and others. I suspect it’s on purpose, but I have nothing to base it on.
News people lie. And when they aren’t lying they are just “makin’ stuff up”.
“So, how is Palin going to beat the RINO Perry?
Why is Palin just riding around the country is a bus instead of working to be elected?”
Let me help you out. Perry announced today, so the pack is probably complete. Governor Palin is far ahead of the pack alresdy, due to her stature as Vice-Presidential candidate on the last Republican ticket and due to the fact she has put herself out there for two years, getting Tea Party Congressmen and other Republicans such as Rick Perry himself re-elected. Governor Palin is the de-facto head of the conservative wing of the Republican Party, so she needs at this time to keep herself at a distance from the pack.
As for your second question: it does not even merit an answer because it is not even a serious question.