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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.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2012strawpolls; harharhardyharhar; ia2012; palin; palin2012; palinforpresident; pds; perry; perry4amnesty; rinos4amnesty; rinos4perry; rinos4romney; romney4amnesty; romneyperry2012; sarahpalin; tokyorove4amnesty; vanity
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1 posted on 08/13/2011 5:36:03 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Don’t trouble yourself.


2 posted on 08/13/2011 5:37:18 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 the year of ME.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

What makes you think she’s running? Maybe she will just endorse a candidate and continue her gallivanting about America...


3 posted on 08/13/2011 5:37:36 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Welcome back Shamnesty.....


4 posted on 08/13/2011 5:37:56 PM PDT by Iron Munro (One Trillion seconds = 31,709.79 YEARS / One Trillion dollars = Obama's spending for 3 months)
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To: Iron Munro

I’m not for Perry.


5 posted on 08/13/2011 5:38:58 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Relax. She’s not running.


6 posted on 08/13/2011 5:40:18 PM PDT by AdaGray
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To: AdaGray

I don’t believe so either...


7 posted on 08/13/2011 5:41:38 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Is your post ‘important’??? Please advise.....NOT.


8 posted on 08/13/2011 5:42:12 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Rick Perry will soon join the ranks of Myth, and both of them are a myth, myth republicans.


9 posted on 08/13/2011 5:43:12 PM PDT by stockpirate (Proud member of the TEA Party, aka Terrorists Emancipating America)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Perry, a RINO, reminds me of Hucksterbee.......


10 posted on 08/13/2011 5:44:01 PM PDT by stockpirate (Proud member of the TEA Party, aka Terrorists Emancipating America)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

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.


11 posted on 08/13/2011 5:44:36 PM PDT by Brent Calvert 03969-030 (I stand with Sarah)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

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:

“We’re not pushing people at all to write in Sarah Palin’s name,” he told me. “We support the Straw Poll, and encourage everyone to attend because it’s 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 we’re not doing any push for votes in the Straw Poll, in any way. Nothing–we 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 candidate—announced or unannounced—than 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.


12 posted on 08/13/2011 5:46:30 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Minus_The_Bear

>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...


13 posted on 08/13/2011 5:47:09 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: Brent Calvert 03969-030; onyx

Bump.


14 posted on 08/13/2011 5:47:09 PM PDT by Al B. ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Brent Calvert 03969-030
Remember, today’s poll is a GOP fundraiser.

Thank you for reminding some people here what it's really all about.

15 posted on 08/13/2011 5:47:28 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Inheritance taxes are not taxes; they are expropriation. -- L. Von Mises)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic; stockpirate
So, how is Palin going to beat the RINO Perry?

With rainbows and unicorn farts like Obama? Because that's all I ever hear from Palinbots.

No facts or tangible numbers.

She has no base or way of organizing. She couldn't even manage 100 right in votes to register %1 in this straw poll.

If Perry & Romney are RINOs we need to beat them!!!

Why is Palin just riding around the country is a bus instead of working to be elected?
16 posted on 08/13/2011 5:47:36 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Minus_The_Bear

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?


17 posted on 08/13/2011 5:47:59 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Minus_The_Bear

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


18 posted on 08/13/2011 5:48:07 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Brent Calvert 03969-030
Nice post. Not really a lot of solid take aways from today. Bachmann purchased Huchster’s old organization so she really shouldn't get high marks for “pulling together” an organization. That was one of the reasons for the Rollins hire. To get a good start in Iowa. Given the ready made organization and the fact that she claims Iowa as her birth state, she probably should have done better.
19 posted on 08/13/2011 5:48:07 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 the year of ME.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

AlexNBCNews Alexandra Moe
by HeyTammyBruce
Palin tells NBC News: Bachmann win will not affect her decision to run bc “don’t think was much of a surprise” #decision2012


20 posted on 08/13/2011 5:49:00 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: stockpirate
Write-in votes: Perry 718, Palin less than 35.

Reality is about to hit you in the head like an 18-pound sledgehammer.

21 posted on 08/13/2011 5:49:23 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: Bigtigermike
Organize4Palin is collection of 10 or so blospot sites. They don't even have a forum.

They will get rolled.
22 posted on 08/13/2011 5:49:30 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Minus_The_Bear

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.


23 posted on 08/13/2011 5:49:50 PM PDT by 1hedLyte
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To: Minus_The_Bear
He not only got more votes than she did, he got at least 20 times more votes.
24 posted on 08/13/2011 5:50:37 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: Minus_The_Bear

What part of ‘straw polls don’t matter’ do you not understand? They’re as accurate as an internet poll!


25 posted on 08/13/2011 5:50:46 PM PDT by Spirit of Liberty
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To: Minus_The_Bear

And Bachmann, Paul, Pawlenty, Santorum and Cain outscored Perry. What’s your point?


26 posted on 08/13/2011 5:51:06 PM PDT by South40 (Primaries are about choosing a conservative candidate, not settling on a Rove RINO)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

You don’t know what you don’t know. If ignorance is bliss you are one happy (#)@(#.


27 posted on 08/13/2011 5:51:25 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 the year of ME.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear
I don’t believe so either...

Then why spend the time posting an empty vanity about it?

28 posted on 08/13/2011 5:52:01 PM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Minus_The_Bear
I’m not for Perry.

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.


29 posted on 08/13/2011 5:52:13 PM PDT by Iron Munro (One Trillion seconds = 31,709.79 YEARS / One Trillion dollars = Obama's spending for 3 months)
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To: RINOs suck

BFD. Its a stinking fund raiser.


30 posted on 08/13/2011 5:52:30 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 the year of ME.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Given the ready made organization and the fact that she claims Iowa as her birth state, she probably should have done better.

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?

31 posted on 08/13/2011 5:53:03 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: Minus_The_Bear

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.


32 posted on 08/13/2011 5:54:18 PM PDT by Brent Calvert 03969-030 (I stand with Sarah)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

A vanity in news, really?


33 posted on 08/13/2011 5:55:38 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: RINOs suck

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.


34 posted on 08/13/2011 5:56:02 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 the year of ME.)
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To: RINOs suck

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.


35 posted on 08/13/2011 5:56:02 PM PDT by rintense (ABO can KMA.)
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To: FreeReign
Because mindless Palinbots seem to think that you can just win a Presidential election without any work.

This type of thinking lost us 2008.

You actually have to work for things in life. They don't just happen. You have to plan and prepare.
36 posted on 08/13/2011 5:56:14 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Minus_The_Bear

[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.


37 posted on 08/13/2011 5:56:36 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: Minus_The_Bear

Yes, you really are that stupid. Color me amazed.


38 posted on 08/13/2011 5:57:37 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 the year of ME.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

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.


39 posted on 08/13/2011 5:57:57 PM PDT by WestSylvanian
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To: Brent Calvert 03969-030

Since you were there and voted can you tell me, were you allowed to write in non candidates?


40 posted on 08/13/2011 5:58:09 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

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?


41 posted on 08/13/2011 5:58:44 PM PDT by Anamnesis
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To: Minus_The_Bear
Because mindless Palinbots

OIC... this isn't really a post about Perry or Palin. It's about your PDS and issues with Palin supporters. Nice.

42 posted on 08/13/2011 5:59:06 PM PDT by rintense (ABO can KMA.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

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.


43 posted on 08/13/2011 5:59:56 PM PDT by RowdyFFC
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To: jennychase

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.


44 posted on 08/13/2011 6:00:16 PM PDT by Soul Seeker ( I was there when we had the numbers, but didn’t have the principles.---Jim DeMint)
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To: Bigtigermike

Yesterday the news reported that they were trying to get write ins.


45 posted on 08/13/2011 6:00:25 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: Netizen

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.


46 posted on 08/13/2011 6:00:35 PM PDT by Brent Calvert 03969-030 (I stand with Sarah)
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To: rintense
You use the term "PDS" so yeah... you are a Palinbot.

Will you vote for anyone but Palin?

Will you sit out the election and reelect Obama?
47 posted on 08/13/2011 6:02:24 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: raybbr

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.


48 posted on 08/13/2011 6:02:38 PM PDT by MizSterious (Apparently, there's no honor when it comes to someone else's retirement funds.)
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To: Netizen

News people lie. And when they aren’t lying they are just “makin’ stuff up”.


49 posted on 08/13/2011 6:02:42 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 the year of ME.)
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To: Minus_The_Bear

“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.


50 posted on 08/13/2011 6:03:05 PM PDT by ngat
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