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Posted on 04/18/2012 10:37:39 PM PDT by Steelfish
CNN Poll: Republicans Divided On VP Choice
Washington (CNN) - Who should Mitt Romney choose as his running mate?
According to a new national poll, there's no consensus among Republicans. But a CNN/ORC International survey released Wednesday does indicate there's an ideological split that could put pressure on Romney, the all but certain GOP presidential nominee, as he tries to make his decision.
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The poll asked Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP to choose from eight names who could be among the two dozen or so potential running mates that the Romney campaign may be considering as the vice presidential nominee.
According to the survey, Condoleezza Rice is on top of the list. Twenty-six percent questioned said they would like to see Rice, who served as national security adviser and later as secretary of state under President George W. Bush, as the Republican vice presidential nominee. In second place in the survey, at 21%, was Rick Santorum, who was Romney's chief rival for the nomination until early last week, when the former senator from Pennsylvania suspended his campaign for the White House.
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie were each at 14%, with House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin at 8%, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal at 5%, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell at 1% and Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio at less than one half of one percent.
"Name recognition is the key," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "Rice and Santorum are best known and they top the overall wish list."
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How about colostomy bowell (colon powell)? He is a male version of condi... both flaming socialists and both pro abortion and both voted for obama.
Condi brings nothing to the ticket. She won’t pick up enough of the black or feminist vote to matter, and she won’t bring any enthusiasm from conservatives. Romney has too obstacles he has to overcome, getting conservatives to support him, and winning Florida.
If you get down on your knees and beg a person and state your country needs you. It is hard for them to refuse!
Condo Rice? Is this satire?
The Republican Party is a liberal party, nominating a liberal for President and considering a very liberal (Rice) for VP.
Enough is enough.
And this is how we get manipulated, we only get to pick from their list. We should ignore these useless exercises.
Santorum? Must be satire.
No she didn’t, at least not anywhere that I have seen.
The poster is confusing Condaleezaa with Collin Powel.
Powel openly supported Obama in ‘08 election, I never saw, read or heard, then or now, any advocation or admittion of voting for Obama out of Condaleezza
Doubt that, it will be someone to mullify the base, it won’t be another liberal republican as VP. May not be a hard core conservative, but it won’t be a moderate or liberal north east republican. My guess would be someone from the south or the southwest.
What the Republican Party wants to do is destroy the Conservative movement.
‘yesterday was an extraordinary step forward’
Condeleeza in her secretary of state role, gushing over Obama being elected
The whole disgusting video is on youtube. The remark comes at the end of a line where she speaks about being especially proud as an African American,,, how America has made another stride towards perfecting itself,, etc etc. She had nothing but good to say about the foreign marxist Muslim lover.
During the campaign,, she was out there cheering Obamas famous silly race speech in response to the Jeremiah Wright racism scandal.
She’s a nwo tool,,, no freaking way she gets my vote
Why should that disqualify her? Romney claimed to support Dukakis.
Exactly. During the Bush administration I remember a lot of FReepers gushing over this woman without ever justifying their adoration by actual positions she had taken. When they would be asked what conservative positions she had espoused made them back her for high office, there would be no response. It was like an earlier day when so many were on the Colin Powell bandwagon even though he, also, never gave any evidence of being a conservative.
And, as you indicate, Rice showed she is no conservative by backing the Marxist in 2008, as did Powell.
I thought voting “feel good” was supposed to be an exclusively libtard phenomenon.
It just boggles my mind that so many self-described "conservatives" STILL are in love with the idea of Condi on the ticket four years later.
Dick Morris & Van Jones love of the idea of Rice being on the GOP ticket, that alone should convince Republicans of anyone BUT Rice.
I'd blame it on GOP voters being uneducated, except when I've talked with Condi fans, they're been told about her positions on the issues and these "conservatives" don't care. She all but admitted she voted for Obama and it doesn't even faze them! She's pro-abortion? No problem. Pro-amnesty for illegals? That's cool. She sucked up the Palestinians and kept trying to accomplish "statehood" for them when they run by Hamas? Okay-dokey. One self-described "conservative" I talked to even said he AGREED with her on the latter two issues.
It's like the morons who continue to love Donald Trump & Peter King no matter WHAT they do (I bet if The Donald announced a Trump 2012 campaign kickoff tomorrow, oddles of useful idiot "conservatives" would begin posting how he's the "true conservative" candidate and sooooo much better than Romney)
Romney's bad enough as it is, putting Condi on the ticket would actually move the GOP ticket to the LEFT. Any "conservative" who fantasizes about a Romney/Rice ticket, you really need to find a new label for yourself because that's anything but "conservative"
aint that the truth
Openly, no. But if you believe she voted for John McCain, I have a bridge to sell you.
"The American people are wise in wanting change"
-- Condoleezza Rice, 2008
Codaleeez1a??? She was awful as Secretary of State. Her day has come and gone. Please no!
Where did Condi come from? I like her, but as Mark Davis said (subbing for Rush) we don’t know much about her positions on anything.
I still think Rubio would be a good choice.
Paul Ryan would be great but we probably need him where he is.
the only person I believe when he says he’s not interested is Perry. He’s got a better job. Any of the others would say yes if actually asked.
I didn’t know or had forgotten that Condi voted for Obama.
The black loyalty thing is weird. One of those very conservative guys on the Fox Business panel (but black) voted for Obama.
GWB was taken in by Colin Powell & Condi Rice, who helped to derail his presidency. Romney picking Condi Rice to get some black votes won’t play in Peoria. Hussein will garner 95% of the black vote. Rubio, West or Portman would be better choices.
But the only thing that seems to matter is whether the Powers That Be feel their profitability in the next four difficult economic years will be greater if they again placate the black/union/Left Axis of Evil (which were in a leather-chewing fury four years ago over GWB) or whether they now feel that the shaky white/business owners/military alliance is on the verge of going full-on Tea Party and need to be placated with a pseudo-conservative like Romney.
There aren't going to be any substantive economic policy differences no matter who wins, but it will be interesting to see which group's dissatisfaction the Big Money is more worried about.
Mitt Romney needs a running mate who will reassure conservatives at least somewhat and provide some appeal to a key geographical area. Condoleezza Rice does neither of these things.
Bush stink AND genuine liberalism, I could hardly think of a worse choice (that would actually get mentioned) than Rice.
Romney Republicans: “What kind of wine would you like with your cyanide?”
She would be a putrid choice (for a Republican, that is).
Condi is a “slightly pro-choice” (as she put it) moderate. Why would Republicans even consider her?
“Cant see Santorum taking it. If he ties hiomself to a RINO like Romney, win or lose he would never have a shot to be President down the road......”
Santorum would put his country before himself, and if he thinks being VP would help his country, he would accept.
Except Condi Rice isn't wine. The "conservatives" touting her are asking if we'd like some arsenic with our cyanide.
Point well taken.
There is only one choice: Marco Rubio. I love Rick, but he won’t add votes in the way that Marco will. Plus, I want Rick as the guy on the outside, keeping Milt’s feet to the fire. Bob
Condi is a good lady, but she made a terrible Secretary of State. She is a lefty through and through, and probably voted for the Punk in ‘08. She would SUCK! Bob
I hope so....
Huh, so Republicans want a Jew-hating, HAMAS lover... or a Bible-thumping, nanny-state, big-government lover?
How far we’ve fallen...
Neither Rice or Santorum would add votes as VP
A VP from a key state and a key voting group could add lots of votes
Rice has no resume in electorial politics, cannot help in CA, or add to a black vote increase for Romney
Santorum has already bombed out very badly in his own state of PA, turns off women voters, and seems to feel entitled -
The 99% leftist media is feeding the public the same old bs as usual
I was pleasantly surprised at some the intelligent comments on this thread
Condi, Powell, and Obama have burned West for any top level positions - and he knows it
I would like to see West get into the Senate ASAP - He could do a lot of good there
Key groups that can be important
CNN and the rest of the 99% radical left media are feeding the public Bat Quano (a great western movie star) once more
- THE AMISH VOTE OF 78% FOR OBAMA IS NOT SHOWN HERE -
- I do not believe the 95% vote by blacks seen here -
It was mucho closer to an OJ Jury 99%
In 2000 one Fort Lauderdale district voted 108%
Hispanics were about 9% of the total votes in 2008
Hispanics are about 13% of the total US population
The Hispanic vote in Florida can be improved
The black and Amish vote in the other 56 or 57 states cannot be improved
The youth vote for Obama will decrease
The over 50 vote for Obama will decrease
The IQs of the Amish will likely decrease further
The marriage rate of single white women will decrease