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Texas Gov. Perry easily wins Alabama GOP straw poll
CBS News ^ | Aug. 13, 2011 | AP

Posted on 08/13/2011 3:12:04 PM PDT by Clairity

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is the easy winner of an Alabama Republican straw poll.

Perry had 101 write-in votes of the 205 total votes cast Saturday at a party executive committee event in Birmingham. The No. 2 finisher ... Herman Cain, had 47 votes.

Romney was third with 36 votes.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbs42.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: 2012strawpolls; al2012; elections; perry; perry2012; strawpoll
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I didn't know there was an Alabama straw poll today, but certainly interesting that Perry actually won it with write-in votes.
1 posted on 08/13/2011 3:12:08 PM PDT by Clairity
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To: Clairity

Perry = Amnesty


2 posted on 08/13/2011 3:13:04 PM PDT by teg_76
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To: teg_76

Sure, that’s why he won the straw poll, all those conservatives for amnesty... (/sarc)

Perry is not and has never been for amnesty and he has always been for secure borders.


3 posted on 08/13/2011 3:14:56 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: teg_76

Minutemen Leader in Western IA. to protest Perry over immigration:http://caucuses.desmoinesregister.com


4 posted on 08/13/2011 3:15:20 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: Clairity
That is interesting Clairity. Thanks for posting.
5 posted on 08/13/2011 3:16:14 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Clairity
I didn't know there was an Alabama straw poll today, but certainly interesting that Perry actually won it with write-in votes.

I'm stunned Ron Paul didn't win this. I mean, straw polls are the only thing Ron Paul actually does well in. Did his bus loads of college kid supporters get high and fall asleep on tummies full of ho-ho's?

6 posted on 08/13/2011 3:16:14 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Clairity
http://www.cbs42.com/content/localnews/story/Texas-Gov-Perry-easily-wins-Ala-GOP-straw-poll/XBeU8mFG6Ue_l9micxGavQ.cspx

None of the other people who received votes was in double-digits. Others include U.S. Reps. Michelle Bachmann and Ron Paul; former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty; former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum; former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson; and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

Where were all the Palin supporters? Watching The Undefeated?

7 posted on 08/13/2011 3:17:01 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: teg_76
teg_76 = disengenuous

Shame on you.
8 posted on 08/13/2011 3:17:25 PM PDT by DRey
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To: Clairity
It was at the GOP State Party Executive Committee Summer Meeting.

The establishment's "Plan B" to stop Palin once Romney is toasted.

Cheers!

9 posted on 08/13/2011 3:18:21 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Clairity

McRomney is not going to win Alabama. I will never vote for the liberal RINO of Taxsachuttus.


10 posted on 08/13/2011 3:18:29 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (EVERY knee shall bow and EVERY mouth shall say: Jesus Christ IS LORD!!!!)
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To: RINOs suck

‘Where were all the Palin supporters?”

They were busy bashing Perry on FR, all five of them...

Everyone else moved on.


11 posted on 08/13/2011 3:18:50 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: Clairity

Run Rick, Run! The big dogs are on your heels.

No more media hall passes are available.

Let’s see what you have.


12 posted on 08/13/2011 3:19:22 PM PDT by hadaclueonce ("Endeavor to persevere.")
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To: Clairity

Regardless of whether or not you support Palin or Perry, we all should be cheering because Perry entering the race dooms Romney.


13 posted on 08/13/2011 3:20:00 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Clairity
all five of them...

lol. I was thinking the same thing. They're just very NOISY.
14 posted on 08/13/2011 3:20:09 PM PDT by DRey
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To: Clairity
A more complete summary of the excerpted report . . .

Perry: 101
Cain: 47
Romney: 36
Gingrich: 11
Bachmann, Paul, Pawlenty, Santorum, Johnson, Palin: All in single digits

15 posted on 08/13/2011 3:20:57 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Conservative Republican who wants to win)
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To: hadaclueonce

http://www.rickperry.org/

Read transcript of his speech:

http://www.rickperry.org/news/text-gov-rick-perry-presidential-announcement-remarks/

Video of Perry’s speech:

http://www.cspan.org/Events/Iowa-Straw-Poll-Hosts-GOP-Candidates/10737423441-2/


16 posted on 08/13/2011 3:22:15 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: Clairity
As the Gov. of the State with the best job creation over the last 3 yrs I'm glad he's in the race and I want to learn more about him.
17 posted on 08/13/2011 3:22:33 PM PDT by wmfights (If you want change support SenateConservatives.com)
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To: Clairity

I LOVE the ad under “About.” GREAT ad.


18 posted on 08/13/2011 3:23:10 PM PDT by DRey
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To: hadaclueonce
In Texas, Perry Outshines Obama


19 posted on 08/13/2011 3:23:44 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Thanks for the breakdown.


20 posted on 08/13/2011 3:23:46 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Longbow1969
Naaaa, they mistook the straw.

BTW Clairity. While lurking around a few enemy sites, one of them has come up with a potential new anti-Perry bumper sticker; READ MY LIPS NO NEW TEXANS!

21 posted on 08/13/2011 3:25:35 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (Nothing astonishes people so much as common sense and plain dealing.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

I think it’s significant that Perry won as a write-in.


22 posted on 08/13/2011 3:26:22 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: DRey

If I lived in Alabama and had the toughest set of immigration laws on the books in the country I would feel a lot freer to vote for Perry. His record of supporting “comprehensive immigration reform” in 06’ along with Swhartz,Napolitano and Richardson gives one the impression he is a Democrat.


23 posted on 08/13/2011 3:28:12 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: Clairity
That was funny. There is some truth there.

I will have to say, I do not see the point of these stupid straw polls. They mean little to nothing. There is only one good use for straw in my book.


24 posted on 08/13/2011 3:28:29 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Clairity
They were busy bashing Perry on FR, all five of them...

I said the same thing to Bachmann supporters and I will say it to you.

Palin supporters (and I am one) are a very large block of the conservative base.

If you want to bring them into the Perry camp, I would suggest that insulting them like you have done here is not the best approach.

25 posted on 08/13/2011 3:29:30 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Clairity

lol...ask Bush and McCain if they were for amnesty and they would tell you “no”.


26 posted on 08/13/2011 3:29:34 PM PDT by teg_76
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To: teg_76

You lie!


27 posted on 08/13/2011 3:30:17 PM PDT by Sarabaracuda (Rick Perry 2012)
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To: Clairity

I’m praying this guy wins the Repub nomination. Besides supporting everything I do, he’s also from Texas which will drive the libs up the wall to no end “AHH It’s Bush again!” Yeah but only better mofos.


28 posted on 08/13/2011 3:31:17 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Mark Halperin - Learned the hard way what happens when you speak the truth on PMSNBC.)
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To: magna carta

Therein lies the problem. It’s the federal government that writes immigration laws, not the states. And Alabama isn’t a border state. Perry focuses on what he can focus on, border security, and gets crucified for it. It’s ridiculous. Texas has 64% of the border and receives only 20% of the border security funding. Seems kind of like a setup, don’t you think? Of course he’s for “comprehensive immigration reform.” Something’s got to give. And like he says (repeatedly), no rational discussion on immigration reform can be had until we SECURE OUR BORDERS.


29 posted on 08/13/2011 3:32:33 PM PDT by DRey
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To: DRey

yeah that makes sense...five Palin supporters on FR. Take your amnesty loving Rick Perry cheerleading and go to another site. This is a conservative website, not a Republican website.... and if you think Perry has more support than Palin does on this site you are sorely mistaken.


30 posted on 08/13/2011 3:33:43 PM PDT by teg_76
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To: dirtboy

I never said anything negative about Sarah, I used to like her a lot, for speaking out, etc.

But if we face reality, it’s clear that she is not running, she is just enjoying the “mystique” she is creating by leaving people guessing — I like her less because of it.

She is doing what Fred Thompson did back in 2008, and I think people “waiting for and worshipping” Fred were part of the reason that we ended up with McCain, and subsequently Obama.

I don’t want to end up with Obama for another 4 years and the only one who has a chance against him is Perry.

Reality is your friend.


31 posted on 08/13/2011 3:34:00 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: Clairity

[‘Where were all the Palin supporters?”

They were busy bashing Perry on FR, all five of them...

Everyone else moved on.]

Hey now, that’s not nice. There are A LOT of Palin supporters on FR. I love Sarah Palin. She is a born leader and would make an excellent President.


32 posted on 08/13/2011 3:34:14 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: teg_76

They might tell you no, but their direct quotes say otherwise...unlike Perry.


33 posted on 08/13/2011 3:34:17 PM PDT by DRey
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To: Clairity

The vote:

Here are the votes:
Perry: 101 - as a write-in candidate
Herman Cain: 47
Mitt Romney: 36
Michele Bachmann: 24
Newt Gingrich: 11
Ron Paul: 3
Tim Pawlenty: 3
Rick Santorum: 3
Gary Johnson: 2
Sarah Palin: 1 - as a write-in candidate


34 posted on 08/13/2011 3:35:41 PM PDT by deport ( In Texas it's hotter than two goats fighting in a jalapeno patch.)
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To: teg_76

Being humorless must make life really hard for you.


35 posted on 08/13/2011 3:36:00 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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‘Where were all the Palin supporters?” They were busy bashing Perry on FR, all five of them...

I don't know how many Tea Party people are on here, but posts like this should make it very clear: Rick Perry and his supporters are *not* supporters of the Tea Party.

THE TEA PARTY MUST REJECT RICK PERRY.

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36 posted on 08/13/2011 3:36:29 PM PDT by bobk333
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To: DRey

Passing Sanctuary and E-verify would have saved him so much heartache. E-Verify could have been done by executive order. His record is woeful due to the long stream of money from cheap labor interests. Now he will be pestered the whole time.


37 posted on 08/13/2011 3:36:36 PM PDT by magna carta
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To: teg_76

Poor Teg. His head is going to explode when Palin endorses Perry.


38 posted on 08/13/2011 3:36:46 PM PDT by DRey
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To: Clairity

Yeah Fred Thompson and Sarah Palin are very similar...especially in their energy levels and campaigning ability...I see a lot of parallels...


39 posted on 08/13/2011 3:37:03 PM PDT by teg_76
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To: dirtboy

I was thinking the exact same thing.


40 posted on 08/13/2011 3:37:16 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: KansasGirl

Please read my post 31 for clarification.

I never bash Palin, but many Palin supporters go out of their way to not only bash Perry, but even make things up, just to attack him. THAT is what is “not nice”.


41 posted on 08/13/2011 3:37:47 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: Clairity

I now know I have just won the argument. Thank you!


42 posted on 08/13/2011 3:39:51 PM PDT by teg_76
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To: KansasGirl

Palin will endorse Perry.


43 posted on 08/13/2011 3:39:57 PM PDT by DRey
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To: bobk333

So it’s OK for Palin supporters to spam Perry threads with unwarranted and even untrue attacks on Perry, but making a tongue-and-cheek joke about Palin supporters is a capital offense. Talk about hypocrisy!


44 posted on 08/13/2011 3:40:14 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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To: Clairity
I never bash Palin, but many Palin supporters go out of their way to not only bash Perry, but even make things up, just to attack him. THAT is what is “not nice”.

The so-called "bashing" by the Tea Party points out unacceptable flaws in Rick Perry's stand on the issues and in his character.

The Perry supporters have been downright ugly. Their name calling and personal attacks are the tactics of The Left.

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45 posted on 08/13/2011 3:41:37 PM PDT by bobk333
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To: Longbow1969; Clairity
I'm stunned Ron Paul didn't win this. I mean, straw polls are the only thing Ron Paul actually does well in. Did his bus loads of college kid supporters get high and fall asleep on tummies full of ho-ho's?

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46 posted on 08/13/2011 3:42:26 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: teg_76

They were both just teasing their supporters and weren’t/aren’t serious about running.

As I said, she is better looking and smarter, turning her popularity into $$$, which makes her smart and I don’t begrudge her. What I do object to, is that he is keeping up the tease even now. For a while, OK, but it’s time for her to release her supporters.


47 posted on 08/13/2011 3:43:24 PM PDT by Clairity ("The United States needs to be not so much loved as it needs to be respected." -- VP Dick Cheney)
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My Mama told me never to fall for a man with a smooth tongue and a pretty face...

When I found out Perry went to the Bilderberger conference in 2007.... that pretty much did it for me. :(

48 posted on 08/13/2011 3:46:03 PM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: Clairity
So it’s OK for Palin supporters to spam Perry threads with unwarranted and even untrue attacks on Perry

This is an open forum. Why do you consider valid objections "spam" or why do you consider them unwarranted?

If the objections are untrue, you are allowed to point out why they are untrue, but please don't try to shut us up with personal attacks.

Rick Perry supporters, throughout this forum, have resorted to mostly name-calling and personal denegration.

The Rick Perry supporters have been ugly like the left, especially with their name-calling on Ron Paul and Sarah Palin.

Rick Perry does not represent the values of the Tea Party.

.

49 posted on 08/13/2011 3:48:41 PM PDT by bobk333
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To: All

We may not all be riding in the same bus but we are all riding in the same direction and that’s the white house


50 posted on 08/13/2011 3:49:05 PM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (Nothing astonishes people so much as common sense and plain dealing.)
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