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With Sarah out, which conservative candidate has the best shot of knocking out Romney and Obama?
vanity poll | Oct 5, 2011 | Jim Robinson

Posted on 10/05/2011 5:06:47 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

My personal favorites are:

1) Bachmann

2) Cain

3) perry

Cannot get excited about Gingrich or Santorum.


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KEYWORDS: bachmann; cain; cainvsunable; conservatives; elections; hermancain; hermanthemagnificent; obama; obama4romney; palin; palin2012; perry; romney; romney4dnc; sarah; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 10/05/2011 5:06:52 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

We have to get behind Cain now.


2 posted on 10/05/2011 5:08:30 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: Jim Robinson
None of the above.

The ruling-class RINOs like having Ubama. They think it gives them job security.

They'll make sure he has a second term.

3 posted on 10/05/2011 5:09:08 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: Jim Robinson

CAIN....with Bachmann in the Cabinet, and Newt as Chief of Staff...Perry? Hmmm.....not sure....maybe Jobs Czar


4 posted on 10/05/2011 5:09:14 PM PDT by goodnesswins (My Kid/Grandkids are NOT your ATM, liberals! (Sarah Palin))
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To: Jim Robinson

Cain and Bachmann. Perry can shove it along with Romney.


5 posted on 10/05/2011 5:09:31 PM PDT by rintense (ABO is not a winning strategy.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Cain!


6 posted on 10/05/2011 5:09:44 PM PDT by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Herman Cain!


7 posted on 10/05/2011 5:10:30 PM PDT by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: Jim Robinson
Michele was my first Choice for second, but I think that PUTZ Ed Rollins shot her in the Foot enough times to loose traction

I Like Cain the Best Next, and it would be nice to have and Authenic african-AMERICAN President too! (Ubama doesn't count)

As for Perry, I just can't get over his "heartless" Comment, if he did well in Texas that is fine, but I don't think he is fit for National Office

Its just my Opinon though.

8 posted on 10/05/2011 5:10:54 PM PDT by KC_Lion (If Ubama gets Four more years, then Phase II will fall into place, may G-D have mercy on us all)
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To: Jim Robinson

I like Cain, I wouldn’t have a problem settling for Perry. If Paul gets it (yea right) I would have to take his own advice from 2008 and vote third party.


9 posted on 10/05/2011 5:11:10 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Jim Robinson

My preference is;

1.Cain
2.Bachman

Not yet hopped up about Perry, but he is miles ahead of Romney.


10 posted on 10/05/2011 5:11:10 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Jim Robinson

Romney may be hard to nudge out of position, because he will likely pull popular planks from all the others into his own platform. While the others all have their own “if only not for’s” that they are unlikely to shed for their own idiosyncratic reasons.


11 posted on 10/05/2011 5:11:10 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Jim Robinson

I like Santorum, but don’t think he’ll gain traction. I mostly like Cain, could live with Perry but have some reservations even with him.

I like Bachmann too, again I don’t think she’ll gain traction.


12 posted on 10/05/2011 5:11:22 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (I guess I'll keep living until I die.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Strike Bachmann.

Cain or Perry. Perry kind of blew his lead and Cain has come on strong. Let's see if that lasts.

13 posted on 10/05/2011 5:11:25 PM PDT by billva
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To: Jim Robinson

While the three you name are the likely contenders, if it were Santorum it would be fine. Newt or RP would be a harder sell, but either would be better than Mittens. Fortunately, neither Newt nor RP likely has a snowball’s chance to be the one to beat Mittens. I would, however, like to see Newt as Secretary of HHS and RP as Secretary of the Treasury - that would be entertaining.


14 posted on 10/05/2011 5:11:43 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Jim Robinson
Perry has the best shot financially. He raised more money in 49 days then Mittens, and it pretty much astounded everyone. We'll see if he can recover from the debate debacle but basically if he can, he would be the one to watch.
15 posted on 10/05/2011 5:11:43 PM PDT by McGavin999 (Please don't be a Freeploader, help to keep the lights on.)
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To: Jim Robinson

This guy’s posting vanity polls in News/Activism? Somebody call Jim Thompson!

But seriously, I would go for Cain over Perry. The illegal immigrant issue is a non-starter. I do love Michelle. So for me it’s Cain then Bachmann and always orange juice can to quote Mark Levin.


16 posted on 10/05/2011 5:11:52 PM PDT by Freedom_Fighter_2001
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To: Jim Robinson

What about Romney?

Kidding, Jim. KIDDING, kidding...


17 posted on 10/05/2011 5:12:19 PM PDT by richmwill
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To: Jim Robinson

I’d like to see a draft Jim DeMint movement


18 posted on 10/05/2011 5:12:38 PM PDT by catfish1957 (A politican with a heart usually means they have one hand in our pocketbooks!!!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

So who will get your vote?


19 posted on 10/05/2011 5:12:56 PM PDT by NittanyLion
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To: Jim Robinson

cain, bachmann, perry.

in that order.

cain’s the real deal.


20 posted on 10/05/2011 5:12:56 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Cain or Perry.

I will not conduct a smear campaign against either one of them. Both have their strengths and weaknesses. Both will be excellent for this country. Either one is absolutely critical compared to getting Obama again.

Personal preference is leaning to Cain at the moment, reserving judgement to change my mind later.


21 posted on 10/05/2011 5:12:56 PM PDT by Advil000
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To: Jim Robinson

Perry and Rubio


22 posted on 10/05/2011 5:13:03 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Jim Robinson
I really like Bachmann as she's the most conservative candidate in the mix. But her campaign is floundering and I don't know if she can bring it around.

Cain is doing exceptionally well while Perry is dropping like a rock, his own doing, of course.


23 posted on 10/05/2011 5:13:06 PM PDT by South40 (2012 Matchup -- CAIN vs UNABLE?)
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To: catfish1957

A little late to draft anyone else. There are only a few weeks before the filing deadlines start to hit- not enough time to really build an organization.


24 posted on 10/05/2011 5:13:36 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Jim Robinson
Way too early for me to switch horses. I'll let the debates and stuff playout for now. Hey Jim into 2008 we had polls that were very useful in measuring the temperature here. Can we get them back for this primary season?
25 posted on 10/05/2011 5:13:52 PM PDT by McGruff (Vetting - The process of examination and evaluation of a candidate's record.)
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To: richmwill

Romney version 3.5.2 will beat Romney version 2.4.1....


26 posted on 10/05/2011 5:13:52 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Jim Robinson

Hermanator


27 posted on 10/05/2011 5:14:00 PM PDT by BufordP
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I agree. It’s down to Cain now.


28 posted on 10/05/2011 5:14:06 PM PDT by Ronin (If we were serious about using the death penalty as a deterrent, we would bring back public hangings)
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To: Jim Robinson

Bachman/Cain......(still upset but mourning Sarah)


29 posted on 10/05/2011 5:14:40 PM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: Jim Robinson

Michele Bachmann has faded, and may not recover. I can’t accept Perry, because he’s a Democrat, a statist, and an open borders advocate. I do not believe Herman Cain can go the distance. Rick Santorum is a lovely man but not a leader for hard times, AND he lost his seat by 20 points, which is a bad sign.

To quote Sherlock Holmes, “When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

I’m looking at Newt.


30 posted on 10/05/2011 5:14:45 PM PDT by Jim Noble (To live peacefully with credit-based consumption and fiat money, men would have to be angels.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Cain.

I like Bachmann, but she made too many mistakes. Too bad, because I thought she would have made a great President.

31 posted on 10/05/2011 5:14:52 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m on the Cain Train, Jim. I tried to see him earlier at the St Pete Barnes & Noble. I drove up just as the bus was leaving. Dang it! Cool bus, though.


32 posted on 10/05/2011 5:15:00 PM PDT by numberonepal (Palin/Cain 2012)
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To: Jim Robinson

Personally, there are many qualified candidate but when push comes to shove BHO will win reelection, not by much but he will win.
Yes, we are that point in our human history.


33 posted on 10/05/2011 5:15:25 PM PDT by svcw (Those who are easily shocked... should be shocked more often. - Mae West)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Not sure I’m in favor of instituting another tax before repealing the 16th and abolishing the income tax. There would be nothing stopping the congress from upping 9-9-9 to 12-12-12 or 16-16-16, etc, or any other combination of numbers to “spread the wealth around.”

No gimmicks. Just cut, baby, cut!! Cut the government, cut the regulations, cut the taxes and cut the damned spending already!!

Set my people free and turn them loose to produce!!

That said, if Cain becomes the man, I’d go for him. Anyone but socialist/progressive big government mandate loving Romney!


34 posted on 10/05/2011 5:15:28 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I prefer Cain but answer (the question is, who has best chance to BEAT Willard and Obama) Perry, for this reason:

Cain would be savaged (well, extra savaged) because he is a conservative black. I have seen what the MSM and, alas, swing voters do to conservative blacks or even liberal ones who step momentarily off the proverbial plantation (Juan Williams). Once it became clear Cain was the nominee, it would be a vitriolfest to make 2008’s bias look moderate by comparison.


35 posted on 10/05/2011 5:15:52 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: goodnesswins

Cain/Rubio would be a strong ticket.

Newt as liason to congress (whatever post that would be)

Palin as Sec. of Energy

Let Perry keep Texas going strong. That’s a very important state.
Let Romney run the Olympics if it ever comes back here....


36 posted on 10/05/2011 5:16:01 PM PDT by IceAge
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To: fieldmarshaldj
The PRIMARY focus should be on destroying Romney.

2012 will be the last time I will vote. I have a terminal illness and asking God to let me live to do so.

Obama must go.

37 posted on 10/05/2011 5:16:07 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Jim Robinson
1) Cain
2) Perry
3) (R)omney - yep, call me whatever you want and flame away, but I would rather have a Mormon than the Marxist/Muslim any day of the week. I won't sit out if this jerk gets the nomination, but I won't be happy about casting a vote for him.
38 posted on 10/05/2011 5:16:08 PM PDT by FightforFreedomCA (On the Cain Train to railroad Mitt.)
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To: McGavin999

I still like Perry. Cain would be ok but he may be too much of a political outsider to be effective. I voted for Romney in the 2008 primary, but his comments on gun control and global warming unnerve me.


39 posted on 10/05/2011 5:16:20 PM PDT by Conservative Vet
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To: South40

1. Cain
2. Cain
3. Cain


40 posted on 10/05/2011 5:16:27 PM PDT by 1malumprohibitum
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To: achilles2000
While the three you name are the likely contenders, if it were Santorum it would be fine.

Agree. I like Santorum I just don't think his campaign is ever going to get off the ground. Shame.

41 posted on 10/05/2011 5:16:58 PM PDT by South40 (2012 Matchup -- CAIN vs UNABLE?)
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To: Jim Robinson

I was turned off by Newt but the more he talks the better I like him, the country could do a lot worse than electing a smart conservative who is always coming up with plenty of new ideas...


42 posted on 10/05/2011 5:16:58 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: Jim Robinson

Good evening, Sir. Cain!


43 posted on 10/05/2011 5:17:13 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Jim Robinson

I’d like to see how Cain does in the primaries. Other than that...well, I’d like to see how Cain does in the primaries. Because other than that, I think we’re in deep s**t.


44 posted on 10/05/2011 5:17:32 PM PDT by RichInOC (TBA 2012.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Perhaps she would make a great Sect’y of Energy. I’m sure we haven’t heard the last from her.


45 posted on 10/05/2011 5:17:36 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Jim Robinson
Rick Perry...raised 17.1 million in 49 days...doesn't have a black chip on his shoulder...we've had that in our WH don't need it again...Perry has governed a state larger than most countries with the 13th largest world economy...he has made his mistakes but at least he has a record of governing a state for 11 years, we can look at. He'll go in and immeidately start giving this country back to you and me. He is a big states rights man. He is the best 2nd amendment man running...in fact, we've not had a recent president as strong as him with the 2nd amendment.

When the MSM goes after one person as they have Perry...then you know he is the one they are most afraid of. IF the MSM gives men a pass like Romney and Cain...that should throw up red flags for everyone.

46 posted on 10/05/2011 5:17:37 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Sarah was our only chance.
Cain played the race card against Perry and supported TARP, I’d buy a pizza from him but that’s about it. Perry is slightly more conservative than Romney, depending on the day. Bachmann’s campaign staff is down to around 4 people so something rotten is happening there that we don’t know about.

Thanks a lot Sarah.


47 posted on 10/05/2011 5:17:43 PM PDT by Taking Congress back in 2010
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To: achilles2000

I’d like to shutter HHS.


48 posted on 10/05/2011 5:17:48 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

If it helps, both Art Laffer and Steve Forbes have praised the 999 plan, mostly because of the complete restructure of the corrupt system that would be involved. It would be a good step towards a flat tax or fair tax system.

You are right, it is a risk without 16th repeal, however, if we have such a fundamental change that we could get to the 999, that would represent a fundamental change that could be a wave across all government entities.


49 posted on 10/05/2011 5:17:52 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Jim Robinson

Cain/Rubio for the win!


50 posted on 10/05/2011 5:18:24 PM PDT by RightFighter (It was all for nothing.)
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