Skip to comments.With Sarah out, which conservative candidate has the best shot of knocking out Romney and Obama?
Posted on 10/05/2011 5:06:47 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
My personal favorites are:
Cannot get excited about Gingrich or Santorum.
We have to get behind Cain now.
The ruling-class RINOs like having Ubama. They think it gives them job security.
They'll make sure he has a second term.
CAIN....with Bachmann in the Cabinet, and Newt as Chief of Staff...Perry? Hmmm.....not sure....maybe Jobs Czar
Cain and Bachmann. Perry can shove it along with Romney.
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.
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.
My preference is;
Not yet hopped up about Perry, but he is miles ahead of Romney.
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.
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.
Cain or Perry. Perry kind of blew his lead and Cain has come on strong. Let's see if that lasts.
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.
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.
What about Romney?
Kidding, Jim. KIDDING, kidding...
I’d like to see a draft Jim DeMint movement
So who will get your vote?
cain, bachmann, perry.
in that order.
cain’s the real deal.
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.
Perry and Rubio
Cain is doing exceptionally well while Perry is dropping like a rock, his own doing, of course.
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.
Romney version 3.5.2 will beat Romney version 2.4.1....
I agree. It’s down to Cain now.
Bachman/Cain......(still upset but mourning Sarah)
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.
I like Bachmann, but she made too many mistakes. Too bad, because I thought she would have made a great President.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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....
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.
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.
Agree. I like Santorum I just don't think his campaign is ever going to get off the ground. Shame.
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...
Good evening, Sir. Cain!
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.
Perhaps she would make a great Sect’y of Energy. I’m sure we haven’t heard the last from her.
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.
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.
I’d like to shutter HHS.
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.
Cain/Rubio for the win!