About a month ago we promoted the first round of what will be an ongoing effort to survey grassroots conservatives on the 2012 GOP nomination contest...and the first results are in!
The survey asked the following questions:
- Who is your FIRST choice for President in 2012?
- Who is your SECOND choice?
- Who are you LEAST ENTHUSIASTIC about?
- Do you support or consider yourself part of the Tea Party movement?
- How do you categorize yourself? (what type of conservative)
Given how many names were in the mix (and sort of still are), it's not surprise that things were spread out a good bit. And given that our survey is being promoted to over 200,000 grassroots conservative activists, (over 3,000 of which have participated so far), it's no surprise that it skews in a very conservative direction.
With that, on to the results!
As you can see, Herman Cain did very well, no doubt due to his showing in the earlier debates, and Palin does really well for someone who's not yet in the race. Of course Mitt does well due to name ID and being pretty much the "runner up" from 2008...along with Ron Paul and his hard core support among the psudo-libertarians among us. The other thing to note is that support is pretty well scattered among several of the different "more conservative" candidates (or potential candidates in some cases).
Also note that "someone else" beat out Tim Pawlenty, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Jon Huntsman. read more »
Here’s what it’s going to come down to. Our esteemed Speaker came on board sounding like a Conservative patriot. We were promised hundreds of billions in spending cuts ‘right out of the gate’. Like so much else the establishment Republicans have been doing, it didn’t materialize… because they refused to stand up to their Marxist adversaries, more than anything.
John Boehner started last January, trumpeting hundreds of billions of dollars of spending cuts… let’s see… at last count he was down to about three billion. Hell of a negotiator. He ‘negotiated’ it all away in compromise scheme after scheme, playing footsie with people whose stated purpose would forever destroy the United States of America as we know it.
Now we have the weak-kneed Ivy League Republicrats whimpering that we ‘can’t possibly’ be serious about not raising the debt limit… buying into, and repeating, the left’s wailing apocalyptic visions of economic collapse if the US debt limit was not raised immediately forthwith. read more »