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If You Could Vote Today …

There are a number of new polls out today. I’ll report those to you below the fold. First, please take this poll:

As of today, who will you vote for in your state's primary?

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(And I am embarrassed. I was adding names and trying to put them in alphabetical order, and somehow Rick Perry got left out. He is added now, but I couldn’t put him in alphabetical order. Let’s see … for those of you who have already voted, feel free to vote again. I am changing the poll so that you can vote for TWO candidates…. but, unless you need to, try to vote for just one.)

Between now and November 2012, I sure hope that the American people keep their wits about them, and don’t get bamboozled by the ONE BILLION DOLLARS that the Obama campaign is going to spend on — all analysts predict — the nastiest campaign ever run in the nation’s history. Whoever the GOP candidate is, Obama’s thugs will stop at nothing to try to destroy him/her. It ain’t gonna be pretty.

CNN has posted very interesting polls results and analysis, worth a close read — CNN Poll: Perry still at top but Romney stronger vs. Obama“:

Despite his performances in the two most recent Republican presidential debates, a new national survey indicates that Texas Gov. Rick Perry remains on top of the field in the race for the GOP nomination.

But a CNN/ORC International Poll also indicates that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney does better than Perry in hypothetical 2012 general election matchups against President Barack Obama and matches evenly with the president on the issues and on personal characteristics.

According to the survey, which was released Monday, 28 percent of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say they support Perry as their party’s presidential nominee, with Romney at 21 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at ten percent, with Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who’s making his third bid for the White House, former Godfather’s Pizza CEO and radio talk show host Herman Cain, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, all at seven percent. The poll indicates that Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is at four percent, with former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania at three percent and former Utah Gov. and ambassador to China Jon Huntsman at one percent. …

[...]

The poll was conducted Friday through Sunday, after last Thursday’s debate in Orlando, Florida. Pundits and analysts rate Perry’s performance in that debate, and in a debate one a week and a half earlier in Tampa, Florida, as uneven. Perry’s distant second showing at a much-watched straw poll of Florida GOP activists this past weekend may be a reflection of his debate performances, and his stance on illegal immigration and border security, which were spotlighted in both debates.

“[...] If the debates have had an effect, it may be mostly in favor of Gingrich, whose support went from 5 percent in mid-September to 10 percent now.”

According to the poll, the president’s overall approval rating, at 45 percent, is essentially unchanged since July. Fifty-two percent of all Americans disapprove of his job performance to date.

The 2012 election will not be an up-or-down vote on Obama, but rather a choice between the president and another candidate, so head-to-head match-ups against the top GOP candidates are a better test of Obama’s electoral strength.

The survey indicates that Romney fares best against Obama. It’s basically all tied up with 49 percent for Obama and 48 percent for Romney in a hypothetical two-way match-up. According to the poll, Obama holds a five point margin over Perry, 51 percent to 46 percent.

In a hypothetical matchup between Paul and Obama, the president holds a four point margin, 51 percent to 47 percent. Obama handily beats Bachmann and Palin in two-way match-ups. But keep in mind, as always, that polls taken more than a year before the election have little or no predictive value.

Obama’s ace-in-the-hole remains the fact that he is personally more popular than his policies. … Fifty-two percent of all Americans disagree with him on issues, but 58 percent believe he has the personality and leadership qualities a president should have. And by a 49 to 43 percent margin, Americans say that personal qualities are more important than issues to their vote for president.

Only Romney matches up well with Obama on both of those measures. Six in ten Americans say Romney has the personal qualities a president should have, compared to only 45 percent who feel that way about Perry.

Forty-six percent of Americans agree with Romney on issues. “That doesn’t sound like much, but it’s far better than the 39 percent who say they agree with Perry. That 46 percent is also ten points higher than the number who agreed with Romney in his first run for the White House in 2008,” adds Holland. …

Read all.

The Roanoke College (Virginia) poll is described in RC Poll: Obama trails Republican front runners; Allen and Kaine in dead heat in Va poll“:

With 14 months remaining until the 2012 election, Virginia’s U.S. Senate race is a statistical dead heat. Republican George Allen leads Democrat Tim Kaine 42% to 39% with 19% undecided.

President Obama trails some potential Republican opponents, but he leads others. The generic (unnamed) Republican leads Obama 41% to 33%; Mitt Romney leads 45% to 37%; and Rick Perry leads by an statistically insignificant 42% to 40%. At the same time, Obama leads potential opponents Michele Bachmann (46% to 35%), Ron Paul (43% to 33%), and Sarah Palin (50% to 31%). Looking only at registered voters, none of those margins change by more than 1 percent and several do not change at all. Within two key groups, Kaine leads among Moderates (52%-30%), but Allen leads among Independents (42%-33%). Obama also performs better among Moderates and not as well with Independents.*

Check out other polling results via Memeorandum.

As the Roanoke polls points out, the Senate races are also going to be crucial, and I predict that voters will probably vote for the senate candidate in the same party as their presidential pick. If voters remain furious with Obama and the Democrats, the Dems are going to lose several Senate seats. We shall see.

One more thing: The CNN article does a great job of describing what moves voters to pick a candidate. But, can YOU help me with this? How is it possible that Americans LIKE Obama? How is that remotely possible? What is it about him that I do not see? Here’s the paragraph that has me baffled:

Obama’s ace-in-the-hole remains the fact that he is personally more popular than his policies. … Fifty-two percent of all Americans disagree with him on issues, but 58 percent believe he has the personality and leadership qualities a president should have. And by a 49 to 43 percent margin, Americans say that personal qualities are more important than issues to their vote for president.

Someone, please explain to me what people see in Obama that gives him that ace-in-the-hole personal popularity. I am dumbfounded.

  • Leslouie65

    You need to add Gary Johnson to your list if you are to truly represent all the candidates running for President.

  • MC

    $1,000,000,000 x a ZERO = ZERO
    Obama could have 2 billion but he’s still a zero.. so he and his message will be tuned out in 2012 by all except his hard core fanatics. Americans are so appalled by his inflammatory rhetoric that he will drag down others running as well.

  • Juliezzz

    I wanted to like Herman Cain but then I looked into him…

    1- Against Congress Auditing the Federal Reserve.

    2- Former Federal Reserve Chairman

    2- Supported Tarp

    3- Was involved in illegal actions when on the Aquila Board of Directors
    defrauding millions of dollars in stock from the Aquila shareholde­rs.
    4- Admits his own Economic Recovery plan can’t work
    5- “I think that the PATRIOT Act is about 90 percent right on.”
    6- Supported Mitt Rommey in 2008.
    7- Has No Plan for Afghanista­n till he gets into office / Supportive of Afghan War
    8- Supported Iraq War (opposes any timetable for withdrawal­, arguing it to be equivalent to surrender.­)
    9- Against legalizing Same-sex marriage, Supports Defense of Marriage Act.
    10- 9/9/9 = sale tax would skyrocketThe trouble with Herman Cainhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl_RXM8Kt6g&feature=youtu.be
     

  • http://twitter.com/beyondpartisan beyond partisan

    Herman Cain now topping Zogby poll!!

    http://www.ibopezogby.com/news/2011/09/26/ibope-zogby-poll-perry-plummets-18-trails-cain-lead-among-gop-primary-voters/

    A lot of people think he can’t win. I think he can and I have a good feeling about him. 

  • Anonymous

    I’m still undecided.
    As much as I despise “Louse and Spouse”, I would love to see the primary process unite the Republican Party and launch the nominee like a drone missile! Unfortunately, that seems very unlikely at this time.
    With sincere apologies to Sarah’s loyal supporters, in all honesty, I would not want the young people in my family to emulate the Palins. Their son married the daughter of a Lutheran minister only three months before the birth of his child. Recently, Bristol was involved in a bar brawl where “whores” and “queers” insults were exchanged. Count me out of a four year “trash” diet!

    • BINKY

      Sassy, by “exchanged,” you indicate that Bristol was using the gutter language too.  Not true.  

      As for Sarah’s son marrying his pregnant girlfriend, at least he’s marrying her.  

      You don’t know how many politician’s children may have chosen abortion rather than marriage.  

      I know plenty of decent, honest, God-fearing people whose teen children have not behaved to their liking or standards.  

      http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bristol-palin-confronts-homosexual-who-239802

      Bristol is an adult now and making her own way in this world.  Why shouldn’t she go for the money?  She has a child to raise.  I wouldn’t choose that route, but then it wasn’t available when I was 20-something.

      • Anonymous

        Binky, elections are about choices. Former Governor Palin is not currently a candidate, but my family will not support her in a national election.
        We have devoted eighteen years to our grand-daughters, have tried to instill good values, stress the importance of safety, and remind them to be aware of potential risks.
        A college freshman from their church was kicked to death in a matter of minutes because of an insult to his date when they were in a bar.
        Young people need guidance and positive role models, especially from leaders.

  • Anonymous

    I voted for Romney because I think he is the only one in the running who can beat Oblahblah. To me that is the most important thing.

    I cannot believe that Oblahblah and these Dems have so tainted their party that George Allen seriously has a chance at a comeback. That alone should scare the hell out of them! Glad I don’t have to vote in that election. I simply couldn’t vote for either.

  • Rich

    People do not like to admit they are wrong so they will go down with the ship, be dead wrong, or keep hopeing that regardless of the truth the fantacy is worth believing in.

  • http://www.gopalin2012.com Matthew J. Weaver

    This poll would be more realistic to include Governor Palin or to offer two polls.  Just saying.

  • Anonymous

    Here at 8:30 PM on the west coast the score is still….

    Obama 1
    Santorum 0

    Kinda says it all about Santorum ;-D

  • Jrterrier

    I vote for Gary Johnson, former Gov of N Mexico.  why does he never appear on any of the polls?

  • Anonymous

    Wow a lot of us seem to like Cain…
    Even many polls are that way..yet you wouldnt know it by the media…
    You think Obama might be scared of Cain..

  • Anonymous

    Just curious – why isn’t Gary Johnson included on your list?

  • Anonymous

    Ok, who’s the wise-ass who voted for Obama?
    :-P

    • Ferd_Berfle

      Maggy.

      • Scottymac54

        My benevolent supervisor!  She brings me ice cream..

  • Anonymous

    Before tomorrow’s sunset,  comes I wanted to say:

    Leshana Tova Tikoseiv Vesichoseim 

  • Anonymous

    Before tomorrow’s sunset,  comes I wanted to say:

    Leshana Tova Tikoseiv Vesichoseim 

  • Anonymous

    -
    SURPRISE, SURPRISE:

    By behonest

    Here is a new canidate just heard him on Aaron Klein WABC podcast you are not going to believe this, his name is Abdul
    Hassan FCC already approved him. Obama really opened a can of worms. This Abdul was not born in this country either were his parents!!! This country is in a whole world order of trouble

    http://abdulhassanforpresident.com/

    http://hillbuzz.org/2011/09/24/florida-straw-poll-voters-give-lamestream-media-the-finger-give-herman-cain-the-win/#idc-container

  • Anonymous

    -
    SURPRISE, SURPRISE:

    By behonest

    Here is a new canidate just heard him on Aaron Klein WABC podcast you are not going to believe this, his name is Abdul
    Hassan FCC already approved him. Obama really opened a can of worms. This Abdul was not born in this country either were his parents!!! This country is in a whole world order of trouble

    http://abdulhassanforpresident.com/

    http://hillbuzz.org/2011/09/24/florida-straw-poll-voters-give-lamestream-media-the-finger-give-herman-cain-the-win/#idc-container

    • Ferd_Berfle

      SInce SCOTUS refused to take the Case of That One, apparently there is no legal means to enforce Constitutional requirements for citizenship. This also means that there is no enforcement for age either. We could have a silly-ass teenager as President soon, given that parents are now listening to what their children say and not vice versa.

      • Anonymous

        Even worse how about if the illegals get the vote and vote in the head of a Mexican Drug Cartel…Just bus them on in like Obama did for the 2008 mess.

    • Ferd_Berfle

      SInce SCOTUS refused to take the Case of That One, apparently there is no legal means to enforce Constitutional requirements for citizenship. This also means that there is no enforcement for age either. We could have a silly-ass teenager as President soon, given that parents are now listening to what their children say and not vice versa.

    • Anonymous

      Ok, I will check the link, this is insane.

  • Ferd_Berfle

    And by a 49 to 43 percent margin, Americans say that personal qualities are more important than issues to their vote for president.
    ====================
    Well isn’t that a fine how-do-you-do? I can just hear a lunkhead Obama supporter, ” Well I like lost my job, ya know but President Obama is just so cool and like that’s more, ya know, important than those like issue thingies.”

    God help us all but the slack jaws, aka Generation Duh, are taking over.

    • yttik

      I guess it really depends on how you define “personal qualities.” Issues aren’t very important to me anymore because I’ve learned that politicians will say anything to get elected. Anybody can read politically correct statements off a teleprompter without meaning a single word. Personal qualities like integrity and a respect for the limits of executive power have become so much more important.

      • Anonymous

        Without integrity everything else is irrelevant IMO.

        We need to ignore the media that tells us that “lies” are “spin” and not keeping “promises” is just politics.

        Media as much as politics is responsible for the inferior moral fiber of our national discourse and identity.

        Honesty matters! Integrity is more important than the “cool” ratio. We don’t need a “Rock Star” in the White House. We need a person of integrity and character and the wisdom to listen to people who know about the issues facing us.

         No one person can “know” all the answers, although we seem to expect that. Why we do I don’t know since our elected officials are chosen by the amount of money they can raise. We get what we pay for. And it isn’t a bargain. It’s just shoddy merchandise not worthy of a great nation.

    • yttik

      I guess it really depends on how you define “personal qualities.” Issues aren’t very important to me anymore because I’ve learned that politicians will say anything to get elected. Anybody can read politically correct statements off a teleprompter without meaning a single word. Personal qualities like integrity and a respect for the limits of executive power have become so much more important.

    • http://www.gopalin2012.com Matthew J. Weaver

      I tend to agree with the “personal qualities” over issues.  In 2008 I supported Hillary Clinton even while not agreeing with her on many issues.  I now support Governor Palin, again as much for personal qualities as for anything else.  Issues are important, yes, but I want someone I can trust and respect, someone who is honest, etc.  Obama fails on all accounts, Perry on too many, etc.

  • Ferd_Berfle

    And by a 49 to 43 percent margin, Americans say that personal qualities are more important than issues to their vote for president.
    ====================
    Well isn’t that a fine how-do-you-do? I can just hear a lunkhead Obama supporter, ” Well I like lost my job, ya know but President Obama is just so cool and like that’s more, ya know, important than those like issue thingies.”

    God help us all but the slack jaws, aka Generation Duh, are taking over.

  • Anonymous

    Ok I tried again, still the same problem.

  • Anonymous

    It says I already voted, no Ferd voted, I didn’t, so my vote didn’t count.

    • Anonymous

      Same here.  Sigh.  Just put me in the stocks and throw tomatoes at me.

      • Anonymous

        Naw you tried, just add me as a Cain voter; I posted about 6 months back I liked him and wanted him to run, so I am still liking him and would love to see a Cain/West ticket. That long ago conversation I wanted two things a non-politician and a military man.

      • Anonymous

        Naw you tried, just add me as a Cain voter; I posted about 6 months back I liked him and wanted him to run, so I am still liking him and would love to see a Cain/West ticket. That long ago conversation I wanted two things a non-politician and a military man.

      • Ferd_Berfle

        Nah, you’re made of stronger stuff than that. We’ll have to bring out Monty Python’s Comfy Chair.

    • Anonymous

      Same here.  Sigh.  Just put me in the stocks and throw tomatoes at me.

    • hc123

      You just experienced the feeling most women have most of the time in most Islamic countries. Are you loving it or what?

      • Anonymous

        LOL-I was wondering how the women can get the vote there this last week and still get arrested for driving?/ I wonder when it comes to voting will they have to add that same voting/legal clause we had to have-you know about not being allowed to/ or prevented from voting; how does that working having to have a male escort to go out, and you want to vote but no male will escort you?

        • hc123

          Well Saudis dont really vote on much anyway. I would say this recent decision is more to placate people at the UN.

    • hc123

      You just experienced the feeling most women have most of the time in most Islamic countries. Are you loving it or what?

    • Anonymous

      I tried voting 2 hours ago, but it was “loading” forever, so I left for some errands.  On return, it was still loading, so I closed the browser.  I tried (again) to vote, but it’s been “loading” for 25 minutes.  I guess I’ll close the browser again and try later this evening.

      (Glad the real election isn’t internet’ized, yet…)
      .

      • Anonymous

        If Obama wins, we really know the fix is in…AGAIN!

  • Ferd_Berfle

    and I predict that voters will probably vote for the senate candidate in
    the same party as their presidential pick. If voters remain furious
    with Obama and the Democrats, the Dems are going to lose several Senate
    seats.
    ==============================
    Your analysis is correct and the Democrats will lose Senate seats. I don’t see how American’s anger can be ameliorated in the remaining months. Kool-Aid does not replace a good-paying job.

    • Morris1030

      IMO both parties will lose Senate seats. There is dusgust with both parties.  As for BO it will depend on who the GOP runs.  Huntsman is the best of the lot but will never get the nomination. The rest are lacking. I may not vote for Pres.

      The only thing I believe a sure thing is that the Black Vote will go all to Obama and this may count. Latinos are disgusted with Barry.

      But it all depends on who the GOP nominates and if that person can sock it in debate to The One.

    • Morris1030

      IMO both parties will lose Senate seats. There is dusgust with both parties.  As for BO it will depend on who the GOP runs.  Huntsman is the best of the lot but will never get the nomination. The rest are lacking. I may not vote for Pres.

      The only thing I believe a sure thing is that the Black Vote will go all to Obama and this may count. Latinos are disgusted with Barry.

      But it all depends on who the GOP nominates and if that person can sock it in debate to The One.

    • Morris1030

      IMO both parties will lose Senate seats. There is dusgust with both parties.  As for BO it will depend on who the GOP runs.  Huntsman is the best of the lot but will never get the nomination. The rest are lacking. I may not vote for Pres.

      The only thing I believe a sure thing is that the Black Vote will go all to Obama and this may count. Latinos are disgusted with Barry.

      But it all depends on who the GOP nominates and if that person can sock it in debate to The One.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1078424841 TeakWood Kite

     ass-in-the-hole personality … Why, it’s all that golfing, Bronwyb everyone “gets” it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1078424841 TeakWood Kite

    “but 58 percent believe he [BO] has the personality and leadership qualities a president should have.”

    That is wrong, so wrong or we are toast. LOL

    • Scottymac54

      Not really, though.  Think about where those numbers were last year…

      Also, notice that the attributes are not tangibles like “skills, languages, tech, etc.”

      He could continue to botch the job in all sorts of new categories we’ve never considered, LOL!

      The main problem is still the opposition.

      • Docelder

        Yes… remember the mantra… don’t compare him to the almighty… compare him to the alternative… stick to your guns scottymac. Good job… Obama is not the problem… it’s Bush… Palin… Perry… and soon enough it will be Romney. But only after my Obamacare is better than your Obamacare… then Romney will be as ignorant as GW… For now he is a demigod… in the general election he will be GW. Conservatives will spit him out as salt that isn’t salty… yes… pick the bland candidate again. If we do then we are fucked plain and simple.

    • Scottymac54

      Not really, though.  Think about where those numbers were last year…

      Also, notice that the attributes are not tangibles like “skills, languages, tech, etc.”

      He could continue to botch the job in all sorts of new categories we’ve never considered, LOL!

      The main problem is still the opposition.

    • yttik

      I’m not surprised by the 58% who claim Obama is “likable enough.” The first thing I always said before I had to let someone go, “I think you have a great personality and some real talent, but this just isn’t a good fit.”

  • Scottymac54

    “…Sarah Palin (50% to 31%)…”

    Shocking. 

  • Scottymac54

    Oh, the popularity thing.

    I think Barky has a yuppie sensibility and image that calms (or calmed) the upwardly mobile.

    Somehow, they relate to him, and he makes them feel “hipper-than-thou” as they near middle age.  He represents “success”, and “the future” to them.  He also “believes in science!”

    Whatever.

    • hc123

      Also people are really stupid and do what the TV news tells them to do.

      My mum is sick and I had to spend an entire weekend watching one idiotic, robotic “news anchor” after another disgorge talking points. It was simply amazing.

      Typical seems to be two (or more) news anchor/shiny hair models interviewing each other about the “crowd” of republicans booing this or cheering that at some event.

      And then reassuring us little people that a foundering economy has nothing to do with the administration.

      Its so heavy handed the masses have to be brain dead not to smell a rat.

      But hey, you are right. He “believes in science”! Yay!

      I think a new poll entry should be added – “Anything the pubs are serving”. I dont care, it has my vote. Even Romney or Perry or Huntswhatever.

      I cannot take another 4 of the zombie president with his shiny haired zombie news team and all the sad zombie voters hoping for change.

      • Anonymous

        hc123, hope your mom feels better

        • hc123

          Thanks Kat. Its not good but we are taking it day by day. I am not religious but only God knows when it will be her time.

          We had some comic relief – where my parents live has been invaded by layabout Somalis.

          These somalis are really a problem in the area. They are either super duper Islamic complete with female genital mutilations and marrying 12 year olds. Or they are crack whores and pimps with gold teeth and a rap sheet. Very few are actual tax paying proto-Americans with jobs.

          Anyway mom was getting an IV post chemo and a Somali man was getting his free American taxpayer paid cancer treatment while praying really loud from a big green Koran and showing his gross naked feet bottoms to a row of ladies across the chemo aisle. In most muslim societies showing your feet bottoms is considered pretty rude. And cross gender feet sole showing is doubly so.

          Every other family group in the cancer center was quiet and respectful but not this fellow.

          My uncle was getting angrier and angrier at all of this and finally just lost it. Ever a protector of the honor of his ladies and very upset that his sister was not pleased he chewed the guy out in Arabic for quite some time. Not really yelling but being firm about it.

          Apparently the nurses and other patients felt no need to intervene.

          Seems Mr. Somaliman just chants from the Koran but really doesnt speak Arabic all that well. But I am 100% sure he understood.

          The sad thing is that he looked really perplexed at actually being confronted about his behaviour. I guess the locals are polite about it and let these folks get away with making everyone uncomfortable.

          Anyway we are now the nursing staff’s favorite family.

          • Anonymous

            Isn’t showing the palms(deliberate) a bit of a no-no as well? I heard this from a friend.
            I am sorry to hear your mom is undergoing chemo; no doubt a hard time for her and all of you, this man sure doesn’t help, sounds like he is very frightened, and childish. I hope the staff give him a bit of a talk on the need to keep that atmosphere as stress free (for everyone), as possible. I can imagine he wants to have his prayers, his faith and that is of course needed in healing, each individual has their way of coping, but he sounds almost like he wants attention, and good for your uncle and setting him straight- needed calmness during heavy treatment for a very difficult illness. Take care.

          • Anonymous

            The Somali problem: we need more employment opportunities for skilled pirates….

      • Anonymous

        hc123, hope your mom feels better

    • hc123

      Also people are really stupid and do what the TV news tells them to do.

      My mum is sick and I had to spend an entire weekend watching one idiotic, robotic “news anchor” after another disgorge talking points. It was simply amazing.

      Typical seems to be two (or more) news anchor/shiny hair models interviewing each other about the “crowd” of republicans booing this or cheering that at some event.

      And then reassuring us little people that a foundering economy has nothing to do with the administration.

      Its so heavy handed the masses have to be brain dead not to smell a rat.

      But hey, you are right. He “believes in science”! Yay!

      I think a new poll entry should be added – “Anything the pubs are serving”. I dont care, it has my vote. Even Romney or Perry or Huntswhatever.

      I cannot take another 4 of the zombie president with his shiny haired zombie news team and all the sad zombie voters hoping for change.

  • MG

    Have you ever thought perhaps people say they like him personally so as to not be called a racist?

    • Anonymous

      That’s a very perceptive remark.  I think you’re on to something there. — Bronwyn

    • Anonymous

      That’s a very perceptive remark.  I think you’re on to something there. — Bronwyn

    • Anonymous

      I’ve believed that for some time. I also think that a lot of people will “vote” their real feelings in the privacy of the voting booth. Like they did in 2010.

  • Boonies

    Huntsman listed as an R…why?
    I dont see him there at all.

    • Anonymous

      He’s still at 1%.

  • Scottymac54

    Wow, 18% for Ron Paul!  I’m impressed, NQ!

    I’m still for Romney.  He will appeal to moderates and independents.

    I think his pockets are deep, as well.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1078424841 TeakWood Kite

      I am sure he will get the birkenstock vote, there Scotty.

      • Scottymac54

        Who, Ron Paul?  Or Romney, LOL?

      • Scottymac54

        Who, Ron Paul?  Or Romney, LOL?

      • Anonymous

        Careful Teek, he’s a political pontificator not a brain surgeon!

        • Scottymac54

          As long as there’s a flea market that has a $250 empty perfume bottle on sale, they’ll be a place for you to “pontificate” to working Americans about how higher taxes are so unfair…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1078424841 TeakWood Kite

      I am sure he will get the birkenstock vote, there Scotty.

    • BINKY

      Scotty, Cain will appeal to more blacks and to those white voters who feel they must assuage their white guilt.

  • Old Coach

    Dude, I’d vote but Governor Perry is not on your ballot.  By design?

    • Anonymous

      Coach I asked that an hour ago

    • Anonymous

      No!  He was on my poll.  But I had to move some names around to put it in alphabetical order, and somehow Rick Perry got left off.  I am so EMBARRASSED.  And I tried to let people vote twice, but that’s not working as a solution.  Sigh.  Well, we’ll do this poll soon again. I am very sorry. — Bronwyn

      • Anonymous

        S’okay, Bronwyn.  Just remember what my Grandpa Farley said…”The person who never made any mistakes never did anything.”

    • Anonymous

      No!  He was on my poll.  But I had to move some names around to put it in alphabetical order, and somehow Rick Perry got left off.  I am so EMBARRASSED.  And I tried to let people vote twice, but that’s not working as a solution.  Sigh.  Well, we’ll do this poll soon again. I am very sorry. — Bronwyn

  • wisewoman

    He has no authentic personality.  As he grew up he learned to smile, smile, smile so as not to show the face of an “angry, scary, black man.  It is only when the voters understand Obama’s economic policies will he fail to win reelection.

    The 850 billion Stimulus 1 for according to his own numbers for at most 3 million jobs: (850,000,000,000/2,500,000 jobs = $277,000/job)

    His proposed Stimulus 2:  446 billion for 1.9 million jobs($446,000,000,000/1,900,000jobs = $234,737/job

    His bankrupt Solenydra deal of $530,000,000/1,000 jobs = $530,000.

    His total investment in Green jobs of $38,000,000,000/60,000 jobs = $633,000.

    The largest number of tax paying voters who on average make $50,000 to $100,000 per year when shown this math will be furious with the president and his party and will vote against them in large numbers. 

    SPREAD THE WORD VIA PHONE, FAX, BLOG, CALLING CONGRESS AND THE WHITE HOUSE.  PEOPLE THIS AND ONLY THIS WILL DEFEAT OBAMA.  I GUARANTEE YOU WHEN THE VOTERS ARE EDUCATED TO THE STUPIDITY OF THESE POLICIES THEY WILL FOREVER TURN AGAINST HIM!

  • wisewoman

    He has no authentic personality.  As he grew up he learned to smile, smile, smile so as not to show the face of an “angry, scary, black man.  It is only when the voters understand Obama’s economic policies will he fail to win reelection.

    The 850 billion Stimulus 1 for according to his own numbers for at most 3 million jobs: (850,000,000,000/2,500,000 jobs = $277,000/job)

    His proposed Stimulus 2:  446 billion for 1.9 million jobs($446,000,000,000/1,900,000jobs = $234,737/job

    His bankrupt Solenydra deal of $530,000,000/1,000 jobs = $530,000.

    His total investment in Green jobs of $38,000,000,000/60,000 jobs = $633,000.

    The largest number of tax paying voters who on average make $50,000 to $100,000 per year when shown this math will be furious with the president and his party and will vote against them in large numbers. 

    SPREAD THE WORD VIA PHONE, FAX, BLOG, CALLING CONGRESS AND THE WHITE HOUSE.  PEOPLE THIS AND ONLY THIS WILL DEFEAT OBAMA.  I GUARANTEE YOU WHEN THE VOTERS ARE EDUCATED TO THE STUPIDITY OF THESE POLICIES THEY WILL FOREVER TURN AGAINST HIM!

  • Anonymous

    I probably won’t be attending the Iowa caucus.  I’d have to register as a Republican to do so.  Iowa is a closed caucus state.  I don’t think I can bring myself to register as a Repub.  Frankly, I hate both parties.

    But I’d do it for Sarah.

    • Anonymous

      Creeper here in Ohio we rarely get a real choice. That bugs me tremendously.

    • Ferd_Berfle

        I don’t think I can bring myself to register as a Repub.  Frankly, I hate both parties.
      ==================
      I agree with the second part but because I want barky out and I will hold my nose and register as a Republican for the first time since 1976.

    • Ferd_Berfle

        I don’t think I can bring myself to register as a Repub.  Frankly, I hate both parties.
      ==================
      I agree with the second part but because I want barky out and I will hold my nose and register as a Republican for the first time since 1976.

    • Anonymous

      creeper—isn’t it a vote whereby you write-down the name you want? So you could write-down Sarah’s name.
      C’mon—join the Repubs temporarily. We swear we won’t tell anybody!
      It won’t leave this thread. Honest!    :)

  • Propertius

    I live in Colorado. Several years ago, our primary was abolished in favor of caucuses by a Republican administration/legislature in a thinly-disguised effort to bankrupt the Libertarian Party. So, I’m not going to be voting for anyone in a primary ;-) .

    As a Democrat, I’d write-in Hillary. ;-)

  • Anonymous

    Bronwyn,

    In answer to your dumbfounded question: 

    Black people are cooooooooooooooooooooooool. 

    Obama’s a “rock star!”  He shoots hoops!  He has cool friends! 

    He’s so handsome, and his wife is so beyooooooooootiful!

    And they both have such style and grace!  And humility!

    What’s wrong with you that you don’t see these things??

    Damn, I just bit my tongue!  I was holding it in my cheek so long I forgot it was there!

    • Anonymous

      He’s cool with Bruce Springsteen!  Beyonce!  Lady Gaga!

      • Anonymous

        Like Hell he is. He dosen`t even visit NQ !!

        • Ferd_Berfle

          If That One were to come here, he’d have nothing but ers, ahs, ums, and uhs to contribute… rather like his trolls.

          • Scottymac54

            32 years…..obamacrats….socialist….
            RETROGRESSIVES, BAH!!!

        • Anonymous

          Well HARP, even though I am inclined to agree that NQ is where the elite meet, I’m afraid that someone young, urbane, and dynamic like Thee One might see it as Nowhere, a backwater frequented by bitter clingers who are old and in the way….

          • Ferd_Berfle

            a backwater frequented by bitter clingers who are old and in the way….
            ==================
            Rather like an old minefield, huh? Barack’s ship to nowhere could still be sunk.

          • Anonymous
        • Anonymous

          Well HARP, even though I am inclined to agree that NQ is where the elite meet, I’m afraid that someone young, urbane, and dynamic like Thee One might see it as Nowhere, a backwater frequented by bitter clingers who are old and in the way….

      • Morris1030

        Yes, Hollywood brats and the “Fan Base”.

        Also a huge part of the Black Vote.

    • HELENK

      do you still have headaches since the lobotomy?

      • Anonymous

        You stinker, Helen!  And to think I rescued your comments from the Spam folder! :)  – Bronwyn

        • Anonymous

          brownyn…….where is Perry on this vote?

  • Anonymous

    Ironically Perry isn’t even in your poll.

    • Anonymous

      OH GOD.  I was moving them around .. will fix that right now.  Thanks for letting me know.

      • Anonymous

        Thank You

  • Ferd_Berfle

    If I could take an image from Oblahblah’s teleprompter and change a few words as a chant for Cain, it would go thusly:

    Elect This Man
    Elect This Man
    Elect This Man

    I want That One out in ’12 and I would gladly volunteer to get out the vote for Cain, a man who would wipe the floor with That One in a debate. Oh, the gnashing of obamabot’s metal teeth and the sound of teardrops on tinplate would be music to my ears.

    • Anonymous

      Hear Hear Ferd!

      • Ferd_Berfle

        I love the smell of rusting metalloids in the Fall.

    • Anonymous

      That’s one debate I’d like to see, Ferd. 

      There’s been some speculation lately about an Obama meltdown.  If it comes, I wouldn’t be surprised to see it happen at a debate.

      • Ferd_Berfle

        I predicted a long time ago that feckless leader would have a meltdown. I agree with you and still think it’s a-comin’. He can’t handle criticism, can’t handle tough questions, and can’t think on his two left feet. Cain would have him stammering all over the place.

        • Anonymous

          We have seen mini meltdowns for two years.

          Think about it

        • Morris1030

          I believe he will experience meltdown particularly if he is accurately accused of failures. Obama’s ego will not be able to handle accurate criticism especially if it’s
          searingly backed by fact.

          A good oponent will bait Obama into getting
          on the defensive by accusing him of political malpractice and having the facts to prove it.

      • Anonymous

        The way That One dressed down the CBC, I wouldn’t be surprised to hear him call Cain an “uncle tom”, if he’s the nominee. I really wouldn’t.

        • Anonymous

          Oh, he’ll be more subtle: “Uncle Herm”

        • Anonymous

          Oh, he’ll be more subtle: “Uncle Herm”

        • FormerLiberal

          But Cain really has more street cred than Obama his mom was a maid and his father was a Chauffeur. Obama was raised by middle class white grandparents. But then the left has a love for name calling.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1078424841 TeakWood Kite

        Do you think Obama would flip Mr.Cain off?

        I am in an odd boat as well Creeper00…more like the dingy strung up aft….I will vote for any one but BO, but that said, I am not at all happy to do it. It’s becoming repetitive and even Perry with his military service, Gov of a large state…knows much more than BO and has leadership qualities. Mit Romney has this plastic veneer to him that creeps me out.

        Not sure about the rest of them….lord I dispise voting for “anyone but” but when it comes to BO and another 4 years of him staying at Motel 1600, I see it and him as a national security threat.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1078424841 TeakWood Kite

        Do you think Obama would flip Mr.Cain off?

        I am in an odd boat as well Creeper00…more like the dingy strung up aft….I will vote for any one but BO, but that said, I am not at all happy to do it. It’s becoming repetitive and even Perry with his military service, Gov of a large state…knows much more than BO and has leadership qualities. Mit Romney has this plastic veneer to him that creeps me out.

        Not sure about the rest of them….lord I dispise voting for “anyone but” but when it comes to BO and another 4 years of him staying at Motel 1600, I see it and him as a national security threat.

        • Anonymous

          I hear you, Teak.  Your reference to Romney’s “plastic veneer” really strikes a chord.

          The last vote I cast FOR a candidate and not against his opponent was in 1980 for John Anderson.  Every election since then I’ve voted for the lesser of the evils.

          And I’m getting tired of it.

          • Ferd_Berfle

            Interesting–I voted for John Anderson, too. Carter was perfectly awful and Reagan didn’t sway me.

    • Anonymous

      It is impossible not to be smitten with Cain.  I suppose the WH press corps would eat him alive, but somehow he’d shine through because he is a REAL PERSON, and not even the WH press corps can hide that! — Bronwyn

      • Anonymous

        I really “like” Herman Cain. I think of him as a “real” person, not a politician. But I don’t think he can defeat Oblahblah. I fear that too many people see another AA in the White House as more years of “racial” politics and race-baiting.

        • http://twitter.com/beyondpartisan beyond partisan

          No, I think it is exactly the reverse. From reading online forums, conservatives are delighted at the prospect of making liberals uncomfortable by poking at them by labeling any Cain criticism as “racism.” They are already having some fun with this.

          • Anonymous

            You could be right. For many of us it would be amusing to be able to throw the “racism” name-calling back in their smug-nasty faces.

    • Anonymous

      It is impossible not to be smitten with Cain.  I suppose the WH press corps would eat him alive, but somehow he’d shine through because he is a REAL PERSON, and not even the WH press corps can hide that! — Bronwyn