By The Right Scoop


I’ve included everyone that I believe is considering a run for 2012 so this should be a comprehensive list. I want this to be a practical list so please don’t email me about Allen West. He’s not running. Also, I can’t change the list once it’s posted because that wouldn’t be fair.

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  • Rightwinggoos

    Ron Paul

    • http://www.therightscoop.com/ therightscoop
      • KeninMontana

        Heh, that didn’t take long did it? :)

        • http://www.therightscoop.com/ therightscoop

          Nope. I didn’t figure it would.

      • http://politicons.net Henry D’Andrea

        Thank you for not adding Ron Paul. I hate those poll hijackers.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=504624590 Chris G.

          Why the negative attitude towrds Rep. Paul? I’m no “poll hijacker”.

        • DizziNY

          If you hate poll hijackers, then you should hate all of the global elites people, (palin, McCain, Romney). They are trying to dup us.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=686136170 Bryan Garcia

            Palin is NOT an elitist! Palin is a Tea Party Conservative and we are NOT elitists!

      • Anonymous

        Hahahaha! …. Good for you. There is no good reason to put Ron Paul on any presidential straw poll.

        • DizziNY

          You are a fool. Keep voting for the elites people why don’t you, so we can stay enslaved and played.

          • Anonymous

            It’s exactly that mentality, that only this specific person is worthy or able to fix this country that is the problem. We are a nation of 300 million people and if you think Ron Paul is the only chance there is have of saving it then maybe you should be examining YOUR ideology and pulling YOUR head out of the sand, honey.

            Obsessive and blind faith in any politician is foolish.

            • Nukeengineer

              Explain? Paul is the only candidate that wants to go to the source of the problem, the money supply. I think you ignorance by the whoever you listen to is making you seem even more less intelligent than you actually are… Ron Paul was the only candidate that predicted all the crisis happening now and he has been consistent since he has stepped into congress.

              I don’t get it?

              • Anonymous

                Is Ron Paul the ONLY person who can fix our country’s current financial problems? Notice, I said ONLY not ONE of.

                If your answer is yes, then you DO have an ideological problem. Let me guess, you probably just really like Ron Paul’s stance on cutting Israel off at the knees, am I right, or am I right?

                Also, he’s not the only one who saw this coming, many republicans in congress were trying to change the regulations on Fannie and Freddie way before the housing collapse, and many of them have also been consistent with their votes regarding the issue. So I guess I’ll ask you now, would you like to pull your head out of the sand?

  • KeninMontana

    Looks like someone else is testing the waters as well, http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/03/25/gary-johnson-announce-intent-run-president-late-april

    Thanks for setting up the poll Scoop, it will be interesting to see the final results.

    • http://www.therightscoop.com/ therightscoop

      I agree it will. We know #1…I’m interested in seeing #2 and #3

  • Anonymous

    As it stands, I think Palin is my first choice. Bachmann is my second.

    • RyokTHEgod

      I don’t care for Bachmann, every time I watch her I cringe because she sounds fake. She mostly says the right things, but even when she’s on Beck she talks around his direct questions. I don’t think I could ever vote for someone like that.

      Palin, to some extent, does the same.

      What ever happened to a yes or no answer? And then a follow up question, Why?

      • Anonymous

        Are you serious? Palin and Bachmann are the most genuine and authentic candidates in this Poll!

        • RyokTHEgod

          I didn’t say anything about this poll did I?

          Regardless, show me one instance where Bachmann answers a question with a “Yes” or “No” answer.

          Damnit, I want to know where a person stands, don’t you?

          You don’t hanky-panky around the topic. Answer the question and if people are even interested they’ll ask you to explain it. That’s all I’ve ever seen her do, Palin too for the most part, although I’ve also seen her answer a few directly. I’ll gladly recant my statement, of never has she, if I’m proven wrong, but to my knowledge she hasn’t.

          Even if she has a rare occasions, an instance her or there isn’t enough for me to change what I look for when I evaluate the content of someones character, being able to answer a question bluntly is something I look for in people, and further, something I demand from others.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=686136170 Bryan Garcia

            You like Obama better? Palin and Bachmann have made it clear what they stand for, if you look at the tea party that is what they stand for limited constitutional government and the free market.

            Remember, a “yes” and “no” answer is not exactly ‘clarity’.

            • Anonymous

              Bachmann has made it clear that what she says she stands for and what she actually DOES are two very different things.

              Bachman says: Uphold, defend, and return to the Constitution.

              Bachman does: Votes for Patriot Act, vote for FISA amendment, vote for Patriot Act extension, etc. etc.

              • Elmerfud71

                Most people don’t get it. They are stuck in a whirlpool and can’t get out. The thing is, they don’t know they are in a whirlpool and don’t see the center sucking them down the drain. All I see on the list are people who are selling what most want to hear. Too bad, really. It would do me good to see an awakening of the neo-con supporters.

                • Forcefield

                  I believe the only things getting sucked in in 12 will be the Libtardians-This country is finally awake to what is being done to it in the name of Hope & Change-Most of us don’t have any hope that the Libs will ever change and I really believe that 10 was just the start of it.I admit that I sat the last one out in pure frustration-but never again!

                • Elmerfud71

                  I take it you don’t like Libertarians for some reason. You obviously don’t care for Libs. It appears that you are in favor of the Tea Party type republicans. I’ve never been a liberal, and have never voted for a democrat. It is interesting to me how people think they know what “the country” is thinking. They usually say things that defy evidence and logic. The evidence appears to me to be that the country is consistently inconsistent, but generally split. It sways back and forth between one group of liars to the next depending on how much damage the one in power causes. The thing that never changes is the damage caused by both parties. One party just continues the agenda of the last one in power. This is why Obama has been accused of continuing Bush’s agenda. (wars, Patriot Act, etc) Bush was a liar when he said no policing the world, and Obama was a liar when he said get out of the wars.

                  I would almost rather that one person stayed in power long term. That way Americans would have a harder time buying into the lies of the next guy that the media puts up for election.

                  Good luck with that

                • Anonymous

                  I gotta say, I’m not entirely certain where you picked up on any animosity towards Libertarianism in his comment.

                  Modern Liberalism*? Definitly animosity for that, as it deserves. Modern Liberalism’s adherents are not good people, to say the least, regardless of their opinions of their own righteous purity.

                  I’m a jerk, but Modern Liberalism wants to enslave me for straying from it’s whims, where the worst I would do to a Modern Liberal is call him nasty names or defend myself from him.

                  *The 20th Century bastardization of the word “Liberal” that used to be used to describe the likes of Jefferson, the Levellers, and John Stuard Mill, thus differentiated from Classical Liberalism. For any who might not have known, likely very few.

                • Elmerfud71

                  I took the word “libtardians” as referring to libertarians. I can see now where he was probably referring to liberals. Sorry guys.

                • falling

                  Sorry, but leaving one liar in place longer does not solve our problems! The very reason we have frequent elections is so the people can throw the TRASH OUT! Mostly American’s have been sleeping through elections…the few who vote either want their goverment to give them more or feel strongly that the government handouts need to stop! (Me) But the 2010 midterm shows that voters have woken up and are fed up with the “gimme gimme crowd”. I believe that the number of voters who show up at the polls in 2012 is going to open some eyes!

                • Elmerfud71

                  I don’t really see much change taking place after 2010. $100B was a joke, and they couldn’t even do that. Since there is no difference between any of them once they are in office, it doesn’t matter if we elect a new one. Bush’s numbers were under 20% favorable when he left. He was losing political capitol. Then they offered up Obama, and he starts over with a vault full of capitol and screws us hard. He will have low numbers, then the next guy starts it all over again. Americans buy into it every time.

                  We are going to need a super majority of Americans voting for someone who will end the Fed, shut down the FDA, USDA, CIA, FBI, Dept. of ED, DHS, ATF, DEQ, and bring all of our troops home and shut down all of our military bases, to make any difference at all. We bring in less than $900B in tax revenue. That is all taxation including SSI. Our deficit is almost twice or income. If they taxed us 100 percent of our income, they couldn’t solve our budget problem.

                  They know this. Paul Ryan knows this. Michelle Bachman knows this. Sarah ? The point is, they are all selling a bill of goods. We need to quit buying into it. The only reason we have been able to spend this kind of money is that the dollar is the world’s reserve currency and we have been able to print money to pay our debts. It won’t be for long. China is buying up everything it can with its dollars to get rid of them. Russia, China, and others have agreements to trade in their own currencies. The IMF is calling for a replacement SDR reserve currency. It has already begun. There is no going back.

                  When the dollar has to compete with everyone else, it will fall like a rock in a short period of time. These politicians know this. Ron Paul knows this, and has been warning for a long time. All the freaks like Peter Schiff, Gerald Celente, and the like will be proven right.

                  That is why I say that nobody on this list will make any difference. None of them are even saying these things. What do you think will happen if the dollar is worth 1000th of its current value? Or even 1/10? Our government will be robbing pensions the same as Europe is, and Europe isn’t as bad off as we will be. How hungry does someone have to get before they will do something illegal? There might be food at the grocery store, but food stamps won’t buy it. 40M people are on food stamps. Service jobs will evaporate. Over 40% of our jobs are government related, the rest are largely service jobs.

                  You can decide if the people you are putting your hope in are going to save you. Even if you have freedom, which you won’t, you may not be able to feed yourself.

                  Who is in the White House for how long won’t matter.

                • Anonymous

                  Gotta break out of the false dichotomy paradigm, ladies and gentlemen.

                • Anonymous

                  Welcome, always good to see someone else talking against the face 2-way split in the political scene and what a sham it is for the 2 parties to simply trade power and split the population into ready-made constituencies to appeal to.

                  Alex Jones’ reputation just discredits anything you try to say, though, sadly. No matter the substances of what he says. Reality sucks.

          • falling

            LOL, in my lifetime I have never heard a politician use a one word answer when a 600 word answer would help muddy the water a bit better! Just by definition politicians are verbose!

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=686136170 Bryan Garcia

          Totally agree with you Conservative_Hippie, they are the most genuine and authentic candidates in this poll! I kinda like the idea of haing a complete female ticket in 2012!

          Palin/Bachmann 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • DizziNY

          You are blind, Palin is an elitist.

          • falling

            Oh yeah, Palin is an elitist…that is why Rove, Krauthammer, and all the other establishment Republicans have been so “VERY” supportive of her and those she endorses! ROFLMAO! Palin is not even close to being a member of the elite crowd, which is why they don’t want her in DC calling them out on their corruption like she did in Alaska!

            • Anonymous

              It’s all part of the play, the show, the WWE (Washington Wrestling Entertainment).

              Open your mind and the truth will set you free.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=504624590 Chris G.

        John Stossel said something about Bachmann in his “Freeloaders” show, so I lost interest in her. I DO appreciate her work & all she’s dome (& continues to do) for the TPM, however.

        • poljunkie

          We saw that too!

    • DizziNY

      Palin is a shill.

  • Shawn

    I like Herman Cain

  • Anonymous

    Palin 1st choice. Cain 2nd choice.

    • http://www.planettron.com NickDeringer

      Sarah Palin is already the co-president and I think she’s very happy with that.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed fully, I went with Cain as I know he is running for sure, but I’m once again liking how Sarah is standing up.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=686136170 Bryan Garcia

      A Palin/Cain ticket would be my second choice, but as it stands out now a Palin/Bachmann ticket is my first choice!

    • http://twitter.com/HiramHawk HiramHawk

      Palin West is the ticket!

  • Anonymous

    Flawed poll, there’s no Ron Paul.

  • JT in Va

    I sure wish Paul Ryan would consider running….

  • conservativetothecore

    Hmmm… may change, but as it stands now Sarah Palin out polls all of the other twelve candidates combined. Go Sarah, go!!

  • LiesLiesLies

    How do you consider this an honest poll if you don’t include all the possible candidates? RON PAUL!

    • Anonymous

      Or Pat Paulson! (is he even still alive?)

    • zytekfan

      Ron Paul would never get the GOP nod

    • Stuartyoder

      As much as i like Ron Paul, and wish he’d be president, the country as a whole isn’t ready for a leader like him, there needs to be a transition. It took our country about 105 years to get to the power structures we have now, it’ll take more than 4-8 years to put it back. Ron Paul is the right choice, but at the wrong time.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=504624590 Chris G.

        You may have a point. Most Americans aren’t “ready” for a true Liberty candidate yet. Even the political Right is addicted to the current welfare/warfare State that we now live in.

        Besides, Rep. Paul is in his mid-70’s, isn’t he? Thank God we have his son around to carry the Liberty mantle for him ’til 2017 @ the earliest!

      • falling

        Ron Paul has had a voice and some power in DC for a long, long time and has not even been able to convince his close coworkers that his ideas are workable! He will not get any more accomplished with only the microphone and veto of the president if he cannot get things done from a position of actual power. He has run twice and barely gotten one percent of the vote. But I hope he runs in the primary…the more voices heard the better!

  • Elraphbo

    Forget no Ron Paul, what about Alan Keyes?!?! that’s just not right, foul foul!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ehanson1 Eric Hanson

    Very depressing. Very depressing, indeed. Palin is not going to defeat Obama. The best news on the list is Hermain Cain at a distant 2nd. THAT man is truly presidential. When you consider that winning the White House takes the ability to guarantee big state blocks of electoral college votes Giuliani is the strongest on the list. He also has something that resembles a profoundly positive political career/record. The rest of them inspire me to take a nap – not run to the voting booth.

    • Anonymous

      Yes she can beat him. It’s people like you who are truly depressing. Hermain Cain has no record. No one without a record should be president. Period. I do like him. He seems like a very nice man and someone I would be proud to support for governor or as a sentor. After serving in one of those areas and looking at his voting record then Id decide if he would make a good president. I can’t believe anyone would consider voting for someone without a record! Many people can give a good speech but only when they are in power do we get a glimpse at their character or lack of character.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Boxerpaws-Has-Hope/604679495 Boxerpaws Has Hope

        Herman Cain has no POLITICAL record. Look at the rest of his record.
        Herman Cain could BE president and do a darned good job of it

        • Marie

          His percentage is higher than most of the others and I find that impressive and refreshing. I cast my vote for Herman too, but there are a few others I like and it made it a hard decision. This race is going to be an interesting one ~ for political junkies that is…

      • falling

        Of course Palin can beat Obama! Technically she beat him in the 2010 midterm elections! THAT was her primary…and she won by the biggest landslide in history! Palin can’t win is just another liberal talking point aimed at lowering her poll numbers among the sheep in order to discourage her from putting her name on the ballot. The establishment politico’s know that if her name is on the ballot she will win the nomination…and if she wins the nomination she will win the White House.

    • Anonymous

      You wanna’ know who’s unelectable?

      Herman Cain

      The man has run for exactly one office: Georgia State Senate

      And lost.

      In. the. primary.

      Even Barack Obama at least had some electoral wins to his credit. One can seriously question the underhanded ways he always seems to win. But he had SOME time in public office.

      It’s one thing to want someone in public office who’s had private sector experience. Cain has that. I get that.

      But it’s another thing to want someone to serve in the Top Public Office in the Land with absolutely NO TIME in public office at any other level.

      • zytekfan

        I think the American people are tired of “politicians.” Serving in public office doesn’t mean you’re qualified to serve as President. Career politicians have gotten us in the mess we’re in now.

        If the founders intended on people being required to have served public office before, don’t you think it would be in the Constitution under the Presidential requirements?

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Boxerpaws-Has-Hope/604679495 Boxerpaws Has Hope

          exactly.thank you. Herman Cain in 2012.He hasn’t had a chance to be taken in by the system.He’ll answer to the ppl.
          http://cain4pres.americantalk.net/forum

          • Anonymous

            um of course he hasn’t. He hasn’t been in any position of power yet. I want to see want an individual does with power before giving them the MOST powerful position on the planet. Again he should run for governor.

            • Elmerfud71

              I think that we could do better than anyone on the list, by picking the guy who has served soup and bread down at the mission for the last twenty years. My guess is that one of these people will make it, and we will still be in a downward spiral of destruction in this country. For the first time in my adult life, I don’t think I am going to bother voting in a national election anymore. I have had twenty three years of voting, and hoping. No longer. Very few people get it anymore. My stupid little vote doesn’t, and never has changed a thing. Conservatives are speeding forward, and I am stepping back.

              • TJ

                Sir, I beg and plead with you to reconsider not voting. This next election could decide the future of our country in a way not seen in our lifetime. Look what happened when FDR ran his Kingdom for all the years he did, another 4 years of Obama is nothing in comparison to FDR’s terms; much, much worse.

                I know the Repubs don’t have the more premier lot to choose from, but even the worst of them is vast improvement over Obama. Please just choose who you like best instead of wasting your vote by staying home. In a democratic, constitutional republic, it is your, and all of our responsibility to let all of our voices to be heard.

                • Elmerfud71

                  Even if there was a good candidate, my vote does not count. This is because my state has been so one sided for so long that all of the electoral votes go to the one or two highly populated areas. The presidential election has generally been called before my state’s vote was counted. The county, or electoral region, is powerless to change anything.

                  I refuse to vote for any presidential candidate who will not shut down 2/3 of the federal government and get out of all countries in the world. If I vote for anyone else, I am complicit in the crimes that they will commit against all other countries and our own citizens.

                  I used to buy into the lesser of two evils doctrine. I do not anymore. Republicans are literally no better than the dems. They have a better spiel than the dems to be sure, but their actions are only different in what they can accomplish politically to destroy this country.

                  At some point we have to say “enough is enough” and decide that we are not going to play their games anymore. We have to shed their control points including this left/right divisiveness. We have to realize that all mainstream media is controlled and is controlling our choices with our own ignorance.

                  There is no political remedy within this system. The system itself must be rejected. I have been around long enough to finally realize that.

                • falling

                  If those are your requirements in a candidate you are never again going to be voting. Our system is set up with checks and balances for a good reason…no one person should or could control the power you are asking of them.

                  What system do you believe could do better? Every other system has virtually no representation for the individual at all! And every system has a “ruling” class…our Republic is the only one that keeps the that class under any kind of control at all.

                • Elmerfud71

                  If you have no representation, you have freedom. We now have so much representation that we can hardly breath, or eat. When is enough, enough. If America didn’t support dictators around the world, they wouldn’t get away with half of what they do. Look at Lybia. We put the guy in, then send in the CIA to start a resistance, then bomb the crap out of them to get one guy out and put in the next tyrant. Libya isn’t the first, and won’t be the last. We took out Mubarak and put the US controlled military in power. Mubarak wasn’t following orders. Same with Saddam Hussein. On and on and on. Whether you agree with it or not, Iraq had their own little sects figured out and dealt with their own problems. Saddam could only do what he did because of the US. That is why people hate us over there. In a free society, muslims wouldn’t be able to go around killing people like that. Free people in America would stomp it out before it got big. Government is using muslims to serve their purpose. They are pulling them into American politics for diversionary purposes. Muslims will not take over before our system collapses. Muslims are just pawns. Just the same as liberals and conservatives are. We keep busy debating things that don’t make a bit of difference in the long run. All the while, ooops, the right too away a right. Then we debate it to death. Oooooops the left too away a right. Then we debate that and forget about the first one. If they all stood up in solidarity to take away our rights, we might have people wake up a bit. I don’t know. Maybe not.

                • Anonymous

                  But but but but…the Iranians! THE IRANIANS!!!!!!

                  Never mind that 1million Iranians held a candle-light vigil for the victims of 9/11, with government approval, victims of they same people they hated.
                  Never mind that the Iranians were dying to open up to the US after 9/11.
                  Never mind that the Iranians offered up ending their support of Hamas and Hezbollah in exchange for a few people from the Taliban, who they hated.
                  Never mind that the Iranians HATED Iraq and the “axis of evil” was total bullsh*t.
                  Never mind that this Iraq misadventure has radicalized more Muslims forever and given Iraq to the Iranians on a “golden platter” to use the Saudi king’s words.
                  Never mind that the uranium being used for their reactors can’t be used for weaponization.
                  Never mind that the schematics of the missiles they’ve built can’t hold a nuclear warhead.
                  Never mind that the US, in Iraq, backed the Supreme Islamic Council of Iraq, a group of Iraqi traitors that defected TO IRAN in the Iraq-Iran war, while fighting Al-Sadr, a mercurial nationalist that the Ayatollahs were very wary of.
                  Never mind that the CIA have discredited every single group in Iran opposed to the Ayatollahs.
                  Never mind that the “stolen” laptop with Iranian nuclear info came from Mossad.
                  Never mind that all of this push to attack Iran is because of Israel’s influence on the government, and their agreement to help lie Bush into Iraq if the US government does something about Iran. And why you might ask? Because the
                  Netanyahu government is worried that Lebanon would be “emboldened” by an Iran with nuclear power, and because the head of the Israeli labor party is worried about a “brain drain.”

                  Next stop, war with Tehran! Woo! How dare you suggest the government is not being forthright about threats! That’s seditious and counter-productive to the future war effort!

                • Elmerfud71

                  I was just wondering if I could get a uniform and become a nationalist middle east internment camp worker. What kind of benefits would I get out of that deal. Maybe free college, health care, food stamps, and much much more.

                  Oh wait. That’s our military.

                  You post too many facts. You put them together in a way that makes our government look bad. That isn’t very patronizing………I mean patriotic.

                  For months now, I have been wondering who is next. Now I know. Yet, there are more to be had. What about Syria? Do you think they are on the list eventually? I guess they still haven’t made it into Iran. That seems to be the holy grail right now. Maybe they haven’t made it yet because of Russia and China. They have deals brokered with Iran and might not like us invading.

                • Anonymous

                  Not to mention that Iran has a population of 70,000,000, which is much larger than the only former check to it’s power, Iraq, who would all ally with the Ayatollahs against foreign invasion. Then there is also the issue of the straits of Hormuz that they could shut off. And the water-skipping supersonic missiles they got from the Russians to use against the fleet in Bahrain. And the fact that attacking the Shi’a center of the world would ignite the Shi’ite populations of Iraq again, and more importantly Saudi Arabia’s Shi’ite population who live in the North East of that “country”…you know, where all the oil fields are.

                  An invasion of Iraq would also be a gift to Osama Bin Laden of the last thing on his wish-list. It would permanently cement the idea in the heads of the entire world that the US government is at war with Islam, instead of actually making distinctions between groups of stateless radicals based on politics, theology, ethnicity, nationality, or even philosophy. An invasion of Iran would be a clear message to every Muslim in the world, “Yes, Bin Laden was right once again, they ARE at war with you and WILL come to get you, no matter how much they have to lie to do it.”

                  The US government’s position on Syria is completely contingent on the Israeli government’s whims. It is after all a neighbor of Israel. For the US military to invade and force “regime change” would to do to Syria precisely what they did to Iraq, give radical Islam a place to base their operations even closer to the prize. Al Qaeda was never in Iraq until the US was there, and the goal was never to establish the next stage of a radical islamic empire, they wanted a safe location closer to Israel and they got it until they pissed off the local Sunnis too badly.

                  No, I don’t think the US will touch Syria unless it devolves into Afghanistan and in that cause it would be to protect Israel’s north-east. Just like how the governments of Bahrain and Yemen are doing the same thing that Libya was/is, but are allied with the Saudis and are indeed getting support from the Saudis and the US through the Saudis.

                  The goal, has always been Iran. Ever since December of 2001, when Michael Lideen, the Israeli spy in the CIA Lawrence Franklin, and other intelligence people were meeting in Rome to talk about how to justify and start the war with Iran. That has been the deal ever since Bush, Israel helps him get Iraq, and the US deals with Iran. It has never mattered that all of the “intelligence” on Iraqi weapons was bullsh*t and that they knew it. Or that to this date, the most accurate accounting of Iraqi weapons capabilities was a 12,000 page dossier provided by the Iraqi government itself, which was stolen from the UN. The propaganda focus groups finally found the magic bullet in the threat of nukes, that is what pushed the polling over the finish line for them to pull the trigger. And that is EXACTLY what they have been pushing with Iran for years, along with this 12th Imam crap.

                  Obama’s promises of negotiating with the Iranians were all BS, diplomacy with this government is never anything more than a pretext to war. After all, it looks much more reasonable when you can say “Look, we tried to talk to them, look how many times we tried, but they’re just too unreasonable!”

                  The Iranian government even agreed to a deal proposed by the Obama administration to swap their nuclear material for stuff that the West could guarantee wasn’t weapons material, the only catch was they didn’t want to rely on the French to make the delivery because they got screwed over that way in the 70s. They then said, “ok we agree, but let’s not use the French.” Then the administration made a big show of throwing up their hands and with a vexed sigh shouting “YOU CAN’T DEAL WITH THESE PEOPLE.” Several people resigned in the past because the negotiations with Iran were never serious and started raceforiran.com

                  The Ayatollah’s aren’t stupid or crazy. Crazy like a fox maybe, but they have self-interest at heart as well.

                  I don’t think Libya is indicative of anything bigger, it was about European oil and keeping it out of China’s hands. Perhaps it was the US government making a gesture to NATO of solidarity, in hopes that NATO comes with when Iran starts.

                  And it probably will start, Israel has said several times, “if you don’t deal with it, we will.” And if Israel starts it, the US will be in it, we have a war guarantee with the Israelis just like Germany with Austria-Hungary in WW1, the UK with Poland in WW2, and the entirety of NATO.

                • Anonymous

                  Oh how could I forget, the Iranians, the people who had a 1,000,000 person strong GOVERNMENT APPROVED candle-light vigil for the victims of 9/11, were so happy and excited that they could be our friends again by helping with Afghanistan…UNTIL the US spat in their face for the offer and then Bush declared THEM part of the “AXIS OF EVIL” with Iraq, the people who they hated MOST in the world, the people they fought a war the the US financed both sides of at different times. Imagine the surprise.

                  Then, when Bush won the 2004 election, he came out and addressed the Iranian people with VERBAL interventionism, saying “y’all better not elect that right-winger!” What happened? America support went from majority positive among the Iranians down into the floor, and Ahmadinejad won without a peep.

                  Reformer leaders in Iran were approaching the US through the Swiss multiple times to open a dialogue, and were spurned time and time again so that the government and it’s media could focus on the scarier looking Khamenei until the even scarier FECKLESS Ahmadinejad could take the spotlight.

                  Patriotism is nothing but Stockholm Syndrome.

                • Anonymous

                  There actually was a time when I would have thought Elmerfud71 and Dan_Tumser were just reactionary bomb-throwing conspiracy theorists looking to shake things up.

                  Now I know they’re up to something more insidious.

                  They’re trying to wake you up.
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTahZE4q90U&feature=feedlik

                • Anonymous

                  Thank you, I’m just a second hand person repeating other people’s findings. Scott Horton, Gareth Porter, Scott Ritter, and RaceForIran.com are the real brains.

                  It’s always good to have more people sharing information. Nice icon by the way, that was a great movie.

                • Elmerfud71

                  It was fairly obvious when Iran recently offered to put its nuclear material in the hands of other people to regulate and control it, and they were turned down. Then the rhetoric on their nuclear capability just continued.

                  I didn’t know many of the other details you listed, but knew the general scheme that we have been playing.

                  It would be nice if the majority of Americans started acting like they are polled. Like they don’t trust our government.

                • Anonymous
              • Forcefield

                I second tj-Please re-think sitting out 2012-I did it in 10 and will always regret it.Your voice deserves to be heard no matter the outcome.

                • Elmerfud71

                  I may be out on the street corner with a sign, but it will be one that exposes people for their evil rather than supporting the next quasi dictator.

              • Anonymous

                See? They still think voting makes a difference. It’s like the Matrix, anyone still plugged in is a threat and once you’ve seen behind the facade you can never un-see it.

                You call can have my vote, I regret that I registered, I refuse to give consent and moral sanction to these snake-charming authoritarian oligarchs.

                • Forcefield

                  And your solution is ???

                • Anonymous

                  How about freedom? Genuine freedom, not the sham foisted on us by old barbaric assumptions maintained by those in power.

                  http://www.voluntaryist.com/
                  http://www.agorism.info/NewLibertarianManifesto.pdf
                  http://www.agorism.info/AgoristClassTheory.pdf
                  http://www.kopubco.com/pdf/An_Agorist_Primer_by_SEK3.pdf

                  Let’s stop being complicit in our own subjugation.

                • Forcefield

                  Point well taken

                • falling

                  According to your links, you are just another Marxist who thinks it hasn’t been “done right” yet! Marxism does not yet, Marxism with a twist will not work either.

                • Anonymous

                  You actually couldn’t be more wrong. Keep reading if you want to have an understand of what this is really about. Most people consider me the among the farthest of the far right-wing extremists.

                • TJ

                  Ya…I’m curious, too. What is the solution? I agree…both parties are pretty much the same, but you have to admit that what we have now is brutally brutal. Any way to change our current path, even the slightest bit, is beneficial.

                  I am a pilot, while flying, it is very important to stay on your course heading. While a 1 degree difference over a short distance is negligible, a 1 degree course differential over a 1000 miles brings you off course over 17 miles.

                  If you think these Repub potentials are no different, fine. I’m here to say even a small change for the better will potentially keep us on course until we can get a presidential hopeful that really will stand for change.

                • Anonymous

                  Why have a President?

                • TJ

                  Look, I understand an agorist like you and why you don’t like or trust government. I would say I agree with many points that you do, e.g. free-markets and the benefits of entrepreneurship, but this country is more conservative than anarchist. We will never be to a point of not having a president. So don’t we have the responsibility to vote with whom we agree the most rather than not voting at all. Inactivity in a republic is very irresponsible.

                • Anonymous

                  We are individuals, our duty is to our own consciences. To concede a duty to the collective is to surrender a piece or all of your individuality. To never seriously push back against the assumptions of the State is not simply to lose the war, it is to never even fight it.

                  To my eyes, “We will never be to the point of not having a president,” is like one slave saying to another, “We will never be without a master.” Even if what you say turns out to be the truth, my conscience cannot surrender such an abhorrent pessimism. You conscience may be that it is your place to be a good citizen, that that is a virtue, and to vote in elections. Mine is abhors aggression and this system founded on it, so I will always try to convince others to join, and consider “being a good citizen” had a vice, rather than a virtue.

                  People, in their eleutherophobia, always come up with hundreds of “But what about . . .” questions in their own mind to dissuade themselves of considering the seriously the possibility of real freedom. They usually let it go at there, having reaffirmed the Statist faith they inherited from the media and their parents. I try to point people to the fact there are indeed free answers to those questions.

                  The aggressor will always have the advantage, but it’s not a battle of ideas I can abandon. If we convince enough people, the State will simply cease to exist, because in truth, it already doesn’t, and never really has. The expansion of what is called the State pushes this population more towards me or more towards down to their soul authoritarians every day. The thesis gives rise to it’s own antithesis.

                • Elmerfud71

                  Why do you always have to act on your convictions? Don’t you realize that it would just be better to bow down and serve the system? A vote for one bad guy over the other is still a vote for the lesser bad guy. Come on, fall in line soldier. Don’t you realize that we are in multiple tiered perpetual wars against every aspect of societal degradation according to your commanders in chief? How dare you question their supreme authority. How dare you refuse to be involved in the collective ritual of electing democratic oligarchs.

                • Anonymous

                  Rofl, the gall I must have! I truly must be a danger to decent civil society. I had better have my tongue cut out and locked away in a sanitarium as to have my name discredited in perpetuity for such shenanigans.

                  The lesser of two evils is still an evil, dammit.

                • Anonymous

                  so vote for Sarah.

                • Anonymous

                  I’m not giving my consent to evil, and the illusion of moral sanction to commit evil in my name.

                • KeninMontana

                  A bit of “Cowboy” wisdom is in order here,
                  1. Never interfere with something that ain’t bothering you none.
                  2. Any government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you got.
                  3. Never drop your gun to hug a grizzly bear.

                • Anonymous

                  Lol, I’ve never heard #3 before. I’ll have to remember that one.

                • Elmerfud71

                  The way that I would put it is that we do not need a president because there is no one man that should ever have that much power over another man or society.

                  We do not need a congress or a senate either. If we limit our laws to those of natural law, we no longer need law makers.

                  Without this government, we would have no forced taxation or welfare. No taking of one man’s assets and giving to another. In this world we would only have real free trade and no government created monopolies. We would still have a need to protect our border, but his can be done just the same as local communities would do it. By armed individuals who have the right to defend themselves.

                  Man will never escape the desire of others to take what you have. Government just does it by legal edict. In a truly free society, anyone who tries, has to risk their own life to do it.

                  Without government supplying weapons to rouge groups through the FBI, ATF, and CIA, many of these cartels would not exist. They wouldn’t exist if government did not make drugs and the like illegal. Government only causes problems. It does not solve them. Since the beginning of this country, we have only gone down hill and lost what we supposedly started with. We were better off when King George was thousands of miles away, and each province could be self determinant in some ways.

                  This centralized government that we have created has only served to take away our prosperity and control every aspect of our lives. It is now become too big to control on a political level.

                • falling

                  Yep, definitely a good idea for you two to stay home this election! That should speed up your ideas of non governance a whole lot! BTW, how do you feel about the employer vs employee relationship?

                • Anonymous

                  That shows just how far you read of what I posted for the other two guys above. I’m a Capitalist through and through, and an Austrian Economist. I praise the capitalists of society, I love the free market, and consider Market Entrepreneurs to be some of the greatest humanitarian forces in human history.

                  What I despise are political entrepreneurs, corporations for their being a creation of the State, and the businessmen and bankers who make investments in Congresscritters.

                • Elmerfud71

                  You only have abuse when you have government covering for corporations. Look at major food suppliers. They are the largest low wage illegal alien employer in the country. They don’t provide health care, etc. Government has given over 1K waivers to their buddies concerning health care. Government is a means to serve corruption and monopolies. All of monopolies that exist are gvmnt created through regulatory agencies. Only the small and weak have to follow the laws. The Microsoft break up was a joke. Just a political show.

                  In a free society, people contract with others for whatever wages and benefits they want. Those who pay the best, get the best people. The best people innovate and produce the most. If you cannot find a good job, you start your own business however you wish, to compete with the big guy. The little guys serves as a check on the big guy because he can do it for less to start with. It is a self regulating scenario. One in which nobody starves to death because government keeps them from growing food and even giving it away if they want to.

                  They do now.

                  Government only serves to oppress.

              • Anonymous

                Sarah Palin Proven record.

        • Anonymous

          I agree with you on the American people’s disdain for “politicians”. A couple of points: though serving in office is not a prerequisite for POTUS, demonstrating an ability to LEAD through deeds is certainly a good start. The parameters set out in the Constitution depicting the necessary qualifications, born in the US, resident for at least 14 years, and at least 35 years old, are the only guideposts and limitations. Too many Americans look to the Constitution for what CAN be done; as opposed to recognizing prohibitions to what the government can foist on the citizenry. The Founding Fathers would be saddened by the lack of citizen PARTICIPATION in national politics today; in other words, don’t b*tch unless you are involved or you’ll get the government that you deserve. Forums such as TRS at least show that participation is alive and well. The only way that this seemingly endless cycle of cynicism and disgust will lift is when we hold representatives of Congress, and candidates for POTUS, responsible for their actions; that process starts with VETTING. The 2008 POTUS election was an abject disaster; on all fronts. Electing candidates, with little or no legislative experience, opens the gate for silver-tongued demi-gods such as the Messiah. Term limits may be the answer to this “ruling class elite” mentality endemic in Congress right now….

          • Elmerfud71

            Government won’t limit itself with term limits.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Boxerpaws-Has-Hope/604679495 Boxerpaws Has Hope

        he started late and didn’t have the name recognition of the other guy but he came in so close it’s not funny. As for not being in public office.Good.
        I take it you support Palin but she’s not going to beat Obama.Sorry.Too polarizing.Loved by some.

        • Anonymous

          She is not polarizing. People create false narritives about her because they fear her. And you need to be in public office before you run for President. I would proudly vote for him in a governors race or senitoral race. Seems like a very nice man. President? Not now

      • Rightmindedmom

        You go, hrh! You’re absolutely right. Herman Cain doesn’t have any experience in elected office. Maybe President Palin could pick him for commerce secretary! ;-)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Boxerpaws-Has-Hope/604679495 Boxerpaws Has Hope

      Herman Cain.1. He can beat Obama 2. He has that one quality that matters most,LEADERSHIP. 3. He’s got the right ideas 4. He’s NOT a politican.
      5.He has integrity.6. He’s not as polished as some but that’s refreshing at this point.
      http://cain4pres.americantalk.net/forum

      • Anonymous

        So long as your running for public office your a politican my friend. Now I will say that he is an outsider without any ties to Washington. Good for him. Neither does Palin. And she has a record as well. Im just going to say it one more time. I can not vote for someone without some form of public record into the White House. That truly will never happen.

        • Anonymous

          Sarah truly has a record of trying to return people to the frontrunner of the government.

    • CDS in Manitoba

      Whatever happened re: Rudy Giuliani and Police Commissioner Kerik, anyway? You don’t hear much about that these days. Just curious.

      • KeninMontana

        Giuliani said sometime back that he would likely not enter the race this time around. I don’t recall if he gave a reason.

    • Anonymous

      Since you can foretell the future give me the Powerball numbers for next weekend. You don’t know what will happen in ’12, the same as the rest of us. So you know what we’ll do….have primaries. Wow what an idea! So take your nap and keep your head stuck in the sand…or is it stuck in another dark area?

  • Concerned Conservative

    Palin is not electable. She is too divisive a personality. If people don’t wake up we will have 4 more years of the same.

    • Drew

      THank You!!!!!!! I wish more people would wake up to this. I wish people would stop worrying about “who can beat Obama” and start worrying about “who is the best leader.” I have serious doubts about Palins ability to get anything done. I have been wishing for 2 years that she would just go away. She only gets half of the Republican straw votes. LEAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Anonymous

        That’s because you know nothing about Palin.

        Seriously. Doubts whether she can get anything done?

        Let’s see: As mayor got roads paved, water and sewer lines extended, etc., to welcome businesses with a ready infrastructure. Lowered property taxes to attract families. Got a sports center built that the community had wanted for 30 years.

        As governor, got the tax structure revaluated in such a way that even this week a Dem Alaskan senator said it was bringing in good revenue. Got the natural gas pipeline process pushed forward in an open and transparent process. Put $5 billion into the state savings account.

        Seriously. Doubts whether she can get anything done?

        As a private citizen in the 2010 election: Supported around 80 candidates, more than 60% of whom won.

        Stop posting until you educate yourself, puhleeze!

        Oh.

        Who’s the candidate that you’re trying to help by tearing down the opposition? What’s his record?

        • Anonymous

          She got all of that done while being a no name, things have changed.

      • Anonymous

        NO! She is not divisive! She had a 90% approval rating before coming onto the national stage. She has taken on corruption and won. Her views reflect what many many people in America believe in and she respects the power given to her in leadership positions by taking note on the limits to her power. Unlike other politians who seek more power. This is a false narrative that has been used against her. In the name of truth lets fight for her! Oh and drew she just played a big part in getting many conservatives elected this past November. She has been “gettin it done” better most anyone out there. Of course she has much to prove in the primaries but people like you who say she needs to go away after she has sacrificed and puts up with so much for the conservative cause make me sick. Come on man.

        • Anonymous

          Great point re: Palin’s impact on the 2010 elections. It’s absolutely disgusting to watch chumps like Boehner & Cantor act as if the 2010 elections were a mandate for THEM; nothing could be further from the truth. Establishment Republicans, unwilling to join Bachmann’s Tea Party Caucus, have NO IDEA the wrath of seething American conservatives; they are living in an artificial “bubble-world”. Palin has absorbed the slings and arrows while GOP “elites”, in both Houses, have been silent in her defense. WE will not forget WHO brought us to the dance. My personal preference for 2012 POTUS is Michele Bachmann: however, Palin is illustrative of what the future GOP will look like; for that, we owe her a debt of gratitude…

      • Milehimarcus

        Drew, do some research on Palin. You would be amazed what that women has accomplished! She is an achiever indeed!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Boxerpaws-Has-Hope/604679495 Boxerpaws Has Hope

      this is true about Palin.NO matter how much i like her that is not going to convince a majority of the electorate. It has to be Herman Cain.

  • Anonymous

    Sarah Palin For President of USA

    2013-2021

  • Elraphbo

    I tend to side with Rush when it comes to Palin.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2011/03/25/caller-to-limbaugh-will-you-endorse-someone-in-the-republican-primary/

    “Whoever in this field takes it to Obama the straightest and the hardest and the most direct, is who’s gonna win.”

    Palin’s been doing this for over 2 years now… and Cain’s not a “shoe-in”
    either…

    http://www.unitedliberty.org/articles/7628-herman-cain-defends-the-federal-reserve

    • Anonymous

      Rush is right, of course.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Boxerpaws-Has-Hope/604679495 Boxerpaws Has Hope

      and Cain’s not a “shoe-in.
      NO one’s a shoe in but Palin gets the nomination and it’s 4 more yr of Obama.We wouldn’t forget.

      • Anonymous

        Palin gets the nomination and it is a shoe in.

  • zytekfan

    Herman Cain!

  • Elraphbo
  • Anonymous

    Sarah Palin is the only one who can beat Obama.

  • MarkD

    I went Cain. I was torn between Palin & Cain and tbh, either or would be good for me. Now if Allen West changed his mind, he would be my first choice – that guy is a born leader.

  • KeninMontana

    I just can’t consider Ron Paul who garnered .03% of the vote and 42,426 votes or Alan Keyes who garnered .04% and 47,694 as viable candidates. http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/fe2008/2008presgeresults.pdf

    • Elraphbo

      hey, I was kidding about Keyes…

      • KeninMontana

        He did a bit better than Paul though. LOL

    • http://twitter.com/mkauai Michael Maresco

      Context shows your comparison, and reasoning, to be flawed. Ron Paul was not even running in that election, and Alan Keyes was not running as a Republican. In the same way, one could say many on the list got .00% of the vote, and by your reasoning they should not be considered viable either…

      • KeninMontana

        Really there where “Ron Paul for President” signs all over hell’s half acre. I don’t consider him a viable “Republican candidate” but as a “Libertarian candidate” he might make a better showing. Not sure where you get that my reasoning is flawed and as to context looking at his past performance in a presidential election is entirely contextual.

        • http://twitter.com/mkauai Michael Maresco

          Oh, come now, you must know that Ron Paul ended his bid for the GOP nomination in the spring of ’08. IOW – He was not running in the election you posted results for. BTW – Are you aware that he came in second in the Nevada GOP caucuses? Funny how Fox reported who came in 1st and 3rd, but skipped right over #2… (Yes, we have screenshots/YouTubes)…

          • KeninMontana

            So as Nevada goes, so goes the nation? Sorry Paul “the elder” is just not a viable candidate and never will be. While I agree with a great many of his views, he has been shown repeatedly to be “too far out there” for the majority of the electorate.

  • Elraphbo

    Jim DeMint is who’s missing…. We need a Demand DeMint in 2012 movement!

    • http://twitter.com/ozziecastillo The Wizard of Oz

      He’s a bad man.

      • RyokTHEgod

        He’s worse than Bachmann at dodging Beck’s questions in my opinion, definitely out.

        • http://twitter.com/ozziecastillo The Wizard of Oz

          I was just making a joke in reference to the Alvin Greene music video-

    • Anonymous

      Not him. He started the recession. Don’t you ever listen to Alvin Greene?

  • Jeaneeinabottle

    53.96% not bad, need to work harder! :) grrrrr

  • Anonymous

    Missing Gary Johnson. More of a candidate than Guiliani or Santorum.

  • J.A. Topfke

    What is the point of having a poll without Ron Paul?

    This is pathetic.

    • http://www.therightscoop.com/ therightscoop

      You have the DailyPaul people to blame for trying to skew the last poll.

      • zytekfan

        Don’t forget Ron Paul being too libertarian on many issues for conservatives. If any of the Pauls ran under a GOP ticket it would be Rand.

      • http://twitter.com/mkauai Michael Maresco

        What do you mean by this? I mean, what are straw polls are all about if not who has the stronger organizing team.

        • falling

          The problem is that Ron Paul has a good team when it comes to hitting the internet polls, but they just can’t get votes on the board in a real election. Ron Paul has run twice and has not been able to get any traction in the general public AT ALL, even running from a position of power in DC. Now that he is 75 yrs old, he has even less chance of getting the nomination, but I’d like to see him run in the primaries and enter the debate…but I want him to sit down when his turn is over and quit splitting the vote in the general election!

    • Anonymous

      Ron Paul is pathetic.

    • Stuartyoder

      As much as i like Ron Paul, and wish he’d be president, the country as a whole isn’t ready for a leader like him, there needs to be a transition. It took our country about 105 years to get to the power structures we have now, it’ll take more than 4-8 years to put it back. Ron Paul is the right choice, but at the wrong time.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Boxerpaws-Has-Hope/604679495 Boxerpaws Has Hope

        the US will never be isolationist again. Ron Paul is isolationist.His supporters are extreme too.They did some of the nastiest stuff in the last election.I would never vote for him.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7XCOV5NVRCBO6UC2VZZJFZC7UI Steve

    I wonder if Sarah Palin ever goes para-sailin’.

    Yeah I voted.

  • http://twitter.com/mkauai Michael Maresco

    Like him, or not, excluding Ron Paul is ridiculous…

    • falling

      It has nothing to do with liking or disliking him…reality is that he has a network of online people who stuff ballots in online polls. But in two very real presidential elections he has been proven a totally non viable candidate.

      • Elmerfud71

        That is only because most people don’t understand and believe what he is saying. They don’t believe that we can survive unless we are killing people around the world to serve our whims. They don’t believe that we can exist without the Dept of Homeland Security. They don’t believe that government is the problem and it should be severely reduced.

        Too bad really.

        • Anonymous

          He’s had years to convey his message. We hear him. We just don’t like it, or that is the package. There are a few things I can agree on.

          • Elmerfud71

            I guess I don’t get why Tea Party types can hear what he says, and have a big problem with him. People think that we are taxed enough already, but think that we should still spend $1T a year on foreign interventionism. Or keep the drug war going, and start new bureaucracies left and right like DHS and the like.

            If you don’t want to be taxed to death, your only other option is destroy your currency and go into a deep depression.

            Disclaimer: A 100% tax on all income would not solve our budget problems. Therefor we will collapse financially either way.

            Yet this is still how tea party people talk.

  • http://twitter.com/michaelddunyan Michaelsr

    I went with Cain. I do not see a total package, who could deal with Constitutional Domestic, international, financial, spiritual military and charity. Cain I believe is the closest. I will wait for Alan West.

    • Anonymous

      And this fantasy is based on what record?

      Cain has no public record of accomplishing what you ask of him.

      What President of the United States has ever NOT held any other public office, excluding military war generals?

      Wishcasting?

      • http://twitter.com/michaelddunyan Michaelsr

        Cain has no public record of accomplishing what you ask of him
        —————————————————-

        I bet if you asked the public that worked for him, or companies he worked for
        He accomplished what they asked.
        I agree, Cain has not been in public office, which means what? He doesn’t know how Washington works? I am not a Big Cain supporter. I am also not a big Palin supporter either. I guess my question is “Is this the best we have to offer”.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Larry-Tinsley/100000157530237 Larry Tinsley

          How do you know who the best candidates are? How vetted have those candidates been. What behind the doors deals have they made? Which candidate has been scutinized the most and has governed for the people? Which candidate leaves governing exactly as they have promised? What do you know about any of these candidates? There is one and only one candidate whose words and actions are honest and trustworthy, who ignores special interests, and believes in the wishes of the people, and both parties want destroyed: Sarah Palin, and if you can’t see that she is the only one you can trust will be transparent, then you haven’t looked deep enough.

          • Marshall

            One thing about Sarah that people would have to admit–and it does make her attractive–is that she is definitely vetted. We know every little nasty thing she’s ever said in her life. There can’t be any skeletons left in her closet, can there? So she does have the distinct advantage of being free of the “October surprise.”

          • Anonymous

            So far she has not lied in her campaigning.

        • falling

          Have you really looked at Palin’s actual record? How can you ask any more of politican than she has done? She started as a mother and worked her way up to a governorship! She made serious cuts in spending when Alaska had a surplus and she could have spent to her hearts content. She beat big oil at their own game and even those at the top have said they were shocked to find out that she could absolutely NOT be bribed. She set up a program of forward funding so that a small portion of every tax dollar was banked to cover education and emergency services such as fire and police officers in case of a state or national emergency! She has been tried by fire and has not folded…after dozens of lawsuits and FOIA the left has not found one single thing to point to ANY corruption in her Alaskan administration! She actually GAVE UP her power rather than allow the left to bankrupt her family and waste the hard earned tax dollars of her states citizens! But to me, the thing that first drew my support to her…she worked to put corrupt members of her own party in JAIL BEFORE she took on members of the opposition! Why on earth to do you think the Obama administration and establishment republicans have fought her so hard? THEY know she represents true change and they don’t want to lose their current corrupt, money grubbing positions!
          BTW, did you know that her slogan in Alaska was CHANGE…long before Obama even entered the political arena!

          • Anonymous

            You are right on the money.

          • Anonymous

            No wonder they hate her and are so terrified of her.

      • Anonymous

        Cain has at least created and run a very successful large American business.

  • Max Eh98

    Palin has a very good chance of beating Obama,dont need any poll to tell me that.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Boxerpaws-Has-Hope/604679495 Boxerpaws Has Hope

      Palin has a terrible chance of beating Obama.
      Not even all the Rep are on board with her.

      • falling

        LOL Did that stop her in 2010? NO…she led the way to the biggest change in DC in modern history! The PEOPLE are behind her and the PEOPLE are awake. The elite do not want her on the primary ballot because they know she will win the nomination easily and they are afraid because they know she has a proven records of NOT suffering fools or corruption silently!!!!! And Obama sent his minions to Alaska to use the courts to make stupid accusations against her and lost every single time! They only succeeded in raising her profile! They never, ever expected her to resign…because THEY would never, ever have given up THEIR power no matter how much they hurt their state or wasted taxpayer dollars! Obama thought HE was the only one who could draw massive crowds and get millions in donations from the “little guy”…but within hours she was literally drawing BIGGER crowds than it took him a YEAR to have following him…and she could have raised as much money if McCain had not been limited in fundraising! Obama was so crazy with jealousy he sent his minions to Alaska AFTER the election was over to try and destroy her through the courts so he would never have to face her again…instead he made her stronger! Remember, Obama has a proven record of having his opponents destroyed rather than actually face them in an open election.

        • Anonymous

          Said it better than I could, I concur.

        • Anonymous

          This is a most excellent article. Thanks for your observations.

      • Anonymous

        You fail to understand the amount of support there is out here for her.

        • Cheryl~

          I think that if the support was there like you say she would have already announced her running…I do think she is trying to weigh if she really has that kind of support and if she can win over the independents and the conservatives that don’t view her as a viable candidate!

  • Anonymous

    “GOP hopefuls take turns bashing Obama in Iowa”

    …and this is why having a large number of outstanding candidates for our next president is great – they can individually and collective TELL THE TRUTH about “You Lie!” hussein and the dreadful things he has done to our country to educate the American electorate in a way they will never get from the lamestream socialist media.

    In November 2012 the effort to TAKE BACK OUR COUNTRY from the lunatic-left will reach a new level.

  • Choppergt750

    As much as I like Palin and consider her to be the best role model for young Women in many a year, she cannot win, The Liberal Media will attack her day and night and poison the well where the middle of the road independents drink from. They are who votes in the next President. Not us on the right or those on the Left.

    • Anonymous

      And who, pray tell, will the Liberal Media not attack whose name is not Barack Obama?

      Please do enlighten us …

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Boxerpaws-Has-Hope/604679495 Boxerpaws Has Hope

        they’ll attack anyone who is running but Gov Palin spent most of her time complaining about it the last 2 yrs.
        I would have supported her earlier but at this point i know she couldn’t win.NO matter how much some people love her.

    • Anonymous

      Your buying into a false narritive my friend. Don’t to it. We must be courages in fighting for true conservatives. The pundits say she has to much baggage but none of the so called baggage is even true! Thats what angers me. If you differ with me on this I repect your point of view. But I do hope you think about this: What good comes from waving the white flag on Palin? As far as im concerned it just lets the opposition know that they can do the same to future conservative leaders and we will be bullied into submission.

      • Marshall

        I love Sarah. I think she’s the cat’s meow. Her policy positions are pretty much perfect, and much closer to what I myself think than any of the ’08 candidates were. However, I think a good point is made here with Sarah’s star falling. She has been very strong in endorsing and supporting candidates; she put Nikki Haley on the map, for example. However, she has also gotten into many a contest with various people, and gone out of her way to swipe back in petty fights. Because of this, she appears impulsive in her communications. This leads me to question how else she would act impulsively. If one views elections not as voters, but as investors, and if there were large sums of money on the table over the election, I personally wouldn’t be comfortable with her as a safe investment.

        I’m not saying I’m voting for him, but if you take Pawlenty on the other hand, for example, this guy looks very safe. Somebody who will have a coherent communications strategy, has an 8 year track record as a governor, DIDN’T QUIT HIS JOB, and is reliably disciplined. Won 2 statewide elections. That, by definition, makes him a winner.

        Not saying I’m voting for Barbour, but look at him. Former head of the RNC. Head of the RGA. VERY potent fundraiser. VERY effective organizer. VERY disciplined candidate who has put some power behind others with his support. Yes, all of you probably will complain about his positions, but he’s a proven winner.

        I won’t bore you with the plug on Romney, you know the deal, but it’s still true: the guy can win a lot of statewide elections in different states. He did in ’08.

        Both Pawlenty and Barbour demonstrate at least 2x the ability to simply win at least statewide elections than Palin. And an infinite amount more than Cain or Bachmann. Something to think about when you look at these candidates. Because that’s how establishment in-the-loop/power-player Republican insiders view them.

        • Marshall

          Just wanna say along with this though: part of valuing safe investment means being pragmatic. Regardless of who’s nominates, I will definitely cast my vote for the Republican (NOT libertarian, NOT Ron Paul, NOT Trump…what a joke) who is running against Obama. Because EVERYBODY on that list is a definite improvement over what we have now.

          No “principled holdouts” from me! How ironic that somebody would say that we need to get back to the values of Jefferson and Madison, and then say they won’t vote, when our Founding Fathers fought so hard to establish, protect, and preserve a right to vote. Seems contradictory to me.

        • Anonymous

          When Palin hits the ground in those states it will be all over for the other candidates, and as one faithful voter I hope it to be true.

      • Anonymous

        Too right

    • http://twitter.com/HiramHawk HiramHawk

      Sarah Palin has been thoroughly vetted, was maligned, defamed and after all of that remains untarnished. Vetted to the point that the opposition and Obama’s sycophant press, are forced to make up stories about her and her family. Other politicians cannot endure a race against her, if subjected to such scrutiny and bullying as she endures.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Boxerpaws-Has-Hope/604679495 Boxerpaws Has Hope

        she kept playing the victim though.

        • falling

          Show me where she has played the victim, because pointing out where people flat out lie about you and refusing to allow those lies to stand is NOT playing the victim! Sarah Palin is NO ONE’s victim! If she viewed herself as a victim she would have laid down and given up a LONG time ago!

        • Anonymous

          BS

        • Anonymous

          BS

    • Anonymous

      Rush Limbaugh: “The Left Knows She (Sarah Palin) Would Wipe the Floor with Obama

      run sarah run

    • falling

      If the media should succeed in trashing a great candidate like Sarah Palin what do you think they will do to weaker ones? If Palin does not run, they will immediately go after the next in line. DO NOT GIVE THEM THAT POWER!

      BTW, the media has been telling us how unelectable Palin is for almost three years now…and yet she led the way to the biggest change in DC and at state and local levels in modern history!

  • Anonymous

    Sarah is not my choice, BUT
    If she gets the nomination, she will win.
    And and I will do all I can to help her.
    Obama and thugs must go.

  • http://twitter.com/MooseOfReason MooseOfReason

    Of these, Barbour, because his foreign policy makes the most sense.

    • Anonymous

      please expound.

      What is his foreign policy?

  • Anonymous

    I only support Sarah Palin–She is the best.

  • Anonymous

    I only support Sarah Palin–She is the best.

  • Mudpike

    After Sarah went to Israel was when I decided she will be a strong contender.

  • rboa

    When do they finally start saying “I am running for president”?

    I am surprised by the Cain has no record comments. He has clearly stated his position on more issues than all other “candidates” combined. And since when did having a professional politician work out well for the country?

    • Anonymous

      Um Reagan perhaps? And how do we know if he will stand by his comments without any record to see if he is faithful? As I said before if your looking to become the most powerful person in the world I want to know as much about you as possible. What wil you do if your in a position of power making decisions about people’s futures.

      • falling

        Cain is a solid conservative and I am not afraid he will change his positions but he needs to stand solid in at least one important political position before we can see how he handles himself in the political arena…they play hardball there! Palin has stood up to the fast ball they can throw and thrown it back harder and faster! She has beat them at their own game…proof was in the 2010 elections! And she beat them not just on the federal level, but on state and local levels! She definitely has my vote if she choses to run…if she choses not to, it will have to be anyone but Obama! We CAN NOT give Obama four years without even an election hanging over his head to slow him down!

    • Marshall

      A position is NOT a record. You’re confusing the two. A position is something somebody says when they want to get elected. A record is what somebody does when they actually have the opportunity to act. If Cain is saying that his record consists of his positions, then he’s more of a non-starter than I thought.

  • Anonymous

    A couple of years ago many conservatives were saying that we can never again let the left and their media pick the Republican candidate.

    Now, many conservatives say Palin can’t be elected because the left and their media has damaged her too much. Too polarizing, etc.

    Did we forget what we said?

  • Superman

    Seems everyone republicans and democrats alike are scared of Ron Paul. Otherwise he would be included in these type of polls. It easy to say so and so won the straw poll. Or easy to say that Paul is not leading or winning these straw polls when he is left off of the list. Why don’t you repost this poll excluding the RINO’s and including real choices like Ron Paul and Gary Johnson. Or just add them to the list and see who wins. These Straw(man) polls are a joke.

    • http://www.therightscoop.com/ therightscoop

      Yeah we’re all scared of Ron Paul.

      Sure, if that’s what helps you sleep at night.

      • Anonymous

        LOL!!

      • TJ

        Superman has a point. You did include Trump. I would say he has as much of a chance as Paul.

        What I don’t understand is, while Palin suits my needs just fine, she says and does the correct things, she has a fairly impressive record, why do you all keep choosing her? There is zero chance of her winning against the liberal stormtroops at Obama For America, the media (both the news outlets and, more importantly, Hollywood), community organizing groups, social media, etc. Liberals have all those mediums controlled, heck…DOMINATED! Republicans never have been able to match or compete with libs in those areas, not even close. e.g. McCain’s Pork Busting “video game.” Concerned Conservative is correct, Palin is TOO divisive to be elected. It will never happen, people.

        Think of this: Palin accidentally slips up during an Obama/Palin debate and says something erroneous, or maybe something just construed incorrectly. Imagine the field day the Daily Kos, Huff Po and the talking heads on MSNBC would have with that…it would be unceasing! They would pound and pound on her daily, giving material to Leno and Letterman and Stewart that would pound and pound on her daily. Again, it will not happen, people. Sorry.

        • Anonymous

          She CAN WIN!! Ive already made posts explaining why this unelectable meme is false. Please read them. Why do we keep choosing her? Because shes worth fighting for.

          • http://twitter.com/HiramHawk HiramHawk

            Sarah Palin will win, if she runs…

        • http://twitter.com/ozziecastillo The Wizard of Oz

          http://www.douglasschoen.com/pdf/schoen_survey_questionnaire_2010_election.pdf

          Very interesting read-

          It’s only 1 poll by a Dem Strategist so you can take it with a grain of salt. Whoever wants more insight into the average American should take a look at it.

          This is a conservative web site and is in no way representative of who the American people will elect. Reality, soak it in.

        • KeninMontana

          Do you think they would go any easier on Rep.Paul? They would have a field day with him. They would beat the neo-nazi contribution drum until everyone was bleeding from the ears and it would not matter a whit to the left and the MSM that story was grossly exaggerated.

        • Anonymous

          Troll

          • TJ

            Troll? And how is that, douche? Why say that? What does it prove? Does it further the conversation in any fashion whatsoever?

      • http://twitter.com/HiramHawk HiramHawk

        Who is Ron Paul?

        • Elmerfud71

          Go to youtube and watch all the clips from 08. Awesome dude as far as politicians go.

    • Anonymous

      I have a better idea. Start your own site and run the poll the way you want.

    • Rightwinggoos

      They don’t want a real poll, they just like to spin spin soin

    • Marshall

      That’s funny: RINOs win big elections, Ron Paul wins in some rural district in Texas. Exclude the RINOs…like Romney? Romney wiped the floor with Ron Paul in the ’08 primary. RS, don’t bother including Paul, your instincts are correct.

    • falling

      No one is afraid of Ron Paul…in fact most of us like him. But we are tired of his couple thousand supporters crashing the polls in his favor while in a real presidential election he has proven TWICE that he cannot draw even one percentage point of the vote. Sorry…he is a good man and has served his country well, but if he can’t make change from his rather powerful position in congress after all these years, he is not going to be any more effective as president.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=686136170 Bryan Garcia

    Palin 2012! The first ever female President!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111

    • crosshr

      Palin / West 2012

      • Anonymous

        Yes.

    • crosshr

      Palin / West 2012

    • Anonymous

      Best ever president period.

  • Angry Infidel

    Wish you hadn’t left West off the list. T he inclusion of his name would change the dynamics of this poll considerably.

    • Anonymous

      I agree. It would also put the pressure on for him to run to show the amount of support he has. He has not yet flat out said he wouldn’t run. He is doing the dance and testing the waters. For me there is no one on this list I would vote for w/the exception of Bolton and he doesn’t have a chance in hell. It will be another year of voting against instead of voting for. *sigh*

  • sickandtired

    Not really overwhelmed at any of them. I hope somebody will come along will knock our shoes off and. None of these talk with power, honesty , integrity and know how!!! There has got to be somebody out there that can do what they say they will do and stick to it. also Ron Paul is not him!!! We need somebody strong in what they believe in and willing to say no and mean it. Not take crap from anybody and mean they will Change ALL of politics for the best and do it. Make people think befor they take on the US again make us the powerhouse we used to be. Will take on the feds and taxes and debt and thugs no more!!! We need a superman or superwoman and non of these are it. BUT if this all that is running i would vote for one of them to keep Odummy from NOT getting in thats for sure!!! Not sure on which one

    • Anonymous

      That would be Allen West.

    • Anonymous

      I’m sick and tired too. “power, honesty , integrity and know how” If you are still looking for someone with these traits, IMO you need to look better at Palin.

    • BigE0922

      I believe her name is…SARAH PALIN!

  • Anonymous

    “Saturday , March 26th 2011 , 665 days remaining in President Obama’s OCCUPATION OF THE OVAL OFFICE .(period)

    P.S. It is one day to many .

    • Anonymous

      If we the Republican party weren’t populated with such spineless gutless cowards, 0bama would be impeached and charged with treason for any and all of his myriad betrayals of this country and we would not have to wait so long.

    • Anonymous

      It is 665 days too many.

  • Anonymous

    Sarah Palin will BEAT Obama next year….

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Boxerpaws-Has-Hope/604679495 Boxerpaws Has Hope

      nope.we’ll be stuck w/ Obama another 4 yrs.

      • http://twitter.com/HiramHawk HiramHawk

        That will be true, only if Sarah Palin does not run…

  • Anonymous

    Sarah Palin has been diminished by the Left’s media lies more than any other potential candidate.
    Therefore, through campaigning she has the most to gain by the truth being exposed.
    Therefore, she wins.
    Therefore, Obeyme is unemployed in 2013.

  • Anonymous

    I really only wanted Allen West, but since he insists he won’t do it, I chose Herman Cain. But I can get behind Donald too since he’s the only one who has had the guts to not be afraid to demand that Obama release his BC, something us normal people have to show for even the most mundane things.

    • http://www.facebook.com/nrmccoy NileRyan

      I hope the 2012 ticket is Palin/West!

      • crosshr

        Palin / West will not only mob the floor with O but also mob the side walks with the GOP’s RINOs

  • Anonymous

    There appears to be a consistent, common trait among people who don’t support Sarah Palin: They do not know her.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Boxerpaws-Has-Hope/604679495 Boxerpaws Has Hope

      i think highly of Gov Palin except for her whining about the press.
      She cannot beat Obama.that’s my main objection.I know her but i also know she can’t beat him.Being honest.

      • Anonymous

        You don’t know Palin very well. She never whines. She is fighting to fix the media. The founders thought a “free press” was necessary for our republic. How else can the masters (the people) keep track of the world and their public servants work in it?

        Having a media that is free of the politicians sway is worth fighting for. Sometimes even called the “fourth branch” of government. I’m glad she is fighting for it. Most in the GOP appear afraid of it.

      • Anonymous

        You don’t know Palin very well. She never whines. She is fighting to fix the media. The founders thought a “free press” was necessary for our republic. How else can the masters (the people) keep track of the world and their public servants work in it?

        Having a media that is free of the politicians sway is worth fighting for. Sometimes even called the “fourth branch” of government. I’m glad she is fighting for it. Most in the GOP appear afraid of it.

      • Anonymous

        BS

  • http://twitter.com/HiramHawk HiramHawk

    Sarah Palin IS “The Anti-Obama” and makes Liberal heads explode! :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/nrmccoy NileRyan

      And will make her win in November 2012 all the more sweeter!

    • TJ

      Exactly….won’t the next Republican need some of those Liberal votes to win? Or a few Ind. votes? I don’t think…errr…I know Palin will get ZERO, 0, null of those votes.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Boxerpaws-Has-Hope/604679495 Boxerpaws Has Hope

        exactly.she’s going to get one group.that’s it.You can’t win elections like that.

      • Anonymous

        BS

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=504624590 Chris G.

      Yeah, I’m a Paul supporter (both of them), as well as West. But if Palin became POTUS, I’d have a blast watching them freak out! Just for spite, ya know…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=546092083 Terry Mcintyre

    How about putting up a guy who has won 10 or 11 terms in Congress? You know of whom I speak: Dr. Ron Paul.

    Do you seriously expect me to believe that Dr. Paul’s district is the only one in the country which is ready for his ideas?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Boxerpaws-Has-Hope/604679495 Boxerpaws Has Hope

      Ron Paul is too far out in left field for the country at large.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=504624590 Chris G.

        You call being pro-State’s rights & individual liberty being in LEFT field? Not hardly.

  • Shederi

    Jon Huntsman he’s going run

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=504624590 Chris G.

      He’s a globalist. NEXT!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Valdez/1806887704 Steven Valdez

    if I can’t pick Ron Paul… then I had to go with Sarah Palin

  • Barbara

    Sarah Palin is my choice. First, she loves her family, God and this country. There is no one currently thinking about running who exudes those feelings. Second, who can you name, EVER, who has been attacked like Palin, for all this time, and always returns head held high to to stand up for the values of this country? Trite as it sounds, did anyone watch her show last fall? The woman not only takes on the media, and other conservatives, but she is willing to do and try most anything..and do well!!! No man could ever keep up with her on so many levels.

    I LOVE THIS WOMAN!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Boxerpaws-Has-Hope/604679495 Boxerpaws Has Hope

      I love her too but she’s not going to beat Obama.She played the victim too much.
      Herman Cain 2012
      http://cain4pres.americantalk.net/forum

      • Anonymous

        No one who loves her would say she plays the victim card. Please. And again she can beat obama. I want you to picture something for a moment. Every politican always hightlights what they have accomplised in office when their on the trail. Now picture Cain standing up there. Many will say “Yes! We know you say you love America and your for smaller smarter government! We know your for the people- now prove it. What have you done? What can he say?

      • http://twitter.com/HiramHawk HiramHawk

        I have not heard of Sarah Palin playing the victim. She has however, been thoroughly vetted, maligned, defamed and after all of that still remains untarnished. Vetted to the point that the opposition and Obama’s sycophant press, have been forced to make up stories about her and her family. Sarah Palin does not need to play the victim. There are plenty of people to speak out, on her behalf.

    • http://twitter.com/HiramHawk HiramHawk

      Sarah Palin is, without apology, a loyal American. I firmly believe that she is on the side of the American people, in every political aspect. Americans never have to worry that she would ever take the side of America’s enemies, in any issue (As our current President seems to be doing, at every opportunity, for virtually every relevant issue).

  • Forcefield

    It’s early but lets face it,Most of us would vote for a cement block rather than vote for Obe Wan Obummer-I know it couldn’t be any worse !

  • Barbara

    I have said all along…if we want to get rid of Obama and all the things he has signed into law, we need only have those in power bring to the fore his dual citizenship, American and British(from his Kenyan father) therefore not natural born —regardless of place of birth–and remove him from office. Many many criminal charges could then follow, including much of the higher up in the DNC.

  • Anonymous

    tj listen to this on palin

    Mike Gallagher Practically Endorses Palin for President

    • TJ

      Thanks. I like Mike Gallagher, good guy. He makes really good points, especially that Dems are scared of her. But I just really don’t see it. Not yet. She is sooo devisive and we really need this campaign to be about Obama’s first term’s utter failure. The more we can place focus on him the better, Palin could take away from that.

      I am convincable, though. I do really like her. And I agree…it would be a blast to watch the lefts head’s explode during the campaign, and especially afterwards if she won.

      With that said, however, if she does earn the nomination, I will be the first one there to volunteer for her campaign. There is even some rumors about her moving campaign headquarters to Phoenix, where I am currently.

      One thing that is certain, 2012 is going to be a bloody presidential campaign.

      • Anonymous

        Thank you. I am a big Palin supporter but I know she must EARN this nomination. She does have a lot to prove. But right now I really think she can do it. Just keep in mind that she is only devisive because people create a FALSE narritive about her. The real sarah palin is not devisive at all. But we will see what happens. Thanks for keeping an open mind

      • Anonymous

        Michael Savage – Why There is Still Hope for America

        run sarah run

        • TJ

          Meh….Don’t like Savage…at all.

      • Anonymous

        I stand with Sarah Palin.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6URBNMP7T2YQ2N3KQ37VN4M7GI Cathy

    I think we need to leave Bachmann where she is in the House – she can do more good there than running for president. I like Palin/Pawlenty – he is fairly conservative and would do well as VP – Sarah would over shadow any of them except Trump who is a publicity hog, besides she would never pick him because of his life style. Cain is a conservative but too religious and would turn off many voters besides he is only known in a small area. I agree he has some good ideas but I would not vote for him for any gov position.

  • Anonymous

    Pamela Geller: Defends Palin & Goes After Obama on Canada TV Part 2

    run sarah run

    • http://www.therightscoop.com/ therightscoop

      Please don’t spam the thread. Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    Rush Limbaugh: “The Left Knows She (Sarah Palin) Would Wipe the Floor with Obama

    run sarah run

  • Anonymous

    Mark Levin: I Hope Sarah Palin Runs for President

    run sarah run

  • Forcefield

    On my pickup plate it has my vote-PALIN4P

  • Anonymous

    Atlas Shrugs: Sarah Palin, The Future of America 07/2009

    run sarah run

  • http://www.facebook.com/joshburleson Josh Burleson

    Chris Christie!

  • Anonymous

    Any Donald Trump Lovers , Look at His Donations

    http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2011/02/donald-trumps-donations-to-democrats.html

    Game over for Donald

    run sarah run

  • http://www.facebook.com/RonPaulDisciple Robert Timsah

    Rand Paul, Ron Paul.

    In that order.

    The rest suck.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RonPaulDisciple Robert Timsah

    Rand Paul, Ron Paul.

    In that order.

    The rest suck.

  • Anonymous

    Rep LTC Allen West … he should have been on that list. You don’t have confirmations from all these people? So why not have him on the list? You want to know the heart of We The People. Bogus poll.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=504624590 Chris G.

      I love West, but think about his being Secretary of STATE….or Defense. That sounds pretty good, too. Under a PAUL Administration, that would be living proof of “Speak softly but carry a big stick”!

  • Forcefield

    West does seem to be a player-The more he speaks the better he sounds-I maintain it’s early but someone will rise above the pack-He seems well founded and has been tested but DC is a snake pit and I wonder if he is going to be able to handle that and keep it together-He doesn’t seem like a man that suffers fools easily and there are a lot of fools to climb over to get the votes necessary to get the nomination.Most military men can’t bring themselves down to that level.

  • Anonymous

    PALIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=504624590 Chris G.

    RON PAUL!!!

  • Barbara

    Again, disgrace and arrest Obama for not being eligible for President based on dual citizenship(American and British subject). The number of others brought down with him would be tremendous, let alone the impact on legislation, appointees, etc. Just to muddy waters, we have not even addressed his loss of citizenship when he was adopted by Soetoro and became Indonesian.

  • Forcefield

    DT the SDS is gone man-not gonna be relavent again-anti stateism to that extent is only going to exist in the mind-I get it but it just ain’t gonna happen

  • Generalcole2009

    ron paul

  • http://www.facebook.com/shelly.sands1 Shelly Sands

    I’m a Palin partisan. I have good reason to be. Her record stands high and above all others. Alaska due to her leadership has, unemployment dropped substantially, also has a $12 billion surplus because of her ACES policy. Her stand on social issues I totally agree with and she walks the walk. I don’t care about her voice, (yes it can be at times a little high), I vote policy period.

  • Asierra1492

    What about Ron Paul, why is he not on poll?

  • http://twitter.com/American1st al walker

    Sarah Palin 4 President & Herman Cain VP now thats a combo that will kick commi democrat ass.
    Im sick of these Mr Nice guy gutless RINO GOP while DNC liberals call patriotic conservatives foul names & attacks patriotic mothers & women like they were vampires or scum democrats?
    Democrats are the constant traitors to America, they deserve to be treated like toilet waste but GOP old timers are scared to death of offending the nasty america hating benedict arnolds of the Democratic National commitee!
    Even the legal arm of the DNC the ACLU has admitted they are striving to make America a communist country! Democrats are the ultimate villians in America & they deserve to be tried in our military courts & strung up or shot like the traitors they are.

    • http://www.facebook.com/shelly.sands1 Shelly Sands

      I like Cain too but he’s my 2nd choice for VP my 1st is Allen West. Palin/West. Now that’s the ticket.

      • debby

        Palin isn’t running and won’t win if she did. She’d have to spend all her time defending herself from the MSM. It isn’t fair but that’s the way it is.

        West is a big possibility, just needs a strong running mate…………but who?

        Nobody we’ve seen so far, unfortunately.

  • Betty

    Sarah Palin will not run – Herman Cain 2012!!

  • Canada Tommy

    The reason the majority of the socialists will do and say anything to tear Sarah Palin down, is they know she is the only one who will take the moron now in the White House out. Now we have many so called Republicans who don’t get that, they are ready to support any middle of the road candidates, don’t they remember the last Presidential election.

    • Cheryl~

      I am not a socialist and I don’t think Sarah Palin can do the job. The truth is so far there is not one potential candidate that will insure the Republicans to a sweeing victory over Obama-that is I am afraid the awful truth right now as things stand. Conservatives and Republicans in my opinion are very fractured.

  • Newyork197020

    My friends,

    What matters is WHO is electable and at the same time stands for the principles that have made this country great.

    I do not know yet who that is, but I know who it isn’t: Sarah Palin, Hermain Cain, Michele Bachmann, Donald Trump, Rick Santorum, and Haley Barbour. The very bright man of ideas who also understand history and government, Newt Gingrich, is also unelectable.

    The Rebulicans and Tea Party need to firmly grasp the national (not party) numbers and the electoral strategy.

    The reasons the above named are unelectable would require too much space. That is not to say the others are electable. Sadly most of them are not too.

    I pray that the Republicans and/ or Tea Party come up with someone who is solidly grounded in background, who can speak honestly and knowledgeably about all the issues without falling back on empty, memorized talking points, can disarm an opponent in a debate by the sheet force of honesty and power of words, and do it all with humility, charm, and grace. Right now, that seems like Christie in 4 or 8 years.

    But who now? ( it may be too late in 4 or 8 years)

    • Anonymous

      New York I live in NJ Chris Chistie is a Rino Please Read

      http://conservativenewjersey.com/the-myth-of-christie-conservatism-part-1

      Trump is Done, Read his list of Donation

      http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2011/02/donald-trumps-donations-to-democrats.html

      Palin 2012

    • http://www.facebook.com/shelly.sands1 Shelly Sands

      Hmmm. Then let’s just give up now, send B.O. a letter and tell him he can stay in the office for another 4yrs. Heck, let’s just tell him he so unbeatable he might as well stay there permanently. Sheesh.

    • debby

      I agree with Newyork. I don’t see any of the aforementioned as electable either. I like Bachmann, Palin, Cain, etc. but I don’t see them desirable on a national scale.

      Someone has to come out of the shadows and knock our socks off. Don’t know who it is, but I pray that he/she shows up, and soon.

    • Anonymous

      New York – IMO, your prayer is exactly answered with Sarah Palin.

  • Newyork197020

    My friends,

    What matters is WHO is electable and at the same time stands for the principles that have made this country great.

    I do not know yet who that is, but I know who it isn’t: Sarah Palin, Hermain Cain, Michele Bachmann, Donald Trump, Rick Santorum, and Haley Barbour. The very bright man of ideas who also understand history and government, Newt Gingrich, is also unelectable.

    The Rebulicans and Tea Party need to firmly grasp the national (not party) numbers and the electoral strategy.

    The reasons the above named are unelectable would require too much space. That is not to say the others are electable. Sadly most of them are not too.

    I pray that the Republicans and/ or Tea Party come up with someone who is solidly grounded in background, who can speak honestly and knowledgeably about all the issues without falling back on empty, memorized talking points, can disarm an opponent in a debate by the sheet force of honesty and power of words, and do it all with humility, charm, and grace. Right now, that seems like Christie in 4 or 8 years.

    But who now? ( it may be too late in 4 or 8 years)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=850144043 Amy Wilson

    I don’t see Ron Paul supporters as poll ‘hijackers’. I like Ron Paul and he would be my choice. What I found interesting in watching Glenn Beck the other night is the author of “The Creature from Jekyll Island” responded to Beck’s question about how you know the FED has bought politicians and media is that you look at the top person in an organization and they are not opposed to the FED. That struck me because Ron Paul is the #1 politician who has opposed the FED or at least wanted to audit it and he is the also the ONLY politician I’ve seen SHUT OUT from almost ALL media outlets, including Fox. They marginalize him and act like there is some conspiracy online to make his numbers look good. When Hannity suggested that Ron Paul supporters were hijacking the polls back in the ’08 election, I never thought so many people would believe it. That was the moment I lost respect for Hannity and knew there was something more sinister going on in all news media. I think that this author, G. Edward Griffin, may have given THE reason why Ron Paul is marginalized.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=850144043 Amy Wilson

      I mean, doesn’t it bother any of you conservatives that the media (including Fox) doesn’t give credit for the Tea Party to Ron Paul. You’ve got to know the Tea Party was started by Ron Paul’s supporters as a money bomb for his campaign DEC 16 2007. It just never occurred to me that it could be the FED behind this, but it makes perfect sense. Media (Fox) talk about Bachmann or Palin as the ultimate Tea Party candidate and simply ignore the one who started this whole movement. Why? Again, I think G. Edward Griffin gave the answer.

      • KeninMontana

        Funny thing many of the TEA Party positions come from the Libertarian philosophy. Which as an American political party predates Paul’s entry into politics by about 5 years, the philosophy has been around much longer. In reality (as much as it galls me to say it) Our current President and the previous congress seem to have done more to make the TEA Parties what they have become, more so than Palin,Bachmann or Paul. Paul has been consistent, that I will give him, however he has ardently come out for term limits,but has been in congress,with a short break when he resigned to make his failed run at the Senate since 1976. He has come out against earmarks, yet he will submit them. To my ears he says the right things but his follow through just comes up short, like pretty much every other politician.

        • Anonymous

          Say what you will about Hegel, his notion of the Dialectic seems pretty spot on, but I may just suffer from confirmation bias.

          The Thesis will give rise to it’s on Antithesis, the conflict will produce the Synthesis that will move on to become the Thesis of the next cycle.

          Growing central government is the thesis, and has given rise to it’s own antithesis an increasingly angry and progressively radicalized Libertarian opposition. What will the Synthesis be? We’ll have to wait and see.

          I personally just want to see our antithesis win out completely…but such is my situation as the opposition.

          • KeninMontana

            I think what we may be witness to (to put it plainly) are the first faltering steps in a new direction, but,like you, I am still unsure in which direction we will end up heading when the dust settles. To borrow a quote from Frank Herbert, “The Sleeper has awakened” but just who the “sleeper” is remains to be seen.

            • Anonymous

              Indeed, which worries me, but there are always options no matter how that dust settles. I think it’s the responsibility of anyone who gives even 2/5 of a crap to at least try and effect the dialogue according to how they believe.

              The grand designs of people like Soros and his ilk seem just too complicated to be pulled off all the way, who knows how many other conclusions would come from very similar events. But then again, I never would have dreamt the US government would do everything in it’s power to support Iranian interests in Iraq and prove Bin Laden’s claims correct…unwittingly or not.

              Finger crossed, I guess.

  • Ron

    Go Ms Palin! I am excited to vote and campaign for u against Obamba in 2012.

  • DizziNY

    Where is Ron Paul’s name? He won the Straw Poll again this year at CPAC. The elites do not want Dr Paul to be in charge, they arre afraid of him.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WWFTUCBOPWNF5NAZKRWWH22BDA Blackwater

      Paul won CPAC because he bussed in a bunch of his nut job cultists who made fools of themselves all weekend. Then voted for him and left before the event was even over.

      You ever noticed Herr Doktor wins all of these meaningless polls, but can’t win delegate 1 when it comes to the real contest?

      No one wants that loon to be POTUS except the few cult members he’s managed to create.

  • DizziNY

    RON PAUL 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WWFTUCBOPWNF5NAZKRWWH22BDA Blackwater

      Ron Paul is a racist loon. Besides hating the joooooos, he hangs out with that whack job Alex Jones too much. The man is insane.

      He’s an embarrassment to the Lone Star State.

      He needs to retire and go away.

      • Anonymous

        The anti-semitism smear is tossed around by Conservatives and Neocons almost as much as the “racist” and “nazi” smear is used by the “Left” in this political scene.

        Ron Paul is critical of, aggressive to and indeed calls for the abolishing of the fed. There happens to be some jewish people working in the Federal Reserve and it’s branches and the banking chains that make it up. That somehow means Paul is an anti-semite.

        Ron Paul does not support sending John Doe to go die in a counter-productive, misguided, aggressive war for the benefit of Israel. He is not a subscriber to the Israel-first foreign policy which is gospel to Conservatism, neo- and paleo- alike. What’s that? Paul isn’t pro-Israel? That must mean the man is an anti-semite.

        And don’t even try to get around how that smear is used, it has been used against me personally for precisely that latter reason. And I’ve seen it used pre-emptively against Paul on television by Ben Stein for simply saying “We’re occupiers” to describe American foreign policy.

        • KeninMontana

          Well said, the rabid “Paulians” would do well to put as much reason into their efforts supporting him rather than the screaming footstomping tantrums that they frequently use. Sadly, people seem to only remember the “smear” and never look to see the truth of the circumstance.Case in point,the controversy raised over a couple of donations to Paul from donors that turned out to be Neo-Nazis or groups allied with their view, it does not matter that once the source was discovered Paul refused the donations,they only see the source and condemned him wrongly for that. Stretching “guilt by association” to its absolute ludicrous limit.

          • Anonymous

            The AIPAC and it’s allied politicians and favorite people in the media take no prisoners and have no compunction about stretching the truth until it breaks over things like that. Guilt by association works, so they use it. It’s the same tactic used to lump all non-state radical arab or Muslim groups together as somehow the same thing and all working for the same ends instead of hating the hell out of each other and killing each other on a regular basis.

            I bet most people don’t even know or think about the fact that Hamas and Al Qaeda hate each other and would probably be busy killing each other if the US wasn’t providing such a prime and unifying target.

            • KeninMontana

              Who knows, if we were not getting in the way, we might witness Islam’s own “War of the Reformation”. It would certainly keep them out of everyone elses hair for awhile would it not?

              • Anonymous

                I have no doubt the infighting of the middle east would resume.

                Among another AMAZING jaw-dropping mouth-watering offers* made by the Ayatollahs of Iran, they offered their assistance in Iraq on the eve of the invasion. They also wanted to help the US with Afghanistan, and almost invaded it on their own in ’98 after 13 of their diplomats were killed by the Taliban.

                There was a group in Gaza with a similiar ideology to Al Qaeda, and Hamas killed them all. Ayman Al-Zawahiri condemned Hamas openly for their wanting to be a State, participating in Democracy and dealing with the Israelis.

                The Mujahidee-e Khulq is a Marxist-Muslim organization in Iraq that fights the Ayatollahs all the time, they used to fight the Iraqis.

                Jundallah is a non-religious ideolgy organization of Sunni Muslims fighting for Sunni rights in Iran.

                Hamas was created to fight the PLO.

                Al Qaeda fight middle eastern governments all the time.

                Abdul Aziz Al-Hakim’s Badr Brigade, Al-Sadr’s Mahdi Army, the Sunni minority insurgents, and the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq were all fighting each other as well as the US.
                Then there’s PJAK in Kurdistan, Salafi Takfiri, etc etc etc etc.

                The US actions unify all of these groups and populations that hate each other to attack their common enemy.

                Edit: Hezbollah only came about after the Israelis invaded to deal with the PLO and then STAYED. The Israelis were initially welcomed by the local Lebanese, but they stayed as though it was conquest.

      • Elmerfud71

        I am trying to understand where that comes from. From a position of logic, I can only determine that you are purposefully seeking a reaction from others.

        Not worth any more time.

      • Anonymous

        I think the Pauls are fringey. His son had/ has a Berkeley leftist radical as his campaign manager and best bud for years. Watch the company people keep.

        • Elmerfud71

          I am finding that Ron and Rand are definitely not two peas in a pod politically. They admit it, but don’t harp on it. I would probably put Rand in the neo-con tea party category.

          Ron isn’t perfect, but he is bold, and consistent. He knows the fundamental reasons for why our country is going down. Compared to anyone on the mainstream republican list, he is a champion of freedom.

          He crosses the threshold of people that I would vote for.

  • John

    I guess the reason Ron Paul isn’t listed is because Scoop wants an idea of what the regular-visiting RightScoopers think about the presidential race – and not have it influenced by outside “stimulus packages”, so to speak :p

    Anyway, out of those listed, I’d pick either Cain or Daniels. Also, I don’t think Palin is running.

    • Anonymous

      She will run

  • Janis

    So if the Republicans put up Sarah Palin against Obama, we will have another four years of this Communist in the White House. I would pay big money to listen to Obama debate Herman Cain. Ever notice Herman Cain uses no notes or a teleprompter! My ticket is Herman Cain/Michele Bachman at the moment! Herman Cain definitely!!!!

    • Mediaccess

      Nope! Sarah doesn’t use teleprompters either. During her first introduction, first time on the national spotlight, her teleprompter broke and she just kept on going.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jrecchia1969 Jim Recchia

    Ron Paul will be 77-years-old next year. Ron Paul will NEVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER win a single primarly state.

    • Anonymous

      Good grief man. Stop beating around the bush and get to the point. Are you saying Paul can’t win?

      jus’ messin’ with ya’

      • Anonymous

        Nothing else to do? I’d like to see you use your energy constructively.

        • Rshill7

          …and this is how you define that? Practice what you preach there little camper.

          not jus’ messin with ya’

  • 123sigh

    might as well put barack obama…

  • RebinTexas

    If you read all the positions and Op-eds by Sarah, you will come to understand just how intelligent she is, how much her basic instinct is for what is good for this country, what is best for all its citizens. And, to Paul supporter, keep in mind that Sarah has some certain aspects of Libertarianism within her and I believe is a candidate that both Pauls could and would support.

    She does not play the victim – yep, she speaks up to correct all the purposely incorrect meme of the ‘lsm’ – because she wants everyone to know – the truth – and to truly know what she believes and how she would work.

    If you study her record as Gov in Alaska – she served all the people and accomplished a tremendous amount before she was forced to resign so her state could go forth and operate as necessary and because the bho partisans were working to bankrupt her and her family. They had expected that they could kill her with all those false claims.

    We already know there is nothing else that can be brought up (that’s not been 10 times before) regarding Sarah. We know who she is, what she believes and have the evidence of all her years in office to prove she says what she means and proves it by her actions. She has a servant’s heart.

    I am proud to be a strong supporter of Sarah Palin and will do everything I can to help see that she gains the nomination and is then elected our next President.
    Reb

  • simple thought

    i like TRUMP, he just seems to have the attitude of most of us ……….
    were fed up, fair trade, not free trade, build our own supplies, quit sending it away….we need our manufractureing base rebuilt…..we work were happy.
    and right now were not happy, mainstreet relizes there’s a depression

    emily ,,,,missouri

  • Idahoser

    Palin/West ’12

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Celeste-Christi/100000108380286 Celeste Christi

    Palin-West 2012!!

  • Eddie

    I cannot in good conscience vote in this poll. There aren’t any true Patriots in the bunch. Allen West is the only true Patriot capable of fixing what ails America. I will vote for him whether his name is on the ballot or not. I will NEVER vote for another RINO like I did last time and waste my vote. I intend to write in Allen West name even if he’s not on the ballot.

    • Anonymous

      Palin loves the United States and is proud to be an American. This is evident in her writings and behaviour for decades. I like West too. But it is Sarah who beat the corrupt Republicans and oil companies in Alaska and got rid of the corruption. She has the track record and proven executive skills to also do this in D.C. I would vote for West over most others, and would be happy if he was picked for vp, and I think he will make a great president in the future. Just not yet.

      • Cheryl~

        She couldn’t push McCain over the edge and she won’t beat Obama! The conservatives in this country along with the Republicans are a fractured group. I don’t know that they will be able to pull together over one person to get Obama out of the White House.

        • myfairlady

          That’s because his campaign team tied her hands behind her back. She was #2 on that ticket, not #1. It was up to him to get their team over the finish line–not her. What a crock!

          • Cheryl~

            I think they knew she was not as learned in some things and as a last minute ‘hail mary pass’ so to speak they didn’t want her to say much-as it was not everyone in the country agreed with McCain’s choice of vp! She just was so much better than him, but not enough to sway those needed votes.

        • crosshr

          O last year tried his best to repeat 2008 campaign ,hoping to affect the outcome of the election,…..Folks, he FAILED MISERABLY and for Pailin , 60% took seating around both house. The country is wide awake today. Is O have new attractive profitable bussiness proposals and policy the country now may ever get excited to jump both feet and support.What energy policy O can out manuver Palin with, no drill or reject all permitt application for drill, Obamacare, any body here is getting excited for our foreign policy of America the Arogant.
          The Tea Party, many conservative, independent from both party are all interested in restoring and preserving America the land they call home.

        • Anonymous

          Palin is the next POTUS if she wants it, blogged by JD March 2011 on The Right Scoop. Above, here.

          How they treated Reagan.

          Time Magazine – March 31, 1980
          “National opinion polls continue to show Carter leading Reagan by an apparently comfortable margin of about 25%. They also show that more moderate Republicans like Ford would run better against the President. This suggests that Reagan is not the strongest G.O.P. choice for the November election and that he clearly faces an uphill battle.”

          “Party operatives are plainly unhappy with his selection. In Massachusetts, where both Bush and Anderson defeated Reagan, party leaders are not yet reconciled to the Reagan candidacy. Says one: “There’s a vacuum of leadership at the national level; and what appears to be the Republican Party’s response? A 69-year-old man who has done virtually nothing for years”

          “Reagan has a history of committing rhetorical blunders that drive away voters. His quest in 1976 was damaged when he suggested vaguely, without proper research and consideration, that $90 billion in federal programs should be turned back to the states. He then spent months explaining that the affected programs would not be eliminated, only transferred. As Governor, Reagan was outraged by student unrest and once proclaimed: “The state of California has no business subsidizing intellectual curiosity.”

          “Worse perhaps than the verbal gaffe is Reagan’s relentlessly simple-minded discussion of complex problems. He is aware that he is charged with this failing, and in his 1967 inaugural address on becoming Governor of California, he asserted: “We have been told there are no simple answers to complex problems. Well, the truth is there are simple answers, just not easy ones.”

          1980 Presidential Election Results:
          Reagan:43,903,230
          Carter:35,480,115
          Electoral Votes:
          Reagan:489
          Carter:49
          States carried
          Reagan: 44
          Carter: 6 + DC

          This is what happened when the Republican Party nominated an old fool who hadn’t done anything in years, was a stupid actor, didn’t have the confidence of the Party Elite/Intellectuals, and whom polls showed 25 percent behind a sitting President 8 months before the election.

    • Anonymous

      Eddie, if you give Palin a truly honest and indepth review you’ll find much of your opinions of her promoted by the incredilble amount of propoganda and spin from both the far left, left and some subtle but damaging words also from the right. They fear her and thus one hell of a good reason for you and I to support her IF she graces us with a commitment to run. America would be lucky to have her as President. sure its up to you but I fear you’ve been agenda twisted into thinking she’s a same o same o but she is far from that and we all would benefit from her Presidency, regards…

      • Cheryl~

        It isn’t just the far left that doesn’t agree with you. You don’t seem to understand that there are a lot of people that don’t view her as a viable option for a variety of reasons. If all you had to worry about was the far left then she would be a shoe in and we wouldn’t be having this conversation! Now, if she were the candidate for the Republican party I am certain a lot of people would get behind her and vote for her just to get O out of office-but I don’t know if those that have their reasons for not liking her and the independents would come around and vote for her because they wanted to get rid of O. I think with SP you either love her or hate her (for the office that is!)

        • Anonymous

          Very good observation. My ex, who normally hates politics and has no interest, and when pushed on an issue usually comes out Libertarian, voted for Obama in 2008 because she didn’t want McCain to die in office and leave Palin.

          A lot of people see Obama as the lesser of two evils when paired against Palin.

          I personally contend there is VERY LITTLE substantive difference between any of the candidates on either side, but I’m a dangerous nutjob. =P

          • KeninMontana

            Mr. Tumser! What are you doing out of your room? Nurse Ratchett! Nurse Ratchett!! :)

            • Anonymous

              You’ll never take me alive!!!

              • KeninMontana

                Where is that dart gun????????????

            • Anonymous

              Quick! give him a sedative.

              Nurse R

              • Anonymous

                Oh noes! Not you too, MLC!?

                • KeninMontana

                  Why does “Operation Mindcrime” suddenly come to mind here?

                • Anonymous

                  Lol, I had to wiki that, and I don’t have the first clue. =P

                • Anonymous

                  Always, Daniel! just took me a while to figure it out.

                  Too much of that guy you parrot perhaps.

                • Anonymous

                  Haha, which guy is that? Ludwig Von Mises, FA Hayek, Frederic Bastiat, David Friedman, Murray Rothbard, William Godwin, Hans-Hermann Hoppe?

          • KeninMontana

            Mr. Tumser! What are you doing out of your room? Nurse Ratchett! Nurse Ratchett!! :)

        • Anonymous

          Thanks Cheryl, I appreciate the feedback. Perhaps you’re right but I also think your thoughts prove my point. I wasn’t just speaking to those from the far left or democrats or honestly anyone in particular. My belief is that EVERYONE got a badf taste from all the horiffic battering she endured and I think it worked to some degree sadly. I didn’t get you’re reasons fwhy you personally wouldn’t support her candidacy or choose Sarah to even run so I cannot discuss why I think your opinion might be gilded but I really do believe if voters would actually investigate her as well as any of the other potential candidates, they’d find she would rise to the top in every category but especially in the areas of integrity, honesty, grit, unabased christian beliefs, traditional family values, tough spine, high honorable character, outspoken and unafraid such that she would do the right things even if it cost her reelection, strong constitutional values and surely you can’t fault her frugality or deep intentions to seek significantly limited federal government and total energy independence while strengthening our national defense and stopping transparent borders. Almost all other candidates do not have the purity she lives by daily. If you look but cannot see that I cannot convince you otherwise. However, I do politely ask you to look hard very hard first and consider my words. thanks Mike Russo

  • Williehayes

    No Randy Johnson. He’s the best candidate by far. Nice.

  • Fed Up in Texas

    I would bet EVERYONE of you commentators that , as much as I hate to say it , Sambo Obama will be RE-ELECTED in 2012….strictly on the basis of the SEIU…..look at Harry ” the weasel ” Reid in Nevada…..he was TRAILING Sharon Angle right up to voting time and then the SEIU came in to ” monitor ” the election and Angle ends up losing….once Sambo pulls in ACORN , the SEIU , the NAACP , black panthers, nation of islam….it will turn in his favor…..CORRUPTION…..and after all , there’s NOBODY better at corruption than the dems……….it’s THEIR game…….

    • Anonymous

      I think he may be reelected because Repubs refuse to get behind the obvious winner, Ms. Palin. They are picking her to shreds, or at least trying to.

      • Fed Up in Texas

        Well ,said , MLCBLOG….the left knows that she’s smart and won’t back down….and that FRIGHTENS them…..the repubs look at her as a woman…..where is it written that a woman can’t run this country ?

    • Anonymous

      Wow, nice racist name calling, you sickening degenerate.

      • Fed Up in Texas

        I was waiting for one of you left-wing pigs to come out of your sty and use the race card…..if I’m sickening because of a tag before a name , then you must HATE liberals because that is the norm for them…..oh , wait ….I forgot……it’s OKAY for YOU to do it……..sorry…….It’s not what I’M saying that should bother you….it’s what the LIBERALS are doing to our country that should disturb you…..oops , sorry again….! You’re ONE of them…………..oink ! oink !

        • Anonymous

          If you think I’m a Liberal, you’re as new here and dumb as I thought. Racism is sickening no matter the ideology of the racist.

          Keep up the crap, you Moby.

  • Tom

    Your poll is a joke. You only place the candiates that you would like. Ron Paul has the ground troops and the ability to raise funds that most on your list do not have. He has been in Iowa and New Hampshire the last week and is seriously considering another run. We need a true constitutional conservative in office. Not a retread or a neo-con that wants to kill more people in far off exotic places.

    • KeninMontana

      You Paul supporters are almost as annoying as the “Palingaters”, the vast majority of you that have descended on this site have never bothered to comment on this site. All I have seen out of the vast majority of you is name calling and whining, no statements of Paul’s positions or why you think he would be a viable candidate. What do you just sit around running searches for references to his name so you can swamp the site with your whining? If you don’t like the poll go elsewhere and find a poll to descend on or better yet start your own site and you can make your own poll and populate how ever you like.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=850144043 Amy Wilson

        I come to this site daily & support Ron Paul 100%. Where do you come up with this stuff? I’ve stated several times why he is a viable candidate – his message is the TRUE tea party message. In fact, everyone after him is only parroting what’s he’s been saying for over 20 years. Go back and listen to him talk about the issues years ago. It seems MANY republicans saw how powerful his message was in the ’08 presidential campaign and copied it. Whether they are genuine or not, I don’t know. Without Ron Paul, there is NO tea party. I’m not whining, I just wonder how conservatives have been duped into believing what certain media has done to marginalize him. Again, I have to wonder if it has to do with the FED. Did you watch what G. Edward Griffin (author of “The creature from Jekyll Island”) had to say about how the reaches of the FED are bought politicians and media who never go against the FED? Who is the ONE candidate who has wanted to End the Fed or just Audit the Fed? Well….I think there is a strong, clear connection in which even FoxNews has been party to marginalizing Ron Paul due to that fact. They are fine with all candidates who will ‘tow the line’ (stay within their boundaries), but those who actually want to fix our country are ostracized. When are conservatives going to wake up?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=850144043 Amy Wilson

          G. Edward Griffin even talked about Ronald Reagan trying to go against the FED. It’s just not done because they have the power to put the country in ruins plus it looks like these private bankers stole America’s gold. I guess we aren’t concerned about that?

          • KeninMontana

            Griffin also said what it would take to end the Fed, and a President cannot do it, it will take an act of congress as it was an act of congress that created it.

            • Cheryl~

              That is why Paul is consistantly bringing this issue up before Congress!

              • KeninMontana

                That is precisely what he should be doing aside from building a coalition of other members of congress that support the idea.

                • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=850144043 Amy Wilson

                  Where have you been? It reveals where members of congress really are when he gets support to Audit the FED, then those same people won’t vote for it (all of the sudden). Ron Paul is the real deal and he’s spent 20+ years consistently proving it. NO ONE ELSE HAS HIS RECORD. The problem is that too many politicians will not go against the FED and I think that shows their hand!

                • KeninMontana

                  I have been around long enough to know that congress is never going to audit or end the Fed. The call for this has been going on longer than Ron Paul has been in congress. I’m pretty sure I remember Goldwater calling for the same thing, it didn’t happen for him,it won’t happen for Paul.

                • Elmerfud71

                  You are absolutely right. Ron Paul recently said as much. He isn’t lacking a realistic outlook, just knows that it is the fight that he has to fight.

            • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=850144043 Amy Wilson

              Then, you haven’t listened to Ron Paul, because he has said AS president, he would communicate to the American people AND congress the NEED for certain changes in government and getting everyone on board to make some of these things happen. OF course, he can’t do it alone. It seems to me you know very little about what he actually believes and what he has actually said.

              • KeninMontana

                Communicating change? Doesn’t sound any different than what we heard from the candidate that won the election last time around and look what that has gotten us. You assume a great deal, I’ve heard what he has to say and as I have said I agree with much of what he has said which much of it is the standard Libertarian fare. However if he cannot muster his fellow congressmen and women and motivate them to move in that direction just what would he achieve as President,if he could get the parties nomination,which I will state here and now as clearly for you as I can, a snowball in hell has a better chance of staying frozen than Ron Paul has of winning the GOP’s nomination. That is not being mean or nasty purely a statement of fact. He is just too far towards a Libertarian to win over the Republicans.

              • Anonymous

                I see what Mr. Montana means. This could get annoying.

                Just how would this person who has been proven over and over to be unelectable communicate as President to the American people? Let’s see.

                Oh forget it. I have to go now.

              • Elmerfud71

                I would like to see him run just to get people informed through debates and speeches. He embarrassed the likes of Romney, McCain, Guiliani, and even Huckabee. He got standing ovations at these events while doing it. He actually got me worked up and gave me hope for a little while. An emotional response, I know, but it was good for a while.

        • KeninMontana

          I come up with this “stuff” as you call it by monitoring threads on this site,reading the comments and noting those who post them. Perhaps you should reread what I posted carefully and if it does not apply to you then do not worry about it. However I still disagree that Ron Paul is a viable candidate, his past performances in the elections have shown that to be true,sorry if you don’t see it that way,but this is the GOP nomination we are talking about not the Libertarian Party nomination. Rep. Paul may have an R behind his name officially but in reality an L would be more appropriate, not that their is anything wrong with being a Libertarian but Paul just can not garner the support in the GOP to win the nomination.

        • Cheryl~

          I hear you Amy and agree with you!

        • Anonymous

          Ron Paul is not an attractive candidate and that is why he continues to poll so low in every poll, including his previous runs for President. I would hope you guys would now begin to look for a viable candidate.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dave-Kawasaki/1798183858 Dave Kawasaki

    Ha.

  • Anonymous

    Without wishing to sound absurd or as if preaching, America needs ultimate honesty, integrity, honor along with common sense, a concrete constitutional belief, unattached to special interests (meaning environmentalists by example) deep commitment to energy independence, very limited government, unbiased courts at all levels, prudence and frugality as a way of life, grit and a spine reqarding foreign policy, straight talker saying what you mean and meaning what you say, fearless and purposeful without a political agenda nor desire for re-election. Considering all of the above, understanding that every candidate is human, I simply cannot find anyone more qualified than Sarah Palin. We will be very very lucky if she even considers running and as far as I’m concerned based on lots of indepth research and completely ingoring all the hype, all the smears, all the lies, all the false criticism, all the amazing character and grace she’s exhibited throughout all of the continuing horiffic personal and political abuse shes endured, frankly America would be so very fortunate to have someone with the guts, savvy, commitment, skills to be our President. Sure there are others in the country but overall I have never ever heard, read studied, seen anyone able to be the type of President she would be bar none. I hope everyone reading this will honestly consider the frankness, down to earth yet intelligent persona and ability she would bring to the office. Truth and honor would I believe once again be apart of the office. Lokk up her actual in office performance both as Mayor and Governor. Read what she did minus the spin of the left, without the slams and twists of the left wing media. She is open, sincere, real, kind, tough, compassionate, a fighter who won’t give up or back down and if she runs which would be a grace upon America, she’ll have my complete support and vote come November 2012. Sarah, If your reading this PLEASE RUN AND BLESS AMERICA WITH YOUR TRUE GRIT AND INTEGRITY, AMERICA NEEDS YOU AND NO OTHERS OFFER WHAT YOU WILL BRING TO THE OFFICE. sincerely, F. Michael Russo jr. (AFREEMAN)

  • Anonymous

    Sarah Palin is The Political Leader Most Intelligent, Strong, Honest, Understandable, Sweet and Respectful of The United States NOW ….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WZSJVWZUCFCWDMB6OQU4Q7KEEQ JD

    Palin is the next POTUS if she wants it.

    How they treated Reagan.
    Time Magazine – March 31, 1980
    “National opinion polls continue to show Carter leading Reagan by an apparently comfortable margin of about 25%. They also show that more moderate Republicans like Ford would run better against the President. This suggests that Reagan is not the strongest G.O.P. choice for the November election and that he clearly faces an uphill battle.”
    “Party operatives are plainly unhappy with his selection. In Massachusetts, where both Bush and Anderson defeated Reagan, party leaders are not yet reconciled to the Reagan candidacy. Says one: “There’s a vacuum of leadership at the national level; and what appears to be the Republican Party’s response? A 69-year-old man who has done virtually nothing for years”
    “Reagan has a history of committing rhetorical blunders that drive away voters. His quest in 1976 was damaged when he suggested vaguely, without proper research and consideration, that $90 billion in federal programs should be turned back to the states. He then spent months explaining that the affected programs would not be eliminated, only transferred. As Governor, Reagan was outraged by student unrest and once proclaimed: “The state of California has no business subsidizing intellectual curiosity.”
    “Worse perhaps than the verbal gaffe is Reagan’s relentlessly simple-minded discussion of complex problems. He is aware that he is charged with this failing, and in his 1967 inaugural address on becoming Governor of California, he asserted: “We have been told there are no simple answers to complex problems. Well, the truth is there are simple answers, just not easy ones.”
    1980 Presidential Election Results:
    Reagan:43,903,230
    Carter:35,480,115
    Electoral Votes:
    Reagan:489
    Carter:49
    States carried
    Reagan: 44
    Carter: 6 + DC
    This is what happens when the Republican Party nominates an old fool who hasn’t done anything in years, is a stupid actor, doesn’t have the confidence of the Party Elite/Intellectuals, and polls show 25 percent behind a sitting President 8 months before the election.

    • Anonymous

      This is priceless! Thank you. A dose of reality.

    • Anonymous

      This is priceless! Thank you. A dose of reality.

  • KeninMontana

    Just a general question to all the Paul supporters. Has Ron Paul announced his intention to run or form an exploratory committee? I’ve yet to hear that he has, the only sites seem to be “fan” sites or sites from his congressional campaign. The “grassroots” petition site that is trying to get 100,000 signatures asking him to run has only managed 30,691 signatures so far. That doesn’t hold out much hope that he will declare based on that level of support. I’d be willing to bet the Palin supporters could do that within a week’s time, if they were to choose to do so.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=850144043 Amy Wilson

      Many of the potential candidates have announced officially that they are running. According to the Seattle Times “Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul says he hasn’t ruled out running for president again but he’s not on the verge of making a decision.” Rand also said “there’s a 50-50 chance one of them will run for president.” Sounds like a lot of other candidates at this time – hasn’t made a decision yet. However, Ron Paul was just in Iowa like a lot of other potential candidates.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N4VMEJDGP3ZJ77BJIRY2LRUECA Arnaldo

    Kool-aid is flowing heavily tonight! Small government people worshipping at the altars of POLITICIANS? Oh the irony…you should be ashamed of yourselves. Grow up!
    You Paul and Palin (and West, to a lesser extent) supporters act like you’re picking the next American Idol winner, just like the idiotarian Obamabots!

  • Anonymous

    She’s just like Reagan and Maggie Thatcher.

  • KeninMontana

    If these straw poll threads are any indication this election will be a political “bloodbath”.

  • Anonymous

    I am just astounded at all the energy going toward Ron Paul in these comments. Let’s use it for something doable and stop being sidetracked.

    I am a big libertarian myself but that is too far out for most people. We need to get practical and stop buying into the old news media and all their negative.

  • Newyork197020

    My dear friends,

    On the one hand, I am hopeful because of the energy and passion out there that desires to start this country on a path back to greatness.

    On the other hand, I am distressed at the lack of true and ready (properly prepared, seasoned) leaders who ALSO have the command of oratory, charisma, faith, and non-problematic backgrounds to win next year and lead this truly great republic.

    Many have written about the same choices again and again, so allow me to comment on those. I know this hurt some of you. I do not mean to do that but rather speak openly now rather than have our cause be defeated later.

    Sarah Palin – when I first read about her a month before McCain picked her, I was excited and curious. Good start with convention speech, but frankly downhill after that. Yes she held her own in the debate with the Biden guy, but … I see her eyes glaze over when she can’t answer a simple question, either because she has no clue of the answer or is thinking of what is the “right” thing to say. That’s not a leader. Don’t believe me? Look at her interviews starting with that softball India intervie she did recently … Could not even intelligently answer where she had visited. … She has a penchant to rely on the folksy BS when she simply doesn’t know. Not good, and Hugely unpresidential, and btw, it is not charming after five minutes and wears thin. … Experience. PLEASE do not compare her to Reagan – no comparison on the experience scale. Check your facts. She was governor 2 years! This is one of many reasons Obam is not acceptable – scant experience. Let’s not be hypocrites.

    Donald Trump – I’m in NYC, so I know all about him. Gets things done when it’s in HIS interest to do so, no doubt. And was not above bribing various people to get zoning laws ignored or changed so that he could crowd the city further with his buildings all emblazoned with his name in huge letters. And that’s the tip of the iceberg. He’s dangerous. God only knows what he would do if he were in the Oval office. Shudder.

    Ron Paul – interesting guy, nearly brilliant. But unfortunately doesn’t stand a chance for various reasons. It would be played mercilessly by the MSM. Picture a defeat on the order of McGovern in 72.

    Michele Bachmann – no way. Not POTUS material (Obam isn’t either, I know, but two wrongs don’t make a right). I like her outspokenness … Only if she had the brains and gravitas of, say, Elizabeth Dole.

    Herman Cain – intelligent, somewhat possible but MUCH needs to be known about him. Simply too early to throw support for POTUS, and concerned about his lack of experience in this monstrosity that government has become (in order to better and more efficiently root out the corruption).

    Speaking of which …

    Rudy Giuliani – I can tell you as a native that what he did, pretty much single-handedly, in NYC was nothing short of miraculous. He fought decades-long embedded corruption and mostly won where others had been complicit. But the media told endless lies and distorted his motives (which will haunt him), plus too much personal baggage.

  • Newyork197020

    Part 2 ………

    Mitt Romney – stiff and unable to make any flip-flop case against Obam because he is one himself. Plus Romneycare=Obamacare (and don’t think the who-better-me-to-know-why-Obamacare-should-be-repealed strategy can work n a national scale. It won’t. Aside from that, he’s trying hard to be presidential but he just ain’t got it. He’d go down in flames against Obam.

    Huckabee – in some ways the best of the lot RIGHT NOW. Well-liked, seen as honest, has a record, few gaffes, speaks well. Something tells me he might gain steam but will fall short, plus there are countless people who never elect a minister as POTUS. And the media – they’d milk that angle for all it’s worth. Still though a very likeable guy.

    Newt Gingrich – brilliant thinker. Best for policy and strategy. Won’t be POTUS as the media and many others would be turned off by his personal life and skewer him; and as much as I admire his mind, he doesn’t have that elusive charisma of the leader we need NOW.

    So, I apologize for being so depressing. I wait and pray, believe me. I would do more if I knew what to o and where and how to do it.

    Feel free to save this and prove me wrong in 20 months, but I don’t think I’ll have to eat any of my words.

    Thank you for readings, ladies and gentlemen.

  • RonPaulRocks!

    Ron Paul 2012!

  • ahughes

    The only reason you don’t put Ron Paul on this poll is because you know he will win. How can you call Ron Paul supporters hijackers when are doing merly the same as you by supporting our candidate. You people need to wake up and quit voting for the same neocon with a different name. There is no real difference between any of these candidates on this list. They all have the same ideas. Lame poll.

  • Vern Wuensche

    Why not take a look at a candidate already filed whom noone knows but who ran a serious race in 2008 and WAS NOT a vanity candidate. Myself. http://www.voteforvern.com No vanity candidate doing it for ego or to impress his friends would trudge through snow and ice for much of the 100 days I did visiting 6,000 businesses in 242 towns in Iowa and New Hampshire. I spent a total of $36,000 from an equity loan on my home. I have two degrees am a CPA and have had the practical experience of running a business I founded 35 years ago. I STRONGLY believe that non wealthy non celebrities can do a better job than those elected who are. Unless you have awakened in the middle of the night worried about paying your mortgage at least once in your life you do not understand the average American who has. Particularly as of late. If anyone sees my stand on issues they will know I fit the times. Please help by letting others know who I am. Thanks.

  • Vern Wuensche

    Why not take a look at a candidate already filed whom noone knows but who ran a serious race in 2008 and WAS NOT a vanity candidate. Myself. http://www.voteforvern.com No vanity candidate doing it for ego or to impress his friends would trudge through snow and ice for much of the 100 days I did visiting 6,000 businesses in 242 towns in Iowa and New Hampshire. I spent a total of $36,000 from an equity loan on my home. I have two degrees am a CPA and have had the practical experience of running a business I founded 35 years ago. I STRONGLY believe that non wealthy non celebrities can do a better job than those elected who are. Unless you have awakened in the middle of the night worried about paying your mortgage at least once in your life you do not understand the average American who has. Particularly as of late. If anyone sees my stand on issues they will know I fit the times. Please help by letting others know who I am. Thanks.

  • Ridzhorsez89

    RON PAUL CAN SAVE THIS COUNTRY.

  • Steve Ayers

    Why don’t you add candidates, such as Paul Ryan, 2Rick Perry and Jeb Bush. Make it a choice.

  • Westley Taylor

    Seriously, Trump is one of the lowest? The only real businessman here who has a set of balls. Vote for Trump people.

  • USCENE86

    ADD……… JESSE VENTURA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND RON PAUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!