new PPP poll, just from Iowa residents:Mitt Romney has the lead in PPP's
first Iowa poll since Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump exited the race, but with
six different candidates polling in double digits it's clear this thing is wide
open.Romney polls at 21%. Sarah Palin and Herman Cain are tied for
second at 15%. Newt Gingrich is 4th with 12%, Michele Bachmann 5th with 11%, Tim
Pawlenty 6th with 10%, Ron Paul 7th with 8%, and Jon Huntsman 8th with 0% (only
one respondent to the poll picked him.) 8% said they supported someone else or
were undecided.--key points. Huntsman got one vote out of 600
respondents. Cain moved up dramatically in his first appearance in this poll in
Iowa. Pawlenty is an also-ran even though he is a neighbor from MN and visits
often. Bachmann not improving although she is from there and visits often. We
shall see. Such a long long way to go until spring of 2012.
Mitt The Flip-Flopper? Really? After the way the Republicans beat up on John
Kerry with the flip flopper claims? Wow. Incredible hypocrisy.
Romney has no chance. The cracker wing of the Republican Party won't vote for a
Mormon.Had he stuck to his principles and defended his work in Mass
(yes, his healthcare plan, which Obama adopted after Mitt dropped out), he might
have retained some credibility with independents and centrists.So by
swinging to the far right, where he has no credibility, he has alienated
centrist Republicans and independents. The Tea Party movement will further run
the changes of a GOP challenger to Obama.I for one am glad of the
Republican Social Engineering blunders. They hit a firestorm after Ryan's
brilliant rob the poor to give to the rich budget proposal. The GOP needs a few
years in purgatory before they'll be able to speak to the American people
again.Obama has turned the Titanic away from the iceberg, and we're
slowly moving out of immediate danger despite the suicide bombing from the Tea
Party.We'll give Obama another 4 years. Good bye, Mitt.
I don't think there is a "perfect candidate" who is a professional
politician. Politicians have to make many promises to various factions in order
to be "popular" and get "financed". There's not a
"perfect" anything in this world. People and Issues "evolve"
as circumstances change. You have to have some flexibility on a few issues, but
stay steadfast to the CORE issues. Core issues are set in the U.S. Constitution.
Our Country and our World will continually be in a flux. Who has the best
"judgment" when faced with a crisis? Who can make tough choices to
keep the ship afloat in a storm? Who will be humble enough to ask their Maker
for help; and will they listen and implement? Whomever is going to be the
Pres from 2013-2017 is going to face some very tough situations. The race will
probably be a 49-51 outcome so half the population isn't going to like the
winner.. again. Who can unite the largest majority of people to make our nation
strong again and keep our core values?
Romney is now 2nd in polling behind Ralph Guliani, former Mayor of NYC, in the
first poll since Huckabee and Trump left the race officially. Romney 15% to
Guliani 16%. Sarah is at 14%. they are in a statistical tie, due to possible
polling error with only 600 people polled. This article is specious.
Hopeful fluff for those readers of the DN who are pre-sold on the product.When Huckabee and Trump dropped out, those votes did not go to Romney. They
went to a candidate (Guliani) who had not even been running up until now. Cain
and Paul are quite close. 10 and 12. Cain just started. the article is
So sad to hear robots like So. Cal Reader repeat back what they hear FOX news
say. "Ron Paul has no chance". Yeah he doesnt as long as your robot
listenrs vote how you want. And they know that. Sad. I will always
stand behind the canidate who defends the Constitution!
I also am a Mitt Romney supporter, for now, but honestly I dont understand what
all the fanfare is right now. The election is a year and a half away, and the
first primaries arent for another 9 months, tons could and will happen between
now and then.
@Furry1993 Romney's only change was in regard to abortion and gay marriage
issues. He's been accused and assailed mercilessly in the media for being a
flip flopper but he has never changed back so that label is down right lame.
Besides, who hasn't changed his mind about anything? Wouldn't you rather have a
man who realizes and admits he's wrong and then have the courage to acknowledge
it and change rather than someone who arrogantly insist on doing the wrong
thing? The flip flopper label is very unfair because he has never flopped back
on any of the issues he changed his mind on. I believe Mitt is every bit as
worthy and capable of leading our country out of the mess we're in now. Let's
not crucify him before he's even given a chance. The main issues now are jobs
and the economy, and Mitt is well suited with his experiences as a businessman
to help with that. I believe Healthcare will be easier to solve once the
economy is healthy and everyone is gainfully employed.
I am a Mitt Romney supporter. It would matter a lot with whom he is linked for
VP. I believe that Marco "Polo" Rubio would be a wise choice. Jindel
of Louisiana should also be considered. Obviously, the main line media does a
"job" on Romney. His religion is seen as a liability and the Mormon
religion itself is unfortunately looked at with disdain in many circles. He is
a good man and he deserves his "place in the sun".
Does it matter? He doesn't have a snowball's chance of beating Obama.
I don't think Mitt offers a panacea. Heck, I think he would be only an OK
president. But I know he is a patriot, and I know he understands business.
He's not going to throw $4 Trillion of my and my children's money stupidly at a
problem that will resolve itself cyclically. If nothing else, Mitt would be a
good Prez because I think he would hold to the first tenet of the Hippocratic
Oath: First, Do No Harm. On this count, Obama has failed abysmally.
Anyone who has an understanding of the economy knows it is not improving much.
"Effective unemployment" is around 16%. It's just that the Obama
administration has re-defined it to show an "official" number under
10%, a trick invented by Reagan / Bush1 to raise expectations, to get people
spending, which is the real economic catalyst.ObamaCare will not
deliver on its promises to 1) make healthcare more affordable, 2) ensure
healthcare access to all. In response to Obamacare, I have already seen the
renewal paperwork from my Group carrier - higher premiums, larger co-pays, more
expensive prescription benefits, and more exclusions. All Obamacare will do is
make the Insurance companies richer.
A winning platform in Utah: 1) Kick out all illegal aliens; 2) Repeal all child
labor laws; 3) Let the children to do the work being done by illegal aliens; 4)
Restrict schools to only the wealthy elite only the children of Chuck Eliots
stable families should get educated. It is their right to reign in America. Do
we want another Obama? 4) Dont lean forward - run backwards at the double quick
to 1912; 5) Do away with all entitlements including paid vacations and holidays;
5) Appoint the Koch brothers as president the business of government is
business; 6) Repeal all progressive legislation like FDA, Social Security, SEC,
etc. 7) Ban all taxes except sales taxes. 8) Ban the word democracy and replace
it with republic; 8) encapsulate all noxious weeds and promote them as cures
for all maladies; 9) Promote the pyramid plan as the ideal business model; and
10) Ban the Democratic Party - or maybe that has been done already.
Fergetaboutit Romney! You are way too liberal for Utah.
'I also wouldn't be surprised to see us hit with a significant Terrorist Attack
sometime with in the next 12 months....' - poyman | 11:44 p.m. I do
not agree. As, the last 2 years have not seen a major terrorist
attack. Your thinking of 9/11. Which happened in 2001.
FYI, that was BEFORE Obama. The best talking point from the
Republican party? Show us your birth certificate. The
economy is in recovery, 50,000 troops pulled out of Iraq, Libya on the verge of
surrender with zero US troops in Libya, and Osama Bin Laden is dead.
*'Last U.S. combat brigade leaves Iraq' - By Rebecca Santana - AP - Published by
DSNews - 08/19/10 'Seven years and five months after the U.S.-led
invasion, the last American combat brigade was leaving Iraq, well ahead of
President Barack Obama's Aug. 31 deadline for ending U.S. combat operations
there.' *'Gadhafi asks Obama to stop' - By Matthew Lee - AP -
Published by DSNews - 04/06/2011 *'U.S. job situation looks etter
still' - By Jeff Thredgold - DSnews - 05/10/11 While I always
advocate doing your reasearch on any canidate, to me, the answer is clear. Obama 2012
Which Romney? He changes so ofthen that it's not possible to keep up with who
he might be on any given day. He may talk a good talk, but he doesn't back it
up with action (in fact he changes his positions to match those of the people to
whom he hopes to appeal). He's all sound and fury . . . and we all know how
much that means. Nothing.
gogogoff said about Ron Paul "he would leave Israel high and dry."I am more concerned about electing someone who would be president of all
the people, Ron Paul or not Ron Paul. Israel has nothing to do with managing
this country back to where it needs to be to protect our children and their
children. We are founded upon a principle called separation of church and state;
you may have heard it mentioned.
The Economy is now and will be the primary issue in 2012.... I fully expect the
Dollar to take a dive before the election, and I expect Unemployment will rise
to double digits and GDP to hang around 4%. I also wouldn't be surprised to see
us hit with a significant Terrorist Attack sometime with in the next 12
months.... If these things happen, I would then suspect that the country will be
open to replacing Obama and I further believe that Romney's skill set is best
suited for that assignment.My money and my voice will join the rest
of my family in supporting the next President of the U.S., Mitt Romney.
Rikki, I'm confused. How many electoral votes in Alberta in the next election? I
don't know what you meant about Democrats "fighting dirty", but I
haven't forgotten Florida 2000. I presume your "fight to the death" is
pretty much rhetorical, right?
Sarah is promising to mix it up this election. We need her. They've scared us so
much that government can no longer do good. Therefore, we must let it do harm.
All I know is we need someone who can get America back on top economically!
Romney can do it Obama has proven he can't. We need to stand up and make changes
that will help us all start seeing a diffrence, or will all be paying 8.00 a
gallon at the pumps soon.
Rikititavi, although a member of the GOP I for one am very glad that
this country is not being run by McCain and Sarah Palin. Yes it is hard to
swallow that the Dems are the ones to beat next time but the country dodged a
bullet when Sarah was unemployed after the last election.There could
have been tons more damage than what has been done to this country but hopefully
this time our party can launch a candidate who is thinking and has more than
just criticism to share.
Mitt should have stuck to his guns on the healthcare he got installed in MA. It
was better than what was there before. Instead he showed doubt and the people
from all parties pounced and he has been running ever since.Mitt
would never be able to help the country with the healthcare issue as he is now
too fearful of his past. The healthcare issue, much like the illegal
immigration issue is far from water under the bridge and this country needs
somebody to sort out the confusion.Mitt may be the current front
runner but he has been spending millions going back and forth across this
country deriding the current administration while Huntsman was actually doing
this country some good. The election is still distant and there may be time for
other good people to till catch up.
I expressed an observation earlier that Senator Reid was the only Mormon
politician to publicly claim to be influenced by the Book of Mormon. Ive been
corrected. Ive been told that Senator Bennett has written a book on how the Book
of Mormon has influenced him. I want to read it. But isnt it strange that
Senators Bennett and Reid are so denounced as liberals in Utah?
The polls are almost completely meaningless at this point. If the economy
continues to improve, President Obama will be very difficult to defeat.I'm
good with that. I would love to see the economy improve and I would like to see
President Obama govern without having to be worried about another election. I
would then like to see his wife elected for two terms. She is a very capable
person and a great representative of the nation. I could vote of Jon
Huntsman.I could have voted for the old Mitt Romney--before he started kow
towing to the religious right, I hope Sarah "Self-Goal" Palin gets the
GOP nomination.She is good for the comedy shows and she would ensure
President Obama four more years.
Let's listen to the debates in about 4 months. We won't make the same mistakes
as in 2008. Let's have some intelligent debates this time. Go Mitt!
We all know that right now the whole nomination process is very
"early" with candidates coming in and others leaving. However by fall
things will begin to take serious shape. As conservatives we must all be united
against the hard left machine. Candidates like Newt must remember we should
never "eat" our own..The Ryan fiasco will die but should never have
happened. Let's keep it clean and may the best man/woman win. With the huge
damage this President has done we still need a stronger candidate than in 2008.
The left will fight dirty and they will fight to the death. We the people must
Well I will vote for any one who does not have the initials B.O.
Republicans played their hand too early. Now that they've revealed themselves
as union busters and social manipulators, 2012 won't be their year. Wisconsin
Republicans are facing recall elections. Perhaps Ohio too. How can Mitt Romney
or any Republican candidate going to win in those states? Oh, yeah. The rigged
electronic voting machines. Of course.
liberal larry A May 27, Gallup Poll among rank and file
Republicans, has Romney at 17%, Palin at 15%, and none/no opinion. at 22%.
Enthusiasm for Mitt is tepid, at best.Please do tell Liberal Larry,
who does have this overwhelming support you feel is necessary at this point in
the game? Obama didn't have much support at this time a year and half before
the election. So who is the man with all the support you so desire?
A May 27, Gallup Poll among rank and file Republicans, has Romney at 17%, Palin
at 15%, and none/no opinion. at 22%. Enthusiasm for Mitt is tepid, at best.
I am sick of Ron Paul, he would leave Israel high and dry. MITT 2012
When will the American people have a turn at winning an election?
I like Mitt. I hope he doesn't drop the ball.
How about a conservative candidate? One with a conservative record. As long as
we vote for the best liars we can never hope to have honest government.
Mitt the glove has no chance to become the nominee, nor the president of this
great land. But dreams die hard and for the next 12 months we will see more pie
in the sky thinking. At least it keeps the newspapers in Utah and Idaho filled
with articles. Makes journalists smile.
Anyone but... Obama!
I hope Romney wins the GOP nomination! He is the most qualified candidate for
the job of President of the US.
For now he is but he's polling very poorly for a frontrunner. This time 2007
Clinton and Giuliani were leading with bigger percentages.
At least Romney will not have to fabricate a birth certificate to prove he is
I love it! Let's go, Mit! I, too, am concerned with Romney's flip-flopping on
issues; however, I also feel no candidate is perfect. I feel strongly that Mit
Romney has the necessary skills to get this country & economy back in shape.
Ron Paul has no chance of gaining the GOP nod. Either way, as much as I hate to
admit it, Obama will be very difficult to beat.
I'll pass on Romney-care and flip flopping. I'll take the canidate who defends
the United States Constitution. I'm LDS and I support Ron Paul!