November’s 2008 GOP straw poll

posted at 6:17 pm on November 9, 2006 by Ian

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You’re right that I not only want a great communicator, but a great conservative communicator–a la Reagan. It’s been too long.

I did not mean to imply that being a good communicator alone is enough. For example, Clinton was/is a strong communicator, but he did great damage to the country, particularly in terms of his dealings with Islamofascists. I just think being a great communicator needs to be our next candidate’s strongest quality, along with being a great conservative thinker and leader and a hawk on the War on Terror.

aero on November 10, 2006 at 1:27 PM

That’s one of Poppy’s “Little Brown Ones”.

Kid from Brooklyn on November 10, 2006 at 10:52 AM

Do you know how disgusting you are to write and think things like this?

Jen the Neocon on November 10, 2006 at 1:29 PM

Tom Tancredo-President

Zell Miller-Vice President

ScottyDog on November 10, 2006 at 1:46 PM

Newt Steele?

Emmett J. on November 10, 2006 at 2:00 PM

As a New Yorker, I saw firsthand how Rudy turned around the city. It was a disgusting, crime-infested mess after many years of liberal rule. He took no prisoners and forced through his way to fix things and he did. He had more to do with New York City’s turnaround to become the safest big city in America.

Before 9/11, you won’t believe how much he was HATED by liberals for installing law & order. Another benefit!

Finally, do you think he would be presiding over a politcally correct, one-hand-tied-behind-our backs kind of war we are currently fighting?

kcluva on November 10, 2006 at 2:56 PM

kcluva, no, I don’t. President Rudy is sounding awfully good to me!

Jen the Neocon on November 10, 2006 at 3:00 PM

I also chose jackalope number 3.

Cary on November 10, 2006 at 3:14 PM

McCain is another big amnesty guy and he gets half a point for being smart enough not to highlight that fact and rub our face in it..instead he’s leaning hard right..and apparently you’re going for it. Big mistake.

I think you misunderstood me. In no way, shape or form do I want McCain running for or getting elected POTUS.

lowandslow on November 10, 2006 at 7:22 PM

Rudy has huge accomplishments, turned NYC from a stinkhole to the safest big city in America, and made NYU into the most popular school in the country to apply to! Plus he’s working on the WOT with his consulting firm, turned the NYPD into a foreign intelligence/espionage (and possibly paramilitary) force, told the Saudis where to stick their money after 9/11, and has all the best enemies.

He can fix his 2nd amendment problem (there’s no NRA constituency in NYC and he was a big time Mob prosecutor… you don’t see too many good uses of guns in NYC, especially when he was a prosecutor and mayor, cleaning up the Mob and the crack epidemic), he’s a serious Roman Catholic (one reason why the Left hates him), and won’t push the government to social change.

There’s only one thing that truly matters, and that is saving our civilisation. McCain would play kumbaya to Osama and experienced too much trauma to be able to deal with the biggest pressure of command: knowing that you are condemning great men to die and suffer to preserve the nation. Rudy will go down to Gitmo with his own car battery, jumper cables, pliers, and blow torch for some quality time with his close, personal friends.

Rudy in 08, with Condi as veep if she can come back to her Red Meat Eating, War Mongering, Gun Loving past. She’s done if she has been converted by the Foggy Bottomers. Nothing matter but the war. NOTHING MATTERS BUT THE WAR! The brits have 1200 under surveillance and view it as a challenge of GENERATIONS. Now is not the time for a nanny diet monger, legislators with baggage and no accomplishments, or those who cave to the Left on entitlements (we already have one of those in W).

libertarianuberalles on November 10, 2006 at 7:44 PM

Link To Results Page per JM Hanes request. :o)

DannoJyd on November 10, 2006 at 7:45 PM