Poll of GOP delegates: We want Romney!

posted at 5:37 pm on August 28, 2008 by Allahpundit

No surprise that he’d top the list given how high his profile is, but Huckabee’s high-profile too and he actually ended up with more delegates than Mitt did.

Even so, note the margin:

Romney was chosen by 38 percent of delegates in a new CBS News/New York Times poll, far ahead of the second place finisher, former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who was selected by 7 percent of delegates attending the Republican National Convention in St. Paul.

Tom Ridge, the former Pennsylvania governor, and Tim Pawlenty, the Minnesota governor, were each selected by 4 percent of delegates surveyed. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and Alaska Governor Sarah Palin were each selected by 2 percent.

Joementum? In with a breezy one percent. I don’t think we’ll have to wait much longer for resolution: Marc Ambinder claims that the VP pick has already leaked to Fox News, which, if true, surely means we’re getting it tonight to maximize the scoopiness of it. Exit question: On a scale of one to ten, how exciting is a VP Romney? Exit answer: Four.

Update: Hutchison says it’s not her, and that she thinks it’s Romney.

Update: A question raised by this post from Steve Kornacki. Karl Rove’s known to be high on Romney, which is political poison for McCain insofar as it links him back to Bush if he ends up putting Mitt on the ticket. Is Rove touting Romney for precisely that reason — because he secretly thinks Romney would be bad for the ticket and is trying to taint him with his own endorsement? Surely Rove’s savvy enough to know he’s not doing Mitt any favors this year by pushing him.


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Nice one, pocky.

trailboss on August 28, 2008 at 8:15 PM

He agrees. Yeah, alright!!

apacalyps on August 28, 2008 at 8:20 PM

BTW: If you reply to this message in any way at all, you are in total agreement.

apacalyps on August 28, 2008 at 7:55 PM

Now this right here is some masterful trolling.

SuperCool on August 28, 2008 at 8:21 PM

Huck worked out his problems with the mormons yesterday and clearly explained that he doesn’t like Mitt because Mitt is a phony, a liar and a pro abortion RINO who changed all his positions..right before running for president as a republican.

Frankly, you should all be thanking Huckabee for saving the republican party…if Mccain would have picked Romney, over a third of the republican party would have sat out this election.

SaintOlaf on August 28, 2008 at 8:23 PM

SaintOlaf on August 28, 2008 at 8:23 PM

We can thank Huckabee for us being stuck with McCain, and that’s about it. No thanks, Huckster.

thecountofincognito on August 28, 2008 at 8:24 PM

SuperCool on August 28, 2008 at 8:21 PM

Another person agrees. I knew they’d come around [raising hand]. wooooo-hooo!

apacalyps on August 28, 2008 at 8:26 PM

Okay but do you feel mad at him sometimes? I mean Huck just did what has been going on forever. Romney had to know he was dragging us into a lot of stupid stuff. I just like to be low profile.

Yeah, at times.

I understand your frustration and anxiety. It was and remains a rude awakening. At the same time, I think there’s been a backlash against that howling animosity toward the church; it’s not pretty to watch.

letting all that propaganda go unrebutted

It’s not gone completely unrebutted, but it’s been out there from the beginning (1820). It will always be there.

Turning the other cheek is still best though. Just don’t plan on running for President.

It could happen one day. I always hoped Mike Leavitt would run; I think he’d be good. He’s a cabinet secretary now and I loved him as governor. Wouldn’t have the “Massachusetts liberal” taint either

I guess I don’t like what I learned about my fellow Americans in the election. It sort weakens my faith in humanity.

Just keep in mind it’s not all of your fellow Americans. By most polls, not even close to a majority. And a lot of the attacks on Romney were specific to him – his record, his campaign style, his YouTube archives, etc. – and not at his religion.

sulla on August 28, 2008 at 8:26 PM

Whoever posts after this automatically agrees Mitt Romney would make the best President in the history of the United States and everyone should have voted for him in the Republican primary*.
*Void unless you think Mike Huckabee is a great man.

thecountofincognito on August 28, 2008 at 8:28 PM

Kidding, of course. I just think that was really corny.

thecountofincognito on August 28, 2008 at 8:29 PM

Huckabee drives the GOP elite, and most of the RHINO’s in here bonkers! These are the kind who if they get what they want there will be little difference between the right and left. Remember what Schwarzenegger said. “Let’s let the party come all the way to the center.” That’s what a few people pulling the strings in the GOP establishment want. BTW: If you reply to this message in any way at all, you are in total agreement.

apacalyps on August 28, 2008 at 7:55 PM

Some of us Christian, conservative, pro-life, pro-gun, pro kick terorrist ass and secure the border types don’t like how Huck used our faith and his distortion of his record or his name dropping (and lying) about foreign policy advisers, etc.

You’re an idiot to make agreeing or liking huck the litmus test for who is or is not a RINO.

aikidoka on August 28, 2008 at 8:30 PM

My stomach is hurting.

Vashta.Nerada on August 28, 2008 at 7:06 PM

That’s what happens when you have to much guilt on your conscience. Governor Huckabee and I, we both forgive you. There. Feel better?

apacalyps on August 28, 2008 at 8:30 PM

apacalyps on August 28, 2008 at 8:30 PM

Huckabee does seem to be the type to let a grudge go. /sarc

thecountofincognito on August 28, 2008 at 8:31 PM

I think Mitt would make a fine VP, I just don’t think he brings any votes to the table…money yes, votes no.

right2bright on August 28, 2008 at 7:17 PM

Just for the record, The Miami Herald reports that Mason-Dixon Polling & Research says otherwise:
“About 32 percent of respondents said they’d favor McCain if he picked Romney. That’s double the number of those who said they’d be less inclined to back the ticket…. ‘They know Romney, who campaigned hard in this state,’ said Mason-Dixon pollster Brad Coker. ‘Romney looks like he gives McCain more of an edge than Biden gives Obama.’”

Oathkeeper216 on August 28, 2008 at 8:32 PM

Another person agrees. I knew they’d come around [raising hand]. wooooo-hooo!

apacalyps on August 28, 2008 at 8:26 PM

Boy, pocky, you are on a roll…that’s 3 agrees with you in one thread. Congrats.

trailboss on August 28, 2008 at 8:33 PM

I want someone who could step in and be presidential should the need arise.

That’s Mitt Romney.

He is not a legislator. He comes from outside the Washington-Beltway. He has excellent legal and business credentials. He is a savvy executive. He represents excellent, scandal-free family values. He exposes Obama and Biden as the featherweights that they are.

+10

onlineanalyst on August 28, 2008 at 8:38 PM

“No surprise that he’d top the list given how high his profile is, but Huckabee’s high-profile too and he actually ended up with more delegates than Mitt did.”

Wow you sure sound ignorant. Perhaps Huckabigot beat Romney because Romney dropped out and Huck stayed in forever? Hmmm.

CABE on August 28, 2008 at 8:38 PM

Boy, pocky, you are on a roll…that’s 3 agrees with you in one thread. Congrats.

trailboss on August 28, 2008 at 8:33 PM

2, I didn’t reply to alpaccalips’s jackassery, I used his BS finish to illustrate a point about his masterful trollery.

SuperCool on August 28, 2008 at 8:40 PM

Link to who broke the story please.
When you make that specific accusation usually you follow up with a link.
If no link can we assume the last part of you post is aimed at yourself?

right2bright on August 28, 2008 at 7:13 PM

Here’s your link, Why Walt Monegan got fired. I noticed you didn’t ask ConservativePartyNow for a link for the blatant lie this was started by the Obama’s campaign. No where, ever, has than been reported.

lowandslow on August 28, 2008 at 8:40 PM

He should go with Romney. Alternatives would be Newt or Fred if either of them would take the job. There are a couple of others that would be acceptable but they don’t seem to be on the table. If McCain doesn’t screw this pick up I think he wins the election, otherwise he will probably lose. Considering McCain, he will probably screw it up.

duff65 on August 28, 2008 at 8:44 PM

Lowandslow:

It’s one thing to be a Romney supporter. It’s another to ouright lie and ignore his convenient policy changes before running for President.

Guess that means Mitt’s out too.

Sir Andrew on August 28, 2008 at 7:11 PM

Where do you get I’m a Romney suppoerter. Take about making shit up.

now you are accusing us of being liars. Seriously. research the Alaska blogs and you will find out

ConservativePartyNow on August 28, 2008 at 7:09 PM

If you don’t want to be accused of lying, don’t lie. This is the first I’ve ever heard that Obama’s staff had anything to do with this investigation. There has never been any report of this, ever, by anyone. Why? Because it’s not true.

lowandslow on August 28, 2008 at 8:47 PM

This thread reflects the conversations I was writing about last night. The situation was getting really tense with the money people and the delegates. And, if the poll is the delegates, then it does reflect an accurate picture. Delegates are insiders, and insiders are conservative. The insiders favor Mitt and Palin. For those who voted for Mitt in this poll, if you asked who their second choice was, Palin’s name would be right up there. Same for those who favor most of the other candidates. Lieberman, Huckabee, Hutchison–out of the picture as far as we were led to believe.

texette on August 28, 2008 at 8:51 PM

How about this name: Rob Portman, a congressman from Ohio?

He had been touted as a strong candidate for McCain’s veep some time ago by Robert Novak.

He is supposed to have strong economic credentials, and he is relatively young.

onlineanalyst on August 28, 2008 at 8:54 PM

Here is the wiki skinny on Portman: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Portman

Would this explain the Ohio revelation by McCain?

onlineanalyst on August 28, 2008 at 8:58 PM

texette on August 28, 2008 at 8:51 PM

You mean insider politics is basically Hot Air with consequences? :)

sulla on August 28, 2008 at 8:59 PM

Some of us Christian, conservative, pro-life, pro-gun, pro kick terorrist ass and secure the border types don’t like how Huck used our faith and his distortion of his record or his name dropping (and lying) about foreign policy advisers, etc.

aikidoka on August 28, 2008 at 8:30 PM

No sir, Huck didn’t lie and distort Christianity. Huckabee is a man of faith and is a Christian leader, and he is not a person to hide his faith. He wears it openly and honestly. Exactly what all of us Christians should do. “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ” (Romans 1:16). Mike proved he wasn’t ashamed! Do you even comprehend the challenge it is for somebody not ashamed of Christ to make it on mainstream media without being criticized by scoffers like you? It’s almost impossible! In fact, I don’t know of any politician on the national stage besides Governor Huckabee who is as comfortable and unashamed about being a Christian. See Deuteronomy 6:6-7. And what I posted about the Republican elite (not grass roots conservatives) wanting to move the Republican party to the center is a reality pal. Pay attention to the news. McCain’s the Republican nominee for crying out loud! A guy like Mike Huckabee running for President of the United States doesn’t help them reach the center. Give your head a shake and wake up!

apacalyps on August 28, 2008 at 9:00 PM

2, I didn’t reply to alpaccalips’s …

SuperCool on August 28, 2008 at 8:40 PM

Yes, you did. It’s on record now too. You knew the rules. Sorry.

apacalyps on August 28, 2008 at 9:14 PM

Sulla,
It sure as heck affects money and donated time.

texette on August 28, 2008 at 9:15 PM

It sure as heck affects money and donated time.

texette on August 28, 2008 at 9:15 PM

That’s certainly true.

sulla on August 28, 2008 at 9:19 PM

apacalyps on August 28, 2008 at 7:04 PM

Sorry to disappoint you bub, but I AM grassroots conservative……. I I cant stand Schmuckaberry.
:p

mrfixit on August 28, 2008 at 9:26 PM

So tell us Allah, who the hell do you want for VP? You didn’t seem to like any of the candidates for president. So who if you had your way would you want for either CIC or VP? Talk about hard to please.

Omega_Rage on August 28, 2008 at 10:43 PM

and he actually ended up with more delegates than Mitt did

Umm AP, that might be because he stayed in the race alot longer than Mitt…

And does anyone here doubt that if it was a two man race from the get-go that Mitt would be looking for his VP right now?

MechEng5by5 on August 28, 2008 at 11:14 PM

Mitt’s out. No guts, no glory Johnny Mac. You should have done the right thing.

eaglesdontflock on August 28, 2008 at 11:48 PM

Yes, you did. It’s on record now too. You knew the rules. Sorry.

apacalyps on August 28, 2008 at 9:14 PM

Wow, you also possess the maturity of a 13 year old girl.

Troll-erific.

SuperCool on August 29, 2008 at 12:35 AM

I’ll take him, Sarah Palin or Condi

grtflmark on August 29, 2008 at 2:56 AM

Praise God the establishment didn’t get its way.

Al-Ozarka on August 29, 2008 at 12:52 PM

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