Poll of GOP delegates: We want Romney!
posted at 5:37 pm on August 28, 2008 by Allahpundit
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.