CNN poll of Republicans: Palin 29, Huckabee 26, Romney 21

posted at 3:33 pm on February 27, 2009 by Allahpundit

The margin of error’s 4.5 percent so in effect the result’s no different from their poll of Republicans and independents in December, which Huck won by two points. But here’s a twist: While Huckabee did better with Republican women three months ago, the tide has suddenly turned.

While the CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll doesn’t indicate a clear frontrunner, it does suggest there’s a gender gap among rank and file Republicans.

“Among GOP men, the same pattern emerges — no clear advantage for Palin, Huckabee or Romney. But among Republican women, it’s a different story. Palin has a 10-point edge among Republican women, winning 32 percent support among them to 22 percent for Huckabee and 20 percent for Romney,” adds Holland. “With the sampling error, that’s not enough to say for sure that Palin is in the lead, but it does indicate that if the primaries were held tomorrow, Palin would have a good chance of being the favorite among GOP women.”

Any theories as to why? Bristol’s been in the news lately, so maybe there’s some sort of identification with Palin as mother stemming from that? I’m stumped. Exit question: Think with me here for a minute. If The One gets the economy on track by 2011 and it looks like he’s waltzing towards reelection, wouldn’t Huckabee actually be a good pick for the nomination? Granted, he’s white, southern, and evangelical, none of which screams “big tent,” but he’s also charming, media savvy, good on race, and comfortable with middle-class economic messaging in a way that Romney, say, isn’t. In other words, he might help boost the party’s image, which isn’t a bad consolation prize in a year you’re destined to lose. Plus, getting crushed in 2012 means he’s an also-ran in 2016, when the GOP would have a real chance again. Second look at Huck as sacrificial lamb?


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Palin, Palin, Palin…2012 is going to be a banner year for Con/reps. The mess that Captin Zero is creating right now is sealing his fate. 1 term fail!!!!

Brian on February 27, 2009 at 4:07 PM

It all depends on the main issue. We may have a terror attack, for example, in which case, an entirely different person might be a better candidate. I doubt the economy will be healthy again by 2011, by the way; the media might claim their Messiah’s plan ‘saved’ millions of jobs, but there certainly won’t be much job creation outside the government.

blue13326 on February 27, 2009 at 4:08 PM

Any folks who want to rip on Palin… Go ahead and do it at her my facebook page

http://www.facebook.com/sarahpalin

TimeTraveler on February 27, 2009 at 4:08 PM

WTH.

Why are we even thinking 2016 is an option at ALL? (allah, GOOD GRIEF!) Look, guys and girls, if we survive this term as a nation we will be lucky. If we ever have a free election again, I’d be surprised.

Color me skeptical, but, I was just thinking this morning about election day and how GROSS the fraud was EVERY freaking WHERE…and you talk about CAVING????!?!?!?!? McCain was so quick to fold his cards and you could see Sarah just cringing during the concession. She knew this was a not a fair, clean election. People were TAKING PICTURES of themselves with their multiple registration cards across different states, for crikey’s sake, and you know that investigation into ACORN produced such great results, they even got billions from the Fed.

Funny how those things just go *poof* down the memory hole.

No, NO, NO. The drum beat must start NOW and we MUST FEAR THE SECOND TERM, guys. There is no option but exposure of this maniacal fraud/dictator and revolution NOW, not later. He fancies himself as Che…he must be stopped.

Mommypundit on February 27, 2009 at 3:55 PM

Fraud doesnt give you that big a margin of victory…it may get you florida (i kidd) but cmon now. we’ve been through way worse presidents than obama and way more corruption. you sound as if youve lost your mind.

ernesto on February 27, 2009 at 4:08 PM

If we ever have a free election again, I’d be surprised.

Color me skeptical, but, I was just thinking this morning about election day and how GROSS the fraud was EVERY freaking WHERE…and you talk about CAVING????!?!?!?!?

Mommypundit on February 27, 2009 at 3:55 PM

MP, that is very true. I think alot of election officials and local party organizations just don’t want to look at it and wouldn’t know how to deal with it if they did.

I have a very liberal friend whose whose very liberal son works at a homeless shelter. He filed a complaint about how the homeless were exploited and abused on election day and he is facing all kinds of crap about it.

BigD on February 27, 2009 at 4:08 PM

Sarah Palin will not win. I don’t understand how people think she can. Start finding me the people who voted for Obama but who will change to Palin in 2012. Most of America thinks she is a complete moron.
WisCon on February 27, 2009 at 3:49 PM

Where to begin?

First, Sarah does not need people to switch from Obama to her. You are aware that about 135 million people voted in this election and about 65 million did NOT vote; they chose to sit it out. Palin needs to expand her reach and not worry about taking votes away from Obama. The majority of the people who showed up to her rallies were people who were never took an interest in politics because they saw all politicians as “more of the same”. Many who were interviewed admitted that Sarah drew them in because they perceived her as honest. This is where she will be successful; just like Obama was able to turn out first time voters who saw something different about him; she will have that same type of success. Most people don’t see her as a politician; they see her as a leader who will serve them faithfully and honestly.

Second: What makes you think the 70 million or so who voted for Obama will vote for him in 2012? Some will drop off and choose to sit out the race due to his performance these next 4 years. You honestly think he’ll get that same amount in 2012? You’re dreaming! The AA’s will stay with him as will the die-hard Democrats. The left-wing kooks might sit it out if he continues to disappoint him; they’ll gravitate to a 3rd party candidate, especially when they figure out that the war in Afghanistan is going to be long, costly and deadly.

That poll indicates that her support with women is high, but it also indicates that her appeal is broader than originally given credit for. Both she and Huckabee combine for 55% of the poll; there is no way that they are attracting the same type of voters with these numbers. So, either Palin is appealing to a broader base or Huck is.

yogi41 on February 27, 2009 at 4:08 PM

Why does everyone love Palin anyhow? Let’s be honest and admit she had a pretty poor showing this last cycle. She too often came off as more than a little dumb, and she seemed manufactured- like someone scripted her to be “folksy” and wink a lot and come up with a catalog of catchy “down-to-earth” one liners.

TheBlueSite on February 27, 2009 at 4:08 PM

Not surprisingly the GOP’s 2012 front-runners are the also-rans of the 2008 election. Yawn…

starfleet_dude on February 27, 2009 at 4:09 PM

If the whole Prop 8 thing is still all a flutter in 2012, Romney is going to get smashed all about for Mormons hating gays or whatever. Plus, his wife is ill.

It might be a better bet that whichever Republican says that Romney will be Sec of Treasury will get the nomination.
I’m guessing Huckabee wouldn’t even consider Romney.

myrenovations on February 27, 2009 at 4:10 PM

Palin was badly handled…the way these creeps leaked falsehoods about her right after the election shows their incompetence. Just let Sarah Palin be Sarah Palin. She didn’t have these insider whiz kids or whatever they think they are when she got elected mayor and governor.

Huckabee is weak. I can see little difference between him and McCain overall.

Dr. ZhivBlago on February 27, 2009 at 4:11 PM

That’s not good for the GOP’s future.

Cr4sh Dummy on February 27, 2009 at 4:11 PM

Oh and since I don’t have anywhere else to make this Comment on HA, where’s your coverage of the Tea Parties all across the country? Did I miss this? (If so, sorry, but…) Seems you are strangely silent on this subject. I know Michelle is covering it, but at least you could make reference and let us. Seems to me this is better than CPAC since it represents thousands of average citizens all across the country!

Christian Conservative on February 27, 2009 at 4:12 PM

Thanks for posting Allah, I know it was hard for you given your Cuda dislike. What I find odd about this poll is that every conservative person I talk to, not to mention all the boards I read, NO ONE likes the Huckster. This skewed poll has to be due to his band playin TV show on FOX.

Bottom line is Palin will wipe the floor with him in short order, he may be able to speak well, but does not have the rockstar and overall conservative creds she has.

I do agree that he or Romney should be thrown out there as lambs if The One looks like he’ll glide into re-election. Although, I still think if the economy is so-so and he hasn’t ruined the country by ’12, she can go toe to toe with him.

Otherwise wait another 4 and have Jindal run w/ her.

davek70 on February 27, 2009 at 4:12 PM

The Myan calendar ends on 12/21/2012 as do many others. Looks like they knew what they were talking about. Current events tend to support them.

hillbilly on February 27, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Alright. This mommy is mad.

I know you probably mean well, but, I really have to unload on you.

I am so utterly sick of this end times crap I cannot even tell you. I am a born again Christian and I have a robust understanding (by His grace) of scripture, but, we as a faith and we as a people are ENTIRELY too preoccupied with determining the end. It is counterproductive, unoriginal and banal.

(I am including Christians and others preoccupied with the mayan calendar prophesy.)

Furthermore, it incites unhealthy, misplaced fear and speculation. I realize the attraction to these topics is fun and fascinating, but, it isn’t cool to be raised that way always waiting for the day of judgement or the day the world ends…when all you want to do is just be a bride and love God. You have NO IDEA how much I hate the left behind series…oh my goodness.

So, yeah, this world sucks…wars, rumors of wars and all that (AS IT ALWAYS HAS AFTER THE FALL) …but I am tired of dwelling on it and hearing this when we have work to do as a nation and as a faith (to christians.) Every generation thought it was “it” and every generation thought the antichrist was among them. It isn’t to be our focus and certainly creates a morbid, futile bunker mentality which I loathe.

Mommypundit on February 27, 2009 at 4:12 PM

The second Huck SPECIFICALLY and POINTEDLY states Obama’s voting record on letting babies die on the floor after botched abortions, the game is ovah.

marklmail on February 27, 2009 at 4:12 PM

Kent18 on February 27, 2009 at 4:01 PM

Those who support Sarah will crawl over broken glass for her. We know what we have. She is a major player. This is all we can hope for at this point. For now we are keeping our powder dry and donating to SarahPAC but when the time comes millions of us will rise and be ready to do battle in our efforts to take down the Messiah. And this time this is a vow: we will not allow the MSM to define Sarah as they did in 2008, so help us God.

technopeasant on February 27, 2009 at 4:13 PM

The GOP needs a conservative WOMAN who will call a spade a spade (oops) and speak to people with a tough edge in her tongue.

A Margaret Thatcher type.

The GOP needs a conservative woman with stones.

jake-the-goose on February 27, 2009 at 4:13 PM

Huckabee and Palin woud be lucky to win 5 states each.

therightwinger on February 27, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Go peddle the anti palin crap on your own blog….oh wait..

“Sorry, the blog at conservative008.blogspot.com has been removed. This address is not available for new blogs.”

Game over.

portlandon on February 27, 2009 at 4:14 PM

Palin 29, Huckabee 26, Romney 21

The Alaskan Dish, the Arkansas Fish, and the New Hampshire Swish.

TMK on February 27, 2009 at 4:14 PM

Allah, we already learned our lesson with McCain. Huckabee? You must be sniffing glue. I don’t believe this poll anyhow – CNN? Give me an aspirin. I still think it will be Romney and Sarah on the ticket and they will win. Huckabee should run for Senate in Arkansas and leave it at that. People like him, Crist and Pawlenty have zero chance with conservatives. Crist should be thrown out of the party.

suzyk on February 27, 2009 at 4:14 PM

By the way, where’s Governor Sanford on this poll?

Cr4sh Dummy on February 27, 2009 at 4:14 PM

marklmail on February 27, 2009 at 4:12 PM

Huck is a game show host – he is no leader.

jake-the-goose on February 27, 2009 at 4:15 PM

A Margaret Thatcher type.

The GOP needs a conservative woman with stones.

jake-the-goose on February 27, 2009 at 4:13 PM

And very few think Palin is the “Thatcher” type.

Cr4sh Dummy on February 27, 2009 at 4:16 PM

Sarah Palin will not win. I don’t understand how people think she can. Start finding me the people who voted for Obama but who will change to Palin in 2012. Most of America thinks she is a complete moron.
WisCon on February 27, 2009 at 3:49 PM

When we have double-digit unemployment, inflation and interest rates (which will happen), more that a few will change from Obama to whoever the GOP nominates.

Palin has already raised tens of millions. She has led in every single GOP primary poll for 2012 taken since the last election. Her favorability ratings are going up; far over 50% even among independents according to Rasmussen’s latest poll. Her approval among Republicans is in the high 90s.

Noone else in the GOP comes even close.

Norwegian on February 27, 2009 at 4:17 PM

The second Huck SPECIFICALLY and POINTEDLY states Obama’s voting record on letting babies die on the floor after botched abortions, the game is ovah.

marklmail on February 27, 2009 at 4:12 PM

Seriously? Because there was a woman who actually survived a botched abortion who told the whole country her story and took on Obama when he lied about his votes and the dude still won the White House.

myrenovations on February 27, 2009 at 4:17 PM

We must never ASSUME anything, but Palin, Huckabee, and Romney are in the game. But nobody has an inside track. But the key is to STAY IN THE GAME and not allow your popularity to be chipped away by your opponents.

technopeasant on February 27, 2009 at 4:18 PM

Oh and since I don’t have anywhere else to make this Comment on HA, where’s your coverage of the Tea Parties all across the country?
Christian Conservative on February 27, 2009 at 4:12 PM

Sorry, I was a bit too early. Thanks for at least mentioning it, even if it was a cut at Joe.

Christian Conservative on February 27, 2009 at 4:18 PM

Cr4sh Dummy on February 27, 2009 at 4:16 PM

You might be right about that – we have time to develop plenty of GOP women.

No more OLD GOP MEN – no more.

The GOP must put forward a WOMAN !!!!!

jake-the-goose on February 27, 2009 at 4:18 PM

Fraud doesnt give you that big a margin of victory…it may get you florida (i kidd) but cmon now. we’ve been through way worse presidents than obama and way more corruption. you sound as if youve lost your mind.

ernesto on February 27, 2009 at 4:08 PM

Yeah. I have. I get really raving insane when I see liars parading in the streets and behind fake presidential seals and a complicit media. I am certifiable when up is down and left is right.

I did not say that the entire election was stolen…I am no truther, either. But, I will say that there was unbelievable fraud…documented fraud…which in any small town election (or court battle) or run off would at the very least require a second look. THERE WAS NOTHING. NOTHING. After he was elected, any story you heard about ACORN (as just one example) was gone from the news. It has been a massive eclipse.

As far as being through worse presidents, I was a baby during Carter and certainly wasn’t around during FDR. I agree that, for now, Obama is not as bad. But, seriously? Look at where this is going? Do we need to just treat him with kid gloves and think that this radical overhaul of our entire nation and capitalist system without debate is something we can afford to “wait and see” about? Surely you jest.

And, another thing, your comment is tantamount to saying, “calm down” and there is nothing that makes a woman more pissed off than that.

Mommypundit on February 27, 2009 at 4:18 PM

With ACORN running the census and conducting voter fraud and intimidation with $4B in its pocket, we could run Abraham Lincoln and lose.

Akzed on February 27, 2009 at 4:19 PM

Now that the media is not relentlessly hammering Palin, maybe some women are looking at her performance and policies in Alaska a bit more objectively. That might account for the upturn in the polls. Just a thought.

Mallard T. Drake on February 27, 2009 at 4:19 PM

That young lady appeared on Hannity and Colmes. I doubt anyone else interviewed her. That’s the point I was trying to make earlier. Not everyone watches Fox News.

jewells45 on February 27, 2009 at 4:19 PM

we’ve been through way worse presidents than obama and way more corruption. you sound as if youve lost your mind.

ernesto on February 27, 2009 at 4:08 PM

Name one.

Norwegian on February 27, 2009 at 4:20 PM

Sarah Palin will not win. I don’t understand how people think she can. Start finding me the people who voted for Obama but who will change to Palin in 2012. Most of America thinks she is a complete moron.

WisCon on February 27, 2009 at 3:49 PM

Those morons would be the Obama voters. Most of them will go to their graves waiting to have their bills paid and their gas tanks filled by The One. The rational and reasonable will look at the candidates actually running in 2012. If Palin can’t do it, that will be reflected in the polls. If its really true, she’ll recognize it and not run at all. Meanwhile, look what happened to the latest golden boy, Jindal, when he took the national stage. After all the trash that’s been dumped on him, do you think HE can do it? Perhaps we should take Vernon Jordan’s advice and wait to see what time will tell us.

littleguy on February 27, 2009 at 4:21 PM

And, another thing, your comment is tantamount to saying, “calm down” and there is nothing that makes a woman more pissed off than that.

Mommypundit on February 27, 2009 at 4:18 PM

Oh, so true.

jewells45 on February 27, 2009 at 4:21 PM

Seriously? Because there was a woman who actually survived a botched abortion who told the whole country her story and took on Obama when he lied about his votes and the dude still won the White House.

myrenovations on February 27, 2009 at 4:17 PM

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Can’t stop facts during a national debate :) Huck is slick. He wouldn’t let Obama get away with his lying.

marklmail on February 27, 2009 at 4:22 PM

The media didn’t “brutalize” Romney, it mostly ignored him (and huckabee for that matter).

Darth Executor on February 27, 2009 at 4:00 PM

You cannot be serious. Try doing a search using the words Romney and Morman. See how many stories were done covering that very very important topic. They covered it incessantly because they knew that the Republicans needed the Evangelical vote to win and they knew that the more they mentioned it the more problems he would have with that voting block. He was forced to make a f*ing speech on the national stage in defense of himself and his religion. Its utterly transparent to anybody willing to open their eyes.

Zetterson on February 27, 2009 at 4:22 PM

Calm down?

Did I read Calm Down?

Wrong – get pissed and get very pissed.

jake-the-goose on February 27, 2009 at 4:22 PM

Rudy is still holding on to his firewall in Florida…

tommylotto on February 27, 2009 at 4:23 PM

Can’t stop facts during a national debate

But look who moderated those debates. All libs.

jewells45 on February 27, 2009 at 4:23 PM

And very few think Palin is the “Thatcher” type.

Cr4sh Dummy on February 27, 2009 at 4:16 PM

Quite a few, in fact.

Actually, people who actually worked with Thatcher see a lot of similarities with Palin

Norwegian on February 27, 2009 at 4:24 PM

But look who moderated those debates. All libs.
jewells45 on February 27, 2009 at 4:23 PM

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That’s what favors Huck. He’s quick. He can direct the conversation. Plus, he has a mean streak. He won’t be steamrolled like McCain was. He’d KILL Barry in a debate.

marklmail on February 27, 2009 at 4:26 PM

And, another thing, your comment is tantamount to saying, “calm down” and there is nothing that makes a woman more pissed off than that.

Mommypundit on February 27, 2009 at 4:18 PM

jeez you’re right, i should’ve known better. i get slapped on a daily basis by my girl for telling her to calm down in so many words. ill never learn :-(

Name one.

Norwegian on February 27, 2009 at 4:20 PM

Jimmy Carter. Imagine Obama moralizing about the golden rule on top of all this stuff you see now. How about Polk? Or Wilson? LBJ even.

ernesto on February 27, 2009 at 4:26 PM

Jesus some of these comments are nuts. If we survive? Please. Obama may not be the greatest in the world, and he may stink. But we’ll survive as a nation.

Huckabee and Palin woud be lucky to win 5 states each.

therightwinger on February 27, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Slight hyperbole. What I meant (and thought was clear) was if we survive in any real economic or social way we can recognize. I do not think he or this congress are kidding when they speak of change. the things he is implementing are long lasting. When you launch uni health, or amnesty (thus expanding welfare) or full frontal nationalization along with massive entitlements and add supreme justices to the mix, along with a smattering of other gov programs…tell me this is something we will “survive” in any real sense? NOT TO MENTION national defense and homeland threats…goodness. Can we afford to be this wrong?

Mommypundit on February 27, 2009 at 4:26 PM

Actually, people who actually worked with Thatcher see a lot of similarities with Palin

Norwegian on February 27, 2009 at 4:24 PM

Yes, Oxford and the Wasilla Institute of Taxidermy offer similar educational experiences.

*wink*

capitulus on February 27, 2009 at 4:27 PM

Excellent. We’re looking to the future and steeling for the battle we must win. We must never go back to the irrelevancy of McCain and the rest of tired old guard. Thank them for the long Service, give them a gold watch and send them home.

rplat on February 27, 2009 at 4:29 PM

Its cute that you people think voters are going to respond to the worst economic disaster in our lifetimes by voting for the party that created the situation.

benny shakar on February 27, 2009 at 4:29 PM

Mallard T, Drake on February 27, 2009 at 4:19 PM

Sorry to disagree with you mate, but Sarah is still being relentlessly hammered by the MSM, although it has become a little more local in nature.

Sarah will remain in the crosshairs of the MSM as long as she is a player in the national scene. The MSM failed to take her out for good in 2008. They are determined not to fail in this election cycle.

Do not ever doubt that MSM have considered destroying Sarah Palin as there #1 priority in the next 4 years, next of course to getting the Messiah re-elected in 2012.

technopeasant on February 27, 2009 at 4:29 PM

What an “If”.
If Obama has the economy “back on track” by 2011???
Then he may deserve to win re-election, but my guess is it’s gonna be propaganda, non-stop, from the White House and congressional Dems while the private economy goes into hibernation. And then there’s liberalism abroad.
No, I think by the 2010 elections the fruits of the Obama Way will be ripening. If the crop looks bad there will be greater empirical opposition. The national Obamedia will be less effective in 2010.
A strong Repub Leader would be good. All candidates have things go prove to the conservative base. We’ll see how they do in ’10.

Randy

williars on February 27, 2009 at 4:31 PM

ernesto on February 27, 2009 at 4:26 PM

Neither Carter or LBJ come even close to the open corruption and lying of Obama.

LBJ was a dirty back-room dealer and Carter was a smarmy ineffective liberal who hates Israel. Both were corrupt and both had very dangerous ideas. (Although I’d say LBJ’s Great Society did huge damage from which the black family has never recovered.).

However, both absolutely pale in comparison to the open and corrupt thuggery and lies, socialism and evil intent towards unborn children that Obama displays. Obama is a combination of the worst of both and then some.

INC on February 27, 2009 at 4:31 PM

People that are cutting down Palin do so because of the media response to her. Ask anyone who has spent any time with her and what you get is that she is extremely intelligent, very down to earth and very conservative. She has the ability to move people because when she talks as Sarah Palin, what comes out is honesty. She motivates people and she has the ability to lead. If you remember what people thought of Reagan, they thought he wasn’t too bright, when in reality he was extremely intelligent and he had a vision. He also was one of the best communicators and uniters we have ever had. Sarah needs to stick to being herself and offer a vision for the future.

Sven on February 27, 2009 at 4:31 PM

Yes, Oxford and the Wasilla Institute of Taxidermy offer similar educational experiences.

*wink*

capitulus on February 27, 2009 at 4:27 PM

Judging by a couple Oxford graduates i personally know . . . you may be correct. No one should ever let their formal schooling interfere with their education.

rplat on February 27, 2009 at 4:32 PM

Actually, people who actually worked with Thatcher see a lot of similarities with Palin

Norwegian on February 27, 2009 at 4:24 PM

After all Thatcher did for Britain, her own party rallied against her and threw her out. Strangely her party has never recovered and has never held the Prime Minister post since. Go figure.

portlandon on February 27, 2009 at 4:32 PM

The GOP must put forward a WOMAN !!!!!

jake-the-goose on February 27, 2009 at 4:18 PM

If that’s the way you feel about it, the Repubs better nominate a lesbian of color just to make sure all the bases are covered.

Or would transgender do for you?

We need someone with experience and sense, someone who is willing to stand up to the Octobama trainwreck and run on clear principles.

Even more, that person has to be able to explain said principles clearly, minus Steele’s goofball “street” ‘tude.

I have no idea if Palin can hack that, or anyone else being mentioned right now. Five months after the election, no one else knows.

Give it time. Polls don’t mean squat right now.

MrScribbler on February 27, 2009 at 4:33 PM

Yes, Oxford and the Wasilla Institute of Taxidermy offer similar educational experiences.

*wink*

capitulus on February 27, 2009 at 4:27 PM

Oxford did not make Thatcher great. Her general political philosophy did and that is where she is similar to Palin.

Zetterson on February 27, 2009 at 4:33 PM

Its cute that you people think voters are going to respond to the worst economic disaster in our lifetimes by voting for the party that created the situation.

benny shakar on February 27, 2009 at 4:29 PM

Well, I guess that explains why the markets has taken a nose-dive since Obama got elected.

/sarc

Bunnyshake, Crapitulus, et al. : Go back to HuffPo

Norwegian on February 27, 2009 at 4:33 PM

However, both absolutely pale in comparison to the open and corrupt thuggery and lies, socialism and evil intent towards unborn children that Obama displays. Obama is a combination of the worst of both and then some.

INC on February 27, 2009 at 4:31 PM

And let me add dangerous foreign policy.

Obama is more corrupt and destructive than LBJ at domestic policy and Carter at foreign policy.

INC on February 27, 2009 at 4:33 PM

Its cute that you people think voters are going to respond to the worst economic disaster in our lifetimes by voting for the party that created the situation.

benny shakar on February 27, 2009 at 4:29 PM

Precisely why the GOP has hopes for 2012. By that time they may have learned the truth.

littleguy on February 27, 2009 at 4:34 PM

Sven on February 27, 2009 at 4:31 PM

And I believe what sets Sarah apart from everybody else. She is
Obama’s nemesis: she has the uncanny knack of really getting under the Messiah’s skin and taking him off his game.

technopeasant on February 27, 2009 at 4:35 PM

Its cute that you people think voters are going to respond to the worst economic disaster in our lifetimes by voting for the party that created the situation.

benny shakar on February 27, 2009 at 4:29 PM

Agreed. I can’t believe some people expect the party of Barney Frank and Chris Dodd to ever win another election.

CNH_320 on February 27, 2009 at 4:37 PM

I will donate copiously to Palin’s campaign…..the country supposedly wanted “the first black man”; it makes sense that the next step will be that America wants a woman……gender trumps race, but we will have a woman president next. And that biatch better be a fiscal conservative.

Ris4victory on February 27, 2009 at 4:37 PM

portlandon on February 27, 2009 at 4:32 PM

Not true. Major and the Tories won in the ’92 general election (Maggie stepped down in ’91). This was shortly after the Nazi collaborator Soros shorted the pound and tried to destroy the British economy and help Labour win that election.

PimFortuynsGhost on February 27, 2009 at 4:38 PM

Where is beloved Fred?

I’m guessing hes asleep.

Speedwagon82 on February 27, 2009 at 4:38 PM

George HW Bush – Yale

Ronald Reagan – Eureka College and a C student at that

The conservative intelligentsia who react against her have remarkably little to say that will stand up to scrutiny. People who actually dealt with her, before she became a national figure, have expressed how much they were impressed by her intelligence.

- Thomas Sowell

joey24007 on February 27, 2009 at 4:38 PM

Hey Allah,

Where is our Atheist Thread? I have something for you, and it is inspiring, compelling, and it is being delivered between the lips of Sean Penn. Top That, Got Guilty Secrets? Sean Penn- We’re No Angels, goes without saying.

Dr Evil on February 27, 2009 at 4:39 PM

After all Thatcher did for Britain, her own party rallied against her and threw her out. Strangely her party has never recovered and has never held the Prime Minister post since. Go figure.

portlandon on February 27, 2009 at 4:32 PM

Yes, I used to live in the UK (Bournemouth)when that happened. Now the Tory Party has become a pathetic shell of its former self. Just like where way David Frum & Co wants to take the GOP today.

Like O’Sullivan said (former special aide to Baroness Thatcher) there are a lot of similarities between her and Palin.

The GOP can choose the Thatcher/Reagan/Palin way, or the Cameron/Specter/Frum way. I know where which way I would like to go.

Norwegian on February 27, 2009 at 4:39 PM

Oxford did not make Thatcher great. Her general political philosophy did and that is where she is similar to Palin.

Zetterson on February 27, 2009 at 4:33 PM

So Thatcher didn’t read newspapers either?

capitulus on February 27, 2009 at 4:40 PM

If that’s the way you feel about it, the Repubs better nominate a lesbian of color just to make sure all the bases are covered.

MrScribbler on February 27, 2009 at 4:33 PM

I understand your comments – my issue is this – the men of the GOP are flat out stoneless wonders.

The men of the GOP are worthless.

We need woman to show the men how a politician of character should behave.

I am sick and tired of the GOP putting forward men who give and take over everything.

Men who call their opponent – “my good friend” – “my learned opponent”.

Enough

Only a woman will able to call a jerk a jerk and be seen as new and credible.

I have had with the men of the GOP – they have all underdone the now famous – “chop-a-dick-tomy”.

jake-the-goose on February 27, 2009 at 4:41 PM

Yes, Oxford and the Wasilla Institute of Taxidermy offer similar educational experiences.

*wink*

capitulus on February 27, 2009 at 4:27 PM

Interesting you should mention Oxford. Oxford University Press published MEASLE AND THE WRATHMONK, by Ian Ogilvy, a few years ago. It offers advice on how to deal with trolls. Perhaps HA could publish some excerpts for those times when we are besieged by them.

littleguy on February 27, 2009 at 4:41 PM

To all the Sarah Palin 2012 or the highway folks: if she loses to Obama by as big a margin as McCain did, will you finally shut up about her or will you just blame whoever she picks as VP for her loss?

Speedwagon82 on February 27, 2009 at 4:43 PM

So Thatcher didn’t read newspapers either?

capitulus on February 27, 2009 at 4:40 PM

Well, I’m sure she did. Thats a bit of a non sequitor. No?

Zetterson on February 27, 2009 at 4:45 PM

I would take experience, natural leadership & communications abilities over a prestigious degreee anytime. Colleg doesn’t make you smart it just makes you educated.

Sven on February 27, 2009 at 4:46 PM

we’ve been through way worse presidents than obama and way more corruption….

ernesto on February 27, 2009 at 4:08 PM

We haven’t ever been through a President as marxist, a Congress as radically left and in such a majority that we have now, with the MSM in the tank as deep as they are for Obambi and the left. This combination makes it very difficult for an unbiased view of things in general. The country will make a jump to the left and by the time the sheeple start to recover from the kool-aid stupor, it may very well be too late.

belad on February 27, 2009 at 4:46 PM

So Thatcher didn’t read newspapers either?

capitulus on February 27, 2009 at 4:40 PM

No. She beat the few facts they got out of them.

the_nile on February 27, 2009 at 4:47 PM

To all the Sarah Palin 2012 or the highway folks: if she loses to Obama by as big a margin as McCain did, will you finally shut up about her or will you just blame whoever she picks as VP for her loss?

Speedwagon82 on February 27, 2009 at 4:43 PM

I’m wondering if the “anybody but Palin” crowd will insist that we run McCain again and, well, blame who he picks for VP for the loss, again?

littleguy on February 27, 2009 at 4:47 PM

I would take experience, natural leadership & communications abilities over a prestigious degreee anytime. Colleg doesn’t make you smart it just makes you educated.

Sven on February 27, 2009 at 4:46 PM

As you can tell I don’t have a college degree, I forgot the “e” in college.

Sven on February 27, 2009 at 4:48 PM

Its cute that you people think voters are going to respond to the worst economic disaster in our lifetimes by voting for the party that created the situation.

benny shakar on February 27, 2009 at 4:29 PM

WTF? They just did 4 months ago.

BPD on February 27, 2009 at 4:48 PM

Chicks don’t dig Palin enough. She’d have to carry women HUGE to win. Ain’t happenin.

marklmail on February 27, 2009 at 4:48 PM

Chicks don’t dig Palin enough. She’d have to carry women HUGE to win. Ain’t happenin.

marklmail on February 27, 2009 at 4:48 PM

Yeah, and my daughter still has her Palin sticker on her car.

INC on February 27, 2009 at 4:49 PM

I’m wondering if the “anybody but Palin” crowd will insist that we run McCain again and, well, blame who he picks for VP for the loss, again?

littleguy on February 27, 2009 at 4:47 PM

It would be worth it just to know.

the_nile on February 27, 2009 at 4:49 PM

That should be Yeah/sarc.

INC on February 27, 2009 at 4:50 PM

If the Republic survies 4 years with Obama (and that’s a big IF), the GOP can run cardboard cut-out of Dick Nixon in 2012 and still win 49 states.

Norwegian on February 27, 2009 at 3:57 PM

Hey! You’re not being nice to us Minnesotans.

cjs1943 on February 27, 2009 at 4:50 PM

Chicks don’t dig Palin enough. She’d have to carry women HUGE to win. Ain’t happenin.

marklmail on February 27, 2009 at 4:48 PM

Actually , that would be easier when she get’s older.

the_nile on February 27, 2009 at 4:50 PM

I’m wondering if the “anybody but Palin” crowd will insist that we run McCain again and, well, blame who he picks for VP for the loss, again?

How can we credibly criticize Obama’s foreign policy if we nominate someone who has zero foreign policy experience after 9/11? And I really don’t want to hear the stupid SNL “Russia from my house” garbage again.

Speedwagon82 on February 27, 2009 at 4:50 PM

By all means……….

………. let CNN pick the next Republican candidate.

Seven Percent Solution on February 27, 2009 at 4:51 PM

As you can tell I don’t have a college degree, I forgot the “e” in college.

Sven on February 27, 2009 at 4:48 PM

We would never have known unless you told us; we would have thought it was a Scandinavian spelling or something. Although, I think “university” is the more common word outside of the States.

BigD on February 27, 2009 at 4:51 PM

Yeah, and my daughter still has her Palin sticker on her car.

INC on February 27, 2009 at 4:49 PM

*

Chicks dig Huck.

marklmail on February 27, 2009 at 4:51 PM

Chicks don’t dig Palin enough. She’d have to carry women HUGE to win. Ain’t happenin.

marklmail on February 27, 2009 at 4:48 PM

women are stuck on stupid. and it’s probably all over their desire to murder babies. i want Palin running against B. Hussein in 2012, AND I WANT TO SEE HER IN THE WHITE HOUSE AS PRESIDENT. I WANT IT SO BAD I CANNOT SEE STRAIGHT.

Ghoul aid on February 27, 2009 at 4:51 PM

So Thatcher didn’t read newspapers either?

capitulus on February 27, 2009 at 4:40 PM

That’s a helluva standard, since newspapers in the U.S. are dropping like dead flies.

Do you believe everything you read in the newspaper?

BigD on February 27, 2009 at 4:53 PM

Not a fan of Huck, he makes me very nervous

Romney, Jindal or Sandford…I’d support and work to get elected.

Palin, I’ll fight my ass off for her.

Palin 2012

husker3000 on February 27, 2009 at 4:54 PM

Unless we get a unified Conservative basic message out there and often, define who were are and where we want to go…

I spoken to this before, often, and the “beauty pageant” politics of the past decades right now is not going to benefit us in the long term.

Even if we have the most photogenic candidate in the world, the most charismatic, how are we going to define ourselves?

CPAC and the RNC and the GOP really needs to stop prancing around vying for ratings and get busy with the basics…it worked quite well in ’94. Otherwise, it is just more of the same.

The stakes are too high. The danger is too grave. The fallout of failure in 2010 and 2012 is so vital to our life as a Nation of free men and women, that engaging in American Idol campaigning at this period in our history, we are asking for a pasting come election time.

Michael Steele, what’s the program?

coldwarrior on February 27, 2009 at 4:55 PM

Do you notice how Obama and his like blame Bush for the economy. You never heard Bush blame Clinton for 9/11 even though he had plenty to use. Bush’s graciousness is one quality that I respect about him. That is the way we should be running our campaigns. I don’t remember Reagan blaming everyone, he just said this is what we need to do and did it.

Sven on February 27, 2009 at 4:57 PM

How can we credibly criticize Obama’s foreign policy if we nominate someone who has zero foreign policy experience after 9/11? And I really don’t want to hear the stupid SNL “Russia from my house” garbage again.

Speedwagon82 on February 27, 2009 at 4:50 PM

So, who would qualify, then? Wouldn’t it be sufficient to mention that he was wrong?

littleguy on February 27, 2009 at 4:58 PM

The Huckster is a total joke. He is one of those Christians who tells everyone that they are a Christians right before they stab somebody in the back. He has trashed Romney and Palin.

Lou Budvis on February 27, 2009 at 5:00 PM

Why do I get the impression that paid cronies of other campaigns and GOP establishment are out here to trash Palin and depress her support?

Since its CNN, its safe to assume that the 20%or so of Huckabee support actually belongs to Sarah.

promachus on February 27, 2009 at 5:01 PM

Jimmy Carter. Imagine Obama moralizing about the golden rule on top of all this stuff you see now. How about Polk? Or Wilson? LBJ even.

ernesto on February 27, 2009 at 4:26 PM

Jimmy Carter? THe man was a harmless fool compared to Obama.

Polk? He was responsible for securing the largest US land expansion since the Louisiana Purchase, hardly a horribly president.

Wilson? Probably closest to Obama (read Goldberg’s Liberal Facism) but still far less dangerous.

LBJ? Nah, just incompetent, but not in the same degree as Obama.

Sorry, try again.

Norwegian on February 27, 2009 at 5:01 PM

I can’t see Palin besting Obama in the debates. She doesn’t have the gravitas, the media will spin her worse than they did last time.

Romney I can easily see doing so. With the recession getting a lot worse by 2012, Romney who can do business speak with more ease than any candidate in recent history and will school Obama on exactly why all of his policies were a failure.

Romney-Stanford 2012!

joncoltonis on February 27, 2009 at 5:01 PM

How can we credibly criticize Obama’s foreign policy if we nominate someone who has zero foreign policy experience after 9/11? And I really don’t want to hear the stupid SNL “Russia from my house” garbage again.

Speedwagon82 on February 27, 2009 at 4:50 PM

I’m sorry, how much foreign policy experience did Reagan have.

We need someone that is smart and surrounds “herself” with smart knowledgable people

husker3000 on February 27, 2009 at 5:02 PM

Why does everyone love Palin anyhow? Let’s be honest and admit she had a pretty poor showing this last cycle. She too often came off as more than a little dumb, and she seemed manufactured- like someone scripted her to be “folksy” and wink a lot and come up with a catalog of catchy “down-to-earth” one liners.

Couldn’t agree more.

It seems that anyone who didn’t like Sarah Palin automaticaly get’s painted with the ‘you’re not a real Conservative’ brush.

Whatever.

She’s not going

You-Eh-Vee on February 27, 2009 at 5:02 PM

To all the Sarah Palin 2012 or the highway folks: if she loses to Obama by as big a margin as McCain did, will you finally shut up about her or will you just blame whoever she picks as VP for her loss?

Speedwagon82 on February 27, 2009 at 4:43 PM

To all the anyone but Sarah folks, will you shut up if she wins against Obama in a Reagan-like landslide and never show your faces again?

promachus on February 27, 2009 at 5:02 PM

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