Hot Air Candidate Survey: October Edition

posted at 3:30 pm on September 30, 2011 by Patrick Ishmael

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36-50

Dammit. I hate clicking this one.

lorien1973 on September 30, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Dammit. I hate clicking this one.

lorien1973 on September 30, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Yeah, but you even if you’re 50, you can consider yourself 30Something

ConservativePartyNow on September 30, 2011 at 3:34 PM

Yeah. But Sep 30th isn’t over yet.

faraway on September 30, 2011 at 3:38 PM

Dammit. I hate clicking this one.

lorien1973 on September 30, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Almost there.

I’ll go kicking and screaming.

portlandon on September 30, 2011 at 3:39 PM

I am totally spamming this thing for Bob Dole.

fiatboomer on September 30, 2011 at 3:40 PM

Your gender? *

Genderist!!

What about trannies?

faraway on September 30, 2011 at 3:41 PM

David Petraeus…?

… Hhhhmmmmmmmmm.

Seven Percent Solution on September 30, 2011 at 3:42 PM

Go HC and I don’t mean Hillary Clinton.

dragondrop on September 30, 2011 at 3:43 PM

1st one post Perry “heart” -less comments. Curious to see results.

txmomof6 on September 30, 2011 at 3:43 PM

Well, guess it’s time to stop selecting Bachmann as VP. I can handle “pray the gay away” but lunacy like “VACCINATIONS CAUSE MENTAL RETARDATION!!!!” is like … a trifling too much.

/lulz

Jeddite on September 30, 2011 at 3:43 PM

I voted for Cain, but you shouldn’t bias the results by putting a picture on the post.

Western_Civ on September 30, 2011 at 3:44 PM

36-50

Dammit. I hate clicking this one.

lorien1973 on September 30, 2011 at 3:32 PM

26-35

I hate clicking that one. Oh well, people still think I’m a high school kid.

El_Terrible on September 30, 2011 at 3:44 PM

Liz Cheney?

faraway on September 30, 2011 at 3:45 PM

txmomof6 on September 30, 2011 at 3:43 PM

Yes, it would be very interesting to see how we all react.

thebrokenrattle on September 30, 2011 at 3:45 PM

36-50

Dammit. I hate clicking this one.

lorien1973 on September 30, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Eh, it won’t be long and I’ll have to start clicking the next one.

cozmo on September 30, 2011 at 3:45 PM

Western-Civ—-it’s not bias–he’s just the best looking.

dragondrop on September 30, 2011 at 3:49 PM

lorien1973 on September 30, 2011 at 3:32 PM

How do you think I feel 65 or over? And to boot, female, we are rare here on both fronts!
L

letget on September 30, 2011 at 3:51 PM

lorien1973 on September 30, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Hey lorien, you find Horde in GoW2 yet?

John the Libertarian on September 30, 2011 at 3:51 PM

Dammit. I hate clicking this one.

lorien1973 on September 30, 2011 at 3:32 PM

HA HA. I was thinking the exact same thing. Can’t we have a 30-39 and 40-49 instead?

angryed on September 30, 2011 at 3:51 PM

60 is the new 40.

Jocundus on September 30, 2011 at 3:51 PM

angryed on September 30, 2011 at 3:51 PM

It’s usually 18-29 and so forth.

IR-MN on September 30, 2011 at 3:54 PM

It’s usually 18-29 and so forth.

IR-MN on September 30, 2011 at 3:54 PM

I guess in 10 years or so 36-50 will be acceptable :)

angryed on September 30, 2011 at 3:55 PM

Still hoping for an October surprise!

Palin/Cain

Palin/Perry

Palin/Rubio

Fallon on September 30, 2011 at 3:56 PM

And, 51-64… We’re still happy to be here.

Fallon on September 30, 2011 at 3:57 PM

I can’t believe I clicked on any of them. I NEVER take these polls but that is how enthused I am about Cain. Even to the point of clicking on 51- to some even higher number we won’t mention.

How DARE you ask a ladies age range!

Lily on September 30, 2011 at 3:58 PM

60 is the new 40.

Jocundus on September 30, 2011 at 3:51 PM

I am and it ain’t.

chicken thief on September 30, 2011 at 3:59 PM

Mike Castle isn’t on the list so I’m not voting.

Bishop on September 30, 2011 at 4:00 PM

60 is the new 40.

Jocundus on September 30, 2011 at 3:51 PM

Have I told you lately that I love you?

Knucklehead on September 30, 2011 at 4:02 PM

Fallon on September 30, 2011 at 3:56 PM

Isn’t today the day?

cozmo on September 30, 2011 at 4:04 PM

Save a pretzel for the gas jets, ya’ll.

bitsy on September 30, 2011 at 4:04 PM

And, 51-64… We’re still happy to be here.

Fallon on September 30, 2011 at 3:57 PM

Agreed, and I just joined your group this year…Old enough to know what we’re doing, and young enough to still do it!

kirkill on September 30, 2011 at 4:05 PM

Ok, I had to answer the “declared candidate” with Newt.

I don’t get tingles with any of them, but at the least Newt knows how to move around in Congress. And with the TEA party exerting heavy influence in the House and hopefully in the Senate very soon, someone will have to broker the peace in the conservative caucuses.

I think Newt is the only declared candidate with those skills.

Oh, did I say Palin 2012 yet?

BobMbx on September 30, 2011 at 4:07 PM

Today was Sarah Palin’s dead line for her announcement. Get ready for Mama Fizzly.

NickDeringer on September 30, 2011 at 4:09 PM

What about trannies?

faraway on September 30, 2011 at 3:41 PM

“It” isn’t a recognized response.

BobMbx on September 30, 2011 at 4:09 PM

60 is the new 40.

Jocundus on September 30, 2011 at 3:51 PM

50 is the new 30… since at the rate we’re going we’ll be working an extra 20 years before we can afford to retire… *sigh*

greeneyedconservative on September 30, 2011 at 4:09 PM

Isn’t today the day?

cozmo on September 30, 2011 at 4:04 PM

Apparently not. I still don’t care that she hasn’t announced, yet. If she says no, I’ll believe her the first time. I’ll understand and adjust my focus, money and time to another candidate.

But even if she says no, she is what America needs right now. She is not beholden to anyone. She is someone who knows how to begin clearing out the layers of corruption in DC.

Thanks for asking.

Fallon on September 30, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Today was Sarah Palin’s dead line for her announcement. Get ready for Mama Fizzly.

NickDeringer on September 30, 2011 at 4:09 PM

Can’t recall a specific date etched in stone, but if it makes you feel better to poke with that little flimsy stick of yours, go on. Enjoy yourself ~ while you can.

greeneyedconservative on September 30, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Hey lorien, you find Horde in GoW2 yet?

John the Libertarian on September 30, 2011 at 3:51 PM

Haven’t played it much since that first night after I downloaded it. At all actually. Just been messing around with some trial arcade games.

I’m kinda waiting for Dark Souls and Rage on Tuesday. IGN had a 24 hour dark souls streaming marathon last night. Game looked pretty fun.

lorien1973 on September 30, 2011 at 4:12 PM

Just 3 more weeks in the “26-35″ category.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! I’m getting old!! Argghh!!!

HDFOB on September 30, 2011 at 4:14 PM

Hey lorien, you find Horde in GoW2 yet?

John the Libertarian on September 30, 2011 at 3:51 PM

my xbox live moniker is the same as this one, btw :P

lorien1973 on September 30, 2011 at 4:20 PM

Isn’t today the day?

cozmo on September 30, 2011 at 4:04 PM

Yes because we need another indecisive person in the White House.

Knucklehead on September 30, 2011 at 4:20 PM

“26 to 35″

I’d love to click that category again. Sigh.

hachiban on September 30, 2011 at 4:25 PM

Today was Sarah Palin’s dead line for her announcement. Get ready for Mama Fizzly.

NickDeringer on September 30, 2011 at 4:09 PM

What is more sad, is that you’ve got a “Palin Announcement Deadline Clock”.

Get a life.

portlandon on September 30, 2011 at 4:34 PM

Get ready for Mama Fizzly.

NickDeringer on September 30, 2011 at 4:09 PM

Hey, that was the funniest thing you’ve ever written. Now, get me a cracker.

faraway on September 30, 2011 at 4:38 PM

18-25. Ha ha suckers.

RDE2010 on September 30, 2011 at 4:43 PM

The more I think about Cain’s 9/9/9 proposal, the less I like it.

Nethicus on September 30, 2011 at 4:47 PM

my xbox live moniker is the same as this one, btw :P

lorien1973 on September 30, 2011 at 4:20 PM

I guess that’s a recommendation to join the hive. I’ve resisted because it appears to be even stronger heroin.

Forget the campaign on GoW2 and go straight, straight, straight into Horde in the extras. Best shooter I’ve ever played.

John the Libertarian on September 30, 2011 at 4:51 PM

Sign up, strippers.

faraway on September 30, 2011 at 4:53 PM

I voted for the dude in the picture at the top of this page. I figured this is what you want anyway.

paulsur on September 30, 2011 at 4:56 PM

One day early.

Eh, I’m sure you’ll have another October survey (or two) after debates…

cs89 on September 30, 2011 at 5:02 PM

Where are the Rick Perry supporters today?

technopeasant on September 30, 2011 at 5:08 PM

I voted for the dude in the picture at the top of this page. I figured this is what you want anyway.

paulsur on September 30, 2011 at 4:56 PM

LMAO!

Should Cain keep up the good work he may sway me yet.

As of now, I belong to the ABR [Anyone but Romneycare] camp. ;o)

DannoJyd on September 30, 2011 at 5:09 PM

And, 51-64… We’re still happy to be here.

Fallon on September 30, 2011 at 3:57 PM

51-64 here, I do not think about my age much. At age 20 I had a 18 month baby and became a widow. The weight of the world seemed to be on my shoulders and maturity was not an option. I have not felt mentally older since that time. Emotionally and physically older, yes.

IowaWoman on September 30, 2011 at 5:19 PM

Perry, of course. One debate performance doesn’t worry me.

Gingrich is my #2 behind Perry.

West or Gingrich for VP.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on September 30, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Nethicus on September 30, 2011 at 4:47 PM

Yep. I will never support a national sales tax. Never. No “fair tax”; “flat tax” is the better way to go.

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on September 30, 2011 at 5:39 PM

Where are the Rick Perry supporters today?

technopeasant on September 30, 2011 at 5:08 PM

I’m guessing many are in the Cain camp now.

Kataklysmic on September 30, 2011 at 5:42 PM

You think you got it bad? I’m past where I could do it all night. Now, it takes me all night to do it.

Mirimichi on September 30, 2011 at 5:51 PM

Cain is Able; Obama is not.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on September 30, 2011 at 5:52 PM

Rock you like a Herman Cain!

IowaWoman on September 30, 2011 at 5:56 PM

Perry, of course. One debate performance doesn’t worry me.

Aslans Girl on September 30, 2011 at 5:38 PM

Amen, AG. We have 12 plus months of this contest. The rollercoaster is just beginning. Good or bad, politics is a drawn-out, exhaustive process. I can’t wait for the final stretch.

sherry on September 30, 2011 at 5:59 PM

Where are the Rick Perry supporters today?

technopeasant on September 30, 2011 at 5:08 PM

5PM on a beautiful, crisp Friday afternoon. I’m going with happy hour. Sometimes politics needs to be left on the back burner.

sherry on September 30, 2011 at 6:01 PM

Well, as Dennis Miller said the other night on O’Reilly…

The bumper sticker will be, “Cain vs. Un-Able.”

StarLady on September 30, 2011 at 6:05 PM

Run Sarah Run!

Zorro on September 30, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Christie/Rubio.

Dream ticket.

nickj116 on September 30, 2011 at 6:22 PM

Where are the Rick Perry supporters today?

technopeasant on September 30, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Right here, watching my Texas Rangers get their backsides handed to them.

Second choice now Gingrich (never thought I would say that…)

XWing5 on September 30, 2011 at 6:26 PM

sherry on September 30, 2011 at 6:01 PM

Now that makes sense!..:)

Dire Straits on September 30, 2011 at 6:30 PM

It’s time to remove Palin from the poll. Having her in there is an insult to the real candidates.

csdeven on September 30, 2011 at 6:38 PM

Christie/Rubio.

Dream ticket.

nickj116 on September 30, 2011 at 6:22 PM

Strange pair up, their views of the way government should be run are very different.

IowaWoman on September 30, 2011 at 6:41 PM

You know, it’d be a helluva lot easier for us Palinistas to support somebody other than Palin if everybody else in the field didn’t SUCK. Cain is my second choice, followed by Perry, but only because their suckiness is the least obnoxious.

Aitch748 on September 30, 2011 at 6:49 PM

60 is the new 40.

Jocundus on September 30, 2011 at 3:51 PM

Thank you.

predator on September 30, 2011 at 6:55 PM

I’ve never seen the results from any of these.

shick on September 30, 2011 at 8:08 PM

RE: “I’ve never seen the results from any of these.” shick

I don’t think I have either ……

airbrush on September 30, 2011 at 9:18 PM

I’ve never seen the results from any of these.

shick on September 30, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Check in tomorrow, same bat time, same bat channel.

IowaWoman on September 30, 2011 at 9:21 PM

technopeasant on September 30, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Better question: where are all the Palin supporters today, hmmm?

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on September 30, 2011 at 10:07 PM

Better question: where are all the Palin supporters today, hmmm?

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on September 30, 2011 at 10:07 PM

They are sitting in the darkest corner of their grammy’s basement rocking to and fro chanting incantations in a hope to repel the evil GOP, LSM, and Palin haters who have stopped St Palin the Victimized from running for POTUS. In between chanting sessions, they adjust the antenna of their tin foil hats waiting for the double super secret message from Wasilla that gives them the new code words than will tell them when she is running.

csdeven on September 30, 2011 at 10:23 PM

I took the poll but here’s my response to one of the questions.

Among the declared candidates, who would be your vote for President?
None of the above should be a category here, I picked Karger whoever that is just to get a chance to vote in your poll but folks should be able to opt out of a category if they don’t want to pick from the current crop. Your forcing a choice skews your poll and makes it very unreliable because your putting in false data. You should add a “none of the above” or “Other” in your list there.

Palin/West 2012 And for all the naysayesrs out there wondering/pushing for the Governor to declare one way or the other speak after you have walked a mile in her shoes. The Red high heels-lol. She’s giving a major speech in Korea around October 10/11, I would look for her to declare right after that cause from what I’ve read the Michigan filing deadline is right after that. If you’ve read her book “Going Rogue” check the last pages for the clues as to why I say this.

nwsseeker on September 30, 2011 at 10:31 PM

It’s time to remove csdeven from hotair. Having her in there is an insult to the real trolls.

csdeven on September 30, 2011 at 6:38 PM

fixed it for you!!!!

nwsseeker on September 30, 2011 at 10:48 PM

I picked Perry/Jindal.
I don’t like either Palin or Bachmann so I wish I could have skipped that question.
Palin’ll get my vote if she’s the nominee-though I hope that she isn’t.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 30, 2011 at 11:47 PM

The more I think about Cain’s 9/9/9 proposal, the less I like it.

Nethicus on September 30, 2011 at 4:47 PM

I don’t know who wrote that article, but they are confusing a VAT tax with Cain’s Fair Tax. A Fair Tax is a sales tax that is only on the end retail user, not every step along the way (like raw materials, manufacturing and wholesale.) It is not a VAT tax. A manufacturer or wholesaler would have a business number to show they are not the end user of the product they are buying and would not have to pay the sales tax on it.

Elisa on October 1, 2011 at 12:14 AM

The more I think about Cain’s 9/9/9 proposal, the less I like it.

Nethicus on September 30, 2011 at 4:47 PM

I don’t know who wrote that article, but they are confusing a VAT tax with Cain’s Fair Tax. A Fair Tax is a sales tax that is only on the end retail user, not every step along the way (like raw materials, manufacturing and wholesale.) It is not a VAT tax. A manufacturer or wholesaler would have a business number to show they are not the end user of the product they are buying and would not have to pay the sales tax on it.

Elisa on October 1, 2011 at 12:14 AM

I forgot to add that the prebate takes care of the poor.

No tax system is perfect. I also prefer the flat tax, but it also has drawbacks. The Fair tax would be far better than what we have now. We can’t continue with what we have.

Here is an explanation from Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FairTax

The FairTax is a tax reform proposal for the federal government of the United States that would replace all federal taxes on personal and corporate income[1] with a single broad national consumption tax on retail sales. The Fair Tax Act (H.R. 25/S. 13) would apply a tax once at the point of purchase on all new goods and services for personal consumption. The proposal also calls for a monthly payment to all family households of lawful U.S. residents as an advance rebate, or “prebate”, of tax on purchases up to the poverty level.

Elisa on October 1, 2011 at 12:21 AM

Just saw Herman on Leno. He did great. I know this is too much to hope for. I am not getting my hopes up high.

I didn’t think Cain had a chance, so I was for Perry first, then Cain second. But if Cain did have a chance, then Perry would be my second. I haven’t written Perry off yet. Perry is followed by Santorum and Gingrich, in my mind.

The problem for Cain is not can he get people who hear him and understand his message to vote for him. The problem is that money drives elections. Romney and Perry can raise money. Can Cain raise enough, even if it is less than them? That is what we will see in the coming months. Can Cain raise enough and do enough to stay towards the top by the time primaries start.

We shall see.

Elisa on October 1, 2011 at 12:33 AM

I would look for her to declare right after that cause from what I’ve read the Michigan filing deadline is right after that. If you’ve read her book “Going Rogue” check the last pages for the clues as to why I say this.

nwsseeker on September 30, 2011 at 10:31 PM

The clues you get from her super secret code is of your own imagination you lunatic. Tell you what moron, in between your chanting sessions and adjusting your tinfoil hat, go ask your grammy to make you some warm milk and cookies.

csdeven on October 1, 2011 at 7:31 AM

Still Perry, a couple of missteps in debates notwithstanding.

Oh, and I think we can drop the Palin vs Bachmann question. Palin is not running and Bachmann is toast.

Y-not on October 1, 2011 at 8:34 AM

I made the switch from Bachmann to Cain this month. She lost me.

I still want Palin to run but I will only work with what we got.

mechkiller_k on October 1, 2011 at 10:13 AM

Seems Romney and Perry had a previous relationship…

Interesting this….

OnlyOrange on October 1, 2011 at 10:51 AM

OnlyOrange on October 1, 2011 at 10:51 AM

I know that the press is digging through Romney’s campaign finances. They’ve been hounding some of his top donors (and their relatives and associates) for weeks now asking for their comments on Romney’s alleged wrongdoings, but that has to do with this current POTUS bid. These folks have been preparing for the onslaught of allegations against Romney as soon as he regains the lead.

It’s hard to imagine how the old allegations re Perry that you cite, which apparently came up and proved to be a big nothing despite what I’m sure were the Texas Dems’ best efforts, are suddenly going to take down the Governor, breathless articles from the Daily Beast via Yahoo notwithstanding. Wake me when there’s an indictment.

Y-not on October 1, 2011 at 11:10 AM

I’m still praying for Palin.

The more I see and learn about the declared candidates, the less enthused I am about any of them.

husker3000 on October 3, 2011 at 7:01 AM