Hot Air Presidential Survey: Halloween Edition

posted at 10:05 am on October 31, 2011 by Patrick Ishmael

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Dirty old man For The Win!

John the Libertarian on October 31, 2011 at 10:11 AM

Can’t access poll here in AFG so I’ll vote through the comment section:

GO ROMNEY!

g2825m on October 31, 2011 at 10:13 AM

With every passing week, Newt looks better than the rest. I am still waiting for Perry to bounce back.

antisocial on October 31, 2011 at 10:13 AM

BOO!

cmsinaz on October 31, 2011 at 10:13 AM

Romney and Huntsman? At least you should have included Bachmann or Ron Paul.

Come on…. Forcing us to choose Romney with that choice.

antisocial on October 31, 2011 at 10:15 AM

How can I be so enthusiastic about voting and so unenthusiastic about the candidates?

a capella on October 31, 2011 at 10:16 AM

You know how you feel when the stock market is tanking and you are heavily invested on the up side? That’s the feeling I get filling out this survey.

Where’s the Beef?

huckleberryfriend on October 31, 2011 at 10:17 AM

antisocial on October 31, 2011 at 10:15 AM

I agree with you, that is a bad two to chose from!
L

letget on October 31, 2011 at 10:20 AM

Cain’s our man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

balkanmom on October 31, 2011 at 10:21 AM

Perry is a disappointment. He certainly did not want to be president because he had some ideas that he thought would improve America. He clearly was pushed into it by people who manipulated his Texas sized ego. At this point his campaign is about beating that cultist Mormon for his own edification and he couldn’t care less that Obama is going to beat him like a rented mule. The people behind the scenes know this also and all they can see is $15 million that they can funnel to friends, family, and political cronies.

csdeven on October 31, 2011 at 10:21 AM

I am a solid Cain man I hope the story about him getting his freak on is true.
Now if we can only produce some video of him smokin’ crack with a crack ho we can lock down the D.C. vote.

esnap on October 31, 2011 at 10:21 AM

John the Libertarian, are you drinking the msm kool-aid?

balkanmom on October 31, 2011 at 10:25 AM

no lawn gnome?

darn it

cmsinaz on October 31, 2011 at 10:28 AM

Cain/Newt~Newt/Cain…either ticket’s a real ladykiller!

RepubChica on October 31, 2011 at 10:30 AM

Romney and Huntsman? At least you should have included Bachmann or Ron Paul.

Come on…. Forcing us to choose Romney with that choice.

antisocial on October 31, 2011 at 10:15 AM

Why not pick Huntsman, then?

Huntsman/Ryan 2012!

Abby Adams on October 31, 2011 at 10:34 AM

wait? 74% of Texas republicans oppose Perry getting nominated? lets not discuss that lol.

If those numbers appeared for Romney in MA it would be a top headline. I guess the bar is set low for Perry. Again.

hanzblinx on October 31, 2011 at 10:37 AM

Is Ed going to be making cameo appearances in Madden football next year too?

ted c on October 31, 2011 at 10:38 AM

no lawn gnome?

darn it

cmsinaz on October 31, 2011 at 10:28 AM

Agreed. The Phase 1-?-3 Plan is an engine for economic growth, it trounces the 9-9-9 plan in every respect.

Lawdawg86 on October 31, 2011 at 10:39 AM

no lawn gnome?

darn it

cmsinaz on October 31, 2011 at 10:28 AM

Lawn Gnome 2012

JetBoy on October 31, 2011 at 10:42 AM

Perry-Gingrich with Gingrich as my second choice for POTUS.

Huntsman over Romney.

Y-not on October 31, 2011 at 11:08 AM

Newt

Kataklysmic on October 31, 2011 at 11:11 AM

At this point his campaign is about beating that cultist Mormon for his own edification and he couldn’t care less that Obama is going to beat him like a rented mule. The people behind the scenes know this also and all they can see is $15 million that they can funnel to friends, family, and political cronies.

csdeven on October 31, 2011 at 10:21 AM

Perry’s $15 million isn’t going to cronies – it’s going to be sailed right up the ass of RomneyCare.

And then Rick Perry is going to go back to Texas with a RINO head for a trophy. He may not win the nomination – but he’ll have that trophy on his wall!

You can bank that.

At this point – it’s personal. Mitt made it that way – I have a cryin’ towel for you guys if you need it.

HondaV65 on October 31, 2011 at 11:13 AM

Huntsman/Romney… do I go with the Manchurian Candidate that has been to Manchuria or the other guy?

Decisions, decisions…

ajacksonian on October 31, 2011 at 11:17 AM

He really needs to add, “I refuse to vote” and “Obama” to the match up questions.

astonerii on October 31, 2011 at 11:23 AM

How can I be so enthusiastic about voting and so unenthusiastic about the candidates?

a capella on October 31, 2011 at 10:16 AM

My thoughts, also. Actually, its quite depressing. There isn’t anyone to get really excited about, and if I don’t vote, then its 4 more years of 0bama.

Mirimichi on October 31, 2011 at 11:47 AM

Newt has won me over.

p40tiger on October 31, 2011 at 11:50 AM

RepubChica on October 31, 2011 at 10:30 AM

Cain/Newt~Newt/Cain

This is a Constitutional impossibility. They are both from Georgia and the Constitution requires the President and the VP to be from different states.

12th Amendment:

“The Electors shall meet in their respective states, and vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, one of whom, at least, shall not be an inhabitant of the same state with themselves;…”

jstjoan on October 31, 2011 at 11:51 AM

How can I be so enthusiastic about voting and so unenthusiastic about the candidates?

a capella on October 31, 2011 at 10:16 AM

I couldn’t finish the survey. I want Newt now (after Palin), but I have no idea who to vote for on any of the other questions. Meh.

catwrangler on October 31, 2011 at 11:52 AM

csdeven on October 31, 2011 at 10:21 AM

troll

YehuditTX on October 31, 2011 at 11:57 AM

I would suggest a simple question about narrowing the field. To wit: vote for the three canditates, in no particular order, that you would like to see in the final three, with or after the rest are eliminated.

I find that I have favorable opinions about several of the candidates, with no particular leader. I would like to see the chaff eliminated and get to the more realistic final choices. All we are doing now is self inflicting knife cuts.

Old Country Boy on October 31, 2011 at 12:14 PM

Huntsman vs. Romney? That makes Obama look good…

Jonas Parker on October 31, 2011 at 12:16 PM

How can I be so enthusiastic about voting and so unenthusiastic about the candidates?

a capella on October 31, 2011 at 10:16 AM

Obama?

RDE2010 on October 31, 2011 at 12:23 PM

Looking forward to the results on this one!

Tim_CA on October 31, 2011 at 12:32 PM

Romney and Huntsman? Come on…. Forcing us to choose Romney with that choice.

antisocial on October 31, 2011 at 10:15 AM

…indeed…made me feel all dirty…and not in a good way….

…sort of like being forced by the available choices presented to vote for McCain…and look how that turned out….

…you couldn’t've given us a choice between Huntsman and Hitler, or Romney and Beezelbub? Devil and the deep blue sea, perhaps?

Puritan1648 on October 31, 2011 at 12:36 PM

Engelbert Huntsman…!

Seven Percent Solution on October 31, 2011 at 12:37 PM

Puritan1648 on October 31, 2011 at 12:36 PM

ROTFLMAO!

so friggin’ true.

Tim_CA on October 31, 2011 at 12:44 PM

All tricks and no treats… I got a rock.

Fallon on October 31, 2011 at 1:34 PM

Jimmy Huntsman!!

bitsy on October 31, 2011 at 2:37 PM

At this point – it’s personal. Mitt made it that way – I have a cryin’ towel for you guys if you need it.

HondaV65 on October 31, 2011 at 11:13 AM

Everyone knows Perry is just that petty to put his ego in front of the country. He started the entire fight when he sent his bigoted pastor buddy out to call Romney a cultist. Now he is going to double down on the nastiness with his threats to make the TV bleed. I had hope for Perry until he started stepping on his tongue and his incoherent bumbling debate performances. But I could have dealt with that until his true nature was revealed.

csdeven on October 31, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Seriously, again force a vote FOR Romney or Huntsman? Again the last 2 voting preferences really needed “I will vote 3rd party” or “won’t vote at all” choice. Really.

There are some of us who, as much as we absolutely hate Obama and what he has done and is doing, are convinced that if Romney/Huntsman/RINO is the best we can do even in this climate, then we haven’t fallen enough. We will not vote for a Romney or Huntsman but will fight like heck to get every GOP anyone in every Congressional seat until 2016 and pray every day that the union can survive without revolution until an actual conservative who will reverse the fascist/socialist progress of our government stands up for election and that the populace will finally be in enough pain and turmoil to vote for reversion to our limited government, constitutional principals that provided the foundation up which this country was built into greatness.

If Romney, socialist/fascist/corporatist-lite is our “best chance” then the people of this nation are not bleeding enough, being infringed on enough, being squeezed enough by every level of government and regulation and felonizing of our judicial system to be willing to endure the actual effort of fixing this sorry mess. We are dying from a thousand cuts and the Romney/RINO branch of the GOP wants to just slow down the speed of the blade. We need to stop the cutting and then stop the bleeding. And even then we will still need time to heal.

There is NO perfect conservative candidate and despite accusation from Romney/Huntsman/RINO supporters, I don’t believe that most of the GOP/Tea Party is waiting for perfect. Most of us are big boys and girls (which is why we are conservatives in the first place) and we understand that conservative doesn’t mean the same to every person and that we don’t all come from the same place of specific focus and agenda. Where we join is in the desire to be left alone to our own life, liberty and pursuit of happiness without the boot of government on our necks and the glove of the IRS in our pockets.

Romney and the GOP RINOs have a proven history of leaving the people they govern less wealthy and less free. I will not submit. I don’t care if it is to a Sharia law invoking terrorist or a “for your own good” liberal or a “it was appropriate in that state” RINO. I will not bow, I will not submit, I will no longer be part of the problem that they have created. I will not be bullied by the GOP establishment. Give me another Ford, Dole, either “read my lips” or “compassionate conservative” Bush, McCain or for 2012 a Romney or Huntsman, and I will vote the most conservative third party on the ballot. My commitment to this position continues to strengthen rather than flex as the attacks on Cain and Perry, mostly from the establishment including GOP regulars, intensify.

deepdiver on October 31, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Perry/Jindal. Newt’s still two, Cain’s still a distant 3rd…and I think that those allegations about him are BS!

annoyinglittletwerp on October 31, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Huntsman. Why on earth is he running at all? There is no chance he will win anything. He is progressive despite his Utah governor time and is tied deeply to Obama, probably enough that Obama has enough dirt on him to force him to throw the election to Obama at the last minute much like McCain did in 2008 or Obama can just simply drop the October surprise. He is the single worst potential person we have in the race.

Ron Paul, I do not care how conservative he is has simply driven himself to an insane position that just cannot be tolerated. While his chances against Obama are pretty low, I think his policies if elected would be devastating, more devastating that a hand cuffed by the congress Obama.

Romney is a progressive at heart and in philosophy. I cannot imagine why anyone in the Republican party is backing him after seeing the train wreck Bush left after his progressive reign as the Republican President of the United States of America, and Bush is far more conservative than Romney is. A Romney presidency will destroy any benefit we got from the Tea Party in short order. By 2014 there will be fewer Republicans in congress than there were in 2009. We will then turn over the country to another extremist Democratic party to run for 2 years as super majorities.

Santorum has a presence issue. No one even knows he is there. No matter what his policies would be in office, none of them would ever get accomplished because just having him speak about them make them so boring that nothing can happen. Pass on him.

Then there is Perry and Cain, both of whom as far as I am concerned are cyphers that cannot be figured out. Cain I just have never felt good about, and looking at this week’s news, I can see why. Perry I felt good about when reading about him as he ran for Governor in Texas and was thinking of getting into the Presidential race, then he talked where I saw him, walked back all of his best statements, and essentially told me that I was a heartless human being because I was not progressive. Pass on these two for now.

Whats this leave us with? Newt Gingrich is about as reliable a conservative as my unaltered United States Mint created silver dollar is at landing on heads every time. Intellectually he is a stalwart conservative with amazingly great ideas. At heart, he is as progressive as Obama, Pelosi and Ried are. His first instincts on any matter are progressive, and only once he has had a chance to study and talk to his friends does he come back to understanding that his first thought was progressive and like all progressive ideas would end up causing more harm than good. I am warming up to him as I cool on everyone else.

Bachmann is the only person in the race that is a triple play for us conservatives. She is a conservative at heart, she is a conservative intellectually and she has fire in the belly that makes people listen to her. Obviously the left are going to hate her, so what, they will hate Romney too. She is my first choice of those who are entered into the race. I really miss the idea of Palin riding to the rescue while shooting an attacking wolf. Oh well.

astonerii on October 31, 2011 at 6:32 PM

jstjoan on October 31, 2011 at 11:51 AM

This has been addressedmultiple times on HA…Gingich is officially a resident of Virginia.

RedLizard64 on November 1, 2011 at 2:36 AM

You left suicide off as an option so I can’t answer some of the questions.

{^_^}

herself on November 1, 2011 at 3:34 PM