Rasmussen: Perry’s favorable rating now at … 25/61

posted at 7:41 pm on November 11, 2011 by Allahpundit

Nice big sample of 1,000 likely voters. To put this in perspective, Palin’s favorable numbers have been cited for the past two years as proof that she couldn’t get elected — and Perry’s numbers here are worse than hers were in nearly every poll that’s ever been taken on her. Among independents (whom Rasmussen polls as “others” when asking about party), he’s at 22/63. I’m mystified. He’s been dreadful in the debates and he messed up badly with his crack about the heartlessness of denying in-state tuition to illegals, but he’s a likable enough guy. Even Ron Paul manages 35/50 in this poll and he has tons of detractors in the mainstream of both parties. And the worst part for Perry is that Ras’s poll was taken on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, after a full day of the brain fart heard ’round the world airing nonstop on cable news. If there was going to be a sympathy bump for him, we’d be seeing it here. Instead, the guy’s radioactive. What happened?

Matt Bai thinks his vapor lock was killer not because it made him look dumb but because it made him look inauthentic:

There’s nothing more central to Mr. Perry’s campaign than the idea of scaling back the government in Washington — that’s pretty much the whole tamale right there — and what he proved last night, in 60 or so agonizing seconds, is that he hasn’t thought deeply enough about it to even master the basics of his own agenda.

What’s really missing from Mr. Perry’s campaign — the vacuum that was exposed in the debate — isn’t smoothness or intellect, but a sense that the man is clear on what the moment demands. It underlies the lingering sense that Mr. Perry is running chiefly because he saw an opening he could exploit, rather than having spent much time thinking about what ails the country and what to do about it.

His money’s starting to dry up too, even as he launches a desperate $1 million ad buy on Fox to try to stop the bleeding:

Fundraising for Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry, who has raised millions since declaring his candidacy in August, has slowed significantly, exacerbated by poor debate performances, sources close to his campaign said on Friday…

“Their fund-raising has ground to a halt. It ground to a halt before the debate this week,”,” said a prominent Republican source familiar with the situation who asked not to be identified…

“I think they are not going to have any money coming in for the next month,” said the Perry fundraiser, who did not want to be named due to the sensitive nature of the situation.

The big winner in Rasmussen’s favorable survey was Romney, the only one of the candidates polled who was above water at 48/42. (Cain clocked in at 37/51 and Gingrich at 38/50.) Romney also leads big in CBS’s new poll on which candidate is most electable, taking 40 percent versus 20 for Cain and just six each for Gingrich and Perry. Old theory: The primary will be a long war of attrition between Romney and Perry. New theory: Romney wins Iowa and then New Hampshire and the nomination is decided by the evening of January 10th. Cain could still complicate that by pulling a Huckabee-an upset in Iowa, but a new poll out today from Insider Advantage shows his lead over Romney there having dropped from 30/15 to 23/19 in just five days. The earlier poll was probably just an outlier — see Karl’s explanation here for why — but given the national trends, I wonder. Exit question: Second look at Gary Johnson?

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I feel bad for Perry. At least the guy isn’t quitting. At least he is trying to get back up. That said, I can’t disagree with this:

It underlies the lingering sense that Mr. Perry is running chiefly because he saw an opening he could exploit, rather than having spent much time thinking about what ails the country and what to do about it.

Kataklysmic on November 11, 2011 at 7:44 PM

Second look at Gary Johnson?

I wish. He ain’t got much personality though.

clancy_wiggum on November 11, 2011 at 7:45 PM

Perry is coming off with too much of a used car salesman vibe.

sharrukin on November 11, 2011 at 7:46 PM

AP, always with the negative waves. Negative waves supported by the numbers, but still….

SlaveDog on November 11, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Even Ron Paul manages 35/50 in this poll and he has tons of detractors in the mainstream of both parties.

I’ve met a lot of people that would never vote for a Republican (even Paul), but they’ll say: “They’re all crazy, except that Paul guy.” Obviously, that doesn’t make it true; but it’s understandable why Ron Paul might be floating a little higher than George W Bush the 3rd.

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Second look at Gary Johnson?

Isn’t Johnson still with the OWS people?

Kini on November 11, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Exit question: Second look at Gary Johnson?

bite your tongue allah

cmsinaz on November 11, 2011 at 7:48 PM

Well, at least Letterman skipped the bucket of pig’s blood.

Jim Treacher on November 11, 2011 at 7:48 PM

no fat lady singing yet, so anything is possible…

cmsinaz on November 11, 2011 at 7:48 PM

Oy. Romney is going to take it isn’t he?

El_Terrible on November 11, 2011 at 7:49 PM

I’ve met a lot of people that would never vote for a Republican (even Paul), but they’ll say: “They’re all crazy, except that Paul guy.” Obviously, that doesn’t make it true; but it’s understandable why Ron Paul might be floating a little higher than George W Bush the 3rd.

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2011 at 7:46 PM

Paul’s fiscal policies and many of his domestic policies are perfect. His problems are his age, much of his foreign policy, and the fact that he looks and talks like everyone’s crazy uncle.

Kataklysmic on November 11, 2011 at 7:49 PM

I’m dreaming of a time with smoke filled rooms, lots of big cigars and a brokered convention.

Let’s roll.

Knucklehead on November 11, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Oy. Romney is going to take it isn’t he?

El_Terrible on November 11, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Probably, unless conservatives rapidly coalesce around either Gingrich or Cain.

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2011 at 7:50 PM

So Paul is -15, Cain is -14, and Newt is -12???

Wow. That’s really ugly.

JohnGalt23 on November 11, 2011 at 7:50 PM

It underlies the lingering sense that Mr. Perry is running chiefly because he saw an opening he could exploit, rather than having spent much time thinking about what ails the country and what to do about it.

This..the opening should have been for Palin.

tinkerthinker on November 11, 2011 at 7:51 PM

Oy. Romney is going to take it isn’t he?

El_Terrible on November 11, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Probably. But only because the media is going to stay their hand until the general. If they started unleashing now what they have planned for the general, Mitt would be running 3rd or 4th place before the end of November.

Kataklysmic on November 11, 2011 at 7:51 PM

I’m dreaming of a time with smoke filled rooms, lots of big cigars and a brokered convention.

Let’s roll.

Knucklehead on November 11, 2011 at 7:49 PM

You really wouldn’t like how that turns out a year from now. Really.

JohnGalt23 on November 11, 2011 at 7:51 PM

I’m dreaming of a time with smoke filled rooms, lots of big cigars and a brokered convention.

Let’s roll.

Knucklehead on November 11, 2011 at 7:49 PM

I’m on board.

Kataklysmic on November 11, 2011 at 7:51 PM

Paul’s fiscal policies and many of his domestic policies are perfect. His problems are his age, much of his foreign policy, and the fact that he looks and talks like everyone’s crazy uncle.

Kataklysmic on November 11, 2011 at 7:49 PM

That’s his problem with Republican’s. His foreign policy is a big reason a lot of left-of-center Dems/Indies even consider him.

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2011 at 7:52 PM

REPORT: Cain to make ‘major announcement’…

via drudge

hmmmmmmmm

cmsinaz on November 11, 2011 at 7:52 PM

Ice cream.

beatcanvas on November 11, 2011 at 7:53 PM

Perry going negative on Romney was a big mistake. Part of the fringe base wanted to see Romney hurt, and Perry was a sucker and did their dirty work. The debate flub is just icing. People feel bad for him, but its the arrogant jackhole routine that turned people off. That’s the Perry that mods and indies dont like.

swamp_yankee on November 11, 2011 at 7:53 PM

Oy. Romney is going to take it isn’t he?

El_Terrible on November 11, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Probably, unless conservatives rapidly coalesce around either Gingrich or Cain.

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2011 at 7:50 PM

Or both, in one Pres/Veep combo or another.

whatcat on November 11, 2011 at 7:53 PM

I believe Perry could govern. What he can’t do is sell that. Plain pure and simple. He needs to take home what he learned and figure it out.

Limerick on November 11, 2011 at 7:53 PM

That’s his problem with Republican’s. His foreign policy is a big reason a lot of left-of-center Dems/Indies even consider him.

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2011 at 7:52 PM

Yeah, I think that’s right. If Paul ran 3rd party, he may even pull from both parties equally.

Kataklysmic on November 11, 2011 at 7:53 PM

I’m on board.

Kataklysmic on November 11, 2011 at 7:51 PM

Same here.

idesign on November 11, 2011 at 7:55 PM

I’m dreaming of a time with smoke filled rooms, lots of big cigars and a brokered convention.

Let’s roll.

Knucklehead on November 11, 2011 at 7:49 PM

You really wouldn’t like how that turns out a year from now. Really.

JohnGalt23 on November 11, 2011 at 7:51 PM

I don’t know if that’s what Knucklehead wants, but it would probably be the healthiest thing for conservatives wrt to the GOP.

Either they can produce a reasonable conservative or Mitt would still win it. From there conservatives would have to ask themselves if the GOP is the party for them.

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2011 at 7:55 PM

REPORT: Cain to make ‘major announcement’…

via drudge

hmmmmmmmm

cmsinaz on November 11, 2011 at 7:52 PM

Apparently that was changed to:
“CAIN: ‘I WOULD NOT WANT TO BE ROMNEY’S VP’… DEVELOPING”

whatcat on November 11, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Or both, in one Pres/Veep combo or another.

whatcat on November 11, 2011 at 7:53 PM

Yeah, but one of them would have to make that decision quickly. Like really quickly.

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2011 at 7:56 PM

I prefer to look at the RCP average poll graph, I think it’s a much better long-term overview of what’s going on than waiting with baited breath for every single poll that comes out. Still, your average voter just isn’t paying much attention yet. Hard to believe here in the very uptight politically anal world of HA, I know- but it’s true.

kg598301 on November 11, 2011 at 7:57 PM

Apparently that was changed to:
“CAIN: ‘I WOULD NOT WANT TO BE ROMNEY’S VP’… DEVELOPING”

whatcat on November 11, 2011 at 7:55 PM

haha, how would that happen?

El_Terrible on November 11, 2011 at 7:57 PM

Yeah, I think that’s right. If Paul ran 3rd party, he may even pull from both parties equally.

Kataklysmic on November 11, 2011 at 7:53 PM

I think at the end of the day, we can hope these dems/indies just decide not to come out and vote. Paul might appeal to them, but their indoctrinated guilt won’t go away. If you got them to the polls, they’d vote for Obama, again.

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2011 at 7:57 PM

I am not “pro-Perry” but would vote for him if he was the nominee…but he has a worse approval rating than Obama??? Really?

HawaiiLwyr on November 11, 2011 at 7:58 PM

whatcat on November 11, 2011 at 7:55 PM

ya think?>

Limerick on November 11, 2011 at 7:58 PM

whatcat on November 11, 2011 at 7:55 PM

that’s not really major in my eyes…but hey what do i know

cmsinaz on November 11, 2011 at 7:58 PM

You really wouldn’t like how that turns out a year from now. Really.

JohnGalt23 on November 11, 2011 at 7:51 PM

I’m not so sure about that.

1880 Republican National Convention

A great story and good times as someone not even wanting the position scores big against the corrupt establishment.

Knucklehead on November 11, 2011 at 7:58 PM

Paul’s fiscal policies and many of his domestic policies are perfect. His problems are his age, much of his foreign policy, and the fact that he looks and talks like everyone’s crazy uncle.

Kataklysmic on November 11, 2011 at 7:49 PM

I wonder how many of Paul’s delegates at the convention would be open to supporting Rand…

JohnGalt23 on November 11, 2011 at 7:58 PM

Presidential hopeful Herman Cain is reportedly prepared to make a “major announcement” this evening on talk radio’s The Michael Savage Show.

Cain is expected to be on air with Savage, whose syndicated program is broadcast live, Monday through Friday, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET.

sharrukin on November 11, 2011 at 7:59 PM

This..the opening should have been for Palin.

tinkerthinker on November 11, 2011 at 7:51 PM

But she didn’t take it. Farked if I know why.

Sekhmet on November 11, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Still, your average voter just isn’t paying much attention yet.

kg598301 on November 11, 2011 at 7:57 PM

Unless Perry’s planning on staying in this for the long haul; it’s really only the Republican voters in the early states that matter – and I bet they’re paying a little bit more attention.

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Meanwhile………………………………………

Wow,Perry is going for broke!
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Rick Perry makes $1 million ad buy on Fox News – @thecaucus

3 Hrs.ago
Update
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http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on November 11, 2011 at 7:59 PM

I wonder how many of Paul’s delegates at the convention would be open to supporting Rand…

JohnGalt23 on November 11, 2011 at 7:58 PM

Rand was in my original top 3 with Palin and Paul Ryan. None of the three ran :(

Kataklysmic on November 11, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Or both, in one Pres/Veep combo or another.
whatcat on November 11, 2011 at 7:53 PM

Yeah, but one of them would have to make that decision quickly. Like really quickly.
MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2011 at 7:56 PM

I dunno, they have more Linc-Doug debates scheduled don’t they? Good time to lay out a mutually acceptable platform.

whatcat on November 11, 2011 at 8:00 PM

I wonder how many of Paul’s delegates at the convention would be open to supporting Rand…

JohnGalt23 on November 11, 2011 at 7:58 PM

It depends… are Ron’s delegates anything like Spathi?

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2011 at 8:00 PM

I dunno, they have more Linc-Doug debates scheduled don’t they? Good time to lay out a mutually acceptable platform.

whatcat on November 11, 2011 at 8:00 PM

… maybe … :/

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2011 at 8:01 PM

I wonder how many of Paul’s delegates at the convention would be open to supporting Rand…

JohnGalt23 on November 11, 2011 at 7:58 PM

I think a lot of conservatives would be fine with that.

sharrukin on November 11, 2011 at 8:01 PM

Meanwhile………………………………………

Wow,Perry is going for broke!

canopfor on November 11, 2011 at 7:59 PM

Soon to read: “Wow, Perry is going broke!” – even the TX money well he’s dependent on is drying up.

whatcat on November 11, 2011 at 8:02 PM

So, has Cain gone on Savage’s show yet? I wonder if he found a link between Romney’s campaign and the sexual harassment smears…

Lawdawg86 on November 11, 2011 at 8:03 PM

I don’t care if the Paulianas kick over to George Washington. I’ve a more favorable opionion of OWSrs

Limerick on November 11, 2011 at 8:03 PM

I’m not so sure about that.

1880 Republican National Convention

A great story and good times as someone not even wanting the position scores big against the corrupt establishment.

Knucklehead on November 11, 2011 at 7:58 PM

You would, in all likelihood, see four days of figurative, and in some cases literal, fistfights breaking out in the hall in Tampa, broadcast live across the nation. And then replayed, and replayed, and… you get the picture.

That would be followed very rapidly by a four day made-for-TV love-fest, brought to you by HopeAndChange Productions out of Charlotte, Barrack Obama Exec Producer.

You really don’t want a national audience exposed to the underside of the GOP. Much like consumers of sausage at the processing plant, they won’t like what they see.

JohnGalt23 on November 11, 2011 at 8:03 PM

I don’t know if that’s what Knucklehead wants, but it would probably be the healthiest thing for conservatives wrt to the GOP.

Either they can produce a reasonable conservative or Mitt would still win it. From there conservatives would have to ask themselves if the GOP is the party for them.

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Read the story about the 1880 Republican Convention. Every former Palin supporter would love it.

It’s a good story, really.

Knucklehead on November 11, 2011 at 8:04 PM

I think a lot of conservatives would be fine with that.

sharrukin on November 11, 2011 at 8:01 PM

I know a lot of conservatives would be fine with it. The problem is whether Paul delegates would be.

JohnGalt23 on November 11, 2011 at 8:05 PM

Probably, unless conservatives rapidly coalesce around either Gingrich or Cain.

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2011 at 7:50 PM

Wait until they hear about the new RomneyCare death panels.. (but not on Hot Air).

kringeesmom on November 11, 2011 at 8:05 PM

I don’t care if the Paulianas kick over to George Washington. I’ve a more favorable opionion of OWSrs

Limerick on November 11, 2011 at 8:03 PM

Seriously? That doesn’t make sense for two reasons.

1) There are Paul supporters that are hanging out with the OWSers

and

2) I’ve never seen Paul supporters get violent and/or defecate on a car. Now, they are infamous for their internet tirades, but… dude?

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2011 at 8:06 PM

O/T a tad,Remember tommorrow,

is Happy Debate Day!
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November 12, 2011 8pm ET / 5pm PT on CBS – Submit Questions – Tickets
Location: Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina
************************************************************

Sponsor: CBS News, The National Journal and the South Carolina Republican Party
Participants: Bachmann, Cain, Gingrich, Huntsman, Paul, Perry, Romney, Santorum
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http://www.2012presidentialelectionnews.com/2012-debate-schedule/2011-2012-primary-debate-schedule/

canopfor on November 11, 2011 at 8:06 PM

Virgil/Homer 2012!

predator on November 11, 2011 at 8:06 PM

I dunno, they have more Linc-Doug debates scheduled don’t they? Good time to lay out a mutually acceptable platform.

whatcat on November 11, 2011 at 8:00 PM

… maybe … :/

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2011 at 8:01 PM

Also the possibility one of them could take on Mitt as VP to enhance the electability factor. I think Mitt would be happy relegated to ribbon cuttings as long as it comes with a title. He’s got nothing else to do otherwise.

Though Newt would likely be more to a Romney VP than Herman.

whatcat on November 11, 2011 at 8:07 PM

I’m dreaming of a time with smoke filled rooms, lots of big cigars and a brokered convention.

Let’s roll.

Knucklehead on November 11, 2011 at 7:49 PM

It’s a good thing Mark Block smokes!!

kringeesmom on November 11, 2011 at 8:07 PM

canopfor on November 11, 2011 at 8:06 PM

Any word on who the commie moderators will be?

predator on November 11, 2011 at 8:07 PM

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2011 at 8:06 PM

Yeah, dude
……

OWSrs have spine. I might now like it, but they got it. It might be evil and crooked and ugly, but they got one.

Limerick on November 11, 2011 at 8:07 PM

The problem is whether Paul delegates would be.

JohnGalt23 on November 11, 2011 at 8:05 PM

As opposed to who? They can’t seriously think Paul would win could they? I mean Paul would be better than Cain, or Romney, but I wouldn’t rate his chances too high.

sharrukin on November 11, 2011 at 8:08 PM

I believe Perry could govern. What he can’t do is sell that. Plain pure and simple.
Limerick on November 11, 2011 at 7:53 PM

Yeah. As much as I support him as the best guy on the stage who’d actually govern this country well, he simply hasn’t been effective in showing people that. That’s a shame. But hey, that’s all part of the primary show.

Weight of Glory on November 11, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Oops.

Amd why are the Republicans having another debate already tomorrow?

Are they gluttons for punishment?

Or do they think people have such an insatiable appetite for political blather that they’ll watch two of these turgid, would-be-donnybrooks in one week?

profitsbeard on November 11, 2011 at 8:08 PM

It depends… are Ron’s delegates anything like Spathi?

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Some of them. Some of them are like me. And then there’s a range in between. But, just like delegates for any other candidate, they’re the ones who are most active.

And for those who want a brokered convention, imagine trying to deal with the Paul delegates, under a national spotlight…

JohnGalt23 on November 11, 2011 at 8:08 PM

So, has Cain gone on Savage’s show yet? I wonder if he found a link between Romney’s campaign and the sexual harassment smears…

Lawdawg86 on November 11, 2011 at 8:03 PM

Cain was on Cavuto this afternoon and was asked if he would (Cain) would endorse Mitt if he was the nominee. It kind of sounded like he wouldn’t, but he danced around it quite a bit.

Knucklehead on November 11, 2011 at 8:09 PM

What happened?

Illegal alien pandering

FloatingRock on November 11, 2011 at 8:10 PM

Apparently that was changed to:
“CAIN: ‘I WOULD NOT WANT TO BE ROMNEY’S VP’… DEVELOPING”

whatcat on November 11, 2011 at 7:55 PM

I’ll wait for the headline that says: “Romney turns down offer to be Gingrich’s VP”.

Rovin on November 11, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Cain was on Cavuto this afternoon and was asked if he would (Cain) would endorse Mitt if he was the nominee. It kind of sounded like he wouldn’t, but he danced around it quite a bit.

Knucklehead on November 11, 2011 at 8:09 PM

So… Cain’ “major announcement” is that he won’t endorse Mitt if he loses the primaries? That’s it?

Lawdawg86 on November 11, 2011 at 8:11 PM

AP, always with the negative waves. Negative waves supported by the numbers, but still….

SlaveDog on November 11, 2011 at 7:46 PM

If all you want is someone to blow sunshine up your wazoo, stick to Morrissey. Allah is a little more reality-based.

Splashman on November 11, 2011 at 8:11 PM

I’m mystified.

Really? Every time Perry opens his mouth I find myself hoping he’ll finish the sentence with a complete coherent thought. That and “likeable enough” won’t cut it against the savages in the Democrat machine. Perry would be child’s play for them. Way too easy.

conservative pilgrim on November 11, 2011 at 8:11 PM

OWSrs have spine. I might now like it, but they got it. It might be evil and crooked and ugly, but they got one.

Limerick on November 11, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Spine? Oh man, what are you smoking? It must really take a lot of spine to rape someone. It must really take a lot of spine to demand your education be paid for. When I think of Michael Moore, I don’t think of spine.

I think you could say a Paulian like Peter Schiff has more spine walking down to the tent utopia with a sign proclaiming he’s the 1%.

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Instead, the guy’s radioactive. What happened?

Needs a musical theme!
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Kraftwerk – Radioactivity
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXD6Gtinvbc

canopfor on November 11, 2011 at 8:12 PM

As opposed to who? They can’t seriously think Paul would win could they? I mean Paul would be better than Cain, or Romney, but I wouldn’t rate his chances too high.

sharrukin on November 11, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Ask the Nevada GOP how far Paul delegates are willing to play hardball. Harry Reid probably owes a share of his victory to the people who couldn’t cut a deal at that convention.

If there is a brokered convention, and Paul has a substantial amount of delegates (not outside the realm of possibilities), they could make getting any business done a nightmare. They would all be well-versed on procedures, and would employ every scorched earth tactic they could. Some of them could be reasoned with. But without word from The Good Doctor himself, they simply would not be moved.

That’s my best guess, at least.

JohnGalt23 on November 11, 2011 at 8:13 PM

Or do they think people have such an insatiable appetite for political blather that they’ll watch two of these turgid, would-be-donnybrooks in one week?
profitsbeard on November 11, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Actually the ratings have been very good. I believe this is the first one on a broadcast network so the audience will likely be more of a wider cross-section of the general populace.
At any rate, the debates have been primarily for the consumption of Republicans anyway – and they’ve been watching and deciding.

whatcat on November 11, 2011 at 8:14 PM

As opposed to who? They can’t seriously think Paul would win could they? I mean Paul would be better than Cain, or Romney, but I wouldn’t rate his chances too high.

sharrukin on November 11, 2011 at 8:08 PM

If at all possible, I think it would be fun to have a trial election – an election that didn’t really matter, just a test. See if Ron Paul could beat Obama.

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Apparently that was changed to:
“CAIN: ‘I WOULD NOT WANT TO BE ROMNEY’S VP’… DEVELOPING”

whatcat on November 11, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Really? If true, that’s like saying, “I’d never be your girlfriend” with the guy responding, “Uh, I never would’ve asked you to.”

Is this Cain trying to change the subject?

conservative pilgrim on November 11, 2011 at 8:15 PM

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2011 at 8:12 PM

If you think the OWS is all about rape you are as lost as Paulianas.

Whatever, it ain’t worth the fight. I have ZERO respect for Paul and what he supposedly stands for. NONE, ZIP, NADA. I’d rather fight the commies in power then follow Paul to hell.

Limerick on November 11, 2011 at 8:15 PM

canopfor on November 11, 2011 at 7:59 PM
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Soon to read: “Wow, Perry is going broke!” – even the TX money well he’s dependent on is drying up.

whatcat on November 11, 2011 at 8:02 PM

whatcat:Helluva gamble me thinks!

canopfor on November 11, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Some of them could be reasoned with. But without word from The Good Doctor himself, they simply would not be moved.

That’s my best guess, at least.

JohnGalt23 on November 11, 2011 at 8:13 PM

That actually has the ring of truth to it if the Internet is anything to judge by. It would also be interesting to see how many of them there really were for once.

sharrukin on November 11, 2011 at 8:15 PM

If you think the OWS is all about rape you are as lost as Paulianas.

Whatever, it ain’t worth the fight. I have ZERO respect for Paul and what he supposedly stands for. NONE, ZIP, NADA. I’d rather fight the commies in power then follow Paul to hell.

Limerick on November 11, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Oh, by all means, continue dumping praise on the occupiers!

bahahaha

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2011 at 8:16 PM

The centerpiece of Perry’s jobs plan is domestic energy production and as the governor of Texas, energy is his bailiwick. So I think his lapse was more about over preparation and having to upload so much new information that had not yet found its proper place in his mental ‘file cabinet’… you know what I mean. And it could be that in Perry’s old memory bank, the Dept of Energy is already gone… done away with.

And I think the media and pundits that overlook Perry’s long experience with energy are doing the same thing to him as they did about Cain and his nuclear comment about China’s navy. Just as Cain’s history with the USN during the 70′s. Both assumptions by the media/pundits defy logic.

Texas Gal on November 11, 2011 at 8:16 PM

OWSrs have spine. I might now like it, but they got it. It might be evil and crooked and ugly, but they got one.

Limerick on November 11, 2011 at 8:07 PM

Spine? That implies they are withstanding some sort of push-back. But they’ve got unions and libs on their side; they get kid-glove handling by police and city officials that Tea Partiers would never get; and they’ve got fawning MSM coverage to boost their spirits.

OWS is for spineless sheep who are looking for the latest victim bandwagon to jump on.

Splashman on November 11, 2011 at 8:16 PM

There is gumblings over at Conservatives4Palin. Maybe

KBird on November 11, 2011 at 8:16 PM

Apparently that was changed to:
“CAIN: ‘I WOULD NOT WANT TO BE ROMNEY’S VP’… DEVELOPING”

whatcat on November 11, 2011 at 7:55 PM

I’ll wait for the headline that says: “Romney turns down offer to be Gingrich’s VP”.

Rovin on November 11, 2011 at 8:11 PM

Drudge can be kinda iffy with the blurbs. When he’s got a confirmed Red Alert goin’ on it’s usually something big, though.

whatcat on November 11, 2011 at 8:17 PM

Limerick on November 11, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Fighting against commies. Sounds good to me.

predator on November 11, 2011 at 8:17 PM

y’all stay cool…
g’nite

cmsinaz on November 11, 2011 at 8:17 PM

If at all possible, I think it would be fun to have a trial election – an election that didn’t really matter, just a test. See if Ron Paul could beat Obama.

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2011 at 8:14 PM

Have the GOP Go Full Retard? It would be interesting to see if he could win and what he would do if he did win.

sharrukin on November 11, 2011 at 8:18 PM

So… Cain’ “major announcement” is that he won’t endorse Mitt if he loses the primaries? That’s it?

Lawdawg86 on November 11, 2011 at 8:11 PM

I’m just telling you what I heard on Cavuto. I have no idea what the major announcement is.

Knucklehead on November 11, 2011 at 8:18 PM

I have to laugh at all the people piling on Perry.

Cain is fading.
Newt is moving into the spot light and all his nasty bagage will soon come to light.
Ron Paul is talking about supporting One-bama instead of the GOP nominee.
Who’s left? Bachman? Santorum??

Perry/Rubio 2012 because we need good leadership not a Vegas comedy show.

NickDeringer on November 11, 2011 at 8:18 PM

Limerick on November 11, 2011 at 8:15 PM

But the OWSers are slime.
*hit the submit too quickly*

predator on November 11, 2011 at 8:19 PM

Limerick on November 11, 2011 at 8:15 PM

*down twinkles*

idesign on November 11, 2011 at 8:19 PM

Isn’t funny to hear liberal pundits on the cable news networks say “he’s not a true conservative” when describing Republican presidential candidates? Like these people would know what a “true conservative” is supposed to be in their tiny minds. It’s almost like asking an OWS protester if they know the definition of capitalism. “Well, Duh, capitalism is making me promise to pay back my student loan.”

Rovin on November 11, 2011 at 8:20 PM

Yeah…I admit slime, a slime above PAULIANAS

Limerick on November 11, 2011 at 8:21 PM

Newt is moving into the spot light and all his nasty bagage will soon come to light.

NickDeringer on November 11, 2011 at 8:18 PM

Newt’s “baggage” has been in the light for some time, and some of it is not true. He’s not my top pick, but I’m warming to him.

Newt Gingrich/Liz Cheney 2012!

predator on November 11, 2011 at 8:22 PM

So either we choose one of the duds on the stage the other night, or we get to a brokered convention that could possibly lead to a compromise selecting Rand to be our nominee.

I vote for option B.

Nelsen on November 11, 2011 at 8:23 PM

y’all stay cool…
g’nite

cmsinaz on November 11, 2011 at 8:17 PM

cmsinaz:Nite CM:)

canopfor on November 11, 2011 at 8:23 PM

NickDeringer on November 11, 2011 at 8:18 PM

Fading? You wish Herb was fading as quick as Perry. It seems like the only time we’re reminded of Perry’s existence is when he flubs at another debate or his wife goes on the war path.

MeatHeadinCA on November 11, 2011 at 8:23 PM

canopfor on November 11, 2011 at 7:59 PM
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Soon to read: “Wow, Perry is going broke!” – even the TX money well he’s dependent on is drying up.

whatcat on November 11, 2011 at 8:02 PM

whatcat:Helluva gamble me thinks!

canopfor on November 11, 2011 at 8:15 PM

Well, it’s the TX good ol’ boy’s “mad money” to spend, I don’t know if it can be rolled over to another campaign, either his own or anothers’. So they’re probably not too worried about throwing good money after bad. It’s not as if they would turn it over to the “Save Transgendered Orangutangs” Fund otherwise.

whatcat on November 11, 2011 at 8:23 PM

Newt Gingrich/Liz Cheney 2012!

predator on November 11, 2011 at 8:22 PM

predator:That would be a hoot,to watch a Press Conference,
with those two,taking on the MSM!:)

canopfor on November 11, 2011 at 8:25 PM

Perry is a natural actor who can usually play any role required of him.

But he never understood the Tea Party Presidential Candidate’s role.

It does not work like Texas where his monopoly on power worked smoothly. He actually has to perform a leader’s role that most American’s like and respect. He could not do that with so little rehearsal time.

jimw on November 11, 2011 at 8:25 PM

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