Hot Air Survey Results: CPAC Edition

posted at 6:35 pm on February 12, 2012 by Patrick Ishmael

Rick Santorum has taken the lead for the first time at Hot Air. He is followed by Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, and Ron Paul.

Who did voters prefer in 2008, and who do they prefer now?

Questions? You can find me here.

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That’s pretty amazing.

hawkdriver on February 12, 2012 at 6:36 PM

me likey, and I didn’t even vote this time!

txmomof6 on February 12, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Everyone hates Mitt lol

davemason2k on February 12, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Looks to me most of Hotair just like Sarah Palin is not convinced Willard is a conservative

liberal4life on February 12, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Four more years……..

pbundy on February 12, 2012 at 6:39 PM

No newsflash that this is a SoCon site with all the love for big spender Santorum

philw1776 on February 12, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Uh oh. Ann Coulter is bound to get her panties in a wad if she sees the results of this Palin/Christie matchup.

Kataklysmic on February 12, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Oh wow.

carbon_footprint on February 12, 2012 at 6:39 PM

OMG, OMG, another rigged and cheesy Hotair poll……….

……….Jailbreak

JPeterman on February 12, 2012 at 6:40 PM

I’m sure HotAir is an aberration.

Cindy Munford on February 12, 2012 at 6:40 PM

So 14 Ron Paul supporters from last time now support Santorum. Interesting.

txmomof6 on February 12, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Ed has more influence on me than I thought.

Must, not, pick, favorite, yet! Get … out … of … my … head!

hawkdriver on February 12, 2012 at 6:41 PM

I’ve asked the Rubio bandwagoners a number of times to tell me what Rubio has actually accomplished other than giving speeches. I’m asking again. Don’t get me wrong, I think Rubio has great potential. My only reservation about him for the future is related to his relationship with Jeb Bush.

NoNails on February 12, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Wow!

“Not Romney” at 79%.

Mittens is On Fire with the conservative base!!

Remind me again why he’s so “electable”.

Tim_CA on February 12, 2012 at 6:43 PM

I’m sure HotAir is an aberration.

Cindy Munford on February 12, 2012 at 6:40 PM

The kids must be in the kennel if you got a minute to drop us a comment. Late in the week, big photo expose surprise for you and James and other FB friends.

hawkdriver on February 12, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Hang in there Newt…!!!

Seven Percent Solution on February 12, 2012 at 6:44 PM

“We shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength. . . whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never vote for Willard.”

–Winston Churchill

Emperor Norton on February 12, 2012 at 6:44 PM

It looks like Hot Air is following the rest of the conservo-sphere and moving to Santorum.

There may be hope for America yet.

18-1 on February 12, 2012 at 6:44 PM

A can of tuna fish would beat Romney in a HA Pref poll.

james23 on February 12, 2012 at 6:45 PM

we shall never vote for Willard.

+1

18-1 on February 12, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Glad to know I’m in good company….my votes were with the majority on every question.

rightwingindy on February 12, 2012 at 6:46 PM

This poll:

Palin 70%
Christie 30%

Previous poll:

Palin 61%
Christie 39%

Emperor Norton on February 12, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Can we get a breakdown of candidate by rated fiscal and social conservativism? It could be interesting to see.

18-1 on February 12, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Looks to me most of Hotair just like Sarah Palin is not convinced Willard is a conservative

liberal4life on February 12, 2012 at 6:38 PM

It’s his severely conservatism that scares us…

/

Seven Percent Solution on February 12, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Everyone hates Mitt lol

davemason2k on February 12, 2012 at 6:38 PM

DHChron on February 12, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Storm’n/Santorum is Surging!!!

Most excellent!!

canopfor on February 12, 2012 at 6:47 PM

I’d almost feel sorry for Mitt, if I didn’t think of his supporters here at HA who are so obnoxious. Maybe they are Obama plants.

txmomof6 on February 12, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Wonder why the Palin hater jailbird hasn’t stopped by to tell us how we’re so wrong to want Sarah more then crispy cream.
Guess it’s to early.

angrymike on February 12, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Mittens is third…….

…I’m crushed/stunned/horrified and…and…..(sarc)!

canopfor on February 12, 2012 at 6:49 PM

It’s Halftime in America.

carbon_footprint on February 12, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Wow!

Not Romney” at 79%.

Tim_CA on February 12, 2012 at 6:43 PM

“ELECTABLE!!OMG11!!!” ;)

Kent18 on February 12, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Everyone hates Mitt

Finally we have a consensus about soemthing.

Emperor Norton on February 12, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Santorm….er Newt,er….Mittens will BETRAY YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(TRUE_KING)

(snark)

canopfor on February 12, 2012 at 6:51 PM

No one is going to win this before the convention. By the time Romney ads get done bashing Rick, Newt will surge again. I’m calling for a Newt surge in March

davemason2k on February 12, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Maybe they are Obama plants.

txmomof6 on February 12, 2012 at 6:48 PM

That’s just crazy talk…

… We all use the tactics of the Left to support our candidates!

/

Seven Percent Solution on February 12, 2012 at 6:52 PM

I abstained from participating due to the presence of one or more seriously flawed questions -and the assumption (based on past experience) that the survey wouldn’t “go through” unless I gave some answer for which no legitimate answer was possible.

The most significant such error that I recall was being ask to rate myself on a “liberal-to-conservative” scale.

In truth, though I identify “somewhat” with “conservativism” insofar as there is a great deal of overlap with my values and that of “conservatism”, and little-to-no such overlap with “liberalism,” I consider both categories to be flawed -and even more so, the implicit notion that everyone is one or the other or somewhere in-between.

I hung up some time ago in the course of doing a phone survey; the survey seemed reasonable enough, up until the point when the girl asked me if I was “very conservative, somewhat conservative, somewhat liberal, very liberal, or in the middle.”

I told here that’s like asking me if I’m more of a child molestor, more of a puppy-kicker, or in-between.

Really. I’m not either one, nor am I “in-between.” And I personally know a GREAT DEAL of people who feel the same way.

She wouldn’t take that answer, and I realized intuitively that the survey-writer didn’t allow that answer, and that, by participating, I was participating in my own marginalization.

Such questions are deeply flawed; “neither” should always be an option, and the failure to realize this actually undercuts and invalidates such surveys -as many potential participants won’t even be part of these flawed surveys, and those conducting them won’t even have any idea of how many individuals aren’t being interviewed due to the bias they create with their flawed options.

As someone with considerable experience in market research, I can sadly say with great authority that this tends to be overwhelmingly true of surveys in general.

“Neither/none of the above/not a valid question” should ALWAYS be an option.

GuitarMark on February 12, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Looks to me most of Hotair just like Sarah Palin is not convinced Willard is a conservative

liberal4life on February 12, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Even though that is a fairly obvious observation, it wasn’t rude or insipid, so, Yay you!

Night Owl on February 12, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Jailbreak better stock up on Vaseline. The Chaffing is going to be murder for him this election cycle.

portlandon on February 12, 2012 at 6:53 PM

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Video: Grammys red carpet arrivals
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canopfor on February 12, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Everyone hates Mitt lol

davemason2k on February 12, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Come on. We don’t need to hate any candidate. I would want Governor Romney to be more Conservative. But given the nomination, I’m going to back him with every ounce of enthusiasm I can muster.

hawkdriver on February 12, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Jailbreak better stock up on Vaseline. The Chaffing is going to be murder for him this election cycle.

portlandon on February 12, 2012 at 6:53 PM

portlandon:Lol…OH MY FREEAAAGGIN EYES!!!!!!!!!:)

canopfor on February 12, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Seven Percent Solution on February 12, 2012 at 6:52 PM

hee hee.

but he’s conservvvvvvvvative……just let me tie myself into knots explaining why.

Tim_CA on February 12, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Emperor Norton on February 12, 2012 at 6:44 PM

I took a sip of some wine and read your post and almost choked. I needed a warning on that one, lol.

Fallon on February 12, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Maybe they are Obama plants.

txmomof6 on February 12, 2012 at 6:48 PM

That’s just crazy talk…

… We all use the tactics of the Left to support our candidates!

/

Seven Percent Solution on February 12, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Ha!

Hi Cindy, I couldn’t resist on this one.

MontanaMmmm on February 12, 2012 at 6:55 PM

The Dis-Likeation of Mittens!
(sarc)

canopfor on February 12, 2012 at 6:55 PM

No newsflash that this is a SoCon site with all the love for big spender Santorum

philw1776 on February 12, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Obviously you didn’t read the entire poll, as it clearly shows that Hot Air is more Fiscally Conservative than they are Socially Conservative.

vegconservative on February 12, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Even though that is a fairly obvious observation, it wasn’t rude or insipid, so, Yay you!

Night Owl on February 12, 2012 at 6:53 PM

It actually had great potential in the beginning. Lately it’s been a little tired and cliched.

Every now and then though….

Tim_CA on February 12, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Very interesting, Thanks as always Patrick!

Bmore on February 12, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Seven Percent Solution on February 12, 2012 at 6:52 PM
Ha!

Hi Cindy, I couldn’t resist on this one.

MontanaMmmm on February 12, 2012 at 6:55 PM

MontanaMmmm:

The NeverEnding Lefty Operative Astro-Turfy
Stacking/Seeding/planting….of….!:)

canopfor on February 12, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Four more years……..

pbundy on February 12, 2012 at 6:39 PM

I guess I’m going to have to learn to appreciate those Obamas. Oh, well. You know, Sasha and Malia sure are great kids. I hate my doctor anyway. Food stamps should be a right. Our forefathers were all racist warmongers…

jan3 on February 12, 2012 at 6:59 PM

I didn’t vote this time, because having to choose between Mitt and Newt was akin to be told that I could be stung-to-death by killer bees or swallowed by a python..
///

annoyinglittletwerp on February 12, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Raw votes cast in Republican primaries/caucuses to date:

Romney: 1,121,497
Gingrich: 838,715
Santorum: 431,819
Paul: 307,866

I know almost everyone here hates Romney. Heck, I’m not even a Romney supporter (although I’m not anti-Romney, either). But out in the real world, he has a considerable following. How does insulting him and/or his supporters create a winning situation for Republicans in November?

HTL on February 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Frothy should run for President of Free Republic and its occupied territory of Hot Gas.

borntoraisehogs on February 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM

BTW….nice job as usual Patrick.

Love these HA internal polls…..and your graphics manage to top themselves everytime.

Tim_CA on February 12, 2012 at 7:01 PM

I’ll vote in the general election for anyone but Ron Paul on the GOP presidential ticket, of course, but looking at these results I cannot help but feel the conservative base of the GOP is determined to lose in 2012.

Some of you doubt Romney’s electability. Fair point, but when talking about electability we’re usually talking about a given candidate’s appeal to crucial, right-of-center independent voters, not the Conservative Purity Brigade. Gingrich is unelectable on any level in the general election, thanks to the mountain of baggage and the mountainous ego he brings with him. Santorum is viewed as a social conservative extremist by all but other social conservative extremists. If Santorum wins the GOP nomination, the Democrats will portray him as the second coming of the Inquisition, and it’ll stick.

Reagan’s views and performance as Governor of California reflect a moderate pattern of governance very similar to Romney’s. Most GOP blue and purple state governors do not, as a rule, have the free hand that Rick Perry, for example, enjoys in Texas. Thus, you cannot expect a blue state governor to meet conservative red state expectations. Nor should you. But some of you do.

The thing that bothers me most about all this is that President Obama is vulnerable right now. No media spin in the world can completely hide his economic and foreign policy record, which is terrible. Obama could lose, but probably won’t.

troyriser_gopftw on February 12, 2012 at 7:02 PM

hawkdriver on February 12, 2012 at 6:43 PM

No, they are right here, I have commented a lot last night and today. It’s chilly for Florida, they aren’t interested in staying outside for long.

Cindy Munford on February 12, 2012 at 7:02 PM

The NeverEnding Lefty Operative Astro-Turfy
Stacking/Seeding/planting….of….!:)

canopfor on February 12, 2012 at 6:59 PM

I’ve started watering the seeds with sugar, maybe it will make the soil to acidic. We’ll see.

MontanaMmmm on February 12, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Raw votes cast in Republican primaries/caucuses to date:

Romney: 1,121,497
Gingrich: 838,715
Santorum: 431,819
Paul: 307,866

I know almost everyone here hates Romney. Heck, I’m not even a Romney supporter (although I’m not anti-Romney, either). But out in the real world, he has a considerable following. How does insulting him and/or his supporters create a winning situation for Republicans in November?

HTL on February 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Thats not really fair, its just a function of Florida being a huge state, and most of the other states in the contests to date being relatively small in comparison.

vegconservative on February 12, 2012 at 7:03 PM

yo Patty!? dude, what’s the SMOD pullin’ these days???

ted c on February 12, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Whats shocking to me about this poll is that Mitt lost more votes from the last poll then Gingrich has.

KMav on February 12, 2012 at 7:03 PM

“ELECTABLE!!OMG11!!!” ;)

Kent18 on February 12, 2012 at 6:49 PM

REPRESENTATIVE IN ANY WAY OMG!!!

KingGold on February 12, 2012 at 7:05 PM

How does insulting him and/or his supporters create a winning situation for Republicans in November?

HTL on February 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Frothy should run for President of Free Republic and its occupied territory of Hot Gas.

borntoraisehogs on February 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM

You were sayin…

MontanaMmmm on February 12, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Whats shocking to me about this poll is that Mitt lost more votes from the last poll then Gingrich has.

KMav on February 12, 2012 at 7:03 PM

“To know him is to dislike him. Severely.” ;)

Kent18 on February 12, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Romney is the choice of CPAC… Seems to be some disconnection here…

BobScuba on February 12, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Where did all these Santorum supporters come from?

thebrokenrattle on February 12, 2012 at 7:08 PM

I know almost everyone here hates Romney. Heck, I’m not even a Romney supporter (although I’m not anti-Romney, either). But out in the real world, he has a considerable following. How does insulting him and/or his supporters create a winning situation for Republicans in November?

HTL on February 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM

It doesn’t. This is a conservative blog. Romeny supporters never tire of trying to sell their “moderate” as a “conservative”.

This poll represents the reality here.

Deal with it.

(if we get to the general and I’m stuck with Romney….I’ll pull the lever. But I won’t have to like it….and we’re not there yet – by a LONGSHOT – obviously).

Tim_CA on February 12, 2012 at 7:08 PM

I know almost everyone here hates Romney. Heck, I’m not even a Romney supporter (although I’m not anti-Romney, either). But out in the real world, he has a considerable following.

HTL on February 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM

I don’t hate him, I just don’t believe that he is a conservative with any conviction. Out in the real world, they vote for nice hair. Just sayin’…

Fallon on February 12, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Frothy should run for President of Free Republic and its occupied territory of Hot Gas.

borntoraisehogs on February 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Really, anyone that uses that invective, in my book, deserves the ban-hammer. Why should anyone be civil to Governor Romney when his supporters use that trash?

hawkdriver on February 12, 2012 at 7:09 PM

“ELECTABLE!!OMG11!!!” ;)

Kent18 on February 12, 2012 at 6:49 PM

REPRESENTATIVE IN ANY WAY OMG!!!

KingGold on February 12, 2012 at 7:05 PM

1.) Well… you’re here, after all? Doesn’t that render you precisely as “unrepresentartive,” as well?

2.) If answering “yes” to #1: … then why should I (or anyone else) give a rat’s ass how shrilly or angrily you tantrum, either for or against any given candidate?

Have fun.

Kent18 on February 12, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Patrick, can you provide the gender and age category results please?

Texas Gal on February 12, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Everyone hates Mitt lol

Not everyone. Just those who are actively working to get Obama elected by pretending to be “conservatives”. There are a lot of mobies around here:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=moby

I sincerely believe that if you aren’t behind Romney at this point, then you are actively working for the other side.

There is no way in hell Santorum would ever win a national election.

It is valid for one to wish a candidate reflected their personal views but there is a more strategic goal: winning the election. It doesn’t matter if the most perfect conservative in the world were to run if he can’t get more than 35% of the vote. The more conservative a candidate, the more that candidate alienates the rest of the country who isn’t so conservative.

People WANT a common sense constitutional candidate who will spend their money wisely. They don’t want a lunatic who is going to shove social issues down their throats. Mandatory school prayer? Really? I don’t think many would go for that.

Santorum is too far right on social issues and not far enough right on fiscal issues to get elected.

crosspatch on February 12, 2012 at 7:11 PM

The NeverEnding Lefty Operative Astro-Turfy
Stacking/Seeding/planting….of….!:)

canopfor on February 12, 2012 at 6:59 PM
——————————————

I’ve started watering the seeds with sugar, maybe it will make the soil to acidic. We’ll see.

MontanaMmmm on February 12, 2012 at 7:02 PM

MontanaMmmm:Lol,you might as well go straight for the hydrochloric
acid!!(sarc):)

canopfor on February 12, 2012 at 7:11 PM

No, they are right here, I have commented a lot last night and today. It’s chilly for Florida, they aren’t interested in staying outside for long.

Cindy Munford on February 12, 2012 at 7:02 PM

I watched James video. It’s funny that the aggressor in almost anything is the one who gets his butt kicked. Those guys are really cute.

hawkdriver on February 12, 2012 at 7:12 PM

Why is there a question about Palin vs. Christie? Is there a chance either would run? Are you guys still hoping for a brokered convention?

It’s time for that question to take a hike.

rogaineguy on February 12, 2012 at 7:13 PM

I don’t get it. Mitt is Pathologically Conservative.

portlandon on February 12, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Obama could lose, but probably won’t.

troyriser_gopftw on February 12, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Oh, but he must!

squint on February 12, 2012 at 7:13 PM

I sincerely believe that if you aren’t behind Romney at this point, then you are actively working for the other side.

crosspatch on February 12, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Seriously? Maybe you guys should just skip the primaries from now on.

hawkdriver on February 12, 2012 at 7:14 PM

hawkdriver on February 12, 2012 at 7:09 PM

I know that term is in reference to Santorum, but innocent little me is unclear as to the meaning. Do I really want to Google it? I’ve supporting Santorum. btw.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 12, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Some of you doubt Romney’s electability. Fair point, but when talking about electability we’re usually talking about a given candidate’s appeal to crucial, right-of-center independent voters, not the Conservative Purity Brigade. Gingrich is unelectable on any level in the general election, thanks to the mountain of baggage and the mountainous ego he brings with him. Santorum is viewed as a social conservative extremist by all but other social conservative extremists. If Santorum wins the GOP nomination, the Democrats will portray him as the second coming of the Inquisition, and it’ll stick.

troyriser_gopftw on February 12, 2012 at 7:02 PM

This election is not like any other election in my lifetime. Jimmy Carter wasn’t as dangerous to this country as Obama, and beating him with someone like Romney isn’t going to cut it. I haven’t seen Santorum under fire yet, so I don’t know about him, but sometimes it takes someone with a mountainous ego to believe he can get the job done. As someone said in the headlines, I would rather go down fighting than to just roll over in the hope that “moderates” will do something they have yet to show they will do, vote Republican.

Night Owl on February 12, 2012 at 7:14 PM

I sincerely believe that if you aren’t behind Romney at this point, then you are actively working for the other side.

crosspatch on February 12, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Do you, like fellow raving MittBot Petunia, believe that any conservative preferring other candidates to The Pompadour That Walked Like a Man are “like the children of Israel, rejecting Moses“…?

Man. {::long, low whistle of amazement::] The Jared Loughner is strong in this bunch, ain’t it…? ;)

Kent18 on February 12, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Wow, Mitt is looking like kobe after going up against Lin.

abobo on February 12, 2012 at 7:16 PM

crosspatch on February 12, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Lots of Chutzpah on your part-saying that.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 12, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Out in the real world, they vote for nice hair. Just sayin’…

Fallon on February 12, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Heh.

Tim_CA on February 12, 2012 at 7:17 PM

I guess I’m going to have to learn to appreciate those Obamas. Oh, well. You know, Sasha and Malia sure are great kids. I hate my doctor anyway. Food stamps should be a right. Our forefathers were all racist warmongers…

jan3 on February 12, 2012 at 6:59 PM

This should win the drama queen award of the day!

razorbackchick on February 12, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Really, anyone that uses that invective, in my book, deserves the ban-hammer. Why should anyone be civil to Governor Romney when his supporters use that trash?

hawkdriver on February 12, 2012 at 7:09 PM

hawkdriver, thats nothing for bornto, he connected evangelical christians with a terrorist group by combining 2 words.

Why don’t you spell it out for us again bornto?

MontanaMmmm on February 12, 2012 at 7:17 PM

vegconservative on February 12, 2012 at 7:03 PM

OK. First, don’t we want candidates who do well in large states?

But anyway, let me give you the numbers minus Florida:

Romney: 349,665
Gingrich: 307,421
Santorum: 209,391
Paul: 191,090

Now tell me how much I am allowed to add back for Florida, a huge state, and also a swing state, BTW, and we can re-analyze the numbers together.

HTL on February 12, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Romney is the choice of CPAC… Seems to be some disconnection here…

BobScuba on February 12, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Roughly 1300 of the 10,000 (13%) attendees at CPAC voted for Romney. Conversely, that means that 87% DID NOT vote for him.

NoNails on February 12, 2012 at 7:19 PM

I am one of those precious Independents who stayed home in 2008, whom the GOP was supposed to charm this time, and who will not just stay home but vote for Obama (after at least a bottle of hard drink down the gullet) if Sanctimonious Santorum is nominated. There is only one redeeming feature to that Big Gubmint theocrat: he makes all other Republican candidates looks palatable in comparison. Heck, he looks Obama palatable, and that’s quite an achievement.

Cthulhu / Satan ’12. More integrity, less recognition, same evil.

Archivarix on February 12, 2012 at 7:19 PM

I wonder if this Rick will get the name of the site correct.

Odysseus on February 12, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Recipe for Obama 2nd term.

jeanie on February 12, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Archivarix on February 12, 2012 at 7:19 PM

I’m more libertarian than Santorum…but why all the hate for a good man. Yeah-Santorum crosses me as being a mensch.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 12, 2012 at 7:22 PM

[Santorum] should run for President of Free Republic

The proprietor of Free Republic, Jim Robinson, has endorsed Gingrich.

(Whoa!)

Emperor Norton on February 12, 2012 at 7:22 PM

I wonder if this Rick will get the name of the site correct.

Odysseus on February 12, 2012 at 7:20 PM

This former Perry supporter LoL’d

annoyinglittletwerp on February 12, 2012 at 7:23 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on February 12, 2012 at 7:14 PM

It’s disgusting, and uncalled for, and no, you shouldn’t look it up. I did, and it pisses me off. I am not a Santorum supporter (full disclosure: I was a Perry supporter and haven’t settled on anyone else yet), but I consider that term to be beyond the pale.

Please, don’t look it up.

HTL on February 12, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Don’t forget that 20% of the CPAC voters said they thought Obama was doing a good job as president…that tells you at least 20% of the voters were infiltrators trying to skew the results. I can’t imagine any TRUE conservative saying BHO was doing a GOOD job!

rightwingindy on February 12, 2012 at 7:24 PM

canopfor on February 12, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Watch this.

MontanaMmmm on February 12, 2012 at 7:24 PM

I’m more libertarian than Santorum…but why all the hate for a good man. Yeah-Santorum crosses me as being a mensch.

annoyinglittletwerp on February 12, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Being more libertarian than Santorum is like swimming better than an iron dumbbell. I’ve had my dose of theocracy in Israel, TYVM, now I’ll rather stock up on food and Vaseline and welcome another 4 years of Zero.

Archivarix on February 12, 2012 at 7:26 PM

I am one of those precious Independents who stayed home in 2008, whom the GOP was supposed to charm this time, and who will not just stay home but vote for Obama (after at least a bottle of hard drink down the gullet) if Sanctimonious Santorum is nominated.

Archivarix on February 12, 2012 at 7:19 PM

You are not an Independent, you are an idiot.

JPeterman on February 12, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Romney is the choice of CPAC… Seems to be some disconnection here…

BobScuba on February 12, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Roughly 1300 of the 10,000 (13%) attendees at CPAC voted for Romney. Conversely, that means that 87% DID NOT vote for him.

NoNails on February 12, 2012 at 7:19 PM

lol…another….”Math is Hard” moment brought to you by “the guy who only reads the first line of any story”.

WaPo, NYT and LAT await your subscription request, Bob.

Tim_CA on February 12, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Recipe for Obama 2nd term.

jeanie on February 12, 2012 at 7:21 PM

No matter who our nominee turns out to be, we will lose if we continue to allow the media and the left (yeah, I know, redundancy) to define us. We will lose if we continue to allow the media and the left to define the Tea Party movement. We will lose if we continue to allow the media and the left to define OCCUPY. We will lose if we continue to allow the media and the left to define us as right-wing zealots. We will lose if we continue to allow the media and the left to define Obama as moderate.

NoNails on February 12, 2012 at 7:28 PM

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