Gallup: GOP leads in voter enthusiasm

posted at 10:25 am on March 1, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Conventional wisdom, and conventional hand-wringing, has this cycle’s tough primary fight eroding Republican enthusiasm for the general election against Barack Obama.  Late last year, that seemed to be the case, as Republicans went from a +13 in enthusiasm in October to a +5 in December.  However, the latest Gallup survey shows that enthusiasm has begun to rise among Republicans — and remains flat among Democrats:

By 53% to 45%, Republicans, including independents who lean Republican, are slightly more likely than Democrats and Democratic leaners to say they are “more enthusiastic than usual about voting” this year. Republicans have consistently led Democrats in voting enthusiasm since last fall, but to varying degrees.

Not only has enthusiasm rebounded, it’s significantly higher than at this stage of the 2008 cycle:

The 53% of Republicans who feel more enthusiastic about voting today — as Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are engaged in a pitched nomination battle — is greater than the 44% found in February 2008 when John McCain and Mike Huckabee were still dueling in the primaries.

Gallup points out that this is still nowhere near Democratic voter enthusiasm in 2008, which was at an astronomical 79%.  That, however, was mainly due to the prospect of ridding themselves of the hated George W. Bush and passion for the historic candidacies of both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.  Four years later, Democratic enthusiasm can’t get above 45% in the last six months to defend Barack Obama, and gets nowhere near the 59% enthusiasm in 2004 when Kerry was sailing to the nomination in an ultimately unsuccessful candidacy.

The primary has not eroded Republican enthusiasm.  Voters may not be terribly satisfied with the choices presented in this cycle, but as the general election comes closer, Republicans appear to be gaining enthusiasm for beating Obama.


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Whuzathewhut now?

BritCarGuy on March 1, 2012 at 10:27 AM

GOP leads in enthusiasm till you put Romney up against Obama…

liberal4life on March 1, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Another meme has died.

RINO on March 1, 2012 at 10:29 AM

Let’s do this for Andrew… let’s do this for ourselves and our families.

WordsMatter on March 1, 2012 at 10:31 AM

What? Bull, Americans historically love high energy prices and skyrocketing unemployment, and that attitude will bear out in November.

Bishop on March 1, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Gallup: GOP leads in voter enthusiasm

Given the candidates, remarkable, isn’t it? Given the opposition, perhaps inevitable.

de rigueur on March 1, 2012 at 10:33 AM

liberal4life on March 1, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Thanks, Baghdad Bob, but we’ll be excited to fire that pantload no matter who wins the GOP nomination.

The Count on March 1, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Everyday Obama gets cockier and cockier, which is a good thing for the GOP’s “enthusiasm”. From the polls released today you can see that voters are getting over this “I wanna pick my favorite” and are going with the candidate that can win. Go Romney!

BettyRuth on March 1, 2012 at 10:33 AM

we’re never going to show the passion quotient the libs do because we don’t expect or want the government to provide for us much as they do

DanMan on March 1, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Romney is the man to beat Obama.

Get ready to start hearing “President Mitt Romney” every day in less than a year.

Mitt Romney will be an excellent president, at exactly the time we need him most.

Out with the incompetent, failed Obama… and in with a man, Mitt Romney, who can get things back on the right track.

GO MITT!!

bluegill on March 1, 2012 at 10:34 AM

This ain’t nothin.

Wait until we finally get a front-runner in this race.

It will be time to join forces and remind people of the misery that has become America under this President.

Marcus Traianus on March 1, 2012 at 10:35 AM

bluegill on March 1, 2012 at 10:34 AM

where have you been? people have been asking for some reason

DanMan on March 1, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Traditionally speaking, I think most polls are junk. I can attest that this particular poll may actually be close to the mark. What I see “in the field” are a lot of people pumped about voting out BHO, and bears a remarkable resemblence of what I saw in 2010.

I would cautiously say: Hang on team, this may very well be a 2010 repeat.

Turtle317 on March 1, 2012 at 10:36 AM

President Romney…

mjbrooks3 on March 1, 2012 at 10:37 AM

ROMNEY SURGE IN NATIONAL TRACKING POLL

Takes 16-Point Lead over Santorum:

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/

mountainaires on March 1, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Just imagine if Bush had this economy and no clue how to fix it, everyone would want to get rid of him too. Bush, with all those plans that didn’t work, saved our economy after 9/11, and didn’t come near to wasting all the money Obama has. Just imagine if Obama had taken some of those Republican ideas, he might have been in this fight. As it is, he will join Jimmy Carter as a President who had a chance to show Democrats can run an economy, and he failed too.

bflat879 on March 1, 2012 at 10:37 AM

They should do a poll and ask how many people vote no matter what their enthusiasm level is. I can tell you I am not stoked about our candidates, but I will and always have voted.

dmn1972 on March 1, 2012 at 10:38 AM

GOP leads in enthusiasm till you put Romney up against Obama…

liberal4life on March 1, 2012 at 10:28 AM

The “up against Obama” part will drive Republican enthusiasm even higher once the primary battle is over regardless of the nominee.

forest on March 1, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Enthusiasm is almost pointless.

How many people go to the polls every time and “hold their nose” to vote for someone?

Plenty of people who have no enthusiasm for one or more candidates will often still vote for them come election day.

Logus on March 1, 2012 at 10:40 AM

ABO

baby

cmsinaz on March 1, 2012 at 10:40 AM

we’re never going to show the passion quotient the libs do because we don’t expect or want the government to provide for us much as they do

DanMan on March 1, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Ah, but this year we want the government f’in out of our lives and that counts for even more. They just want more money, not more f’in money. WE have the eff factor!

Excuse my French, but that’s exactly what I believe.

MaggiePoo on March 1, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Just imagine if Bush had this economy and no clue how to fix it, everyone would want to get rid of him too. Bush, with all those plans that didn’t work, saved our economy after 9/11, and didn’t come near to wasting all the money Obama has. Just imagine if Obama had taken some of those Republican ideas, he might have been in this fight. As it is, he will join Jimmy Carter as a President who had a chance to show Democrats can run an economy, and he failed too.

bflat879 on March 1, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Bush would’ve been impeached already if he’d had the same record as Obama.

Doughboy on March 1, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Last month I wasn’t enthoosed. But lately I’ve been!

Apologetic California on March 1, 2012 at 10:42 AM

We do?

It must really be a drag for the other party.

jazzuscounty on March 1, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Gingrich would become the new Republican golden boy, probably with a plum position in the Romney administration, if he were to declare that he’s ready to drop out and endorse “the clear choice of the American people”. Newt’s nothing if not a guy who can read the handwriting on the wall.

BettyRuth on March 1, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Retail sales strong, applictions for unemployment to a new low…the economy just keeps improving, so I don’t think it matters who the nominee is. Obama is a lock for re-election.

gumbyandpokey on March 1, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Romney up 16 nationally. Rear-view mirror.

Rusty Allen on March 1, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Dump Obama 2012

The Count on March 1, 2012 at 10:45 AM

However, the latest Gallup survey shows that enthusiasm has begun to rise among Republicans — and remains flat among Democrats:

What the hell do Democrats have to be “enthusiastic” about? Over 8% unemployment? $5/gallon gasoline? “Historic and Unprecedented” deficit spending?

GarandFan on March 1, 2012 at 10:46 AM

ROMNEY SURGE IN NATIONAL TRACKING POLL

Takes 16-Point Lead over Santorum:

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/

mountainaires on March 1, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Ed Morrissey, where is the separate post on this important news story?

Please don’t use that “didn’t get the e-mail” excuse again.

Mitt Romney is coming on strong, and is the one to take down Obama.

I hope people underestimate Mitt… it will make Obama’s defeat all the more sweet. Mitt Romney is a guy who will do VERY well in attracting independents, conservatives, women, suburban voters, etc.

Mitt Romney wants this badly, and we want Mitt. Right now America needs a man of competence and courage and character like Romney.

bluegill on March 1, 2012 at 10:46 AM

I’d crawl over broken glass through a river of fire to vote against Barry.

NoDonkey on March 1, 2012 at 10:46 AM

My guy for President was Herman Cain, but I’m still enthusiastic. Removing Obama and Obamacare are priority number one.

Mord on March 1, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Well duh.

ButterflyDragon on March 1, 2012 at 10:47 AM

What the hell do Democrats have to be “enthusiastic” about? Over 8% unemployment? $5/gallon gasoline? “Historic and Unprecedented” deficit spending?

GarandFan on March 1, 2012 at 10:46 AM

In other words, they’ve gotten what they wanted so they’ve become complacent.

Lost in Jersey on March 1, 2012 at 10:47 AM

I think the reason the CW says enthusiasm is down is because of generally low turnout in the primaries. But I disagree. I think many are staying home just saying ‘Just pick somebody already’.

MaggiePoo on March 1, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Three of the Sweetest Words to My Ears:

President. Mitt. Romney.

GO MITT!!

When Romney is elected, America can breath a sigh of relief.

bluegill on March 1, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Romney up 16, santorum claims tie.

Rusty Allen on March 1, 2012 at 10:49 AM

GOP leads in enthusiasm till you put Romney up against Obama…

liberal4life on March 1, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Dems will lose their enthusiasm as they leave the gas station.

fogw on March 1, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Ah, but this year we want the government f’in out of our lives and that counts for even more.

MaggiePoo on March 1, 2012 at 10:41 AM

I agree entirely. ABO is a huge motivator. If the question was about enthusiasm for a candidate I can see how it my not register. If the question was about removing Obama, we’ll double ‘em up!

DanMan on March 1, 2012 at 10:50 AM

$4-5/gallon gasoline will defeat Obama.

That ALONE is enough. Doesn’t matter who the candidate is. Which is why I’m angry about our pathetic field, THIS was the opportunity to get a real conservative in there. And we blew it.

wildcat72 on March 1, 2012 at 10:51 AM

I can’t wait to kick this guy’s ass back to Chicago.

The Count on March 1, 2012 at 10:51 AM

GOP leads in enthusiasm till you put Romney up against Obama…

liberal4life on March 1, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Everyday…I have to remind you…you are an idiot!
You don’t know any better.

KOOLAID2 on March 1, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Just look at his face. Obama is evil. Period.

chai on March 1, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Romney up 16, santorum claims tie.

Rusty Allen on March 1, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Good one!

I’m just relieved that we are closer to nominating the person (Mitt Romney) who can and will beat Barack Obama.

The Rick Santorum idiocy is best left behind us.

bluegill on March 1, 2012 at 10:56 AM

ABO

baby

cmsinaz on March 1, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Yep

I’d crawl over broken glass to vote Obama out.

gophergirl on March 1, 2012 at 10:56 AM

ABR fanatics hardest hit.

Vyce on March 1, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Just wait until the GOP nominee is determined and we can focus all that Republican hatred against the real target. Barak Hussein Obama. International socialist, bad human being, and worst President ever.

Happy Nomad on March 1, 2012 at 10:56 AM

GOP leads in enthusiasm till you put Romney up against Obama…

liberal4life on March 1, 2012 at 10:28 AM

I would be enthusiastic to vote for a piece of cheese over Obama.

ABO all the way, baby.

tdpwells on March 1, 2012 at 10:57 AM

How many times does collectivism have to fail?

Speakup on March 1, 2012 at 11:00 AM

I would vote for a random name selected from the phone book over Obama so even Romney will do in that case.

tims472 on March 1, 2012 at 11:01 AM

we’re never going to show the passion quotient the libs do because we don’t expect or want the government to provide for us much as they do

DanMan on March 1, 2012 at 10:34 AM

I disagree. Never have I been so passionate to vote somebody out of office.

Happy Nomad on March 1, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Yeah baby! No? Just trying it on. Still, enthusiasm should build.

jake49 on March 1, 2012 at 11:04 AM

$4-5/gallon gasoline will defeat Obama.

That ALONE is enough. Doesn’t matter who the candidate is. Which is why I’m angry about our pathetic field, THIS was the opportunity to get a real conservative in there. And we blew it.

wildcat72 on March 1, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Yep, to the long-term detriment of the country. Romney is being selected PRECISELY BECAUSE HE WON’T “ROCK THE BOAT.”

ebrown2 on March 1, 2012 at 11:06 AM

As the anti-President SmartPower numbers continue to rise, methinks that the GOP Primary is getting through to more people than would otherwise pay attention. The GOP, er conservatives actually, are keeping the heat on (when not on each other), the numbers can’t help but rise against Ø’Bumbler, the Supplicant-in-Chief.
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on March 1, 2012 at 11:09 AM

“$4-5/gallon gasoline will defeat Obama.”

The rising gas prices aren’t hurting his approval numbers at all. There is no reason to believe all of a sudden the general public will turn against the guy.

gumbyandpokey on March 1, 2012 at 11:12 AM

That ALONE is enough. Doesn’t matter who the candidate is. Which is why I’m angry about our pathetic field, THIS was the opportunity to get a real conservative in there. And we blew it.

wildcat72 on March 1, 2012 at 10:51 AM

You guys are too busy with purity wars within the conservative movement to even agree on who qualifies as a “real conservative,” let alone pick a politician who fits the bill.

Vyce on March 1, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Landslide Obama won with under 53% didn’t he? I believe he hit the ceiling with that number. A mere 1 out of 20 (5%) defection makes things very tough for him. I’m banking on humiliation in November for Obama.

DanMan on March 1, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Gingrich would become the new Republican golden boy, probably with a plum position in the Romney administration, if he were to declare that he’s ready to drop out and endorse “the clear choice of the American people”. Newt’s nothing if not a guy who can read the handwriting on the wall.

BettyRuth on March 1, 2012 at 10:42 AM

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE him as Energy Secretary…that would be priceless. We’d be drilling everywhere.

NJ Red on March 1, 2012 at 11:20 AM

That ALONE is enough. Doesn’t matter who the candidate is. Which is why I’m angry about our pathetic field, THIS was the opportunity to get a real conservative in there. And we blew it.

wildcat72 on March 1, 2012 at 10:51 AM
You guys are too busy with purity wars within the conservative movement to even agree on who qualifies as a “real conservative,” let alone pick a politician who fits the bill.

Vyce on March 1, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Anyone who puts Santorum (who endorsed Arlen Specter) or Newt “three wives” Gingrich forward as a “real conservative”, cannot be taken seriously.

NoDonkey on March 1, 2012 at 11:20 AM

I have said from the first. ABO.

I like some of the candidates more than others, but whoever wins the primary will have my vote in November. Nothing else will do, considering the agony that Obama and his administration have put me through over the last three years.

My vote may not matter, as I live in California, but I will take great satisfaction in voting against Obama and every Democrat on the ballot.

hachiban on March 1, 2012 at 11:21 AM

The primary has not eroded Republican enthusiasm. Voters may not be terribly satisfied with the choices presented in this cycle, but as the general election comes closer, Republicans appear to be gaining enthusiasm for beating Obama.

Exactly. And don’t forget that the presidential race is simply the top of the ticket. This election has to be won from top to bottom, from the state and district level down to school boards.

cicerone on March 1, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Anyone who puts Santorum (who endorsed Arlen Specter) or Newt “three wives” Gingrich forward as a “real conservative”, cannot be taken seriously.

NoDonkey on March 1, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Sorry but isn’t about time to focus some of that hatred at the real target?

I’m sick of these threads where people attack one candidate or another using half-truths, lies, or irrelevant issues as proof positive that only their guy is electable. The time is now to leave the primary process for what it is and start demanding of our candidates serious answers to serious issues instead of worrying how many wives Newt has had, how many cars Romney has, or who Santorum endorsed for Senate years ago while running for an entirely different office.

Happy Nomad on March 1, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Say what? How, what, why are the vote turnouts down???

ZachV on March 1, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Happy Nomad on March 1, 2012 at 11:30 AM

I’d be happy if this battle were over, but it isn’t.

I settled on Romney long ago and would love for the target to be on Obama’s back instead of Romney on behalf of two candidates who have no chance to even win the GOP nomination.

NoDonkey on March 1, 2012 at 11:32 AM

This election has to be won from top to bottom, from the state and district level down to school boards.

cicerone on March 1, 2012 at 11:30 AM

And then the heavy lifting starts whereby the electorate needs to hold politicians’ feet to the fire and make them bring about entitlement reform, repeal of Obamacare, and all the other things necessary for putting America back on the right path.

Happy Nomad on March 1, 2012 at 11:32 AM

My vote may not matter, as I live in California, but I will take great satisfaction in voting against Obama and every Democrat on the ballot.

hachiban on March 1, 2012 at 11:21 AM

I feel your pain…same thing here in NJ. He polls about 53% here. The libs are sniffing too much methane from the swamps up north.

NJ Red on March 1, 2012 at 11:40 AM

They obviously didn’t ask me in this poll. I’m about as enthusiastic to vote as I would be for an appointment for a root canal or a colonoscopy. We have the opportunity of a lifetime to not only take down the corrupt, lying, incompetent charlatan in the White House, but also to drive a stake once and for all into the heart of everything the left stands for (and against)…and what do we get? Re-treads and also-rans.

My excitement knows no bounds…no really.

Left Coast Right Mind on March 1, 2012 at 11:46 AM

If we are to really take back our republic then we need to devote considerable energy to electing 10th Amendment conservatives to as many state level offices as possible. We will never get a solid conservative majority at the national level simply because of demographics. And even the GOP is reluctant to give up its peer and give it back to the states. Therefore we need to elect people to state offices who will take back that usurped power and defy the unconstitutional diktats of the Feds.

This may be especially necessary if Obama is reelected. If he is we need states that won’t just take Obama to court over Obamacare, for example, but will refuse to comply, implement, or allow to be implemented because of its unconstitutionality. The federal government is a construct of the states, the states are not administrative units of the central government.

Charlemagne on March 1, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Yeah, the Dims fervor wanes as their deepening regret over voting for Ohopeychangey grows so bulky and cumbersome it weighs them down and flattens their enthusiasm while oozing out their absolute stubborn denials that the man is a failure. They’re so delusional that they see a “2″ instead of a “5″ when they see $5 gas.

stukinIL4now on March 1, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Three sweetest words.

Good……

Bye……

OBAMA!!!!!!

itsspideyman on March 1, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Depending on the final outcome of the nomination process & the yet pending choice for VP candidate the enthusiasm could go up much, much more…..justsayin

huskerdiva on March 1, 2012 at 12:07 PM

I’d crawl over broken glass through a river of fire to vote against Barry.

NoDonkey on March 1, 2012 at 10:46 AM

Me, too. And if I could vote more than once, I would.

Syzygy on March 1, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Once we are settled on a nominee and the general election is in full swing, and gass prices are sky high, you can expect Republican enthusiasm to climb even higher.

dczombie on March 1, 2012 at 12:12 PM

That, however, was mainly due to the prospect of ridding themselves of the hated George W. Bush and passion for the historic candidacies of both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

I am so f**king sick and tired of hearing how “historic” it is that we have slick but entirely incompetent politicians like Barack, Hillary and Nanzi Pelosi.

“Historic” is not always a good thing.

UltimateBob on March 1, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Gingrich would become the new Republican golden boy, probably with a plum position in the Romney administration…

BettyRuth on March 1, 2012 at 10:42 AM

I would LOVE LOVE LOVE him as Energy Secretary…that would be priceless. We’d be drilling everywhere.

NJ Red on March 1, 2012 at 11:20 AM

No. F’ing. Way.

It’s time for Newt to retire. He did great things as Speaker in the 1990s, but these days he’s just acting like a spoiled brat, slinging mud and flailing his way through the GOP primaries.

I’d rather see Sarah Palin as Energy Secretary. And John Bolton as Secretary of State. Now that would be a winning team.

UltimateBob on March 1, 2012 at 12:23 PM

My enthusiasm is hovering around 3,000%!

freedomfirst on March 1, 2012 at 12:28 PM

“$4-5/gallon gasoline will defeat Obama.”

The rising gas prices aren’t hurting his approval numbers at all. There is no reason to believe all of a sudden the general public will turn against the guy.

gumbyandpokey on March 1, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Obviously you do not know human nature….People always vote with their pocketbooks.

logicman_1998 on March 1, 2012 at 12:29 PM

I can hardly wait to vote for anyone but that POS in the white house!

jqc1970 on March 1, 2012 at 12:35 PM

If this is true why is participation at the polls down?

Politricks on March 1, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Bush would’ve been impeached already if he’d had the same record as Obama.

Doughboy on March 1, 2012 at 10:41 AM

A black democratic party president simply cannot be impeached, no matter what he does.

slickwillie2001 on March 1, 2012 at 12:59 PM

I watched the CPAC speeches on the website this year, and saw Andrew Brietbart that night advocate that no matter which candidate we end up with, and me, I am a Romney supporter, that regardless of our candidate we shove hard on election day.

It is interesting that we are not all agreed on whether Newt could win or Rick or Mitt could win, or even Paul could win. We do see that it is possible the Obama team thinks this is an ordinary year,

but a lot of people are at the end of 4 years of their life feeling like it has flushed the REST of the equity in their house down the toilet, to follow the 401K losses and family money losses my parents generation has had to experience because someone couldn’t get the economy back on the road after Barny Frank and Nancy Pelosi took down the George Bush presidency with high spending and coercion…and so many other people were dragged down, seemingly unnoticed or blamed on Bush all the while spending $787 billion on a stimulus that propped up top heavy state governments and their union jobs.

It is no ordinary year, it might be the last chance to undo the projected tax increases of ObamaCare and a return to the tax rates of ten years ago when the Bush tax rate expires, and the prospect of an unfettered Obama with no election to answer to at the end of the next 4 years.

You think he toys with executive orders now, if we return a conservative house and Obama wins, he will blame the House for his proclivity. And who knows what he will do, he will hide his agenda until after he is re elected.

The thing is, when they play games and vote in the primary for Santorum, because they think they would rather run against him, they are presuming they can use the media to undermine the campaign, and slander Santorum, and work all their fear mongering.

Those in our party that insist on pushing Santorum right now, need to be ready to gird their loins and campaign in the battleground states to win this and tell the real story, using the phones and getting on the buses that take you out of the sure win red state and on the campaign trail to the battleground states. You will have to sacrifice your sacred honor, your time and money, because losing won’t be an option. Are you thinking now about the sacrifices you will make personally to elect the next president? If your state is already in the red column, you should not think your job is done. If your candidate is harder to sell, you need to be committed AFTER primary day. You need to send your cash for the fight in other states. Are you that committed? Winning the primary is only the start, then the hard work starts. Are you volunteering for the organization?

A difference between 55% republican enthusiasm and 79% Obama enthusiasm in 2008, is that 79% thought they were voting for the pie in the sky handed to them. We are voting to do it ourselves, we are voting to campaign with no help from and only mis information of the MSM. Ours is a sober enthusiasm, anger at what has been done to the economy, the country, not the kind of joy Pie in the Sky renders.

Take a look at http://www.electoral-vote.com/ or some of the battleground state websites, and start doing the math, and see where and how you and your candidates can win. Obama is not going to do THAT part for you. And he thinks you don’t have it in you. He thinks the tea party has disappeared. He thinks some of us will be moody and sit out the election so he wins. I think 55% enthusiasm in a stupid poll is just fine for now. I expect about 70% when we get a front runner and are not advocating for our own choices and 99.9% enthusiastic on election day. That point .1% probly hangs on this blog.

Fleuries on March 1, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Fleuries on March 1, 2012 at 3:37 PM

good post as the responses attest, we are extrememly motivated, no matter who is nominated.

me “…we don’t expect or want the government to provide for us much as they do”

you “…Ours is a sober enthusiasm, anger at what has been done to the economy, the country, not the kind of joy Pie in the Sky renders.”

pretty much the same thing but you say it better

us in red states – I donated to 6 US House seats and two governors in 2010. None in Texas btw. Of my candidate hopefuls, only Starr Parker in Ca got skunked. Great advice you dished.

DanMan on March 1, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Voters may not be terribly satisfied with the choices presented in this cycle

Understatement of the year.

burt on March 1, 2012 at 5:07 PM