Well, the “Values Voters” are at it again. My highllights…
Mike Huckabee was the clear winner of a straw poll of conservative activists Saturday on who should be the 2012 Republican presidential nominee.
Taken at the Values Voter Summit, the poll had the former Arkansas governor winning with more than 28 percent of the vote, more than 16 points higher than his nearest rival, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. Activists considered nine candidates for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination in the poll.
Romney was at the top of a tight pack for the runner-up spot in the straw poll. Following him was Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, then former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and then Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.). All hovered around above or below 12 percentage points of the vote.
Obviously I’ve got a couple of comments. The first, and the only one that really matters, is “Hey you bunch of doofuses! There’s an election in 2010 that happens first!”
The people that organize the “Values Voters Summit” don’t have a clue that the “value” that counts most right now is making major inroads in both the House and the Senate. We don’t have a freaking clue what the real issues will be in 2012, how the hell does it make sense to be talking about candidates. Well, OTOH, if your issues never change I guess it makes no difference.
Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney??????? OK, you’re really fond of a couple of Socialist light losers from the last time around. Thanks for your input.
Pawlenty? Now I’ll be the first to admit – and I wrote a diary on it – that I absolutely love the way he steamrolled the Ds in MN. But what in the world makes him a standout for the VVS? I’m not sure (and I don’t know) if he’s really all that much of a SoCon.
The only thing that’s moderately interesting, and I don’t care about this either, is that SWRHO came in barely ahead of Ron Paul (last). I actually thought she’d take a chunk out of Huck. Of course he showed up and she didn’t. Which raises her up a notch in my estimation.
Finally, a word of un-asked-for advice from me to VVS organizers. Knock off the ’12 crap and go spend your time and money on something that matters like electing Toomey or Mario for starters.