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trndobrd
07-19-2007, 07:21 PM
Nothing like a good straw poll to pass the off season and prove absolutely nothing. But it might be interesting to track over time. I'll try to put up a new straw poll every couple weeks until the primary...if I remember.

Since this is Primary poll, I would ask that Democrats vote in the 'D' category and Republicans in the 'R'. Even if you might be inclined to vote cross party in the general, please vote in this poll based on your current affiliation. If you are unaffiliated, please select a party category based on what your preference would be if you were in an open primary state (where you have the choice of a D or R primary ballot).

Since DC contains nothing but a bunch of Neocons, Moonbats and RWNJs, this is not scientific. If I miss a candidate, please let me know.

Enjoy!


edit: I made this a public poll. Kotter, no voting in the Republican Primary and Recxjake can't vote for Hillary.

BucEyedPea
07-19-2007, 07:24 PM
Since DC contains nothing but a bunch of Neocons, Moonbats and RWNJs, this is not scientific. If I miss a candidate, please let me know.
ROFL ROFL

BucEyedPea
07-19-2007, 07:33 PM
Mitt Romney's first name is "Willard?'" OMG! ROFL
What a nerdy name....not wonder he uses Mitt.

noa
07-19-2007, 07:50 PM
In an effort to keep Hillary from getting the nod, I'll have to go with Obama.

If I didn't have to take that into consideration, I'd probably go with Joe Biden.

CHIEF4EVER
07-19-2007, 09:34 PM
Where is teh conservative Libertarian candidate?

Logical
07-19-2007, 09:39 PM
I am in an open Primary state so I am going with the Dem on this straw poll.

Had to vote for Biden amongst those candidates but I would not really want to vote for any of them.

CHIEF4EVER
07-19-2007, 09:43 PM
OK, piss on it. I vote for Ron Paul as he is closest to being Conservative Libertarian.

Fishpicker
07-19-2007, 09:47 PM
I just registered as a Republican about 6 weeks ago. Ron Paul is the only candidate I'll vote for. If he doesnt get the nomination and doesnt run 3rd party; I'll write him in.

go bowe
07-19-2007, 11:18 PM
hussein and ron are my guys...

although i prefer ron, i think hussein has more chance of actually winning the general election...

it will be a fun ride with either of them...

StcChief
07-20-2007, 07:27 AM
Gaz is the logical choice for this alternate universe

TrickyNicky
07-20-2007, 03:11 PM
Paul clearly benefited from the Colbert Bump.

trndobrd
07-23-2007, 10:01 AM
Bump: Polls close tomorrow.

Saulbadguy
07-23-2007, 10:10 AM
DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES

Pitt Gorilla
07-23-2007, 11:39 AM
I chose Paul and would choose Richardson for a Dem.

Fishpicker
07-24-2007, 09:33 PM
Can Ron Paul be defeated in any internet poll? I submit that he cannot.

Mr Luzcious
07-24-2007, 10:41 PM
If only that would translate to real life.

Taco John
07-24-2007, 11:43 PM
I bet Ron Paul would have a badass character in World of Warcraft.

Fishpicker
07-24-2007, 11:48 PM
I bet Ron Paul would have a badass character in World of Warcraft.

a level 60 Paladin that nobody wants to listen to.

Ultra Peanut
07-25-2007, 02:58 AM
NO TO OSAMA

patteeu
07-25-2007, 07:00 AM
NO TO OSAMA

Haha. I bet John Edwards is pissed about getting bumped from the top 3.

Cochise
07-25-2007, 08:13 AM
You know who I was thinking about, reading Ron Paul's website? Pat Buchanan. Conservatism mixed with trade protectionism and isolationism. I wonder how many of the Paul supporters were Buchanan supporters as well.

Paul's website didn't have much substance on the issues page (kind of surprising since he's supposed to be the one with all the substance), but that's who it all reminded me of.

Cochise
07-25-2007, 08:30 AM
Haha. I bet John Edwards is pissed about getting bumped from the top 3.

He's having an eggplant peel right now, but pretty soon he's going to be fighting mad.

Adept Havelock
07-25-2007, 09:50 AM
You know who I was thinking about, reading Ron Paul's website? Pat Buchanan. Conservatism mixed with trade protectionism and isolationism. I wonder how many of the Paul supporters were Buchanan supporters as well.

Paul's website didn't have much substance on the issues page (kind of surprising since he's supposed to be the one with all the substance), but that's who it all reminded me of.

I can see that, minus Pat Buchanan's xenophobic streak.

BucEyedPea
07-25-2007, 10:49 AM
You know who I was thinking about, reading Ron Paul's website? Pat Buchanan. Conservatism mixed with trade protectionism and isolationism. I wonder how many of the Paul supporters were Buchanan supporters as well.
Wrong.

Paul IS a free trader.

He was even on Lou Dobbs saying he still supported free trade.
The devil is in the details.

He does not support the managed trade compacts of Nafta, Gatt and WTO because they aren't really free trade. These are central planning on a global scale designed to redistribute American middle class wealth. They're loaded with subsidies for corps, free trade for profits and socialism for losses. So they benefit special interests and not the people.He also doesn't support them because they are eroding our sovereignty as a nation. IOW bypassing our local laws. He clarified these points on Dobbs program as well. Paul is not an open borders guy. That's for our internationalist radical Republicans.

All we need to encourage true free trade is a unilateralist American stance: lowering tariffs and trade barriers nation by nation. Paul does support this approach to free trade.

Conservative activist Phyliss Shafley, wrote an excellent editorial on the myths of free trade but does mention the difference between true free traders and the global central planners. She is in the Buchanan camp on this issue and claims our Founding Father's were protectionists. Still a good read.

http://www.eagleforum.org/psr/1996/mar96/psrmar96.html

Free trade as it is currently being sold is Newspeak.

Ron Paul is more libertarian than Buchanan too.

Paul's website didn't have much substance on the issues page (kind of surprising since he's supposed to be the one with all the substance), but that's who it all reminded me of.
Do the other candidates have more?
Ron Paul also has his congressional website with an archive of his Texas Straight Talk articles. That'll tell you lots more if one is interested in really knowing.

recxjake
07-25-2007, 01:05 PM
Fred Thompson....

http://nymag.com/daily/intel/russ-feingold.pdf