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Three Problems With the Iowa Poll & Story About Sarah Palin’s Favorability

Posted by Shane Vander Hart on March 1, 2011

Palin-Iowa-GOP-3Sarah Palin’s favorability ratings are slipping!  Her favorability ratings are slipping!  That’s what you hear from The Des Moines Register today in their latest release of the Iowa Poll.

Tom Beaumont reports a drop from 71% to 65% in the last 15 months.

Three problems with this poll and story.

  1. The sample size – 189 people.  Not exactly the standard used in scientific polls.
  2. The margin of error of 7.1% +/- since the decline falls within the margin of error.
  3. Josh Painter points out that Beaumont fails to mention the last time this was polled was actually back in June.  Her favorability rating then was 58% with a 4.4% +/- margin of error.  So her favorability has actually increased by 6 points since June.

Why not report that?

The thrust of Beaumont’s article seems to have more to do with a lack of political activity in Iowa:

However, Palin has done very little to cultivate political good will in a state where face-to-face meetings with influential activists, officials and organizers are common. Palin held no private political meetings during any of her four visits. She met briefly with about 50 influential Republican officials and donors during a reception before the fundraiser she headlined in September, but did not discuss mounting an Iowa campaign.

Some Iowa Republicans have said privately they do not expect Palin to run, considering her low profile in the state.

A reason for the dimmed enthusiasm for Palin could be her national exposure combined with her lack of Iowa activity, Geller said.

"She hasn’t been active in the state. And Iowans have that expectation and a feeling of responsibility to see these people up close," Geller said. "But it might also be a little Sarah Palin fatigue. They are familiar with her and yet they are not necessarily embracing her. Sixty-five percent is not a very high favorable rating."

But it isn’t a bad favorability rating either.  I agree that if she runs she needs to come to the state, however there are a number of prospective candidates who have not spent much time here…. yet.  I also suspect that her favorability rating will go up if she does start campaigning her because she is extremely good at retail politicking.

As far as the “some Iowa Republicans” who have said privately they don’t expect her to run based on fewer visits to Iowa.  So what?  Frankly I don’t give much credence to people who can’t attach their names to comments made.  It seems like political backbiting from people who support other candidates.  She may not run, but so far we are off to a slow start.  She has made a few visits, but she isn’t camped out here.  There has been some outreach done, but not a ton yet.  You can’t quite compare her activity to Rick Santorum’s or Tim Pawlenty’s for instance because she does have more name recognition, media exposure, and still has a lot of grassroots support.  Her campaign and candidacy will look different, but that doesn’t mean none of the rules apply

I still think she needs to participate in the Iowa Straw Poll and not wait too much longer, but I’m not writing off a candidacy yet.  It’s too early especially since no one has formally announced yet.

Anyway putting forth a narrative that her favorability is in decline based on the problems inherit with the poll and story seems to be to be a bunch of spin.

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Shane Vander Hart is the editor-in-chief of the Caffeinated Communications Network which includes Caffeinated Thoughts, Caffeinated Theology and Caffeinated TV.  Feel free to friend Shane on Facebook or follow him on Twitter.

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Santorum: Politico article ‘is garbage’

Posted by joshpainter on February 10, 2011

– by Josh Painter
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After Politico published one of its typically deceptive hit pieces, this one written by Andy Barr alleging that Rick Santorum had criticized Sarah Palin’s decision to skip CPAC, Santorum called BS via Twitter:

This article is garbage.All I said was- she is VERY busy, PERIOD. Reporter trying to create something out of nothing http://politi.co/gJ4ARo

Here’s the first paragraph of Barr’s article:

Rick Santorum knocked Sarah Palin’s decision to skip CPAC, saying on Tuesday that she must have “business opportunities” that are keeping her from the annual conservative conference that is a showcase for potential presidential contenders

And here’s the actual exchange between Santorum and S.E. Cupp:


Pollutico never misses an opportunity to use lies and distortions to paint Gov. Palin in a negative hue. In this case, Barr and his editors took a mostly uncritical observation by Santorum and tried to make it appear that the former Senator from Pennsylvania was bashing Gov. Palin. The article also draws on one of the constant memes promoted on left wing blogs that Sarah Palin is some kind of money-crazed fiend, simply because she gets paid well for her speaking appearances. So does Bill Clinton.

We had always considered Barr to be one of the lesser evils on Politico’s staff, but with his latest slanted piece, he proves that he’s no better than the rest of the biased website’s resident leftists. The left wing, anti-Palin agenda is there for all to see, and it’s the main engine that drives the corrupt Politico.

Don’t get us wrong; we’re no Santorum fans. He supported liberal Arlen Specter over conservative Pat Toomey in 2004, explaining that Snarlin’ Arlen is “with us on the votes that matter.” That really worked out well, didn’t it? And Santorum has subtly and not so subtly dissed Gov. Palin before. He got in his little sexist dig in his remarks to Cupp, but that’s almost par for the course for Santorum, whose loose lips show what a loose cannon he is. But the real outrage here is the way Politico always puts a negative spin on any story it writes about Gov. Palin. And if it can brew a tempest in a teapot by pitting Republicans against each other, that’s just considered bonus points at the leftist website.

Related: Sheya has a good roundup of opinion over this one here.

Cross-posted from Texas for Sarah Palin

– JP

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Governor Palin’s Policies and the Black Community–Part I

Posted by Adrienne Ross on February 1, 2011

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

February is Black History Month, and as I have already been planning to address how Governor Palin’s principles and policies greatly benefit the Black community, there is no better time than now for Part I.

It is unfortunate that so many on the Left seek to paint conservatives in general, and Governor Palin in particular, as racists at worst and racially out of touch at best. They have created and cultivated the narrative that liberals have the road map for leading Black people to the Promised Land, while people like Palin would much prefer we still worked the plantation. They suggest that the pro-Constitution, pro-limited government, pro-personal responsibility, and pro-fiscal restraint message is one designed to ignore, isolate, or inhibit people of African descent, as if any of those things are anathema to the Black community. They have successfully–at least up until now–managed to convince some 90% of Blacks that they are the answer to their every question and that they can take us where we need to go. On the other hand, conservatives, they say, are committed to forming a blockade to impede our progress, and therefore are our biggest problem.

Their assertions play on the emotions of those who refuse to look at the facts. For too long the far-Left has gotten away with making claims for which they have no evidence. I have dealt with questions about why I, a Black woman, support Governor Palin and what she stands for. I have dealt with some rather unreasonable people who have hurled insults at both the Governor and me. These arguments have no substance, as one surely noticed here when I appeared on Sistah Talk TV and was asked how I could call myself a Black woman when I supported Governor Palin. Not one iota of evidence of racism by Governor Palin, the tea party, or Republicans was offered. All that was presented was a whole lot of attitude.

So let’s move past all the charged unsubstantiated claims and hysterical emotion, and let’s deal with the facts instead.

I have said a multitude of times that what Governor Palin stands for is of benefit to all Americans, but absolutely essential for the Black community. If America is in jeopardy because of the policies of this current administration–and it is–the Black community is at an even greater risk. So how exactly does Governor Palin’s policies, principles, and practices serve the Black community? I will deal with several issues over several posts. Today, I’ll deal with what is, without a doubt, the most important issue of all.

Governor Palin’s name is synonymous with pro-life. Some love her for this, while others despise her for the same. Love her or hate her, you can’t deny this: she has not only talked the talk; she has walked the walk. She has lived out her commitment to the sanctity of human life. I stand juxtaposed with the 90% of Black Americans who vote Democrat every time, but my stand is nothing compared to Governor Palin’s. Her life story stands juxtaposed with the fact that 90% of Down Syndrome pregnancies end in abortion. She has annihilated the argument that was sure to come: “Governor, you have never been in such a situation, so you don’t know what you would do.” She has been there, and we all know what she has done–with no regrets.

Abortion is a world problem, surely an American problem, and most notably a Black problem. Its impact on the Black population is astounding, as it is responsible for the fact that we are on a journey from which we cannot return if we continue at this rate of speed.

BlackGenocide.org shares the following chart and video clip which document the countdown to extinction for Blacks as a result of abortion:

I marvel at politicians and so-called leaders in America who are adamant about supporting Planned Parenthood and the pro-choice movement. Planned Parenthood, of course, was started by Margaret Sanger, racist and eugenicist, who was committed to the destruction of the Black population. Planned Parenthood’s current racist agenda has been exposed several times, yet they still receive federal dollars. Almost 80% of Planned Parenthood clinics are in Black neighborhoods. That was always the plan. Yet we have fallen for it lock, stock, and barrel. Instead of railing against this gross injustice, instead of condemning this blatant racism, and instead of doing everything possible to stop its progress, Black leaders would rather point their fingers at conservatives. They would rather call Governor Palin a racist, even as they align themselves with the anti-Black, dangerous, and mind-blowing game plan of the abortion industry. And yet they ask me how I could call myself a Black woman and support Governor Palin? Perhaps I should pose a question to them: How dare they, purporting to care about the plight of others, accuse anyone of racism when they themselves are participating in the destruction of a whole race of people?

Governor Palin has endured unseemly criticism, verbal attacks, and character assassination, yet she has stood up for life. She has challenged America to embrace a culture a life. In so doing, she has proven herself to be more a lover of Black people than the 90% of Blacks who seem unconcerned about this issue and continue to vote for other unconcerned people in their Party.

And where does President Obama, so loudly praised as the first Black president, stand on this issue? Surely he, of all people, knows the facts, the statistics, the history behind the abortion industry. Surely he stands up for the Black community. Think again.

Take a look at then-candidate and Senator Barack Obama addressing Planned Parenthood about his commitment to abortion and the Freedom of Choice Act, which is just sick–at least to anyone who has a modicum of respect for the sanctity of life.

President Obama, who is brilliant, or so his supporters daily tell us, doesn’t bat an eye giving his blessing to a practice that has snuffed out more Black lives than the various other dangers and causes of death in the Black community–combined.

Now watch Governor Palin as she addresses Obama’s radical view on abortion. The difference is glaring. As you listen to her, ask yourself the following question: which one of these leaders do you think is more a friend of the Black community? President Obama’s Harvard University education, with all its prestige, still left him void of the basic understanding of when a baby is entitled to human rights. Such an answer, he says, is above his pay grade. Give me Governor Palin anyday, for my people’s very survival depends on it.

Abortion is an issue of humanity and morality for all people, yes. Life must be deemed valuable, no matter the color. However, with a mere cursory research into the facts, no one can deny its impact on the Black community in particular–a systematic impact that has proven successful because we, as a people, have done what Governor Palin will not do: we’ve sold out and locked arms with others who have sold us out. I’m reminded of the classic, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry. When Ruth discovers she’s pregnant, she goes to see the “doctor” about an abortion because her marriage is already strained. Lena, the matriarch of the family, expects her grown son, Walter, to put a stop to it. So consumed with his own dreams, Walter remains silent. Lena then declares:

I’m waiting to hear how you’d be like
the man your father was.

Your wife said she’s going to
destroy your child.

I’m waiting to hear you talk
like your father…

…and say we’re a people who give
children life, not who destroys them.

I’m waiting to see you stand up
and look like your daddy…

…and say, we gave up one baby
to poverty. We ain’t giving up another.

I’m waiting!

If you be a son of mine,
you’ll tell her.

Walter never does say anything, and in disgust, his mother spits:

You’re a disgrace
to your father’s memory.

This is where I come from–a people who believed in life, ancestors who, more than anything, wanted life for their children, who risked their own lives for it. How far we have fallen. And to the extent that we have allowed the horror of abortion to set us on the path of extinction, we, too, are a disgrace to the memory of our forefathers and foremothers.

Later, when offered money not to move into a White neighborhood, Lena tells her son:

Son – I come from five generations of people who was slaves and sharecroppers – but ain’t nobody in my family never let nobody pay ‘em no money that was a way of telling us we wasn’t fit to walk the earth. We ain’t never been that poor…We ain’t never been that – dead inside.

Planned Parenthood offers us close proximity, what they call health care, and a way out. They offer us a service, tell us it’s for our own good. All it costs us is our soul–and our future. I’m inclined, however, to agree with Lena: surely we ain’t that poor or that dead inside.

As a people, we have many challenges to overcome, obstacles to climb. Governor Palin would call this “less than ideal circumstances.” We must, nonetheless, stop these voices from speaking death and destruction into our lives, and still the hands so ready to perform it. Race baiting liberals, quick to call out racism where it does not exist, have shown their true colors, and have assented to the racism that does exist. yes, Black people have agreed with those who have deemed us unfit to walk the earth. We may never say so, but the old adage still rings true: actions speak louder than words.

I honor Governor Palin because in her fight for life and in her refusal to sit down and shut up on this issue, she has shown herself to be a friend of the Black community in ways that even the Black community has not been a friend to themselves–and surely the people they’re voting for have not been friendly. We’ve been duped, bamboozled, played.

Why is Governor Palin good for the Black community? It should be obvious. You can keep the Left’s racist agenda, you can keep Al Sharpton and Company, you can keep Hillary Clinton, and you can surely keep President Obama, who ought to know better, as Rick Santorum pointed out and was excoriated as a result. Santorum stood by his comments and took Al Sharpton apart in a debate on “Hannity.” What a shame that Sharpton was calling Santorum’s comments racist when all he was doing was fighting for the lives of Black babies. It’s sickness to the nth power when the self-appointed civil rights activist is arguing with Rick Santorum’s support of the rights of Blacks within the womb. Can you say hypocrisy?

Yes, you can keep all these people who ignore the horrors of abortion and the effect it has on the Black community; I’ll take Governor Palin’s policies, principles, and practices anyday.

It’s Black History Month, and as you see the commercials, hear the music, and watch the celebrations sure to come, even as the Left continues to masquerade as the pro-Black Party, and even as they persist in painting Governor Palin and conservatives as racist conspirators of hate, wade through all of the nonsense and you’ll see the truth. America needs Governor Palin, and the Black community needs her even more–for many reasons. Her respect for the sanctity of all human life is just one of them, but what an important one it is.

Take some time to digest more information from BlackGenocide.org:

Minority women constitute only about 13% of the female population (age 15-44) in the United States, but they underwent approximately 36% of the abortions.

According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, black women are more than 5 times as likely as white women to have an abortion

On average, 1,876 black babies are aborted every day in the United States.

This incidence of abortion has resulted in a tremendous loss of life. It has been estimated that since 1973 Black women have had about 16 million abortions. Michael Novak had calculated “Since the number of current living Blacks (in the U.S.) is 36 million, the missing 16 million represents an enormous loss, for without abortion, America’s Black community would now number 52 million persons. It would be 36 percent larger than it is. Abortion has swept through the Black community like a scythe, cutting down every fourth member.”

A highly significant 1993 Howard University study showed that African American women over age 50 were 4.7 times more likely to get breast cancer if they had had any abortions compared to women who had not had any abortions.

Check out this short video at BlackDignity.org.

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Rick Santorum: Sarah Palin’s Endorsement Is The Only One Anyone Wants! Team Romney Whines: “Endorsements Don’t Matter!”

Posted by Gary P Jackson on June 22, 2010

By Gary P Jackson

Santorum, however, doesn’t play coy when I ask him about what his endorsement means to a fellow Republican, if anything. “Palin is the only endorsement anyone wants,” he laughs. “If you ask who the most influential endorsers are, Palin is numbers one, two, and three, with maybe Sen. Jim DeMint at four. Her endorsement is the only one that matters this year. Just look at what she did for Nikki Haley.

What about Romney, the man Santorum supported in the 2008 presidential campaign? “No offense to Mitt, but he doesn’t carry the weight,” Santorum says. “Mitt can help you with some finance people, maybe in some small way, but his pull is insignificant compared to Palin’s.”

~ From interview of Rick Santorum by Robert Costa for National Review Online June 17, 2010

Mitt Romney is a lot like the Texas weather: If you don’t like a particular stance he has, just wait around, it’ll change. No one is more adept at the flip-flop on key issues, in an attempt to be all things to all people. Romney is a chameleon who can blend in with any crowd, by simply telling them what they want to hear. No one knows whether he means it or not, or if he even believes half of what he says. Romney is simply a cold, calculating politician, who only cares about winning an office, not about actually leading.

Romney’s latest flip-flop though is just delicious. Just a few weeks ago, we got into it with Romney’s fan boys, who were crowing and running stories about how much Mitt’s endorsement, that few even knew about, helped propel Nikki Haley to her victory in South Carolina.

Of course, the truth is a little different than the fictional spin Team Romney has been trying to sell. Yes, Romney was an early endorser of Nikki’s. When Romney endorsed her, she was stuck in forth place, suffering from poor name recognition. Nothing changed afterward.

Sarah Palin then endorsed Nikki in fine fashion, making it a national event by doing so in person. In just days Nikki was leading the pack, and cruised to a huge win. Nikki got 49 percent of the vote, just one point shy of the needed 50 percent, but she garnered almost as many votes as her three competitors combined, and will the run-off election on Tuesday by a wide margin.

Something else that happened along the way. Once Nikki Haley became the front runner, the Republican “Good Old Boy Network” went into high gear. Like Sarah Palin, Nikki is known as a true reformer, and this, of course, scares the hell out of the establishment. Nikki will upset the apple cart, much like Sarah did in Alaska. The attacks were vile, and personal.

Sarah Palin was standing with her. Offered her strong and very public support. Romney was, as usual, nowhere to be found.

Sarah is known to stick by those she endorses, not just pick safe candidates, put her name with them and move on, like noted “Profile In Courage” Mitt Romney, who actually endorsed Susanna Martinez for Governor of New Mexico, AFTER she won her primary!

Sarah also endorsed Carly Fiorina in California, and true to form, talked about her at ever opportunity. Carly went on to win her primary for the United States Senate in fine fashion.

In a recent interview for National Review Online, Rick Santorum said this:

Santorum, however, doesn’t play coy when I ask him about what his endorsement means to a fellow Republican, if anything. “Palin is the only endorsement anyone wants,” he laughs. “If you ask who the most influential endorsers are, Palin is numbers one, two, and three, with maybe Sen. Jim DeMint at four. Her endorsement is the only one that matters this year. Just look at what she did for Nikki Haley.

What about Romney, the man Santorum supported in the 2008 presidential campaign? “No offense to Mitt, but he doesn’t carry the weight,” Santorum says. “Mitt can help you with some finance people, maybe in some small way, but his pull is insignificant compared to Palin’s.

There’s a reason why Sarah’s endorsements matter, and Romney’s don’t. One, Sarah Palin is an actual leader, with real vision, and Romney has neither qualities, and two, if Sarah endorses someone, she’s proven that she will actually support them. People in the Republican Party see a Palin endorsement as the gold standard. She has a proven record of backing winners. Even better, she has a record of backing true conservatives.

Understandably, Team Romney is frustrated. The guy is no leader, and is often a day late and a dollar short when he does weigh in. So now, they are trying to change the subject. Just weeks ago, Team Romney was doing their best to take credit for their endorsements, acting like they are the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Now that reality has set in, the spinmeisters are in high gear saying that it’s money that matters, not endorsements.

Doug Brady over at C4P has something to say about this:

Immediately after Nikki Haley’s overwhelming victory in the South Carolina Primary, we noted Team Mitt’s panic over the credit Governor Palin received:

It appears Mitt Romney is getting a bit nervous as a result of all the well-deserved credit Governor Palin received for helping Nikki Haley in South Carolina, both in the media and by Haley herself. In fact Romney is so nervous he feels compelled to return to South Carolina to campaign for Haley before the runoff on the 22nd.

[…]

This is classic Mitt Romney. When all the mud was flying and Governor Palin publicly and steadfastly stood behind Haley, Romney was, as is his custom, nowhere to be found. Undoubtedly Romney thought he could gain some conservative cred in South Carolina by endorsing Haley in March who, at the time, was considered a long-shot conservative candidate with little chance of winning. However, after Haley’s incredible surge in the polls (following, not coincidentally, Governor Palin’s endorsement) and ultimate victory last night, Romney saw his plan for making inroads in the important primary state unraveling.

Recent activities on the part of Team Mitt indicate our assessment of Romney’s panic was correct. Today Romney travelled to South Carolina to campaign with Nikki Haley and, while there, announced he was giving the Haley campaign $42,000. How, you ask, can he give a candidate that much money given the limits in campaign finance laws? It’s easy if you’re Mitt Romney. You purchase a team of lawyers to figure out how to get around the spirit of the law. Via Andy Barr at the Politico:

…lawyers for Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC discovered that multiple PACs sharing the same leadership and office space are able to contribute $3,500 each per cycle in South Carolina, according to a Romney source.

With one federal PAC and five statewide PACs each maxing out at $3,500 for Haley in both the GOP primary and general elections, Romney has contributed a total of $42,000.

This is standard operating procedure for Romney. What else can a plastic flip-flopping politician do to acquire the influence he lacks other than purchase it? Unfortunately for Romney, there’s not enough money in the world for him to purchase that which he really needs: authenticity.

C4P readers may have noticed Romney’s astro-turfers spamming the threads on other websites in the days immediately after Nikki Haley’s victory. They repeatedly claimed that Romney, not Governor Palin, was the real endorsement powerhouse in the GOP since he purportedly endorsed 120 candidates since the beginning of the year. They even provided this link to a Romney website as evidence. What a difference a few days make. Now, believe it or not, endorsements don’t really mean anything according to Team Mitt, as a Romney spokesman told Barr:

Endorsements are nice, but Governor Romney understands that money wins elections,” Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom told POLITICO.

Oh, I see. A week ago Mitt was Captain America because of all the endorsements he made this year. Now endorsements may be “nice” but don’t really matter, only money counts. Of course Romney’s hack didn’t mention all the money Governor Palin’s endorsements generate for her endorsees through grass-roots contributions, but why complicate the narrative? What has happened to cause such a dramatic change in Team Mitt’s attitude toward endorsements? Perhaps it’s because Mitt Romney’s endorsements are insignificant, as Rick Santorum indicated in an interview with the National Review.

[ …. ]

So, to paraphrase, her endorsements are golden, his don’t mean sh*t. Yeah, I guess this realization may well have had something to do with Romney’s change of heart on the importance of endorsements. It also explains why he had to rush down to South Carolina and hire a team of lawyers to figure out how to give Nikki Haley $42,000 for a race she’s going to win easily anyway. Mitt, your erratic actions prove beyond a doubt that, although your endorsements may not matter, hers most definitely do.

Ouch! You can read more of Doug’s blistering report here.

As Doug Brady points out, Sarah’s endorsements work quite differently than Romney’s do. When Sarah endorses someone, people sit up and take notice. Contributions, both big and small, come in from supporters nationwide. These donations routinely surpass all goals and predictions. People understands that if Sarah is endorsing someone, they are the real deal. People TRUST Sarah’s judgment on these things. This is an earned trust.

A Romney endorsement, however, generally goes unnoticed, so if any money comes from it, it’s coming out of Romney’s pocket, or his PAC.

Spending money and trying to buy his way in is nothing new for Mitt Romney. He tried that in the 2008 Republican presidential primaries, outspending everyone, and the best he could manage was a dismal third place, in what was arguably the worst field of candidates the party has put up in a generation.

We reported earlier about Romney’s “Louisiana [straw poll] Purchase” back in April. As is the case with most of these things, a straw poll was conducted at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, in New Orleans.

The big shocker in this deal was that Ron Paul didn’t win the thing. His followers are notorious for astroturfing these deals and turn out in droves to prop him up. Many of them are paid to vote, and some are even paid for the expenses it takes to get them wherever the vote is. In this poll, Mitt Romney won by a single point over Paul.

How was this done? Easy, a Romney front group, one of many he has, paid people to go to the SRLC and vote for Mitt!

Romney spent an estimated $59, 500 in order to get headlines that proclaimed he won an absolutely meaningless straw poll. I guess he did better than Ron Paul though, who spent an estimated $95,200 to come in a virtual tie with Romney!

Now to be fair, both Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin were promoting their political action committees. We aren’t sure what Huckabee spent, but we know that Sarah was handing out tasty treats. We estimated the cost of this at around $1500.

With Romney and Paul in a virtual tie, having spent $154,700 between them, it’s interesting to note that Sarah Palin came in second behind these two, and lead the second choice balloting. Again, she was out $1500 and wasn’t asking for straw poll votes, just reminding people about SarahPAC, and soliciting donations. Tell me again who the real fiscal conservative is?

You can read all of the details here.

This is really typical of Romney though. He has little real support, and no influence on anything, so he tries to buy his way into the club. It’s well known that he resorted to all sorts of shenanigans in order to get his last book on the New York Times best seller list, where it lasted a week. Lots of bulk sales.

So far, the only thing he has done right, was by accident, when earlier in the month, he endorsed Sarah Palin for President!

Mitt Romney is not the sort we need in office. He’s a Big Government progressive. Let us not forget he gave his state the parting gift of RomneyCare, the blueprint for ObamaCare. RomneyCare, as we reported here, is an absolute unmitigated disaster.

All Mitt Romney seems to care about is getting Mitt Romney elected to office. He is the GOP establishment’s show pony, and like all of those guys tend to do, thinks it’s “his turn” to be the presidential nominee in 2012. Romney represents the absolute worst of what the Republican Party has to offer. He’s an opportunist who will do and say anything to get elected, and then fall in with the other establishment, Big Government types once in office.

Sorry, but for the foreseeable future, it’s going to be our job to get these sorts voted out of office, not elected to office. We need leadership, not pandering. We need strength, not capitulation. We need people who understand that our nation is in peril, and the old way of doing things will no longer work. We don’t need Mitt Romney.

Here’s a little something I like to dedicate to Mitt and the almighty dollar:

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Senator Rick Santorum Joins Sarah Palin And Endorses Carly Fiorina

Posted by Gary P Jackson on May 11, 2010

We’d like to wish Senator Santorum a belated Happy Birthday as well!

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