Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Poll winner: Romney

Yup. Mitt Romney won the JJ poll for the GOP primary. Here are the results:



Tiffany's
55 (18%)
Silver Spoon
91 (31%)
The Preacher
49 (16%)
Goldfinger
47 (16%)
None of the above
50 (17%)


Goldfinger: Ron Paul
Tiffany's: Newt
The Preacher: Santorum
Silver Spoon: Romney

15 comments:

Anderson said...

I got a hoot out of the comments by the preacher over at First Baptist in Brandon:

In his sermon, the pastor had compared the son of man to some unnamed nonsavior. “Jesus is not just someone who had multiple wives and claimed he ascended into heaven!” After the speech, I want to check in: Was he talking about Mohammed?

“No,” he says, “that was specifically about Joseph Smith. My point was that we’re in election time. You need to know what people believe. Mitt Romney doesn’t believe Jesus is God. From a spiritual perspective, he might as well be Muslim.”

Who better than a Mormon to run against the first Muslim president?

Anonymous said...

Where is that quote available? I'm not doubting you, just curious to put my hands on it.

Anderson said...

Dave Weigel, 5:03.

Anderson said...

I wondered at Santorum's coming up 3rd in the polls, and thus far my wonder seems to've been justified.

Question: how many Santorum votes are tactical ones cast by Dems (like me)?

Open primaries make little sense to me, but so long as my tax dollars help pay for 'em, I vote in 'em.

Anonymous said...

Anderson said... "Question: how many Santorum votes are tactical ones cast by Dems (like me)?"

Too many, all of the Republicans are in Florida for Spring Break. Otherwise Mitt would be in 1st place.

Anonymous said...

Note to Feel and Tater: YOU DON'T HAVE AS MUCH SWING WITH THE REPUBLICANS IN MS AS YOU THOUGHT YOU DID.

KaptKangaroo said...

Anderson, you are beginning to look like a certain diatribe having a conversation with one's self.

Anderson said...

Like JFK said about Jefferson, Kap ...

Anonymous said...

Republican strategists have to be wishing there was a pill to curb ego and cursing Ralph Reed.

Shadowfax said...

So...so far we have two explanations for Santorum's win, or maybe three (just talking to myself here).

1. The republicans were in Florida.

2. Dems stacked the deck.

3. Feel and Tater are goofy.

How about a fourth?

4. Republicans couldn't stand the thought of voting for Romney and wanted to vote for Nuke but just couldn't do it, so they held their nose and voted for Rick.

While all the Wednesday morning pundits are searching for clues, how about this: The best man won.

Anonymous said...

+1 for Shadowfax. (Did I just type that?)

Anderson said...

I liked this explanation:

At this point, Gingrich is only getting the votes of Conservative Republicans who like sex. That puts him even with Santorum in Mississippi and Alabama, but at a 4 to 1 disadvantage in Kansas.

Anonymous said...

I agree, 8:01 AM. "While all the Wednesday morning pundits are searching for clues, how about this: The best man won."

Anonymous said...

Heard this said after the primary: "Romney seems like the eventual nominee so Phil and the gang all got behind him. He may have won if he had not admitted to it only being his second time to eat catfish - while standing in a fake igloo. He could not even say cheese grits correctly. Don't try to be something you are no. Even Redneck Foxworthy couldn't pull it out for him. I was proud of MS - although Romney got votes he couldn't buy MS. Now, a baptist preacher has every right to preach against mormonism(which is a cult) as well as Islam or anything else. I was just curious if he was going to preach about the sanctity of marriage. Is it ironic that the candidate who didn't try to be who he wasn't won the popular vote?

KaptKangaroo said...

Anderson, Newt has a firm grasp on history. He also has a firm grasp on making mistakes. Additionally, he knows, based on his historical intellect, what mistakes NOT to repeat. I have heard criticism of his ego, but show me someone at that level without ego.

If I look to our current Executive, I see someone repeating history and it looks more and more like Carter. And I like Carter, but not as POTUS.

I saw your link on Santorum, eh editorial, and I also watched the debates. He believes in what he believes and yes his conscious drives him, but he is first the POTUS then the man. I don't think he would get away with what you insinuate.

You are sounding partisan to a fault recently.

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