An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Florida tea partiers would be most enthusiastic if former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum won the Republican presidential nomination, according to a straw poll conducted Sunday night by the Tea Party Patriots organization.
The straw poll was conducted following a conference call during which Santorum, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and answered questions and made their pitch to the call’s participants. Texas Rep. Ron Paul was invited to participate, but was unable to do so.
Callers were asked to rank their enthusiasm for each of the candidates receiving the nomination on a scale of one to five, with five being the most enthusiastic.
For Santorum, 35 percent of respondents said they would be the most enthusiastic, while 26 percent were in the middle. The rest were split among the other options.
Callers were also enthusiastic about a Gingrich nomination, and he had the support of 35 percent of the callers, with 24 percent saying they would be in the “most enthusiastic” category.
Romney’s support, on the other hand, was “balanced across the board,” with each level of enthusiasm receiving a similar number of votes.
Reading this, talking to many people, and comparing what is reported through the media, you’d think we were all on different planets. Well, in a way, I suppose we are. You see, the media, and the RNC elites have decided it is “Romney’s turn”. On the other hand, you have regular folks, like me, who have decided the RNC elites, and the media, are full of caca de toro, and we aren’t buying into their BS!
Many of us figured out the last go ’round, that the Republican Party is no longer the party of Reagan type conservatism, which the MAJORITY of “R” voters are. Those at the top have decided those of us who actually do the voting, aren’t smart enough to make our own decisions, so they apparently have sent out their talking points to the media, and have them pushing hard for THEIR choice for the nominee, instead of allowing us ‘small people’ to make our own decision on who WE want to see in the White House.
In 2010, we sent a very…VERY strong message to Washington, D.C., and for a few months, they did seem to pay attention. Alas, as with all entrenched politicians, those ‘powers that be’ made a very unwise decision to buck the voters, and carry on with business as usual. I think it’s time we sent them an even STRONGER message.
WE, THE PEOPLE…..do NOT want Mitt Romney as the nominee for President of the United States!
As a VERY conservative American, my preference would be Rick Santorum. BUT, I could live with Newt Gringrich. The VP pick is also very important to us out here in the real world. A combination of Gringrich and Santorum, Gringrich/West or Rubio, Santorum/West or Rubio would get us out here in the REAL world excited enough to actually put in some time and money?
So, you folks up there in D.C. might want to start paying attention. You may not have a job come November 7, because we are not playing patty cake with you yahoos anymore! We want our country back. We are a REPUBLIC….not a democracy! Please be so kind as to pull your collective heads out of your collective hinders!