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Poll of the Day: What Do You Think of the 2012 Poll?

For those of you that missed the poll predicting Sarah Palin’s 2012 presidential prospects, you can read the article here.  For those that have seen it, here’s the poll of the day:  What do you think of the poll?  The results showed Barack Obama topping Sarah Palin by about 20% points, do you think this will be the case in 2012?  Vote in today’s poll to see what our readers think of this poll!

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Rick

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The Chosen One Will Triumph In 2012 Against Sarah Palin

Could 2012 be the year of Paul?

Could 2012 be the year of Paul?

Or at least, that’s what the latest poll says.  How those things can predict 4 years in the future is beyond me.  But anyway, the poll shows that Barack Obama would trounce Sarah Palin in 2012 with 55% of the popular vote compared to Palin’s 35%, results that compare to Nixon’s 1972 blowout against George McGovern.  I guess the remaining 10% go to a third party candidate; could 2012 be the start of a 3 party system??  Seriously though, if I thought there was any accuracy in these numbers I’d be very concerned considering Palin is a very popular figure among Republicans.  Plus, the notion that a moderate dude like John McCain could pull in so many more votes than a true conservative is rather alarming.  However, rest easy fellow conservatives and those not aboard the Obama Train; I don’t think 2012 will look anything like this.

First of all,  that’s a long way off.  Golden Boy has just started his reign and many people are still being fed the Kool-Aid through a funnel.  Though I can’t predict the future, the way things are going I don’t see his first term ending on a high note.  I could be wrong, but we’re predicting the future here; there’s room for error.  Anyway, say that his term doesn’t go well, naturally Palin would have a much better shot.  However, if the term is a flop, I believe we will see a completely different crop of candidates come primary time.  This will make it harder for everyone, and she could end up without the nomination.  Someone like Romney could easily step in and take the spot; he did win in the CPAC poll.  This won’t necessarily end her presidential prospects, though.  She’s young and could easily try again in the future.

But then there’s the other scenario:  The term is a success.  If his first term goes well and most of his promises are fulfilled, he will be re-elected with no problem.  In this case, I think that we will see several little-known conservatives make their debut on the national scene.  In the event Obama does well, 2012 could be a big year for, say, Ron Paul to go for the nomination.  Do I think he has any chance of winning?  Negative.  Do I think he has any chance of securing the nomination in 2012?  If Obama does well, absolutely.  Of course this is all dependent on whether or not he chooses to seriously go for it.  I know the prospect of Ron Paul being the nominee in 2012 may sound a bit out there to some, but I’m being serious.  No serious candidate is going to contest Barack Obama after a successful first term.  That would be a waste of his or her resources.

So what do you think about the poll?  Will it’s results prove to be accurate in 2012?  Leave your comments below or send us an e-mail at theconservativejournal@gmail.com!  Also, you can vote in today’s “Poll of the Day” on this matter by clicking here.

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Rick

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Recovery Countdown: Check This Out

Featured Blog Winners!The 47% of Americans that didn’t vote for Barack Obama, plus some that voted just to jump on the bandwagon, are no doubt extremely upset with the direction our country is taking.  I, for one, am mortified at the rate we are spending money we don’t have, but I’m trying to remain positive.  If you are like me and the millions of Americans that didn’t vote for this false change, RecoveryCountdown.com is the site for you.  Recovery Countdown is an extremely useful resource that contains links, breaking news, RSS feeds to other websites and much, much more.  The people at Recovery Countdown describe the site perfectly by saying:

This site is an effort by a group of friends to offer a resource to all who are not happy with the direction our nation is headed, and are looking for information and resources that will help them to play an active role in shaping the outcome of the 2010 General Election.

And by the looks of things now, I can’t think of a better way to spend my efforts than trying to keep the big-spending, bailout hailing liberals out of power.  Join the fight today and visit Recovery Countdown!

To visit this site and start paving the way for the conservative revolution in 2010, click here.

What do you think of Recovery Countdown?  Are you as infuriated with the way things are going as I am?  Leave your comments below or e-mail us at theconservativejournal@gmail.com.  If you have a site or blog that you think deserves this award, e-mail us a link and it will be considered!

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Rick

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Don’t Forget Rudy!

When I made the list of potential candidates for 2012, Rudy Giuliani was not included because I was sure he had no interest in running again.  I mean come on, the guy had to drop out of the race near the very beginning after his strategy proved to be a flop, so I thought it was safe to not include him in the list.  However, this past Sunday, Rudy left the options open for a run for Governor of New York, as well as a second presidential bid in 2012.  Following a speech in Dubai, Rudy said, “No one knows whether you’ll do something again until you come to the point of: ‘Is it possible to do it again? Would you have a chance of winning?’ I mean those are just things you can’t evaluate right now.”

I think he should go for it again.  He’s got a good chance if he works at it, and he ranks in the top 4 or 5 of my personal favorite contenders.  So I’d be pleased.  However, If he wants the nomination he will have to come at it with a different strategy than this past attempt.  He put all his eggs in one basket and when that basket fell they all broke and he had to drop out (Please excuse the cliche, Haha).  The 2012 election is going to hinge quite a bit on how Barack does and how many people he lets down along the way.  If he manages to do well, then our selection of Republican candidate will be far different than if he flops.  Anyway, if he does go for it and fails, he should serve on the cabinet should the Republican nominee win.  I think he’s a very smart guy and is very good at what he does.  I’m sure he’d be the top choice for Attorney General.

So now it’s time to hear from you!  Vote in the poll below, leave a comment, or even send off a good e-mail!

Rudy Giuliani, thinking about 2012?

Rudy Giuliani, thinking about 2012?

                                                                                     

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Almost Confirmed: Newt Gingrich for President 2012

Newt Gingrich, will we see him in 2012?

Newt Gingrich, will we see him in 2012?

That’s right.  Earlier today Newt Gingrich was being interviewed by Sean Hannity and he asked him if he would interested in running for the nomination in 2012.  Newt immediately responded with a “Yes”, which left Sean Hannity speechless for the first time in the history of the world.  He then said to ask again in 3 years and he’d give a definite answer.  I think this is huge because usually a candidate won’t even give an idea if they are running unless they are pretty sure of it.  If Newt Gingrich did get the nomination, I would be behind him 100%, but in the primaries probably not so much.  He is a brilliant guy, and I like his conservatives values, but he brings a lot of undesirable baggage with him.  We’ll have to see where this goes from here, I’m sure it will be convered some more by the media.

So in order to see where all of you readers stand, vote in the poll below:

Thanks for voting!  Please leave a comment about what you think of a potential Newt Gingrich White House run.

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Possible Candidates for 2012

Well now that the 2008 election is over, the quest for the White House in 2012 has officially begun.  But who will go up against Barack Obama in the 2012 election?  Well, it will no doubt have to be someone with charisma, great ideas, a lot of funding, and not to mention a great campaign strategy.  But it can be done.  To do this though, prospective candidates need to start laying the groundwork now.  Now I don’t mean they should start campaigning now (the Republican party to needs to reorganize before any of that starts), but they should start with the basics now.  Before I start, I’d like to say the majority of these candidacies depend on how well Barack Obama does over the next few years.  If he does well, then we probably won’t see the majority of these people make an attempt in four years.  Look for them in 2016.  Having said that, let’s take a look at who I think will be prospective candidates in the 2012 election:

Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska

Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska

1. First, and probably most obvious, Sarah Palin.  Sarah Palin is adored by nearly everyone in the conservative community, and has the potential to be a political force.  All she needs to do is prepare for the next two years and then in 2010 start laying the groundwork for her campaign.  If she can hold up well in the Republican primary debates, and have successful interviews, I think she can erase the bad impression she made with some with her Katie Couric and Charlie Gibson interviews.

2. Mick Huckabee- This was my candidate in the Republican primaries earlier this year.  If he and Sarah Palin both ran for the 2012 nomination I would be torn between the two.  But nontheless, Huckabee won last years Iowa caucus and will be back in Iowa promoting his new book soon.  He has an extremely popular show on FOX, and it’s almost impossible not to like the guy.  I think with all of the exposure he has gotten recently, he will probably wind up in the mix either in 2012 or 2016.

3. Newt Gingrich– While I wouldn’t consider him to be incredibly popular, he is certrainly a very smart man.  I think he could do a lot with the party.  His spokesman, Rick Tyler, has said that “We’ll see what Barack Obama does.” when asked about Gingrich’s presidential run.  I think that if he doesn’t run, he needs to be on the campaign of whoever gets the nomination.  He is a very smart man that could help a great deal.

4. Tim Pawlenty– Said to be the runner-up choice as McCain’s VP, Pawlenty shows great promise.  He will have to become better known if he wants to compete with the big dogs (Palin, Huckabee, Romney), but he can do it.  Also, another positive note is that he’s a popular governor in Minnesota, which would no doubt score him a win in the usually blue state.

5. Mitt Romney– The only real threat to McCain as the primaries progressed, Romney is very popular.  But some of his views don’t mix well the conservative base, especially his views on abortion, which have changed often through the years.  He is probably my least favorite of the prospective candidates, as he was in the 2008 Primaries, but he has the potential nontheless.

6. Bobby Jindal– Jindal is currently in his first term as Governor of Louisiana, after serving several years in

Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana

Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana

the U.S. House.  Many conservative leaders hail Jindal as “the future of the GOP”, one even going as far as garaunteeing Jindal will be the president one day.  My best advice for him is to wait until the 2016 maybe run for the Senate before he goes for the nomination.  He has loads of potential.  This is one to surely keep your eye on.

7. Charlie Crist– Crist is currently the governor and Florida, and has stated that he wants to “broaden the party”, according to his closest advisors.  He successfully secured a large portion of the African-American vote when he ran for governor, and believes the same can be done in a presidential race.  Crist will be the host of the RGA conference in Miami.

8. Haley Barbour– Barbour is currently the governor of Mississippi, and served as the RNC chairman from 1993 to 1997.  While he was the chairman, the Republicans captured both the House and the Senate for the first time since 1954.  Barbour was wildly praised with his handling of the 2005 Hurricane Katrina disaster and is popular among many Mississippians.  He turned around the budget situation in Mississippi, going from a $709 million deficit in the 2004 to a balanced budget in 2006, a feat that hadn’t been accomplished in years.  And with his final term as governor coming to an end in 2011, his options are open for a 2012 election bid.

Well that about raps up my top 8 potential candidates (in no particular order) for the Republican nomination in 2012.  We have a lot of promise in this group, if not in 2012 in 2016.  So take note of these names because this is certainly not the last time you’ll hear them.

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Here Are Some Interesting Numbers

Fighting it out for Election 2012

Fighting it out for Election 2012

According to the Associated Press exit polling, the number of voters who call themselves Republicans has decreased from 37% to 32% since 2004, and the number of people who identify with the Democrats has increased from 37% to 39% since 2004.  This is not doubt due to the Republican name being tarnished by our dear President Bush.  Also worth noting, 1 in 5 people who call themselves conservatives voted for Obama, while only 1 in 10 people who call themselves liberal voted for McCain.  This surprises me a great deal because John McCain is pretty moderate.  Barack Obama is extreme left.  Why any conservative would vote for him astonishes me.

But, there is a bright side:  voters ideoligies have not changed much at all.  The percentage of people who call themselves liberal rose a mere one point, from 21% in 2004 to 22% in 2008.  The percentage of people who call themselves conservatives held at 34%, and the percentage of people who call themselves moderate fell one point to 44% in 2008, compared to 45% in 2004.

I think that in 2012, after the democrats have had their turn and people see that the Bush years weren’t all that bad compared with Obama’s first term, the Republican party will come back stronger than ever.

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