Sarah Palin Not First Choice for 90+% of Educated Republicans

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    Generally, the more education a Republican has, the less likely they are to support Ms. Palin to lead the Republican Party.

    Palin Draws Limited Support Among College-Educated Republicans - NYTimes.com

    If I were a betting man, I'd put my money on Romney winning the nomination in 2012. Christie would be a fascinating choice as well.
     
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    Fortunately for Palin, that's only about "6%" of the party.:dance:
     
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    :lol::cuckoo:

    why not just make it 100% of those Edumacated Republicans?

    good grief...and HELL no to Romney.
     
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    COOPER: From a nonpartisan perspective, David, I mean clearly she has energized a core conservative base, but she has certainly also energized Democrats against her and McCain and clearly now it seems like some conservatives, I mean some conservatives Peggy Noonan and others, kind of rethinking.

    GERGEN: I agree with that. I think that Bay is absolutely right. She did enormous good for John McCain early on. But increasingly her positives are going down, her negatives are going up. They're higher than her positives now. And she is rallying other people outside of the base of the Republican Party to support Obama.

    And they think that she's a very risky choice. So you know, from that point of view -- and also I have been surprised by the number of conservative columnists, like George Will and Peggy Noonan, David Brooks today in the "New York Times" talking about Obama's temperament, how well suited he was and how impressed he was.

    There are a number of conservative intellectuals who have really come the other way. It's been quite, quite interesting.

    BUCHANAN: You hit it on the nose. Intellectuals, intellectuals, they aren't the ones that are in there and fighting for our causes. You know, those who really know about this Republican Party and about the conservative cause --

    COOPER: Intellectual is a dirty word now?

    BUCHANAN: They are fully, fully behind Palin. And to suggest her ratings are up, her negatives are up, that's her job. She's the attack dog, for heaven's sakes.

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    Intellectuals NOT WANTED in the Republican Party.
     
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    Don't believe Romney will go very far.

    Christie is the person to beat.

    My first choice isn't even on the list
     
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    I like Christie. I am not sure about Romney yet....need to study on him. Huckabee is a hater, not supporting him.

    Interesting Op, Toro. It's my contention the GOP is a bad fit for people without much clear idea about fiscal policy and with strong desires to carry on a "socially conservative" agenda.


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    i'd vote for rdean before i'd vote for palin.

    :thup:
     
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    Sarah Palin would be a much better President than the massive failure in there now.
     
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    sure she would.

    :rofl:
     
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