Romney the Only Electable Candidate … CNN Poll Has Rick Perry in the Lead When it comes to Electability


For all those folks that said that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was the only GOP candidate that was electable …. NOT SO FAST!

A recent CNN poll has Texas Gov. Rick Perry at the top of the list of Republican candidates that can beat President Barack Obama in 2012. Perry has a double digit lead over Romney. It would appear that Perry’s numbers are holding from the point when he entered the race. Several pundits said that he would have an initial surge and then come back to the pack. That has not happened. Perry’s camapign has legs and the polling data supports it.

Full poll results.

And according to a CNN/ORC International Poll, what appears to be Perry’s greatest strength – the perception among Republicans that he is the candidate with the best chance to beat President Barack Obama in 2012 – seems to be exactly what the GOP rank and file are looking for.

The survey, released Monday morning, indicates that 30 percent of Republicans and independents who lean toward the GOP support Perry for their party’s nomination, with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at 18 percent. Romney, who’s making his second bid for the White House, had been leading the list of Republican candidates in the national polls, but since Perry launched his campaign a month ago he’s jumped ahead of Romney to capture the top spot.

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  • Comments

    10 Responses to “Romney the Only Electable Candidate … CNN Poll Has Rick Perry in the Lead When it comes to Electability”

    1. Miklo on September 12th, 2011 11:06 am

      “Did anyone else just feel that sudden lurch?”

      Something like this was whispered aboard the Titanic, right after the ship scraped against that iceberg.

      Now – B of A to pink slip 30,000 jobs?!

      Grab a bucket an start bailing! Oh wait we did that back in 2008… Next up – grab a life vest!

    2. Tamikosmom on September 12th, 2011 2:20 pm

      Unless a GOP presidential candidate emerges on the American political scene whose possesses a strong postition against ILLEGAL immigration and the threat of the Islamic ideology which is furthered within the mosques inside and outside the borders of the United States … it is all for naught.

      The lack of outrage … the passive silence of conservatives within the democracies of the free world regarding these issues … implies victory for the enemy. It is just a matter of time.



      Ronald Reagan – 40th President of the USA (1981-1989)

      “One legislator accused me of having a nineteenth-century attitude on law and order. That is a totally false charge. I have an eighteenth-century attitude. That is when the Founding Fathers made it clear that the safety of law-abiding citizens should be one of the government’s primary concerns.”

    3. Tamikosmom on September 12th, 2011 2:30 pm

      Rep. Allen West Stands Up To CAIR Official |
      Wednesday, 23 February 2011 16:07

      “Let me say this … and I don’t care about being popular … what you’ve got to do is study and understand what you’re up against. This is not a religion that you are fighting against. You’re fighting against a theo-political belief system and construct. You’re fighting against something that’s been doing this thing since 622 A.D. — the 7th century — 1,388 years. You want to dig up Charles Martel and ask him why he was fighting the Muslims at the Battle of Tours in 732? You want to ask the Venetian fleet at LePonto why they were fighting a Muslim fleet in 1571? You want to ask the Germanic and Austrian knights why they were fighting at the Gates of Vienna in 1683? You want to ask people what happened at Constantinople and why today it’s called Istanbul because they lost that fight in 1453? You need to get into the Koran, understand their precepts, you need to understand the Sura, you need to read the Hadith, and then you can really understand this is not a perversion. They are doing exactly what this book says.

      Until you get principle leadership in the United States of America that is willing to say that, we are going to be chasing our tail because we will never clearly define who this enemy is and then understand their goals and objectives, which is on any Jihadist website, and then come up with the right and proper goals and objectives to not only secure our Republic but to secure Western civilization.”

    4. Tamikosmom on September 12th, 2011 3:13 pm

      Rep. Allen West was the ONLY politician on the forum who got it … who had an indepth comprehension … who had the ability to articulate the Islamic worldwide threat to destroy the “infidels” as per the Koran’s instruction to ALL Muslims.

      In tonight’s debate … will someone have the courage to address the Islamic issue … will one candidate have the courage to afford an honest answer?


      Colonel Allen West Answers a Marine’s Question

    5. Tamikosmom on September 12th, 2011 4:04 pm

      In this evening’s debate will any of the GOP candidates take a principled position against ILLEGAL immigration or … will the appeasement of Hispanic voters or a politically correct silence be where it is at?

      In this evening’s debate will any of the GOP candidates have the courage to address the Islamic worldwide agenda to destroy the “infidels” or … will the appeasment of Muslim voters or a poitically correct silence be where it is at.

      It should be an interesting night.

    6. PaMom on September 12th, 2011 5:40 pm

      I like Romney, but I don’t like Romney-care. He has to denounce that as a mistake. I don’t know Perry well enough, but I think he’s a good possibility. We have to learn more. I personally was looking forward to a Paul Ryan candidacy.

    7. Miklo on September 12th, 2011 6:44 pm

      # 6 –
      I completely agree. Romney needs to stand up and say
      “I KNOW that Socialized Medicine doesn’t work because we tried it and it was a disaster”.

      In other words, Romney shouldn’t wait until the failure is used against him. He should proactively harness its failure to his advantage.

      I am from Texas and I think a Perry-Romney ticket could WIN in 2012!

    8. Scott on September 13th, 2011 7:41 am

      Perry is absolutely right that Social Security is a Ponzi scheme or pyramid scheme.

      Perry or Romney will beat Obama; it all depends on the VP pick for both. If Perry goes with Rubio; it will be an easy win.

    9. Moi on September 14th, 2011 6:53 pm

      Well, we need someone that isn’t Obama. Though this article I’m posting is off-topic, it shows we need a strong leader because not only Americans with one working brain cell, but the rest of the world sees we are basically without leadership and will be until next election. (oh if only West would run). The story is out of Israel National News online.

      I pulled 4 of the most striking (and scary) paragraphs. Notice the reference to failed Carter policy and how Washington is trying the same now.


      “The lack of leadership and clear policy principles evinced by the Obama White House have severely weakened America’s position in the Middle East, leaving a void to be filled by hostile regional powers such as Iran.

      Ironically, the latest changes in Ankara’s regional strategy and the upheavals in Cairo clearly demonstrate the total failure of Obama’s plan, as his two doctrinal cornerstones have collapsed.

      Instead, the US strives to minimize damages by cooperating with the Muslim Brotherhood. Such cooperation, however, is doomed to fail. A similar plan collapsed in Iran in 1979. Prior to Khomeini’s rise to power, the aides of then US President Jimmy Carter naively thought that if they assisted the toppling of the Shah’s regime and negotiated with Khomeini’s people, they could establish friendly relations with the new government in Tehran.

      While the reverse outcome of this deluded policy is well known, it seems that present policy-makers in Washington have not learned from this experience.”

    10. Jack on September 16th, 2011 11:27 am

      If anyone here actually researched each Candide they would realize Ron Paul is the best.

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