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2012 Presidential Primary Poll – Final Four

In all the activity of the Florida Primary I forgot to update the poll. It’s time for you to take part in the bRight & Early 2012 Presidential Primary Poll – Final Four edition. Find the poll in the right sidebar and cast your vote for Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, or Rick Stantorum.

When you’re done voting, come back to this post and tell us why you voted the way you did.

New Poll

It’s a new year, new month and there is a new lineup, so it’s time for a new poll. With Michele Bachmann “suspending” her campaign the field shrinks, if only slightly. With New Hampshire and South Carolina coming up in quick succession, I imagine the number of candidates will contract again by, or just after, Florida.

Here’s who’s left: Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and All The Rest. If you vote for all the rest please feel free to leave a comment telling us who that vote represents.

Get you vote in soon. I think things will be moving very quickly. Tell your friends about the poll

bRight & Early 2012 Presidential Primary Poll #14

Not only have we started another month, but we are now looking at one less candidate. With Herman Cain suspending his campaign yesterday, the field is narrower and the “Cainiacs” have to find someone else to support. Who benefits from this change. I imagine the poll itself will give us part of the answer. If any Cain supporters want to tell us who they’re supporting now they can do so in the comments.

This poll gives you the following choices: Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and “All The Rest”. If you pick “All The Rest” feel free to name your choice here in the comments. You can also let me know if you think I should include other candidates.

Welcome to December everyone. Iowa is only four weeks away.

2012 Presidential Primary Poll #13

It’s a new month, which means it’s time for a new bRight&Early 2012 Presidential Primary Poll. But first, here are the results of poll #12:

  • Rick Perry – 40%
  • Michele Bachmann – 30%
  • Ron Paul – 20%
  • Mitt Romney – 10%
  • Everyone Else – 0%

The race for the nomination is going strong. Your choices for this poll: Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and “All The Rest”. If you pick “All The Rest” feel free to name your choice here in the comments. You can also let me know if you think I should include other candidates.

Spread the word about the poll. Share it with your readers, Facebook friends, and on Twitter and Google +. Thanks!

Herman Cain Wins Florida P5 Straw Poll

The results for yesterday’s Florida P5 Straw Poll are somewhat surprising, perhaps even shocking. Here they are:

  1. Herman Cain – 37.1%
  2. Rick Perry – 15.4%
  3. Mitt Romney – 14.0%
  4. Rick Santorum – 10.9%
  5. Ron Paul – 10.4%
  6. Newt Gingrich – 8.4%
  7. Jon Huntsman – 2.3%
  8. Michele Bachmann – 1.5%

From most of the coverage prior to the straw poll you would be forgiven for thinking that only Mitt Romney and Rick Perry were running for the nomination. The debate and the speeches by the candidates changed that for those attending P5. But how did Herman Cain pull off the poll Win? Byron York explores that question.

But even on Saturday, Perry might still have recovered some support with an inspiring speech before the voting. Instead, he headed off to Michigan, and it was Cain who delivered a barn-burner that brought at least seven standing ovations from the delegates. Wavering Perry delegates became Cain voters.

York also includes this quote, which is making the rounds on Twitter, other social media, and the blogosphere:

“I liked Cain, but I wasn’t sure he could win,” said Zena, from Washington County. “But after I heard this, I thought it doesn’t matter if he wins or not — I am for this man. He was awesome.”

I think that, as much as anything, explains Cain’s strong showing. It’s easy for the non-political (most of the voters, really) and even activists to get caught up in the electability discussion. Do read York’s entire article for a more in depth look.

Of course winning one straw poll does not a campaign make (see Michele Bachmann – Iowa). We are still months away from the first real contests. On the other hand, in politics, like sports, momentum is a very valuable commodity. Will this make a difference in the campaign? I don’t know, but I am very curious. It is going to be fun to watch.

2012 Presidential Primary Poll #12

It is the start of a new month, and a start of a new 2012 Presidential Primary Poll. The results of poll #11 are in.

  • Rick Perry – 67%
  • Mitt Romney – 33%
  • All other options and choices – 0%

There haven’t been any major additions to the field, and no one has dropped out, so your choices remain the same: Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, and “All The Rest”. If you pick “All The Rest” feel free to name your choice here in the comments. You can also let me know if you think I should include other candidates.

It’s Labor Day, time to get the 2012 campaign going.

Tell your friends, spread the word. Click on the “Like”, “Tweet” or “+1″ buttons, and if you have your own blog, tell your readers about the poll. Thanks!

If you can…

Random Bits

Just a few random thoughts for a Friday morning.

We are only a week away from September 1st. That’s how long you have to participate in the bRight & Early 2012 Presidential Primary Poll #11. The poll is in the sidebar, and although participation so far has been rather low, the results so far are rather one sided.

I still haven’t resolved the issue between the number showing at the bottom of the site and the number seen on my Sitemeter stats page, but both numbers are now over 500,000 — so it’s official.

Hurricane Irene is well off the Florida coast, but still could impact the Carolinas. Be safe up there.

It’s a Friday and I’m home from work. I was off yesterday, too. And, I’ll be off this weekend. A four day weekend sounds like a good thing, doesn’t it? Not in this case. Wednesday night Cindy was on the way to work and our VW Beetle died. She was 10 minutes away from work. I guess it was better then than when she gets off at 2am. Her daughter went and picked her up, but she missed a night of work that we needed (she works for tips). We had the car towed yesterday morning by our mechanic. After taking a look at things he informed us that we have a major short in the electrical system. When he gets the (expensive) repair done he will still have to take the car to the VW dealership to have the computer reset. He will work with us, but if you ever wanted to hit the tip jar, this would be a very good time.

UPDATE: We just heard from our mechanic. It wasn’t good news. He can’t fix it, and estimates that the dealership will charge us over $3500 to get it fixed. That’s more than the car is worth. We don’t have access to the money we would need for a down payment on something else. I’m working on that, but time is not on our side. If you can help, thank you so much. If you can’t do anything financially, can you point people to this post?

Have a great Friday, and a wonderful weekend.

If you can…

2012 Presidential Primary Poll #11

Poll #10 is now closed. Since changing the guidelines for the poll, we had a bit more participation. Here are the results:

  • Herman Cain — 29%
  • Michele Bachmann — 18%
  • An Undeclared Candidate — 12%
  • Buddy Roemer — 12%
  • Thad McCotter — 12%
  • Mitt Romney — 6%
  • Ron Paul — 6%
  • Fred Karger — 6%
  • Newt Gingrich, John Huntsman, Jr., Gary E. Johnson, Tim Pawlenty, and Rick Santorum — 0%

The addition triggering the new poll is Rick Perry, who announced his candidacy this morning.

This week you can choose between Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and a new choice — All The Rest. The name(s) in Bold are new this week. If you pick “All The Rest” feel free to name your choice here in the comments. If you didn’t notice, the poll is in the sidebar, below the book ads.

Following the Iowa Straw Poll today, I feel sure that there will be some changes to the field in the weeks to come. Candidates who didn’t do well, or didn’t do as well as expected, are going to be reevaluating their campaigns. A new poll will be posted when any of the listed candidates decide to “spend more time with their families”.

Tell your friends, spread the word. How about clicking on the “Like”, “Tweet” or “+1″ buttons, and if you have your own blog, tell your readers about the poll. Thanks!

Last Chance for 2012 Presidential Primary Poll #10

It looks as if Gov. Rick Perry will be making it official tomorrow. That means today will be your last chance to vote in the bRight & Early 2012 Presidential Primary Poll #10. As I mentioned here, “The current poll will remain until 1)The end of the month, or 2)There is a major addition to the field.” I think we can safely say the Rick Perry will be a major addition to the field.

Well, have at it. While you have the chance.