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Friday, December 16, 2005

Allen-mania Continues

Chad Dotson stokes the Allen '08 fires a little more with his post on this new National Journal poll that again has Senator George Allen out in front among the GOP hopefuls. The big question seems to be "Is Allen too much like Bush?"

Some of the comments of those polled are interesting. They seem to indicate that Allen is focusing far more on New Hampshire than Iowa at this stage in the game. Some Presidential candidates have ignored Iowa altogether in the past, but they usually wind up getting steamrolled by the Big Mo'. It's still early, so there's plenty of time to build an organization there, but Allen would be wise not to forget the Hawkeye State.

Anyone remember what happened to Dan Quayle's Presidential hopes after that Iowa straw poll in August of '99?

Update: One interesting thing I noticed over at the National Journal (there's lots of good stuff there, by the way) was the CNN/USA Today Poll of registered Republicans that puts Allen #4 with 7%, behind Giuliani (30%), McCain (22%) and Rice (18%), and ahead of Frist (3%) and Romney (2%). That is by far Allen's best performance in any poll I have seen of voters and may indicate that the grassroots are starting to learn more about him. Incidentally, I don't think Rice will run and Giuliani and McCain will be battling for the moderates, leaving the conservative mantle wide-open. Interesting stuff.


Anonymous The Stranger said...

I'm not sure I'd call this a poll, unless these people are represenative of the US voting population:

Sens. Lamar Alexander, George Allen, Jim Bunning, Conrad Burns, John Cornyn, Lindsey Graham, Johnny Isakson, Mel Martinez, Olympia Snowe, John Sununu, John Thune; Reps. Sherwood Boehlert, John Boehner, Kevin Brady, Chris Cannon, Eric Cantor, Michael Castle, Tom Cole, Tom Davis, John Doolittle, David Dreier, Phil English, Mark Foley, Bob Goodlatte, Melissa Hart, Doc Hastings, J.D. Hayworth, Pete Hoekstra, Bobby Jindal, Peter King, Jack Kingston, Mark Kirk, Jim Kolbe, Ray LaHood, Dan Lungren, Kenny Marchant, Jim McCrery, Patrick McHenry, Cathy McMorris, John Mica, Marilyn Musgrave, Sue Myrick, Mike Pence, Tom Price, Deborah Pryce, Adam Putnam, Tom Reynolds, Mike Rogers of Michigan, Paul Ryan, Pete Sessions, Christopher Shays, John Sweeney, Zach Wamp, and Joe Wilson, Stan Anderson, Gary Andres, Rich Ashooh, Brett Bader, Mitch Bainwol, Gary Bauer, David Beckwith, Wayne Berman, Charlie Black, Kirk Blalock, Jeff Boeyink, Jeff Buley, Nick Calio, Jim Cicconi, Jake Corman, Greg Crist, Diane Crookham-Johnson, Rick Davis, Mike Dennehy, Ken Duberstein, Debi Durham, Frank Fahrenkopf, Don Fierce, Alex Gage, David Girard-diCarlo, Bill Greener, Lanny Griffith, Janet Mullins Grissom, Doug Gross, Steve Hart, Ralph Hellmann, Chris Henick, Clark Judge, David Kensinger, Bob Kjellander, Ed Kutler, Chris Lacivita, Jim Lake, Chuck Larson, Steve Lombardo, Joel Maiola, Mary Matalin, Dan Mattoon, Mark McKinnon, Kyle McSlarrow, Mike Murphy, Neil Newhouse, David Norcross, Ziad Ojakli, Jack Oliver, Tony Perkins, Van B. Poole, Tom Rath, Scott Reed, David Rehr, Steve Roberts, David Roederer, Ed Rogers, Tony Rudy, Dan Schnur, Russ Schriefer, Rich Schwarm, Rick Shelby, Don Sipple, Fred Steeper, Eric Tanenblatt, Jay Timmons, Warren Tompkins, Dirk van Dongen, Jan van Lohuizen, Dick Wadhams, John Weaver, Dave Winston, and Ginny Wolfe

12:23 PM


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