Obama vs. Romney – vote “none of the above”

Tea Party Nation poll shows 52 percent will vote for Romney if he is GOP nominee

Most self-affiliated members of Tea Party Nation, one of the largest national organizations for the grassroots conservative movement, would vote for Mitt Romney as president if confronted with a choice between him or President Obama, according to a poll of members released to The Hill on Friday.

The group surveyed its members this week in an informal poll posted at the group’s website. The question asked was: If Romney is the GOP nominee, what will you do in the general election?

Fifty-two percent of about 1,150 respondents said they would “hold their nose” and vote for Romney if he becomes the GOP nominee, while 23 percent said they would vote for an unspecified third-party candidate. Twelve percent said they would not vote in the presidential election at all if the choice is between Romney and Obama.

Twelve percent of those polled said they would “vote enthusiastically” for Romney.

The unscientific results underscore a general lack of enthusiasm for Romney from the conservative wing of the Republican party, but also contrast with a poll taken by the same group in August. In that survey, 45 percent of 1,700 members answered ‘no’ when asked, “If Romney is the nominee, will you vote for him in the General Election?”

“Romney has a huge problem and this flies straight into the face of the idea that he is the most electable candidate,” said Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips. “If he is nominated, he will face the same situation [Arizona Sen. John] McCain did in 2008 where conservatives are going to stay home.”

If you have been paying attention you probably noticed that Mitt’s numbers have been stuck in the same place for months as the GOP base has gone from Bachmann to Perry to Cain in a desperate search for Not-Romney.


Bachmann’s New Hampshire campaign staff quit

Staff members in New Hampshire for presidential candidate Michele Bachmann have resigned en masse, a Republican familiar with the situation said on Friday, in a fresh blow to her 2012 hopes.

When asked why they quit they said “She’s got crazy eyes.”

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20 Responses to Obama vs. Romney – vote “none of the above”

  1. DeniseVB says:

    ABO baby. As much as I’d like to vote FOR a candidate, this is much too important to allow Obama 4 more years.

    I think that the Tea Party Nation is only a faction of the movement, it’s not THE boss or spokesman for, like the Occupiers but we sleep in hotels, grassroots.

  2. DeniseVB says:

    I never get tired of this comparison to Carter. And I can pick on Carter too, I worked my arse off in 1976 to get him elected, so Obama is my redux to when Jimmy Pumpkinpie Moonbeam failed me too. 😛

  3. WMCB says:

    Meh. Most teapartiers are not hanging out at Tea Party Nation website and voting in their online poll. The R turnout will break records in 2012, no matter who the nominee is. Bank on it.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Isn’t TPN’s leader that guy who screwed up Sarah’s speech event in Iowa with poor planning (and the Christine O’Donnell invited/not invited?). He also endorsed Gingrich before that event. #Fail 😀

  4. WMCB says:

    OT but the Gothamist has some more reporting on the very tense general assembly meeting for OWS yesterday.

    Seems that the race card is being played on OWS because a) most of the drummers are black or brown, b) Wall Street was built by slaves, and c) the slavemasters used to keep the slaves from drumming, as it was a form of communication.

    So see, limiting the drumming to sane hours is RACIST!


  5. DeniseVB says:

    Here’s video proof SNL can be funny again:

  6. 1539days says:

    Romney is doing the same crap he did in 2008. He tears into his opponents and generally annoys the base. Eventually, he will spend more money than anyone to slime his primary opponents. He’s running in full-on general election mode. He could have beaten Obama in 2008, but in 2010 he’ll just be a Republican Obama with less experience.

    While Obama was race-baiting his way to the nomination, Mike Huckabee stayed in the Republican primaries as long as possible. He suffered so much at Romney’s hands he made sure Republicans who didn’t like McCain had a choice besides Romney, keeping him below a winning threashold.

  7. yttik says:

    Weren’t we talking about that game where you decide how many shots it would take for you to vote for a particular candidate? I’d need about a dozen shots to vote for Obama, maybe with a couple of beer chasers. I’d need so much alcohol, I doubt I’d be able to read his name on a ballot anyway, so he’s a mute point. Romney would only take about a half dozen shots. It would be unpleasant, but I’d be just numb enough not to care. Now Cain, he’s only about a 2-three shot guy. I could almost vote for him semi-sober.

  8. DeniseVB says:

    Sidebar: I get my Bored Housewife Of Pennsylvania Avenue fix over at


    Good snarky stuff.

  9. Three Wickets says:

    The Senate Moves to Subsidize Homes for the Rich Good to know the Senate has its priorities straight.

  10. WMCB says:

    Good piece at HotAir on trying to game the Nevada caucuses for Romney.

    This crap on the R side reminds me SO much of what we went through in 2008. The Party has decided, and damn the voters.


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