Thursday, April 19, 2012

Local Boy May Not Make Good: Thune Not On Veep List In CNN Poll

From this Daily Beast Cheat Sheet summary,  Republicans apparently prefer Condi Rice, Santorum or Chris "Damn Man! I'm the Governor" Christie to Thune for Veep
Would Condi and Mitt make a good team? Republicans and conservative independents seem to think so, according to a new CNN poll released Wednesday in which former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice earned the most votes for preferred vice president (26 percent). Rick Santorum was second choice with 21 percent of the vote, while Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tied for third with 14 percent. Thirty-six percent of voters who didn’t consider themselves Tea Partiers voted for Rice, who has repeatedly said she’s not interested in the job.
The polling data can be found here.  Page 3 of the PDF indicates that only 4 percent named "someone else."  Even if single "someone else" respondent was thinking of Thune, he would still trail Rice, Santorum, Christie, Rubio, and Lousiana Governor Bobby Jindal.


larry kurtz said...

Condi is so hot but she is an educator and not a campaigner: way beneath her. She could have run for the top spot if she had wanted to.

Still holding out for Thune and Murk, LK: sorry.

LK said...

If it were just a matter of getting Thune out of SD, I'd be happy to have him as Veep.

Of all the empty political suits in SD, and they are legion, Thune strikes me as one of the emptiest.

Given that Romney has a 50/50 chance of being elected and given that VPs TR, Coolidge, Truman, LBJ, and Ford all became President, I'd prefer not to have an extremely empty suit a heartbeat away from controlling nuclear weapons.

caheidelberger said...

Public Policy Polling also left Thune off their poll of the impact on the Obama/Romney match-up of eight potential VP picks. (Jeb Bush, Christie, Huckabee, and Santorum help; Ryan, Rubio, Ron Paul, and Palin all hurt.)