Sunday, October 21, 2007

Rudy & Fred Bomb at Values Voter Summit

Rudy Giuliani's effort to convert the Religious Right this weekend found few believers. The results of straw poll published today show Rudy attracting less than 2 percent of the Values Voters attendees.

Giuliani finished eighth
in the voting, well behind front-runner Mitt Romney, who racked up 27 percent of the vote.

Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, the candidate endorsed by Sen. Jim Inhofe and Tulsa Rep. John Sullivan, finished in the middle of the pack. Thompson's 9.8 percent of the straw poll was only enough for a fourth place finish.

Looks like GOP voters will have to keep looking for The Next Ronald Reagan. It's a safe bet they won't be looking for The Next George W. Bush.

UPDATE: We see another story that disputes the results above, noting that former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee was the clear winner of the in-person voting at the meeting. The results above include on-line voting and differ markedly from the in-person counts. Romney, for instance, fell dramatically in the in-person voting, the choice of only 10 percent of the voters.

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