Never be afraid to stand with the minority when the minority is right, for the minority which is right will one day be the majority. - William Jennings Bryan

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Allen 2008: Over Before It Begins?

Tonight in Memphis, the SRLC (Southern Republican Leadership Conference) held it's annual straw poll for President, and Virginia Senator George Allen...didn't win.

All he could do was tie for third with someone who has a 37% approval, and isn't running.

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a native son of Tennessee, won. The big "whaaat?" of the night was the fact that Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts...of Massachusetts...and a Mormon, received 2nd place with 14%...at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference...in Tennessee.

George Allen and George W. Bush tied for third with 10% a piece (John McCain told all of his supporters to vote Bush, as a "show of support," but probably so his weakness among Conservatives wouldn't be apparent).

So, the question is, since Allen can't beat Mitt Romney in the South, is his campaign just a lot of talk that won't materialize into anything?

Or, we could help James Webb knock Allen out in 2006, which would be even better than seeing Allen 2008 flop.

-Neal

4 comments:

Lisa said...

As a high school teacher, I am impressed by both your blog and your political activism. Keep up the good work!

Lisa
VA-05

Neal said...

Thank you very much.

Like I've said before, it's always great to know other people read this thing besides me!

Adam said...

Neal,

From what I gather, you, me, and one other person are the only people who have contacted the Webb campaign office to volunteer for petitioning in our region (I am in Wise). Do you know who this other person is? I would like to start a challenge to see who ends up with the most signatures. Interested?

Neal said...

Well, I'd guess maybe Brian Patton, but I know also my friend Justin from http://virginialeftwing.blogspot.com/ will be helping, too.

I always love a challenge, by the way!