RESULTS: GH Presidential Straw Poll

Well, folks. The results from last week’s Grays Harbor Presidential Straw Poll are in. And are they ever interesting.  Here’s the breakdown:

  •  Two top vote getters were Trey Gowdy and Mitt Romney. Both nabbed 25% of the vote.
  •  Second place was a dead heat. Votes were evenly split between Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindahl and Marco Rubio.

November 2016 is still a long way off and this was a purely unscientific poll. But the results are interesting, nonetheless. Note the names that didn’t make the cut.  Ben Carson? Zero. Chris Christie? Nada. Rand Paul? Zip. Scott Walker? Zip.

A word about the top two:

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I love Trey. He’s a pithy combination of two characteristics rarely seen in the political landscape these days: Moral Integrity and True Grit. The guy has spine. He goes after the truth like a dog with a bone. And Gowdy is very, very, good.  But junior members of the House of Representatives rarely launch successful bids for the Oval Office.

Besides, I think the Pit Bull from South Carolina is more valuable in his current capacity, doing what he’s doing in the House. If a Republican wins the White House in 2016, True Grit Trey is my top pick for U.S. Attorney General.

Mitt Romney isn’t a perfect candidate for president, but he’s a darn sight better than whoever the Democrats will put up. Imagine how different the country and world might look if he’d won in 2014 instead of the Empty Suit.  Besides, governors tend to make better Chief Executives than just about anyone else. There’s that Empty Suit thing again.


What do you think?