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Right-Of-Center Bloggers Select The Most & Least Desired 2008 Republican Nominee (2006 Edition)

Written By : John Hawkins
January 23, 2006

Right Wing News emailed more than 230 right-of-center bloggers and asked them to send us a ranked list 1-5 of the candidates that they would most like to take the Republican nomination for President in 2008 and the 1-5 candidates they’d least like to see as the Republican nominee in 2008. Representatives from the following 58 blogs responded…

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Aaron’s CC, Absinthe & Cookies, The American Mind, The Anchoress, AtlanticBlog,
Atlas Shrugs, Backcountry Conservative, La Shawn Barber, The Baseball Crank, Betsy’s Page, BlameBush!, Boi From Troy, Byrd Droppings, Commonwealth Conservative, DANEgerus Weblog, Dodgeblogium, Dr. Sanity, Eckernet, Euphoric Reality, Gateway Pundit, GayPatriot, Generation Why?, GOP Vixen, Guardian Watchblog, Hog Haven, The House of Wheels, Hud’s Blog-O-Rama, Inside Larry’s Head, Iowa Voice, The Jawa Report, ~Jewels~of~the~Jungle~, Jihad Watch, JunkYardBlog, The Key Monk, Knowledge Is Power, Multiple Mentality, My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, Newmark’s Door, A North American Patriot, The Nose On Your Face, The Patriette, The Patriot Blog!, Peaktalk, Damian Penny, The Pink Flamingo Bar & Grill, QandO, Red-State, Right Side Redux, Right Wing News, Isaac Schrödinger, Sister Toldjah, Slobokan’s Site Of Schtuff, Solomonia, Stop The ACLU, Suitably Flip, Toys in the Attic, WILLisms, Wuzzadem

All participating bloggers were provided with the following list of potential candidates although they were also allowed to select nominees who were not listed…

George Allen: (Senator, Virginia)
Haley Barbour (Governor of Mississippi)
Sam Brownback: (Senator, Kansas)
Jeb Bush: (Governor of Florida)
Dick Cheney: (VP, Wyoming)
Bob Ehrlich: (Governor of Maryland)
Ernie Fletcher: (Governor of Kentucky)
Bill Frist: (Senate Majority Leader, Tennessee)
Newt Gingrich: (Former Speaker of the House, Georgia)
Rudy Giuliani: (Former NYC mayor)
Chuck Hagel: (Senator, Nebraska)
Mike Huckabee (Governor of Arkansas)
John McCain: (Senator, Arizona)
Bill Owens: (Governor of Colorado)
George Pataki: (Governor of New York)
Tim Pawlenty: (Governor, Minnesota)
Condoleeza Rice: (Secretary of State, California)
Tom Ridge: (Former Homeland Security Advisor, Former Pennsylvania Governor)
Mitt Romney: (Massachusetts Governor)
Mark Sanford: (South Carolina Governor)
Tom Tancredo: (Congressman, Colorado)

As I mentioned earlier, the bloggers were allowed to make 1-5 ranked selections. Those selections were weighted as follows…

1) Worth 2 points
2 or 3) Worth 1.5 points
4 or 5) Worth 1 point

So, for example, a candidate who received two first place votes (4 points), a third place vote (1.5 points), & and three fifth place votes (3 points), would receive a grand total of 8.5 points.

Also, keep in mind that the scoring cut-off to be included in the lists below was 5 points. If a candidate received less than that, his/her score was not listed.

Here are the selections that were made with the total number of points each candidate tallied following his/her name in parentheses…

Most Desired Nominee For 2008

15) George Pataki (5.5)
15) Mike Huckabee (5.5)
15) Sam Brownback (5.5)
14) Bill Frist (6.0)
13) Bob Ehrlich (7.5)
11) Tim Pawlenty (10.5)
11) Haley Barbour (10.5)
10) John McCain (13.0)
9) Mark Sanford (13.5)
8) Jeb Bush (19.0)
7) Tom Tancredo (19.5)
6) Mitt Romney (24.5)
5) Dick Cheney (26.0)
4) Newt Gingrich (32.0)
3) George Allen (42.0)
2) Rudy Giuliani (58.0)
1) Condoleeza Rice (65.5)

Least Desired Nominee For 2008

14) Rick Santorum (6.5)
12) Tom Tancredo (7.5)
12) Tom DeLay (7.5)
11) Condoleeza Rice (8.5)
10) Tom Ridge (15.0)
9) Newt Gingrich (15.5)
8) Mitt Romney (16.5)
7) Rudy Giuliani (17.0)
6) Dick Cheney (20.5)
5) Jeb Bush (22.0)
4) George Pataki (33.0)
3) Bill Frist (43.5)
2) Chuck Hagel (55.5)
1) John McCain (74.5)

Also see:

Right-Of-Center Bloggers Select The Most & Least Desired 2008 Republican Nominee (2005 edition)

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