John Hawkins of Right Wing News polled right-of-center bloggers on 2012 Presidential nominees. The results (78 bloggers participating) are here. Newt Gingrich received the most support, while Rick Perry was second. Ron Paul was listed as least preferred to win the nomination. Btw, this week, Hawkins endorsed Gingrich. Complete questions and results here.
I was one of the bloggers polled. For comparison and comment, my answers were:
1) Mitt Romney
2) Ron Paul
3) Rick Santorum
7) Mitt Romney
8) Mitt Romney
See also Hot Air's survey, the WaPo's Jennifer Rubin, Ann Coulter, and don't miss Mark Steyn's analysis of Gingrich 13 years ago:
The Democrats demonised Newt as an extreme right-wing crazy. They were right -- apart from the ‘extreme’ and ‘right-wing’, that is. Most of the above seem more like the burblings of a frustrated self-help guru than blueprints for conservative government. For example, Pillar No. 5 of the ‘Five Pillars of American Civilisation’ is: ‘Total quality management’. Unfortunately for Newt, the person who most needed a self-help manual was him -- How to Win Friends and Influence People for a start. After last week’s election, Republicans have now embarked on the time-honoured ritual, well known to British Tories and Labour before them, of bickering over whether they did badly because they were too extreme or because they were too moderate. In Newt’s case, the answer is both. He spent the last year pre-emptively surrendering on anything of legislative consequence, but then, feeling bad at having abandoned another two or three of his ‘Fourteen Steps to Renewing American Civilisation’, he’d go on television and snarl at everybody in sight. . . For Republicans it was the worst of all worlds: a lily-livered ninny whom everyone thinks is a ferocious right-wing bastard.MORE:
Peggy Noonan in the Wall Street Journal: "Gingrich Is Inspiring--and Disturbing"