Monday, June 20, 2011

2011 Conservative Leadership Conference and the 2012 GOP Race

Most of you know that I’ve taken some time off from politics for a family emergency. My son was on life support with an extremely dangerous type of pneumonia. Although he has not fully recovered (doctor says about 3 more months) – he is home from the hospital now. Praise the Lord!

When Huckabee dropped out of the 2012 GOP presidential race I became undecided on who to vote for and/or support. I have been trying to keep up on some of the news and watched most of the New Hampshire debate. I missed the Republican Leadership Conference due to other family issues. So, today I started looking for some of the videos. I’ll post a few links here for others that may be interested:

Here's the C-SPAN link to the evening of Day 1. Newt Gingrich's speech is around the 48.30 mark.

Here is the link to the C-SPAN video of Day 2 that includes Herman Cain (around the 01:57 mark), Ron Paul (around the 02:22 mark), Michelle Bachmann (around the 03:39 mark), and Rick Santorum (around the 04:28 mark):

Here is the link to the C-SPAN video of Day 3 just in case the direct link to the video of Rick Perry’s speech quits working. Perry’s speech starts around the 3:30 mark.

Rick Perry speech at the RLC

Herman Cain speech at the RLC

It has been reported and/or suspected that Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman bussed in supporters (found in comments under Race42012 article) to help them win the straw poll. If true, it must have worked because Paul won the straw poll and Huntsman came in second - even though Huntsman didn't even speak at the convention. I'm disappointed that straw poll votes can be bought that way.

My vote is not for sale! I will remain undecided until one of the candidates earns my vote. After watching Rick Perry’s speech at the RLC, I hope he joins the race so there are more conservative candidates to choose from.

H/T: The Right Scoop for posting the Cain and Perry videos so I was able to find them easy and to Right Speak for posting a link for the schedule so I knew which potential candidates to look for in the RLC videos.

Cross posted at Thoughts from Granny T and Wise Republic


BOSMAN said...

Hi Granny, Welcome back. Glad your son is doing ok and I pray he will be 100% soon.

Right speak was ahead of the curve on the RLC. We posted live feeds HERE and HERE. and later on we posted the speeches HERE.

Anonymous said...

Granny, I'll add to what Bosman said--I hope your son recovers completely very soon. Glad to see you back.

I was wondering if Huck supporters would be open to Perry. Sounds like you are.


GetReal said...

Good to see you back, Donna. I too wish a speedy recovery for your son.

Granny T said...

Thank you for the greetings and prayers.

I totally missed the links for the speeches. That article would have made mine unnecessary. I could have simply commented on yours.

I am "open to Perry" but not sold yet. He does seem more evangelical than Pawlenty and has political chief executive experience Cain, Bachmann, and Santorum lack. I'll keep on watching all of the candidates for awhile longer before making such a major decision. I might even wait for the voter match quizzes like I did last time. Those are what helped me decide on Huckabee.