Right-Of-Center Bloggers Select The Most & Least Desired 2008 Republican Nominee (First Half Of 2007 Edition)

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 50 blogs responded…

The Absurd Report, The Agitator, AnalPhilosopher, Argghhhh!, Atlas Shrugs, Bad Example, The Baseball Crank, Bit’s Blog, BizzyBlog, Boi From Troy, Brainster’s Blog, BrothersJudd Blog, Conservative Outpost, dcthornton.com, Drumwaster’s Rants, Eckernet, Election Projection, Euphoric Reality, Jeff Gannon – A Voice of the New Media, GayPatriot, GOPUSA Northeast, GraniteGrok, Guardian Watchblog, The Hedgehog Report, The House of Wheels, IMAO, Moxie, Newmark’s Door, The Nose On Your Face, The Nose On Your Face (Potfry), Peaktalk, Damian Penny, PoliPundit, PoliPundit (Oak Leaf), PrestoPundit, Riehl World View, Right Angle Blog (Amanda Carpenter), Right Thinking Girl, Right Wing News, Shots Across The Bow, Don Singleton, Sister Toldjah, Slobokan’s Site Of Schtuff, Stop The ACLU, Don Surber, Texas Rainmaker, Toys In The Attic, Vox Popoli, 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:

Sam Brownback
John Cox
Jim Gilmore
Newt Gingrich
Rudy Giuliani
Chuck Hagel
Mike Huckabee
Duncan Hunter
John McCain
George Pataki
Ron Paul
Mitt Romney
Tom Tancredo
Tommy Thompson

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

14) John Cox (4)
13) Jeb Bush (5)
12) Jim Gilmore (5.5)
11) Ron Paul (8.5)
10) Condi Rice (11.5)
9) Mike Huckabee (14)
8) Tommy Thompson (15.5)
7) John McCain (19)
6) Sam Brownback (20)
5) Tom Tancredo (31.5)
4) Duncan Hunter (35.5)
3) Mitt Romney (43)
2) Rudy Giuliani (45)
1) Newt Gingrich (52)

Least Desired Nominee For 2008

13) John Cox (4.5)
12) Jim Gilmore (5.5)
11) Tommy Thompson (9)
10) Ron Paul (10.5)
9) Mitt Romney (11.5)
8) Mike Huckabee (12)
7) Newt Gingrich (13.5)
6) Rudy Giuliani (17)
5) Sam Brownback (21)
4) Tom Tancredo (30)
3) George Pataki (49)
2) John McCain (60.5)
1) Chuck Hagel (64)

Right-Of-Center Bloggers Select The Most & Least Desired 2008 Republican Nominee (2005 edition)
Right-Of-Center Bloggers Select The Most & Least Desired 2008 Republican Nominee (2006 edition)

Update #1: One of Duncan Hunter’s staffers was reading this poll, along with the comments, and he noticed some people saying Hunter had voted for McCain-Feingold. Hunter actually voted against it.

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