If Rick Santorum doesn't keep his Senate seat, the Pennsylvania Republican could always run for president - but not if these right-wing bloggers are voting.

Right Wing News reports that a survey of 58 conservative wags found the Western part-of-the-state senator to be the 14th least-desirable candidate for the GOP presidential nomination.

Yes, it's early, but if he's looking for encouraging news, Santorum polled better than currently indicted Tom DeLay, who was 12th least-desired. U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., took top dishonors among the conservative bloggers.

Who polled best? A woman of color. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice pulled the most votes, followed by ex-NYC Mayor Rudy Giuilani and U.S. Sen. George Allen, R-Va., and, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. (Rice also polled 11th least-desired, but 1 trumps 11.)

What was the panel? Read the bloggers for yourself, but be prepared at this tender hour to see posters of Ann Coulter:

That Dude
Posted 01/24/2006 10:05:58 AM
You have to remember that Rick polled that low because most people think he cant win (which he cant.)  If you polled those same people with a question of "who would you like as president?" he might fare better.  Keep an eye on MItt Romney.  His only negative is his mormonism, which may not play that well down south.
Goat Boy
Posted 01/24/2006 10:18:12 AM
Poor Dan;  You had to actually read each and everyone of those blogs?  I think I'd put a gun to my head after reading all that inane, faux intellectual gobbledy gook masquerading as "insight".

Put the whole Republicn menagerie down as "least desirable" for me.
albert
Posted 01/24/2006 10:21:45 AM
isn't "[person] of color" a derogatory term?
Daniel Rubin
Posted 01/24/2006 10:27:16 AM
it certainly isn't meant to be. 

here's one take:  http://www.bartleby.com/64/C006/056.html

here's another:
http://www.glaad.org/poc/index.php


raceinamerica
Posted 01/24/2006 04:40:37 PM
I didn't take it in a derogatory sense. It's surprising that Rice would be at the top of their list, and the fact that she's African American adds to that surprise, for me.
That Dude
Posted 01/24/2006 07:46:33 PM
"person of color" isnt considered offensive, I think you were thinking of referring to some1 as "colored" which obviously would be considered offensive....

to the non GOP'ers (which I think might be every1 lol) Condi is a superstar within the right and would win the nomination hands down, although speaking for myself I am dubious about her in elected office, I do really like her, but she's never held or ran for any elective office.