Mike Pence Tops Republican’s 2012 Presidential Nominee Choice

September 19th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by GD  

By Madhuri Dey
mikeWashington, Sep 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former Republican Presidential nominee Sarah Palin is no more the favorite for the same with the Republicans. On Saturday as more than 2000 registered attendees cast their votes at the annual Values Voter Summit in Washington, what became clear was that come 2012 Presidential election, the Republicans will bestow their trust Indiana Rep. Mike Pence to win the Supreme Political position in United States. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin became favorite for the Vice Presidential position.

The annual Values Voter Summit on Saturday was attended by more than 2000 registered attendees out of which around 723 cast their votes for presidential and vice presidential choice for the Republican Presidential nomination in 2012. Indiana Rep. Mike Pence topped the list of Presidential choice with around 24 percent votes in his favor. He was followed in the list by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee who gathered around 22 percent votes. The third place went to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. The former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin were the other two to feature in the list. Although Sarah Palin slid down the list of Republican Presidential favorites she held the second position in the category of vice president preceded by Mike Pence again. Although Sarah Palin did not top the Presidential nominee list, the results of the straw election has been appreciated by many. Tony Perkins, the Family Research Council’s president termed the Mike Pence and Sarah Palin combination as a “dream ticket…. That would give the liberals heartburn”.

Apart from Presidential poll, the conservatives also voted on issues like government’s spending, abortion, protection of religious liberty and national security. The Republicans also made their voice heard on President Barack Obama’s health care law.

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