John Hawkins over at RWN polled 69 right-of-center bloggers, including yours truly, on which candidate they so far plan on supporting in the 2012 GOP Primaries (assuming those candidates run). The results are here.
A few observations: First, in what gives me my biggest smile in weeks, Mike Huckabee secured a grand total of zero votes. Making me almost as happy is Ron Paul's single vote. Otherwise I like the spread (well, actually, I like the fact that there is a spread), although bloggers seem to be under the impression that some of these candidates are "true" conservatives when they are, in fact, not. Such candidates will inevitably be smoked out, and the field will be cut significantly. It will be interesting to see who will stand to gain - I am guessing the top three: Palin, Pence, and Romney, but Pence more than anybody because bloggers already know Palin and Romney and chose against them. Newt Gingrich should also be polling higher, but I think the bloggers are still punishing him for endorsing Dede Scozzafava in NY-23. His numbers will recover with time if he stays in it.
Now to whom did my vote go? I voted for [computer malfunction]