Pence placed first with 24 percent in the straw poll of 723 social conservatives at the Family Research Council's fifth annual Values Voter Summit. Huckabee took second place with 22 percent, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney came in third with 13 percent and former House speaker Newt Gingrich took fourth with 10 percent.
But then I was greatly relieved to find that Jake Jacobsensâ€™s blog at Hoosier Nation had very fluently said what needed to be said:
Shamnesty Mike Pence Wins Value Voters Straw Poll! 20 September 2010
I imagine Mike Pence is just perfect to these people seeing as he has already proven, much like last years winner, that he can be bought...
Here's our bottom line: you can't ever come back from sponsoring and lying to push through a bill that poses an existential threat to this nation and her historical peoplesâ€¦
Mike Pence allowed Helen Krieble to use him like a puppet so she could get cheap slave labor on her show stables. How can he ever be trusted again?
Itâ€™s a truth universally acknowledged, as they say, that you can either be a serious immigration reformer, or you can write for the Wall Street Journal editorial pageâ€“you canâ€™t do both.