Rich Lowry at the Corner posted an interesting survey concerning the START treaty, in which a number of potential GOP presidential candidates answer two questions: 1) Do you support President Obama's effort to bring the New START treaty to a vote during the lame-duck session? and 2) Whenever the treaty does come to a vote, would you vote to ratify it?
Every one of the respondents who answered (only Mike Huckabee has yet to respond), answered "no" to both questions. The respondents are: John Bolton, Mitch Daniels, Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Tim Pawlenty, Mike Pence, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and John Thune.
I find this unanimous opposition fascinating, especially in view of comments from members here to a post of mine not long ago -- I think it was mine, but that doesn't matter -- critical of the START treaty. A number of members believe it's a good thing, citing the former GOP Secretaries of State who all support it. Some members went so far as to say that conservative opposition was baseless and only partisan. I strongly disagree with that and believe there are many problems with the treaty, but I still would be interested to see people's reactions here to this survey. I realize some could say that given the Tea Party effect etc. potential candidates don't dare support it. I don't know -- just throwing this out there.