The Corner

Potential Presidential Candidates on New START

As the New START debate heats up and heads to an end-game very soon in the Senate, we’re asking potential Republican presidential candidates two simple questions: 1) Do you support President Obama’s effort to bring the New START treaty to a vote during the lame-duck session? 2) Whenever the treaty does come to a vote, would you vote to ratify it? For the sake of clarity, we’re asking for simple one word answers and we’re putting it in chart form. Below is what we have so far. Answers will be added as we get them. Also, we’ll separately publish anything the candidates want to say by way of elaboration.

This is the chart:

 

Q. Do you support

President Obama’s effort

to bring the New START treaty to a vote during

the lame-duck session?

Q. Whenever

the treaty

does come to a

vote, would you

vote to ratify it?

 

Yes

No

Don’t Know

Yes

No

Don’t Know

John Bolton   

 

X

 

 

X

 

Mitch Daniels   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newt Gingrich   

 

X

 

 

X

 

Mike Huckabee   

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Gary Johnson   

 

X

 

X

 

 

Sarah Palin   

 

X

 

 

X

 

Tim Pawlenty   

 

X

 

 

X

 

Mike Pence   

 

X

 

 

X

 

Mitt Romney   

 

X

 

 

X

 

Rick Santorum   

 

X

 

 

X

 

John Thune   

 

X

 

 

X

 

Rich Lowry — Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: comments.lowry@nationalreview.com. 

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