By now everyone knows CPAC is well underway. Between now and Saturday, attendees will have a chance to vote in the most important 2012 poll of any kind to-date. Who will win?

Predict the top three finishers and their percentages in the post comments. Closest to actual results will win a signed advance copy of The Cross Gardener a week before it goes on sale.

Here are the contenders as they appear on the CPAC ballot:

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin
Texas Rep. Ron Paul
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty
Indiana Rep. Mike Pence
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum
South Dakota Sen. John Thune


Predict the exact order of all 11 contenders (no percentages necessary) and I’ll let you pick any three books from my collection. Please post this prediction in a separate comment from your “top 3” prediction.

Both contests close Saturday at 8:00 AM, EST.

Good luck!