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He's no Sarah Palin...Liberal Congressman Ron Paul becomes conservatives' surprise top choice
The London Daily Mail ^ | February 14, 2011 | Daniel Bates

Posted on 02/14/2011 2:21:05 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Liberal GOP congressman Ron Paul has become the surprise choice by conservative Republicans to be the party’s presidential candidate for next year’s elections.

The Texan took 30 per cent of the votes cast by the American Conservative Union, beating Mitt Romney into second place on 23 per cent.

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich got a mere five per cent - but that was more than Sarah Palin, who managed just three per cent of the ballots.

It was the second year in a row that Mr Paul had topped the CPAC vote, suggesting that support for him could be building into something solid.

But commentators were quick to point out that Mr Romney remained the favourite and that the vote could have been skewed by the young age of voters and poor turnout.

Mr Paul ran for the Republican ticket to the White House in 2008 but came in last place as his liberal message fell flat with many voters.

The 75-year-old has said that he is against the stringent budget cuts put forward by his Tea Party contemporaries and claimed that the U.S. does not have a moral responsibility to spread its good around the world.....

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Campaign News; Parties; Polls; State and Local
KEYWORDS: antisemites; certifigate; cpac; freepressforpalin; fudgepac; goproud; lping; palin; paulestinians; peacecreeps; polls; romney; ronpaul; teaparty
Foreigners have figured out he's a liberal? Who knew?
1 posted on 02/14/2011 2:21:13 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL LOL

Not the choice of conservatives...just some rabid followers


2 posted on 02/14/2011 2:38:25 AM PST by JaneNC (I)
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To: JaneNC

....libertarians and lesbians...


3 posted on 02/14/2011 2:43:59 AM PST by spokeshave (WTF....the only thing 0bambi's investments will get us is a bullet train to bankruptcy.)
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To: JaneNC

No surprise at all. There are bunches of Paulites among the student attendees and the students are half or more of CPAC.


4 posted on 02/14/2011 3:01:03 AM PST by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is that story a joke? Ron Paul?? Give me a break. Geesh!


5 posted on 02/14/2011 3:01:53 AM PST by Melinda in TN
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To: Melinda in TN
The Daily Mail is their New York Daily News as I understand it. It's not a blog or a tabloid.
6 posted on 02/14/2011 3:05:18 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. ~Lincoln)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ross perot redux


7 posted on 02/14/2011 3:10:28 AM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

ross perot redux


8 posted on 02/14/2011 3:10:39 AM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: JaneNC

Bad enough we got the RINOs, now the paul-butts. Can you spell third-party?


9 posted on 02/14/2011 3:28:57 AM PST by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t know what the US equivalent would be but the Daily Mail is a broadsheet national daily.

I wouldn’t trust the Mail for international news of any kind - they’re better than the Mirror or the Express, but that’s not saying much. Here they conflate ‘libertarian’ with ‘liberal’, which is a disastrous mistake on both sides of the Atlantic.


10 posted on 02/14/2011 3:35:18 AM PST by agere_contra (Historically every time the Left has 'expanded its moral imagination' the results have been horrific)
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To: Calusa

NO, he won’t go third party.
BTW Barr made the difference on NC.


11 posted on 02/14/2011 3:58:22 AM PST by JaneNC (I)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These people aren’t conservatives....they are NUTCASE LIBERTARIANS!!


12 posted on 02/14/2011 4:16:08 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is McCain busy this year or something ?


13 posted on 02/14/2011 4:18:15 AM PST by sawmill trash (We are definately a day closer to the end than we were yesterday)
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To: JaneNC

“Rabid” is right, Ron Paul is a NUT and any so-called “conservative” that voted for him is NUTS!


14 posted on 02/14/2011 4:32:08 AM PST by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil and from those perpetuating it, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: Jmouse007

Over 11k went to CPAC...over 3000 voted. Most ppl did not bother...but the youmg Paulites did


15 posted on 02/14/2011 4:35:45 AM PST by JaneNC (I)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s silly. Paul will probably garner the most votes at next year’s Circus-PAC too.


16 posted on 02/14/2011 4:36:15 AM PST by Nickname
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To: Nickname

He did last year too.

But, Sarah did not bother.

Allen West took her spot and was GREAT.


17 posted on 02/14/2011 4:37:32 AM PST by JaneNC (I)
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To: jimfree

I see some audience stacking by certain candidates.


18 posted on 02/14/2011 4:49:31 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

All you have to know to know that CPAC is irrelevant is this - a guy named Gary Johnson came in third, with 21 percent of the vote. I follow politics pretty closely, and I had to look him up to even find out who he is. He doesn’t have a snowball’s chance of coming anywhere close to winning anything in the primaries. By the way, he’s for legalizing pot use, so put him together with Ron Paul and you’ve got almost 60% of CPAC voters looking like a bunch of potheads. Great job, folks!


19 posted on 02/14/2011 5:04:47 AM PST by RightFighter (Now back to my war station.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, and Wesley Clark won Dixville Notch, NH in the 2004 Democrat primary. It means just about as much.

With CPAC, not showing up means you don’t get considered.

Heck, if I were there, I’d accept Michelle’s free beer; that’s the honorable way of buying votes.


20 posted on 02/14/2011 5:05:09 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
In this case Trump is right..he can't win...ever.
21 posted on 02/14/2011 6:29:30 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a blessing to live in the Ozarks.)
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To: JaneNC

30% of CPAC voted for Paul. The other 70% split their vote among the others.

This is how McCain got in. Conservatives split their vote into meaninglessness and the 30% of “moderates” or Rinos stuck together for their guy. I hope it does not happen again but fear it will.


22 posted on 02/14/2011 6:52:03 AM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

Well the Paulites freep all the polls too. They are passionate.
He is 75 years old and he is an isolationist.

His speech was pretty good...I admit.

But, where was Sarah Palin? She has a plumb spot too...


23 posted on 02/14/2011 7:03:33 AM PST by JaneNC (I)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Year after year Paul dominates the straw polls, then come election day and the votes he receives are insignificant.

As I said on another thread, this is the Alinsky 4-corners strategy. Make a lot of noise in a few strategic locations, and you seem to be a larger group than you really are.

It’s clear the Paul strategy is to put a lot of resources into early straw polls in an attempt to give the impression they are a larger group than they actually are.

Come the primaries (when people are actually voting) Paul will, once again, get his normal 1/2 of 1% of the vote.


24 posted on 02/14/2011 7:44:16 AM PST by Brookhaven (Moderates = non-thinkers)
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To: RightFighter

As I understand it, Obama blindsided Hillary in the primaries by using something I was unfamiliar with, the caucus. It seems to be an alternative way of selecting a candidate that is rarely used. As I understand it, there is a vote taken in the caucus for individual candidates. Obama stacked the caucuses and Hillary basically ignored them. Surprise, Obama won!

We also know that those who intend to destroy us have learned they can’t do it militarily so they use stealth and deception to subvert our culture and our institutions.

That is what I see happening to CPAC. Ron Paul and Romney stacked the audience and GOProud is infiltrating it. The attempt is to destroy its effectiveness and it seems to be working.


25 posted on 02/14/2011 9:32:20 AM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He is obviously not conservative, but he is Not liberal...
The world (or America for that matter) is not divided into liberals and conservatives....Libertarians are kooky enough to be addressed as such...


26 posted on 02/14/2011 1:49:58 PM PST by kroll
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To: Brookhaven

Thats because all the people who vote for Paul in the CPAC.....
are ALL the people who vote for him in the Election.


27 posted on 02/14/2011 1:54:19 PM PST by kroll
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL, a clueless article written for a clueless audience.


28 posted on 02/14/2011 11:19:50 PM PST by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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