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Ron Paul Wins 2011 CPAC Straw Poll, Sarah Palin Finishes a Distant 9th Place
ABC News ^ | 02/12/2011 | Michael Falcone

Posted on 02/12/2011 3:47:57 PM PST by speciallybland

There more things change the more things change the same.

For the second year in a row, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Tex., emerged as the potential presidential candidate that an active group of conservative activists want to see at the top of the Republican ticket in 2012.

Paul won this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll by a healthy margin, getting 30 percent of the vote. His nearest competitor was former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who won 23 percent of the vote. Most of the other possible candidates wound up in the low single digits.

Still, Romney's finish was relatively strong given talk that health care reform legislation he championed in Massachusetts -- which includes an individual mandate -- would alienate the conservative base.

The poll should not necessarily be regarded as an accurate indicator of where the Republican electorate actually stands. Many political figures who have won the CPAC straw polls in past years did not go on to win the Republican presidential nomination.

“A year is an eternity in politics,” GOP pollster Tony Fabrizio, who conducted the straw poll, told ABC News.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.abcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: allbullchannel; boycottdisney; cpac; cpac2011; failin; fudgepac; losertarian; pds; sarahfailin; sarahwasright
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1 posted on 02/12/2011 3:48:09 PM PST by speciallybland
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To: speciallybland

Ron Paul should be the placeholder front runner until the real candidate appears.


2 posted on 02/12/2011 3:49:54 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: speciallybland

Ron Paul

A losertarian who thinks legalizing drugs and a “solitary confinement” foreign policy is good.

So at least we will all be high when the muzzies blow us to Kingdom Come via their newly acquired nukes


3 posted on 02/12/2011 3:51:33 PM PST by BereanBrain
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To: speciallybland
She didn't go to CPAC. Paul did. Tell me again why they would pick her over him? It's common sense.

These polls aren't meaningful at this point. Ron Paul is not going to be President on Jan 20, 2013.

4 posted on 02/12/2011 3:51:40 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: speciallybland

Michael Falcone is a typical Disney homo.

http://twitter.com/michaelpfalcone


5 posted on 02/12/2011 3:52:10 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: backwoods-engineer

I do not believe that Ron Paul is electable. I like most of his ideas, but really fear some of them. I would much prefer to see Allen West run.


6 posted on 02/12/2011 3:54:58 PM PST by RC2
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To: speciallybland

Losertarians trying to give the next election to the donkeys.


7 posted on 02/12/2011 3:55:12 PM PST by Drango (NO-vember is payback for April 15th)
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To: backwoods-engineer
Here are some links to articles about Grover Norquist that will explain why Ron Paul won the last two years and why so many conservatives skipped C-Pac this year.

Norquist's Muslim Proteges

C-Pac shills for Islamic Terrorist

What say you now, Grover Norquist?

A Troubling Influence

Read those articles and if you still have any questions about C-PAC, let me know. I can get plenty more of those articles.

8 posted on 02/12/2011 3:55:25 PM PST by Eva
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To: speciallybland
For the second year in a row, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Tex., emerged as the potential presidential candidate that an active group of conservative activists Paultard spammers want to see at the top of the Republican ticket in 2012.

Fixed.

9 posted on 02/12/2011 3:57:14 PM PST by dirtboy
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To: speciallybland

Ron Paul is a NUT and any so-called “conservative” voting for him is NUTS as well.


10 posted on 02/12/2011 3:57:29 PM PST by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil and from those perpetuating it, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: speciallybland

This can’t be true. I thought Princess Sarah was already coronated


11 posted on 02/12/2011 3:57:52 PM PST by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: jimbo123

Well, CPAC did hang up the “ Poofters Welcome” sign.

They have become a joke anyway, just gives the MSM something to yammer about for a few days.


12 posted on 02/12/2011 3:58:45 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!)
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To: speciallybland

I am sorry but before I read your post, I thought you took liberties...lol. I cannot believe that is the headline. I am stunned. Actually it is disgusting as she was not even there.


13 posted on 02/12/2011 3:58:46 PM PST by napscoordinator
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To: speciallybland
The American Spectator Straw Poll.

http://spectator.org/polls/2012-feb-straw-poll/results

Sarah Palin 51.04%
Ron Paul 5.74%
Herman Cain 5.41%
Chris Christie 5.22%
Mitch Daniels 4.30%
Other 3.91%
Jim DeMint 3.46%
Mitt Romney 3.00%
Newt Gingrich 2.61%
Paul Ryan 2.15%
Tim Pawlenty 2.09%
Mike Huckabee 2.02%
Mike Pence 1.56%
Michele Bachmann 1.56%
Haley Barbour 1.43%
Marco Rubio 0.98%
Rand Paul 0.91%
Rick Perry 0.85%
Rick Santorum 0.78%
John Thune 0.59%
Gary Johnson 0.39%

14 posted on 02/12/2011 3:58:57 PM PST by RedMDer (Stimulus... hasn't stimulated ANYTHING but The TEA PARTY!!! - Sarah Palin)
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To: speciallybland

Ron Paul will never be President. Sarah Palin will never be President. I hear a heck of a lot from both of them that I like.


15 posted on 02/12/2011 3:59:15 PM PST by Chuzzlewit
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To: Chuzzlewit

Well put.....


16 posted on 02/12/2011 4:00:49 PM PST by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: BereanBrain
A losertarian who thinks legalizing drugs and a “solitary confinement” foreign policy is good.

Yea, those "loosertarians" like William F. Buckley and Milton Friedman.

17 posted on 02/12/2011 4:01:37 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: speciallybland

“CPAC” is NOT “conservative,” it’s LIBERTARIAN. Change the name to LPAC and STOP lying to people! If they were “wowed” by Mitch Daniels and Paul wins their Presidential poll for the 2nd straight year, they need to get real, get honest, and stop deceiving themselves. I mean, they’ve got pro-drug legalization groups and GOProud there — THESE ARE NOT CONSERVATIVE CONSTITUENCIES! Real Conservatives will have to write CPAC off from this point forward, despite its storied history.


18 posted on 02/12/2011 4:02:51 PM PST by patriot preacher
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To: speciallybland

How dare they not vote her first! How dare they!


19 posted on 02/12/2011 4:03:23 PM PST by FTJM
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To: Drango

Here is a link to the FreeRepublic posting of the article from Frontpage Magazine, regarding Grover Norquist. It was originally posted by our old friend Kattracks, who is no longer with us. I sure miss her posting here.


20 posted on 02/12/2011 4:04:00 PM PST by Eva
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To: speciallybland

CPAC

Conservatives for Pot,Poofery and open borders.

Sarah is right in never having attended a single CPAC.


21 posted on 02/12/2011 4:05:02 PM PST by NoLibZone (Obama must be impeached and tried for treason.)
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To: Drango
Geez, I forgot to put the link in the post.

A Troubling Influence - An Islamic Fifth Column penetrates the White House

22 posted on 02/12/2011 4:07:17 PM PST by Eva
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To: patriot preacher

It’s worse than Libertarian. Read my links.


23 posted on 02/12/2011 4:08:35 PM PST by Eva
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To: Eva

Curiously, 52% of attendeed at CPAC said, in the poll, they were NOT satisfied with the current field...


24 posted on 02/12/2011 4:09:07 PM PST by ken5050 (Admin Moderators rule!!!!)
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To: Jmouse007
Ron Paul is a NUT and any so-called “conservative” voting for him is NUTS as well.

As harsh as that may sound it is true.

25 posted on 02/12/2011 4:10:10 PM PST by South40 (Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: speciallybland

If this is the best we can do...there is gonna be a third party or a lot of people will stay home!

What a LOSER!...it’s embarrassing....and I’m sure the DIMs are rubbing their hands in glee. Geeeeeeeeeez!


26 posted on 02/12/2011 4:10:37 PM PST by LUV W (No Compromise!)
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To: speciallybland

If Ron Paul becomes President the United States will dissolve and the blacks will chase him out of DC.


27 posted on 02/12/2011 4:12:54 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (The Left is the Antichrist.)
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To: RC2

which ideas do you not like:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1944714/posts


28 posted on 02/12/2011 4:16:22 PM PST by traviskicks (http://www.neoperspectives.com/Ron_Paul_2008.htm)
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To: catfish1957
This can’t be true. I thought Princess Sarah was already coronated

hope you've got your flame proof undies on...

29 posted on 02/12/2011 4:18:48 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: speciallybland

Just Brutal. Nope, no bias in that headline.


30 posted on 02/12/2011 4:20:17 PM PST by Rational Thought
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To: speciallybland

All the straw votes money and door prizes can buy.

CPAC = Republican Establishment RINO’s.


31 posted on 02/12/2011 4:22:06 PM PST by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Actually Mitt Romney is the actual front runner.

Enjoy.


32 posted on 02/12/2011 4:22:16 PM PST by rbmillerjr (I will not, under any circumstances, vote for Mitt Romney....none.)
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To: ken5050
Curiously, 52% of attendeed at CPAC said, in the poll, they were NOT satisfied with the current field...

With all the homos in attendance at CPAC, this shouldn't be a surprise.
33 posted on 02/12/2011 4:23:03 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: speciallybland

Didn’t this nimrod vote for the repeal of DADT?!! I guess I am not a Paul kind of conservative.


34 posted on 02/12/2011 4:27:21 PM PST by Moorings
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To: speciallybland

Here’s the thing that should give Palin detractors pause:

Why isn’t he headline “Paul wins Romney loses, or Huck loses”? The reason she can win the nomination is because she has the ability to always control the narrative.


35 posted on 02/12/2011 4:29:27 PM PST by toddausauras
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To: speciallybland
What this demonstrates is how different the average CPAC attendee (fiscally conservative College Republican looking for parties and one-nighters) is from the grass roots.
36 posted on 02/12/2011 4:30:16 PM PST by bwc2221 ("")
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To: speciallybland
What this demonstrates is how different the average CPAC attendee (fiscally conservative College Republican looking for parties and one-nighters) is from the grass roots.
37 posted on 02/12/2011 4:30:29 PM PST by bwc2221 ("")
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To: speciallybland
Allow me to quote, or at least paraphrase, Donald Trump:

"No offense to you Paulbots, but Ron Paul doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning!"

38 posted on 02/12/2011 4:30:29 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: speciallybland
What this demonstrates is how different the average CPAC attendee (fiscally conservative College Republican looking for parties and one-nighters) is from the grass roots.
39 posted on 02/12/2011 4:30:35 PM PST by bwc2221 ("")
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
Well, CPAC did hang up the “ Poofters Welcome” sign. They have become a joke anyway, just gives the MSM something to yammer about for a few days.

A witty FReeper renamed CPAC FudgePAC on a thread yesterday, and it seems that moniker is appropriate in more ways than one. Cue the photo of Mitt putting on the glove!
40 posted on 02/12/2011 4:31:47 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: speciallybland

Ron Paul? Leader? CPAC must be a bit confused... or something. /s


41 posted on 02/12/2011 4:33:44 PM PST by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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Sarah Palin Finishes a Distant 9th Place in CPAC Straw Poll

Sarah Palin has added veteran Republican strategist Michael Glassner to serve as COS for her political action committee, Sarah PAC. Glassner, an attorney and longtime adviser to former Kansas senator and presidential candidate Bob Dole, has signed on to steer the former Alaska governor's political operation as she considers a possible 2012 presidential bid. During the 2008 presidential campaign, Glassner managed her vice presidential operations.

ITEM Michael Glassner's work for Dole AND McCain does not denote a man of principle.

ITEM Michael Glassner served as counselor to NY/NJ Port Authority Chairman Lewis M. Eisenberg.

ITEM Eisenberg was one of the first to introduce pro-abortion policies into the Repub Party---was he a stalking horse for the dreaded neocons?

ITEM For many years, Mr. Eisenberg was a partner of Goldman Sachs & Co

ITEM The IRS has targeted govt authorities as the locus classicus for govt fraud. The NY/NJ/PA was fingered as one of THE most corrupt govt agencies.

ITEM Eisenberg served on New York Gov George Pataki's transition team and was a key advisor to New Jersey Gov Christine Whitman (both of them not known as staunch conservatives).

=========================================

REFERENCE After years w/ GS, in 1990, Eisenberg founded Granite Capital International Group, an investment management company headquartered in NYC. Mr. Eisenberg also served from 1995-2001 as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the NY/NJ Port Authority. The Port Authority is the owner of the World Trade Center, and Mr. Eisenberg led the agency through the first three months of recovery and clean-up after the 911 terrorist attacks. He was recently named a member of New York's Lower Manhattan Redevelopment Authority, which will spearhead the rebuilding of Ground Zero.

Eisenberg's community and charitable activities include leadership in health and healthcare related institutions. He is on the Planning Board of UJA/United Jewish Federation.

Mr. Eisenberg was once elected Finance Chairman of the RNC. He raised millions of dollars for the Republican Party and Republican candidates.

Eisenberg’s support for Republicans appears to be limited..... He also writes checks to liberal Democrats like Walter Mondale, Dick Gephardt, Tim Wirth, Chris Dodd, Bruce Babbitt, Joe Biden, and others.

42 posted on 02/12/2011 4:35:03 PM PST by Liz
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To: speciallybland

Nothing to see here. Ron wins from the Libertarians being bused into the event. He has zero chance to win.


43 posted on 02/12/2011 4:36:05 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: speciallybland

It’s nice that Ron Paul can have one day in the sun.


44 posted on 02/12/2011 4:38:21 PM PST by lonestar
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To: All

“No offense to you Paulbots, but Ron Paul doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of winning!”

LOL...good one


45 posted on 02/12/2011 4:38:48 PM PST by rbmillerjr (I will not, under any circumstances, vote for Mitt Romney....none.)
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To: rbmillerjr

The American Spectator Straw Poll.

http://spectator.org/polls/2012-feb-straw-poll/results

Sarah Palin 51.04%
Ron Paul 5.74%
Herman Cain 5.41%
Chris Christie 5.22%
Mitch Daniels 4.30%
Other 3.91%
Jim DeMint 3.46%
Mitt Romney 3.00%
Newt Gingrich 2.61%
Paul Ryan 2.15%
Tim Pawlenty 2.09%
Mike Huckabee 2.02%
Mike Pence 1.56%
Michele Bachmann 1.56%
Haley Barbour 1.43%
Marco Rubio 0.98%
Rand Paul 0.91%
Rick Perry 0.85%
Rick Santorum 0.78%
John Thune 0.59%
Gary Johnson 0.39%


46 posted on 02/12/2011 4:39:26 PM PST by rbmillerjr (I will not, under any circumstances, vote for Mitt Romney....none.)
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To: speciallybland

Okay, anybody who thinks the election returns will actually go that way, lay your money down. I want to bet with you. I also want some of what you’re smoking.


47 posted on 02/12/2011 4:40:02 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: speciallybland
Hussein Obama will get a second term if he wants it.
No doubt about it.
There is NO ONE on the scene, or on the horizon, or over the horizon,
that the the republicrat elites would be willing to field to change that.
48 posted on 02/12/2011 4:42:03 PM PST by trickyricky
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To: rbmillerjr

Thank me!


49 posted on 02/12/2011 4:43:24 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: jimbo123

Homo’s in attendance? Who?


50 posted on 02/12/2011 4:45:04 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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