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Ron Paul wins California Republican straw poll
LA Times ^ | September 17, 2011

Posted on 09/17/2011 8:41:32 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo

This weekend, the California Republican Party had its 2011 Fall Convention at the JW Marriott Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. One presidential candidate, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, spoke at a dinner on Friday night, and Saturday morning's breakfast featured two more contenders: Michigan Rep. Thaddeus McCotter and Texas Rep. Ron Paul. Paul's fans were out in force both outside the hotel -- awaiting his arrival -- and inside the ticketed Lincoln Clubs Breakfast. He spoke last and was late, allowing McCotter to add a question-and-answer period to his prepared remarks (more on that later, check back). McCotter is also on the roster of speakers for Sunday's Beverly Hills Tea Party, to be held from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Beverly Hills Park on Santa Monica Blvd. Raucous cheers and whistles and whoops and screams -- one could be forgiven for wondering.... ...if they were for an elderly 11-term House politician or Justin Bieber -- announced Paul's presence outside the doors. He then entered to another round of cheers and camera flashes. (Paul is also hoping for a warm reception online, using the occasion of Constitution Day, the anniversary of the signing of the document on Sept. 17, 1787, to launch another 24-hour fundraising money bomb.) Several breakfasters videotaped portions of Paul's speech, which likely would be familiar to anyone who's heard him the previous two times he ran for president -- in 1988 on the Libertarian Party ticket and 2008 in the Republican field.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: California
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The king of straw polls adds another trophy to his collection.
1 posted on 09/17/2011 8:41:43 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

the results:

Congressman Ron Paul (374, 44.9%)

Governor Rick Perry (244, 29.3%)

Mitt Romney (74, 8.8%)

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (64, 7.7%)

Jon Huntsman (17, 2.0%)

Herman Cain (15, 1.8%)

Newt Gingrich (14, 1.7%)

Thad McCotter (7, 0.8%)

Rick Santorum (7, 0.8%)

Gary Johnson (2, 0.2%)

Fred Karger (1, 0.1%)

Write-ins (15, 1.8%)


2 posted on 09/17/2011 8:43:21 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

lol! RuPaul may win polls but he will never win the one that counts — the one on election day.


3 posted on 09/17/2011 8:44:58 PM PDT by South40 (Rick Perry = The Other McCain)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

ROTFL!!! Those wacky Cauliphonia Republicans.


4 posted on 09/17/2011 8:45:06 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey Mexico! Your poverty isn't America's problem.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

It’s all cross-registered democrats. They are organizing on the net to do this.


5 posted on 09/17/2011 8:45:54 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Ron Paul will never be President...

TOO OLD...Brain shrunk...walks with a shuffle... and the job is just too important...

Time for him to rest, smell the flowers, and plan for the end. Aging effect us all...

6 posted on 09/17/2011 8:45:59 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Paul's fans were out in force both outside the hotel...

BOTH of them?........They couldnt get tickets?.....

7 posted on 09/17/2011 8:46:22 PM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

374 votes? A landslide.


8 posted on 09/17/2011 8:46:50 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

/yawn

Ron Paul will not be a factor in the Republican primaries, will never win the GOP nomination and will never be President of the United States. Everyone already knows this aside from his cult like supporters.


9 posted on 09/17/2011 8:48:11 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Who knew this was going on?


10 posted on 09/17/2011 8:48:46 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Longbow1969

That is what I thought about John S. McCain during last election since there was no doubt he was the weakest candidate and guaranteed to lose.


11 posted on 09/17/2011 8:50:18 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: FlingWingFlyer

>ROTFL!!! Those wacky Cauliphonia Republicans.<

You want more hilarity? I just asked a Hollywood Republican a couple of minutes ago and they have never even heard of this straw poll. Hell, I have never heard of this straw poll.


12 posted on 09/17/2011 8:51:47 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Ron Paul can’t even figure out that he is being used/played by the media along with manufactured groups of left wingers. He cannot win the general election. He has some good ideas when he does not visit into crazy land.


13 posted on 09/17/2011 8:52:32 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Darkwolf377

He finished 373 votes ahead of Fred Karger.


14 posted on 09/17/2011 8:52:40 PM PDT by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Straw polls are worth the paper they are written on AND Paul pays people to show up and vote for him.
Paul needs to go away.


15 posted on 09/17/2011 8:53:49 PM PDT by svcw ( http://www.internetlastpage.com)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Raucous cheers and whistles and whoops and screams -- one could be forgiven for wondering.... ...if they were for an elderly 11-term House politician or Justin Bieber -- announced Paul's presence outside the doors. He then entered to another round of cheers and camera flashes.

LOL - the Paulbots really are a strange lot.

16 posted on 09/17/2011 8:54:56 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Allegra

My son-in-law likes Paul.
I don’ t know why..........


17 posted on 09/17/2011 8:59:01 PM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: Longbow1969
Ron Paul will not be a factor in the Republican primaries, will never win the GOP nomination and will never be President of the United States. Everyone already knows this aside from his cult like supporters.

True, but the way they swarm and spam polls and then wet their pants when they win them, excitedly telling us that this means something and how shocked we're all going to be when L. Ron wins the nomination and then the White House is always good for entertainment value. :-)

18 posted on 09/17/2011 9:00:12 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Wow. This is meaninful. After these results, Ron Paul is a shoe in for the Presidency. This is a very important straw poll. It elected Eisenhower, Stassen, Nixon, Ford, Anderson, Reagan, Paulson, Bush, Trebek, Bush, McCain. Very accurate. Thanks for the heads up here dude.


19 posted on 09/17/2011 9:01:05 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: apocalypto
That is what I thought about John S. McCain during last election since there was no doubt he was the weakest candidate and guaranteed to lose.

The difference is, McCain did not advocate a loopy, insanely dangerous foreign and defense policy that would completely alienate 75% of Republican primary voters. Paul has so many twisted, bizarre positions that many/most Republicans could not even vote for him in a primary or general election.

20 posted on 09/17/2011 9:02:41 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

So? We’re goofballs out here. What else is new?


21 posted on 09/17/2011 9:04:01 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Madoff screwed the rich. Bernanke screwed us all.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

374 Muslims. This is how he will win the straw poll in MI too.


22 posted on 09/17/2011 9:04:03 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Figures...Californians apparently thought Ah-nold would make a great republican.


23 posted on 09/17/2011 9:04:48 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Allegra; Colonel Kangaroo
LOL - the Paulbots really are a strange lot.

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24 posted on 09/17/2011 9:09:57 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Red Badger

HEY YOU KIDS! TURN OFF THAT ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC AND GET OFF MY LAWN OR I'LL COME AND TAKE YOUR AIR-CONDITIONERS!! UH-HUH, YEAH. THEN YOU'LL STRAIGHTEN UP AND GO HOME! LIBERTY CONSTITUTION. LIBERTY CONSTITUTION. STRAW POLL. MONEY BOMB. GLOBALIST. GLOBALIST. GLOBALIST. LIBERTY CONSTITUTION.

25 posted on 09/17/2011 9:10:18 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Ron Paul wins almost ever straw poll battle he engages in, then loses every war that matters.


26 posted on 09/17/2011 9:12:01 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: smoothsailing

ROFL! Stealing that...


27 posted on 09/17/2011 9:12:54 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Sheesh, everybody knows Trebek finised second.


28 posted on 09/17/2011 9:20:31 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Q: What's the difference between Thad McCotter, Gary Johnson, Fred Karger and Write-Ins?

A: If these were the only options on the California Republican Primary ballot, Write-Ins would get the nomination.

Does anyone know who the hell these clowns are?

29 posted on 09/17/2011 9:21:15 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: Allegra

Check out the Topix boards from all over the country. Paul must be paying people to spam them day and night. They are as kooky as the LaRouche crew and even more offensive, which takes some doing. I keep waiting for the “Sarah Palin slept with an Ethiopian Jewish basketball team while Bibi was under the bed with Bristol” story to emerge from their fetid press office.


30 posted on 09/17/2011 9:25:28 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Have to admit, I laughed at your comment .. then thought, that’s the problem with a weak party. When I lived in CA, the GOP ruled. Now they might as well not even have a party out there. Is there any way the Paul people could win a poll of any kind in a state with a large, active GOP? There’s no place left for the CA GOP to go but up.


31 posted on 09/17/2011 9:25:59 PM PDT by EDINVA ( Jimmy McMillan '12: because RENT'S TOO DAMN HIGH)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Ron Paul and his supporters, working hard to give Obama a second term.

Straw polls and online polls stacked mean nothing.

There is a reason he cannot get more than 35 or so delegates.

The country rejects him.


32 posted on 09/17/2011 9:35:58 PM PDT by DakotaRed (Why not just pass a law requiring criminals to obey the laws?)
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To: smoothsailing
Trebek for President '80


33 posted on 09/17/2011 9:36:19 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I stopped by the Republican booth at the Western Washington State Fair today. Its been open a week now and Perry is way out in front in thier straw poll. Paul was down near the bottom. Its all about where the Paulbots strike.


34 posted on 09/17/2011 9:39:36 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
He finished 373 votes ahead of Fred Karger.

I'm sure that's what Ronny is bragging about at this very moment.

35 posted on 09/17/2011 9:40:08 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: Lazlo in PA
Ron Paul often dreams of Patr Paulsen...

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36 posted on 09/17/2011 9:43:17 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Yeah, kalifornia. The idiots who elected arnold as governor. They're hardly the barometer of conservativism.

If this fool is nominated, I won't even bother voting.

37 posted on 09/17/2011 9:49:11 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: smoothsailing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTHge8q0zwY


38 posted on 09/17/2011 10:10:22 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

This has given me a goal!!

Let’s relocate Ron Paul’s Libertarian rear end from Texas...to California!!

He could be the King of Kali.

(no offense intended to Cal Freepers)


39 posted on 09/17/2011 10:16:48 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Lazlo in PA
Best campaign slogan ever...

WE CAN'T STAND PAT


40 posted on 09/17/2011 10:24:37 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
If elected, I will win.
41 posted on 09/17/2011 10:36:54 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Red Badger

It pains me to write this but my youngest daughter likes Paul. I do know why, all she knows is the PR, she does not know who he really is. (She is not an ignorant or stupid young woman but she is blind to Paul - now that I do not get)


42 posted on 09/17/2011 10:37:01 PM PDT by svcw ( http://www.internetlastpage.com)
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To: LouAvul
If this fool is nominated, I won't even bother voting.

He won't be.

He'll get his usual, fringey single-digit percentage of the primary votes.

43 posted on 09/17/2011 10:41:19 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: svcw

Paul’s base is young people. It’s the popular thing to do. (Sort of like the Kinky Freidman campaign in Texas.)

She’ll grow out of it.


44 posted on 09/17/2011 10:54:00 PM PDT by berdie
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To: Lazlo in PA

He looks like he’s doing the Macarena in that picture.


45 posted on 09/17/2011 11:04:35 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Paultards love nature in spite of what it’s done to them. They’re the skidmarks on the boxers of politics. All have delusions of adequacy. There’s more intelligence in Larry Flint’s colostomy bag than a stadium full of Paulbots. Most Paultards are ex-convicts. The rest are mental patients. Ron Paul is 1,000,000,000,000 times more likely to run amok than to run America.


46 posted on 09/17/2011 11:09:26 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
What is the point of putting RonPaul in these polls? I bet if People Magazine had a "readers' choice" for Sexiest Man Alive, and included Brad Pitt, George Clooney AND Ron Paul, that Paul would win by double digits. People like this Einstein have nothing else to do but skew every poll in existence: Drunk Ron Paul Fan on National Geographic

Ron Paul 2012, Dude!"

47 posted on 09/17/2011 11:31:25 PM PDT by montag813
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To: TruthHound
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48 posted on 09/17/2011 11:40:34 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: immadashell

McCotter is a Rep from MI and is on Red Eye from time to time.

http://www.issues2000.org/Thad_McCotter.htm


49 posted on 09/17/2011 11:42:32 PM PDT by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: buccaneer81

You’ll even find them spamming things that have nothing to do with politics. I encountered some of them on some page about computer games once.


50 posted on 09/18/2011 12:11:36 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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