Skip to comments.Ron Paul wins California Republican straw poll
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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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%)
lol! RuPaul may win polls but he will never win the one that counts — the one on election day.
ROTFL!!! Those wacky Cauliphonia Republicans.
It’s all cross-registered democrats. They are organizing on the net to do this.
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...
BOTH of them?........They couldnt get tickets?.....
374 votes? A landslide.
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.
Who knew this was going on?
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.
>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.
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.
He finished 373 votes ahead of Fred Karger.
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.
LOL - the Paulbots really are a strange lot.
My son-in-law likes Paul.
I don’ t know why..........
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. :-)
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.
So? We’re goofballs out here. What else is new?
374 Muslims. This is how he will win the straw poll in MI too.
Figures...Californians apparently thought Ah-nold would make a great republican.
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.
Ron Paul wins almost ever straw poll battle he engages in, then loses every war that matters.
ROFL! Stealing that...
Sheesh, everybody knows Trebek finised second.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
I'm sure that's what Ronny is bragging about at this very moment.
If this fool is nominated, I won't even bother voting.
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)
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)
He won't be.
He'll get his usual, fringey single-digit percentage of the primary votes.
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.
He looks like he’s doing the Macarena in that picture.
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.
Ron Paul 2012, Dude!"
McCotter is a Rep from MI and is on Red Eye from time to time.
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.