Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Galveston Snoopy (© BlackElk) Totally Rulez Straw Polez ZOT!
The Los Angeles Times ^ | 10-08-2011 | Kim Geiger

Posted on 10/08/2011 8:11:46 PM PDT by PerryBachmann2012

Rep. Ron Paul of Texas turned out his well-organized crop of supporters Saturday and won a presidential preference straw poll with 37% of the vote.

Coming in second place in the poll of social conservatives at the annual Values Voter Summit was retired pizza chain executive Herman Cain, who pulled in 23% of the vote.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: cain; galvestonsnoopy; hermancain; larouchies; paul; paulbearer; paulistinians; paultard; ronpaul; spammonkeys; vikingkitties; vkpatrol; zot; zuluoscartango
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-92 next last

1 posted on 10/08/2011 8:11:53 PM PDT by PerryBachmann2012
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: PerryBachmann2012

Oh PLEASE tell me he can’t win the nomination. He’s been doing too well this time.

Cindie


2 posted on 10/08/2011 8:14:12 PM PDT by gardencatz (Proud mom US Marine! It can't always be someone else's son.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PerryBachmann2012
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas Gov. Rick Perry didn’t do so well. Perry won 8%, and Romney took just 4%.

lol!

3 posted on 10/08/2011 8:14:40 PM PDT by South40 (Reject the pro-ILLEGAL candidate. Vote conservative -- vote for Herman Cain!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PerryBachmann2012

I don’t understand how Ron Paul has so many people organized on the internet. Whenever someone says something bad about him or advocates a different foreign policy than Paul, his supporters show up every time in large numbers.


4 posted on 10/08/2011 8:19:07 PM PDT by Politics4US
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: South40

This thing is over for Perry. Romney has an outside against Cain unless we can abolish “winner take all” primaries.


5 posted on 10/08/2011 8:20:03 PM PDT by PETENICK1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: PerryBachmann2012

No way this clown will ever maintain a lead over Cain, or anybody else.


6 posted on 10/08/2011 8:20:03 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gardencatz
Oh PLEASE tell me he can’t win the nomination. He’s been doing too well this time.

Nah, Paul can't win. If I had to guess I'd bet a bunch of youthfully paulbots (aka college mush heads) were bussed in to the value voters voters forum and skewed the straw poll.

7 posted on 10/08/2011 8:20:48 PM PDT by Longbow1969
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: PerryBachmann2012

Yeah, okay.


8 posted on 10/08/2011 8:22:37 PM PDT by Larry Lucido ("#Occupy America" is a great success! I got mail today addressed to "Occupant"!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PerryBachmann2012

Trivial as straw polls are, it is good to see Cain win another one. As always just ignore and results for that unelectable nut.


9 posted on 10/08/2011 8:23:14 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PETENICK1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r0yXqU-w9U0
10 posted on 10/08/2011 8:27:50 PM PDT by South40 (Reject the pro-ILLEGAL candidate. Vote conservative -- vote for Herman Cain!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: PerryBachmann2012
Poll mastery by Paulbots...or temporary insanity on part of respondents? What?

Better, perhaps; WhatEVER. . .Ron Paul wins for sure, as scariest of our Repubs.

11 posted on 10/08/2011 8:28:10 PM PDT by cricket (Let Freedom Ring. . .and Thank You, Steve Jobs...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Proud2BeRight
As always just ignore and results for that unelectable nut.

Unelectable is right. Ron Paul is a kook.

12 posted on 10/08/2011 8:30:28 PM PDT by South40 (Reject the pro-ILLEGAL candidate. Vote conservative -- vote for Herman Cain!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: PerryBachmann2012
Ron Paul wins Values Voter poll ahead of Herman Cain

Other reports suggest that 600 people showed up on Saturday, voted and left right after the vote. Now a free market libertarian would likely make the argument that this is simple free market expression.

I disagree. It is an attempt to buy an election. And it is this kind of tactic that makes me wonder how truly libertarian Ron Paul's followers really are.

13 posted on 10/08/2011 8:30:42 PM PDT by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PerryBachmann2012

It’s amazing what you can do with a big enough budget for weed and fast food.


14 posted on 10/08/2011 8:32:20 PM PDT by RichInOC (Sarah Palin is at war with the left. Most Freepers are just playing the video game.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Longbow1969

I share your guess. I’ve seen it in action - the paulbots come into an area that is rife with pubbie malaise and overwhelm their opponents at the caucus level. This gives them a certain sort of credibility as they can then nominate precinct level officers and conduct their own little coalition building.

I don’t care for them but I’ll give them credit where credit is due - they know how to work the process.


15 posted on 10/08/2011 8:32:48 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Politics4US

internet involve more than just Americans. Thats why Liberals traffic appear overwhelming on the internet but only win 50-50 elections in US


16 posted on 10/08/2011 8:35:23 PM PDT by 4rcane
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Politics4US

Legalizing drugs is a family value don’t ya know.


17 posted on 10/08/2011 8:37:21 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: 4rcane

Also, those who use the internet tend to be younger age. Under 40. The younger you are, the age group tend to be more liberal


18 posted on 10/08/2011 8:37:29 PM PDT by 4rcane
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: newheart
Having gone to the Georgia straw poll (that Cain barely won), I can say that Herman Cain was the only candidate to bus-in supporters. The only one. He had large buses bringing in supporters/voters from Atlanta. Cain finished in first place by something like three votes, but bused-in at least sixty people. Safe to say if played it like every other candidate there he wouldn't have won.

In fact, here is Cain's Georgia straw poll bus:

The point is: straw polls, all of them, are completely worthless. It's odd to me to see how quickly some cheer them on when Cain is winning, but say "they're irrelevant!" when someone like Paul wins. They're meaningless regardless.

19 posted on 10/08/2011 8:41:35 PM PDT by PerryBachmann2012
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: PerryBachmann2012
The point is: straw polls, all of them, are completely worthless.

Well said.

20 posted on 10/08/2011 8:46:11 PM PDT by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: PerryBachmann2012
If Ron Paul won it does not speak well of their values.

21 posted on 10/08/2011 8:48:07 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PerryBachmann2012

If it’s Ron Paul vs Obama, I just won’t vote. The islamofascists would have a field day with this one.


22 posted on 10/08/2011 8:49:24 PM PDT by ari-freedom (We need a Steve Jobs Plan: encourage innovation, not regulation.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PETENICK1

“This thing is over for Perry. Romney has an outside against Cain unless we can abolish “winner take all” primaries.”

We would do better to eliminate open primaries like in Missouri.


23 posted on 10/08/2011 8:52:53 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: PerryBachmann2012
In fact, here is Cain's Georgia straw poll bus:

Now that was funny!

24 posted on 10/08/2011 8:53:40 PM PDT by Prokopton
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: PerryBachmann2012

LIES

That is his “Common Sense Solutions” tour bus. http://hermancainpac.com/2011/07/tea-party-favorite-herman-cain-setting-out-on-common-sense-solutions-bus-tour-in-iowa/


25 posted on 10/08/2011 8:56:46 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: justsaynomore

It sure had a ton of straw poll voters from Atlanta getting off it!


26 posted on 10/08/2011 9:02:13 PM PDT by PerryBachmann2012
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: PerryBachmann2012

Prove it. Show me where “straw poll voters” got of Cain’s bus as opposed to security and campaign staff.


27 posted on 10/08/2011 9:06:41 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: PETENICK1

Actually, the winner take all primaries were abolished.


28 posted on 10/08/2011 9:09:56 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: PerryBachmann2012
It sure had a ton of straw poll voters from Atlanta getting off it!

How do you know they voted in the straw poll and how do you know they were from Atlanta? You do know that this is a campaign bus with a custom interior and not full of seats like a city bus?

29 posted on 10/08/2011 9:10:57 PM PDT by Prokopton
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: PerryBachmann2012

The Florida straw poll, which Cain easily won, is a different animal. The voters consist only of a limited number of delegates, selected by District, and consisting only of registered Republicans.

Other straw polls, like this one, consist of whoever can get there, however they can get there, including being bussed in, and having their tickets paid for, by certain candidate’s support groups.


30 posted on 10/08/2011 9:21:07 PM PDT by lonevoice (The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers, impeach we much. We will much about that be committed.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PerryBachmann2012
This means nothing. Paul will get his usual less than 5% of the vote in the primaries while his supporters idiots keep on pushing this wasted old loser!
31 posted on 10/08/2011 9:31:48 PM PDT by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PETENICK1

It is far too early to assume Perry is out (or that RP is “in”, for that matter). The main thing is that Mittens must be stopped.


32 posted on 10/08/2011 9:32:15 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: rockrr

If I’m not mistaken, I believe Paulies get paid to do their “work” also...


33 posted on 10/08/2011 9:34:54 PM PDT by goodnesswins (My Kid/Grandkids are NOT your ATM, liberals! (Sarah Palin))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: gardencatz

The global socialists will resist him. You’d think that these candidates who are said to be so strong seem so feeble.

What’s with Perry doing so poorly? Could he just not find people to show up for him? It’s really been endless fail for Perry.


34 posted on 10/08/2011 9:37:09 PM PDT by truthfreedom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Prokopton
How do you know they voted in the straw poll and how do you know they were from Atlanta? You do know that this is a campaign bus with a custom interior and not full of seats like a city bus?

Great questions. I'm interested to see if the n00b shill for Perry responds.

PerryBachmann2012
Since Sep 16, 2011

35 posted on 10/08/2011 9:38:07 PM PDT by South40 (Reject the pro-ILLEGAL candidate. Vote conservative -- vote for Herman Cain!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: South40

Nah. It’s a n00b (or retread) Paulbot, trying to cleverly disguise himself as a Perry shill, and failing.


36 posted on 10/08/2011 9:42:21 PM PDT by lonevoice (The Fresh Prince of Bill Ayers, impeach we much. We will much about that be committed.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: PerryBachmann2012

Ron Paul is a foreign policy MORON. MORON.

I hope he’s basking in his day in the Sun. He’s quite good at packing these polls with his Zombie followers and is doing NOTHING to keep RINO Romney from getting nominated.


37 posted on 10/08/2011 9:43:20 PM PDT by ZULU (DUMP Obama in 2012)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Politics4US

Not organized. but see Ron Paul Forums. Ron Paul just has a lot more actual supporters than anybody else. And they just like to argue on the internet, to push blackthisout.com etc etc. They’re just much more enthusiastic. Ron Paul really didn’t put in too much of a push for VVS. But the grassroots really wanted to win, and they just went themselves. 37%, or 700 some votes. Some were there already, some were grassroots who just wanted Ron Paul to win, others might’ve been brought in. But there was no major push. The push is on for black this out.


38 posted on 10/08/2011 9:48:25 PM PDT by truthfreedom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: lonevoice

Could be. Either way is has ZERO credibility when making unsubstantiated statements such as that.


39 posted on 10/08/2011 9:48:38 PM PDT by South40 (Reject the pro-ILLEGAL candidate. Vote conservative -- vote for Herman Cain!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: PerryBachmann2012

“Fire Lawrence O’Donnell”

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fire-Lawrence-ODonnell/184998728242358


40 posted on 10/08/2011 9:50:46 PM PDT by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: goodnesswins

They don’t. Ron Paul and the Ron Paul campaign doesn’t know much of what the grassroots does. Sometimes grassroots will pay to move a quality grassroots photographer in or a quality grassroots videographer, or the grassroots will help the grassroots get to an event, but this is typically people spending their own money to get to the event, whatever it is.
They aren’t getting paid, but youth for ron paul did announce they were hiring recently. People in the grassroots were thinking about applying for the official campaign.


41 posted on 10/08/2011 9:53:20 PM PDT by truthfreedom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: UriĀ’el-2012

Yes, Kill Thy Neighbor


42 posted on 10/08/2011 9:55:40 PM PDT by truthfreedom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: truthfreedom

No he doesn’t have a lot more support than anybody else.


43 posted on 10/08/2011 9:57:43 PM PDT by Politics4US
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: lonevoice

That’s what I think too - this person signed up here just a few days after Cain beat Paul in the GA poll and started trashing pain. PAULBOT


44 posted on 10/08/2011 10:03:15 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: Longbow1969

Paul is a kook!


45 posted on 10/08/2011 10:23:37 PM PDT by tallyhoe
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: PerryBachmann2012

A good sign that these early polls are meaningless


46 posted on 10/08/2011 10:28:42 PM PDT by rdcbn
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rdcbn

Funny how they are always “meaningless” when its not your candidate winning.


47 posted on 10/08/2011 11:26:01 PM PDT by justsaynomore (Cain 2012 - http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

Photobucket

48 posted on 10/08/2011 11:27:21 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PerryBachmann2012

I watched the speeches at the Values Summit on CSPAN. I missed Romney,( didn’t care actually) but caught Perry, Cain, Newt, and Paul. All I can say is I’m going to vote for Newt first, and Cain second if they last long enough to get to Texas primaries. Perry looks worse and worse each time he opens his pie hole. I caught snippets of Romney on the news shows, but it was mostly about the guy introducing Perry calling Mormons a cult. Romney looks the same as the last decade, wishy washy politician. Cain played the crowd like a violin and Newt was, as usual, the brightest bulb in the room. No one is talking about judges but Newt. If the Party pushes Romney or Perry on us, there could be trouble getting people out in Nov. Cain is well qualified and Newt surly is. I think Perry and Romney would struggle to govern the way we expect. I thought Perry was just gun shy and having trouble getting into gear, but it looks more permanent every day. Cain really impressed me this weekend.


49 posted on 10/09/2011 12:03:49 AM PDT by chuckles
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: PerryBachmann2012; darkwing104; 50mm; Darksheare; Jim Thompson; Jim Robinson

PerryBachmann2012, oh you cute little user of a bogus name retread troll. Here it is a Saturday night. I know what you’re thinking. You thought the Viking Kitties would be out tonight, didn’t you.

It’s time for your going away celebration.

This Zot is brought to you courtesy of Jim Thompson, Jim Robinson and the Viking Kitties.


50 posted on 10/09/2011 12:07:19 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-92 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson