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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.
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Oh PLEASE tell me he can’t win the nomination. He’s been doing too well this time.
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.
This thing is over for Perry. Romney has an outside against Cain unless we can abolish “winner take all” primaries.
No way this clown will ever maintain a lead over Cain, or anybody else.
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.
Trivial as straw polls are, it is good to see Cain win another one. As always just ignore and results for that unelectable nut.
Better, perhaps; WhatEVER. . .Ron Paul wins for sure, as scariest of our Repubs.
Unelectable is right. Ron Paul is a kook.
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.
It’s amazing what you can do with a big enough budget for weed and fast food.
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.
internet involve more than just Americans. Thats why Liberals traffic appear overwhelming on the internet but only win 50-50 elections in US
Legalizing drugs is a family value don’t ya know.
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
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.
If Ron Paul won it does not speak well of their values.
If it’s Ron Paul vs Obama, I just won’t vote. The islamofascists would have a field day with this one.
“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.
Now that was funny!
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/
It sure had a ton of straw poll voters from Atlanta getting off it!
Prove it. Show me where “straw poll voters” got of Cain’s bus as opposed to security and campaign staff.
Actually, the winner take all primaries were abolished.
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?
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.
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.
If I’m not mistaken, I believe Paulies get paid to do their “work” also...
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.
Great questions. I'm interested to see if the n00b shill for Perry responds.
Since Sep 16, 2011
Nah. It’s a n00b (or retread) Paulbot, trying to cleverly disguise himself as a Perry shill, and failing.
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.
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.
Could be. Either way is has ZERO credibility when making unsubstantiated statements such as that.
“Fire Lawrence O’Donnell”
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.
Yes, Kill Thy Neighbor
No he doesn’t have a lot more support than anybody else.
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
Paul is a kook!
A good sign that these early polls are meaningless
Funny how they are always “meaningless” when its not your candidate winning.
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.
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.
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