Skip to comments.Rand Paul wins The Washington Times-CPAC 2013 Straw Poll
Posted on 03/16/2013 2:40:59 PM PDT by advance_copy
Marco Rubio takes second place -
Sen. Rand Paul won the 2013 Washington Times-CPAC presidential preference straw poll Saturday, and Sen. Marco Rubio was a close second, easily outdistancing the rest of the field and signaling the rise of a new generation of conservative leaders who will take the Republican Party into the 2016 election.
Mr. Paul won 25 percent of the vote, and Mr. Rubio collected 23 percent. Former Sen. Rick Santorum was third with just 8 percent, New JerseyGov. Chris Christie who was not invited to speak at the three-day Conservative Political Action Conference was next with 7 percent, and Rep. Paul D. Ryan, the GOPs vice presidential nominee last year, was fifth with 6 percent.
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Sounds good to me.
I hope they are thinking about how they are going to handle the boat load of BS that's about to be unleashed on them.
Looks like Christy/Bush or Bush/Christy is the chosen ticket for the 2016 Gee-we-don't-know-why-we-lost-again election loss.
Why go for half measures?
McCain/Romney for 2016.
Or McCain/ Christy 2016
Of course the question for conservative candidates is- What are you going to do when you figure out that the party you belong to has no intention of EVER letting you run?
A Ted Cruz/Tom McClintock ticket for ‘16 POTUS would be good, but there are plenty of candidate possibilities from other people who are true conservatives. I, also, like Senator Rand Paul, except for his Libertarian positions on most foreign policy issues-Rand’s major weakness, IMHO. Unfortunately, too many of the other possibilities for ‘16 GOP POTUS practice RINO Republicanism. I curious as to how many CPAC attendees who voted the way that they did knew which of the candidates are for amnesty for illegal immigrants as well as which of the candidates are not for amnesty for illegal immigrants.
Hasn’t Rubio been as flaky as a pastry crust?
Ted Cruz I believe was born in Canada!!!
That article you keep posting about Rand Paul is totaly false. Notice that there is not a single quote that matches the outrageous headline. His position on gay marriage is that marriage should be between a man and a woman but it should be removed from the tax code. I don’t know how you can then jump to the conclusion that he is in favor of gay marriage. Your source is just not reliable. The article is hit piece.
“That may make him the leader of Libertarians, or even Republicans, but removes him from the conservative category. “
LMAO, if you say so..
Read the article. The largest Conservative Political Action Committee in the country just selected Rand Paul as their guy.
Oh my, there you people go again.
Born in Canada. Oh my/TO AN AMERICAN MOTHER WHO HAD HER BABY WHILE WORKING IN CANADA.
Ted knows he was born in Canada. Ya think? He also knows more about the Constitution and laws and interpretation of laws than you. Just a tiny bit more...
Hint: you need to do some research, or, do MORE research if you’ve done any.
Then, you might learn that Ted Cruz says he is a natural born citizen and is eligible to run and you might learn WHY that is.
He was virtually tied by Marco Rubio. Then add in all the votes for someone OTHER than Rand Paul, or Rubio for that matter, and you have the truth, instead of fuzzy math. To say he was chosen by them is not mathematically true. He barely edged out another, and the two of them got less than half the votes. Math. Do the math.
Have you consulted Ted Cruz about “natural born citizen”?
He might know a little something about it, being a constitutional lawer and all...
I COULD link you to his pronouncements on that, but that would allow you to be lazy so I won’t...
Ted Cruz could speak well till he is blue in the face. But the communists who currently run this country and their useful idiots in the MSM will not allow this CANADIAN BORN conservative run for president because of his birthplace. Meanwhile our _resident is a Kenyan born, Indonesia bred MARXIST ALIEN!
He didn’t even put much effort into it and still won it.
This is just the start...
We have plenty of time to watch and question.
Actually, we don’t. Conservatives need to unify behind a single candidate within the next 12 months.
I’m not belittling it.
I’m just not letting it be overstated.
But please, you’re obviously here to pound and pound and pound for the Pauls.
I’m not going to waste my time replying over and over to someone who is here for that purpose.
I weigh in now and again with what I believe to be factual posts, to contribute something to the conservative cause.
That’s about it.
There’s plenty available from Ted Cruz himself about eligibility and natural born. What Hannity says about it isn’t as telling to me as what the man himself says. You could always post a link to what Cruz says about it. I would, but that would enable all those posting their self-made conclusions to be lazy lay-abouts.
Cruz’IN with Rand, 2016.
Like last year, when Romney won the 2012 CPAC straw poll with 38%?