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Rand Paul wins The Washington Times-CPAC 2013 Straw Poll
The Washington Times ^ | 3/16/13 | Sephen Divan and Diane Sherfiinski

Posted on 03/16/2013 2:40:59 PM PDT by advance_copy

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CPAC likes Senator Rand Paul and Senator Marco Rubio!
1 posted on 03/16/2013 2:40:59 PM PDT by advance_copy
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To: advance_copy

Rand Paul/Ted Cruz 2016!


2 posted on 03/16/2013 2:44:14 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: advance_copy

Another good reason to keep mocking CPAC


3 posted on 03/16/2013 2:45:00 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: advance_copy

The question is... will this victory be a blessing or a curse for Rand Paul? Only time will tell.

At the moment, I’m more focused on 2014, because if we fail to take the Senate and keep the House that year, we’re finished.


4 posted on 03/16/2013 2:48:14 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: advance_copy

Paul/Ryan 2016 Get it? *SMIRK*


5 posted on 03/16/2013 2:49:19 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: advance_copy
"Last year, Mitt Romney won the straw poll, which came in the middle of a bruising GOP primary. Mr. Santorum took second place."

Anybody else see a problem with this group and their "pole"?

6 posted on 03/16/2013 2:50:44 PM PDT by shove_it (Long ago Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about 0banana's USA.)
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To: advance_copy

How’d McCain do?


7 posted on 03/16/2013 2:50:55 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Red in Blue PA

I really like Ted Cruz. He’s on stage at CPAC right now, carried live on C-SPAN.


8 posted on 03/16/2013 2:51:43 PM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life or nothing at all)
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To: Vince Ferrer

He blew a gasket.


9 posted on 03/16/2013 2:52:13 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: advance_copy

He’s giving a great keynote.


10 posted on 03/16/2013 2:53:10 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: advance_copy

I was really surprised that Ted Cruz did not win the straw poll..just at the mention of his name he got a huge applause..yet he had only 4 percent of the vote(With Sarah Palin at 3 percent) I guess the younger audience really loves Rand Paul


11 posted on 03/16/2013 2:53:26 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I wonder if his birth status is what kept him from getting more votes?


12 posted on 03/16/2013 2:54:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GeronL

So how are things going these days with Revolutionary Curmudgeon Party?


13 posted on 03/16/2013 2:55:31 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: dfwgator

The second they showed the poll of who was voting and it showed an overwhelmingly younger crowd I knew Rand Paul would win..younger people are more Libertarian, they love Rand and they love his father.


14 posted on 03/16/2013 2:56:27 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

-— I guess the younger audience really loves Paul -—

His dad won last time. The Paulbots usually get bussed in, so no one takes the poll very seriously.


15 posted on 03/16/2013 2:57:23 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Oh you can bet the Obama kiss ass media reports “Sarah Palin only received 4 percent of the CPAC vote” yeah, because the whole place was full of PaulBots


16 posted on 03/16/2013 2:58:26 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

It was likely a battle between Paul and Rubio. Those that don’t think Rubio goes far enough flocked to the candidate with a very strong base, Rand Paul. And those who don’t think a Rand Paul candidacy has a good chance in 2016 flocked to the other side, with Rubio.
Everyone else fell between the cracks.


17 posted on 03/16/2013 2:59:19 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Red in Blue PA
Rand Paul/Ted Cruz 2016!

Whoa! Slow down.

I like both of them very much, too; and I will probably defend them on FR when I think the naysayers are jumping the shark. Nonetheless, it's way too early to get that enthusiastic about either of them.

We have plenty of time to watch and question.

18 posted on 03/16/2013 3:00:33 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment. -Ludwig von Mises)
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To: Viennacon

The poll is bogus..Ted Cruz gets a huge applause yet only gets 4 percent..rigged!!


19 posted on 03/16/2013 3:00:54 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

The libertarians have been stuffing vote for this straw poll forever, Ron Paul won it how many times?


20 posted on 03/16/2013 3:01:45 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: advance_copy

Well, I still like Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz much better than the entire list. I do like Rand Paul in some respects.... loved his 13 hour stand for America and our constitution.

I am very pleased that Saintorum scored low.


21 posted on 03/16/2013 3:02:26 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: Gene Eric

Pretty good considering that Ron Paul wasn’t our nominee, what, 7 times or something. This straw poll has always been less than meaningless.


22 posted on 03/16/2013 3:02:33 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Agreed.


23 posted on 03/16/2013 3:03:20 PM PDT by Gator113 ( ~just keep livin~)
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To: GeronL

Many many times, so nothing should be surprising about these poll results


24 posted on 03/16/2013 3:03:25 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: shove_it

No.


25 posted on 03/16/2013 3:04:29 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Fast and Furious fizzled- Enter Sandy Hook.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Cruz just made a strong defense of Israel and slammed Egypt’s foreign aid. He is very good.


26 posted on 03/16/2013 3:06:44 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: advance_copy

Cruz/Rubio/Paul/Palin/Carson...


27 posted on 03/16/2013 3:07:45 PM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: BfloGuy

The enthusiasm is good especially with 2014 on the horizon.


28 posted on 03/16/2013 3:08:53 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: Viennacon

I LOVE Ted Cruz..I have been very impressed with him from the moment he came on the scene..he is a very good man and I LOVE how he smacks down the libs..if he ever ran for President he would get my vote


29 posted on 03/16/2013 3:09:04 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: GeronL

For me, CPAC is good for only one thing and only for the past two years: to provide a platform for Sarah to speak unrestrained on national TV. Other than that, it’s virtually useless for actual conservatives. CPAC has become a fake conservative front for the GOPe. Perhaps it always was.


30 posted on 03/16/2013 3:12:34 PM PDT by Resettozero
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1st  25% Rand Paul
2nd, 23% Marco Rubio  
3rd,  8% Rick Santorum
4th,  7% Chris Christi
5th,  6% Paul Ryan
6th,  5% Scott Walker  
7th,  4% Ken Carson  
         Ted Cruz  
9th,  3% Bobby Jindal
         Sarah Palin  

Total 23 names on ballot + write ins if the voter chose to

31 posted on 03/16/2013 3:12:53 PM PDT by deport
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To: advance_copy

I read in another thread that Jeb Bush requested his name NOT be placed on the CPAC Straw Poll. lol

I am surprised that Cruz only got 4%.


32 posted on 03/16/2013 3:13:42 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Sarah Barracuda

.Ted Cruz gets a huge applause yet only gets 4 percent..rigged!!

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Voting was done before Cruz spoke.


33 posted on 03/16/2013 3:13:51 PM PDT by deport
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To: Sarah Barracuda
"I was really surprised that Ted Cruz did not win the straw poll...."

Gee, do ya suppose that may because the voters know he is ineligible?

34 posted on 03/16/2013 3:15:09 PM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: shove_it

Romney has won the CPAC straw poll 4 times. Ron Paul has won it twice. It’s irrelevant.


35 posted on 03/16/2013 3:15:31 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Christie gets 7 percent and Sarah Palin gets 3 percent?

What kind of CPAC is this? Seems hardly Conservative.


36 posted on 03/16/2013 3:17:01 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: deport

Wasn’t Ken Carson Barbie’s boyfriend?


37 posted on 03/16/2013 3:19:03 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: advance_copy

It will be very important for GOP candidates going forward to be fearless and unapologetic conservatives, respond immediately to Democrat smears, and go over the heads of the media and take their message directly to the people.

The candidates who can do that will prevail.


38 posted on 03/16/2013 3:19:25 PM PDT by randita
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To: Gator113
I am very pleased that Saintorum scored low.

None of those who took the stage in the 2012 primary debates got any/many votes. Hopefully, they will get a clue and stay out of the 2016 primaries. They will just dilute the conservative gene pool, if they jump in, and the GOPe will pull out another winner (primaries, not general)


39 posted on 03/16/2013 3:19:41 PM PDT by TomGuy
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I wonder how many votes Jeb would have gotten... 5?


40 posted on 03/16/2013 3:21:45 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Ken Carson


41 posted on 03/16/2013 3:21:47 PM PDT by deport
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To: Gene Eric
The enthusiasm is good especially with 2014 on the horizon.

I'm all in favor of enthusiasm. I just don't want to see FReepers picking the candidate for '16 just yet. We're barely over last year's traumatic candidate-of-the-week free-for-all.

42 posted on 03/16/2013 3:22:13 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment. -Ludwig von Mises)
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To: advance_copy

Mainstreaming amnesty for illegals.


43 posted on 03/16/2013 3:22:45 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (America's Party - SelfGovernment.US)
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Wow. CPAC really screwed Dr. Carson over, not putting the correct name on the ballot. Still, I’m surprised that many people voted for a plastic doll. Then again, I guess it would be a dramatic improvement on Obama.


44 posted on 03/16/2013 3:23:20 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Jeb Bush flopped at last night’s CPAC Reagan Dinner.

Jeb Bush underwhelms CPAC 2013 attendees
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2997596/posts


45 posted on 03/16/2013 3:26:46 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Viennacon

Slap.... my bad.

S/B Ben Carson

I made that mistake, not CPAC. Thanks for the correction


46 posted on 03/16/2013 3:26:48 PM PDT by deport
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To: hattend

Sarah Palin gave a great speech!!


47 posted on 03/16/2013 3:28:09 PM PDT by District13 (Obama scares me)
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To: jimbo123

Jeb needs to forget 2016. If he’s too scared to put his name on the ballot at CPAC (which if he did, it would probably have been rigged to give him a win with 90%), then he’s too wimpy to run for president. Besides, nobody wants him to run except Tokyo Rove.


48 posted on 03/16/2013 3:28:57 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: diogenes ghost

Reawee??

Him is????????????????????????????????

Ha ha ha!

Good try.


49 posted on 03/16/2013 3:29:20 PM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear..."(Glenn Beck))
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To: advance_copy

Since Paulites were involved, I never trust those type of polls.


50 posted on 03/16/2013 3:30:10 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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