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To: entropy12; Mariner
I was extremely impressed by Rand Paul’s ability to get standing ovations at both CPAC and UCBerkley crowd. No one else, either on left or right has been able to do that.

Sorry, both venues were packed, artificially so, with Libertarians. Your impressions are skewed by this.

Furthermore, Ted Cruz does this routinely almost every place he shows up to speak.
27 posted on 03/24/2014 12:20:48 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie; entropy12
Other than Goldwater, when have we put up our best and lost?

Some would argue that nominating Goldwater as the GOP Candidate WAS the biggest victory of all.

Certainly the fist fights on the floor of the Cow Palace indicated the stakes were very, very high.

It was the very first Conservative victory since Hoover.

30 posted on 03/24/2014 12:39:50 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: SoConPubbie; Mariner

Cruz will get my support if he runs. However I do not want a repeat of 2012 when conservative candidates fought each other to the bitter end clearing way for the moderate from mass. I really am afraid that will happen again and we end up with Jeb Bush as the nominee.


31 posted on 03/24/2014 12:45:54 PM PDT by entropy12 (If you did not vote, you helped elect the community organizer from south side of Chicago.)
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To: SoConPubbie

Granted, but no other candidate has been able to accomplish the same thing. There were plenty of other people at CPAC besides the Paulbots who stood up and cheered after Rand spoke. Ditto at UCBerkeley. Everyone without exception stood up and gave a long ovation at both venues. I would not minimize that skill and ability.


33 posted on 03/24/2014 12:48:52 PM PDT by entropy12 (If you did not vote, you helped elect the community organizer from south side of Chicago.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Sorry, both venues were packed, artificially so, with Libertarians.

Those rascals like to do that, don't they?

66 posted on 03/25/2014 3:02:00 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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