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Skip to comments.Ron Paul wins CPAC straw poll
Posted on 02/20/2010 2:33:18 PM PST by byteback
Ron Paul 31%
Mitt Romney 22%
Sarah Palin 7%
Tim Pawlenty 6%
Paul won all the polls last year, but what happened on Election Day? Squat. He even choked in New Hampshire; with the backing of the ‘Free State’ Project. Irrelevant.
I think he’s older than McKook.
So the homosexual GOP group pushed him over the top? Don’t they know that Mitt loves them?
I guess I won’t be voting for the “Republican” this time then.
Exactly! This is why people have to vet candidates in their area very carefully or they will get a Medina in Congress or in State Government who is aligned with Paul.
There was one group of individuals who were part of going to the Town Halls this summer but there is a whole group of Tea Party types trying to get organized who are using the Tea Party movement for Paul who claims he started the Tea Party movement by having a money bomb on the anniversary of the Boston Tea Party which I heard this week.
RESULTS Feb. 2010 Early Freerepublic.com straw vote FOR GOP PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION
Governor Palin was the overwhelming choice of freepers who voted!
Palin - 102 votes - THE WINNER
None Of The Above - 12 votes
Barbour - 10 votes
Hunter - 8 votes
Demint - 7 votes
Pence - 3 votes
Ryan - 3 votes
Jindal - 2 votes
Jeb Bush - 2 votes
Liz Cheney - 2 votes
Mitch Daniels - 2 votes
Newt Gingrich - 2 votes
Thune, Gary Johnson, Joe Wilson, Scott Brown and rick Perry all got a vote.
No Votes for Mitt RomneyCARE or Huckabee .... 0 votes (none, zed, nada, doughnut, oh-no)
Congratulations on the win. I listened to his speech and he made some excellent points and is truly the most Constitutionalist-Republican candidate we have.
CPAC is dead!
First they bring in the Gay Agenda and now, Ron Paul?
Good bye, CPAC, you just made yourselves completely irrelevant.
They’re spamming every social network and forum I’m on. They start with the usual small government line but it doesn’t take long for them to sound like Code Pink. We’re all neocon warmongers if we don’t like Ron Paul.
Paul won all the polls last year, but what happened on Election Day?
Straw polls are a farce. As to Paul he got some 4.8% of the vote in Texas his home state in the Primary. He’s not a serious contender in any election outside his homebase in CD 14.
I think the results simply show something about who the attendees are, rather than the state of current political map.
You don’t have to love Ron Paul to understand that this means people are tired of the same old crap from Washington. I have no intention of voting for him but I do understand why others do.
We better send the zot machine in for a checkup. We don't want anything going wrong in the next few weeks.
This idea that Beck (or anybody else) sabotaged Medina is absurd. If you cant answer did the govt have anything to do with the 9/11 attacks? you're not be fit to run for dogcatcher.
For God's sake, has anybody really looked into her platform- her background? Has this woman even been vetted?
She wants legalized drugs.
She backs gay marriage.
She has not spoken to her elderly parents for YEARS. They had to find out she was runing for governor of Texas by reading the newspaper!
http://www.statesman.com/news/texas-politics/medina-hailing-from-beeville-learned-political-skills-on-229907.html?srcTrk=RTR_95609 What does this say about this woman's character? And rumors are begin to surface about husband Noe's past associations.
Take a look at some of the statements she has made: "Its a shame isnt it, that Republicans continue to ignore Hispanics especially here in Texas?
"Who is going to think more about Latino families? Rick Perry, Kay Bailey Hutchison or me, who has a Latino family?
"Being married, however, to someone with a Mexican American heritage, I certainly embrace the culture.
"I believe we too often get into race when its immaterial. (Obummer, is that you?)
I don't believe for one minute Medina's propaganda about wanting to strengthen the border!
La Raza probably has her in their back pocket!
Glenn Beck has once again helped the tea-party stay in the Republican mainstreamby by weeding out dangerous fringe thinkers like Medina.
Medina is NOT representative of the Tea Party movement. She USED them- latched herself on to them. Shes a hard core Libertarian who has realized that the Libertarian Party will never win anything and that the only possible way to get herself into office is to do what Ron Paul did and wrap herself in the Republican cloak in hopes that it will fool enough of the voters enough of the time. Thank God Glen Beck outed her in time.
Unrealistic. Ron Paul is too old. i expect him to retire soon. If you look at any video of his 1988 campaign when he was the Libertarian Party Presidential Candidate, you can see that he’s slowed down a lot. He should retire, spend what time he has left with the wife and family.
If the movement can’t survive without him, maybe it ought not to.
BTW, i am a Ron Paul supporter.
Paultards have infiltrated QUEERPAC and taken over from Romney. LOL!
Not the Tea Partiers. Ron Paul and the Paulistinians are not the Tea Parties. They are leeches, trying to latch onto the popularity of the Tea Parties to try to gin up support for their otherwise failed agenda.
The leftist media talked up that Mitt was expected to win, now that he didn’t, they will poo poo the straw poll and focus on the fact that Palin couldnt get out of the single digits......watch for it.
Just shows you that the CPAC has become the home of not just gay lovers, but a bunch of fringe lunatics too.
You also have to wonder how many people George Soros sent this year since he seems to make sure to get his people in every other year.
Also, he received more money from military members than any other candidate in the 2008 primaries making him supported by another huge block of voters that can make a difference.
Finally, who is more to-the-right than Ron Paul? Nobody. And, then he's resonating with the young voters? That's unheard of up until now. No other candidate can claim these things - not even Sarah Palin.
Hey now. Let's be fair...wRONg Paul got .0001% of the vote.
Mitt Romney 22%
Sarah Palin 7%
That's pretty damned pathetic.
The Ron Paul supporters are the stormers and takeover artists par excellence. They took over every meetup and get-together during the primary season ins 2008. So it means nothing.
Half the CPAC voters are students. What percent of actual voters, do you think, are students? My guess, less than 10%.
I could tolerate him. Not my first choice as he is weak on national defense, but otherwise I have a good deal in common with him.
The problem with this argument is that it doesn't ask itself why Ron Paul has such a large following among typically leftist college students. It's because he's an anti-military, anti-war kook who is basically Code Pink in a sport coat. These kids are not going Ron Paul because of any commitment to constitutional principles or smaller government. They are going Ron Paul because they think he's a good vehicle to use to try to create TWO anti-military, anti-American parties. They have the Dems, now use Ron Paul to Code Pink the GOP as well.
Thinking that Ron Paul is going to be able to convert these kids into small government Reaganites is laughable on its face. That can only happen after they get out of college, have a couple of small businesses fail because of the regulations and taxes, and see 40% of their incomes disappear down the maw of the welfare state. THAT'S what will convert them into conservatives.
Basically, I think that a lot of thse Ron Paul votes can be seen as a proxy vote for Rand Paul, should he win the Kentucky US Senate election (which, it's looking like he will).
Of course, at that point, the question becomes: If CPAC supporters had to choose between Sarah Palin versus Rand Paul, THEN which way do the votes break? They've BOTH endorsed EACHOTHER, lol!!!
Not really a big deal in the CC household; Mr. C_C loves Ron&Rand Paul and likes Sarah Palin a lot; Mrs. C_C loves Sarah Palin and likes Ron&Rand Paul a lot. So, we're both happy to see the GOP (hopefully) moving in our general direction.
What's that mean? A concentrated group of Paul-tards managed to rig the staw vote for a fringe candidate that doesn't have an ice cubes chance in hell of EVER becoming President.
WTG! Y'all must be so proud of that accomplishment.
Why didn’t Sarah Palin speak at CPAC? You pay a penalty for not showing up.
The elite pundits will now say that her support is collapsing everywhere, not just among moderates.
Romney .. 22%
Site says 2395 votes cast
We have to be careful of Tea Partiers IMO. I’m not going to go third party.
I don’t think it means people actually want Ron Paul as the candidate, but rather, they want the ideas that he has been a major proponent of.
I think it is a very good sign that these people are concerned about constitutional government. I also think it’s a signal that philosophical conservatism is front and center.
I have been to two TP local rallies and never heard Ron Paul's name mentioned. This will kill the Tea Party movement. Tea Partiers I know will drop out if this is true.
- sounds like DNC has a hand in this
Inevitably, any political group will get corrupted over time, no group is immune.
QUEERPAC - Excellent LOL!
Tea Party people have stopped listening to garbage like this. They get their news from their neighbors, Free Republic and other non-media spin sources.
That is why the media and the left is furious. We're not controllable in the old ways anymore. And we're bigger than they are.
We win. They lose.
Tea Partiers I know will drop out if this is true.
Burleson Tx pulled out of one Scheduled for Fort Worth because of the Medina factor.
You have to have a candidate with carisma. Gotta be young and telegenic. If not, no point running. McPain, McDole etc.
Bless his heart, but Ron Paul couldn’t beat his way out of a paper bag.
My dog has a better chance of being President that Paul ever does.
It seems to beg the question:
Why if other candidates could be voted for, and were on the agenda, why did they fail to vote?