Skip to comments.Ron Paul wins straw poll at conference of conservative activists
Posted on 02/20/2010 4:20:13 PM PST by cajuncowEdited on 02/20/2010 4:36:58 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
WASHINGTON (Associated Press) -- Rep. Ron Paul won the most support for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination in an unofficial straw poll of conservative activists attending an annual conference.
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The commie lib “media” is loving this.
Stacked crowd and now we know who was booing the speaker who criticized homosexuality. Thats why the speaker called out a Paul organizer and said they are now enemies.
BTW-not only were gay activists there, so was code pink. (Developing)
Ron Paul is a nutty squirrel with incoherent ideas.
Having said that, he is more qualified than the current occupant - but so is Katie Couric.
He is far less qualified than Sarah Palin.
the AP only writes artciles about CPAC ...ONLY when there’s a libtard winning, or any side-story that’s lib-slanted.
This just means that Tea Party Nation is the new CPAC...instead of FUDGEPAC or whatever homo PAC it’s now called.
Did Paul’s supporters FREEP the voting??
like some on this site, 8 votes each??
I like some of Paul's fiscal conservativeness, but he has some far out kookiness. I could only vote for him if he and O were the two choices.
Ron Paul is a crank. I don’t much care what the media takes pleasure in. It doesn’t matter.
“In 1988 Ron Paul was nominated by the Libertarian Party for president and ran against the Reagan agenda, at one point telling the Dallas Morning News, Reagan was a “dramatic failure” as President. Paul also said, “I want to totally disassociate myself from the Reagan Administration”, Reagan was “a failure, yes, in, in many ways”. Transcript of Paul’s remarks on Meet the Press. Also, see Youtube video of Paul on MTP.”
Ron Paul is a NUT and I will have nothing to do with him... period!
Why are they not reporting that it was 31% of 2,400 of the 10,000 people who attended?
He didn’t even give a good speech.
I hate his tatics. They are as bad ad the lefties. Plant your people.
You nailed it.
Guess the lesson has not been learned...
DIG up Teddy Kegger and put him back!
Better him than Romney. Not that Paul isn’t a nut, Mittens doesn’t deserve the glory.
There were a lot of Rue Paul nuts there. The sample size was fairly large, about 2400 out of a crowd of 10K.
We’ll be hearing about this one for weeks and weeks.
On everything but foregin policy, Paul makes sense.
The good news: governments will have to live within their means. The bad news: this won’t matter, if al Qaeda wins.
Sorry, but Ron Paul is NOT a serious contender in my book.
Romney ... 22%
Site says 2395 votes cast
Hope this doesn’t mean another Obama term.
CBS Evening News led with this story tonight.
U know... I use to think he was a nut.... but then compared to Pelosi and Reid he is a great human being with some good ideas. In fact I never liked his style and delivery but his message always rings when I look back. Fiscally he is dead on...... I believe the Conservative movement should join hands with the Tea party and the Libertarians and forge an unbeatable group against the Kommies and Libs.
why did only one quarter of attendees even bother to vote? was there an extra charge for voting? or if you left early you could not vote?
Does anyone on this site still support Paul? or have they been coverted OR banished?
Ron Paul is doing exactly what Romney’s people did so well during the last election. Making sure they have the most supporters at the straw poll to try and get some extra press. Problem is, the straw vote does not equal real votes at the ballot box.
I don't know what kind of conservative activist were gathered there, but I got news for you. At the precinct GOP caucus I attended last Saturday Ron Paul came in dead last with only 2 votes in the straw poll take at the door. Way ahead and in first place was Palin with around 25, and coming in second was Mitt, and Huckabee followed by another six or seven names including McCain. Ron Paul was dead last and lower than McCain, thats how bad he did.
A couple of twits on the Texas GOP Vote blog are having fits that anyone thinks that GOProud is telling us too much information
I keep wishing that Ron Paul would take the advice he gave our soldiers in Iraq: march right out (of DC) the same way he marched in.
I guess they missed the fact he was being booed before he even started to speak.
Oh Oh. At CPAC? were fooling our selves , hes going no where
Leftist forum has a thread up “Please Mother Earth, Let Ron Paul win the GOP nomination”
How are brainwashed students conservative activists?
In the convention's presidential poll, the conservatives were all over the place in their picks......while the Paulists held firm and their guy slipped in.....just as planned.
The conservatives foiled again.
Ron Paul is a saboteur of the conservative movement. His mission is to create division and chaos, not to be president......and he's good at what he's doing. He also craves the spotlight by participating in national presidential debates. To me personally, I concluded many years ago he's not quite playing with a whole deck. He's weird.
Wait till his minions infiltrate the Tea Parties to make them look abnormal, like they just did to the conservatives at the CPAC in the poll.
The outcome of the poll was no accident.
At CPAC 2008 only 1,558 people voted:
He's a fruitcake isolationist when it comes to his foreign policy, but he has a better understanding than most in DC of what it takes to make government fiscally responsible.
I ain’t worried about the CPAC straw poll. Eight months from now, the results of this straw poll will largely be irrelevant.
CPAC....Commies Playing As Conservatives....
You’d think as well as he supposedly does with straw polls and fundraising that he’d do better in actual elections.