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Ron Paul wins straw poll at conference of conservative activists
Cox News ^ | 2-20-10 | Associated Press

Posted on 02/20/2010 4:20:13 PM PST by cajuncow

Edited 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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012gopprimary; 2012strawpolls; braindeadzombiecult; cpac2010; cpacrinofest; cpacsux; paulestinians; rinofarm; rinos4rinos; rinosatwork; ronpaul

1 posted on 02/20/2010 4:20:13 PM PST by cajuncow
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To: cajuncow

The commie lib “media” is loving this.


2 posted on 02/20/2010 4:22:50 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If the CIA and NASA are going to "monitor climate change", why the hell do we need the EPA?)
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To: cajuncow

Noooooooooo.............


3 posted on 02/20/2010 4:27:30 PM PST by joe fonebone (A third party does need the majority to control the house...they only need 10%)
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To: cajuncow

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.


4 posted on 02/20/2010 4:28:22 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: icwhatudo

BTW-not only were gay activists there, so was code pink. (Developing)


5 posted on 02/20/2010 4:29:01 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: cajuncow

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.


6 posted on 02/20/2010 4:30:03 PM PST by Notwithstanding (Wer glaubt ist nie allein. Who believes is never alone.)
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To: cajuncow

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.


7 posted on 02/20/2010 4:33:37 PM PST by max americana
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To: icwhatudo
BTW-not only were gay activists there, so was code pink.

Well those are going to be cut and run's biggest supporters. Who else but cowards and gays would support him? Except a couple truthers and mooslimes.
8 posted on 02/20/2010 4:33:42 PM PST by John D
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To: cajuncow

Did Paul’s supporters FREEP the voting??

like some on this site, 8 votes each??


9 posted on 02/20/2010 4:58:27 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: cajuncow
WINNER!
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10 posted on 02/20/2010 5:02:54 PM PST by ansel12 ( (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.))
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To: cajuncow
Said on Fox tonight(Sirius radio) that 40% of the CPAC attendees were students and believe that is where 31% for Paul came from.Our univ. students have been so Noam Chomskeyed and otherwise brainwashed that they are incapable of the simplest analysis and are almost totally ignorant of our exceptional history and greatness as a country.

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.

vaudine

11 posted on 02/20/2010 5:06:15 PM PST by vaudine
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To: cajuncow

Ron Paul is a crank. I don’t much care what the media takes pleasure in. It doesn’t matter.


12 posted on 02/20/2010 5:09:25 PM PST by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: All

“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.”


13 posted on 02/20/2010 5:12:17 PM PST by rbmillerjr (I'm praying for Palin....if not I'll vote 4 conservatives...Mitt won't get my vote)
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To: cajuncow

Ron Paul is a NUT and I will have nothing to do with him... period!


14 posted on 02/20/2010 5:17:07 PM PST by Jmouse007
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To: cajuncow

Why are they not reporting that it was 31% of 2,400 of the 10,000 people who attended?


15 posted on 02/20/2010 5:17:27 PM PST by loveliberty2
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To: cajuncow

He didn’t even give a good speech.

I hate his tatics. They are as bad ad the lefties. Plant your people.


16 posted on 02/20/2010 5:24:56 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Notwithstanding

You nailed it.


17 posted on 02/20/2010 5:31:53 PM PST by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: cajuncow

Guess the lesson has not been learned...

DIG up Teddy Kegger and put him back!


18 posted on 02/20/2010 5:35:33 PM PST by gwilhelm56 (OBAMA ... Orwell's 1984 was a WARNING ... NOT a TEXTBOOK!!!)
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To: cajuncow

Better him than Romney. Not that Paul isn’t a nut, Mittens doesn’t deserve the glory.


19 posted on 02/20/2010 5:39:31 PM PST by Sybeck1 (POTUS : Punk of the United States)
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To: cajuncow

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.


20 posted on 02/20/2010 5:44:00 PM PST by jazminerose
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To: cajuncow

The good news: governments will have to live within their means. The bad news: this won’t matter, if al Qaeda wins.


21 posted on 02/20/2010 5:44:01 PM PST by BlazingArizona
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To: cajuncow

Sorry, but Ron Paul is NOT a serious contender in my book.


22 posted on 02/20/2010 5:44:29 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: cajuncow

http://66.147.244.188/~conserz8/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/2-10-CPAC-Straw-Poll-Final-Compatibility-Mode.pdf

Paul...... 31%
Romney ... 22%
Palin......7%
Pawlenty...6%
Pence .....5%
Gingrich...4%
Huckabee...4%
Daniels ...2%
Santorum...2%
Thune......2%
Barbour....1%
Other......5%
Undecided..6%

Site says 2395 votes cast


23 posted on 02/20/2010 5:48:31 PM PST by deport
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To: cajuncow

Hope this doesn’t mean another Obama term.


24 posted on 02/20/2010 5:52:30 PM PST by gitmo (FR vs DTU: n4mage vs DUmage)
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To: cajuncow

Go, Ru...

...wait

...Ron?

25 posted on 02/20/2010 5:57:19 PM PST by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: cajuncow

CBS Evening News led with this story tonight.


26 posted on 02/20/2010 6:01:06 PM PST by devane617 (VOTE THEM OUT! ALL OF THEM!)
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To: devane617

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.


27 posted on 02/20/2010 6:15:13 PM PST by Republic Rocker
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To: cajuncow

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?

Odd.

Does anyone on this site still support Paul? or have they been coverted OR banished?


28 posted on 02/20/2010 6:22:04 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT ("pray without ceasing" - Paul of Tarsus)
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To: elpadre

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.


29 posted on 02/20/2010 6:27:29 PM PST by Right Wing Agitator (I Love Keeping Liberals Angry!)
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To: cajuncow
Dream on. Sounds like a Skewed poll

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.

30 posted on 02/20/2010 6:36:50 PM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: icwhatudo

A couple of twits on the Texas GOP Vote blog are having fits that anyone thinks that GOProud is telling us too much information
http://texasgopvote.com/blog/cpac-speaker-condemns-cpac-allowing-goproud-booed-stage-021913#comment-837


31 posted on 02/20/2010 6:40:34 PM PST by hocndoc (http://www.LifeEthics.org (I've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.) (RIA)
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To: Jmouse007

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.


32 posted on 02/20/2010 6:43:06 PM PST by hocndoc (http://www.LifeEthics.org (I've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.) (RIA)
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To: hocndoc

I guess they missed the fact he was being booed before he even started to speak.


33 posted on 02/20/2010 6:46:45 PM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the existing Constitution"Obama Adviser)
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To: joe fonebone

Oh Oh. At CPAC? were fooling our selves , hes going no where


34 posted on 02/20/2010 6:47:23 PM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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Out of around 10,000 voters - 2,400 voted Most who attended are not Conservative
35 posted on 02/20/2010 6:49:01 PM PST by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Leftist forum has a thread up “Please Mother Earth, Let Ron Paul win the GOP nomination”


36 posted on 02/20/2010 6:49:05 PM PST by Brugmansian
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To: cajuncow

How are brainwashed students conservative activists?


37 posted on 02/20/2010 7:08:23 PM PST by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: cajuncow
This is not a good sign for Conservatism. Ron Paul is a unique form of Libertarianism. It would be better described as Paulism. If Libertarians and Conservatives could find common ground, such as reducing government spending and taxation, it would be a strong coalition. Social and geopolitical issues are the wedge issues. Isolationism is not a viable option.
38 posted on 02/20/2010 7:58:23 PM PST by Nosterrex
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To: cajuncow
Infiltrators at the CPAC Convention....gay activists, Paulistinians and Code Pinkos.

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.

Leni

39 posted on 02/20/2010 8:15:39 PM PST by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly: 9/8/09: "Communism is not a threat to us anymore"-10/20/09: "Obama is not a Marxist")
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To: loveliberty2

At CPAC 2008 only 1,558 people voted:


40 posted on 02/20/2010 9:43:34 PM PST by jd777
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To: Notwithstanding
Ron Paul is a nutty squirrel with incoherent ideas.

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.

41 posted on 02/20/2010 11:46:46 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
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To: MinuteGal

I ain’t worried about the CPAC straw poll. Eight months from now, the results of this straw poll will largely be irrelevant.


42 posted on 02/20/2010 11:48:43 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
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To: reefdiver

CPAC....Commies Playing As Conservatives....


43 posted on 02/21/2010 4:59:43 AM PST by joe fonebone (A third party does need the majority to control the house...they only need 10%)
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To: cajuncow

You’d think as well as he supposedly does with straw polls and fundraising that he’d do better in actual elections.


44 posted on 02/21/2010 5:08:20 AM PST by PLMerite (Ride to the sound of the Guns - I'll probably need help.)
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