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Ron Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll, Sarah Palin is Third With 7 Percent
Polititcs Daily ^ | Feb 10, 2010 | Patricia Murphy

Posted on 02/21/2010 6:01:04 AM PST by bayliving

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) ran away with the presidential straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference Saturday, with 31 percent of the vote. Paul's libertarian conservative message has made him a hero to small- government Republicans for years, but this is the first CPAC straw poll he has ever won.

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TOPICS: Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fakeconservative; patbuchanan; ronpaul; thirdpartylunacy
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What about a Paul/Palin ticket in 2012?

That sounds like a ticket I could get behind and work for!

1 posted on 02/21/2010 6:01:05 AM PST by bayliving
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2 posted on 02/21/2010 6:03:03 AM PST by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church (...Actually I'm hearing MORE from RCC now! ....) ** DEAFENING **)
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To: bayliving

Paul is still a loon.


3 posted on 02/21/2010 6:03:03 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: bayliving

Ron PAul?!! I’ll vote for the GEICO caveman first.


4 posted on 02/21/2010 6:03:30 AM PST by HospiceNurse
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To: bayliving
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) “


5 posted on 02/21/2010 6:03:47 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ElPatriota

Yep, last year’s was the last real CPAC. I’m sorry I could never manage the time or money to go.


6 posted on 02/21/2010 6:05:02 AM PST by nina0113
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To: HospiceNurse
Damn, what am I missing now. I thought the guy was a true conservative.

UGhhhhh..... I gotta start doing more/better research.

7 posted on 02/21/2010 6:05:36 AM PST by bayliving (1 if by land, 2 if by sea and 3 if by our own government.)
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To: bayliving

Ron Paul’s views on foreign policy are flat out loony. I don’t think I’d be able to stomach his nonsense in the White House.


8 posted on 02/21/2010 6:06:01 AM PST by drbuzzard (different league)
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To: drbuzzard
Please retract my statement about having him on a presidential ticket then.

I stand embarrassingly corrected.

(hangs head in shame and slowly walks away)

9 posted on 02/21/2010 6:07:39 AM PST by bayliving (1 if by land, 2 if by sea and 3 if by our own government.)
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To: ElPatriota

There wasn’t a single person there more conservative than Medea Benjamin, judging by who was booed.


10 posted on 02/21/2010 6:07:55 AM PST by bvw
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To: bayliving

You’re not living in reality if think Ron Paul has any chance of being President.


11 posted on 02/21/2010 6:09:29 AM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: rintense
Please see my other posts. I typed before I thought.

Sort of like the foot in mouth thing.

Trust me, THAT won't happen again. (at least I hope not)

12 posted on 02/21/2010 6:11:25 AM PST by bayliving (1 if by land, 2 if by sea and 3 if by our own government.)
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To: bayliving

Ron Paul is nothing more than an isolationist fruit cake.


13 posted on 02/21/2010 6:11:54 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
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To: ElPatriota
"limited government, individual liberty, free markets, a strong national defense, and a confident foreign policy"

What kind of monsters are they?

14 posted on 02/21/2010 6:12:16 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (Rule #9 Always carry a knife.)
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To: bayliving

Ron Paul is a crazy loon.


15 posted on 02/21/2010 6:12:19 AM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: bayliving

Did Arlen Specter loving David Keene’s hair piece seem puffier than usual?


16 posted on 02/21/2010 6:12:27 AM PST by Leisler (What 'free market', where is it?)
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To: bayliving

No worries! Glad you had a revelation. Its happened to all of us at one time or another.


17 posted on 02/21/2010 6:12:38 AM PST by rintense (Only dead fish go with the flow, which explains why Congress stinks.)
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To: bayliving

Are you in favor of abolishing the Fed? Are you in favor of a non interventionist foreign policy? Are you in favor of an honest monetary system? Are you in favor of spending less than we produce? Are you in favor of minimum government involvement in your daily life? Are you in favor of maximum personal freedom? Are you in favor of abolishing the sixteenth amendment and the income tax? Are you in favor of the US leaving the UN and acting like an independent and sovereign nation again?

Then Ron Paul is your man.


18 posted on 02/21/2010 6:13:00 AM PST by ovrtaxt (Constitutional money isn't just backed by gold and silver- it IS gold and silver.)
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To: HospiceNurse

I would vote for the Geico gecko first.


19 posted on 02/21/2010 6:17:46 AM PST by Carley
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Ron Paul = Pat Buchanan. Would have been a decent president 80-100 years ago. He’d still be someone the anti-war Jew hating crowd could get behind.


20 posted on 02/21/2010 6:18:18 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: ovrtaxt

I don’t quite understand the attacks on Ron Paul. His views are extreme Constitutionality. It is the polar opposite of Socialist/Marxist Obama-Pelosi-Reid, who are taking us off a cliff. I would rather have Ron Paul then RINO Mit Romney! Maybe a candidate who is more palatable to mainstream America, like Jim DeMint.


21 posted on 02/21/2010 6:18:46 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: BigSkyFreeper

And Glenn Beck is Paul’s biggest fan.


22 posted on 02/21/2010 6:18:55 AM PST by Carley
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To: bayliving
CPAC straw poll:

Proof positive that CPAC has become a steaming pile of:

  1. Libertarian "America Loses" barking moonbats,
  2. RINO globalist commie open-border Free Traitors,
  3. GOProud Gay Mafia infiltrators.

23 posted on 02/21/2010 6:20:06 AM PST by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Oztrich Boy
.."limited government, individual liberty, free markets, a strong national defense, and a confident foreign ,"

What kind of monsters are they? ...

You are right, since morality is not necessary anymore!... Yes, we are the new CONSERVATIVES...


24 posted on 02/21/2010 6:21:39 AM PST by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church (...Actually I'm hearing MORE from RCC now! ....) ** DEAFENING **)
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To: BigSkyFreeper; Right_in_Virginia
Ron Paul is nothing more than an isolationist fruit cake.

Ron Paul is a crazy loon.

I know it may be easier to name call without substatial facts, which is the M.O. of the left, but how about discussing the actual issues for a change! What specific issues do you disagree with...

25 posted on 02/21/2010 6:24:30 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: ovrtaxt

Let’s try this point by point:

>Are you in favor of abolishing the Fed?

Maybe is the most I could say on that. I’m not sure our system can really do without it. It just needs to be better run. In any case, there is no way the Fed is likely to be going anywhere and it isn’t a decision by the president anyway, so even vaguely claiming it as a possibility is bunk.

>Are you in favor of a non interventionist foreign policy?

That’s not even close to what Paul proposes. He favors a isolationist fantasy foreign policy where the whole world will love us if we just stay home. That’s utter nonsense.

>Are you in favor of an honest monetary system?

Considering the monetary system is an issue of the Fed and you already went there, this is redundant. It’s not within the powers of the office in question anyway so moot.

>Are you in favor of spending less than we produce?

Yes, but I don’t need an isolationist (America blaming at that) loon to get there.

>Are you in favor of minimum government involvement in your >daily life?

Again, I don’t need him for that, and without a complete overhaul of congress this is again a pie in the sky, not something he can actually do.

>Are you in favor of maximum personal freedom?

Yes, and I’m also in favor of cookies and puppies, but what does that actually have to do with a choice of presidents? If this is what passes for an argument with you, then give up.

>Are you in favor of abolishing the sixteenth amendment and >the income tax?

Again, nonsensical overreach of the office. We’re electing a president not a dictator. You want to change the Constitution then you have to change both congress and the state legislatures. The President has nothing to do with it. Learn some civics for a change.

>Are you in favor of the US leaving the UN and acting like >an independent and sovereign nation again?

Are you actually claiming the U.S. is not sovereign? We ignore the UN when it suits us and use it for political cover when it suits us as well. We’re still sovereign.


26 posted on 02/21/2010 6:24:35 AM PST by drbuzzard (different league)
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To: broken_arrow1

The attacks on Ron Paul come from GOP party bootlickers. That’s pretty much how I see it. How dare the common rabble have a say.


27 posted on 02/21/2010 6:25:51 AM PST by ovrtaxt (Constitutional money isn't just backed by gold and silver- it IS gold and silver.)
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To: bayliving

Sorry, but I don’t buy these “straw polls” at CPAC. This is the same event that thought they needed to reach out to Homosexuals.

I’ll give this straw poll the same credibility that I gave the straw poll that said Huckabee would win the presidency.


28 posted on 02/21/2010 6:29:48 AM PST by Artcore
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To: ovrtaxt

It’s pretty easy to namecall without substantial facts. You yourself said that.


29 posted on 02/21/2010 6:30:02 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
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To: ElPatriota

Ugh! before breakfast!


30 posted on 02/21/2010 6:30:33 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ("We must have pie. Stress cannot exist in the presence of pie." David Mamet)
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To: ovrtaxt

>The attacks on Ron Paul come from GOP party bootlickers. >That’s pretty much how I see it. How dare the common rabble >have a say.

Of course. All the common people are in favor of Paul. That’s why he does so well in elections. Oh, wait, never mind. He doesn’t do well now does he? Maybe the common person has a little more sense.


31 posted on 02/21/2010 6:31:03 AM PST by drbuzzard (different league)
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To: bayliving

Happens. We have all done it at one time or another...

Of course, some people just live to post that way...:)


32 posted on 02/21/2010 6:33:07 AM PST by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: ovrtaxt

Oh, and I should note, I did take your argument apart addressing each chunk. That’s not name calling. Paul fans are generally unrealistic in the extreme, not only on foreign policy but domestic as well.


33 posted on 02/21/2010 6:33:36 AM PST by drbuzzard (different league)
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To: ovrtaxt

Imagine living in a house where when you want to turn on a light switch, you have to call the electric company to send enough power to your house to do so.

That is what Ron Paul wants to do to the U.S. Right now, we have strategic forces stationed around the world at the agreement of our allies. We can react to a sudden military situation with a moments notice.

If Ron Paul has his way, all U.S. forces would be based in the U.S., which means if there was a need to react militarily to any situation in another part of the world we would need to get not only our forces, but command and control operations, logistical lines, and communications set up before we could react.

Sorry, that is unrealistic and exceptionally dangerous.


34 posted on 02/21/2010 6:34:42 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: DannyTN

Even if Paul wasn’t a loon (and he is), he’ll be 77 in 2012.

What kind of idiot would propose running a 77 year old as the candidate of their party in a presidential election... other than the 77 year old idiot himself?


35 posted on 02/21/2010 6:35:58 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Coldwater Creek

:)


36 posted on 02/21/2010 6:38:37 AM PST by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church (...Actually I'm hearing MORE from RCC now! ....) ** DEAFENING **)
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To: ovrtaxt

You want substance, chew on this: It’s naive to suggest that if we leave them (Islamo-fascists) alone, they’ll leave us alone. This is what Ron Paul believes. The Truthers are a bunch of fruit cakes too. I don’t believe 9/11 was an inside job, unlike what a lot of Ron Paul supporters believe.


37 posted on 02/21/2010 6:38:47 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
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To: ovrtaxt

Get off your class horse, overtaxt. Who designated you and yours the keepers of the conservative flame?

Because people think being internationally isolationist and protectionist is lunacy in this world of ours doesn’t make them “GOP Bootlickers”.


38 posted on 02/21/2010 6:39:10 AM PST by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: bayliving
What about a Paul/Palin ticket in 2012? That sounds like a ticket I could get behind and work for!

Palin/Paul 2012 is more likely. And by that, I mean Rand Paul.

Ron Paul is a great Constitutionalist Congressman, but he's just too old to run for President again.

Rand Paul, on the other hand, is well on his way to winning the US Senate seat in Kentucky, and is plenty young enough for national office. Once Rand wins in Kentucky, he'll probably end up as the new torchbearer for the Paul Faction of the GOP. (Admittedly, with ole dad Ron still serving as "elder statesman" for the faction).

Meanwhile, Sarah Palin has already endorsed Rand Paul, striking a blow against the GOP party establishment support for Trey Grayson; and if the Paul Faction continues to grow in strength and influence, she'll be looking to lock up that support in the primaries. Getting a return endorsement from Rand Paul in exchange for the Veep slot on the Palin ticket would allow her to do so.

Ergo, Palin/Paul 2012 is more likely than Paul/Palin. IMHO.

39 posted on 02/21/2010 6:39:28 AM PST by Christian_Capitalist
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

If Ron Paul had his way, we’d be fighting the war on terror here in this country rather than over there in some third world rat hole on the other side of the world.


40 posted on 02/21/2010 6:40:52 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("Ked Tennedy would have been plowed... I mean, proud today..." - Senator Max Baucus (Drunk-MT))
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To: bayliving

Looks like ballot stuffing with that kind of disparity.
Paul is a loon.


41 posted on 02/21/2010 6:41:17 AM PST by svcw (If you are going to quote the Bible know what you are quoting.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Agh. I should never, never come into these threads.

Arguing with Ron Paul Devotees is akin to arguing with global warming fanatics.

It is a form of religion, I think.


42 posted on 02/21/2010 6:41:34 AM PST by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: ovrtaxt
Paul's foreign policy is isolationist.
43 posted on 02/21/2010 6:44:22 AM PST by svcw (If you are going to quote the Bible know what you are quoting.)
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To: broken_arrow1

Amen Brother!


44 posted on 02/21/2010 6:50:02 AM PST by toofast2
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To: HospiceNurse

I’d be doing the same if Paul is the friggin choice.


45 posted on 02/21/2010 6:52:25 AM PST by Pilated
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To: svcw

I don’t see how this is so. RP is in favor of absolute free trade, not this nonsense we have now with all these so-called “agreements” that only serve to hurt U.S. business and employ more gov’t bureaucrats. He’s also for completely unrestricted travel to other countries. Basically the Jeffersonian creed of friendship and commerce with all nations, entangling alliances with none. How can that be called isolationist?


46 posted on 02/21/2010 6:53:48 AM PST by dcgst4
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To: bayliving
I thought the guy was a true conservative.

He is. Many on FR aren't. Just deluded.

47 posted on 02/21/2010 6:55:32 AM PST by jammer
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To: bayliving

I’m gay for Romney. Say it loud, say it proud!


48 posted on 02/21/2010 6:56:09 AM PST by InternetTuffGuy
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To: jammer

The Paul haters are having a very bad morning. They need to get used to it.


49 posted on 02/21/2010 6:57:53 AM PST by Captain Kirk
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To: svcw

Paul is the ultimate internationalist. He is for free trade and diplomacy. The true isolationists are the people who want to get to war with everyone.


50 posted on 02/21/2010 6:59:08 AM PST by Captain Kirk
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