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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-11 05:17 PM
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Bwaaaaaaaaaaah hahahahaha Ron Paul wins the CPAC straw poll again
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For the second year in a row, libertarian Congressman Ron Paul won the unofficial presidential straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference. As CPAC organizers announced the results, the Texas Republican's young supporters jumped to their feet and cheered, while some in the audience sat quietly resigned and others shook their head in exasperation.

The libertarian icon won by providing financial assistance for his college-age supporters to attend the conference. Paul's supporters made up a significant portion of the approximately 11,000 attendees at the event this week and made waves by butting heads with the social conservatives and neoconservatives present.

The Texas Republican made a splash in the 2008 Republican primary by gaining the fervent support of libertarians but ultimately won minimal support.

Paul won 30 percent of the 3,742 votes cast in the straw poll. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney came in second place with 23 percent.

There were 15 Republican candidates in all listed on the straw poll - including New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has emphatically said he's not running for president in 2012. Christie tied for third place in the poll, at 6 percent, with former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson...Bachmann won 4 percent of the vote.
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  -Bwaaaaaaaaaaah hahahahaha Ron Paul wins the CPAC straw poll again malaise  Feb-12-11 05:17 PM   #0 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Feb-12-11 05:21 PM   #1 
  - Palin got 3%  GreatCaesarsGhost   Feb-12-11 05:24 PM   #2 
  - OMG I would have loved to be a fly on the wall  K8-EEE   Feb-13-11 02:38 PM   #19 
  - Paul's foreign policies are too isolationist to ever be embraced by mainstream Republicans.  MilesColtrane   Feb-12-11 05:38 PM   #3 
  - That's why it's so funny  malaise   Feb-12-11 05:42 PM   #4 
  - I know dats right!  MilesColtrane   Feb-12-11 05:49 PM   #5 
  - Also, Libertarians tend to reject religion, which makes them a poor fit for the GOP.  sharesunited   Feb-12-11 06:31 PM   #7 
  - Do not confuse Non-Interventionism with Isolationism  FreeMarketAnarchist   Feb-12-11 08:54 PM   #13 
     - He's for cutting off all foreign aid,...  MilesColtrane   Feb-13-11 12:39 AM   #14 
  - College-age Libertarian Paul-supporters are the most annoying people in the world.  Odin2005   Feb-12-11 05:52 PM   #6 
  - That's because Donald Duck didn't attend.  TheCowsCameHome   Feb-12-11 06:37 PM   #8 
  - Well let's thank the Egyptians for keeping them off the TVs  malaise   Feb-12-11 06:41 PM   #9 
     - Yes. The loonies had to preach to the choir.  TheCowsCameHome   Feb-12-11 06:47 PM   #10 
        - The janitors and maintance staff are democrats so they were probably ignoring the nonsence  madinmaryland   Feb-12-11 07:21 PM   #11 
  - Donald Trump, an early speaker at CPAC, made it a point to emphasize that he  no_hypocrisy   Feb-12-11 07:55 PM   #12 
  - Yea did you notice the  RandomThoughts   Feb-13-11 12:42 AM   #15 
  - Lots of Paulpots abound  malaise   Feb-13-11 05:12 AM   #17 
  - in other words,  onethatcares   Feb-13-11 05:04 AM   #16 
     - No, Paul has a genuine following. Always has  Lorien   Feb-13-11 07:38 AM   #18 

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