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Sat Mar 16, 2013, 05:38 PM

Rand Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll (Rubio Second)

Source: Washington Times / Huffington Post

CPAC Straw Poll Results 2013: Rand Paul Wins Conservative Vote

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) won the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll on Saturday, marking an early indicator of conservative support ahead of the next presidential election in 2016.

Paul topped the list and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) came in second, according to Ian Bishop.

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The annual straw poll came at the conclusion of the high-profile conference, which featured dozens of notable conservative speakers over three days at National Harbor near Washington, D.C.

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Last year, Mitt Romney came out on top in the CPAC poll, foreshadowing his eventual nomination as Republican presidential candidate.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/16/cpac-straw-poll-results-2013_n_2856972.html

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Reply Rand Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll (Rubio Second) (Original post)
Hissyspit Mar 2013 OP
underpants Mar 2013 #1
BootinUp Mar 2013 #20
Walk away Mar 2013 #27
secondwind Mar 2013 #2
Iliyah Mar 2013 #3
Turbineguy Mar 2013 #4
Andy823 Mar 2013 #6
Agnosticsherbet Mar 2013 #5
olddots Mar 2013 #7
SemperEadem Mar 2013 #8
NastyRiffraff Mar 2013 #9
SummerSnow Mar 2013 #10
Raine1967 Mar 2013 #11
BlueStater Mar 2013 #13
JHB Mar 2013 #23
pscot Mar 2013 #24
sofa king Mar 2013 #25
Raine1967 Mar 2013 #30
BlueStater Mar 2013 #12
Spitfire of ATJ Mar 2013 #14
Grassy Knoll Mar 2013 #15
Initech Mar 2013 #16
Ter Mar 2013 #18
RoccoR5955 Mar 2013 #17
BootinUp Mar 2013 #19
graham4anything Mar 2013 #21
Politicub Mar 2013 #29
Thor_MN Mar 2013 #22
Blue Owl Mar 2013 #26
LongTomH Mar 2013 #28
Jamaal510 Mar 2013 #31

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 05:47 PM

1. #:-)

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 11:26 PM

20. lol.

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 02:09 PM

27. Indeed! nt

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 06:16 PM

2. woo hoo! they are still as crazy as ever!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 06:21 PM

3. Loonies r us!

Crazy doesn't even come close.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 06:25 PM

4. That's good

the GOP needs to destroy itself. Rand Paul is loonietoons.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 07:16 PM

6. The whole CPAC convention was loony!

Paul may have won, but like his father the will never get the republican nomination, and he will never be president of the USA. Like his father he will run, collect millions from his crazy base, and will make a carrier out of running year after year till he retires, just like good old dad!

The one good thing about Rand is that he might just be crazy enough to run on third party ticket. That would divide the republican base and pretty much insure another democrat will win in 2016!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 06:54 PM

5. Liberwingers (right wing libertarians) dominate CPAC...

But he will go no where with the majority of the Republicans.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 07:21 PM

7. CPAC is like a Dumbth Fest on steroids

 

If these maggots became tape worms they'd be social climbing ...but seriously folks --------

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 07:30 PM

8. so?

cpac is an extremely small group of people in a nation of over 300 million.

they are not indicative of anything except what the blatant racists want, politically... and the nation isn't going to give them what they want. So let them have a meaningless straw fantasy poll which means nothing in the grander scheme of things--they love living in fantasy land, anyway, because none of them can deal with reality.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 07:59 PM

9. Still crazy after all these years

Oh how I wish this nut could get the Repub nomination but alas, as some here have said it won't happen. The Republican party is nasty, narrow, dishonest, dirty, but not completely crazy (yet).

Ah well, we can but dream.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 08:48 PM

10. Pauls toupee came in third

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 08:55 PM

11. Who won the the CPAC straw polls in the past?

I think this might give us all a window into into how relevant this is.

Rand is nothing more than the flavor of the day, IMO. He got the CPAC participation ribbon for the most popular guy in the room.

Let's look at the CPAC record and their straw polls.

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #11)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 09:05 PM

13. 9/11iani won in 2005. George "macaca" Allen won in 2006. N/T

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Response to Raine1967 (Reply #11)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 12:42 PM

23. From Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservative_Political_Action_Conference#Straw_poll

Year Straw Poll Winner
1976 Ronald Reagan
1980 Ronald Reagan
1984 Ronald Reagan
1986 Jack Kemp
1987 Jack Kemp
1993 Jack Kemp
1995 Phil Gramm
1998 Steve Forbes
1999 Gary Bauer
2000 George W. Bush
2005 Rudy Giuliani
2006 George Allen
2007 Mitt Romney
2008 Mitt Romney
2009 Mitt Romney
2010 Ron Paul
2011 Ron Paul
2012 Mitt Romney
2013 Rand Paul

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Response to JHB (Reply #23)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 01:17 PM

24. So based on those results

Rand Paul has a 25% chance of getting the GOP nomination and a 20% chance of becoming president. Makes ya think, dunnit?

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Response to JHB (Reply #23)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 01:51 PM

25. The daily jumble is almost complete.

CPAC 2000: G_O___ _. ___

CPAC 1998: _____ F_O_S

CPAC 2009: ____ RO___EY

CPAC 2011: ___ __U_

CPAC 1999: ____ __U

CPAC 2005: ____ ___L____

CPAC 2014: ???F ???C??K


Hint: CPAC's straw poll winners can change, but the message remains consistent.



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Response to JHB (Reply #23)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 04:05 PM

30. Thanks!

Interesting -- after the turn of the century, I think we see how irrelevant C-Pac really has become.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 09:03 PM

12. A sorrier group of unpresidential clowns I've never seen.

Pathetic.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 09:31 PM

14. Marco? Paulo. Marco? Paulo. Marco? Paulo.

 

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 09:49 PM

15. Paul got 25% out of 2930 people...

WOW, Big Fuckin Woop. A hole 732.5 people. That made him the biggest
asshole, Rubio 2nd asshole with 24%. well done Cons.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 09:54 PM

16. Worst senator ever!!!!

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Response to Initech (Reply #16)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 11:20 PM

18. He's not even the worst in his own state

 

Mitch is putrid.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 09:59 PM

17. I have never seen...

 

such a list of total losers in my life!
ALL LOSERS, each and every one!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sat Mar 16, 2013, 11:25 PM

19. Ha ha ha.

Rand Paul? what a joke.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 09:30 AM

21. The more noise Rand makes, the easier it will be for Jeb to secure the nomination.

 

either way it's going to be a second in a row 1964 Goldwater style loss for the republicans in 2016.
And Hillary kicking Jebs ass will mean a 3rd battle for the soul of the republican party Goldwater style loss for the republicans in 2020.

probably also mean Democratic Senators will number close to 70 by then, and a major portion of the house.

If I can find it, will post later today a good article I read this week on a major problem republicans have that they don't realize they have.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #21)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 03:52 PM

29. +1 I like how you think!

Wouldn't it be great to have a majority large enough to push for a constitutional amendment guaranteeing social security and health care for every American?

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 11:07 AM

22. Rand Paul "The GOP has grown old and moss covered"

 

So we finally know what the hell he has on top of his head...

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 02:08 PM

26. Plant that hayseed, CPAC

n/t

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Mar 17, 2013, 02:17 PM

28. Send in the clowns!



Don't bother they're here!!!!!

On the serious side: Expect the Main$tream Media to start making comments about how "presidential" Randy is looking after CPAC's anointing.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Mar 18, 2013, 01:31 PM

31. Big deal.

His father won the Straw Poll, too, but barely made any noise. The results of these Straw Polls are misleading, as they are online and thus probably oversample libertarians. On the Internet, libertarians are EVERYWHERE and infest many messaging boards. But in the outside world, hardly any show up to vote!

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