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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-12-11 06:17 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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