Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ron Paul wins CPAC straw poll?

Ron Paul wins CPAC’s straw poll? I must hand it to the Paul supporters, they sure are a persistent lot and once again Mitt Romney’s much talked about organizational game doesn’t seem to be paying any dividends.

Here are the results:
Ron Paul 31%
Mitt Romney 22%
Sarah Palin 7%

It would have been interesting to see how this turned out if Sarah Palin had attended and given a speech. 

One year, I wish CPAC would find a way to really gauge support for presidential hopefuls. Perhaps having people submit their vote at the point of entry and then again when leaving.

The way things work now, it is too easy to game the system. 


Shakes The Clown said...

I like Ron Paul but he will never be President. I admire Dr. No though in the same way liberals like people who "speak truth to power". He may be a batshyt crazy old coot but that doesn't mean he is wrong.

I like Romney, Pawlenty (sp?), and Pence from Indiana. If I could install one man as President it would be Peter Schiff.

I want Palin to run to see how she does against the big boys. Plus I love just dropping her name in conversation or saying "You know what Sarah said about that" when talking to liberals because of the visceral reaction you can see on their faces.

trinity said...

I've always admired Ron Paul. He is a man of real conviction. He never panders to anyone. His ideas where laughed at for so many years, but now people are starting to really listen to him, for a change, and see that many of them make sense.

TKZ said...

I'm a big Paul supporter. Good for him!

yukio ngaby said...

Ron Paul's newsletters were predicting apocolyptic doom and gloom in the late '80s thru the '90s, saying that "mostly black welfare recipients will feel justified in stealing from mostly white 'haves.'" In 1991 one of Paul's the newsletters had a blurb on racial disturbances in Washington, DC’s Adams Morgan neighborhood called, "Animals Take Over the D.C. Zoo." And said "This is only the first skirmish in the race war of the 1990s."

In a 1990 Paul's newsletter (I believe it was the "Investment Letter" Paul has had a few) warned of a coming race war and advised people to flee major cities.

Paul has suggested that Israel's Mossad could've been behind the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Ron Paul's own newsletters portray him as a caricature of the right-wing survivalist type the Left loathe (and fervently believe all conservatives to be).

So, TKZ are you still a big Paul supporter?

Paul is an embarassment. He needs to be soundly written off by the Right.

Liz said...

You are right Clifton, Paul supporters sure are persistent. They even find your blog to show their love. Big Government reported that: Roughly 1/4 of the 10,000 in attendance at CPAC participated in the straw poll, around 50% of these voters were students.

Anonymous said...

Hey Yukio, your ignorance of the majority facts is obviously no accident. You keep digging through "spin doctor" old history; and we will re-write the future will all the good Dr. Paul has shown us....I guess next you will call me an "Anti-Semite" for supporting the real reason I admire Dr. Paul; that being his unrivaled adherence to the Constitution; the document that made the USA the greatest Nation in History for human rights....Enjoy your reseach...Cheers!!!!

mittens1 said...

I didn't know a lot about Ron Paul,
but anyone who sees America from an
isolationist viewpoint (ala Lindbergh) is to be avoided by the GOP in it's nominating discussions.
To whom much is given, much is expected. We are the best nation in the world, when we live up to our values and Constitution. Other lands who are dominated need us. The world is a smaller place than it used to be. If 9/11 never happened, I'd still believe enemies
who threaten us and our allies need to be 'dealt with' militarily.
The fact that we WERE attacked and any politician preaches, 'mind our own business' is too dangerous to endorse.

yukio ngaby said...

@ Anon

Ooo. Looks like I struck a nerve. I would respond, but you seem to be unable to express yourself in a way that is understandable. But I'll try...

My "ignorance of the majority facts is obviously no accident." Huh? I'm not even sure what that means. I'm ignoring the majority of the facts? Okay. Please enlighten everyone and explain why Paul's news letter advised people to flee major cities because of a a coming race war? Why should that matter though? I guess that's just "'spin doctor' old history" or something.

"I guess next you will call me an 'Anti-Semite' for supporting the real reason I admire Dr. Paul;"

I had called no one an anti-Semite in my comment. I have said that Paul had published in a news letter the suspicion that the Mossad was behind the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center and then said it didn't matter because one way or another the US brought it on itself for supporting Israel. Is that anti-Semitic?

Everything I mentioned in that comment has never been denied by Paul. His response was instead the lame excuse that he didn't write it-- although it was written in a news letter published under his name.

You can admire the Constitution all you want. That has absolutely nothing to do with anything that I wrote in my previous comment.

BTW, I love how being against Paul's loopy and paranoid statements against a coming race war somehow implies that I'm against the Constitution. Cute.

I find it a bit amusing that you have no response to Paul's news letter's statements except willful ignorance and blind denial. And then you accuse me, anonymously of course, of possessing "ignorance of the of the majority facts [which] is obviously no accident."

Oh and best of luck on your "re-write the future will all the good Dr. Paul has shown us...." That doesn't sound weird and creepy at all. Nope. Not at all...

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