Monday, February 22, 2010

Wacky Ron Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll?

Granted, less than a quarter of the 10,000 attending the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C. voted in the straw poll, but of those 2,400 voters a whopping 31 percent actually voted for- gasp- Texan Ron Paul, giving him the lead over Mitt Romney (former Governor of Massachusetts) who received only 22 percent. Wacky Ron Paul, who is more Libertarian than Republican, is loved by conservative youth and considering that approximately 54 percent of the attendees were between 18 and 25, one can see how Paul might have won. Apparently, he's also popular with the members of the Tea Party Movement, who are fed up with Washington, but who certainly have better choices then Ron Paul.

Sarah Palin came in third with 7 percent, Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota with 6 and Indiana's Mike Pence with a measly 5 percent.

They were followed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who tied at 4 percent. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, South Dakota Sen. John Thune and Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour rounded out the results.

Five percent of participants voted for "Other" and 6 percent was undecided.
We have 3 more years until 2012, and anything can happen between now and then, but I know for sure, I will not be voting for Ron Paul if he happens to receive the Republican nomination.

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