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    Read somewhere there were boos when this was announced..
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    You're right:

    Boos as Ron Paul wins CPAC straw poll - Jonathan Martin and Jessica Taylor - POLITICO.com


    As the results were displayed on twin large screens in the ballroom – and even before Republican pollster Tony Fabrizio could announce who won – a cascade of boos came down from a crowd that views Paul and his fervent supporters as an irritant. Paul’s backers responded with cheers, though, when their candidate was then proclaimed by Fabrizio as the winner.


    CPAC organizers were plainly embarrassed by the results, which could reduce the perceived impact of a contest that was once thought to offer a window into which White House hopefuls were favored by movement conservatives.

    A spokesman for the conference rushed over to reporters following the announcement to make sure they had heard the unmistakable boos when the screen first showed Paul had won the straw poll.


    ...Interesting dynamics at CPAC....
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    It must be true - FOX is reporting it.

    CPAC-ers Boo Ron Paul Announcement Liveshots

    (So is every other news source but FOX is the most reliable, right?)

    sorry, cross-posted with Wistah
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    Paul is a good guy but the last thing they need is somebody who is going to kiss that rotten Pelosi Gangs ass, Reid, Pelosi, Schumer and the rest of them are nasty vicious Partisian scum.

    Gee, gosh, wouldn't it be wonderful if they could find an Eskimo or an Amazonian Lesbian that would steal a lot of the "Loon Vote"

    :bricks:
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    On Fox News Sunday it was also pointed out the majority were under 25.
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    It wasn't everyone there, you had to specifically choose to go to a booth and wait in line to vote so only those who really wanted to make a statement actually voted.

    Why the sarcasm towards Fox from our li'l ol' lady, I'm not sure :confused:
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    Why wouldn't everyone want to do that? The Reds used to use this straw vote as an early indicator. The reaction of the crowd might indicate the importance of the vote to them.
    Myself, I could care less. Paul will be savaged by the right because he is not a hawk. This poll means nothing to the election in 2012. It's up to the corporations who wins, now.
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    People boo'd. What else would you expect I guess. Romney got cheers. Too many people at these types of functions, are focused on style, as opposed to substance. I guess the fact that Paul did win, means more people are paying attention, than not. Still, Paul is unelectable nationally. Maybe if the election were this year he might have a punchers chance, but in 2012 he won't.
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    I wanted Ron Paul to win in the last election. It is great that at this moment he is the front runner. He knows how to fix the economy and I hope 2012 he will be our new president!!!
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    I have no idea who would or wouldn't go to the effort to vote in this, I was just pointing out this was a subset of the attendees. How much of a subset, I don't know.
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    Liberals hate Fox because Fox tells us all the little things that the Huffington Loons don't want us to know.
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    I know that, but we routinely have elections around here where only 1/3 of the voters vote, but that is no less significant (in reality) than if 80% voted.

    Damn...I wish I wasn't so cynical. Doesn't matter who wins these days...a Republicrat or a Republicrat. Only one thing's certain. No outsider like Paul or Nader will be allowed to play any reindeer games.

    STAY TO THE CENTER! STAY TO THE CENTER!
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    Paper or plastic????///:singing:
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    Romney won the last one before the election that McCain was nominated to.

    This straw poll is not unlike a Dr. Z Superbowl prediction, usually wrong.


    I'd love to see Ron Paul run, and so should most republicans. Maybe this time they would let him debate.

    Honestly, elephants, he is your only hope.

    which is why you will nominate Pawlenty, and lose again.
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    The point I was trying to make is in real elections whatever % votes is final because it's "the election", it is what it is. With a "straw poll" being a preliminary look those who voted aren't necessarily those who will vote in the final election.

    As long as we (R) get some of Congress in 2010 then the obamans will be more survivable.
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    Whats the difference? The Dems ( for some lame reason) are treating Republicans as if they are the majority NOW?




    anyway...good luck with Pawlenty....or even worse...JEB!
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    Just wait until the Republicans ACTUALLY have the majority :D

    I like Pawlenty but he's WAY too boring to win. I think it'll be Romney unless a surprise guy like McDonnell from VA or Ryan runs and blows them away.
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    NOt sure where you've been for the past 7 years....but its tax-cuts/war/elimination of the middle class/bigger government/telling you government doesnt work/outsourcing...

    If the republicnas ever get back a majoity and the oval office, we are fukkkkked.
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