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Thread: Ron Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll
02-20-2010, 05:54 PM #1
Ron Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll
WASHINGTON - Rep. Ron Paul won the most support for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination in an unofficial straw poll of conservative activists attending an annual conference.
A libertarian from Texas who has railed against spending and the Federal Reserve, Paul won the Saturday contest at the Conservative Political Action Conference with 31 percent backing. He has sought the presidential nomination in the past and attracted a following among a segment of voters frustrated with Washington.
Participants cheered as their favored candidates' names were announced. Some members of the audience cheered while others booed loudly when event organizers announced Paul as the winner.
Paul spoke at the conference along with potential presidential candidates former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts and Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota. Romney won second with 22 percent, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin came in third with 7 percent and Pawlenty finished with 6 percent.
Fewer than a quarter of the 10,000 attendees participated in the balloting, an unscientific sampling that only offers bragging rights.
02-20-2010, 06:28 PM #2
If Ron Paul runs again, I will reactivate my membership in the local Republican party, and give him my full support.
02-21-2010, 07:54 PM #3
That's funny, I was just thinking that if Ron Paul becomes the Republican candidate, he becomes beholden to the Republican party, including all the lobbyists that give them money, and my interest in him will be greatly diminished.__________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ________________
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02-22-2010, 08:38 AM #4
He will have my vote again as long as he does not pick Palin as his VP (if he even gets that far).
I loved watching him in the GOP debates.All the years combine
they melt into a dream
02-23-2010, 08:07 AM #5
Come on guys, ron paul is an idiot.
Any idiot who says a lot of warm and fuzzy nice sounding things but an idiot none the less
Do you really want him in charge of our country?
Edit: I also feel kind of the same way about obama.
02-23-2010, 10:27 AM #6
02-23-2010, 10:43 AM #7
02-23-2010, 01:48 PM #8
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02-23-2010, 05:01 PM #10
Another Republican Presidential hopeful loses my vote.
Romney endorsed McCain today....
02-23-2010, 08:23 PM #11
02-23-2010, 08:28 PM #12
"I think we are at the point where I don't think anybody has the absolute truth on either side".
Sounds like an idiot for sure.
02-23-2010, 09:02 PM #13
I love how you athiests are smarter than 2000 years of the accumulated wisdom of man kind. Where do you get the ego that allows you to believe the Founders were fools and Jesus and the Bible are fiction. The arrogance is astounding. Who the fuck are you?
DBS you are especially unbelievable. You are the first to rip anyone who makes decisions based on religious beliefs. Yet you are more influenced by religion and you make more political decisions on religious grounds than anyone else here.
Religion OWNS you. Let it go!
02-23-2010, 09:37 PM #14
02-23-2010, 09:39 PM #15
it's pretty hard to vote based on religious beliefs, since all of our politicians claim to be Christian.
Also, religion has nothing to do with wisdom. In fact religion / belief in god (s) is the easy answer to the most important questions of humanity.
02-23-2010, 11:21 PM #16
Who are the Americans through history who are considered to have great wisdom that don't acknowledge and even credit God?
Who are the people of great wisdom through out modern history who were not Religious men/women?
I don't know if there is a God but I do know that the greatest political system in the history of humanity is based on, and according to the founders requires, a religious ethic.
Have things gotten better or worse for America as we have drifted from the founders vision of a population informed by Christianity?
02-24-2010, 09:59 AM #17
Representative Democracy is a Theology? Who knew?
02-24-2010, 08:55 PM #18
Apparently having principles strong enough to override personal beliefs is a foreign concept to most people.
DBT: You're floating in space. if the Founders had meant the US to be a theocracy, the words "God", "Jesus", or "Bible" would have appeared somewhere in the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution. They do not. (Also recall that "...under God" was not originally in the Pledge of Allegiance -- it was added in the 1950s.)
02-24-2010, 09:33 PM #19
I said - "I don't know if there is a God but I do know that the greatest political system in the history of humanity is based on, and according to the founders requires, a religious ethic."
Adams said- "We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." --October 11, 1798
There are dozens of examples like this. They didn't want a theocracy but they knew that the population as a whole needed the guidance of Christianity to hold this experiment together.
02-26-2010, 09:35 PM #20
Ron Paul is right about a hell of a lot. But he's also a crazy old windbag and he's totally wrong on alot of stuff. So I dunno. If he was on the ballot I'd have to really give that some thought.
He'd either be way better than any president we've had recently or he would destroy the country - but Reagan, Bush and Obama have pretty much destroyed the country already so...
02-26-2010, 09:41 PM #21
Claiming that our moral fiber comes from religion is ludicrous. Religion is what has justified the lapses in moral reasoning that our nation has went through.
Oh, and dbt, you're a fucking idiot.
02-26-2010, 09:47 PM #22
03-08-2010, 01:16 PM #23