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« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2010, 07:19:06 pm »

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0210/33225.html

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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 supporters 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.
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While Palin’s decision not to attend the conference may have impacted her single-digit showing, her modest finish underscores the degree to which she is not seen as a serious presidential contender by the most attuned activists in her own party.

Even though he and his aides sought to downplay the poll, Pawlenty’s finish represents a disappointment for the 2012 Republican who has worked the most aggressively in the last year to make a name in party circles. Besides Romney, Pawlenty is the only potential candidate with the makings of a campaign infrastructure.
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« Reply #26 on: February 20, 2010, 07:20:56 pm »
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What Americans want a 75 year old man reminiscing about the good old days of George Washington and the Constitution to lead America into the future?

Paul's supporters grow in number each day.
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« Reply #27 on: February 20, 2010, 07:23:28 pm »
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What Americans want a 75 year old man reminiscing about the good old days of George Washington and the Constitution to lead America into the future?

Paul's supporters grow in number each day.

For some reason when you posted that I got the "Empire" music from Star Wars stuck in my head.

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« Reply #28 on: February 20, 2010, 07:24:32 pm »
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That's great, or something, but really... Really... I have a part of me [small part? possibly] that has me thinking... What Americans want a 75 year old man reminiscing about the good old days of George Washington and the Constitution to lead America into the future? The American populace is looking for progress and modernization. We want America to be vibrant and alive. Ron Paul just doesn't offer that. He's conservative on social issues meaning he won't even appeal to a lot of civil libertarians (as I would call myself). The only libertarian qualifications he is that separate him from the pack are opposing the war and PATRIOT Act and torture. These issues are simply not prominent concerns for Americans right now. Americans want to restore economic prosperity and finally reach equality. Paul just doesn't have the set of views that appeal to this group.
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« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2010, 07:29:19 pm »
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Please oh please let the Republicans nominate Ron Paul in 2012. That would be one for the ages.

Yeah, it'd be hilarious to see Obama lose to a 75 year old man. Cheesy
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« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2010, 07:34:53 pm »
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Please oh please let the Republicans nominate Ron Paul in 2012. That would be one for the ages.

Yeah, it'd be hilarious to see Obama lose to a 75 year old man. Cheesy

Ron Paul is probably the only potential Republican candidate that's less electable than Sarah Palin.

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Paul would have defeated Obama in 2008, and he could do so in 2012.
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« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2010, 07:37:33 pm »
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Please oh please let the Republicans nominate Ron Paul in 2012. That would be one for the ages.

Yeah, it'd be hilarious to see Obama lose to a 75 year old man. Cheesy

Ron Paul is probably the only potential Republican candidate that's less electable than Sarah Palin.

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Paul would have defeated Obama in 2008, and he could do so in 2012.

How?
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« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2010, 07:40:23 pm »
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Like him or not, he was the only completely legitimate conservative in the running.
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« Reply #33 on: February 20, 2010, 07:41:39 pm »
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Please oh please let the Republicans nominate Ron Paul in 2012. That would be one for the ages.

Yeah, it'd be hilarious to see Obama lose to a 75 year old man. Cheesy

Ron Paul is probably the only potential Republican candidate that's less electable than Sarah Palin.

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Paul would have defeated Obama in 2008, and he could do so in 2012.

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« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2010, 07:53:14 pm »
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Like him or not, he was the only completely legitimate conservative in the running.

He's certainly sincere, I can't deny, but he makes Kucinich look electable.
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« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2010, 07:53:43 pm »
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Like him or not, he was the only completely legitimate conservative in the running.

He's certainly sincere, I can't deny, but he makes Kucinich look electable.

Um, no. Paul is far more electable than Kucinich.
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« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2010, 07:55:28 pm »
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Like him or not, he was the only completely legitimate conservative in the running.

He's certainly sincere, I can't deny, but he makes Kucinich look electable.

Um, no. Paul is far more electable than Kucinich.

Okay, about as electable. Both appeal to a vocal fringe element of their party.
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« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2010, 08:17:58 pm »
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Uh, Palin declined an invitation to speak at CPAC.

So why is it surprising that Romney did better?  The crowd at CPAC isn't her base.
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« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2010, 08:27:22 pm »
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http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0210/33225.html

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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 supporters 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.
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While Palin’s decision not to attend the conference may have impacted her single-digit showing, her modest finish underscores the degree to which she is not seen as a serious presidential contender by the most attuned activists in her own party.

Even though he and his aides sought to downplay the poll, Pawlenty’s finish represents a disappointment for the 2012 Republican who has worked the most aggressively in the last year to make a name in party circles. Besides Romney, Pawlenty is the only potential candidate with the makings of a campaign infrastructure.


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« Reply #39 on: February 20, 2010, 08:41:16 pm »
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I doubt McCain did well in the 2007 poll Wink
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« Reply #40 on: February 20, 2010, 08:45:55 pm »

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0210/33225.html

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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 supporters 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.
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While Palin’s decision not to attend the conference may have impacted her single-digit showing, her modest finish underscores the degree to which she is not seen as a serious presidential contender by the most attuned activists in her own party.

Even though he and his aides sought to downplay the poll, Pawlenty’s finish represents a disappointment for the 2012 Republican who has worked the most aggressively in the last year to make a name in party circles. Besides Romney, Pawlenty is the only potential candidate with the makings of a campaign infrastructure.


Is there a video of this?

Here is a 4 hour+ video from CPAC:

http://www.c-span.org/Watch/Media/2010/02/20/HP/R/29840/CPAC+wraps+up+annual+meeting.aspx

If you skip ahead to the 3hour 7min mark, you can see them unveiling the straw poll results, including all the boos.
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« Reply #41 on: February 20, 2010, 08:52:01 pm »

I doubt McCain did well in the 2007 poll Wink

2007 CPAC straw poll:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CPAC_Straw_Poll

Mitt Romney-21%
Rudy Giuliani-17%
Sam Brownback-15%
Newt Gingrich-14%
John McCain-12%

Oh, and George Allen won the 2006 straw poll, w/ McCain a close 2nd place.
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« Reply #42 on: February 20, 2010, 09:02:25 pm »
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But did McCain speak at CPAC in 2007 and 2006?
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« Reply #43 on: February 20, 2010, 09:10:55 pm »

But did McCain speak at CPAC in 2007 and 2006?

Nope.  He didn't show up at CPAC until 2008.
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« Reply #44 on: February 20, 2010, 09:12:05 pm »
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http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0210/33225.html

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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 supporters 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.
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While Palin’s decision not to attend the conference may have impacted her single-digit showing, her modest finish underscores the degree to which she is not seen as a serious presidential contender by the most attuned activists in her own party.

Even though he and his aides sought to downplay the poll, Pawlenty’s finish represents a disappointment for the 2012 Republican who has worked the most aggressively in the last year to make a name in party circles. Besides Romney, Pawlenty is the only potential candidate with the makings of a campaign infrastructure.


Is there a video of this?

Here is a 4 hour+ video from CPAC:

http://www.c-span.org/Watch/Media/2010/02/20/HP/R/29840/CPAC+wraps+up+annual+meeting.aspx

If you skip ahead to the 3hour 7min mark, you can see them unveiling the straw poll results, including all the boos.


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« Reply #45 on: February 21, 2010, 12:13:29 am »
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Glenn Beck was speaking prior to that (or maybe after) and the Paul supporters weren't planning on watching Beck because of his treatment of Debra Medina. So there were plenty of Romney and few Paul supporters in the room when the were reading the results.

As far Obama vs. Paul, how's that change working out, particularly with the war in Iraq?
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« Reply #46 on: February 21, 2010, 12:44:50 am »
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Ron Paul supporters lopsided the poll.  Mainstream conservatives don't believe in the Constitution or the founding principals they claim to stand for.
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« Reply #47 on: February 21, 2010, 12:54:36 am »
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Where's Gary Johnson?

Seriously, though, this is bad news for CPAC. I'd have just chopped 25% off his total if I were running the thing.
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« Reply #48 on: February 21, 2010, 12:56:50 am »
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« Reply #49 on: February 21, 2010, 12:58:11 am »
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Where's Gary Johnson?

Seriously, though, this is bad news for CPAC. I'd have just chopped 25% off his total if I were running the thing.

Really, its bad news for someone other than a neocon to win a CPAC straw poll? Huh
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