posted on Sep, 4 2007 @ 12:33 AM
reply to post by acmeartifacts
The point of this all was to prove that Ron Paul supporters were being suppressed at the Texas GOP Straw Poll. According to Ron Paul's own website
this event was a success. Not only did he finish third, he accumulated more donations than the Texas GOP raised for itself
. And unnofficial
events such as this are essentially fund raisers. I'd say that shows his strength right there.
There were specific rules about who can vote in this poll. If they don't have rules about who can vote any Democrat, anarchist, or illegal alien can
show up and skew the results. Not only that, but looking around the Paul campaign website
a little more,
they even go so far as to say this:
Note: Must have been a Delegate or Alternate Delegate to at least one of the last 4 Republican State Conventions (2000, 2002, 2004 or 2006) or one
of the last 2 Republican National Conventions (2000 or 2004) to vote in the straw poll.
Really, what this looks like is misinformed people crying foul because the rules weren't bent for Ron Paul. Which I'm sure really thrills Dr. Paul
and the people running his campaign.
Instead of celebrating the fact that 16 percent of already proven staunch
GOP members in Texas are voting for Paul...not to mention newcomers,
Democrats and independents (that's a coup in my book); we're arguing a non-issue even Ron Paul himself hasn't raised.
Added a sentence.
[edit on (9/4/0707 by PistolPete]