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Ron Paul has ended Mitt Romney's three-year run as conservatives' favorite for president, taking 31 percent of the vote in the Conservative Political Action Conference's annual straw poll.
Paul, a Republican congressman from Texas known for his libertarian views, ran for president in 2008 but was never a serious contender for the GOP nomination.
Romney, former Massachusetts governor and also a 2008 GOP candidate, has won the last three presidential straw polls at the annual conference. This year, he came in second, with 22 percent.
Sarah Palin, who didn't attend the conference, wa
Originally posted by TheCoffinman
indeed, there would no doubt be a high risk of assassination if he really made some major overhauls in the system... in fact, there shouldnt even be a system... im not even sure if paul was president hed be able to do a whole lot anyways as the banker big business cronies in cingress would surely stall anything... change not only has to be made in the white but in the chambers of congress as well... the electoral system, the supreme court, all of it, its gotta come down and we need to start over...
Ron Paul will make REAL change happen.. and I tell you. Americans won't like it.
Originally posted by TwilightMage
If he does get to run for president, I'm definitely going to vote for him. He knows what the people need, and would fight for that, rather than for his own needs.
Originally posted by Mr Knowledge
Let's remind ourselves that all he has done is just given us a bunch of good speeches as well. He tells us what we want to hear ironically. The same thing happened before Obama was president and look what happened.
[edit on 2/20/2010 by Mr Knowledge]