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Romney finishes first in GOP presidential straw poll (in second, by one vote, is Ron Paul)

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posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 12:29 PM

Originally posted by Fromabove
Any chance someone could possibly provide the proof of Romney buying tickets for the vote ? As for Ron Paul, he's scary and I would never vote for him. I would vote for Romney or Gingrich. Sarah blew any chance she had when she destroyed all of her credibility by supporting McCain for re election.

I will however, vote for anyone other than Obama or a democrat in the next elections to come. So if it was Ron verses Obama, I guess I would have to close my eyes, tell myself I'm sorry, and pull the lever for Ron Paul.

[edit on 10-4-2010 by Fromabove]

hes scary? tell me, what about those choices of yours makes them better than Paul?

i dont think he is scary so much as you are just a coward.

posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 12:44 PM
reply to post by Phlynx

I am simply astounded that Ron Paul got second. Ron Paul, being pretty much a third party candidate, got 2nd place by one vote.


Maybe there is hope for a third party president? (Yes, he is registered as "republican" but his views aren't)

Wow...just wow. To all the people that think Ron Paul is your great third party hope....YES....HE IS A REPUBLICAN.

So IF....BIG IF...he would get the nomination...he would have to play by the GOP rules...or go third party. IF he gets the nomination...he would lose and basically destroy the republican party even more than it is now (which I'm not opposed to)...but he will never be president.

He appeals to a fringe...which is why he is in Texas.

posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 12:48 PM
Oh great!
I was fairly hopeful, but that one vote just reinforced my fear of a subtle theocracy.

posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 01:08 PM
I wouldn't put too much stock into a straw poll held two years before the primaries even begin. If it mattered this far out, either Rudy Giuliani or Hillary Clinton would be president right now, considering that they were winning most all polls like this around 2006.

To be honest, I never have liked Romney. I've always thought he was a complete fake and a conservative only when it could buy him a few votes. It says a lot that he got stomped in a weak GOP field in 2008 and I don't think he'll have any more luck if he runs again in 2012.

posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 01:11 PM
The reason I have such a hard time thinking Romney can get the GOP nomination is because he SINGLE HANDEDLY implemented the same nationwide healthcare system in MA a few years back.

I live in Massachusetts, and it works very well, but I don't see how Romney could lead the charge for changing this bill when most of he wants to repeal is what he already put into effect himself in MA.

posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 01:12 PM
I REALLY hope Ron Paul runs in 2012. Although ive heard him on plenty of shows and interviews saying he is not planning on it. I really hope republicans dont make the same mistake again by thinking Mitt is sincere and a "True" Conservative. I doubt that the powers that be would let Ron Paul win anyway. THANK YOU DIEBOLD FOR RIGGING THE ELECTIONS!

RON PAUL 2012!

posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 01:20 PM
reply to post by OutKast Searcher

Oh please.


Ron Paul is a true blue American who has not changed his message in the twenty or so years I have been acquainted with him. America is only NOW catching up.


posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 01:27 PM

posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 01:33 PM

Originally posted by js331975

Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Further illustrates the one party system. Romney is just the white Obama. Well, he's the 100% white Obama.

Funny if he stacked the vote and still only came out one vote ahead. What a douche bag. A Masshole through and through.

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Romney is not from Mass. He's from Utah. As a resident of Mass. I say Romney should go back to Utah and never return.

He's from Michigan, smart guy.

posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 01:38 PM

Originally posted by ibiubu
reply to post by mnemeth1

I like Ron Paul as well. I have a couple of concerns...his military background, his stance on 911, and his association to elites within the party. Maybe he just doesn't wan't to delve into 911 so he just decided to say there is nothing there. 911 truth is political suicide. What are your thoughts? I want to vote for him, but I'm still not sure.

His military background is he served as a doctor (flight Surgeon I believe) in Vietnam. He is one of the few republicans who voted against going into Iraq and has maintained an anti-war stance, and that we need to bring the troops home no only from Iraq but from the 135 countries they are in around the world.

His stance on 911 is that we need a new real investigation.

He has never voted for an unconstitutional bill. Probably the only congressmen in history whose vote record actually matches what he says. He is the only honest man in congress who refuses to compromise. He returns hundreds of thousand of his congressional budget every year, doesn't participate in the congressional elitist health care program. He authored the audit the Fed Bill and now has over 300 co-sponsors and still for some reason the bill hasn't been brought to the floor (imagine that). etc. etc. etc...

What more do you want?

While I do not participate in socialist democracy if you had to vote for someone Ron Paul would be the guy.

[edit on 11-4-2010 by hawkiye]

posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 02:23 PM
reply to post by Fromabove

Any chance someone could possibly provide the proof of Romney buying tickets for the vote ?

Actually, both Romney and Paul paid for tickets:


Supporters of both Romney and Paul spent money in an effort to win the straw poll, with a group called "Evangelicals for Mitt" paying for 200 tickets for supporters and Paul's Campaign for Liberty offering more than 600 discounted tickets for Paul backers, according to Washington Post's David Weigel.

Romney didn't attend the event, Paul did.

Btw, giving away tickets for these type of events is commonplace. I get a dozen offers a month, at least.

posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 02:55 PM
I, too, am concerned about Ron Paul's age. I hope his camp is grooming someone to continue his legacy. I have not heard much about his son, Rand. Could he be the "one" that will fill his dad's shoes? One thing that haunts Ron Paul is his lack of "beautiful" hair and his diminutive voice. Unfortunately, the American sheeple, like their candidates with some type of suave hair do and not on content of their words. Goes back to superficial aspects.

posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 06:20 PM
reply to post by Dutch947

Rand Paul had well manned booths and seem to generate quite a bit of interest at several KY festivals I attended last year.

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