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But the MSM tells me they (straw polls) are important.
I'm just a supporter, not a campaign manager. How can I hurt his campaign?
And what mistake am I making here? First you cite a source to back up your claim that Ron Paul isn't leading in the polls, then you say straw polls that Ron Paul does good in are invalid?
I'll admit they have sort of a carnival or bake sale feel to them rather than a serious political event, but if the MSM is going to give other candidates attention for winning strawpolls, I think they should treat Ron Paul the same way.
And he has been doing pretty good in lots of online polls, especially the one that followed the Iowa debate.
Likely Republican Primary voters, taken Monday night, finds Perry with 29% support. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who ran unsuccessfully for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008, earns 18% of the vote, while Bachmann, the Minnesota congresswoman who won the high-profile Ames Straw Poll in Iowa on Saturday, picks up 13%.
Texas Congressman Ron Paul, who was a close second to Bachmann on Saturday, has the support of nine percent (9%) of Likely Primary Voters
accurately Paul's actual percentage at 9%
Ron Paul is not exploding. Ron Paul is not leading most polls. The only ones he is "leading" are those which are self-selected where the Paul Bots spam the polls. In the Iowa straw poll Ron Paul PAID for almost 5,000 tickets and also paid to have himself put on the ballot. That's Okay. It was a fund raiser. It wasn't a scientific poll and few of them are, including the one on ATS. Ron Paul supporters are fooling themselves, but not anyone else.
The Constitution was written to remove absolute power from the States as that was the issue of the time. "To make a more perfect union," as stated. You cannot have a more perfect union with 50 different sets of rules.
What happens if and when he doesn't make it past the primaries? I sure hope no one commits suicide if this "explosion" turns out to be a dud.
Perfect example of how Ron Paul can kill America. If he loses the primaries and decides to run as an Independent, he will split the vote and most certainly guarantee another Obama victory.
What about the roaring crowd responses?
Originally posted by kn0wh0w
Originally posted by Alxandro
Ok, this stuff is starting to scare me.
Not because Ron Paul is taking off in the polls and in popularity, but because of the fall many are setting themselves up for.
What happens if and when he doesn't make it past the primaries?
I sure hope no one commits suicide if this "explosion" turns out to be a dud.
let's hope, if RP becomes POTUS, he doesn't do a 180 like Obama did.
i don't believe he will but you never know for sure.
i still like him though
what i fear btw:
if RP is legit and not 'bought for' he might meet a similar fate as JFK.
or is that just crazy thinking?
been pondering about that a lot.
Originally posted by kro32
Originally posted by TupacShakur
reply to post by kro32
Say what? My history sucks, you're right. I remember learning that he split into the Bull Moose party and won...
Wow your history knowledge is not very good. Why even comment with such inaccuracies. Teddy formed the Bull Moose party after it was obvious he wouldn't get the Republican nomination and than got crushed in the election of 1912.
He did however give a speech after he was shot in an assasinaton attempt leading it off with these words. "Ladies and gentlemen, I don't know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose."
It's very easy to get the earlier President's history mixed up.edit on 20-8-2011 by kro32 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by kro32
Yes I can't wait to have 50 different laws for every issue.
Have to print out rulebooks just to have to travel across the country.