Stephen Dinan and David Sherfinski
The Washington Times
March 17, 2013
Sen. Rand Paul won the 2013 Washington Times-CPAC presidential preference straw poll Saturday, and Sen. Marco Rubio was a close second, easily outdistancing the rest of the field and signaling the rise of a new generation of conservative leaders who will take the Republican Party into the 2016 election.
Mr. Paul won 25 percent of the vote, and Mr. Rubio collected 23 percent. Former Sen. [...]
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 (UPI) – A straw poll of people in more than 30 countries shows U.S. President Barack Obama would win by a landslide if they were allowed to vote in the U.S. election.
The poll conducted for United Press International by CVOTER International/WIN-Gallup International found the strongest support for Obama in Iceland, Netherlands, Portugal, Germany and Ireland while Republican challenger Mitt Romney‘s highest support was found in Israel, Pakistan, Georgia, Macedonia and China.
When Ron Paul wins the popular vote it no longer counts
March 12, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul secured his first caucus victory over the weekend, by winning 29 percent of the popular vote among the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands. However, the mainstream media decided to report that despite coming in second with 26 percent, Mitt Romney was the real winner.
The Republican Party of the U.S. Virgin Islands [...]
by valleyforge on Tue, 02/21/2012 – 08:26
Every media outlet seems to have a different delegate count. But almostinvariably we’re told Ron Paul is in last place and far behind the leader Mitt Romney.
But none of these delegate counters properly estimate how the caucuses will allocate their delegates. According to the Paul campaign, Ron is well positioned to win 50% of the delegates in Iowa, 75% in Minnesota, 50% in Colorado, and 75% in Maine. So what is likely to be [...]
The GOP establishment has resorted to vote fraud in almost every state
Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Despite his runaway success in terms of straw poll victories, campaign contributions and grass roots energy, a plethora of evidence strongly indicates that Ron Paul is being cheated out of winning any of the Republican caucuses, with the GOP establishment desperate to prevent the Texan Congressman from building any kind of momentum that [...]
February 12, 2012
LAKE JACKSON, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tonight the campaign of 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul sent an email to supporters regarding today’s caucus results from the state of Maine. See below for a portion of comments from Ron Paul 2012 Campaign Manager John Tate.
“Ron Paul will win the most delegates out of Maine tonight.
“In fact, he will probably even win the ‘beauty contest’ straw poll the media has already [...]
GOP strategist predicts Paul will be on the Republican ticket
February 9, 2012
The Ron Paul campaign issued a press release yesterday announcing that the Congressman was winning the battle for delegates in the lead up to the Republican National Convention, with with Paul himself adding that he believes he has unlocked the secret to winning the GOP nomination.
“We are thrilled with the yesterday’s results.” Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Manager [...]
They all laughed at Ron Paul. They all laughed when he took a stage in Minnesota, having come in a solid second place, and reminded the faithful of a “little thing called delegates!”
They were serious about it. Paul’s people believe that they understand the delegate process, and that the media does not. There is truth here: The delegate process is confusing, and I assume that Paul supporters have used their [...]
As I’m sure everyone knows, Ron Paul came in a close third last night to Romney and Santorum, with Romney besting Santorum by only 8 votes!
We are disappointed with the popular vote result, but have no regrets. One can always imagine more things that could have been done; but, overall, I think we did as much as we reasonably could. As I think I mentioned in my previous post, we [...]
by Grace Wyler, BI
DES MOINES — Ron Paul may have officially come in third tonight, but if the campaign’s caucus strategy went off as planned, then Paul may actually be the real winner of the first Republican voting contest.
That’s because Paul’s massive organizational push in Iowa focused on both winning votes, and also on making sure that Paul supporters stuck around after the vote to make sure they were selected as county delegates [...]
The coming win in Iowa is in the bag for Ron Paul and I want everyone to take note of how important for the first time in history independent media has become in providing the populace with the necessary non-partisan information as it regards to truth and integrity because we have not seen anything yet. I have been watching the morning media and evening media day in and out in [...]
Congressman wins O’Reilly straw poll, so O’Reilly disqualifies him
November 9, 2011
Congressman Ron Paul has once again been proven a top tier presidential candidate in a new aggregate survey combining poll results from over twelve different mainstream sources.
The comprehensive survey, compiled by Real Clear Politics, reveals that Paul is second only to Mitt Romney when directly pitted against Obama.
The RCP survey draws results from polls carried out by Quinnipiac, Rasmussen [...]
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said Saturday that part of his immigration policy would be to build an electrified fence on the country’s border with Mexico that could kill people trying to enter the country illegally.
The remarks, which came at two campaign rallies in Tennessee as part of a barnstorming bus tour across the state, drew loud cheers from crowds of several hundred people at each [...]
by Wolf Richter, Testosterone Pit
It struck me while I was listening to NPR’s Morning Edition (well, it struck me many times before, but this was just too much).
The report (listen here) on the GOP debate in the evening covered just about everything you can cover in four-and-a-half minutes: the debate’s focus on the economy; Sarah Palin’s and Chris Christie’s exit from the race; Herman Cain’s from-the-outside [...]
To all those below that lump Ron Paul together with the rest as ‘just one of the gang’ then you should watch the youtube clip above. It should be very clear to all who watch that they discard the fact that Paul won the vote and move right along to Cain and Perry. If Paul did not worry the establishment then they would not marginalize him [...]
October 8, 2011
Ron Paul has won another straw poll, indicating he is the choice for many if not most voting Republicans.
Demonstrating that the influence of establishment Republicans remains strong in the party, Herman Cain came in a distant second.
Cain recently made the news when he said unemployment is basically the fault of the individual and not transnational corporations that have sent most of the decent jobs to [...]
Is Herman Cain a serious contender for the Republican presidential nomination? It’s a question no one in the pundit world was asking until the past week.
Cain has never held public office. When he ran for the Senate in Georgia in 2004 he lost the primary by a 52 to 26 percent margin.
He has zero experience in foreign or defense policy, where presidents have the most leeway [...]
This is a rush transcript from “On the Record,” September 26, 2011. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: “The Rodney Dangerfield of Republican politics,” not getting any respect from Republican Party establishment? Well, that’s what Mr. Herman Cain has called himself. But his view must have changed this view and a lot of other people when the [...]
September 26, 2011
From a participant in the Florida Straw Poll:
In order to vote in that thing, you had to pay a bribe of $175 to the war party of Florida. I did it but I feel like a sucker now because that money could have gone to the Ron Paul campaign but instead will be spent to fight Ron Paul. Disgusting [...]
Kurt Nimmo and Alex Jones
September 26, 2011
A straw poll over the weekend shows that Rick Perry is losing it. The wheels are coming off his effort to take the GOP nomination and go up against Obama next year.
Perry threw his resources into the Florida straw poll last week after the battering he took during the most recent debate. The poll was won by Herman Cain, the [...]
Cain (Joe Burbank/AP)
ORLANDO, Fla. — Not everyone needs to go to Disney World to have fun in central Florida.
After one of Herman Cain’s strongest showings yet at a Republican presidential debate Thursday, and two days with conservative activists in the state, he won the “Presidency 5″ straw poll in Orlando over the weekend, beating Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the front-runner in the primary race, by more than 20 [...]
As NewsBusters reported Friday, Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman during an interview on CNN said members of the Tea Party are racists willing to do whatever they can to “get this black man” out of the White House.
After his win in Saturday’s Florida straw poll, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain responded to Freeman during an interview with Fox News’s Neil Cavuto (video follows with transcript and commentary):
By Seth McLaughlin
- The Washington Times
ORLANDO — Former Godfather Pizza CEO Herman Cain won the Presidency 5 straw poll here Saturday, delivering a blow to Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s frontrunner status and a victory for a candidate who has struggled to transform his grassroots popularity into strong showings in national polls.
“Tonight’s winner is Herman Cain,” Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced. “It shows you something, the road to [...]
ORLANDO — Dueling pitchers Rick Perry and Mitt Romney will face off tonight for the third time in three weeks in Republican presidential debates.
Perry won the first game by throwing plenty of heat and Romney prevailed the second time with finesse pitches and lots of help on offense from other players. Now, it’s time for the rubber game.
As they head into the FOX News/Google debate [...]
Sept 19, 2011
For the second consecutive month running Presidential hopeful Ron Paul netted over $1 million in a single day via the now customary ‘money bomb’ fundraising action events organised online by grassroots supporters.
The total now stands at $1,059,722.17, making this the fifth money bomb in this campaign cycle to pull in more than $1 million one a [...]
California Republican Party
September 18, 2011
LOS ANGELES – Minutes ago in front of the California Republican Party convention delegation at the JW Marriott at L.A. Live, CRP Chairman Tom Del Beccaro announced Congressman Ron Paul as the winner of the 2011 California Straw Poll.
A full breakdown of the results is copied below. A total of 833 ballots were cast during the 2011 [...]
Texas Rep. Ron Paul won a California straw poll on Saturday.
(CNN) — Texas Rep. Ron Paul won a California straw poll, the state Republican Party announced in a statement Saturday night.
A total of 833 ballots were cast during the straw poll, the statement said.
Paul won with 44.9% of the votes, Texas Gov. Rick Perry came in second with 29.3% of the votes, and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney [...]
From Simon Black of The Sovereign Man
Why Modern Democracy Is For Idiots
Did you know that the word ‘idiot’ is actually derived from the origins of democracy in ancient Greece? Thousands of years ago, a Greek citizen who demonstrated disinterest in politics was labeled ‘idiotes’; it literally meant ‘private person,’ which curiously enough was a term of derision at the time.
Fast forward to the pitiful excuse we have for a democratic [...]
August 16, 2011
On Sunday morning, Jon Stewart woke up to a cornucopia of material to write into Monday’s program: Tim Pawlenty’s sad campaign goodbye, Rep. Michele Bachmann’s straw poll victory, Rick Perry’s vasectomy entry into the race. He somehow covered all his bases and then some tonight: finding plenty of time for the one thing the media didn’t cover: the fact that Rep. Ron [...]
Add the Telegraph to the list of media organizations snapping unnecessarily bad (inappropriate?) pictures of Michele Bachmann.
This one comes via Toby Harnden who filed a report on this weekend’s Iowa State Fair. Here’s the part that relates to Bachmann:
Michele Bachmann, Iowa born and the favorite to win the Straw Poll, arrived half an hour late for her slot and then spoke for just over two minutes, saying that [...]
Michele Bachmann became the first presidential candidate to praise the 11th Circuit Appeals Court ruling invalidating the Affordable Health Care Act’s individual mandate, calling it a “repudiation” of the national health care law.
“It is my hope to see this ruling will be upheld,” Bachmann told reporters in Indianola. “The courts now have confirmed what all of us have been saying, that the individual mandate is [...]
ABC News’ Gregory Simmons (@abcgregory) reports:
While the bulk of GOP hopefuls jockey for position this week in Ames, Iowa, ahead of Saturday’s straw poll, one former contender has signaled he might jump back in.
In a phone interview from New York Monday afternoon with CNN, Donald Trump said he “would seriously consider” While discussing the recent downgrade by Standard and Poor’s, Trump said the creeping economic downturn was the impetus [...]
Sarah Palin’s camp is reaching out to activists and operatives in Iowa about setting up meetings while she’s in the state Tuesday for the screening of a documentary about her – including with Chuck Laudner, a former Iowa GOP executive director and prominent conservative.
Laudner confirmed to POLITICO he’d gotten a call from Palin’s advisers either Friday or over the weekend asking about meeting with him while she’s [...]