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UtahApocalypse
02-12-2011, 11:04 AM
We all know that when Ron Paul wins they will say that "CPAC does not matter... blah, blah, blah...."

I need help. lets find old articles from across the net, political sites, msm articles, news paper archives, or anything else. These articles should be from before 2009.

I would bet that the tone was congratulatory and very different then what we will see when RP wins. We need to point that out to people.

sailingaway
02-12-2011, 11:05 AM
Particularly ones that acted that way when Romney bussed people in.

virgil47
02-12-2011, 01:57 PM
We all know that when Ron Paul wins they will say that "CPAC does not matter... blah, blah, blah...."

I need help. lets find old articles from across the net, political sites, msm articles, news paper archives, or anything else. These articles should be from before 2009.

I would bet that the tone was congratulatory and very different then what we will see when RP wins. We need to point that out to people.

When RP wins they'll say well they stuffed the ballot box and they'll be correct.

parocks
02-12-2011, 02:04 PM
When RP wins they'll say well they stuffed the ballot box and they'll be correct.

And the winner always stuffs the ballot box. But in earlier years, they don't mention the ballot box stuffing. The rules are known to all in advance. The campaign that follows the rules the best, has the support, gets the votes, wins.

Ron Paul didn't invent the idea of having his supporters show up and vote for him.

Bruno
02-12-2011, 02:06 PM
This is from 2008. As much as they will unfairly downplay Ron Paul's win if he does, it has been done before.

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/02/romney-wins-cpa.html
Romney Wins CPAC Straw Poll
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ABC News' Karen Travers reports: Mitt Romney may no longer be running for president, but he still pulled out a close win in the Conservative Political Action Conference presidential straw poll, today, in Washington.

The straw poll is, of course, non-binding and largely meaningless, and the results should not be read as representative of the conservative movement writ large.

Results (1,558 votes cast):
Romney 35%
McCain 34%
Huckabee 12
Paul 12
Undecided 5
Other 1

"Gov. Romney is thankful for the support grassroots conservatives have shown towards his campaign. The governor promises to be an important voice for them and their issues, within the Republican Party, as he works to bring the party together behind the eventual nominee," Romney spokesman Kevin Madden told ABC News' John Berman.

Austin
02-12-2011, 02:10 PM
This is from 2008. As much as they will unfairly downplay Ron Paul's win if he does, it has been done before.

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/02/romney-wins-cpa.html
Romney Wins CPAC Straw Poll
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Share February 09, 2008 6:06 PM

ABC News' Karen Travers reports: Mitt Romney may no longer be running for president, but he still pulled out a close win in the Conservative Political Action Conference presidential straw poll, today, in Washington.

The straw poll is, of course, non-binding and largely meaningless, and the results should not be read as representative of the conservative movement writ large.

Results (1,558 votes cast):
Romney 35%
McCain 34%
Huckabee 12
Paul 12
Undecided 5
Other 1

"Gov. Romney is thankful for the support grassroots conservatives have shown towards his campaign. The governor promises to be an important voice for them and their issues, within the Republican Party, as he works to bring the party together behind the eventual nominee," Romney spokesman Kevin Madden told ABC News' John Berman.

Nice find.

parocks
02-12-2011, 02:24 PM
Here are some links - I'll edit as I add them.

http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2006/2/13/212836.shtml
Clearly, Allen is emerging as the candidate of the Reagan base of the Republican party.

http://www.nysun.com/national/romney-giuliani-top-conservative-straw-poll/49736/
Mr. Romney ran an intensive ground operation at CPAC, flooding the convention with college-aged campaign workers — paying many of their registration fees and even busing some of them in and paying for their hotel rooms, according to a report in The New York Times — wearing blue Romney shirts, carrying posters for their candidate, and voting in the straw poll. He also spoke yesterday afternoon to rousing applause and hosted a reception for conference attendees yesterday evening.

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=272
this is a long, detailed history of cpac from the mid 70s to the mid 00s

trey4sports
02-12-2011, 02:44 PM
Hardcore neocon loving going on. Paying respects to GWB

Dojo
02-12-2011, 02:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeCkZyx83m8&feature=player_embeddedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeCkZyx83m8&feature=player_embedded

Fox News' Ron Paul Problem - How Fox Spun Ron Paul's CPAC 2010 Straw Poll Win
Submitted by TheLibertyUnder... on Sat, 02/12/2011 - 12:52
in Daily Paul Liberty Forum

If you're wondering, how the Conservative media outlet, Fox News, would cover this year's ongoing CPAC event, and which Republican they'll push forward to be the potential candidate to take on President Obama in the 2012 Presidential elections, the above clip should give you more than an idea.

hotbrownsauce
02-12-2011, 04:13 PM
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=12373

For the second straight year, conservatives failed to identify a frontrunner for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, according to a poll taken at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C.
The unscientific poll of CPAC attendees gave Allen 22% -- double the 11% he received in last year’s straw poll. Although conservatives remain divided, Allen’s plurality cements his status as one the leading Republicans.
More than 1,200 CPAC attendees participated. An overwhelming number of college students swayed the results of the poll. According to a breakdown by age, those 18-25 made up 81% of respondents.