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sailingaway
02-12-2011, 07:34 PM
http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/Ron-Pauls-Statement-on-bw-2366871430.html?x=0

Note the last line:


LAKE JACKSON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- After receiving news that he won the 2011 Presidential Preference Straw Poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Congressman Ron Paul issued the following statement:

“I am honored by the outpouring of support that I received in winning the CPAC Straw Poll. Events like this energize me and give me tremendous incentive to keep up the fight for Liberty and our Constitution.

“This is win is bigger then just me, it is about the message of Liberty that resonates with so many across the country. Young people in particular, who participated so strongly in this poll, understand that restoring our Freedom is the key to our future prosperity. I remain optimistic that our message will spread and help the next generation recapture the wonderful traditions that made America the greatest nation in human history.”

CPAC is widely considered the largest and most important gathering of Conservatives in the country. Dr. Paul captured 30 percent of the vote, beating the second place finisher by 7 points. No one else in the field exceed 6 percent. Finally, nearly half of the straw poll voters were under the age of 25.

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"second place finisher..." heh.

Captain Shays
02-12-2011, 07:38 PM
Man, I hope it's just my fears but that statement sounds like he wants us to continue after he's not running for president. I sounds like he's setting us up to fight on without him.

Petit Tonnerre
02-12-2011, 07:44 PM
Man, I hope it's just my fears but that statement sounds like he wants us to continue after he's not running for president. I sounds like he's setting us up to fight on without him.

Well yes, he is a man, not a god, isn't he ?

trey4sports
02-12-2011, 07:51 PM
Ron ROCKED the crowd!

Guitarzan
02-12-2011, 07:52 PM
It's a peeve of mine...but I see a "then" where there should be a "than"

wtf? who writes this shit?

Austrian Econ Disciple
02-12-2011, 07:54 PM
Indeed. The fight continues until we secure the blessings of liberty. No less is called for. I just hope Ron understands that he is part of that string of events and I think he would do much to move the momentum forward with a run in '12. He has to know that we can swell the ranks tremendously and he has a Goldwaterite chance to win the primary this year.

ctiger2
02-12-2011, 07:56 PM
It's a peeve of mine...but I see a "then" where there should be a "than"

wtf? who writes this shit?

What about "This is win is bigger then just me" Yikes!

Michael P
02-12-2011, 08:08 PM
nearly half of the straw poll voters were under the age of 25.

wow!

sailingaway
02-12-2011, 08:16 PM
wow!

That was the same last year, though. CPAC is always student oriented, that is why there are always discounted tickets for students.

Bruno
02-12-2011, 08:47 PM
What about "This is win is bigger then just me" Yikes!

And exceed when they should have used the past tense exceeded.

raystone
02-12-2011, 08:51 PM
http://www.zerohedge.com/article/chairsatan-bernanke-meet-presdent-paul



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An important advance indicator of leading conservative frontrunners for the presidency was won by Criminal Reserve archnemesis Ron Paul. The Washington Times reports: "Texas Rep. Ron Paul has won the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) 2012 presidential preference straw poll of 3,742 activists, the chairman of the huge annual gathering of conservative activists announced on Saturday. The Republican lawmaker, long a favorite of the party’s libertarian wing, took 30 percent of the votes cast, followed by Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with 23 percent. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who has said he will not be a candidate in 2012, and New Mexico former Gov. Gary Johnson tied for third, with 6 percent of the vote. Former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich followed with 5 percent. Tied at 4 percent were Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty. Trailing them was former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who garnered just 3 percent of the vote." Now since the mere prospect of "President Paul" sends shivers of mortal terror down the spine of every self-respecting member of the criminal Wall Street syndicate, does this mean that in order to guarantee 4 more years of Teleprompting, JPM and GS will send the Russell to 36,000,000, the unemployment rate to -15%, and the labor participation rate to -100%, just to make sure that the peasantry is content enough and chooses 4 more years of unmitigated dollar debasement and what is rapidly becoming a weekly iPad cadence? With the popularity of American Idol plunging to record lows, the mission to brainwash America for 4 more years may be just that more difficult. Add 15% inflation and the vassals may actually stirs for once.

From the Wash Times:

The poll, sponsored this year for the first time by The Washington Times, is seen as one of the earliest tests of grassroots popularity among the party’s dominant conservative wing, and Mr. Paul, who ran unsuccessfully for the nomination in 2008, has traditionally done well in the CPAC voting.

Asked in the survey if they were generally happy with the field of GOP contenders lining up to challenge President Obama next year, 56 percent of CPAC voters said they were generally satisfied with the current crop of candidates, while 43 percent said they were not.

The announcement of the vote came at the end of the third and final day of the CPAC gathering in Washington.

This year’s event attracted a record attendance of over 11,000, and more than 3,700 attendees participated in this year’s straw poll — up more than 1,300 from a year ago.

One thing is certain: the only man in Washington who actually understands what is really going on, and is a firm believer in a return to the gold standard, has about a snowball's chance in a tokamak of taking over the country under the current status quo, where the corruption, the cronyism and the corporatism begin and end with the judicial, the legislative and the executive branches of government.

Mahkato
02-12-2011, 09:05 PM
What about "This is win is bigger then just me" Yikes!

What about "No one else in the field exceed 6 percent."

Is grammar really that difficult?

Kludge
02-12-2011, 09:10 PM
Blame it on Toady?

rprprs
02-12-2011, 09:14 PM
It's a peeve of mine...but I see a "then" where there should be a "than"

wtf? who writes this shit?

A pet peeve of yours? You have no idea!...lol. It gets on my last nerve and I see it everywhere. As to who wrote it, I have no idea, but I can assure you, it wasn't Ron.

Kylie
02-12-2011, 09:14 PM
It's a peeve of mine...but I see a "then" where there should be a "than"

wtf? who writes this shit?



It was the first thing I saw too.

Then- used in talking about time.

Than- used when talking about amounts or such.

Kregisen
02-12-2011, 09:38 PM
wow!

In 2007 when Romney won, 62% of voters were under the age of 25. I bet Fox never told you that, eh? ;)

sailingaway
02-12-2011, 10:59 PM
What about "No one else in the field exceed 6 percent."

Is grammar really that difficult?

Clearly Ron didn't write that. And his scribe had sore fingers? Or too much champagne?

eOs
02-12-2011, 11:08 PM
Whoever wrote it should be fired immediately

Matt Collins
02-12-2011, 11:34 PM
Blame it on Toady?
There is more truth to that than you know. It is indeed the same person. But that's all I'm saying ;):p