Saturday, June 18, 2011

Ron Paul Wins RLC Straw Poll

Why are we not impressed?

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NEW ORLEANS — As has become typical at GOP cattle calls, Ron Paul captured the presidential straw poll at the Republican Leadership Conference here, easily besting his nearest competitor, Jon Huntsman.

Paul won 612 votes to Huntsman's 382. Michele Bachmann came in third with 191 votes and Herman Cain finished behind her, taking 104 votes.

Nearly 40% of the votes went to Ron Paul, who, in actual presidential runs garnered less than one half a percent of the vote in 1988, and a little over one half a percent of the vote in 2008.

And yet, he receives nearly 40% of the vote in a straw poll? What's wrong with this picture? And the virtually unknown Jon Huntsman comes in second? Yeah. Right.

Forgive me if this straw poll fails to create any sort of band wagon to be jumped upon by me.

H/T Memeorandum


  1. nader paul kucinich gravel mckinney baldwinJune 19, 2011 at 5:17 PM

    7 Nation Army couldn't hold Ron Paul back

  2. You're right. Ultimately the one person who will hold Ron Paul back from attaining the presidency is...Ron Paul.