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    Re: Ron Paul Wins Presidential Straw Poll at CPAC

    Quote Originally Posted by Helvidius View Post
    Paul has a small, energized, and surprisingly young fan base(including myself). He won't win the Republican nomination. Fox News wouldn't allow it anyway.
    It's one thing FOX purposely ommiting him from the running in Nevada with a finisher behind him in his place, but could they really pull that off in the bigger picture?

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    Re: Ron Paul Wins Presidential Straw Poll at CPAC

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    Hellzapoppin on the Right. It's about time. This ain't your father's GOP no more baby. Democrats are going to miss George Bush.
    So Paul has won the straw poll again. Didn't help him before. What do you think is earth shattering this time?
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    Re: Ron Paul Wins Presidential Straw Poll at CPAC

    Quote Originally Posted by Illumination View Post
    Paul has lit the "brushfires of freedom" within the Republican party. While he *might not be a president in his lifetime, he is a success by forcing the GOP to actually realize their own stated principles should mean something. The mainstream republicans only pay lip service to the constitution. They don't actually respect it with their actions. I'll make a generalization here (which always has it's few exceptions): The mainstream republicans inspire the old gray-haired old men and their subservient wives who all march to the tune of god and country regardless of the atrocities they commit to the constitution; meanwhile Ron Paul inspires the youth who still read and understand the constitution. The GOP is learning, or had better learn, from this. Otherwise they will have no future.

    But I wouldn't count the guy out in the next election. He has my vote and monetary contribution. I couldn't say the same for any other possible candidate. It is refreshing to hear a politician speak about his ideals, then to research that person's voting record to find he has never wavered. I can't think of hardly any politicians that can lay claim to such honesty.
    That's all good and fine but you can't win the election being too conservative or too liberal. You have to move to the middle a little to win. Obama did it and so have many other presidential candidates.

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    Re: Ron Paul Wins Presidential Straw Poll at CPAC

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    That's all good and fine but you can't win the election being too conservative or too liberal. You have to move to the middle a little to win. Obama did it and so have many other presidential candidates.
    Dr. Paul has demonstrated that, while he may not have much of a shot at being president, his ideology is the most accepted at CPAC, and that says quite a bit. It says that, according to CPAC itself, Dr. Paul has become the mainstream of the Conservative movement and Palin and Beck have become the lunatics, which is quite true. I also have the feeling that the Neocons and other statists on the right are going to start calling CPAC a subversive Liberal anti-American organization now.
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    Re: Ron Paul Wins Presidential Straw Poll at CPAC

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    Paul only has anti-intervention votes. He does not favor one foreign government over another.

    None of the votes in question regard directly interfering in the Taiwan/China conflict, but I wouldn't expect someone as pro-Beiping as you to understand the difference...
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    Re: Ron Paul Wins Presidential Straw Poll at CPAC

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    Umm... hang on a second... how many elections has Ron Paul won?? 10 different elections? 15?
    How about donald trump?? He's failed in business what 5 times? Never been elected to anything??

    I'm not trash talking trump here... he's a capitalist with more lives then the average cat, but in terms of politics, he's really just a newcomer.
    I never endorsed Trump. I don't even think he'll run. Regarless of how many elections Trump or Paul has won, Paul has zero chance of winning the nomination.

    Based on the 2008 elections and how rabid his supporters were, I think most Paul supporters have a problem with reality. So, you may as well start getting used to it now.

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    Re: Ron Paul Wins Presidential Straw Poll at CPAC

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    Based on the 2008 elections and how rabid his supporters were, I think most Paul supporters have a problem with reality.
    Yep because apparently your the high authority on reality.
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    Re: Ron Paul Wins Presidential Straw Poll at CPAC

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Yep because apparently your the high authority on reality.
    I was addicted to the Ron Paul supporter's websites during the run-up to the 2008 elections. Some hilarious stuff went on there. Even though pretty much everyone knew he was not going to win, they never saw the upcoming loss for Paul. They were convinced that all the polls were wrong, and he was going to win. It was effing hilarious.

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    Re: Ron Paul Wins Presidential Straw Poll at CPAC

    Good stuff. Ron Paul is one conservative I can support.
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    Re: Ron Paul Wins Presidential Straw Poll at CPAC

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I'm neither a conservative nor libertarian and I think a lot of Paul's ideas are really "out there," but I rather like him. At least he's got integrity, is honest about his beliefs and hasn't yet compromised on his principles, and isn't a complete asshole like several other keynote speakers at CPAC.
    He has ideas... not just rhetoric.. and that's why I like him

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