Newsweek: "The Ron Paul Problem"Submitted by Cyberto on Sat, 02/27/2010 - 23:47
A well written post copied from the Newsweek Blog:
Posted By: blonduxo (February 25, 2010 at 12:45 PM)
Hmm one person's problem another's opportunity. Y'all need to wake up and smell the future.
Having attending CPAC there was a palpable divide noted between the dinosaurs who actually applauded Cheney to my horror, and those in the real world who are working hard to see the dawn and not the sunset of America, a new dawn that returns us to Constitutional principles.
The mature statesman, the sagacious and humble leader, the wise physician with the healing balm, the learned expert in economics is here to lead the republican party back to the future, to its roots, i.e. sound monetary policy, limited government, secured borders, non-interventionist foreign policy and individual liberty.
So the poll was meaningless and thus the author was dismissive of the results:
Well...politico could not believe it either so conducted their own poll with the following results:
http://dyn.politico.com/polls/poll_resultsTop10.cfm (scroll down)
Picking the winner
Who should have won CPAC's straw poll?
Ron Paul (the actual winner) 60%
Sarah Palin 12%
Mitt Romney 17%
Tim Pawlenty 2%
Mike Pence 2%
Someone else. 7%
Results were based on 46414 votes
RON PAUL 2012