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SRLC Straw Poll Results: Paul & Romney Tie for First with 24%

Detailed results here: http://www.w-r-s.com/blog/

Thanks to RonPaulRocks1 for the link.

Tally:

Newt Gingrich 18% (321)
Mike Huckabee 4%
Gary Johnson 1%
Sarah Palin 18% (330)
Ron Paul 24% (438)
Tim Pawlenty 3%
Mike Pence 3%
Mitt Romney 24% (439)
Rick Santorum 2%




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Mike Pence is their golden boy for 2016

Don't let all the attention on Palin and Romney fool you. Pence is their golden boy for 2016.

They will throw someone at Obama in 2012 knowing that the script calls for Obama to win. So they know they need some golden boy for 2016.

Mike Pence is that golden boy.

So don't be fooled by that 3%.

Don't think that the GOP is going our way, not for a minute

If you add up Sarah, Newt, Mike H, Mike P, Rick, Tim's percentages, you get ,48%.

If you add up Paul and Johnson, you get 25%

THis fact is not lost on the GOP faithful.

They know very well that their opinions are in the Majority to the tune of 75/25. The 25% for Paul is an AT BEST figure.

So, the question becomes for US inside the LOVEalution, how can we get Paul to debate Mitt?

Well one way is for us to make some clever videos. These videos must target Mittens and Palin and Newt and show Paul comming out on top ON THE ISSUE.

ON THE ISSUE.

I watched Fox Sunday. ALL day they went on and on about the "CONSTITUTION". Yep, they are using what HURTS against them. Even head neocon of the Weekly Standard Bill Kristol went on and on about it. He even said, its a wining issue for the Conservatives against team Obama in 2012

After watching Fox, its apperant they are going to use every Ron Paul talking point (except the war). It is apparent that they are going forward with the war.
Bill Orielly did a peice COMPLEMENTARY to Obama on his Pakistan war, calling others crazy Leftists who disagreed.

So there is the point of attack for us in the LoveAlution.

We continue to Champion the PEACE. That pulls to our side the Independents and it pulls strongly from the disinfranchised PEACE Vote Block that still supports Obama.

As the R3VOLution turns Love-a-Lution, with banners and videos, the Paul campaign centers itself directly on top of the American majority. "Haters" such as Romney, Newt, and Palin, will be the fools.

Politics is more about "Cultural identity" than about "ideological identity". We should keep that in mind at all times. So when targeting the Conservative Base, we talk the PEACE of JESUS to the faithful, the righteous walk of Peace, Fairness, and Strength that says, "Muslim fanatics have no place in the Western World or the world of the future. As societies grow free from Socialist & Religious Controls, honesty, Peace and Freedom GROWS in its place. Those religious dogmatists who love control over others, are not coming from a place of "God's Love", they are coming from an Evil Place that says, "CONTROL, CONTROL, CONTROL". Freedom calls for free speech, free trade, and freedom to love all people the right to their own life, liberty and personal property. We love people, we don't fear them. We love friendship with all nations, we don't attack them, we love children, we don't bomb them, starve them, and teach them to hate."

This HATE vs LOVE theme is OUR Theme. This PEACE theme is OUR theme. This R3VOLution is all about LOVE...and Self-Centered Self-Hating Conservatives have to learn to LOVE to get on board the Paul Revolution to Peace, Prosperity, and Freedom.

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Excellent idea!!

I wish I were better with making videos!

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

How to talk to Obama faithful.

That comment of mine above is how to talk to the Mittens-Palin Neoconized Conservatives.

And this is how to talk to the Obama faithful.

-- On talk radio, on Open Ed columns, and most of all, On VIDEOS that address President Obama.... Argue that Obama has followed a "Haters Path". He has followed a path of CONTROL. He has given CONTROL of our medical lives to the CORPORATIONS, and guaranteed them Profits! What kind of FREEDOM loving Liberal DOES THAT?" you can ask.

This HATE vs LOVE theme is OUR Theme. This PEACE theme is OUR theme. This R3VOLution is all about LOVE...and Self-Centered Self-Hating Conservatives have to learn to LOVE to get on board the Paul Revolution to Peace, Prosperity, and Freedom.

Next, Foreign Aid. Rather than saying stop Foreign Aid, say, WE MUST INCREASE CHARITY. The best way to do that is to GET GOVERNMENT out of the business of Charity. Make Charity a FULL Tax deduction. Why? Because the Less Government does and the More CHARITIES do, the Better. Its as simple as that. Charities must Beg us, plead with us, and PROVE to us they are "DOING WORTHY DEEDS". And that, we tell our Liberal friends, is the way IT SHOULD BE.

Next, the R3VOLution Culture... we should always have a mind for how this is ALL INCLUSIVE. Clothing styles, hair styles, music styles, speaking styles, we must at all times be ECLECTIC and Non Exclusive.

Sexuality. Sexuality has a lot to do with Politics. It has a lot to do with Religion. The more narrow minded and simplistic (and immature, naive, youthful) is one's sexuality, then that translates over to ones religion and politics. Suicide Bombers have one thing in coming, they are very sexual naive, simplistic, and unworldly. The same is true for many conservatives and this is why in both cases homosexuality and relaxed heterosexual mores' BOTHERS the heck out of them. In fact, DISGUST is the feeling 3rd graders have at the thought of kissing and 'moisture' being 'spread'. Disgusting is a primary emotion, and for the sexually immature, it comes naturally because of their limited life experiences. Indeed, their feeling of DISGUST is what may keep them prisoner well into their adult lives. Their non-thinking gut-response politics is a full reflection of this sexual naivety filled with DISGUST. Mankind will ALWAYS have them with us with every generation, and thus CONSERVATIVES of all kinds will be born every minute. Also, as we age into our late years, this kind of DISGUST also returns as the hormones lapse and fade into the background.

So when building an Eclectic Culture for the R3VOLution, we must be very aware that we must stand on the LOVE principle, but keep the SEXUALITY principle as a very PRIVATE CLOSED DOORS kind of thing. So the Sexual Libertines among us should be reminded that their public natures do not help them or us in the long term cause of a peaceful and Free Society. If you watch and listen carefully, to Beck, Hannity, ORIELY, LIMBAUGH, it is this AVERSION to sexual Openness that FUNNELS their worldviews straight into CONSERVATIVE ideas... ideas that have zero to do with sex, but nevertheless, politics comes as "cultural package" and so they buy it,... and that is exactly what those Radio/TV pundits are selling "conservative membership".

Notice that Palin (adulterer) and Newt (the two timing adulterer) can still hang with the righteous crowd because they share the "Disgust". To them, those that "flaunt their sexual freedom OPENLY" ...must MUST 'be' liberals. All other issues are secondary.

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Awesome!

!!!

I wonder if there is someone

I wonder if there is someone out there who can explain the confusion of registration times? This is twice then that this has happened. Is there a concerted effort to deny or prevent Ron Paul supporters from participating as much as possible? I find it hard to believe that these late people went to all the trouble to attend, get their tickets and then fritter away the opportunity to participate. It reminds me of "Little Miss Sunshine" and the odyssey of getting to the contest in time.

Houston Station reported correctly

They said that Romney won, but that it was no great win because he won Ron Paul by only 1 vote. (This may be because Paul represents a district just south of Houston, so it may be atypical.)

You guys..come ON! Do u

You guys..come ON! Do u REALLY think he lost by ONE vote..?? Much LESS that it is our fault..LOL!!
Those people would never let him WIN..where u at?
hahahahahahahaa

:-)

No I don't really believe that. :-)

The big news SHOULD be that

The big news SHOULD be that Romney and Paul are now officially after CPAC and SRLC Straw Polls the GOP Front-Runners for 2012!

That should be the news!

"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--

I actually saw that in an article it said: "this continues the

rivalry between Ron Paul and Mitt Romney. Paul, who won CPAC by ......"

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

I didn't refer to any

I didn't refer to any article, but more to a logical conclusion that one could draw from CPAC and SRLC Straw Poll results. If Paul and Romney were on the top of both polls the conclusion that one should draw is that Paul and Romney are the GOP Front-runner for 2012. This is pretty good starting point for Paul to start building his presidential campaign.

Of course unfortunately MSM doesn't see want to draw this obvious conclusion from these Straw Polls.

By the way: to which article were you refering to with "this continues the rivalry between..."?

"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--

Here:

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/04/romney-wins-srlc-...

" The straw poll result extends the rivalry between Romney and Paul supporters at these early GOP events. According to reports on the ground in New Orleans, both candidates had groups at SRLC actively campaigning for votes.

In the last straw poll matchup -- at CPAC in February -- Paul won with 31% of the vote. Romney came in a distant second with 24%. "

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

thanks sailingaway!

thanks sailingaway!

"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--

romney vs paul

when does the debate start? (obviously not soon enough) can't wait to see how romney will react when he gets torn a new one over Romneycare in Mass.

if this is going to be a battle of champions for a party of "limited govt" there's no question who the clear winner should be.

i think it comes down to foreign policy. a lot of conservatives like dr paul's views on ways to repel govt intrusions, but his stances on the Fed and foreign policy are too much truth for many conservatives to swallow.

having our military defend us and not the rest of the world is a frightening prospect for people for some odd reason.

I don't think Ron would raise Romneycare but if it were posed

as a question he'd go for it. Ron truly DOESN'T run to 'win', he runs to spread ideas he thinks are most useful and usable and going after a program that is already law, beyond what you can do about it wouldn't be his style.

Integrity means having to say things that people don't want to hear & especially to say things that the regime doesnt want to hear -RonPaul

And spreading ideas to

And spreading ideas to inspire others to do the right thing on their own - while setting an example - is the mark of a true leader.

= = = =
"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.

That debate would be so much

That debate would be so much fun!

"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--

It should be

but we all knew that it wouldn't be if he lost.

We knew that if Ron Paul failed to achieve a clear-cut victory in the straw poll, we would see the same MSM blackout we saw in 2007/2008.

The straw poll was ours to lose, and we did. Shame on us.

Do we call a 112-111 basketball game a "tie"

because both scores round to 50%?

Not a basketball game.

This was a straw poll to measure general support.

That's not what a straw poll is.

It is not intended to measure "general support"--that would be a statistical poll. A straw poll is a contest among the supporters present.

Really?

What does the winner get except for an idea of support?

We appreciate your support in keeping this fine title bumped at the very top of the website.

:)

Millions of dollars worth of free advertising.

And we lost it, not because of vote-rigging or an MSM cover-up, but because of laziness and apathy among Ron Paul's supporters.

Were you there?

Did you vote?

Did you witness the vote tally?

I am in Australia

and did not attend the SRLC. However, I spent $300 on tickets for others, created my first website, http://battleofneworleans2010.com , spent 40 hours contacting C4L members via Facebook, and wrote many posts explaining how crucial the straw poll would be to Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign.

What did you do to help Ron Paul win the straw poll?

Thanks

...for all of your constructive and financial efforts. We need more folks like you. Seriously. I just wish I could contribute more than I do.

Turn it into a victory, not a loss.

We cannot change the results, only how we look at them.

Is your glass half empty or half full?

I'll bet you that Ron Paul actually won!

Did you know there was a recount at the last minute? I would like to know the first count!

We can't change the results

but if we're in denial about the fact that Ron Paul lost, and WHY he lost, then we're not going to do better next time.

Also, you didn't answer my question. Can I assume that all you know how to do is whine like a loser?