Ron Paul Fans Making CPAC Their OwnSubmitted by bobbyw24 on Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:09
Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), the libertarian-leaning 2008 presidential candidate and father of freshman senator Rand Paul, is expected to make a strong showing in the annual CPAC straw poll Saturday. Paul, in fact, won the straw poll last year with a decisive 31 percent; establishment man Mitt Romney was second with 22 percent.
The Paul supporters are out in force again this year; they're a very visible presence at the conference handing out literature about "unmasking the Federal Reserve," repealing the Patriot Act, and so on. They already made headlines Thursday when they heckled Dick Cheney. And a group associated with Paul reportedly bought 1,000 tickets for supporters, ensuring a strong performance in the straw poll.