Why a Texas straw poll MUST be heldSubmitted by MaxK on Tue, 09/20/2011 - 17:54
There is no reason that a Texas straw poll can't be organized by liberty lovers, with every candidate invited, and all the rowdy GOP activists you can find. If people in Texas do so, remember you are the hosts, and must be courteous, and there is no guarantee Paul would win.
Why must this be done? Two reasons.
First, the straw poll in Florida doesn't really represent base support like straw polls are suppose to do, the Florida poll represents party insiders, with 30% going to existing party representatives, and the rest being limited in number and going out by lottery. It isn't open, doesn't represent base support among the activists, or actual GOP voters. It represents the already established machinary in Florida. Saying this will determine the election is ridiculous. A real straw poll in Texas must exist.
Second, there is every reason for party big wigs to try to push a Florida straw poll like this while getting rid of the one in Texas.
The one in Texas is the state of both of the frontrunners. It is the only one that would therefore actually mean anything. Futhermore, Paul is polling ahead of Perry in Texas. It would be hightly embarassing for Perry to lose a straw poll in his own state, that is why they don't want to do the straw poll. But it is also the only one that TRULY shows the difference in support of the two men, because they are both from Texas.
Futhermore, it is clear this is happening in Texas. They also tried to gerrymander Ron Paul out of his district in Texas this year. He said he was going to retire after that, but that doesn't change the fact that it was a vile thing of Rick Perry in the GOP in Texas to try to do.
Hold a big big big Straw Poll - big as in Texas big, and win it for Ron Paul!!!!!!!!!!!!!!