Values Voter Summit – Paul Trumps the Establishment, AgainSubmitted by Romang on Sat, 10/08/2011 - 14:45
One was like a carnival, the other like a morgue – speaking of the stark contrast in room atmospheres for the speeches of presidential candidates Ron Paul and Mitt Romney, respectively. Both were making their cases before the reconvened Values Voter Summit on Saturday morning, where five of their Republican competitors had addressed the conference yesterday.
Paul draws enthusiastic supporters wherever he goes, so it was no surprise to see the room packed with followers ready to give him (and his remarks) a warm reception. What was somewhat of a shock was to see the reaction to Romney, a man who’d won the Summit’s straw poll in 2007 (granted, many of his votes were online, causing many to question the result’s validity) – but now is the consensus establishment candidate in the Republican race.
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