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Ron Paul wins the Tea Party Tax Day Rally Straw Poll in Watkins Glen - Local Media distorts

Ron Paul won the Straw Poll at the Tea Party Tax Day Rally in Watkins Glen, NY on 4/15/12.

The vote count was...

Ron Paul 64
Newt Gingrich 56
Mitt Romney 34

The votes were counted in public, in front of multiple people from all three campaigns and we got video. The vote was 100% legit

and then local NBC affiliate WETM posts this

http://www.wetmtv.com/news/local/story/Several-Twin-Tier-Rep...

Please give WETM a call @ 607 733 5518 ext. 236
and ask them how they could print a story like this.



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I was there!

What a great time we had! The Ron Paul people are so awesome!

Why is this not on the front page that we won the straw poll?

Just a thought.

redduck

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Toooo funny!!

At the very end of this over worded dis-info dribble-rabble yellow journalism award winning spewingest best, they admit this;

"*The Twin Tier Tea Party took a straw poll at the rally. Ron Paul came out on top, with Newt Gingrich in second. Mitt Romney rounded out third."

Ya just gotta laugh at the hubris of presenting pigs with lipstick.

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He replied to my email today

Thank you for your comments. I'm forwarding this to my News Director.

Bobby Brooks

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Sent: Monday, April 16, 2012 7:00 AM
To: Brooks, Bobby
Subject: RE: Several Twin Tier Republicans Will Support Mitt Romney

RE: Several Twin Tier Republicans Will Support Mitt Romney

Ron Paul wins the Tea Party Tax Day Rally Straw Poll in Watkins Glen - Local Media distorts

http://www.dailypaul.com/226860/ron-paul-wins-the-tea-party-...

Ron Paul won the Straw Poll at the Tea Party Tax Day Rally in Watkins Glen, NY on 4/15/12.

The vote count was...

Ron Paul 64
Newt Gingrich 56
Mitt Romney 34

The votes were counted in public, in front of multiple people from all three campaigns and we got video.

The vote was 100% legit and then local NBC affiliate WETM posts this

http://www.wetmtv.com/news/local/story/Several-Twin-Tier-Rep...

Please give WETM a call @ 607 733 5518 ext. 236

Texas Tea Party Leader & Santorum Supporter Finds Gold
Adrian, Santorum, and Ron Paul
Posted on April 12, 2012 by Brian
Below is a repost of Adrian Murry’s facebook post from earlier today. For those who don’t know Adrian, he is the leader of the Fort Worth tea party, owner of Painless Performance Products, and author of the book Common Ground America. I enjoy the things he shares on facebook, appreciate all he does for the cause of liberty, and thought we had a lot in common, until he started supporting Santorum that is!

Adrian's Facebook;

http://www.facebook.com/adrian.murray2?sk=wall#!/adrian.murray2?sk=photos

Having lost my preferred choice for a presidential candidate on Tuesday, I determined that after a suitable period of mourning and reflection the only viable option was to shake it off and begin the search anew, the presumptive, media-anointed frontrunner not being desirable or acceptable.

Last night, as part of this Quixote-like quest, I ventured into the heretofore unexplored dimension of a Ron Paul rally and was witness to something that can only be described as all parts exhilarating, befuddling, encouraging, depressing, moving, maddening and, ultimately, inspiring. More on all that later.

Over the years I have been to more political rallies, events, forums, roundtables, discussion groups, debates and whatever than I care to remember. While a whole range of adjectives from boring to thrilling could be used to describe these events, I have never before been moved to use contradictory metaphors for the same event. Attending a Ron Paul campaign rally is a singularly unique experience. I have never seen anything like it before. Perhaps phenomenal is the word that comes closest in accuracy, not in the ordinary “awesome” sense, but in the other-worldly, spatiotemporal sense.

I have spoken before a lot of groups in the last several years as we have all grappled with the seeming dissolution of our country. I have half-jokingly said on many of these occasions that the other side doesn’t really have to defeat us politically, they just have to wait for us all to die off so they can implement their plans. My point has been that the greatest issue facing the conservative cause is a demographical one, a lack of diversity that will shortly render the conservative message irrelevant. Where are the youth? I and others have asked. Where are the people of color? Why doesn’t the conservative message resonate?

The answer to where they are could be found last night at the Will Rogers Auditorium. Often at political events there is a sense of excitement, anticipation, a certain buzz in the audience while waiting for the main event. Excitement, anticipation and buzz are weak and inadequate words to describe the pre-rally crowd last night. Energy is even inadequate. What undulated through the thousands who thronged outside before the doors opened last night was a kinetic power, the power of hope, the power of liberation, the power of anger at a system turned upside down, the power of liberation and, yes, the ultimate and emancipating power of freedom. You had to be there to understand it.

Once inside, for the only time in my politically active life, I was transported to a world I had not seen before. There was enough energy in that room to power a skyscraper. Teenagers, college students, whites, Hispanics, African Americans, Asians, middle-aged, elderly, every racial, ethnic, socio-economic, cross cultural ingredient of the American melting pot was there. The auditorium was a cauldron of American citizens who understand and have grasped the true nature of the tyranny which has befallen this nation, a conflagration, if you will, of passion and anger and joy and determination. This is where the fire starts this time. The eruption when Mr. Paul took the stage was deafening.

http://blog.briangallimore.com/2012/04/adrian-santorum-and-r...

☛Ron Paul Is Destroying The Status Quo! Total Upset Underway ~ April 15th [VIDEO]

http://www.dailypaul.com/226736/ron-paul-is-destroying-the-s...

Perfect Video: Ron Paul At Texas A&M Black This Out

http://www.dailypaul.com/226398/perfect-video-ron-paul-at-te...

The American Upset

http://www.dailypaul.com/226163/ghoeberx-the-american-upset

Ron Paul Video: "I'm Baaack"!

http://www.dailypaul.com/226204/ron-paul-video-im-baaack

Witness the Power of an Idea: Ron Paul Massive Rallies 2012. You will not see this on television.

http://www.dailypaul.com/225652/witness-the-power-of-an-idea...

Christian Leader Calls Santorum Followers to Vote for Ron Paul

http://www.usachristianministries.com/2012/04/11/pastor-call...

Colonel Douglas Macgregor: "Ron Paul Best For National Defense"

http://www.dailypaul.com/208805/ron-paul-best-for-national-d...

Ron Paul is Coming Home to Pittsburgh Apr 20th *Event Ticket Link*

http://www.dailypaul.com/226329/ron-paul-is-coming-home-to-p...

http://www.dailypaul.com/

If RP won the straw poll,

does anyone think that Mitt has a lot of closet RP supporters?

media

I agree that they slanted the story for Romney, they always do. But if you look at the end of the article, it does say that Paul won the straw poll.

Straw poll

They only add ed that ( see the astride before it) after i called and spoke with sam minks for about a half an hour! she was supposed to call me back today and she didn't! But i did speak with her editing manager and he informed me that they went there to ask the politicians if they will support Romney! they didn't go there to be biased go figure! I have a line for Sam It is 607 733 5518 ext 236 please call her and let her know how you feel! The managing editor also informed me that they only report what people want to hear and people want to hear about Romney because Santorum dropped out! He made no sense at all! So in short They went to brag up Romney not cover the event!

Austin

AKA "burying the lead"

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Mitt Romney?

I attended the rally at the Glen and the only comments made about Mitt Romney were not favorable. That he was considered the favorite choice in that article is a not a distortion, it is a complete fabrication. I really get the impression that the tea party today is not the same one started by the Ron Paul supporters in the 2008 campaign. After listening to speakers who sang the praises of Sarah Palin (not even a candidate)and Newt Gingrich (fannie mae extortionist) with the exception of Josh Tolley who ruffled a few feathers in the crowd, there was barley a mention of Ron Paul. How could those who profess to be for limited government, adherence to the constitution and personal liberty support any candidate other than Ron Paul? I left that rally really questioning the whole tea party movement, but I must say that for two hours prior to the rally about 15 of us did a Ron Paul sign wave and the support of passers by in Watkins Glen was very encouraging, there are some folks out there that get it!

Thanks Brother!

..Yeah...You "nailed it".
The TEA PARTY IS LAME !!....That's what I said!

And that's exactly why I walked away from their Orange/Ulster
get-togethers...I knew..way back then that they were hijacked.
..Hijacked...not Independent.

Lemme know if you're goin' to Tampa in August.
I just came back from there..

NYers, for the most part, are
living "in a bubble"...everywhere else there are panhandlers
begging for work..money, etc.
The MSM does NOT project REALITY.
Hang in there, God Bless Ya!

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!