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Neo-con Crooks Already Fighting To Scrap Iowa Straw Poll in 2016

..........A.J. Spiker, the former state vice chair of Ron Paul’s campaign, and, to put it mildly, he disagrees. Spiker sees the moves against the straw poll as part of “a continued effort to make sure that the political industry selects candidates rather than the grassroots.” Spiker maintains the straw poll “is probably the best opportunity … to plant some grassroots and put in place a infrastructure for the Iowa Caucus” and believes the push to end it are parallel to the controversial efforts in Tampa by the Romney campaign for “more consolidation of power” among party elites.

Steve Deace, prominent Iowa social conservative activist and talk radio host, who was outraged that the governor would try to end the state party’s biggest fundraiser, echoed Spiker’s sentiment in even more vehement tones. “The only people who hate conservatives more than Democrats are people like Terry Branstad,” Deace said. He went on to scathingly describe the Republican governor’s political influence in the state saying, “I’d almost rather have Barack Obama’s endorsement in 2016 than Terry Branstad’s; it tells all the Ron Paul and social conservatives who not to vote for.”

In Deace’s eyes, Branstad’s statement is “a preemptive strike aimed at conservatives” to keep establishment control of the Republican Party, and specifically aimed at “trying to stop Rand Paul.”

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I disagree.

These straw polls are a useless waste of money that predict nothing. Remember how Bachmann "won" the Iowa straw poll by handing out free concert tickets to clueless voters?

Without straw polls, it's harder for the establishment to start humping certain candidates from the very beginning of the race, as they won't have BS straw-poll numbers to point to.

I don't play, I commission the league.

BUMP +

This is a great post. Thanks BBBBUMP

Indeed they are!

After all, Ron paul almost won the thing.

If it wasn't for the "Scattering" (?) of 162 votes he may have even won it.

Here's the comment I left on the article. (along with the video I recorded about the result announcement on Sky TV UK):

http://fyre.it/o1GSUk

I think I remember

in National pre-convention polling, Bachmann, Pawlenty, Rick Perry, Herman Cain all lead at some point.

So if we are to ban the Iowa Straw Poll, then we should ban all the polling taking place with all the bought and paid news outlets because their polling was incorrect as well.

They want to ban Iowa Straw Poll

-- because they know Rand Paul would win it in a landslide.

Period.

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Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

I don't see any other states getting rid

of their staw polls or why is CPAC still going to have a presidential straw poll.

Put Rand IN your spiel so people can avoid Republican poison.!.

From johnson to rand,can you pick a loser sell out or what...

BAZZA MAC

We The People will decide

I can tell you one thing:
Dr. Ron Paul never attacked his son Rand.

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No You Are Not Going To Get Away With That

You think you are going to slide right back in after the utter chaos you caused on this board when we were campaigning for Paul? You attacked Rand with a myriad of little snipes against him and Ron Paul and his supporters in general for months on your idiotic Gary Johnson crusade. Don't think for a second if the winds shift strongly towards Rand that your are going to be a bandleader here for him. Go away and glom onto your 1% loser somewhere else you crass hypocrite.

LOL
Submitted by legalizeliberty on Fri, 10/19/2012 - 06:56. Permalink

Why is Jesse Benton not out there helping out?

Rand Paul/Jesse Benton 2016
(sarcasm)

http://www.dailypaul.com/261969/the-door-is-open-for-rand-pa...
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Rand is Mr. zero
Submitted by legalizeliberty on Tue, 11/06/2012 - 20:30. Permalink

Rand is finished.

http://www.dailypaul.com/261046/together-will-restore-the-bl...

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I do not demonize anti-GJ folks who are pure in their views
Submitted by legalizeliberty on Wed, 10/31/2012 - 14:14. Permalink

--like your are.

I fight back defending my point of view against mostly Romney operatives on this website.

Ron Paul said many times great things about GJ.

Was Ron Paul stupid to seek Gary Johnson endorsement in the spring of 2007?

Now I ask you to explain this.

Why did Ron Paul seek out this endorsement from him?

I will tell you why.

Because Gary Johnson in the spring of 2007 was a well known respected freedom loving political figure and Dr. Ron Paul only raised pinuts for his presidential run(at that time).

Go and lick Rand's boots.

I am for GJ who openly says 'kill the drones'!

http://www.dailypaul.com/261046/together-will-restore-the-bl...
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she has that choice...and so do you!
Submitted by legalizeliberty on Wed, 10/31/2012 - 15:34. Permalink

Because Gary Johnson in the spring of 2007 was a well known respected freedom loving political figure and Dr. Ron Paul only raised pinuts for his presidential run(at that time).

Go and lick Rand's boots.

I am for GJ who openly says 'kill the drones'!

http://www.dailypaul.com/256705/video-romney-surrogate-rand-...
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'Bomb Iran' Romney coming in 3rd place
Submitted by legalizeliberty on Fri, 09/28/2012 - 10:10. Permalink

Will be a huge victory for the LM Liberty Movement.

Gary Johnson 2012 & 2016.
#Rand2016Fail

Calls Ron Paul A Cult Leader
http://www.dailypaul.com/261219/ron-paul-write-in-is-not-jus...

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ecorob
Submitted by legalizeliberty on Thu, 11/01/2012 - 22:07. Permalink

you represent the anti-liberty "rp-cult"
I have a question for you:

since your cult leader can't win why do you fight against someone who wants to cut the Pentagon by 43% as prez?

You are not We The People LL you are more like a foreign agent up to no good as usual.Stay out of our politics you are not wanted or needed here.~Pollman

November 6th 2012 I voted for Dr.Ron Paul
"We must remember, elections are short-term efforts. Revolutions are long-term projects." ~ Ron Paul