At the Utah State Republican Convention this past weekend, Ron Paul came in second place with 5.66%.Â Mitt Romney carried 81% in the Mormon state.
What is significant is that, unlike online polls, GOP convention straw polls are closely controlled.
According to Ivan Dubois of the Utah State GOP HQ, only registered elected delegates to the convention were able to vote.Â No "stacking" of votes can take place, since only elected party activists voted.
Ron Paul was fantastic (as usual) on MSNBC's "Tucker" today.
Tucker Carlson told Ron he wanted to have him back regularly to teach the viewers about freedom.
The annual FreedomFest conference, has issued a debate invitation to GOP Presidential candidates Rudy Giuliani and Ron Paul to use FreedomFest â€˜07 as a debate venue to further explore their fundamental differences in foreign policy and the war in Iraq that were highlighted in the Columbia, SC debate.
Mark Skousen, producer of the debate issued the invitation to both candidates this week. FreedomFest will be held in Las Vegas July 5-7.
Last week, on CNN's Reliable Sources, host Howard Kurtz used Ron Paul as a foil to whip up support for the media favorite, Rudy Giuliani.
But we begin by turning our critical lens on the Republican presidential debate on FOX News. The most replayed sound bite by far was of Giuliani responding to Texas' congressman Ron Paul's declaration that we, the U.S., brought on the 9/11 attacks by bombing Iraq for a decade. (He then plays the tape of Giuliani's response without Paul's comments.)
On tonight's McLaughlin Group, panelist Eleanor Clift brought up Ron Paul favorably.
During a discussion on the conservative movement, started as a discussion of the death of Jerry Falwell, Clift named Ron Paul as Barry Goldwater's heir:
Barry Goldwater's heir in the current Republican field is Texas Congressman Ron Paul, who is a libertarian, and who is really striking a chord. He's not going to win the nomination or the Presidency, but he is speaking to a lot of people who think the Republican Party has gone way too far into the bedrooms of American people, and too far...