TRENDING: Conservative leader discounts Paul win
(CNN) - The president of the Family Research Council characterized Rep. Ron Paul's weekend win in the Values Voter Summit straw poll as "an outlier."
Tony Perkins, who heads the social conservative group, said the Republican presidential candidate influenced the results by busing supporters to the event, proving his 37% support is not reflective of social conservative backing nationally.
This is a great speech...
Its greatness transcends creed. It's great because this makes sense regardless of what your religious orientation is -- or isn't.
Its great because its something Ron Paul really believes -- It hasn't been "focused-grouped" or "psy-oped".
And yet the Fox News' reporter in the following video clip seemed perplexed that such a "live and let live" message could be tolerated, much less accepted....
This is the gem to post all over the web.
Ron Paul Wins Values Voter Summit Straw Poll!! (Media Coverage)
And don't forget...
The Awakening of a Generation: Ron Paul 2012
On Saturday, in proving that the Ron Paul political organization is working better than ever, Paul won the iconic Values Voters Straw Poll with a whopping 37% of the total 1,983 ballots cast.
Herman Cain, who is experiencing a modest bump in popularity as values voters shuffle away from Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney, placed a distant second with 23% of the votes. Paul was also top choice among attendees for the Vice President straw poll, with Bachmann coming in close second.
From the website:
Straw Poll results:
37% Ron Paul
23% Herman Cain
16% Rick Santorum
8% Rick Perry
8% Michele Bachmann
4% Mitt Romney
3% Newt Gingrich
0% Jon Huntsman
I do not usually post on Daily Paul, I mostly just post on Ron Paul Forums, but I am looking for help in getting myself, as well as 5 other of my friends to the Values Voter Summit in a couple weeks in DC. I am a photographer for the movement, and will be taking photos of the event for future use by the grassroots. You can see my photos at http://flickr.com/gageskidmore
But, as with most things, money is required to be able to accomplish this goal...so I have set up a ChipIn that will be used specifically for transportation and lodging.
Upcoming Straw Polls: Orlando Sept. 22, Mackinac Island Sept. 23-25, Washington, DC Oct. 7-9, Illinois Nov. 5Submitted by AnAppealToHeavenWash on Mon, 09/19/2011 - 13:56
Upcoming Straw Polls (Please Bump for Local/State Activism)
September 22, 2011, Orlando, Florida – Presidency 5 straw poll
September 23–25, 2011, Mackinac Island, Michigan – Michigan Republican Party's 29th Biennial Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference straw poll
October 7–9, 2011, Washington, D.C. – Values Voter Straw Poll
People would discover that they agree with Ron Paul on more issues than they think if he would keep his explanations of his views positive and simple.
For example, more people need to know that it doesn't make a difference if they share the personal views on abortion or drug legalization because he doesn't think the Federal Government should be involved in our lives on that level anyway. This needs to be drilled into people's heads because the media keeps bringing it up like it is a deal breaker.
by Lois Beckett
ProPublica, Aug. 23, 2011, 2:19 p.m.
This is the second installment in a series of reading guides on 2012 presidential candidates. Our first one was one Texas Gov. Rick Perry .
Three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul is consistently disregarded by the media, a point made recently by comedian Jon Stewart and confirmed by a Pew Research Center  analysis of news coverage.