Comment: The CA straw poll really surprised me too, mainly because

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The CA straw poll really surprised me too, mainly because

of the gigantic military industrial retirees (govt and contractor) community all throughout CA.

This time though I really do think the deck is stacked very much against Ron. One reason that Rudolph Guilliani was banking on Florida so much in 2008 was that both their straw poll and their primary has really really restricted eligibility. Like, you have to be a registered Republican for 75 years just to vote in either one.

No just kidding, but seriously though FLA has those lame party registration restrictions and they are about the most restrictive in the nation. I guess this is to protect the super-big senior citizen population that spends all the money in the suburban FLA economy. Voting there in general is very exclusionary for a reason. Oh, and then you got Jeb Bush. Yeah, this state's voting apparatus is pretty much the #1 anti-Ron Paul in the United States.