After reading about Ron Paul's great victory at the Values Voter Summit hosted by FRC (Family Research Council), I noticed and participated in a poll they had on their website.
Which issue is the most important in determining your choice of candidate to support?
Results as of 5:00pm, 10/8/11:
4% Protecting One Man One Women Marriage
8% Repealing Obamacare
1% Permanent Tax Relief for Families
4% Protecting Religious Liberty
13% Government Spending
2% National Security
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.
I looked at a number of News sites, and their front page political News sections. There are zero listed stories about Ron Paul's D.C. Value's Straw Poll first-place victory shown on these headline or news summary pages.
On the other hand if you google 'Ron Paul', a few stories about the straw poll results can be found. But some guy Tony Perkins who is the President of the "Family Research Council" (whatever that is?), and CBSNews have teamed-up to accuse Ron Paul of "stuffing the ballot".
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
Herman Cain 38% [LOL]
Mitt Romney 18%
Rick Perry 12%
Ron Paul 12%
Newt Gingrich 4%
Jon Huntsman, Jr. 4%
Michele Bachmann 3%
Rick Santorum 1%
Gary Johnson <1%
the value voter poll that begins tomorrow?
here is the link http://politicons.net/2012-october-gop-poll/
I just emailed them and said.... "Hello, I am surprised to see that there is no Ron Paul option since he is running for president and all. Can you be anymore biased??? Please add him so that the American people can vote for whoever they want. And if you left him out because you think that his supporters will somehow manipulate your poll, which they cant, then you could say the same for anyone else’s supporters."
Here is the email back that they sent me....
Not sure how big this is going to get but it could be big because Ohio is an important State in the General Election.
Below is an Email I just got from the Sponsor of the Event!
You have to submit your email address to vote. I got an email from Washington Times, so I assume this is affiliated with them, unsure. I picked Ron for Prez, and Rand for Vice. There's a comment box too, where I wrote "Vote Ron Paul in 2012, cause you need us to win!" lol!
One in three veterans see the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars as a waste and think we should concentrate on domestic problems.