Fox immediately moves to discredit and downplay the results. What a sad way to treat this darling gentleman speaking the truth to all wherever he goes. We could learn a lot both from his message and his style. Thank you Ron Paul for persevering in teaching us about our Constitution and the principles of sound money and limited government. You are both wise and gracious; may we be as wise and gracious to others as you have been with us!
CPAC Straw Poll Results (results downplayed here also but the numbers speak loud and clear don’t they!) Notice whose picture is obscured. Is that how you profile the winner?
Ron Paul – 31%
Mitt Romney – 22%
Sarah Palin – 7%
Tim Pawlenty – 6%
Mike Pence – 5%
Newt Gingrich -4%
Mike Huckabee – 4%
Mitch Daniels – 2%
Rick Santorum – 2%
John Thune – 2%
Haley Barbour – 1%
Other – 5%
Undecided – 6%
Conservative for Change reported it this way:
This is good news for the Liberty movement and everyone that has supported Ron Paul and his ideas for the conservative movement.
He represents what true conservatism stands for, and has shed is light across many in the movement to take back our country and return it to the ideas of the Constitution.
Do you want to see what Faux News had to say?
Ron Paul has ended Mitt Romney’s three-year run as conservatives’ favorite for president, taking 31 percent of the vote in the Conservative Political Action Conference’s annual straw poll.
Paul, a Republican congressman from Texas known for his libertarian views, ran for president in 2008 but was never a serious contender for the GOP nomination.
Romney, former Massachusetts governor and also a 2008 GOP candidate, has won the last three presidential straw polls at the annual conference. This year, he came in second, with 22 percent.
Sarah Palin, who didn’t attend the conference, was a distant third in the straw poll, with 7 percent, followed by Tim Pawlenty, the Minnesota governor, and Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana.
The straw poll is not binding — and not necessarily a good forecaster, given that in 2008, John McCain went on to take the party’s nomination over Romney.