Ron Paul, Republican Congressman from Texas, has won the Presidential straw poll at CPAC this year with 31% of the vote while Mitt Romney came in a distant second with 22%. Thankfully, the straw poll is not a good indicator and basically meaningless as to who will eventually be the party choice. Mitt Romney had previously won it the last three years, yet McCain won the nomination.
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.
Ron Paul, Republican, Libertarian, or crazy uncle? Although I agree with some of the views of Paul but never enough to have him as a candidate … good grief. It really is hard to take Paul serious as a candidate with all that he has said.
It would appear there are many other RIGHT leaning blogs that have the same sentiment when it comes to Paul and his supporters.
Thankfully, we do not nominate a candidate using a straw poll that is so easily skewed. In the end this straw poll was about as scientific as an Internet poll.