Rep. Ron Paul wins CPAC straw poll
Texas Rep. Ron Paul won 30 percent of the vote in a CPAC straw poll of presidential candidates.
February 12th, 2011
06:01 PM ET

Rep. Ron Paul wins CPAC straw poll

The results of the Washington Times CPAC straw poll of presidential candidates are in, and the winner is Texas Rep. Ron Paul, with 30 percent of the vote. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was the runner-up with 23 percent.

There were 3,742 ballots cast in the annual survey, which is a chance for devotees to name their pick for president in 2012. Fifty-six percent of those surveyed said they were generally satisfied with the field of potential candidates and 43 percent said they wished the GOP had a better field of potential candidates. For those surveyed, the size of the federal government was the most important issue to them.

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  1. RUFFNUTT

    im gonna vote for bozo-the clown in 2012..

    February 12, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Pard

    Looks like Obama gets a second term... .

    February 12, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. RonWho?

    I like some of Paul's ideas, but worry he'd never get everything he wants. Besides a fed audit I'd like to see an audit of every company that got bailouts. I would also support getting our military out of countries that don't want us there. Just because we bought off the corrupt leaders around the world doesn't mean the people support us there. We'd never allow a Chinese or Russian military presence here, so we should only be in places that truly want us there. Obviously Germany doesn't seem to mind. Common sense is needed. We might be able to save money that way.

    February 12, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      They drew straws for RuPaul for President???

      February 12, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      ...and you like RuPaul ideas???

      February 12, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. raven

    I thought size didnt matter ?

    February 12, 2011 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • r3volution2012

      size matters when you have no way to pay for it. we are broke

      February 13, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. RonWho?

    No size doesn't matter Raven. Big girls need love too. From someone else of course. 🙂

    February 12, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. raven

    Ron Who ? Well if thats your thing,more power to ya. I heard lotsa guys are chubby chasers!

    February 12, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. RonWho?

    Thick not fat is fine. Anything looking like the Michelin man in a wig annndd no.. Haha no no no...

    February 12, 2011 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. raven

    K But what if she skinny but has a moustache ? ya gotta up your standards!

    February 12, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  9. leeintulsa

    He's a libertarian, from what i've heard. That's a good thing

    February 12, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  10. RUFFNUTT

    i'd maybe vote for him if paul wall was his vice president..

    February 12, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Bleh

    LMAO! This thread is silly! 🙂

    February 12, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Warface

    Hope he has a righteous plan. Obama is already washingtonized. I'm sure i will find the courage to campaign for him in MA after going to war and not closing Gitmo down. Goodluck Ron!!!

    February 12, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
  13. RUFFNUTT

    @RONWHO ever throw a hot dog down a alley way?

    February 12, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  14. raven

    Lol mmmm , for some reason I always thinka RuPaul when I see Ron Pauls name too! funny .

    February 12, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Bleh

    What does Obama is already washingtonized even MEAN?

    February 12, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
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