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Conservatives in damage-control mode after Ron Paul straw poll win

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By Virgil - Posted on 22 February 2010

Ron Paul Revolution

Remember the big conservative conference Fox News has been hyping over the past 10 days? The Conservative Political Action Conference's presidential straw poll, a key marker of the mood among conservative voters, apparently didn't mean anything to the network. And if it did mean something, the only real result is bragging rights for the individual candidates who were so well exposed. And hey, even Dick Cheney showed up.

Or, at least that's how Fox News characterized the poll, after it was reported that Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) had won it by a wide margin.

CPAC participants voted for Paul as their favored candidate by some 31 percent, giving him the largest margin of victory in recent years. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who has won the vote over the last three years, was the runner up with 22 percent. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was third with seven percent.

Over 10,000 people attended CPAC this year. Among them, 2,395 voted in the straw poll.

Read the entire article here.

MiddleKnowledge's picture

The "spin" they have to do is actually quite entertaining!

Tim Martin

Virgil's picture

Yes I know Tim, it's pretty amazing to see the hypocrisy of so many "conservatives" when faced with a true constitutionalist. Even Rush Limbaugh yesterday said that Ron Paul's win of the poll proved that CPAC is no longer "conservative." What a ridiculous thing to complain about!

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