Saturday, February 20, 2010

Most at CPAC Want Ron Paul in 2012

This makes me feel a little bit better. At the CPAC convention, Ron Paul beat out Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty and others.
Ron Paul doesn't engage in all the hate speech. He opposes war. He's a no nonsense guy who, relative to the other republican possibilities, I like. He's a little extreme regarding the dollar and the Federal Reserve. He's a little extreme overall. But he could be right. I wouldn't vote for him against Obama. But it's good to know that others aren't falling for the likes of Sarah Palin or used car salesman, Mitt. But then again, I don't know how telling these straw polls are. I'd like to see what Ron Paul would do once he had to govern. These guys talk a good talk but once they take the reins of the government, it's a whole new story.
See Ron Paul's speech at CPAC here.
From WaPo
2010 CPAC Straw Poll Results
Ron Paul 31%
Mitt Romney 22%
Sarah Palin 7%
Tim Pawlenty 6%
Mike Pence 5%
Newt Gingrich 4%
Mike Huckabee 4%
Mitch Daniels 2%
John Thune 2%
Rick Santorum 2%
Haley Barbour 1%
Here is part of his speech: