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Posted by on Feb 12, 2011 in Politics | 0 comments

Ron Paul Wins Presidential Straw Poll at CPAC


For the second year in a row, Ron Paul won the presidential straw poll at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, earning 30 percent of the vote.

The Texas congressman, known for his libertarian views, ran for president in 2008 but was never a serious contender for the GOP nomination.

My understanding is that the correlation between “who wins CPAC” and “who wins GOP nomination” is near zero, right? Or perhaps the correlation is actually negative.

Sarah Palin only got 3%.

Image: a still from video of his Friday speech in which he claimed that Egyptian protesters are “upset with us for propping up that puppet dictator for all those years.”