Ron Paul Buys Himself Another One of Those Straw Poll Awards
Hooray! Ron Paul won the Emmy for President of California Republicans! Ron Paulwon the California state GOP straw poll with 44% of the vote for the bargain bin price of $25,000, compared to second-place loser Rick Perry who spent nothing, did not show up and got 29% of the vote just for being an alien space monster sociopath with the same initials as RON PAUL, because Perry is a mooch. The saddest loser was Michele Bachmann, who also showed up and gave a hated keynote speech that convinced 64 straw poll voters (7.7%) all named "Marcus Bachmann" to cast a vote in her favor.
Here are the official results, from the LA Times:
Congressman Ron Paul (374, 44.9%)
Governor Rick Perry (244, 29.3%)?
Mitt Romney (74, 8.8%)
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (64, 7.7%)
Jon Huntsman (17, 2.0%)
Herman Cain (15, 1.8%)
Newt Gingrich (14, 1.7%)
Thad McCotter (7, 0.8%)
Rick Santorum (7, 0.8%)
Gary Johnson (2, 0.2%)
Fred Karger (1, 0.1%)
Write-ins (15, 1.8%)
And this amazing description of Ron Paul's speech at the straw poll:
Raucous cheers and whistles and whoops and screams -- one could be forgiven for wondering.......if they were for an elderly 11-term House politician or Justin Bieber -- announced Paul's presence outside the doors. He then entered to another round of cheers and camera flashes.