118 responses to “Ron Paul in Fifth Place at Presidency 5 Straw Poll in Florida”

  1. Robert Wasmund

    I’m in Orlando. There will be many more videos coming out like this one

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  2. Kurtis Lawrence

    That just means we have to work harder.

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  3. Robert Wasmund

    That is why, you should be Happy. They had to cheat.

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  4. Snohomish Grow

    thats..it ..is he slackin ?? ..again..??damn..i will pray for refuel for doctor paul,,will someone get that gentleman a sandwich..??please..

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  5. Derek Roman

    I’m not!

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  6. Joseph Bernay

    How is 10% a strong fifth?

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  7. Brian D. Teach

    Yeah I’m pretty disappointed… :|

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  8. Jason Jarvis

    We’re happy about this?

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  9. Jean-François

    Oh, I forgot to post this hilarious excerp from http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/05/herman-cain-blunders-on-palestinian-right-of-return/

    If you just know a bit about the israelo-Arab conflict, it’s IMPOSSIBLE to not know what’s the right of return and its implications.

    “Just this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the return of Palestinian refugees to Israel is “not going to happen. Everybody knows it’s not going to happen.”When asked about his stance on the matter, Cain appeared confused.

    CAIN: Right of return? Right of return?

    WALLACE: The Palestinian right of return.

    CAIN: That’s something that should be negotiated.

    When asked again about whether he believes in the Palestinian right of return, Cain seemed unclear about the Israeli position on the matter, as well as his own.

    CAIN: Yes, but under – but not under – Palestinian conditions. Yes. They should have a right to come back if that is a decision that Israel wants to make…. I don’t think they have a big problem with people returning.

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  10. Jean-François

    Common, it’s just a straw poll, I saw many enthusiast posts from republican neocons on an online forum, they love his 9-9-9 plan but know little about him. One month earlier they were as much enthusiast for Perry. Even when Ron Paul won in California I wasn’t impressed and I’m not impressed by this straw poll neither, straw polls mean little

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  11. Jean-François

    Herman Cain supported the Big Banker Bailouts and chided those who believe in Free Market Economics… see youtube., v=Ol45PnAIFRU

    denied the need to Audit the Federal Reserve while hosting the Neil Boortz Radio Show on 12/29/10

    Herman Cain is even more a warmonger than Santorum. It’s amazing to see how many idiots who think that Afghanistan is a big mistake wish to elect a guy who wants to launch a crusade against the whole muslim world.

    Why did he win the strawpoll? Immigration. Plus the Jewish/evangelical vote in Florida regarding Israel, but more likely because he wants to build a huge electrified fence. However his position is bogus, I did search again and again, there seems to be no written record that show any obsession regarding immigration in his case. He wrote a book of 200 pages in 2005, but from what I could find, it doesn’t seem to be a concern for him in the book. I wouldn’t be surprised if his voting record are not consistent with his very recent stance on immigration. He wont get the nomination but if he gets it, he will soon state that it was a misunderstanding and that he never planed to build a fence because the hispanic vote is too important.

    9-9-9? That one is a joke. It’s like the catch phrase “yes, we can!”. Easy to remember, but no one asked himself how much revenues would be generated with a 9% tax, if it’s 400 $billion instead of the 2 $trillion that he needs…ouch! But 9-9-9 is easier to remember than 8.45, 18.4 and 15.3% indeed.

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  12. your all missing the point

    For God sakes read the damn article ron Paul did not participate in this debate. U wanna know why he did not win its because he was not there. I swear reading all these comments do any of u read before u post? I love ron Paul I will vote for him but it would be nice to see someone else really read this article and understand that ron Paul took 5th in a straw poll for a debate he DID NOT ATTEND.

    that said Ron Paul > any other joke of a candidate.

    Ron paul2012

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  13. Anthony

    I have been saying this for months..If Ron Paul supporters dont organize MASS protests in front of all these media outlets,hes gonna lose!! I have offered my services here in Southern California MANY a times..Sure I get massive thumbs up,but NO ONE writes me at my email address..Which I have given 5 diffrent times…If Paul loses,its because of his flaky support!!!I love Ron Paul and America..BUT AMERICANS ARE LAME!!!!!

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  14. Jean-François

    Herman Cain supported the Big Banker Bailouts and chided those who believe in Free Market Economics…
    see youtube., v=Ol45PnAIFRU
    denies the need to Audit the Federal Reserve while hosting the Neil Boortz Radio Show on 12/29/10

    Herman Cain is even more a warmonger than Santorum. It’s amazing to see how many idiots who think that Afghanistan is a big mistake wish to elect a guy who wants to launch a crusade against the whole muslim world.

    Why did he win the strawpoll? Immigration. Plus the Jewish/evangelical vote in Florida regarding Israel, but more likely because he wants to build a huge electrified fence. However his position is bogus, I did search again and again, there seems to be no written record that show any obsession regarding immigration in his case.
    He wrote a book of 200 pages in 2005, but from what I could find, it doesn’t seem to be a concern for him in the book. I wouldn’t be surprised if his voting record are not consistent with his very recent stance on immigration. He wont get the nomination but if he gets it, he will soon state that it was a misunderstanding and that he never planed to build a fence because the hispanic vote is too important.
    9-9-9? That one is a joke. It’s like the catch phrase “yes, we can!”. Easy to remember, but no one asked himself how much revenues would be generated with a 9% tax, if it’s 400 $billion instead of the 2 $trillion that he needs…ouch!
    But 9-9-9 is easier to remember than 8.45, 18.4 and 15.3% indeed.

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  15. Michael

    5th?? That’s a big lie. We know that Ron Paul got 92% in the poll and Cain got 2%. Uhhhhh, didn’t he?

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  16. PJ

    Just saw this headline at dailypaul.com:

    Santorum Right About One Thing: Predicts Ron Paul to Win Florida Straw Poll

    Unbelievable! He predicts Ron Paul will win and then comes in ahead of him.

    What a JINX!

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  17. Adrianne

    I will be taking a picture of my vote.

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  18. dragnet53

    This was truly an upset victory it seems. I figured with all the crowd cheering on Ron Paul he would of won Florida. This is truly an odd strange feeling about this poll. Florida was setup so that Perry could win. Interesting turn of events.

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  19. catherine

    Herman Cain: “We don’t need to audit the fed because they already have so many internal audits…!” Bwahahahahaha!!! Oh, that’s a good one, Herman! Imagining there were no problems idiologically with the Fed, that’s still like saying “Don’t ask kids in a candy store if they rob because they’ll come out and tell you themselves”. Really, Herman, are you THAT dumb? Just when I was beginning to think our country might have had hope.

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  20. PJ

    This outcome is a real head-scratcher. You would think that with Herman Cain first, Ron Paul would be in the top 3 along with maybe Bachmann. To me, the order of the candidates is even more puzzling than who won.

    Ron Paul 2012

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  21. cris

    Herman Cain Exposed… used to be chairman of federal reserve… have a listen..
    they say all winners at Florida end of Presidents… can this be whats in store for 2012?

    http://theintelhub.com/2011/05/08/herman-cain-exposed-no-need-to-audit-the-federal-reserve/

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  22. IDontKnow

    Why are you guys surprised Cain won? Its Florida, you know the state that let go Casey Anthony and distributes the most Oxycontin on the planet lol.

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  23. End the Fed

    “The Presidency 5 straw poll was overwhelmingly won by former Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Chairman Herman Cain, who convincingly edged out former frontrunner Rick Perry.”

    Wow… is that true?
    Herman Cain was the Chairman of the Kansas City Federal Reserve branch?

    Took that from the first sentence of the second paragraph.

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  24. RonPaul2012alldaylong

    Seriously, Rick Santorum ahead of Ron Paul? I have no place on this earth…

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    1. Ross Johnson

      There needs to be close scruteny on all polls and the elections since computer polling enables fraud.A cross referencing system like they use on Bitcoin might be the way to go.

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    2. Joe

      Rick and Rick both beat Ron? The more I think about it and the more I muse over the words said at the debate, I find this straw poll actually ridiculous. Mr. “sex has no place in the military” put his foot permanently in his mouth. He will NEVER be president, because he is just plain not presidential. Not much more than a joke. And Perry, without a doubt, is a pinhead. His deliverance is soooo staged. Did you see the “turn on the puppy dog sentimentality” when they questioned him about the forced HPV injects. I almost puked all over the treadmill i was running on. And after Mitt made him look like a fool, time after time, he still edges him out??? What is going on here? I want to have faith that Americans are really quite clever. However, more and more, it seems nope, no we are not. I guess our brains are too clogged with twinkies, fat, and television waves.

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  25. Alexa Abrishamian

    I think the Republican Party of Florida has gone nuts!!!! So, their first choice is a former head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City —- oh really!!!! Give me a break. Herman Cain is another neocon front man in the effort to stop Dr. Paul. Cain has displayed on more than one occasion how breath-takingly ignorant he is. And he has expressed a tremendous amount of bigotry toward the Muslim community in the United States. He is no lover of the Constitution or freedom and liberty.

    I am proud to be a Californian because we picked our straw poll winner last week……..Dr. Paul was our pick because we value freedom and liberty out here. That should be the headline………the largest state in the Union picked Ron Paul. Remember, as California goes, so goes the rest of the country.

    Dr. Paul, you are welcome out here any time. We love you in California.

    Alexa
    Burlingame, CA

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  26. cris

    the 999 plan in the mirror is actually 666

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  27. Jackson Baer

    I’m happy Cain won and not Perry but why does he get so much more press than Ron Paul did for winning the California straw poll earlier in the week? It’s all over the news and internet celebrating Cain as an emergent candidate but Ron Paul is still the long shot? The media is extremely frustrating.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjRcO1Sm0HU

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  28. Ross Johnson

    There seems to be a wide variability from State to State.Has anyone taken a national poll to see what the general trend is?

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    1. John Patrick

      National polls are showing that Perry and Bachmann are flaming out. Romney is the new frontrunner (again) and Ron Paul is the top tier anti-establishment candidate running a solid third, growing, and never losing support. This will give Cain a big boost, but I just can’t see America going for a former Fed guy. There’s too much anti-Fed sentiment for this to become popular.

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  29. Danny

    I listened to Al Cardenas (CPAC) being interviewed on our local radio station here in Florida. When he mentioned candidates coming to Florida, he never mentioned Ron Paul. Then I saw online that he warned the Ron Paul supporters back in February that he wouldn’t let them disrupt.

    So I wonder if this had anything to do with the results.

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  30. Liberty

    It seems at every debate Ron Paul is given very few questions to respond to. But, the liberal and conservative media give noticebaly more time to Romney and Perry. Has anyone wondered why the Texas straw poll was canceled? Many Texans don’t approve of Perry’s job. If it was held, it would once again show that Perry should not be take seriously. He state is running a massive deficit. He wanted to run a international highway from Mexico, thru Texas into Canada until it was voted down. It’s highly questionable whether he supports the second amendment. He doesn’t want a fence from Texas to California and he gave in state college tuition to illegals children. He forced twelve year old girls to have a contraversial shot inorder to attend school. What else has he done that we are not aware of as of yet?

    Ron Paul has questioned what the Federal Reserve has done for years. Since Cain at one point worked for the Federal Reserve Bank would a voter also question his involvement in it???

    Ron Paul keep fighting because the U.S. citizens will spread the word that you are the only President that can reverse years of bad legisalation, regulation, and taxes.

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  31. Honestly

    Seriously, this 2012 administrative team is the last economic hope for the United States and Americans:

    – President Michele Bachmann (Current Chair of the Tea Party Caucus in Congress, and on the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that overseas the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency. Bachmann is a strong Libertarian-Conservative in a heavily Democrat state)

    – Vice-president Newt Gingrich (Successful Speaker of the House during the 1990s, which is very relevant in the Vice-presidential role of being President of the Senate)

    – Secretary of State Mitt Romney (Businessman and former Governor of Massachusetts making Romney an excellent representative for US Foreign Affairs. Romney is the most left leaning candidate of the GOP candidates)

    – Secretary of Treasury Ron Paul (Career Congressman from the strong GOP state of Texas. Paul is an advocate of reducing government spending and abolishing the Federal Reserve Bank. At the age of 76, Paul will be retiring from congress)

    – Secretary of Commerce Gary Johnson (Businessman and former Governor of New Mexico. Johnson, a strong Libertarian, is an advocate of abolishing the current tax system and implementing a consumption tax)

    – Secretary of Energy Rick Perry (Current Governor of Texas, which produces more energy than any other state and has a GSP that makes it the 11th largest economy in the world. Texas is home to the city of Houston, which is known as the energy capital of the world)

    “Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Barack Obama loses his.”

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    1. TeePee

      HELL NO! You can’t mix Ron Paul with the rest. It’s like mixing oil and vinegar!

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    2. A Regular

      Are you crazy? What are you doing on this site?

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  32. George Washington

    Ron Paul 2012. Because I LOVE AMERICA NOT SPECIAL INTERESTS!

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  33. Ken

    as much as I respect Herman Cain, i get the feeling that they somehow switched he and Dr. Paul just so he didn’t win another poll. (LOL I know I am a conspiracy freak)

    RON PAUL 2012

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    1. Barbie

      You’re awesome!

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  34. Adam

    5th. Ugh, how disappointing! After Cali I would have hoped he would have placed in at least the top three. After Rick Santorum no less. And Florida is such an important state.

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  35. Kirk Landers

    Come on…who didn’t think Florida wouldn’t rig the Poll? I hope there is some kind of reform to voting process before these liars steel another election.

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    1. Joe

      I guess this means that Cain will be our next president. Honestly, and I am not trying to be racist here, this may be the only way another black man could hold the white house for a long, long time. Obama has pretty much spoiled if for them, unless they can replace him with someone with integrity. I would really like to understand how these online polls go, are “Paulites” the only ones that know how to use the internet? Or do people really not believe, deep down, the cause for freedom? I don’t want to sound defeatist here, but man… It seems like Ron Paul can draw such huge numbers. DEFEATING numbers, but what happens in these cases? Poor organization? Was this one looked at as a write-off? I know the focus is on Iowa. I guess, all things considered, and the buzz Cain made after this debate that the numbers are pretty correct. He had more time to speak, and he was quite on fire. I did see one funny post about his 999 economic plan, they said “999? Is he going to turn the White House into a pizzaria?” LOL. Anyhow, with only 7-10 minutes to talk in a 2-hour program, can we really say this is a surprise?

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      1. bringbackamerica

        In Florida you have to be registered as a republican some 5 and a half months in advance and be a delegate to vote in this straw poll. I honestly am puzzled about Cain too, but the rest of it makes sense. But don’t be discouraged. 10% here is really not that bad. He’s only a few percentage points behind the real frontrunners. There must be some explanation for the Cain anomaly. He is polling around 4-5% at best in every poll I’ve seen up to now.

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