Do libertarians even believe in polls? Seems kind of anti-individualist to let a poll result appoint America's Next Top Conservative — from there it's a slippery slope to letting the Federal Reserve control interest rates, n'est-ce pas? Nonetheless, Ron Paul won this year's CPAC straw poll, and whatta margin on this one…
Some 31 percent of the more than 2,000 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) attendees who participated in the poll voted for the outspoken libertarian.
Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, John McCain's running mate in 2008, came in third with 7.0 percent, way behind former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (22 percent), who had won the CPAC poll for the last three years.
Which means that Ron Paul's fate is decided: by the time we vote in the 2012 primaries, he'll have lost the ability to blink.
Sad. But true.
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