In a surprising result, Texas Congressman and 2008 presidential candidate Ron Paul (R) won the presidential straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference, capturing 31% of the vote. Three-time CPAC straw poll winner Mitt Romney (in '06, '07, and '08) finished second with 22%, followed by Sarah Palin with 7%, and Tim Pawlenty with 6%.
When the announcement of Paul's victory was made, many in the crowd responded with “boos." That said, as people left the convention, "Ron Paul" chants could be heard coming from across the hotel lobby.
Though 10,000 were registered at CPAC, just 2,395 participated in the straw poll. Almost half of them (48%) were students, and more than half (56%) were 25 years old or younger. Men made up 64% of participants.
Interesting demographics. Male -- whose support during the presidential campaign forced me to find out what MILF stands for -- but young -- so maybe that MILF-thingy makes young people also go 'ewwwwww'.
To be fair to $arah, she wasn't there to give a
But, still being fair, why the hell wasn't she there?
So, it appears that her fantabulous sparkliness continues to fade. I wonder how that will turn out for ticket sales at her upcoming Hamilton bunfest.