Sunday, September 18, 2011

Ron Paul: The King of The Straw Poll

Republican Presidential Candidate Ron Paul, also known as "The King of The Straw Poll", was in California yesterday to speak at the California Republican Party Fall Convention.

I skipped it, because I've seen what happens when Ron Paul is around. I saw him the last two years at CPAC in Washington D.C. He usually has a large following that is somewhat fanatical and a bit overzealous in their support of the Texas Congressman. They like to run around screaming "RON PAUL!!" at the top of their lungs. It gets a bit annoying. This video is a perfect example.

These Ron Paul supporters have earned the nicknames "Paultards" and "Paul-bots" from other Republicans.

To be fair, I actually like Ron Paul. I bought his book and agree with about 50% of his philosophies. The big problem for me is that I don't agree with his concepts about international relations. He naively thinks that America will be "left alone" if we stop meddling in the politics of other nations.

Yeah. Try telling that to the Israelis.

Ron Paul has earned the reputation as the "King of The Straw Poll" because his fanatical followers will show up at any public event to support him in Straw Poll voting. Unfortunately for Mr. Paul, these rabid supporters are -- generally speaking -- his only supporters.

2012 will mark the third time that Congressman Paul runs for President.

Just like the other two times, he won't win a single state primary.