Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Benton County Straw Poll Gold for Ron Paul



Benton Country Arkansas is by far the largest Republican-voting county in the state. In the last primary election, twenty-nine percent of the Republican primary vote state-wide came from this single heavily-Republican county. I will say that again, 29% of the state-wide Republican primary vote came from this one county. Tonight, Ron Paul won the Benton County Straw poll with almost 37% of the vote. Mitt Romney was second with 22% and former Republican Governor Mike Huckabee, who is not as popular in the Northwest part of the state as some might think, picked up 21% of the vote. John McCain finished ahead of Rudy Guiliani who had only four votes. 142 votes were cast in an event which was attended by over 200 people.

Joel Jones and Genet Cramlet head the Benton County Ron Paul meetup group and they did an outstanding job mustering the ground troops. Congratulations to Dr. Paul and the Patriots for this win.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Jason Barrick said...

That was AWESOME!!!

It felt good to get out and meet up with like-minded folks and then interact with other folks who may not be convinced that Dr. Pauls' message is the best out there.

Well done, on the (short) speech, Mark!

Cheers!

9:01 PM, January 22, 2008  
Blogger George said...

Thank you so much for posting this. I was wanting to go to this tonight but couldn't get out of a previous commitment. I've been scouring the net trying to find the results. Go Ron Paul!

9:05 PM, January 22, 2008  
Blogger Robert said...

This is outstanding news. I've been trying to fine out some news about the LA caucus and the straw poll. Thank you very much. Your the first to get it out there.

10:10 PM, January 22, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark,

Do you REALLY think that the vote in Benton County will actually turn out anything close to that sham of a straw poll? And if so, what are you willing to wager on that?

DRB

2:49 PM, January 23, 2008  
Anonymous Rick said...

Mark,

I agree with Anon. Winning a straw poll in Benton County, are you kidding?
I also don't see why you are all excited about Paul finishing second to Romney by 25 or 30% in a state, Nevada, that wasn't contested by any other candidates and the same goes for the Louisiani causus.
Maybe I am missing something but I don't see Paul going much further than Feb. 5th.

3:56 PM, January 23, 2008  
Blogger Mark Moore (Moderator) said...

DRB whoever you might be. Yes. I would love to take your money. Who are you?

The top three vote getters in this state will share the delegates. I say Ron Paul will be one of them.

Romney had to cheat his behind off to win by that margin. They changed the rules three times in the last ten days to make that happen.

And you are right that the others did not campaign in Nevada, or in LA. Reason? THEY DON'T HAVE A NATION WIDE NETWORK OF SUPPORTERS OR MONEY! Only two guys do. Romney with his Mormons and Paul with his Constitutional Patriots.

4:37 PM, January 23, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it a sham Rick and DRB? Are you implying that the vote count was wrong? Are you implying that Paul's people had an advantage over the other candidates' supporters?

Oh, I see. It's a sham because not enough people could be convinced to come out and support Flip-flop Mitt or the Huckster!

The Republican Party better get familiar with being the minority party for several presidential terms if it doesn't break off from business-as-usual and nominate someone like Ron Paul.

I WILL bet money on that.

4:38 PM, January 23, 2008  
Anonymous Rick said...

Anon,

I never said it was a sham, just not as important a vote as you think it was.

You are right about the Republican Party being a minority Party. Less than a year ago I was a County Chairman and held office in the first district. Today I made a call to the county clerks office to cange my regisration to Independent, which I will do tomorrow. Thats how pissed I am at the Party!

5:07 PM, January 23, 2008  

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