Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Saturday won a GOP presidential straw poll in New Hampshire at the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference.
Paul brought in 15 percent of the vote at the conference in the first-in-the-nation primary state even though he did not attend, the conference announced in a tweet.
The Kentucky Republican typically does well in straw polls with a strong base of supporters, similar to his father. A week ago, Paul won the straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference for the second year in a row.
Paul garnered 31 percent of the vote last week in the CPAC poll, while Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) trailed by more than 20 points in second place.
AGAIN...Donald Meinshausen and others: Whereas Rand Paul is a viable candidate, one worthy of our vote, I also heartily warn you that he IS a Libertarian at heart and, as such, is against support of any outside influences. That is, he does not support Israel. If you understand the end-times, you KNOW that is, at best, a precarious position. Most importantly, and most assuredly, God says that he will bless those who bless Israel. Maybe you have not been paying close attention, but this country cold use a healthy dose of "Blessing!" God continues saying that He will also curse those who curse Israel. Well, I would not call non-support a curse as we will leave that to Iran, et al, but non-support leans toward cursing and I do not want God to lean towards a curse on us. Now, perhaps you do not believe in God, or, you believe that what I write is just pure poppycock; well, you have nothing to lose either way. "I wish you either hot or cold, but instead you react in a lukewarm way. So, I will punish you unless you turn away from indifference and rejoice in the birth of my Son and the marvelous things He's done." "...you react in a lukewarm way, I will spew you out of my mouth." As for me, if Rand Paul wins the candidacy, I WILL vote for him, but then, I would vote for Christie over a Dem. I would rather have Trey Gowdy: Republican, conservative, Tea Party candidate, Christian, backbone overtly in evidence. Did I hear an "Amen!?" Let's Roll!
Thank you for reminding me of that little fact that does make a difference a Trey Gowdy Conservative
Look, ......I'm not going to nit-pick a single nuance regarding Rand Paul. I'm certain we could, but I won't. After all of us witnessing the mess that has been created to America and made sick by a FRAUD regime, that hates our country -not to mention, who is absolutely scared sh!t-less whenever a world leader addresses him, - it's TIME for a BIG DAMN CHANGE! Yeah, a long sentence, but it is what it is. Period!
I don't envy the person who will succeed the current corrupt regime. He will inherit a complete nightmare. I'm sure that we'd love to tailor a super candidate that meets and/or exceeds all of our much needed requirements. However, I'll say this, .....if Rand Paul is nominated, I will definitely VOTE for him.
I've got my disagreements with the Paul family/faction too, but if R party is gonna be worth a dime it must embrace many more of their focal points. I too would happily vote for Rand over the typical next-in-line predetermined clone that habitually is nominated.
Yes, whomever it is (presuming it is a Republican), the office holder will have much work to do immediately. No time to say Hello.or giving that Nicety or that Smile. Only enough time to roll up the sleeves and get busy assessing the major problems in each department and each agency, developing a plan of reform or deletion, assigning jobs for each item for each department and agency, addressing how report are to be accomplished, and reporting to We The People. Much organization and paying attention to details will be required. No time for "At a boys" or "Good jobs." On to the next item on the "To Do" list. Onward and upward sight only. The more conservative the office holder, the more there will be to do. By the way, the AG will have to list among his department/agency reforms/deletions/To Do list the task of going after all those that lied and broke the law: Eric Holder; Lois Lerner; Hilary Spillary; BO, JB, etc., etc., etc. to teach a lesson never to be forgotten. Let's Roll!
Agreed! - 100% :-)