Ron Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll!

By Elisha Dorfsmith

The news that many of us have been breathlessly anticipating all morning has officially been announced! Ron Paul pulled off a first place victory in the CPAC straw poll (for the second year in a row) with 30% of the vote!

I want to give a huge thank you to everyone who attended and supported the “Champion of the Constitution”.  Also, a very special thanks to the NAU Conservatives who attended. From what I hear, it sounds like everyone had an incredible time!

I fully expect these results to help convince Ron Paul to run for President in 2012. My wife and I plan to be very involved (either officially or unofficially) with his campaign in Northern Arizona.  To start with, we would like to begin compiling a list of local volunteers. Even if you are registered Dem, Independent, Libertarian etc. and won’t be able to vote for Ron Paul in the Republican primary, we still need your help. Ron Paul appeals to people of all parties!  If you would like to join the volunteer list, please send me an email at:

During the 2008 presidential election, most of us were new to campaigning. I think we’ve learned a lot since then and are ready to have a huge impact on the outcome this time around. Sign waving is fun but our time would be much better spent knocking on doors and focusing our efforts on those who will actually be voting in the Republican primary. I have lots of ideas and will be planning meetings for brainstorming sessions within the next few months.

In addition to campaigning, I think it will be very important for us to use this opportunity to educate the public on the ideas of liberty that make Ron Paul’s platform so popular with so many. No matter what the outcome in 2012, thousands will  be exposed to the philosophy of liberty through our efforts and I call that a huge win for the freedom movement and worth every second of our time.

Keep fighting the fight!!!! We are gaining more and more ground every day.

Ron Paul speaks at CPAC:

Ron Paul supporters in front of Flagstaff City Hall in November 2010.

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