Paul in statistical tie for 1st in Iowa

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Paulie, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Paulie
    Offline

    Paulie Platinum Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    31,537
    Thanks Received:
    4,851
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +15,376
  2. Mad Scientist
    Offline

    Mad Scientist Deplorable Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    23,940
    Thanks Received:
    5,211
    Trophy Points:
    270
    Ratings:
    +7,680
    The "Guy Who Can't Win" Tied Atop The "Leaderboard" in Iowa.

    But my TV said he can't win? :confused:
     
  3. Paulie
    Offline

    Paulie Platinum Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    31,537
    Thanks Received:
    4,851
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +15,376
    Trust your TV. They make the rules.
     
  4. Modbert
    Offline

    Modbert Daydream Believer Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2008
    Messages:
    33,178
    Thanks Received:
    2,957
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +2,962
    Straw polls continue to be pointless.

    Paul is in a statistical four way tie in one poll in one state. Oh, and 70% of the people in the poll considered themselves undecided.

    Romney Two-Way Race Now Four-Way Republican Dead Heat in Iowa - Bloomberg

    If anything, this poll is a reflection of the social conservatives ABM "Anyone but Romney" mantra. This is further shown in the rise of Newt in the polls. Even more evidence is present with the absence of Romney in the recent social policy debate in Iowa.

    Libertarians like yourself Paulie should also take note that Paul's numbers are rising in Iowa because he's trying very hard to reach out to social conservatives.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  5. Old Rocks
    Offline

    Old Rocks Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    46,471
    Thanks Received:
    5,416
    Trophy Points:
    1,840
    Location:
    Portland, Ore.
    Ratings:
    +10,315
    flavor of the week
     
  6. Paulie
    Offline

    Paulie Platinum Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    31,537
    Thanks Received:
    4,851
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +15,376
    straw polls had nothing to do with my post bro. This is a mainstream poll of likely voters that Paul is polling well on and considering his popularity limits up to this point its something significant because this is a first for him. If you want to go out of your way to minimize the achievement in any way possible be my guest, but as a Paul supporter who's waited patiently for 5 years for something like this, I'm going to enjoy it for whatever its worth.

    And why shouldn't he reach out to the social con base? Hes doing what hes supposed to be doing. You cant win the nomination without them, and theres plenty about him that should appeal to them anyway. Hes out spending and out ground gaming his opponents in Iowa because he has to. A win in Iowa is the only way hes going to get media relevance, and we all know that unless the media takes u seriously, you will not win.

    Why are you always so combative when it comes to the Paul family?
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2011
  7. JakeStarkey
    Offline

    JakeStarkey Diamond Member Supporting Member

    Top Poster Of Month

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Messages:
    137,099
    Thanks Received:
    12,322
    Trophy Points:
    2,165
    Ratings:
    +32,450
    Paulie, you read far more into the poll than is there, I think. Good for Paul. If we does well, let's see what NH, SC, and FL bring. If he is still in the mix, 99% of will be surprised, many pleasantly so. Time will tell.
     
  8. imbalance
    Offline

    imbalance Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Messages:
    1,202
    Thanks Received:
    163
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Location:
    Miami
    Ratings:
    +163
    Not true because once people take the leap and get on board with Paul very rarely do they stop supporting him. Once you see the light you never look back.
     
  9. JakeStarkey
    Offline

    JakeStarkey Diamond Member Supporting Member

    Top Poster Of Month

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2009
    Messages:
    137,099
    Thanks Received:
    12,322
    Trophy Points:
    2,165
    Ratings:
    +32,450
    flavor of the week until he proves differently ~ he has not.
     
  10. Paulie
    Offline

    Paulie Platinum Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2007
    Messages:
    31,537
    Thanks Received:
    4,851
    Trophy Points:
    1,130
    Ratings:
    +15,376
    How can he be a flavor of the week when he hasn't even become a flavor yet?

    Perry, Cain, and Gingrich rose in the polls because they had the media cramming them down people's throats. Cain won a god damn STRAW POLL and the media wouldn't shut the fuck up about it until he rose to the top of the polls. That's interesting when you consider they write off every straw poll win by Paul.

    The media does NOT want you thinking about Paul. They go out of their way to avoid him whenever its possible.

    The fucking guy just cracked 1st place in a real poll for the first time in his presidential campaigning career and they STILL remain silent about him.

    How could he be the flavor of the week???
     

Share This Page