Ron Paul Wins Historic Vote Total In Ames Straw Poll

Ron Paul 2012
Aug 14, 2011

Dr. Paul shatters expectations, proves strength of candidacy

AMES, Iowa– Congressman Ron Paul won 4,671 votes in today’s Iowa Republican Straw Poll, topping Governor Mitt Romney’s vote total from 2007 and drawing a near statistical tie with today’s winner at 27.6 percent of the vote versus 28.5 percent.

Dr. Paul’s finish earned him a strong second place and it was the fourth highest vote total ever received by a candidate at the important test of candidate strength.

Said campaign chairman Jesse Benton,

“Dr. Paul is surging in this race, and today’s results show the strength of his grassroots support and top notch organization.

“These straw poll results, our growing poll numbers and our strong fundraising shows that our message is resonating with Iowans and Americans everywhere.

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“Our message was the same in 2007 as it is in now in 2011, but this time we have quadrupled our support. That means our message is spreading, our support is surging, and people are taking notice.

“We are uniting a coalition of longtime supporters, fiscal conservatives, constitutional conservatives, independents, tea party and anti-big government activists to take on the Washington establishment.

“Today, Ron Paul has emerged as a top tier candidate and is a serious contender to win the Republican nomination and the Presidency.”

Ron Paul Interview From Ames: ” The Fed Is The Counterfeiter Of Last Resort”

Ron Paul Interview From Ames With Neil Cavuto:

Rand Paul’s Reaction to His Father’s Great Showing At The Ames Straw Poll:

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62 Responses to “Ron Paul Wins Historic Vote Total In Ames Straw Poll”

  1. lie is truth
    slavery is freedom

  2. Ron Paul wins the Iowa Online Straw Poll with 44%, the Yahoo Poll with 33%. and the FOX poll with 54%, plus by several accounts and my own, in the comment sections of several blogs, acting as an Exit Poll, Ron Paul easily comes out ahead with 60% of the comments in his favor.
    And he comes out 1% behind Bachmann?

    I do not by this for one second. I’m reminded of how they can rig the machines so the person they want always comes out with a 1% edge.

    Now that Perry has entered the race the CONN (Corporate Owned News Networks) will focus on Perry and Bachmann trying to quell Ron Paul’s thunder. We need to double our efforts so that not even their dirty tactics and rigged machines can hide the truth of the strength of Ron Paul’s following!

  3. Ames straw poll means nothing. You bus people in to vote for you. Win some Primaries and then well talk.

  4. Bachman needs to do something with that hairdo. Thus, final four contestants will most likely be Long hair Bachman, NWO Palin, no neck Perry, and lastly the amazing BO.

    Repeal Obamacare pronto!

  5. And while people’s attention is directed to economic turmoil and a meaningless political campaign, the tenth anniversary of 9/11, and a unique opportunity to expose the true nature of our government, which consists of criminals and sycophants, will pass essentially without comment or controversy. The crisis managers win again.

  6. I will vote for Ron Paul in the Primary Elections, just like I did last time…If Perry or Bachman get the Nomination, I will not vote for either of them in the National Elections.

  7. A Ron Paul/Michelle Bachmann ticket is the winner

  8. Ron Paul Wins Historic Vote Total In Ames Straw Poll=lie

  9. On another note, Infowars proves what a bunch of modern liberals they are again!

    If Alex knows so much about the Constitution, he’d know that it refers to the President as “he”, never as “she”.

    The Constitution would need to be amended to allow women Presidents, which the founders did not want.

    So Infowars declines addressing the issue.

    True patriots don’t want women in politics, let alone a woman president.

    The decent women wouldn’t even think about running for office.

    • Bullshit argument.

  10. Anybody notice that little trick Neal pulled on Ron? While RP was talking about sound money, and the gold standard, Fox shows a graph of gold this week being down 5% with a GIANT arrow pointing downwards. The intention was to discredit his opinion by showing that gold wasn’t stable. Wonder why they didn’t show a 10 year chart?

  11. The Zionist power block will do anything to keep Paul from the presidency. Hell they did 911 and murdered thousands of Americans and millions overseas. So murdering doesn’t phase them.

    They are mass murderers and they get away with it.

    Paul doesn’t confront them directly, but you need to read between the lines.

    It all comes down to what the Zionists want. And they hate Paul.

  12. For Ron Paul to win the final election it will be better for him to not be in first place right now. I’m really hoping that he’ll be the one to restore our constitution and our democracy.

    Did you know that a coup d’etat began during the 2008 presidential election?

    Obama is not the president, he’s the acting president. He disappeared for 2 weeks after his election win only to reappear looking exhausted sitting next to John McCain, with a bad poker face, for a press photo shoot. Obama is now a Pentagon puppet.

    Here’s what Osama, Obama, Biden, Bin Laden, the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists, and Sarah Palin had to do with the last presidential election and the military’s overthrow of our government. Search ElectNoMoreSpys.blogspot and share it with others.

  13. Michelle Bachmann voted to take away the constitutional duty of congress to decide whether to go to war with a country. She voted to give that power to the executive branch – to Obama and all the presidents who come after him. Click my name. Follow links to vote.

  14. One lone Jewish woman came to Amerika and changed the right to pray in school to read your Bible in school! You think the Jews love Christians?

    Yes some Jews do believe in Jesus, but some don’t and are militantly controlling Amerika’s future political direction! Ron paul is just a last compromised Christian gasp before the US. becomes a literal personification of the Devil in the guise of Hitlerianism in homeland security and the military establishment they need a guy like Perry to drive them through continued warfare world wide to Hell… –e

  15. RON PAUL for President? Give me a break! This guy says it’s okay for Iran to get nuclear? He will NE VER win an election NEVER. I love his son he is more reasonable than Ron is, but there is not way he will win. Also Alex Jones seems to be stating that Ron Paul is the real front runner? I hope he is wrong because really I dont think Ron Paul can turn this titanic around now!

    • Who is america to interfere in other countries business??? Ron is ryte. Its about time america minds her own business and leaves everyone alone. Ron paul to win.

    • You’ve got some choices outside Ron! Ooooh they are so very good candidate choices biting their tongues, stuttering, not knowing the facts, low rent people with so much pride no humility a product of Jewish training in US schools except for Perry the warmonger! Take your choice miss!

    • Well, with that kind of defeatist attitude, then nothing is possible claudiajoy. Those who are afraid to speak up and do what is right, because they believe that defeat is already at hand, are essentially dead. We have lots of dead people nowadays… they don’t want to speak out for fear of being attacked by those who are already dead. Live people. Live.

    • claud–rand paul is against freedom of speech. said anyone going to anti-gov’t speeches should be in prison or deported. He’s a traitor as well.

  16. I am outraged at Fox News blatant lie regarding Ron Paul and the CPAC straw poll. I took personal action by emailing Fox News and telling them I will never watch their news station again and will be spreading the word to have others investigate this incident for themselves.

  17. I would say that the title to this article is misleading but its clear that ron paul is gaining ground on bachmann. I think that he could be a better alternative republican runner in the long haul the republican party has nobody else. I’m a ex-republican and will no longer vote republican until they can prove themself as a fiscally sound party. The last time we were fiscally in the black was under Bill Clinton, and “W” spent it all away. Our “surplus” was gaining ground with Clinton in office and we were better off at that time. But if you check the stats from Carter till now the dems were more fiscally responsible then the neocons were. With Ron Paul in office we can see this as progressive for our country. Be ready on 11/11/11 for big changes in the world and how we will be directly affected.

    • I’m predicting 10/6/11 for a major change.

    • Get out of Amerika go mobile before the US. passes through the fire! –e

    • If I’m not mistaking, Clinton ran a surplus because of record tax increases and taking numerous items off of the budget. It’s easy cook books and fool the masses. And let’s not forget that Carter and Clinton were huge instigaters of the real estate bubble, followed up by Bush/Greenspam. Also, at the end of the Clinton days, laws were passed that allowed financial firms to trade unlimited futures contracts, even though the contracts would never be filled. This resulted in banks trading more grain than Kellogs, Post, Pilsberry, etc., trading more oil than Shell, BP, Exxon and the like, jacking up the prices of commodities, the prices we are all paying for everytime we buy something, backed by the next to zero interest money they’re getting from Federal Reserve. The fact is THEY’RE ALL SCUM!!!!! Ron Paul is one of the few if any politicians that come off as being sincere and down to earth. Not to mention the fact that he can speak without having to read a teleprompter! Hell, he’s got my vote! I’m sick of the so called “elite” and the pathetic job they’ve done running this world. The least we can do is fix America and a vote for anybody else will result in more of the same old thing, a contunuation of the downfall of America and the taking away of what little the middle class still has left!

  18. whoops , hit the enter button to quick, my bad

    roaddog6, only one percent seperates Bachman from Paul. Considering the fact Bachman is from iowa, you donlt need a leap of faith to see that a one percent home field advantage toward bachman and that Dr Paul is clearly the winner, Like I stated previously, the important factor is that 57 % for the good guys (and gals ) !

    • Bachman is a manchurian candidate for the establishment. She voted to extend the Patriot Act, and if she wins (which she very well might, since a year ago Hillary announced that despite the fact she would not run, the next Pres would be a woman….how could she know?) she will be Business as Usual Incorporated.

      The missing piece of the puzzle is the coming-soon Nuke attack on America courtesy of Israel, to be blamed on Iran. The media and government narrative on Iran as a threat to America/Israel HAS to be established, and they WILL establish it.

      • Get out of Amerika go mobile before the US. passes through the fire! –e

    • dave–a lie is a lie is a lie. period.

  19. Excellent interviews on the vid links. I think the most important thing to take away from the Iowa straw polls is that the top two , Bachman and Dr.Paul are both tea party candidates, 57 % of the vote. I don’t think Im streching the truth is saying “Landslide in Iowa! “

  20. he didn’t win iowa. he came in second. whoever wrote this is lying. oh its got rp’s name on it. well, well, so he proves to be a liar again. typical lying punk ass politician. The title should read: rp comes in second in iowa. period. anything else is a lie and its bullshit. propaganda. deceit. manipulation. To bury the fact that he came in second farther down in the article is distorting the truth. Its a false representation to mislead anyone that sees it. oh wait…all is fair in politics. thats right. lie, cheat, rape, kill, plunder. whatever it takes to win. ok then. its a ll good and a bag of chips too.

    • I was seeing the same conclusion…”well everyone else lies,so,you know…”

    • ” vote total “. Not sure what that rant is suppose to be about.

    • yeah it says ” vote total ” which means it includes all the straw poll results thus far.. so in the future you might wanna read before you react

    • Everyone seems to think that politics is a clean game.
      It’s not.
      It’s filled will posturing, propaganda, and good intention speeches. They all do it.
      What’s your point?
      In order to play in the game you have to wear the uniform. learning how to win with honesty is what Paul has done in the past with no results. He is now in the game and he is going to win not because he has changed his tactics or his stance on the way this country needs to be run. But because the American people have woken up to what he was saying all along.
      The deciet that DC and the Fed has been spreading is no longer acceptable to the people and they only came to that conclusion after the American people have been hurt by this government. and they are sick of the talking head politicians.
      Paul has been saying this all along.
      You need to evolve with the times.
      Ron Paul has!

      • Dirtiest game in America the public falls for no matter what happens to open their eyes! They trust their infallible system to the death, because what else is their to place their small faith in? Jesus?

        • WE have to start somewhere. We cannot go through life especially in politics looking for someone or personality to save us.
          They won’t.
          The power is in the people.
          We just have to realixe that we do have the power and get motivated enough to do something about what we see happening to our country.
          That’s what we need our leaders to do. Motivate the people into action. Not make the decisions for the people.

  21. I am really starting to feel good about the campaign! Remember what happened during the last round of congressional runs when the mainstream tried to damage grass root candidates. Now that Ron Paul has got his foot in the MSM door they will have to play their obvious dirty tricks which will back fire. There is a real chance that Ron Paul can win! This is making me dizzy with elation. I’ve been trying to get people to vote third party just as a protest to slow down the NWO for 32 years now. And now we have a candidate that I can more ably get people to vote for. I see great strides for all of us patient patriots coming! Now lets get the word out about that treasonous ron perry!

    • Go to his campaign website and order the informative cards stating his positions on different issues. They are inexpensive and will help educate those that don’t understand who he is or what he stands for! They help to dispel the falsities about him that the MSM and political establishment spew! Then donate to his campaign!

  22. Hi All,
    Something tells me that this Rick Perry will go through to become the next President of the United States. As much as I would like Ron Paul to become the next truly democractically elected President for your company, I mean country, there are serious forces as most of you will know who will oppose this.

    Why? Because “America” and to some extent its Allies, such as we here in Australia, have evolved since WWII into a vehicle for the machinations and ultimately self greed of those persons in power who manipulate our everyday lives. Most of us dont resist because we are born into a society that we take for granted and we like our comfort zones not realising that things could be better.

    So if America is the car, who is the driver? Ultimately it must point to Israel or ties with Israel, the only other nation in the world who aligns with the US, who also refuses to enter Kyoto agreements, who wants Iran etc etc. Obama wearing a AIPAC badge? smiles.

    Modern America needs a person of conviction for selfless greed, audit the Fed, monetary reform etc. Ron Paul is your best bet. But I have little faith in true democracy as many are not willing to change or perhaps feel disempowered to change against laws constantly written to annul the rights of ordinary people. Unless nothing short of a international and domestic revolution take place together or one leads on from one another, then things are going to continue as before.

    Alternatively perhaps the best thing is an economic blowout, where existing infrastructures bursting at the seams simply can no longer cover up the fact that a system of debt provides only an illusion of wealth. For under the surface there is an increasing vein of distrust as people are slowly beginning to realise that the system doesnt fully represent majority interests but minority interests.

    In a way this is a normal evolution of any society, whether operating nationally or globally from selfish interests, and is expected to grow to greatness to a point. America has reached that milestone. It nows becomes a question of being able to sustain. If history is any lesson that we could learn from, “America”, the modern Empire ought to fall and evolve into something it should have (read better) if the meddling of the early bankers in the late 1800′s had not interfered.

    I think it was Lenin, early the next century who said of himself “The state does not function as desired. The car does not obey. A man is at the wheel and he seems to lead it, but the car does not drive in the desired direction. It moves as another force wishes.” Even Lenin, painted as another installed dictator to promote an antithesis of what America at that time represented (ye old Patriot/Communist argument), realised that he wasnt ultimately in power.

    Politics is a world stage to show playoffs, organised by a smaller group of people who are neither patroitic or socialist to any one country. The problem is we sit back and grunt and watch it as entertainment preferring couches to non violent action in order that change could be given a fair go.

    Yes Ron Paul, or anyone else for that matter, in as President faithfully respresenting the majority will of the People of America, who duly believe in their constitued documents, and living through the presidential full terms, to which he may be duly constituted to do so, will be nothing short of a miracle. The ramifications would be even felt here in Australia and in other allied nations. We can only but hope and hope that those who can make a difference – Will.

    America as the vehicle to which not even a US President since just prior to Woodrow Wilson, as a properly controlled nation has not been steered in accordance to the majority will of the American people and its Constitution for quite some time. Nearly a century now. Imagine 100 years of accepting something less than what you could be.

    Your 34th President Dwight D. Eisenhower warned you what was coming. Your 35th suffered from his internal battles of finding himself in a system, a war on many levels of what he knew was right and wrong, to which ultimately led to his demise. The 36th to 44th Presidents are men of fear, simply puppets who do not wish to rock the boat.

    The question is: What can the 45th President of the United States do? Whoever it may be, you shall know them by what they do say then do. Balance the pre-election and post election verbal promises and physical actions. If they are disparate you will have the answer. If they are not disparate, then you might have a chance for good change that reflects majority will.

    Yours sincerely,
    Alex Young
    South Australia

    • no way! we’ve got the jump on him! Lies have to be applied over and over the truth heard only once immunizes all who hear it!

    • In other words America needs Jesus in the driver’s seat through a man of faith in God! Ron Paul is the closest to it! Perry is another Bush even worse! God help you over there or you’re dead in the water with another evil dictator in the wings! Listen to perry say something real like how he’s going to war! Sure he is! he’s one of them, they, those…the antichrists! God uses them to shift the world towards the Nwo agenda! God is for testing mankind and is behind the creation of the Nwo and uses evil men like Bush and Obama to do His will using Satan to prepar it all to test humans whether they will love Him or Satan! It’s all an ultimate test! The Politics are just God’s way of controlling the flow of the world towards the Antichrist world gov. God wants it to happen and has predicted it to happen so it will happen!

  23. Ron Paul is a scholar and a gentleman …

  24. Very deceitful headline, makes it sound like Paul actually won the poll which he didn’t. You have to read the article to find he came in second, which means he lost. This kind of spin is typical of MSM, I thought Jones would show more integrity. More votes than Romney in 2007? Big deal, I seem to recall that Romney faded fast in the race, and the 10th place finisher, McCain became the candidate.

    • I have to agree. Ron Paul came in second, losing by only 1%. Still a good showing, but the headline doesn’t match the truth, and God lives within the truth.

      • You guys are so hard on the guy.
        Listen he has come from the basement, where they have ridiculed and critisized him about everything he was saying to coming in second, by less than a percent and to the home town favorite, in one of the most important straw polls in the process.
        I’d say thats a huge victory not only for him but for the American people that he has been trying to wake up to what DC has been doing to them.
        His message has always been the same.
        Our understanding of what he has been saying is what has changed.
        We as Constitutionalists should get behind him and stop holding him to standards that will not delivery him the desired results of winning back this country.
        Would you rather have a talking head neo-Con. That will bring in more tyranny and more of the same.
        Long live the Republic

    • First off AA, the headline was NOT created by Alex Jones as this site provides many links to ‘other sources’ of information posted on the internet. You shouldn’t question his integrity.

      Second, if you are someone who gets all their ‘news’ just from reading ‘headlines’ and not from reading the article/story that follows, then you may as well stick your head back in the sand and go to sleep. Anyone who simply reads ‘Headlines’ and thinks that is the news will never fully wake up into reality.

      The headline says: Ron Paul Wins ‘Historic Vote Total’ … not that he won the straw poll.

      The article goes on to say, within the first two sentences, that he got more votes than the last Ames poll winner Romney: “… drawing a near statistical tie with today’s winner”

    • IT is misinformative. Ron didn’t write it…sooo…kill the messenger…!(or hit him a few times at least…!)

      • But he ‘okayed’ it…? Hhmmmnn…

  25. The news on other sites, such as Yahoo, are say Michelle “I voted for the Patriot Act” Bachmann won the Iowa straw poll. I see the last news clip from that scumbag Hannity states this as well.

    Rand Paul should refuse to appear on Hannity’s show. Hannity is a scumbag, who for the last several years did the Freedom Alliance “charity” conducting “Freedom Concerts” across America. Supposedly raising money to pay for the college tuition of the children of fallen soldiers and to pay severely wounded war vets. In one year, Freedom Alliance reported revenue of $10, 822, 785, but only $397,900–or a measly 3.68% of that was given to the children of fallen troops as scholarships or as aid to severely injured soldiers. Hey Hannity, where did the rest of the millions go to ?? Your bank account ? The expenses to fly your family around in luxury jets ?

    If by chance the powers that be realize that Ron Pauls popularity is too strong for them to put in a puppet POTUS of their choosing, he will be forced to take a puppet vice-president running mate, just as was done with Reagan and his being forced to accept “poppy” Bush as his running mate.

    Veritas vos Liberabit

    • I agree….Hannity is the BIGGEST of the scumbags! His continued dispersions of RP are heinous, at best, evil, at worst!

      He is the dumbest man on the face of the earth….what a mind-numbed robot! He doesn’t even understand the issues of our times! What a shill for the criminal elite! He can play the “humble ex-construction worker” card all he wants….he is an INSIDER now, and that is blatantly obvious!



    MORE SIGNS THEN ANY OTHER CANDIDATE in the history of men running



    • got my sign!!

  27. I hope posters here will stick to the topic in the article!

  28. Gotta love Ron Paul – a real person he is.

  29. Bachman is FOR THE PATRIOT ACT

    she is phony !!

    • absolutely gowd damn right….anyone who believes in the patroit act is ok is either an idiot or a phony…..
      i believe this bitch is the REAL or ACTUAL builderberger. and i believe the bilderbergs are backing both these scumbags. REMEMBER, the builderbergs backed both obama and billary…

  30. America where are you now?
    Don’t you care about your sons and daughters?
    Don’t you know we need you now
    We can’t fight alone against the monster

    Monster Suicide America

  31. Go to DNotice(org) and scroll down to the current article (July 6) on the reason for the Six-Day War and the explanation for the Soviet involvement in that war. This was the war where the Arab’s Long-Range Strategy towards Israel became operational. It also explains how Israel was able to supposedly roll over the Arabs so quickly.

    • Please STOP!

      • Who is this dean. We should boycott him. Alex ban

        • Who ? Rainman…? IT”S ALL THE JEWS FAULT…BLA,BLA,BLA…Many are at ‘play’ here in this plan…!

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