Saturday, August 18, 2007

Ilinois Straw Poll August 16, 2007: A Revolutionary Turnout For Ron Paul!

This is an incredibly inspiring video, especially coming from the heartland of American in my homestate of Illinois, "The Land of Lincoln". I am so proud of these guys for their heart, soul, energy and enthusiasm. The Ron Paul Revolution of Freedom and Liberty is alive and well here in the 89th Longitude West which splits right through the heart of Illinois and is where Springfield is located. Springfield is exactly 89 miles from the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. If you have a heart and a soul you will be deeply moved by the recording of the incident at the end of the video in which the leader of Mitt Romney Illinois campaign forcefully removes a Ron Paul sign from a Ron Paul supporter and steps on it. There a higher power that will prevail in this revolution and it's spelled with five (5) letters: T R U T H. Hat Tip to AlpineJones, the creator of this video, who wrote:

"My goal with this video is to inspire other Ron Paul supporters to go out and join the fun with the Meet Up groups. Illinois Ron Paul supporters had an amazing turn out at the straw poll. We also had a lot of fun and a great rally. Lets keep up the momentum."

Here's a link to some more great videos from the Illinois Straw Poll on August 16th.

Editor's Note: Ron Paul came in 3rd in the Illinois Straw Poll with 18.87% of the vote as follows:

To be included, participate candidates were required to have participated in one of the previously held debates with other Republican candidates, or have polled above 5 percent in a national, independent poll.

Final results of Thursday's Illinois straw poll:

1. Mitt Romney – 40.35%
2. Fred Thompson – 19.96%
3. Ron Paul – 18.87%
4. Rudy Giuliani – 11.61%
5. John McCain – 4.12%
6. Mike Huckabee – 3.04%
7. Sam Brownback – 1.08%
8. Duncan Hunter - .65%
9. Tom Tancredo - .33%



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