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Ron Paul Wins Michigan Debate
According to an MSNBC online poll participated by over 16,000 people, Texas Congressman Ron Paul won the GOP Michigan debate in a landslide.
Sister-station, CNBC, who hosted the debate also had an online poll but they, like Pajamas Media, took it down when they saw that the most conservative congressman in office was winning by such a wide margin.
When asked who they thought was standing out from the pack, Paul, who favors the legalization of marijuana, the abolition of Income Tax, and for Presidents to be forced to declare war through Congress before bombing and invading other countries, received 83% of the online vote.
On the question of which candidate shows the most leadership qualities, the only GOP candidate who agrees with the majority of the US population in saying that the troops in Iraq should be brought home immediately, Paul got 81% of the vote.
Critics poo-poo the results claiming that Paul supporters "spam" these polls. Fox News host Sean Hannity, upon hearing that Paul had won the Fox News debate told his viewers that they were cheaters, despite the fact that it was a text poll meaning there could only be one vote per cell phone. But it was CBS who said that it's the millions of dollars he's raised that is making it harder for people to ignore him, but practice makes perfect!
Ron Paul has been winning these online polls and straw votes now for months. If he has this organized, underground cabal of Internet geeks - why have none of their scheming emails surfaced? If it's so easy that even Ron freakin Paul can do it, why have none of the other candidates been able to motivate and mobilize their alleged supporters to log on to the computer after one of these debates?
Fred Thompson has had months to prepare out of the spotlight and he can only get 505 votes on the MSNBC poll for Leadership Quality? Or is the next allegation going to be that Ron Paul supporters have figured out how to take votes away from other candidates.
CNBC should be ashamed of itself for opening up a poll and taking it down when the person who they want to win doesn't look very good on it. That website is a professional site, owned by a media giant. If months into a race, CNBC can't figure out how to run a fair, reliable, accurate poll, they shouldn't put it up in the first place.
Make people register for your dumb site if you don't trust em. Weed out duplicate IP addresses. Make them do something that takes several steps like a word verification followed by an email verification bounce back dealie. Sorry you're going to have to work a teensy bit on something as insignificant as to what your readers and viewers think would make the best GOP presidential candidate, but halfassing things isn't attractive.