Not even MSNBC is bothering to report this (the only mainstream news outlet that is reporting it appears to be the The Chattanoogan) But Ron Paul won the straw poll following the MSNBC debate.
MSNBC is, in fact, interpreting their results to tell us that Romney “won”. Why are they intentionally mis-representing their own results?
Ron Paul Wins MSNBC Debate Poll
Ron Paul steps into national spotlight
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 4, 2007
ARLINGTON, VA – Congressman Ron Paul finished first in the MSNBC poll following the GOP primary debate last night held at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California. Dr. Paul received 43 percent, beating the second-place finisher by five points, and crushing the rest of the field.
“Last night, Americans met Ron Paul and loved what they heard,” said Ron Paul 2008 campaign chairman Kent Snyder. “Dr. Paul’s message of freedom and limited government resonates with Republicans hungry for a return to their party’s core values.”
“Ron Paul is the only true conservative in the GOP race. Americans saw that last night,” continued Snyder. “The campaign looks forward to further debates and opportunities so even more Americans will discover Dr. Paul’s message of freedom, peace and prosperity.”
We need Dr. Paul as the Republican nominee for president.
…And if you missed his performance on MSNBC the other night, here is reprise of his portion, as well as some other highlights:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peBGJwE9NXo (No longer available on Youtube. Might be watchable somewhere on the Archive.org site. -ed.)
Editor’s note. I have eaten a Big Bowl of Crow since publishing this and other thoughts on many subjects. Scare quotes. Dead giveaway for the depth of libertarian delusion I was under. Didn’t even blink at the fact that Ron Paul was a racist and a misogynist. Just glossed right over those facts.