War Against Federal Tyranny And The Misapplication of Income Tax

We The People, fighting to return America to rule of law under the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. "...That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government..." --- Declaration of Independence "Tell me when did liberty ever exist when the sword and the purse were given up?" --Patrick Henry

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Ron Paul Third in Minnesota Straw Poll

A scantily announced straw poll sponsored by the Minnesota House Republican Campaign Committee was held on Wednesday, August 22nd. Several hundred voted.

Ron Paul again showed his strength in the field of presidential candidates by finishing third with 16% of the votes. The interloper, not-sure-if-I-want-to-be-a-candidate Fred Thompson finished first with 21%, Mitt Romney with 20%, Ron Paul with 16%, Rudy Guiliani with 13%, John McCain with 8%, John Cox with 4% followed by Mike Huckabee, Sam Brownback, Tom Tancredo and Duncan Hunter each with 2%.


No one minds write-in candidates on ballots. What about wannabes that "act the part" of candidate but won't sign up? Now I'm not much on having a bunch of rules to live by generally, but should there be a deadline to becoming a candidate? Otherwise, couldn't this kind of meddler throw him/herself into any race anytime as a spoiler to simply draw votes one from another without ever truly intending to be a candidate? That seems very unfair to those candidates who spend their time, energy and campaign contributions legitimately trying to become elected to a public office.

Of course in this discussion I am specifically talking about Fred Thompson, Hollywood actor. Frankly, I couldn't trust him as President or even dog catcher! If he can't or won't make up his mind more quickly and decisively than this, how could we ever trust him to execute the laws of the land as President? I'm not saying, I'm just saying! Lead, follow or get out of the way, Fred!