Skip to comments.Is This How Straw Polls are won? (Mitt folks buying votes?) [As are the Paultards]
Posted on 04/09/2010 10:06:17 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
NEW ORLEANS -- I just wrote about "Evangelicals for Mitt," a group of evangelical supporters of Mitt Romney who are pressing people to support Romney at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference straw poll.
Afterward, I spoke to a young female delegate who said she planned to vote for Romney in the poll. I asked her how she had ended up at the conference.
She said "Evangelicals for Mitt" had contacted her and offered to pay for her to have a limited-access ticket -- so long as she agreed to vote for Romney in the straw poll.
Asked how "Evangelicals for Mitt" got her name, she said she didn't know. But she said that she was on the email list for Romney, and speculated that the Romney team had given out their email list.
"Evangelicals for Mitt" co-founder David French said in an interview yesterday that his group is not coordinating with the Romney team, though he noted that his wife had worked with the Romney campaign in the past.
UPDATE: Politico's Ben Smith reports that a conference organizer told him that "Evangelicals for Mitt" and Ron Paul's "Campaign for Liberty" bought blocks of tickets to the conference, which can then be given to supporters who cast ballots in the straw poll.
Standard procedure for Romney and Paul. Nothing new.
Of course Romney has to buy votes, other wise he wouldn’t get any. (Well except the 92% that voted for him in Utah.)
Is Mitt getting desperate?
When I first saw your screen name I thought it was “bi girl”
I agree with you. Mitt Romney knows that Sarah is his main rival
Staw polls don’t mean much these days.
I am a tall and large built woman, but very nice.
I don’t believe any poll out there is accurate except the ones that show the dems and Obama on a steep slope to nowhere fast.
It is as if your company launches a product and has to spend 2 billion for advertising to sell enough to make 1 billion in profit. How long do they spend that money until they realize that the public isn't buying what they are selling no matter how much they advertise it?
Moreover it was mostly his OWN money. That means that people with money didn't see Romney as a good investment. It seems that the major money player that DOES see Romney's political aspirations as a good investment is Mitt Romney.
Beware of ACORN or other lefty organization members infiltrating the straw process in order to determine the next GOP nominee.
The left is petrified of Palin and will do everything possible to get Romney or Paul established as the front runner in order to discredit any conservative nominee.
Where are the Paulbots? they are usually around to trash Palin
Classic Fascist tactics from the Mittens.
I wish some of these “leaders” who tout their religious faith would start acting like it really means something.
I think they're busy congratulating each other for their high intelligence and good manners........
Remember how the Mittens and Paulistas trashed Mike Huckabee in 2008 -- and how many swallowed it hook, line, and sinker.
This is how straw polls are won, yup. That’s why I don’t pay any attention to them.
The MSM will not choose our candidate this time!!!!!!!
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