Paul won 612 votes to Huntsman's 382. Michele Bachmann came in third with 191 votes and Herman Cain finished behind her, taking 104 votes.
Paul was edged by one vote at this same event last year, but this straw poll success has become de rigeur at such gatherings. And, just as they have at recent CPACs, Paul's backers in the crowd here let out loud cheers when the results were announced from the stage while the regular Republicans in the audience booed the Libertarian-leaning Texas congressman's success.
Romney got a rip-roaring 74 votes, Tim Pawlenty, 18 votes.
Regular Republicans in the audience booed the Libertarian-leaning Texas congressman's success.
I used to be one of those "regular Republicans" but got tired of trying to tippy-toe around in a pit of Boa Constrictors.
Never was a democrat... Didn't like the pond scum sticking to my ankles.
Now I just sit back and throw rocks at both their houses.
Actually it's not two separate houses, it's more like a duplex that shares the same garage, yard and roof.