Ron Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll for 2nd Year

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Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) won the presidential straw poll at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference for the second year in a row.

The fierce libertarian garnered 30 percent of the vote at the annual gathering of conservatives. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney came in second, with 23 percent of the vote.
    
Other contenders like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and Rep. Michelle Bachman, R-Minn., trailed far behind. Nevertheless, they all agreed on one goal - defeating President Barack Obama in 2012.

"This is about making Barack Obama a one-term president," Bachman said. 

"I knew Ronald Reagan," Gingrich said. "I hate to tell this to our friends at MSNBC.  Barack Obama is no Ronald Reagan."
    
Meanwhile, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, neither of whom attended the conference, trailed in the single digits when the votes were counted.

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