BOOM! Rand Paul wins the #CPAC2013 Presidential straw poll

After his monumental 13-hour filibuster, it comes as no surprise that Rand Paul won CPAC’s straw poll for the 2016 Presidential nominee. 

from Washington Times:

Sen. Rand Paul won the 2013 Washington Times-CPAC presidential preference straw poll Saturday, and Sen. Marco Rubio was a close second, easily outdistancing the rest of the field and signaling the rise of a new generation of conservative leaders who will take the Republican Party into the 2016 election.

Mr. Paul won 25 percent of the vote, and Mr. Rubio collected 23 percent. Former Sen. Rick Santorum was third with just 8 percent, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — who was not invited to speak at the three-day Conservative Political Action Conference — was next with 7 percent, and Rep. Paul D. Ryan, the GOP’s vice presidential nominee last year, was fifth with 6 percent.

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We’ve still got a long way to go before the 2016 primaries, but it’s nice to know that the GOP seems like it might finally be ready to shake off the RINOs and truly embrace conservatism again. Here’s hoping anyway…

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