Despite the Rs of the "Live Free or Die!" state backing a loon for state chair, former ½-term AK Gov. Palin came in a sad straw poll fourth.
In a presidential straw poll conducted at the meeting, former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts won with 36 percent of the vote, followed by Mr. Paul with 11 percent. Mr. Pawlenty received 8 percent, and Sarah Palin 7 percent. A number of other potential candidates, including Michele Bachman, Jim DeMint, Mr. Huckabee and Mr. Santorum, won smaller percentages.Mittens, way out in front w/ tea-bagging loons. And less than 13 mos. now 'till the actual primary!