The straw poll

Jonathan Garthwaite
Posted: Sep 01, 2007 11:21 AM
A good crowd of Texas Republicans is on hand this morning to hear speeches from Michael Steele, Senator John Cornyn and then Ron Paul and Duncan Hunter. 

The Ron Paul campaign is here in full force.  They are everywhere.  They've got people on every street corner in Fort Worth.   They are running shuttle services (pickup trucks, vans and even a motorcycle) from the hotel to the convention center.  They have RVs covered in Ron Paul stickers.   It remains to be seen if the sheer volume of Ron Paul folks will turn into a victory as most of the Ron Paul folks are stuck outside today and not credentialed to vote.   The rules of the Texas straw poll are different.  You can't just show up and vote -- you have to have been a delegate at a previous Texas or Republican National Convention.

Results of the Texas Republican Straw Poll will be released first here.  Stay tuned.