McKinney beats McCain in Straw Poll

Not Cynthia, but frequent Peach Pundit visitor Ray, who seemed to think one becomes Vice President in the same manner one becomes Lieutenant Governor (by campaigning for said office).

According to Andre:

In a recent Texas GOP presidential straw poll, Georgian Ray McKinney (R-Savannah) finished ahead of Sens. John McCain, Sam Brownback, and congressman Tom Tancredo with 28 votes. The McKinney campaign said the combined votes of McCain, Brownback, Tancredo, and two others totaled 33.

No word yet from the Highlands (in Scotland) about who the clans will endorse in this epic battle of Scotsmen.


  1. 1. More to the point it is called thinking outside the box. It is what some people do and sometimes leads to new things. Take team Hillarak. It is a simple way to build a massive team for the White House. A deal made that no junior Senator could resist. Everyone says you “can’t” run for VP but people do it all the time, they just aren’t up front about it.

    2. People said I couldn’t run for President and I am. People said I would never get on a ballot and I did. People said I would never be really recognized as a candidate and this weekend I was. People said no one would ever vote for me, well, I went to a straw poll and spent less than a grand and managed to beat 3 elected officials, a lawyer, and a Doctor. 2 of which were there, spoke, and got spanked. I had no delegates and did no campaigning.

    3. I managed to place 7 out of 12, got TWO standing ovations (none of the other candidates got one including Paul and Hunter) and have been invited to speak at next years Texas State convention, the Texas Republican Womens convention, and the Texas Republican Mens convention.

    4. I got to sit at a VIP table with a congressman, county commisioner, and a judge AND got to sit in the green room with 4 other Presidential candidates, Hunter, Paul, Cox, and Cort along with having a nice conversation with the oldest sitting Senator in Washington. I also got to speak to 2,500 people in front of 80 media outlets, OH did I mention I got my SECOND standing ovation when I concluded my speach. All in all a great weekend. What did you do this weekend? What impact did you make in politics or did you just read and report on what someone ELSE did? Isn’t that WHY we get involved, to make an impact?

    5. I have accomplished all of this while spending less than $2,500 on the entire Presidential campaign and probably the FIRST regular guy to exclusively use the internet to run his campaign and actually get votes in a state sanctioned straw poll.

    6. You actually missed the point. It is not about getting to the White House it is to show that WE do have power and if I can accomplish what I have with the help of a single mother in Texas, a 22 year old e-manager, and a 16 year old youth manager just imagine what an impact several of us could have on politics if we just believed in what we COULD do instead of listening to people tell us what we CAN’T do.

  2. rugby_fan says:

    I’m not knocking anything you’ve done.

    The belief that Hillary and Barack are somehow working in tandem is preposterous. They both hate each other, go about their politics the opposite way.

    Should it be an HRC/BO ticket, I would be amazed beyond words.

  3. They MAY hate each other but what does that have to do with politics? Barack cannot take the White House on his own and Hillary is despised by many of her own party. Edwards will not take a second seat, nor will Gore. Barack is “safe” and she thinks she can control him. He would not be where he is at if someone in the Democratic party, with stroke (Clintons) did not push him through. In my opinion, the offer of 8 years as VP and then 8 years as President was to good of a plum to pass up on. Time will only tell.

    Oh, by the way, my skin has gotten pretty thick on this venture so don’t think I was offended by any of your statements. It is a little difficult to get the “satire” and the “winks” in a written message. This has been the ride of a lifetime.


  4. rugby_fan says:

    Carpe Forem:

    Don’t take this personally, but I don’t think I’ll take any more wagers on Peach Pundit.

    Debbie bet one steak dinner that Ralph Reed would win the primary.

    Still hungry.

  5. Icarus says:


    I’ll bet that you get that steak dinner from Debbie before anyone here will tell us when and where we can watch Paul Broun get sworn in.

  6. Holly says:


    Not betting here, but I somehow think that politicians – and that goes for ANY, not just Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama – all look in the mirror and envision themselves as the next president. Surely Obama will see the VP’s office as the stepping stone to the WH and can tolerate being under her until it’s his turn to shine.

    I honestly think ego outdoes hatred in this case.

  7. Icarus says:

    Gosh Rugby,

    You got me all excited. I thought you had linked to some inside “Paul Broun Swearing In” kind of stuff.

    Instead, I got old news about Andy “not” being gay going into the weekend. That was 4 days ago.

    And he’s been strangely quiet since.

  8. rugby_fan says:

    I know its old and I know how one would have been expecting to maybe find some news on Congressman-elect Broun being sworn in and I apologize for that.

    But, I do feel it was important to ensure that you knew about Andy’s presser.

    And I feel that if Andy ever goes a day with out letting us know where he stands, I will take that to mean that he might be using a wide stance if you follow.

  9. GodHatesTrash says:

    I’m just sayin’ – a lot of the people who make fun of Hillary’s looks look like they’re walking around on their hands with their bare hairy asses where their faces oughta be…

    Freakin’ effin’ obvious to me too!

  10. GodHatesTrash says:

    Now rugby – where did I say that? I was just merely observing.

    Well, we can’t all be Paris Hiltons, rugby. Some of the folks here, though, are uglier than Larry Craig, for chrissakes.

    But you know, they say opinions are like arseholes – everybody has one – although some of the folks here seem to have one on their face, too!

    I’m just sayin’, reflectin’, not wantin’ to cause no controversy…

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