Tea Party Fort Lauderdale is proof the tea party movement is alive and well!!! Next week will be the 140th CONSECUTIVE WEEK that our group has held some kind of public demonstration or event.

And let's look at our record of picking candidates here at Tea Party Fort Lauderdale.

When everybody was saying establishment favorite Charlie Crist was a lock for the senate seat, we overwhelmingly backed a then unknown named Marco Rubio. When the liberal media said Ron Klein was unbeatable in District 22, we strongly supported Allen West for the seat. And in our last tea party presidential straw poll in May, our winner in a very close race was Herman Cain with 18.5% of the vote. And this was BEFORE Cain was well known. : )

Anyway, we just had another presidential straw poll. It was ONLY open to active members of TPFL(Tea Party Fort Lauderdale). We voted for the candidate we thought would make the best president and also the candidate we liked the least. And both categories were landslides with our tea party members. I was in Asia when the last straw poll was taken and didnt get to participate but I sure voted in this one. My choices were Rick Santorum for the candidate who I most wanted to see as president and of course nutjob Ron Paul as the candidate I least liked. Anyway, i will copy and paste the email I got from TPFL with the results below:


Date: Monday, October 25th, 2011

To: National & Florida Media Outlets, Tea Parties, Grass-Roots, & Conservative Networks

Herman Cain Wins Tea Party Straw Poll; Ron Paul Not So Lucky

Tea Party Fort Lauderdale, America’s longest running tea party, just completed a nine-day straw poll for the 2012 Presidential race.

Herman Cain has been on the rise nationally ever since winning the Presidency 5 Poll in Orlando in late September. Businessman Cain received 53% of the first-place votes in our poll, followed by Newt Gingrich finishing a distant second with 13.5% of the first-place share. Cain also won our straw poll in May taking 18.5% of the pie.

Ron Paul was unfortunate, finishing at the top of the list of “who you would least like to receive the Republican nomination to run against Barack Obama,” with Jon Huntsman next down the ladder.

1st Place:

Herman Cain 53%

Newt Gingrich 13.5%

Mitt Romney 9.5%

Michele Bachmann 6.5%

Rick Perry 6.5%

Rick Santorum 5%


Less Than 5%:

Ron Paul

Jon Huntsman

*Jason Chaffetz

*Sarah Palin

*Donald Trump

*Allen West


*Write-in Votes


Tea Party Fort Lauderdale Presidential Straw Poll

The question was asked;

Who would you least like to receive the Republican nomination to run against Barack Obama?

1st Place

Ron Paul 38%

Jon Huntsman 16%

Mitt Romney 13.5%

Rick Perry 12.5%

Undecided 9.5%


331 people participated in this straw poll that ran from 10/13 – 10/21

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