Analysis: Wannabe stars, failed hopefuls and the GOP drama that wasn't
January 16th, 2012
04:01 PM ET
3 years ago

Analysis: Wannabe stars, failed hopefuls and the GOP drama that wasn't

Washington (CNN) - Nearly a year ago on February 12, 2011, Rep. Ron Paul won the CPAC straw poll. But the result was less important - it was a straw poll after all, and we know how much they mean - than who was included on the massive 15-person ballot. Chris Christie! Sarah Palin! The pizza guy Herman Cain in his pre-999 days! This was going to be such an exciting 2012 GOP race.

And then ... it wasn't.

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Filed under: 2012 • Chris Christie • Herman Cain • Republicans • Sarah Palin
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    The GOBP debates should have been aired on Comedy Central.

    January 16, 2012 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  2. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Just a bunch of LSM hype trying to make up a story where none exists. They never would have done this type of bogus coverage on a large field of Democrats.

    January 16, 2012 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    This was going to be such an exciting 2012 GOP race.

    And then ... it wasn't.
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    You were looking for drama, but got a sci-fi comedy instead.

    January 16, 2012 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  4. Sorensen

    Great picture for the GOP wall of succes.

    January 16, 2012 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  5. willie floyd

    Absolutely laughable!!

    January 16, 2012 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  6. logicnLA

    Excitement comes from the candidates. The Republicans have yet to find anyone of any interest to anyone. Hardly the case for the Democrats four years ago today.

    January 16, 2012 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  7. Angela Kirk

    Ron Paul is the medicine the USA needs. The US media's lack of respect for the man is disgraceful! If Romney wins then the US is truly being run by the rich and elite and the average citizen will enslaved for a very long time and possibly incarcerated by their own government!

    January 16, 2012 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  8. T'sah From Virginia

    ►Analysis: Wannabe stars, failed hopefuls and the GOP drama that wasn't◄
    The deadbeats were in – to get $$$$ in their bins – And what was their REAL intent
    Sell books – travel the country – pay their bills when most followers struggle to pay rent
    But in the end – the distorted descend and cannot even give a favorable endorsement!!

    Obama 2012!!!

    January 16, 2012 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  9. GI Joe

    Wasn't that a pic of Palin with some seals earlier?

    January 16, 2012 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |