CNBC pulls post-debate poll to prevent Ron Paul victory
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Rick Perry’s sensational meltdown during last night’s CNBC debate in Michigan could not only serve to doom his entire presidential campaign, it could also help Ron Paul cement his position as a top tier challenger to Herman Cain and Mitt Romney.
Perry’s embarrassing gaffe, in which he spent minutes stumbling over the name of a government agency he wanted to abolish, has virtually ended any lingering hopes he had of recapturing his early lead that has evaporated swiftly over the last few months.
However, the one man in the best position to take advantage of Perry’s fall from grace is Congressman Ron Paul.
Speaking to Politico following the debate, Ron Paul campaign chairman Jesse Benton said Perry’s implosion could be a blessing in disguise, noting, “we fish from the same pot as Perry sometimes.”
Conservatives fooled by Perry’s down-home good old boy act, when in reality he is a Bilderberg-attending globalist and former campaign manager for Al Gore, may now finally see beyond the contrived image and throw their support behind a real constitutionalist – Congressman Ron Paul.
Observers reacted to Perry’s “oops” moment by broadly agreeing it represented the final nail in his campaign coffin.
“For the first time in this race he looked comfortable and confident in giving answers, but none of that will be remembered. Instead we will remember him searching for words and relying on Ron Paul to bail him out,” Craig Robinson, a conservative blogger told the Washington Post. “The incident is deadly for Perry because it reaffirms people’s fear that he lacks the intellectual capacity necessary to be president of the United States.”
“He’s finished,” said Mark McKinnon, a GOP strategist. “When they start laughing at you, there is no return.”
“You have to be good at talking if you are the president of the United States of America. You just have to be,” added Republican strategist Ron Bonjean.
Meanwhile, CNBC pulled their post-debate poll for the second time after results indicated Ron Paul would win by a clear margin.
As we have documented before, it seems that a poll is only deemed legitimate by the mainstream media if Ron Paul doesn’t win it. If Paul is successful, the poll is automatically considered null and void.
This is to be expected given the fact that there is an admitted media talking point to ignore Ron Paul’s campaign and try and write him off entirely, despite national polls consistently proving he is a genuine top tier candidate.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.
This article was posted: Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 9:36 am