And the winner of the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference Straw Poll is . . .
Those are the words – uttered just minutes ago here at the RLC in New Orleans – that are sending shockwaves throughout the entire GOP establishment.
And it was YOU that made it happen! I can’t tell you how much that means to me.
You see, at last year’s straw poll, establishment darling Mitt Romney defeated me by only one vote.
But this year I defeated my nearest rival by more than 200 votes!
That means the establishment can no longer deny the fact that there is widespread grassroots support within the GOP for a return to constitutional government.
But it also means that the other candidates are being forced to realize the strength of our R3VOLUTION.
So you can be sure they will be going all-out to defeat me at the most important straw poll in the entire country – the Iowa Straw Poll in August.
That’s why I hope you’ll agree to make your most generous contribution to help me WIN in Iowa.
Because Iowa is the first caucus state, the results of the Iowa Straw Poll are watched by millions of voters throughout the country.
They can launch a candidate to national prominence – or they can crush any hope of campaign success.
So won’t you please agree to make a generous donation to help show that the R3VOLUTION is alive and well in Iowa?
Your generous contribution will help pay for tickets, buses, meals, and material for my supporters in Iowa to attend this critical straw poll.
Our victory in New Orleans must only be the beginning.
The Iowa Straw Poll is the MOST important straw poll in the entire nation.
That’s why it’s absolutely vital that our campaign have a strong showing there.
So please, help me shake the establishment up even more in Iowa by making your most generous contribution TODAY!
P.S. Thanks to your help, I WON the important Republican Liberty Conference Straw Poll today in New Orleans.
Now, it’s time to focus on Iowa.
So please, help me WIN the Iowa Straw Poll by making your most generous contribution TODAY!