Ron Paul: 2730 votes
Mitt Romney: 28 votes
Newt Gingrich: 21 votes
John Huntsman: 19 votes
Rick Santorum: 9 votes
Rick Perry: 3 votes
Asked during Saturday night’s Republican presidential debate about Ron Paul’s charge that he is a “chicken hawk,” a visibly angry Newt Gingrich fired back by saying the Texas congressman has a history of making inaccurate statements about opponents.(Which in itself is an inaccurate statement.)
Congressman Paul implied that Gingrich had sought military deferments to avoid serving in the Vietnam War, stating: “I think people who don’t serve w…hen they could and they get three or four or even five deferments aren’t — they have no right to send our kids off to war, and not be even against the wars that we have,” Paul, a former Air Force flight surgeon, said. “I’m trying to stop the wars. But at least, you know, I went when they called me up.”
That comment seemed to strike a nerve with Gingrich, who responded: “The fact is, I never asked for deferment. I was married with a child. It was never a question.”
Paul then asked for “one quick follow-up” to respond to Gingrich.
“When I was drafted,” Paul said, “I was married and had two kids, and I went.”
Idaho Straw Poll: (Idaho now has a caucus!)
Ron Paul: 43%
Mitt Romney 34%
Newt Gingrich 12%
Rick Santorum 10%
John Huntsman 1%
Rick Perry requested no participation.
32 Delegates at stake!!!!!!
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