No less a light than Seattle PI fringe-leftist-in-chief Joel Connelly reports:
State GOP straw poll chooses Rubio
Updated 9:15 pm, Saturday, January 30, 2016
OCEAN SHORES -- Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida won a presidential straw poll Saturday among some 400 Republicans gathered here for the party's annual Roanoke Conference.
Rubio picked up 47 percent of the votes cast. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas placed second with 19 percent, with Ohio Gov. John Kasich a surprise third at 9 percent. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul tallied 6.5 percent, while Dr. Ben Carson came in at 5 percent.
Donald Trump, leading the polls in the first three GOP contests in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, was far back in the pack and wasn't listed in the tally.
Supporters of various candidates had an opportunity to plead their case from the floor. The most entertaining: Onetime Seattle GOP state Rep. Warren Peterson, who was unseated in 1976, pleaded the case for ex-Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, saying: "She can say anything she wants about Hillary and not hear, 'You're hurting women.'"
As ballots were distributed, KVI Radio host John Carlson joked: "One per person. This isn't King County."
Those concerned that even the Washington State GOP is out of touch, besides the obvious (How many state wide offices are GOP?) need not look beyond this gathering of the quintessential establishment of the GOP state wide.
Rubio may, perhaps, be the GOP nominee. So might any of the others. That's not the point.
The point is that, once again, these clowns got together and engaged in their Boger-like hatred of conservatives generally and, effectively, ignored the leading GOP candidate in the country.
In fact, if the article is to be believed, he wasn't even in the top five, and their number one guy is a clown who's already pandering to the left by caving on the illegal alien issue with rewards for those who piss on our laws instead of sanctions for those who enable them.
This is part and parcel as to why the schism is so deep and wide within the GOP... and why there's a very good chance our next president will be a felon who uses national security emails as her own personal brand of toilet paper.
If any of the candidates for president are not named Trump, Cruz or Carson... I'll vote for the democrat just to make my point... since in this state, the democrat will win anyway.