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"Ron Paul Revolution, Legalize the Constitution!"
"Vote for Ron Paul, win a free country!"
According to Rutherford, the delux motor coaches were not paid for by the Romney campaign
Ah, following the large Ron Paul sign!
All Mitt all the time on these coaches, no Fred Thompson gear, in fact, it seemed that whoever voted for Fred either wasn't there for long, or tried to keep a very low profile
As we filed out after the results were announced, we noticed a long string of motor coaches around the corner from the straw poll area
Big bro' has cameras on us all over the fairgrounds
Big bro' keeps an eye on us and has speakers to command us
Big brother checking us out at a Rest Area on I-55
But not far at all from the Straw Poll to the string of luxury motor coaches
Chants of "Rom-ney! Rom-ney!" were quickly drowned out with "Ron Paul! Ron Paul!"
Come on in, Milk a taxpayer
Even the goats want in on the Ron Paul Revolution
Famed Libertarian Chris Bennett arrives and further energizes the crowd
First stop is the Republican tent, it's still raining at around 11:30
Heading back to the Straw Poll site to consolidate
Illinois Republican Party Chairman Andy McKenna announces the straw poll results over a sea of Ron Paul signs
In the afternoon, RP supporters split up to ensure all fairgoers know the answer to "Who is Ron Paul?"
It's quite a walk from the main entrance (lower right) to the Straw Poll area (upper left)
Pretty much every person we saw boarding the delux motor coaches had the same Romney shirt on
RP supporters interviewed by the media
RP supporters line up to vote in the Straw Poll
RP supporters meet and greet after casting their votes
RP supporters occupy the first few rows in front of the stage