CPAC has been a long, arduous parade of Big Gulps and insanely racist shit this year, and now it is over and Ron Paul's creepy clone has won the whole thing:

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) won the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll on Saturday, marking an early indicator of conservative support ahead of the next presidential election in 2016.

Paul topped the list and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) came in second, according to Ian Bishop.

Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) came in third place this year, with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — who was notably not invited to this year's conference — coming in fourth.

(Note that Jeb Bush asked not to be included in the poll, presumably because he knew ol' Randy would kick his ass.) Mitch McConnell may have made a joke about the Democrats in 2016 being a "rerun of the Golden Girls," but that straw poll lineup is straight out of Hee Haw.