Skip to comments.Ron Paul is for real in Iowa. Seriously.
Posted on 11/17/2011 2:26:31 PM PST by Kurt Evans
Texas Rep. Ron Paul, long dismissed by the GOP establishment as a fringe candidate, has broadened his electoral appeal and emerged as a major player in the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses, according to several recent polls and conversations with a handful of longtime Hawkeye political operatives...
In a Bloomberg News survey conducted by renowned Iowa-based pollster Ann Selzer Paul was in a four-way statistical tie for first along with businessman Herman Cain, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich...
And, in a new Iowa State/Gazette/KCRG survey, Paul took 20 percent behind only Cain at 25 percent...
Paul is using the relatively uncluttered airwaves to tell a story of himself as a consistent champion of fiscal responsibility in a field of candidates that have not always hewed so closely to that mantra.
One ad attacks the inconsistencies of Cain, Romney and Perry on fiscal matters TARP, economic stimulus before cutting to Paul; Ive been talking about these problems for a long long time...now were bankrupt and we have to decide which way were going to go, he says.
And, its not just Pauls television ads that have blanketed the state. Sixty seven percent of those tested in the Bloomberg poll said they had been contacted by the Paul campaign via email, direct mail, telephone or someone coming directly to their door over the last year the highest percentage for any candidate...
We have a strong ground game in the state that is reaching out at a faster pace than any other campaign, argued Trygve Olson, a Paul adviser...
We are picking up support among social conservatives in Iowa -- particularly ones who believe our countrys fiscal situation is in serious peril, noted Olson...
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
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Ron Paul is a mess. Blaims AMERICA for 9/11. If he wasn’t such a weirdo he might actually get 1%.
Uh, huh. Freeping paultard spam monkies.
Oh, I’m just gonna sit back and enjoy........
He’s fifth - or sixth? Way to go!
Yeah but if it is between him and Romney I will pick the guy that blames America for everything that is wrong with the world before Romney
I’ve been rooting around in the open secrets website and its amazing how often he turns up as a sole republican recipient of traditional democrat campaign cash.
Makes me wonder if they don’t feed him cash to keep him running.
This is hugh.
That's something, I guess.
Paul is the candidate of the atheistic.
Be careful, Mr Robinson, lest Paul’s alien overlords suck you up into the Mothership.
Proof that Godless = brainless.
“Blaims AMERICA for 9/11”
It’s called Blowback. I suggest you read the official CIA report on 9/11 and what events contributed to it.
Kurt, Ron may have some good ideas, but he doesn’t know how the world works, as evidenced by his “foreign policy”. We can not be nor have we ever been just within our borders. It is astounding that a former military man, such as Paul, can not see why we have bases around the world.
Ron Paul will never be the candidate, regardless of his numbers. But Ron will keep enriching himself by failed runs at the White House.
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