Monday, May 30, 2011

The Ron Paul Risk?

Ron Paul was a Libertarian for a long time now even ran for president as a Libertarian. Ron Paul surprised many skeptics last election getting a lot of money in a short amount of time , and getting more than expected support in many area's of the country. Although he didn't win a single state he got close in a few. Now that the tea party is coming in with many Libertarian ideals Ron Paul is getting on the Tea party band wagon. He is currently polling just 4% behind Giuliani with 12% which could make him now a real contender by all accounts. There is no doubt in my mind that Ron Paul will do well this coming election, But he may not win, because a few other people are stealing his thunder. Palin is just 1% ahead of Paul and she is a clear Tea Party favorite. If she runs Ron Paul and Palin will fight over those votes, and might give Romney the edge. Bachmann is getting 7% and could also stop Paul chances of getting the full support of the tea party, but in a poll without Sarah Palin or Rudy Giuliani, Paul hits second with 15%, Romney 21%. Not ideal figures, but if the health care plan in Romney's state comes back to haunt him Paul could lead. This may sound all circumstantial, but there is no doubt that Paul right now is defiantly somthing to watch out for considering his track record in the 2008 election.

1 comment:

  1. The line that Ron Paul is getting on the Tea Party bandwagon is silly. He was a fiscal conservative (and a libertarian) long before the Tea Party was born. But aside from that, Ron Paul might actually pull ahead of the others because he is also a social liberal. He might be able to attract the votes of liberals who want to balance the budget, or those who support his stances on social issues, and who want to vote against democrats.

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