From time to time I do a “Ron Paul” search in Google to see what’s happening on the campaign trail. Today I was pleasantly surprised to see the top three headlines were very positive for Paul. Well, at least compared to what I’ve seen in the past. Here are the top three headlines for today.
Ron Paul’s presidential campaign today claimed victory in this weekend’s district caucuses in Louisiana, boldly predicting that the Texas congressman will be in control of the state’s delegation to the Republican National Convention.
The Paul campaign said the candidate won “four and a half of six congressional district caucuses, securing 111 of 150 — or 74 percent — of (the) delegates” allocated as part of Saturday’s district caucus process.
Despite a disappointing third place finish in the March 6 Alaska caucuses, Ron Paul is looking like a winner there: A Paul supporter was voted in as the new GOP chairman Saturday at the state convention.
It’s more evidence of the political maturation of the Paul forces, who are beginning to seize the levers of powers from within state parties.
Ron Paul fell short in the vote count, but he has edged out Mitt Romney in campaign contributions in at least 10 states – and counting. From the start, the GOP ‘money primary’ has been a two-man race.
Here’s something you hear on cable news all the time: Ron Paul hasn’t won a primary. He hasn’t won a caucus. Sure, he’s stealing a delegate at state conventions here and there, because his forces are well organized. But he’s lost. He should drop out and settle for an early-afternoon speaking slot at the Republican convention.
Here’s something you don’t hear: Representative Paul actually beat Mitt Romney in 10 states. In a manner of speaking.
Many believe that Romney has the GOP nomination buttoned up. Some evidence suggests that it may not be so clear cut. The sense that the race is over is due in large part to the fact that the mainstream media does not cover the Paul candidacy and some in the Romney camp outright lie to the voters.
With Gingrich to announce the suspension of his run for the presidency on Tuesday, the race is down to just Romney and Paul. Paul obviously wants a brokered convention in August. In the name of collecting more delegates and spreading the message of Liberty, sound money and Constitutionally limited Government, Paul and his supporters battle on state by state, caucus by caucus, primary by primary.
It wouldn’t be the first time that an underdog marched into the Republican Convention and came out with the nomination. In the twenties Warren G. Harding, the 29th president of the U.S., entered the Republican National Convention in fourth place in the delegate count. After 10 rounds of voting Harding got the nomination.
Although I was very disappointed with the result in my home state of Pennsylvania (Paul picked up an estimated 5 delegates) his strategy of focusing on delegates rather than the beauty contest votes seems to be working out well for his bid to become Republican nominee. Only time will tell just how well. There are 14 more caucus/primary elections yet to go. Anything could happen now that it’s down to just Romney and Paul. It ain’t over till it’s over!
The real question is will Romney run third party when things don’t go his way as the Republican National Convention in August? 🙂