What Paul Accomplished in 2008Submitted by elviejo on Thu, 04/28/2011 - 11:14
..."Ron Paul didn't win the presidency in 2008. He didn't even win the Republican nomination.
In the key primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Florida, Paul placed 5th in every one, but with a diminishing percentage share of the vote. By traditional standards, his White House campaign was a failure.
As the Texas congressman announced his 2012 presidential exploratory committee on Tuesday, it looked like he was gearing up for a repeat of a losing effort.
But in other ways, Paul's 2008 campaign was revolutionary. Without it, the presidential election wouldn't have been the same -- and the Republican Party probably wouldn't be the same today, either, if he hadn't run.
Paul's supporters were regarded as the most zealous and loyal of any faction in the Republican Party (click here to watch them chase Sean Hannity with snowballs), and they're still seen as a force to be reckoned with, as evidenced by his first-place finishes in the 2010 and 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference straw polls, held each year in Washington, D.C. With that movement behind him, Paul logged some significant accomplishments in 2008, even if he didn't win."
The effect will be increased geometrically in 2012!! Onward troops!