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Politico: Organization, evangelical appeal power Paul to 2nd

An overall good piece assessing the campaign's progress and the media's coverage of it.

AMES, Iowa — Ron Paul’s narrow-second place finish at the Ames straw poll was a demonstration of the Texas congressman’s intensified organization and a message retooled to appeal to Iowa conservatives — and a clear sign that he’s going to be a continued presence going into the 2012 election.

Paul got 4,671 votes, losing to Rep. Michele Bachmann by just 152 votes, and placing well ahead of former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, whose months of work and major investment delivered him just 2,293 votes.

Paul’s supporters were hoping a win here would prove their legitimacy, and Paul’s entourage came armed with statements from previous presidential candidates offering exhortations about just how important winning the straw poll is.

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Doug Wead

Is the only reason this campaign has a shot. We needed Doug last time around. He deserves our respect and praise. This was the smartest move ever by the campaign - Hire an experienced Reaganite who knows politics inside and out.

Peace, Freedom and Prosperity. Not War, Welfare and Bankruptcy.


Bad author, it's not an evangelical appeal, but one of truth

This bad title was certainly intentional. Ron Paul usually avoids talking about his personal religious beliefs, and he did so in Iowa. The author is twisting the campaign's outreach to evangelicals to promote Paul as evangelical politically.

It's completely wrong. It was the other candidates that were acting evangelical, and it didn't do much for them, except maybe Bachmann.

funny comment


    Perry/Gore 2012


made my morning


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Great article!

Great article!

hey, this article has audio too

but it is a computer reading out the article. sounds weird like those anonymous videos on youtube.

our people are fast

from the article:
"Wead pointed to the signs posted inside the Coliseum: Paul signs were everywhere, far outnumbering all the other candidates. There were specific organization rules in place for putting them up — only 8 staffers were allowed, and campaigns had two hours to post them — and the Paul team was done in 30 minutes while others scrambled for space."

Or intelligent.

There are many ways to hang a sign.