Why is everybody ignoring Ron Paul?Submitted by joeneesima on Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:13
I like the picture of Ron Paul in this article. I also like the facts being given. Kinda gives perfect reason why Black-This-Out is necessary.
The numbers confirm what his supporters have been saying all along: the media’s not paying enough attention to Ron Paul, despite his popularity and passionate following.
The Texas congressman was allocated the least amount of response time during the debates, a total of 18 minutes and 47 seconds in the past three debates, according to analysis by the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Mitt Romney and Rick Perry have about double that.
Paul’s also not getting a lot of love in the news media, with just 2 percent of all campaign stories focused on him, a smaller percentage than any other candidate, the Pew Research Center reported Monday.
With stats like that, you’d think Paul was a weak candidate, but the real numbers—voter polls and fundraising—tell a different story. Paul raised $8.3 million this quarter, putting him ahead of surging Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum.