Radio Iowa: Ron Paul aims “to move toward victory”Submitted by legalizeliberty on Mon, 10/24/2011 - 11:12
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul said in July that would “hopefully come in first” at the Iowa Republican Party Straw Poll and Paul seems to be signaling something very similar about the Iowa Caucuses.
Ron Paul finished second in the Iowa Straw Poll in August, just 152 votes behind winner Michele Bachmann. Just mentioning that makes Paul chuckle.
“Oh, you noticed that,” Paul said during an interview with Radio Iowa this weekend, rocking back in his chair before adding, “I didn’t know anybody knew that.”
Paul is spending some serious money on television advertising in Iowa now, nearly 10 weeks ahead of the Iowa Caucuses. “To move toward victory, that’s the goal of the ads…to reach people we haven’t reached yet,” he said.
In the 2008 Iowa Caucuses, Paul finished fifth, with 10 percent support. The candidate suggests he’s positioned to do far better in 2012 because of the campaign organization he’s built.
“Many, many folds greater than what we had four years ago,” Paul said. “The enthusiasm, the ease with which we’re raising the money and the professionalism of the staff — it’s all far superior.”