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TIME: Ron Paul’s Novel Coalition Faces Its Major Moment in Iowa

Go to any Ron Paul event and the audience is part of the tale. They’re younger, rowdier, more socially diverse than Republican rally regulars. Any one of them might have driven across the state to see Paul speak or be able to riff at length about Austrian economic theory. Any one of them also might be a Democrat or an independent, a fact that’s poised to play a big role in Paul’s story in 2012.

The partisan breakdown of Paul’s current coalition is striking. Byron York writes:

In a hotly-contested Republican race, it appears that only about half of Paul’s supporters are Republicans. In Iowa, according to Rasmussen, just 51 percent of Paul supporters consider themselves Republicans. In New Hampshire, the number is 56 percent, according to Andrew Smith, head of the University of New Hampshire poll.

The same New Hampshire survey found that 87 percent of the people who support Romney consider themselves Republicans. For Newt Gingrich, it’s 85 percent.

The fact that roughly half of Paul’s primary supporters are Democrats or independents is probably an asset in selling his general election viability, which his fellow Republicans have frequently called into question.

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Excuse me

We discuss Austrian Economic FACT while others, mostly ill informed or on the Fed's payroll, "riff" at length about Keynesian economic mythology.

This article proves what I

This article proves what I have been saying. Ron Paul's support is largely outside the Republican Party. All the other Republican candidates have virtually no support beyond GOP voters. Ron Paul is the ONLY candidate who can defeat Obama.

This is not because Obama is popular - he is very unpopular. But Romney, Gingrich, Bachmann, Perry and Santorum are even more unpopular outside the Republican Party. And in case any of you are unaware of it, the Republican Party is much smaller than the Democrat Party, or the independents.

So, maybe it's time for Romney, Gingrich and the others to step aside and let Ron Paul become the candidate, rather than allowing Obama to win re-election.

Greg, your first two

Greg, your first two paragraphs are spot on but Romney, Gingrich et al will never "step aside" for Paul. Their CFR masters will never approve their support of Paul as they would lose billions in fat government military contracts and trillions in bailouts for their overextended banks - not to mention that his influence on the public's appreciation of liberty and the nature of government is a direct threat to their dreams of world domination and control. As Obama is but a continuation of the Bush administration any of the other republican candidates would be a continuation of Obama's. As such, they would never "step aside" fpr Paul to win. Obama is preferable to Paul for them. Just today Gingrich stated he couldn't support Paul if he is nominated.

marlow

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Thanks Greg.

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If this were the rule, Huckabee would've lost in Iowa

...[P]olling in Iowa has historically underestimated arch-conservative candidates and overestimated the performance of those with more moderate coalitions.

Also, aren't most of the polls we see polling likely Republican caucus-goers? So what's this about:

This could spell double trouble for Paul as youths and non-Republicans are precisely the types who’ve been oversampled in the past.

And I disagree with Santorum's assessment that there are now three parallel primaries playing out within the GOP: the mainstream moderate race, the conservative true believers contest, and the libertarian primary.

That assumes there are three, clear-cut kinds of voters, with a category of candidates for each type. It doesn't work that way. I am not a libertarian, but I am a true fiscal conservative and social moderate...who loves Ron Paul.

The Polls ARE of Republican Causus goers which means...

they have no idea what is about to hit them! Ron Paul is leading the true Republican vote and they aren't even counting the democrats and independents that have crossed over to vote RP2012.

We are 6 days away from witnessing...
THE VOTE HEARD ROUND THE WORLD!!

MUST get out the vote

Everyone in the state must attend caucus and try to get themselves to the next level to become a delegate. Take your friends and family to vote for you to get to the next level. They don't even have to be RP supporters - just so they will vote you to the next level.

good points

I was just thinking if Founding Fathers could vote today they would probably all vote for one man Dr. Ron Paul.
I'm going to post this thought on Twitter.

On another note CNN they were just doing a nice piece on Ron Paul cookbooks in Iowa - campaign is giving them away for free at events and they are very hot item they said.

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my comment

Adam, Very nice work. The thrust of all things Ron Paul is liberty. Personal liberty and economic liberty. We haven't know true economic liberty in America for 100 years. That is what is driving these young people. The hunger for liberty.

2012 Is About Abolishing Slavery In America

We're on the verge of abolishing slavery in America.

Ron Paul's aim is to abolish the debt slavery & tax bondage of the FED/IRS Complex.

Over the last 100 years of slavery we have gradually lost most of what America set out to be, do and have.

We are not free. We are slaves.

Put aside all of the non-essential issues and focus on abolishing slavery.

Let's start there.

Our first priority is to regain our liberty, peace and prosperity.

This is the narrative, the context for all of my campaign communications with others. It shuts down all of the nattering and competitiveness over the flavor-of-the-month candidates.

No other candidate is cognizant of, or focused on abolishing the crushing debt slavery and tax bondage as a social issue.

Without our liberty, nothing else matters.

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I gave your comment thumbs up

here is my comment:

Ron Paul vs. Big Brother 2012
The choice is clear.

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Thanks

This good article deserves bumps.

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A Thought

"In Iowa, according to Rasmussen, just 51 percent of Paul supporters consider themselves Republicans. In New Hampshire, the number is 56 percent, according to Andrew Smith, head of the University of New Hampshire poll."

Those numbers might be low for the reason that many RP supporters cringe at the thought of being a Republican, and choose not to identify themselves as such, even if they're registered Republican to support RP.

I know that if someone asked me whether I was a Republican, I'd either say "No" or "Yes, but..." So, it depends on how the poll was conducted.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."

good points

For some word Republican means neo-con.

Anyways if enough dems and independents vote for RP in IA and NH we could win both states and Iowa perhaps even in a landslide.

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always a bump...

...for LL :-)

Thanks

Who said pigs can't fly?
Good article on RP in TIME!

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