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Smear campaign fails as Ron Paul keeps lead in Iowa

Smear campaign fails as Ron Paul keeps lead in Iowa

Even as the establishments pulls all the punches it can to try to stop Ron Paul’s campaign for the presidency, the GOP hopeful is still the favorite among voters gearing up for the Iowa caucus.

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http://rt.com/usa/news/poll-ron-paul-iowa-857/

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the bias in the media, the

the bias in the media, the obvious misinformation, the clear attempt to destroy a candidate and to promote another....

Is this not going to backfire?
Especially after what they've done in '08.

Paul believes that the grass grows from the ground and is green

Chris Matthews hit piece.

"Chris Matthews Plays Alex Jones, Ron Paul Radio Interview" (newsletters, John Birth Society, Alex Jones, conspiracy theories-may even be a 'truther'.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XKdUl...

RCP manipulates poll average!

Realclearpolitics have always calculated their moving average on the 4 last polls in Iowa. Until today! Now they use the 5 last polls. And because of this Romney is ahead with 23-21% over Paul. With the ordinary way of calculating it, Ron Paul would lead with 21-20.75%.

The change in calculation means that RCP keeps including the CNN/Time poll 12/21 - 12/27, which was the highest ever for Romney! And it was the highest ever for Santorum too with 16% for him.

As a consequence of "Ron loosing the lead", Romney has passed him in betting prediction on Intrade. One fiction leads to the next in this theater.

They can't beat us on policy so hence the lies & name calling

We need to keep setting a good example as they're trying their best to get us to lose our cool and get off message..

Government is supposed to protect our freedom, our property, our privacy, not invade it. Ron Paul 2007

Good 'Ol RT

They have been the most fair news outlet of all, by far! They have the best news with the least spin in general, it seems.

"I am just a young supporter

"I am just a young supporter and only like Paul because he wants to legalize ALL DRUGS" - this is the constant smear message I hear from MSM. The subterfuge is so obvious to all who know RP. I saw KOOK PAUL as a message under the moderator when talking about RP. I can't even watch anymore because I get so mad at the constant misconceptions promoted (i.e. he WANTS Iran to have a nuclear weapon - no RP said there is no evidence they are developing a nuke, so lets not go over there and bomb them, like our mistake of "weapons of mass detruction".

Can you imagine the support for RP if he got a fair shake - These smears don't hurt existing support but certainly does not bring people to the fold. My neighbor still says he is extreme - UUUUGGGHH

We hope the smears are failing.

Sure, we aren't pursuaded, but what about the average Joe in Iowa? The campaign is leaving Ron Paul all alone on stage in this fight. No help anywhere in sight! Where's Rand Paul? They can't even get his own son out there in the fight! It's been a pretty good ground game out there in Iowa, but, damn, they don't know how to handle the media!

alan laney

What's this crap about homophobia?

Because he says leave it to the states? Where in there does he say the states should repress homosexuals? I could say the same thing about people who say leave it to the federal government - they are advocating a system that could swing toward repression without the relief of being able to move to another state or affect the system as easily. I could call people advocating leaving it to the federal government homophobes with the exact same logic.

Defend Liberty!

I wouldn't underestimate the smears

It may be having a bigger effect that we realize. If the mountain of negative press day after day was instead just factual reporting on his positions and philosophy behind them, he would be doing much better in the polls.

yes

I've heard the nature of the smears. It's not "here is something vaguely resembling the facts and here's how I'm choosing to interpret them". That's how us INTJ's on this board hear smears after all this time. More feeling types are hearing the smears on the character of supporters and judgement if they join them and a general fear being radiated from the war drums and a come hither to the bandwagon of other candidates.

I do think the effect of the smears will be profound, but they will become less effective over time. There isn't much they can make even a convoluted, facts-stretching case out of. The emotional manipulation of it will get off-putting to a number of people who might fall for it in the short term.

If you ask me, the smear campaign wasn't well-timed for effectiveness. They should have started four days later.

Defend Liberty!

pulling punches?

The author needs to brush up on their idioms. ;-)

Aside from that, yes, it's good coverage.

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What is begun in anger, ends in shame.

You can lead a cow to milk,

You can lead a cow to milk, but you can't make it chocolate.

You can lead a voter to a

You can lead a voter to a poll, but you can't make 'em think.

It should be "pulls out all

It should be "pulls out all the stops" or "isn't pulling any punches" but yeah, he's weathering the storm perfectly! It's nowhere close to over yet, though.

what to do...

...with an honest man. The GOP establishment is, no doubt, befuddled :-)

Wavering neo-cons

might look at an Al Jazeera endorsement as a reason for not voting for him. So I say: (Oh Allll)Jazeera, keep trashing Dr. Paul!!

Thanx,

Jason

You can't get clean in a dirty bathtub.

Everyone is piling on hard

Ron so threatens the status quo (everyone else) that they are in freak react mode. The Ed Show just ripped Dr. Paul apart as bad as anything I have ever seen. Some guy Mike Rogers from The Raw Story just spewing hate while twitter after twitter coming in slamming Ron. So difficult to watch knowing what a great and kind man Ron is.

beephree

Good article, not enough

Good article, not enough comments..:)

Aljazeera is a Rothchild owned subsidary

Why do they have so many people with aboard with British accents ?

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"Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you." -- Patrick Dixon

*facepalm*

*facepalm*

English accents

Notice the number of British accents are on the MSM?; especially CNN!

Thanx,

Jason

You can't get clean in a dirty bathtub.

Aljazeera Is Owned By Gulf State Emirates=U.S. Puppet N/T.

Sorry, n/t.

What's "n/t"?

What's "n/t"?

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Funny how so many love Fox News

and one of its two major shareholders (or maybe THE major shareholder) is none other than Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.

The neo-cons who watch this stuff & swallow every word... are supporting the Saudi Prince.

Interesting...

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Good News.. Keep Positive &

keep working hard!

Should Cap all important words in header

Example

Smear Campaign Fails as Ron Paul Keeps LEAD in Iowa-RT News

or
(+) Smear Campaign Fails as Ron Paul Keeps LEAD in Iowa

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Just trying to help on the AFT.

(+) Article - RT did a FINE JOB

Nice find.