Blatant MSM Blackout of Ron Paul on New Hampshire Primary MorningSubmitted by spacehabitats on Tue, 01/10/2012 - 12:31
This is arguably the most important day of Ron Paul's campaign. He got his ticket out of Iowa and received a much deserved boost in the New Hampshire polls. A credible showing today, and he threatens to make this into a two man race between himself and Romney; a position that could be a tipping point in the election.
He has been in a solid second place in New Hampshire, and has recently been closing in on the prohibitive favorite.
As the candidate in second place, he would be expected to capture a significant number of the last minute, "anyone but Romney" votes.
But only if people see him as the "second place" candidate.
This morning, the Google News front page does not mention Ron Paul at all. Even the "Elections" page has only one article about Ron Paul, "POLITICO Unloads On Ron Paul - POLITICO's writers James Hohmann and Charles Mahtesian took Texas Rep. Ron Paul's campaign which they find has not nearly enough “hope and change” rhetoric for their liking.".
A search on the NPR website for "New Hampshire" yields a page of results about the first in the nation primary, but NOTHING about Ron Paul.
On NPR's Morning Edition they had a lengthy report about Newt Gingrich and his SuperPac attack ads on Romney and a piece about Jon Huntsman's high hopes for New Hampshire. They even had a sound bite from Santorum. But only mentioned Ron Paul's name once.
In an article from their website they speak of Ron Paul's second place standing but quickly add,"That doesn't mean he would be on his way to the GOP nomination. The likelihood of a majority of Republicans voting for Paul as their party's nominee is low, to put it politely, and Paul has even said publicly he doesn't expect to be the nominee."
This is, of course consistent with the CNN description of Ron Paul as a "protest candidate".
So the message remains, if you want to have a say in who will become the next President of the United States, vote for ANYONE but Ron Paul.