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excellent Florida Newspaper article on Paul

not sure if this is in print in Brevard or not

http://government.brevardtimes.com/2012/01/gingrich-surges-t...

"Although Ron Paul is not actively campaigning in Florida because it is an expensive state, Ron Paul's rise is not unexpected. As shown by the map below, Florida has a very large number of veterans (the large white area in Florida consists mostly of the sparsely inhabited Florida Everglades.) Ron Paul is the only Republican candidate with military service experience. Paul, a U.S. Air Force flight surgeon from 1963 to 1968, already enjoys overwhelming support from active and retired military voters who donate to his campaign at a 4 to 1 ratio over Romney.

The disdain by veterans against Romney could be due to the fact that he avoided the military draft for five years during the Vietnam War through a series of student and controversial Mormon ministerial deferments through the late 1960's. After those deferments ran out, Romney was eligible and registered for the draft in 1970 - but was not called.

In addition to his military service, Dr. Paul was an obstetrician. Florida has a large number of health care industry workers. Those two combined career experiences makes Ron Paul more like the people of Florida than any other Republican candidate."

thank them for the honest reporting at brevardtimes@gmail.com