Fox News: The Ron Paul EffectSubmitted by SteveMT on Fri, 01/27/2012 - 00:35
REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK: The Ron Paul Effect
By James Rosen Published January 26, 2012
I begin typing this article with trepidation, knowing with certitude that anything short of fulsome and unqualified praise for Rep. Ron Paul, the GOP’s libertarian candidate in the presidential primaries, will provoke scores of angry emails and Tweets from Paul’s famously fervent supporters, all accusing me of harboring (elite media) bias against their blunt-talking and unassailable hero.
Happens every time.
But as the Republican Party approaches its fourth balloting contest of the 2012 cycle – the winner-take-all Florida primary, to be held Tuesday and award 50 prized delegates to the nominating convention this summer – it has become ever clearer that the 76-year-old Texan, now serving in his 12th term in the U.S. House, has had a palpable impact on the race.