There is something happening here
I just checked ABC News' online poll and it had 24,000 of the 27,000 votes cast for Paul.
You could argue that there is someone fixing the result, but whatever the case, it's clear that Dr. Ron Paul is the ONLY candidate generating excitement among young people.
I watched the debate last night with the Meet Up group in New York City, and you could feel the excitement. Watching the debate it was clear to me that:
- despite all the rhetoric, all the other candidates were pro-government (Romney calling for an Apollo program for ethanol! Guiliani saying that we need to train our soldiers for nation building!)
- despite all the criticisms of Bush, there was only one candidate calling for withdrawl from Iraq.
- there was very little talk about the economy and the threat of inflation. What a shame.