Drudge had some headlines that caught my eye this morning (Thursday, Jan 24).
"Giuliani slips to 3rd in Florida."
"Huckabee alienates GOP in Arkansas"
"Romney an outcast within his own party"
"Super Tuesday won't decide nominations"
Didn't read the stories, but didn't need to. What we are seeing is the gradual deterioration of the other candidates. With the departure of Thompson and Hunter, the others have come under scrutiny and have drawn fire from the media and others. Huckabee will be out of cash fairly soon, so it is unlikely he will manage to continue much past Feb 5th (Super Tuesday). Katie Couric was taped saying "Giulini is dead. Dead." (She's a lightweight, but many believe her).
With the markets and the dollar going berserk Ron Paul's message is all the more important and necessary. The financial community is aware of his acumen and this is good.
Just as a smart jockey will keep the horse in the pack until the clubhouse turn, Ron Paul has - thanks to the loyal supporters - found himself in a very good position. We have all seen horses dash out of the gate and lead the pack for a time, only to fizzle out. That has happened with Giuliani, is likely to happen with Romney and is happening with Huckabee. McCain is the only serious contender in the GOP at the moment. However, his pro-war position and amnesty flip-flops and horrendous ego will eventually topple him. This will leave the field clear for RP.
And, even if RP does not pick up a lot of delegates in Florida or Super Tuesday, the convention will be brokered. This is a good thing, esp if RP supporters become delegates. One thing can be said for Ron Paul supporters: they (we) are the most dedicated, persistent and hard-working group - ever. The Establishment is, frankly, worried about the towering support: they can't stop it. This is all good news.