Dailycaller: Let's Grow Up, PaleoconservativesSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 07/26/2013 - 12:21
Dailycaller: Let's Grow Up, Paleoconservatives
What a difference six years makes.
W. James Antle III
Editor, The Daily Caller
9:43AM, July 26, 2013
In June 2007, a Gallup/USA Today poll found that a 32 percent plurality of Republican voters preferred Rudy Giuliani for president. John McCain was in second place at 19 percent. Ron Paul was near the bottom of the pack with just 1 percent of the vote.
Near the end of George W. Bush’s presidency, the GOP was still very much the hawks’ party.
But in July 2013, Rand Paul leads among Republicans nationally, at least according to a Public Policy Polling survey. At 16 percent, he is narrowly ahead of Chris Christie, Jeb Bush and Paul Ryan. Marco Rubio is further behind.
Multiple polls have now found the younger Paul ahead in both Iowa and New Hampshire, the first two states in the 2016 Republican primary calendar. This time around, it is likely that the single-issue hawks — think John Bolton or Peter King — would hover around 1 percent if they were included in the polls.