Newsmax.com Leads with Ron Paul StorySubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Sat, 07/14/2007 - 11:55
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Ron Paul: â€˜I Guess Liberty Is Just Popular'
Dave Eberhart, NewsMax
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul may be stuck on the "long shot" list as far as the mainstream media is concerned, but hold the phone when it comes to Paul harnessing the raw power of the digital world.
The Libertarian-friendly Paul campaign recently became the first to launch an iPhone platform, utilizing Apple's new multi-purpose cell phone.
In a CNN telephone poll conducted in February 2007, Paul was the candidate with the least name recognition â€“ running just ahead of John Cox, the Chicago businessman and talk show host.
But the congressman from Texas has a knack for shining on the Internet -- and winning Internet polls. After the New Hampshire Republican debate, for instance, MSNBC polls showed Paul winning 69 percent of the vote from viewers who tapped him as the "best candidate in the debate."
Even though Paul typically polls between one percent and two percent nationally in the race for the GOP nomination, he left the more recent Columbia, S.C., debate ranked second by a Fox News text-message poll.