Monday, July 25, 2011

Ron Paul Sounds Optimistic about Iowa

Politico quotes Radio Iowa:

Presidential candidate Ron Paul seems to be raising the stakes for his finish in next month’s Iowa Republican Party Straw Poll.
“I wished I could say I’m the front-runner and nobody’s ahead of me and it’s a shoe-in,” Paul said this morning. “But the truth is that we can do and will do very, very well and hopefully come in first.”
Rival Michele Bachmann is now calling herself an “underdog” in that upcoming competition, while Tim Pawlenty says, win or lose, the Straw Poll’s outcome won’t decide whether he’ll stay in the race.
Paul spoke to about 100 people this morning in Ames — the city that will host the Straw Poll festivities. Paul called his Iowa supporters a “unique” group of “driven” people.
“Voting in the Ames Straw (Poll), when you think of it nationally…since you get so much attention and can make-or-break some people in campaigning, it’s worth a lot more than a hundred individuals voting, it could be to a thousand of votes for (just one person) to show up and vote and make a difference in a race,” Paul said. “That’s why I’m here…That’s why I think the Ames Straw (Poll) is important.”
The Iowa straw poll is set for Saturday, August 13. IF Congressman Paul comes in big in Iowa, there is plenty of time to use that momentum for New Hampshire and the Iowa caucuses. The New Hampshire Primary is set for February 14, 2012. The Iowa caucuses are February 6.


  1. Go to to help make 1 million calls into Iowa on 7/30/11 (Saturday)

  2. If Michelle Bachman is nominated, the Democrats will beat her like a drag queen at a Hells Angels rally. They will find DOZENS of men who claim gay relationships with her husband. They will find out what illness she REALLY has. Hint: it is NOT just MIGRAINES. It is probably severe depression or bipolar illness. Or worse, psychotic episodes. They will wait until October and just massacre her with all the dirt. No, it is not fair, but that is what they will do. Could we please NOMINATE SOMEONE ELSE...

  3. Awesome!

    With this enthusiasm, I will belly up to the RP donation bar again, and help fuel his race a bit more.