Ron Paul is Surging in Iowa, New Hampshire

There are now multiple polls that show Ron Paul has gained support and has a legitimate chance to come in first or second in Iowa and New Hampshire. I would now call Ron Paul one of three front-runners in both Iowa and New Hampshire alongside Mitt Romney and a third candidate, currently Newt Gingrich. If Ron Paul wins Iowa, which he might, all bets are off. Also, most analysts miss the fact that many states have open systems where independents, and in some cases Democrats, can vote for a Republican nominee. This could give a further boost to Paul.

It is now time to give Ron Paul the attention he deserves in debates and throughout the political community.

For Paul this presents good news and new challenges as his positions are given the kind of wider attention I have called for. For example, his foreign policy positions could help him attract independents and some Democrats in open primary states, along with some Republicans, but they also conflict with the majority Republican view.

The campaign gets very interesting if Newt Gingrich joins Herman Cain, Rick Perry and Donald Trump in collapsing, which would give Paul a head-to-head contest with Romney.


Bryce Shonka is Liberty Voice's new Editor and also serves as the Deputy Director for Tenth Amendment Center. He is happy to be producing content for a new audience and from a new place (Seattle, WA).


  1. Bob Marshall

    November 22, 2011 at 9:18 am

    America doesn’t deserve a patriot like Ron Paul as president. Since America buys war so easily they need someone like Herman Cain who has called for attacking Iran. We have to keep the corporations who make war materials in business.Then we have the war hawks and the neo-cons. Thanks to the ignorance of millions of Americans, the plans of the former PNAC first laid out in 1993 move forward. Thanks to ignorance and silence the US has become a Socialist state and a police state. Sometimes silence is treason.

  2. Zek

    November 22, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    It is more correct to call it what it is corporatism or more viscerally: fascism. And it WAS that even before the Citizens United decision. Ron Paul knows what is going on and would put a stop to it. He might be the only leading candidate who has any clue. Johnson and Huntsman both seem very sharp and principled too, but they are probably too far back in the pack. Republicans need to ditch their support for Empire, the MIC, wars-for-Israel, and their one-sided, mindless, spineless, uncritical and unqualified support for Israel. A thing is evil or is not evil regardless of who it is doing it. Israel drops cluster bombs on civilians and then has the gall to call the other side: terrorists. And then average Americans are so brainwashed by our media that they are blind to what is really happening. Anyone still awake needs to look up the King David Hotel and the Lavon Affair. Then re-consider 9/11.

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