Ron Paul Nutbars Crow About Nevada
You know you're pathetic when you point to a state
where you got 14% of the vote in a state caucus where you ran the only TV ads. An LA Times blogger enthuses:
Boy, oh, boy! Hidden behind all the hoopla, headlines and the Nevada caucus victories of Mitt Romney and Hillary Clinton is one little-noticed but stunning political development and number:
Ron Paul, the one-time Libertarian candidate and 10-term Republican congressman from Texas, was in second place. That's right, Second Place. The 72-year-old ob-gyn who's always on the end of the line at GOP debates or barred altogether, was running ahead of John McCain, Fred Thompson, Rudy Giuliani, in fact, ahead of....
all other Republicans except Romney, who easily captured his second state in a week after Michigan.
Woooooot! The Ron Paul Love Revolution is surging!
I mean, get serious. Ron Paul got 6,000 votes
in Nevada for his "silver". Mitt Romney got 64,000 in South Carolina and finished fourth. That gives a little perspective to the whole notion that Paul's second place (or Romney's "gold" medal) means squat.
A CBS news blogger (what is it with these big media organizations hiring Paulbots?) voices similar thoughts
Ron Paul's fervent supporters have something to crow about: With nearly all precincts reporting, the Texas representative is sitting in second place in the Nevada caucuses.
Now, a few caveats. First off, it's a pretty distant second. Paul only got 14 percent of the vote, far behind Mitt Romney's 51 percent. Secondly, Paul barely edged out John McCain, who didn't campaign in Nevada, whereas Paul ran ads in the state. And third, Paul is not looking like a factor in South Carolina, where voters went to the polls today.
Oh, yeah, South Carolina, where Paul actually got his worst finish thus far with 4%. So much for Ronmentum.
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