(Image source: Des Moines Register)

BY BLAKE HANSON

As much of the media focuses their attention on Mitt Romney v. President Obama — Ron Paul continues to campaign, and campaign hard. Here’s WTHR...

“While he doesn’t get much attention from the national media, his campaign draws a lot of support from young people. He’s been speaking at college campuses around the country.”

So — the question is, without Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum taking a dent out of the Romney delegate count — can Ron Paul make an impact? 

 
Paul has yet to win a primary or caucus, and Romney has picked up 10 times as many delegates as him.

But as The Christian Science Monitor points out, winning the nomination might not be the strategy...

“Paul is promoting a movement as much as a candidacy ... To keep his message out there he needs to stay a player, and 2012 probably is Paul’s last chance to do that on a national scale.”

As ThyBlackMan.com writes, you can already see the effects of Paul’s campaigning by looking at Romney’s talking points...

“Not all is bad. Ron Paul lives on ... The majority wants a candidate who will slash government and do-gooder social programs. They want this candidate to also be responsible to foreign policy, and don’t mind if the candidate ends up supporting conservative values like family, economy and social stability.”

But Fox News’ John Stossel thinks Paul’s campaign stands a real chance....

STOSSEL: “Next week, he’s gonna catch on.”
VAN SUSTEREN: “Why next week, is there a special thing going on?
STOSSEL: “I just think that these ideas of limited government make such sense that it has to catch on sometime.”

The GOP is already turning its focus to the August convention in Tampa.
The Guardian offers analysis on how Ron Paul could cause a distraction there...

“Romney's camp is unlikely to be happy with Paul's strategy, either. Modern conventions in American politics are designed to be carefully choreographed affairs with a united party getting fully behind the nominee. Every delegate that the Paul campaign collects raises the prospect of embarrassing the campaign.”

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May 5, 2012

Is Ron Paul Relevant?

(Image source: Des Moines Register)

BY BLAKE HANSON

As much of the media focuses their attention on Mitt Romney v. President Obama — Ron Paul continues to campaign, and campaign hard. Here’s WTHR...

“While he doesn’t get much attention from the national media, his campaign draws a lot of support from young people. He’s been speaking at college campuses around the country.”

So — the question is, without Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum taking a dent out of the Romney delegate count — can Ron Paul make an impact? 

 
Paul has yet to win a primary or caucus, and Romney has picked up 10 times as many delegates as him.

But as The Christian Science Monitor points out, winning the nomination might not be the strategy...

“Paul is promoting a movement as much as a candidacy ... To keep his message out there he needs to stay a player, and 2012 probably is Paul’s last chance to do that on a national scale.”

As ThyBlackMan.com writes, you can already see the effects of Paul’s campaigning by looking at Romney’s talking points...

“Not all is bad. Ron Paul lives on ... The majority wants a candidate who will slash government and do-gooder social programs. They want this candidate to also be responsible to foreign policy, and don’t mind if the candidate ends up supporting conservative values like family, economy and social stability.”

But Fox News’ John Stossel thinks Paul’s campaign stands a real chance....

STOSSEL: “Next week, he’s gonna catch on.”
VAN SUSTEREN: “Why next week, is there a special thing going on?
STOSSEL: “I just think that these ideas of limited government make such sense that it has to catch on sometime.”

The GOP is already turning its focus to the August convention in Tampa.
The Guardian offers analysis on how Ron Paul could cause a distraction there...

“Romney's camp is unlikely to be happy with Paul's strategy, either. Modern conventions in American politics are designed to be carefully choreographed affairs with a united party getting fully behind the nominee. Every delegate that the Paul campaign collects raises the prospect of embarrassing the campaign.”
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