What a difference a week makes. Just over a week after Herman Cain dropped out of the race due to previous decisions in life coming back to haunt him, give Mitt Romney credit for firing the landscaping company who was employing illegals on his lawn a few years ago, Newt Gingrich has taken a major hit to his poll numbers and Ron Paul’s campaign just continues to carry on with tortoise-like determination.
Avoiding the roller coaster that infected every other GOP candidate apart from former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman and former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, Paul’s numbers have consistently trended upward since, quite honestly, the 2008 election. Unlike the other candidates in either party, when voters educate themselves on his consistency and message, they find someone they will fervently stand behind regardless of the flavor of the month candidates.
Public Policy Polling showed in this poll, not only is Paul steadily on the rise, but Romney is treading water, as is former Gov. Rick Perry and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.
Interestingly enough, apparently following the incredible final 10 minutes of play against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Tim Tebow, beloved quarterback of our Denver Broncos, polled better than the rest of the GOP candidates. Making the idea of a Paul/Tebow ticket potentially unbeatable, as long as no one has to operate a pro-style offense for the first three quarters anyway.
With several mainstream websites noticing Paul’s campaign now within 1 percentage point of Iowa polls, even his legislative ideas are receiving more credence than normal.
This story broke on the Examiner website today, in which Paul calls for the termination and charge of Attorney General Eric Holder for knowingly allowing firearms to cross into Mexico in Operation Fast & Furious.
I’ve thought there’s tremendous potential for entire sections of the federal government to face charges under the RICO act, I would love to see everyone in the know under both the DOJ and the ATF face felony charges for this.
And I’ll keep dreaming.
Finally, some video from last weekend’s debate in Iowa. Ron Paul teed off on the rest of the candidates like they were house balls at the driving range.
He completely neuters Newt, though he could have been assertive and gained major points from those who criticize his lack of strong oration skills, but the content was there. Gingrich was forced to acknowledge to the voters, he’d taken nearly $2 million of taxpayer money advising Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.Follow @sjstern
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