Republican Ron Paul on the Rise

It seems like Ron Paul would outlast Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum in the Republican race in the presidential election. The Texas libertarian would still have to face Mitt Romney in the Tampa Republican convention in August. The reason why Ron Paul looks like he will outlast Gingrich and Santorum are the results of the Nevada caucus and the last week’s Grand Old party’s events.

Though Paul has been placed third in the Nevada’s Saturday vote, his percentage is four percent higher than his percentage in 2008. While Romney got to the 50 percent threshold and Gingrich got 21 percent, Paul received 18 percent. It is quite higher than what the media has been predicting for him. But the thing to be noted here is that, in the Nevada entrance polls Paul received the higher number votes from voters who said they would vote for a ‘true conservative’. Paul drew 42 percent of those votes while Gingrich got 30 and Santorum got only 24.

Nevada inclines towards libertarians. This could be one of the reasons for a result like this. Gingrich and Santorum are competing to be conservative. Some of the conservatives do not approve the way Gingrich behaved after the Nevada’s entrance polls. They say he should have placed a congratulatory call to Paul. But, instead he held an angry press conference after the number of votes was out.

National Review online went on to say that he is becoming a ‘caricature of petulance’ even if he isn’t aware of it. Paul trails in the Minnesota polls. The caucuses will be held this week. Polling surveys have put Ron in the fourth place with 12 percent. But Santorum looks like he will out-perform Gingrich is both Minnesota and Colorado polls.

As Paul’s loyal fans crowd caucuses, he is expected to perform better than predicted. There is an expectation that he will out-perform almost all of the caucuses hence forth. The forecast for March is that, Romney will lead with Paul and Santorum behind and Gingrich will slowly fall to the back of the race. But Paul’s finance will give him an edge here.

He has been able to keep bringing in financial support. The same cannot be said for all the other Republicans. That’s why even if all of them want to stay till the end of the race, will Gingrich and Santorum be able to hold on till then?


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