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Can Ron Paul Take Iowa in 2012?

In the 2008 Iowa Caucus Ron Paul started as the biggest underdog and finished better than anyone would have thought, but yet he was still just a blip on the map by the election’s end.  But while his totals may have been a blip on the election map, he was much more than a blip in the grassroots.

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Ron Paul’s grassroot’s movement has one of the most fierce and loyal followings of any potential candidate coming into 2012 and with such a wide-open election in 2012, a strong grassroots and a strong organization is what it will take to win in Iowa.

In 2008 Ron Paul did surprisingly well in Iowa capturing 10% of the overall vote. (Click to see 2008 Iowa Caucus Results).  That may sound small, but when you consider that the Republican nominee, John McCain only received 13.1% of the vote and winner Mike Hukabee was at 34.4%, 10% from an independent dark horse candidate is pretty good.

Coming into to 2012 Ron Paul has a very strong grassroot’s organization already set in place, but even more important, he has the power of the Tea Party behind him.  This new phenomenon could be exactly what Ron Paul needs to shock the political world and pull an upset in the 2012 Iowa Caucus and make him a legitimate 2012 presidential candidate.

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  1. Citizen Joe

    Ron Paul is a hero to me. He is the true champion of the Constitution!

    His thirty year Congressional voting record is proof that he alone is the sole Congressman upholding the Constitution and his oath to defend it. He is the only candidate who understands the serious problems with the economy. He speaks the plain truth and it’s refreshing to see him stand against the corrupt system.

    I am the first born American in my family. My grandparents left Cuba with eight of their eleven children in hopes of giving our family a chance at true liberty and prosperity. I find it incredibly ironic that those liberties are being eroded in this country. Ron Paul has the best solutions to save this country.

    Ron Paul is my President!

    Sorry Barry.

    1. dave

      (thumbs up)

    2. Jeff

      Cheers

    3. Catherine Mulloy

      Ron Paul has a proven record of voting in alignment with the US Constitution, I hope more people will research and vote for him in the primary election in 2012!

      I would be honored as well to have Ron Paul as my President.

    4. matthew markowicz

      I never even registered to vote until Dr. Paul ran for the republican nomination in 08. Coming from an entire family of 30+ democrats I was a little weary to “jump ship” but I just couldn’t get his true message of freedom, liberty, sound money and sane foreign policy out of my soul. Today over half my family of democrats is dedicated to supporting Dr. Paul and I’m thrilled that this time around peoples projections, expectations and polling data are being blown away. The country and the republican party needs to recalibrate who it is and who it stands behind… Ron Paul is the only candidate I know, who steals democrats away from their blurry disillusionment and founded a movement that retook the senate for the republicans.

    5. George Washington

      Please sirs;

      Ron Paul is the only presidential candidate who would cut enough spending to avert a debt crisis. Only he will restore constitutionally sound money. And, only he will strengthen our national defense by bringing our troops home and putting an end to the nation-building that is draining our country.

      Watch Dr Paul question Ben Bernanke if you doubt Paul understands subtle aspects of the economy you’ve never thought of.
      Other candidates speak flowery words and tell nothing of how anything will get done. Mr. Paul is very different.

      Constitutionally, legislatively, and morally, Ron Paul has no equal. His 22 year voting record speaks for itself.

      The World is watching.
      Ron Paul for President in 2012.
      Thank You

  2. Greg Butko

    Ron Paul is the only candidate running that is qualified for the presidency (in my humble opinion. Ron Paul is the only announced Republican that has served in the military. Calling someone like Barrack Obama or Bill Clinton the “Commander in Chief” is a joke. How can you command something that you have no understanding of?

    Ron Paul is a threat to the continued corruption and thievery that has been going on in both parties for decades. And for that reason, they don’t want him. As a champion of the Constitution, Dr. Paul has the interests of the American people at heart, not the interests of globalists and other special interests.

    We are rapidly losing our freedom. We need Ron Paul.

  3. 12on Paul

    No Need To Audit the Federal Reserve According to Herman Cain
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiAkeFJXwUk

    12on Paul
    End the Fed

    1. Lucky Numbers

      LMAO. Of course Herman Cain doesn’t think the Federal Reserve should be audited …. he is a former Chairman and Member of the Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. An audit would look into the practices of him and his buddies.

  4. KFed

    Why is it all these guys that donate to Democrats and have raised taxes and fees as Republicans, do so well with voters? Are we Iowans that ignorant to vote on these candidates without doing a background check on the internet? Appears, those that have TV shows do the best in polls.

    Com’on Iowans, Look at who Donald Trump supports… campaign donations to all the top Democrats, Rahm Emanuel, Hillary Clinton, etc. This guy has donated more to Democrats than conservatives… TRUMP will do what serves HIMSELF BEST.

    Mike Huckabee uses religion to snatched-up votes, yet no one brings up all the taxes and fee increases he did as governor in Arkansas. He also deleted all the government records of his speeches and sermons right before leaving office. Then he uses Kenneth Copeland Ministries for fund raising and private Gulfstream 550 usage.

    Romney is just a RINO: Republic In Name Only. He’s destroyed more American businesses and sent more jobs out of the US, when his corporate raiding BAIN CAPITAL gobbled up companies through golden parachutes and buyouts, only to shake every nickle of cash out of the companies and over-funded pensions of the workers. RomneyCare in Massachusetts is a disaster that’s $1.5 Billion in the RED, as the quality of healthcare has gone down. Romney also wants mandates on the people… that’s a Liberal/Marxist philosophy, not a conservative republican.

    Why can’t people do research of these GOP candidates, instead of voting from watching these brainless TV shows, Corporate-Fascist Main Stream Media and cheap 30 second sound bites?

    1. Susan

      Very well said KFed. I have been saying the same thing about Tricky Trump.

    2. Catherine Mulloy

      Amen KFed. The candidates you reference are not true to their state Constitutions nor the US Constitution.
      Did Huckabee ever actually obtain his degree in Theology? I remember hearing he had lied about actually getting the degree.

      People actually want a TV personality to represent them as the leader of the American citizens?

      Romney wrote Obama Care for pete’s sake.

      The propaganda fed through the TV on a daily basis is enough to make me ill.

      Surely Iowans know better than to only watch mainstream media and think they are getting the truth, I’m with you I hope they do some additional research.

      If any of the candidates you mention is elected the GOP will surely shrivel up and die.

  5. Lindsay

    I thank God for Ron Paul, and for those who try to follow in his foot steps. I truly wish we would have a national day of prayer where all people who support freedom gather in front of the White House-Congress-Senate-even in NY around Wall Street, and pray this maddness come to an end.

  6. 4cnote

    My hero’s list includes: My dad, Thomas Jefferson and Ron Paul. And it that order.

    I believe that Ron Paul could be the only one in Washington today with the intellect to have a conversation with the late great Jefferson. What does this say about our other elected representatives?

    RON PAUL 2012!! It’s a no-brainer.

  7. TNforPaul45

    I implore anyone who has written off Dr. Paul to please sit down, one quiet evening, and watch the videos of the things this man has said. Think about them. Set aside any preconceived notions and think his suggestions through “with all other things being equal.”

    You know in your heart that no-one else in the GOP field will not fight for you, and will not change from Obama’s policies. You know we cannot keep fighting overseas wars, and groping little children in the Airports. We all hate the terrorists, but why do we let them win by cracking down on our liberties and terrorizing ourselves?

    It’s time for real change. It’s time for “radical” to become the norm. You wish for the next Reagan. You say to your friends “Boy, we just don’t have presidents like Ron Reagan any more.”

    We can.
    He’s waiting for your vote.
    Ron Paul is the change America has really been waiting for.

  8. Don Folkers

    Ron Paul is not a politician. He is a statesman. A principled man who is best at educating the citizens of America so they will vote for a Congressman who will cut the unconstitutional excesses off at the financial knees.

    Urgent you read chapter 14 of his book, “The Foreign Policy of Freedom”. It exposes the so-called NeoConservatives as “not conservative at all” and as the enemies of traditional conservatism. They are “Masters of Deceit” trying to make us believe they are on our side — when in fact their founder was motivated by Trotsky. Yes, that’s right. Read the Ron Paul book and see. There are other sources for this too. Write me at DonFolkers@gwi.net for more information.

  9. John

    I agree with Citizen Joe’s comment.

    In addition to that, I’d like to mention that prior to becoming a Ron Paul supporter I have never before been inclined to donate to political candidates, even though I have always kept myself aware of what goes on politically in the country.

    I may be taking on an additional part-time job soon with the only goal being to earn the money so that I can donate a max contribution to Ron Paul’s presidential campaign.

    Ron Paul is a hero and champion of our Constitution.

  10. Dawnal

    How refreshing to have a candidate for President that is honest and understands what is required to get America back on the right track. The corrupt establishment has been doing its best to marginalize Ron Paul from the first time he entered the political ring. Year after year he is reelected despite those efforts.

    It is time that his message be allowed to reach all of America. With the internet the controlled media is less and less able to control the message and now Dr. Paul’s message may reach most people. It is well past time that it does.

    Please give Ron Paul your full support. Your grandchildren will thank you!

  11. MG

    I would be happy to vote Ron Paul in 2012

  12. Rick

    I take Ron Paul very seriously. He may not be the most polished public speaker, but he speaks the truth with unvarnished power; He needs no teleprompter to carry on an intelligent discourse for over two hours to a packed auditorium of twenty and thirty something voters! He may not be the tallest, or the most strikingly handsome candidate, but people want the Real Deal. Ron Paul is the real deal, and speaking of the real deal; Senator Barry Goldwater’s son, Congressman Barry Goldwater Jr. endorses Ron Paul. Ron Paul has been warning us for so long of the impending economic disaster we are seeing today, and he has been purposefully working to wake us to realize we must change our course to save the Republic.
    Ron Paul has never taken a government junket.

    He does not participate in the lucrative Congressional Pension Program.

    He returns a portion of his annual Congressional Office Budget every year.

    He has never voted to raise taxes.

    He has never voted for an unbalanced budget.

    He has never voted to restrict gun ownership.

    He has never voted to raise Congressional Pay.

    He never voted to increase Executive Branch Power.

    He will Reinstate The Constitution and Save The Republic

    He will END the unconstitutional FED.

    He will phase out the unconstitutional IRS beginning immediately

    He will secure the borders

    He will limit Big Government in your private affairs

    He will Stop Illegal Immigration an No Amnesty

    He voted against regulating the Internet

    He voted against the Iraq War and warned us against going forward with an undeclared war.

    “Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberty

    and wealth are in Jeopardy” Ron Paul July 10th, 2003

    He voted against the un-patriotic so called Patriot Act.

    He supports a non-interventionist foreign policy yet a strong military

    He will end the inflation tax

    Ron Paul is a true Constitutionalist

    He would have soundly beat Obama in 2008 because Independents trust him and like him

    Ron Paul for President 2012

    Because no one else can be trusted to say what he means and do what he says like Ron Paul does.

  13. Rise, Consise & Krookid

    New Ron Paul 2012 song!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBFHAJG9O3Q

  14. Rise, Consise & Krookid

    12ON PAUL 2012!!!

  15. RedM3

    Ron Paul is the only person I would vote for on this list. If he doesn’t win the GOP nomination I’ll just write his name in on my ballet. I’m not choosing the lesser of two evils any more. If the GOP won’t return to true conservatism like prior to 1964 on their own then they’re going to have to learn the hard way.

  16. Timothy L

    Is anyone suprised that the projected 6% of Ron Paul support is being demolished at nearing 40% of the votes??

  17. Sunny

    I am with Don Folkers here completely. I have been reiterating this same thought for years. The Good Doctor is a statesman. He does what he does for the long term not the short term. He is principled and speaks Truth to Power and has been doing since the beginning against all odds.

    He is indeed the only statesman in our CONgress.

    Our country needs to adopt and act on the philosophies that he adheres to if it is to survive.

    Dr. Ron Paul is a magnificent man.

  18. Chree DeLoache

    Why is Sara Palin running….she didn’t finish her term in Alaska….why are people voting for her? She isn’t a presidential candidate that has a chance and needs to let her votes go to the ones that actually have a chance to win….

  19. Mark

    Ron Paul = Freedom and Liberty = Hero = can’t be purchased = right for America = our only hope = the only one with big enough cahoneys to do it!

  20. A Patriot

    Here’s your REAL CHANGE America!

    Ron Paul 2012

  21. Tom

    Ron Paul is one of the very few good guys left in Washington. I wrote him in last time and I would gladly do the same again if need be.

    Paul/Brewer 2012!

  22. Brian Johnson

    I have added 2012iowacaucus.com to my favorites, good work!

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