A couple of days ago, the Republicans held a straw poll in Ames, Iowa. As to who is chosen to actually run for President by the Republican party, it means little. As to who has the momentum, and as a way to raise money, this is important.
The results of the polling came out with Michelle Bachman in the lead over the other people who are trying to win the nomination. She came up with 28.6% of the vote.
The news on Saturday night lauded her victory, pointed to the 3rd place finisher, Tim Pawlenty with 13.6%, deciding to drop out of a run for President, then went to the 4th place finisher, Rick Santorum with 9.8%, making some news about what he is going to do when the campaign continues. Then they commented on Rick Perry from Texas, and Mitt Romney from Massachusetts, who didn't even go to Iowa.
So from the evening news and the reports on Sunday morning tv, these must be the front runners and the only people we need to consider.
But wait a minute, what about the 2nd place vote getter. Ron Paul, who was pushing the ideals of the new TEA party back in the late 80s and 90s, who was fighting against overspending and pork barrel spending by the Congress, and who has never in any of his times in Congress, signed up for the matching pension that all the other Congressmen, save one, sign up for to get equal benefits as they receive now as Congressmen. Ron Paul received 27.7% of the vote, or 0.9% less then Michelle Bachman.
He has voted against any bill that would raise spending or taxes. Has voted against Congressional pay raises every year, voted against anything that gave Congress and the government more power then they are supposed to have from the Constitution of the United States of America. He is one man who is standing up for the people of the United States, and not big business, or the politicians.
But still the liberal media, and the right wing network, ignore him. They hope he goes away. I for one will be backing him and doing my best to get the word out about Ron Paul.
Why are they afraid of the little man from Texas?
Should they be afraid?
I think maybe they should.