This weekend Ron Paul will return home to Texas to spend the holiday with his family. Meanwhile, his running mates are doing everything they can to garner the attention of the media. It is time for the final push for attention before the race for the Republican nomination officially begins on Tuesday. Iowa voters will set the tone for the coming months, and everyone but Paul is staying on their toes. According to The Wall Street Journal, Mitt Romney is riding around the state in a multi-colored motor coach (it is red, white, and blue) energizing voters with his enthusiasm and the Rocky III anthem, Eye of the Tiger. Rick Perry continues to pander to the far right, bringing up prophets and a flat tax rate. Newt Gingrich cried.
Unlike his competitors, Ron Paul is not using any tactics. He is simply doing what he always does, talking about his libertarian beliefs and the somewhat revolutionary policies that he would like to integrate into the American system. This is not getting him a lot of media attention. Still, he is right behind Romney in the polls. Is his nonchalant demeanor with the media genius, or just honest? Maybe people don't want to see a presidential candidate desperately seeking attention.
Friday's polls show Paul with 21 percent of the vote in Iowa. Romney has 23 percent. According to Politico, he is the one that is avoiding the media, cutting interviews short and ignoring questions by reporters. Either way, maybe too much attention isn't always a good thing when it comes to politics, especially for a candidate that already has passionate supporters and doesn't need parlour tricks to inspire people to vote.