Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
A new Iowa State University poll shows that Ron Paul is
accelerating away from Mitt Romney in the race to capture the key
Republican primary, with the Congressman placed first in front of Newt
Gingrich, having captured more of former frontrunner Herman Cain’s
supporters than Romney.
“Paul is the first choice of 27.5 percent of 333 likely
caucus-goers among the 740 registered Republicans and 200 registered
independents contacted by ISU,” reports KRCG.com.
“That’s up from 20.4 percent in an ISU/Gazette/KCRG poll in November.
He’s followed closely by former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich whose
support increased from 4.8 percent to 25.3 percent. Former Massachusetts
Gov. Mitt Romney came in at 17.5 percent, up from 16.3.”
However, despite the campaign’s building momentum, the
Republican establishment has gone all out to denigrate Paul’s success,
even rhetorically sabotaging the legitimacy of the Iowa primary.
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, who has been offered a
potential VP slot under a Romney administration, ludicrously suggested
that voters should completely disregard a Ron Paul victory and instead
concentrate on which order Romney and Gingrich finish.
“People are going to look at who comes in second and who comes in third,” said Branstad,
adding, ““If [Mitt] Romney comes in a strong second, it definitely
helps him going into New Hampshire and the other states,” comments taken
to mean that Republicans should “ignore” Ron Paul, according to
Politico’s Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns.
Despite the fact that two out of the last three winners
of the Republican primary in Iowa have gone on to become the GOP
nominee, the corporate media has universally written off Paul’s chances
in a callous effort to pre-empt reality. They are scared stiff that Paul
could establish himself as a national frontrunner, which is a very real
possibility given that he has captured a greater than expected number
of Herman Cain’s voters, who himself was the national frontrunner before
he was forced to drop out after revelations about his private life.
The snobbish, sneering attitude towards Paul that has
been cultivated by the establishment has little to do with his chances
of winning the overall nomination and everything to do with the
guardians of the status quo being terrified of a Ron Paul administration
going to war with a corrupt Washington elite.
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