Romney, Perry and Bachman were there. So was Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum. But Ron Paul stole the show at today’s Value Voters Summit. He quoted from the Bible effortlessly moving in and out of scriptural texts to make his points. The speech was constantly interrupted by standing ovations.
Paul’s victory underscores his near statistical tie with Michelle Bachman in the Iowa Straw Poll last August in Ames. 60% of the caucus goers in Iowa are born again Christians. If Paul can win with this crowd he can win in Iowa.
This author is a born again Christian. Many of us are moving to Ron Paul because we realize that the best way to protect our religious liberties is to get back to the Constitution and protect everybody else’s liberties as well.
While Herman Cain’s much ballyhooed Florida victory won him headlines and major media attention last week it is not likely that this event will get much media play. Ron Paul’s first place victory only days before in California, a much bigger state than Florida, was virtually ignored. Paul’s exposure of the Federal Reserve and its interest free loans to elitist companies and insider billionaires has not won him any friends among the executives of the television networks. But you can be sure that they are deeply worried by the events of this day.
If Ron Paul has resonance among born again Christians, who make up 48% of the nation’s population, then the GOP nomination is finally a possibility and the recent Rasmussen poll showing him beating Barack Obama in a head to head contest is suddenly relevant.
Here are the final results as reported only minutes ago.
Ron Paul 37%