Ron Paul now leads in Iowa

Get ready. The national news media is going to have an apoplectic, emotional fit when Ron Paul does better than expected in the January 3, 2012 Iowa Caucus. The first event of the GOP contest is now only 15 days and counting. In today’s Public Policy Poll, Ron Paul has taken the lead.

Public Policy Polling – Iowa Voters

Ron Paul 23%
Mitt Romney 20%
Newt Gingrich 14%
Rick Santorum 10%
Michelle Bachman 10%
Rick Perry 10%
Jon Huntsman 4%
Gary Johnson 2%

For the moment, the media is still in full blown denial. While some lesser influential pundits are hedging their bets, saying that “Ron Paul could win this thing,” most of the big shots, taking their orders from television executives, are still pretending that he doesn’t exist.

A headline on CNN’s coverage this morning declared “Gingrich and Romney make final push.” Not only does the media ignore Ron Paul when he is in third or second, they ignore him when he is in first! Presumably, they will ignore him when he wins.

Today’s CNN segment focused on the liberal-leaning Des Moines Register’s endorsement of Mitt Romney. The Register, which seems to suffer from an Iowa inferiority complex, was impressed with the fact that Romney had graduated from an Ivy League school, finishing “in the top 5 percent in his MBA class at Harvard.” The paper was impressed that Romney had “helped create healthcare reform in Massachusetts that is strikingly similar to the much-derided ‘Obamacare’”

Romney, who boycotted the Ames, Iowa Straw Poll, a critical fundraising device for the local GOP, has made only a handful of visits to the State. His media surrogates and friends have already circulated stories that if Iowa votes for Ron Paul their whole Caucus will be discredited. While other candidates have worked the State for the last year, Romney opened his State office last week. This morning the office was practically empty.

Wolf Blitzer asked his guest from the Des Moines Register whether it helps or hurts a candidate to get their endorsement. The guest wouldn’t answer the question, dodging it several times in a style worthy of Romney himself. When Wolf persisted, wanting an answer, she still wouldn’t say but finally concluded that it couldn’t hurt and could add to a candidate’s momentum because it would get people talking. The Public Policy Poll showing Ron Paul in first place was ignored in the discussion.

Meanwhile, Tim Hagle, a University of Iowa professor of political science thinks that the Register’s endorsement could give Romney a boost. Hagle is quoted as saying, “You want to know what these editorial folks and reporters on the ground think about who is the best leader or the strongest person or who is the most consistent. There’s a certain weight to it.” Calling Mitt Romney “consistent” demands some mighty dexterous intellectual contortions.

Since CNN couldn’t get to the bottom of what an endorsement from the Des Moines Register really means, I will offer you the history in this post.

Des Moines Register Endorsements and the Iowa Caucus

1988 D Senator Paul Simon (lost)
1988 R Senator Robert Dole (won)
1996 R Senator Robert Dole (won)
2000 D Senator Bill Bradley (lost)
2000 R Governor George W. Bush (won)
2004 D Senator John Edwards (lost)
2008 D Senator Hillary Clinton (lost)
2008 R Senator John McCain (lost)

But the big news for Ron Paul was not today’s Public Policy Poll, it was his December 16, 2011 Moneybomb. It has now officially topped $4 million. That’s chicken feed compared to the $16 trillion in newly created money that the Federal Reserve can roll out in one year to its banks and insider corporations but then this money is from real people, who have lost their jobs, the value of their homes and the value of their IRA’s.

What they have not lost and what the elitists still can’t get their hands on is their vote and it will take more than the Des Moines Register to wrest it away from them.


Published by Doug Wead

Doug Wead is a New York Times bestselling author whose latest book, Game of Thorns, is about the Trump-Clinton 2016 election. He served as an adviser to two American presidents and was a special assistant to the president in the George H.W. Bush White House.

23 thoughts on “Ron Paul now leads in Iowa

    1. You don’t want anyone to examine Ron Paul’s foreign policy.

      You just want people to believe Ron’s foreign policy is insane.

      Well, Ron Paul’s REAL AMERICAN non-interventionist foreign policy was attacked last debate…

      No matter what you say, RON PAUL foreign policy is EXACTLY what the voters say they want, and exactly what the constitution demands.

      No undeclared wars.
      No POTUS assassination/torture squads.
      No more foreign aid.
      Bring ALL of the troops home
      Stop meddling in other peoples affairs

      There ya go, EXAMINE IT!

      1. To Tex2: Mossad Agents…there were 3 of them seen dancing around with glee when the Twin Towers were collapsing…

      2. Sy-phyllis,

        There are some things I like about Ron Paul, but his fruitcake supporters isn’t one of them. If you think the organizations you listed are terrorists, then you are completely CLUELESS about the people who simply want to kill us, and so is Ron Paul.

        Do you have a link about the 3 Mossad agents, or should I start mentioning all the partial birth abortions Ron Paul has performed for the past few decades?

      3. Tex2 is desperate. Ron Paul’s lead in Iowa is gaining by the day, as are his poll numbers in New Hampshire.The GOP Politburo is running scared, and so they should. Their days are numbered.

        Tex2 go buy some Tylenol. You’re gonna need a lot of them over the next month or two.

      4. 20% support in Iowa does not make me in the least desperate. Just wait until more people understand what Ron Paul’s foreign policy includes, and his support will evaporate faster than Rick Perry’s support after his disastrous debate performances, except for a few Ron Paul zealots.

      5. ahahha… you wish…. dream on… Ron Paul’s supporters admire him more as they find out more about him. His polls have been rising steadily. His supporters don’t leave the fold. They just become more enthused.

      6. Ron Paul attracts the 5-1-% of the fruitcakes, nothing more. It may APPEAR to be 15-20%, but only because his worshippers are more vocal, not more numerous. In the end, a vote is a vote, whether it is vocal or quiet. LOL

  1. Media pundits are already saying that Huckabee’s Iowa win did not help him, so let’s discount any significance of a Paul win. What shallow thinking!

    Huckabee’s support was narrowly-based around the Religious Right, in particular the Christian Zionist cult, the ones Bachmann is so fervently trying to court. This kind of support just peters out and, predictably, makes an Iowa win meaningless.

    On the other hand, Ron Paul does not pander to anyone. No matter who is audience is, he just speaks the truth… “in righteousness,” as the Good Book says. The Good Book also says, let your nay be nay, and your yeah be yeah. In today’s parlance, please no flip-flopping and no hypocrisy,

    This approach has given Ron Paul broad support, way beyond the Sunday morning congregation support-base of the other religious panderers. This is the kind of support that translates across state lines, in fact across the country. The media has it totally wrong when they say that if Ron Paul wins the nomination, Obama gets another four terms. None of other candidates, having spent their political capital on pandering to the Religious Right, can now change their tunes to woo the Independents and Democrats. Ron Paul already has firm support in both camps, making him the only viable alternative to Obama.

    Incidentally, the Religious Rights should take note that Ron Paul’s strict Constitutional approach, rhymes perfectly with the words of that Stranger from Galilee: Blessed are the peacemakers. Do good to those who hate you. Bless them that curse you. Do not repay evil with evil.

    The fact that Ron Paul is man of undeniable integrity, self-effacing wholly committed to Constitutional government, and with a track record to match, surely does not go unnoticed among religious voters?

  2. Voters who want more war, more torture, more assassinations, more war-related deaths and wounded, more drone attacks that kill the innocent, more erosion of our civil liberties, more indefinite detention, more debt, more spending, more government, more taxes, more welfare, more graft, more greed and more of the same, Ron Paul is not their man.

    For those of us in whose hearts the fires of liberty burn brightly, we have found our liberator, Ron Paul, a man of unquestionable integrity, humble, self-effacing and wholly devoted to Constitutional government.

  3. Those same voters must also want to be put in peril by someone who has never led, is almost universally shunned, and is in favor of putting the USA in grave danger, Ron Paul is their man.

    For those of us who have common sense and don’t get caught up in the false promises and faulty logic of Ron Paul, we can actually continue our Constitutional government, however flawed it may be, instead of allowing others to wipe us off the face of the earth.

    (This post is dedicated to Albert Meyer and other idiots considering voting for Ron Paul. LOL)

  4. Vote YES :

    BAN *tex2* from this site IMMEDIATELY — Never allow IT to post here again! ALSO, DO NOT RESPOND TO ANY OF ITS TROLLING !

    Dear, Doug — this is your HOME page, and all of us posting here are your guests. Don’t know about your tolerance level, but mine ends when an unwelcome guest tries to set my home on fire, in order to chase out all the welcomed people I’ve invited!

    No normal exchange can be held here — since the #2 quickly fills in all REPLY slots….so no-one else can respond sequentially to what was stated before. This is its main goal (secondary is its spittings of hatred to all that’s good)!

    1. Crucify him…..crucify him….. LOL

      The Passion of the Christ is a good movie, but I don’t know if I want to watch it THAT many times in a row, so let’s take a break from this repetitious “program” and allow other readers to comment on the below serious and real issues that result in baggage for Ron Paul. Tell me what you think, let’s have open and honest discourse, and since I’m a First Amendment kind of guy, even the “list” above is welcome to chime in:

      Why Ron Paul would NOT be a good president:
      1. He is old, mousey, whiny, grumpy, skinny, etc. Do not underestimate the importance of these factors, as a very large number of voters are not familiar with the issues, and vote for vanity. Sad but true. It does no good to have good ideas when you don’t have the presidential image, and Ron has neither.
      2. He has been in Congress for 2 decades and doesn’t have a single bill to his name. We elected someone president with zero accomplishments in 2008, why would we want to do that again? How can you expect him to be able to lead the country when he can’t lead a single bill to fruition after 20 years?
      3. He even voted against his own bill to audit the Federal Reserve, because he didn’t get every single detail he wanted. He is so stubbornly rigid he simply takes his toys and goes home if he doesn’t get every little detail he wants.
      4. Many of his domestic policies are admirable, but how does he expect to implement them when he will have to work with Congress to get many of them turned into a reality? Will he simply hold his breath until Congress lets him get his way, because he has zero track record of using any other tactic to be successful?
      5. Most of his foreign policies are dangerous. If we pull out of foreign countries, the vacuum WILL be filled by Russia, China, etc. Once you lose your toehold, it is VERY difficult to expand military operations if the need arises. Think about how hard it would have been for the U.S. to fight Hitler if England had fallen. For example, if China decides they don’t want to allow free flow of oil, we would have no recourse, as it takes years, if not decades, to develop independent energy sources. He is simply naive to the point of being a traitor to his own country. Also, we need forward positioned military presence to fight the global war on terror. It isn’t being fought only in Iraq and Afghanistan, there are operations literally around the world preventing future 9/11 type attacks that simply cannot be fought by guarding our own borders, 9/11 should have taught us that. We must therefore disrupt the terrorist cells wherever they are, so they cannot organize, plan, recruit, train, equip, and attack again. To not do this would be suicidal.
      For the above and other reasons, Ron gets the pot smoking and “freedom at any cost” crowd, and that’s all he will ever get…LOL

    2. Here is another good one!


      send it!

      The #2 is a paid shill to troll and disrupt this forum with its spewing of hatred. So real Americans can’t converse here without IT hijacking all threads. That’s why this subhuman needs to be banned. One NEVER responds to IT — its existence is to be ignored.

  5. Vote to ban the #2 that pollutes this forum with its trolling.

    So far the vote to BAN it — ‘tex2′ — is:

    1) Surfisher
    2) Sharon Kuhn
    3) annebeck58
    4) christopher Deligate of Missouri
    5) donjusko
    6) sharksauce24
    7) sophiah8
    8) rmcnnlly
    9) BanTex2Al
    10) Wendy Jones
    11) Evan Godolphin
    12) Remmic Lewis
    13) Shane Mayfield
    14) jeffrey bohl

  6. “Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson could pull as much as 6% of the vote in a hypothetical three-way match-up with Mitt Romney and President Obama. Johnson began the 2012 race running for the Republican nomination but has wound up carrying the libertarian banner and could gain ballot access in several states.”

    If the above transpires, it is a certainty that Mitt will not defeat BO (with his flip-flopping, he couldn’t defeat him anyway, now this would assure it).

    So he needs to withdraw now in favor of Ron Paul!

    Ron Paul WILL become President in 2012 — IF, Romney becomes a Patriot, and forgoes his ego, for the Good of the People!

    Mitt Romney could become one of the greatest Statesmen in US History! He’d be the Savior of our Nation — the one that generations to come would tell their children: “Look at this statue, this is Mitt Romney, he saved America”!

    Or, he can reduce himself to just a tiny footnote…what is amazing is that his fate rests in his own hands (a very rare occurrence throughout the history of the world)!

    All Romney has to do, is to take advantage of this rarest of historical moments, and make a SINGLE DECISION!!!

    Withdraw his candidacy IN FAVOR of Ron Paul, with the following grandiose and heart-wrenching patriotic speech (to save his political skin):

    “I, Mitt Romney, will sacrifice my political goals for the Good of the People. Now I understand that only Ron Paul that can save our Nation. I agree with all he stands for, therefore, I have deemed that our Nation’s salvation can only be accomplished when Ron Paul is elected as President of the United States of America. Without regret, but with joy, I do the most honorable and patriotic deed I can — I withdraw myself from this election, and give my full support to Ron Paul!”

    One honest person is needed to bring these logical conclusions to Romney’s PERSONAL ATTENTION (not the myopic sycophants surrounding him and stroking his ego by chanting wishful thinking as ‘fact’: “You gonna win Boss, you gonna win Boss….).

    Regardless how egotistical, arrogant and narcissistic Romney may be, some semblance of reasoning of what’s best for him, should still remain in his skull. The instinct for self preservation dictates that even the smallest of minds will chose the path that leads to safety, not the one leading to disaster.

    An honest realist needs to talk to Romney one-on-one — and explain the following to him, so Mitt can comprehend it:

    1) If you don’t win the nomination, than your political career is over (you’ll become just a tiny footnote in US History as a failure).

    2) If you win the nomination, and don’t defeat Obama — which is the most probable outcome (you’ll become just a tiny footnote in US History as an even LARGER failure).

    Therefore, Dear Mitt, whichever gamble you take from the above, may lead to total disaster for your political career (and probably will)!

    However, here is an action you can take, Dear Mitt, that guarantees you’ll become immortalized in the annals of US History — becoming the 21st Century Savior of America (surely this carrot of success will entice Romney’s egotism to go for it — over the probable political beatings he’d receive otherwise)!

    All one needs to do, to assure Mitt’s Historical Greatness of Sacrifice for the Good of the Nation, is to present the above to Romney’s eyes alone! I urge all able to do so, to place this document in front of him!

    Send this to Mitt Romney — as an Open Letter, e-mails, etc. — the more you send, the greater the chance he’ll get to read it!

  7. *Mitt Romney, American Parasite*

    (Mitt Grosny — Romney The Terrible (my prefered title))

    It explains how Bain Capital worked. They would buy SUCCESSFUL companies, with little down, borrowed huge amounts, saddling them with crushing debt, refused to continue equipment purchases or maintenance. Then they would pay themselves huge “management” fees.

    Some notable excerpts:

    “Romney is not a vulture capitalist, as Rick Perry says, since vultures eat dead carcasses,” notes Josh Kosman, who has written about the private equity business for 15 years. He’s “more of a parasitic capitalist, since he destroys profitable businesses.” (The host must be healthy enough to be force-fed all that debt, then slowly bled to death…until the parasites drain all the wealth for themselves).

    “When Bain was about to buy a company, its partners would hold a meeting. “He said that about half the time [they] would talk about cutting workers,” Kosman says. “They would never talk about adding workers. He said that job growth was never part of the plan.” That claim was buttressed by the Associated Press, which studied 45 companies bought by Bain during Romney’s first decade. It found that 4,000 workers lost their jobs. The real figure is likely thousands higher, since the analysis didn’t account for bankruptcies and factory and store closings.

    “The Armco plant closing involved more than the torching of 750 jobs, Morrow says. Contractors and suppliers collapsed. Workers’ children and widows lost health care and pension benefits. And while Bain received millions in tax breaks—paid for by the very people left holding the bag—Romney walked away millions richer.”

    A must read (long) article recommended to all!

    Share it!

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