Saturday, November 26, 2011

Ron Paul popular, but often dismissed in race

Ron Paul, the Texas congressman whose libertarian views have won him one of the most loyal followings of any Republican presidential candidate, ranks near the top of the polls in Iowa and New Hampshire. - Susan Ferrechio/Washington Examiner

With enthusiastic campaign organizations in both early voting states, Paul appears poised to make a strong second-place showing in either contest if not an outright victory should the race's national front-runner, Mitt Romney, should falter.

Yet, political experts say that despite that strong showing and dedicated following, Paul's campaign may not get much further....

"Republican generally like his fiscal policies, but when he gets into the foreign policy stuff, that is where he parts company with the majority of Republicans," University of Iowa political science professor Timothy Hagle told The Examiner....

But Paul's foreign policy viewpoint engenders deep loyalty among his followers.
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