Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Ron Paul building a solid Michigan base

Success in early races might bolster him here in February - Detroit News

With U.S. Rep. Ron Paul topping recent Republican presidential polls in Iowa, supporters in Michigan are revving up campaign efforts anticipating Paul will emerge successful from the early contests and ready to compete in the Wolverine State.

Aside from former Gov. Mitt Romney, Paul is the only other candidate with a staffed Michigan campaign. Supporters are hosting meetings regularly at coffee shops and restaurants around the state, canvassing neighborhoods and trying to persuade potential voters in the state's Feb. 28 primary.

"I'm absolutely delighted," supporter Sheldon Rose of Bloomfield Hills said of Paul's jump in the polls. "It makes me think American public opinion is sliding to his view, which is a libertarian view."