LAKE JACKSON, Texas – In a new McClatchy-Marist poll, 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul comes in 8 points behind President Barack Obama, 49 to 41 percent, and he is one of only three candidates within single digits of the President.
These results immediately follow a Public Policy poll from yesterday, showing Paul 6 points behind Obama, but the only candidate in the GOP field besting Obama among independent voters, 48 to 39 percent.
“This is yet another poll demonstrating the increasing popularity of Ron Paul’s message,” said Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton. “Congressman Paul has the ability to remain competitive against the president as his base of support continues to expand to different groups.”
These poll results follow an earlier Bloomberg News poll showing Paul in a statistical first place finish in Iowa, a key early voting state. Also, a late October CNN/TIME poll showed him in the top three in the key states of Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.
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href="http://www.ronpaul.com/ronpaul2012/" >2012 National Campaign Chairman Jesse Benton released the following statement concerning the CBS / National Journal Republican debate:
Ron Paul consistently polls among the top three in the key early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. He is polling in double digits in most respected polls.
Congressman Paul is ranked among the top three in fundraising results.
Congressman Paul serves on the House Foreign Relations Committee.
Congressman Paul is a veteran.
And, Congressman Paul has contrasting views on foreign policy that many Americans find worthy of inquiry and discussion.
CBS’s treatment of Congressman Paul is disgraceful, especially given that tonight’s debate centered on foreign policy and national security.
Congressman Paul was only allocated 90 seconds of speaking in one televised hour. If we are to have an authentic national conversation on issues such as security and defense, we can and must do better to ensure that all voices are heard.
CBS News, in their arrogance, may think they can choose the next president. Fortunately, the people of Iowa, New Hampshire, and across America get to vote and not the media elites.
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Protests promised around the Nation as citizens begin revolting against the Establishment
Wall Street America is ‘occupied’.
Occupied by a small band of grassroots-social-media-organized citizens – and it appears they may be achieving their goal.
Calls for and promises of protests around America are coming together as this article is written.
Twitter, one of the many social networking platforms utilized to coordinate the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ protests, is alive with calls for protests in Dallas, Cleveland, Phoenix, and Atlanta.
The internet is buzzing with calls for action, support, and promises of carpools loading up and making the drive, sometimes across the entire country, to join the protesters.
Some supporters of the movement have offered the Wall Street occupiers financial assistance, food, and clothing. The protesters say they are not leaving, rather camping out on the cement of the newly dubbed ‘Liberty Square’ until they “see movements toward real change in our country and the world.”
Whether or not these protests snowball into an ‘American Arab Spring’ is yet to be known, but all signs point to yes.
An unexpected drama unfolded at GOP presidential candidateRick Perry‘s alma mater on Wednesday, when Perry’s longtime friend and top adviser Jay Kimbrough was abruptly ousted as deputy chancellor of the Texas A&M University System. Security was reportedly called to escort him out after he revealed to senior staff a pocketknife he carries.Kimbrough held a number of positions in Perry’s administration, serving at various times as chief of staff, deputy chief of staff, director of homeland security and head of the criminal justice division. Mens Columbia Interchange Jacket . He also served a stint in the attorney general’s office, and was called upon to straighten out the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse when that agency was in disarray.http://www.texastribune.org/texas-education/higher-education/kimbrough-fired-texas-am-university-system/
In a political season marked by warfare between Democrats and Republicans, the White House and Congress, haves and have-nots, GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul has built staunch support among voters who are furious at the federal government — from emo-kids to retirees.
But in Thursday’s debate, as candidates Mitt Romney andRick Perry tore into each other, Mr. Paul showed once more that he isn’t particularly upset with, or allied with, anyone. This week, the Texas congressman said he seldom even mentions President Barack Obama, though he’s picking up support from some of Mr. Obama’s disillusioned backers.
Mr. Paul says he doesn’t mind that Texas Gov. Perry has borrowed from Mr. Paul’s anti-Federal Reserve platform. “That’s how politicians operate, they reflect people’s views,” the Texas congressman said. Nor was he offended, like some supporters were, when Mr. Perry grabbed Mr. Paul in a killer arm-grip after one of the last debates: “That’s just him, every time he sees you, he grabs you…friendly.”
Online Merchants . If you’ve noticed a lack of Ron Paul in the mainstream media’s coverage of the 2012 presidential race, it might not be an accident. After he placed first in a Fox News poll, the outlet has removed the results from their website without explanation.
Fox had launched an online poll to gauge readers’ opinions on last night’s Republican show-down and asked their audience, “Which GOP presidential candidate do you think won the Fox News/Google debate?” At one point Paul placed in first, with 30 percent of the votes, but a reader of Infowars.com has pointed out that the poll has disappeared from the website, or has been shuffled to another page far from the front of Fox’s political coverage.
Logging onto the poll now produces an error in which the user is told “No content item selected.”