Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Iowa Polling to Test Paul’s Move to Mainstream -

Iowa Polling to Test Paul's Move to Mainstream - - Trip Gabriel, July 26, 2011:

"Paul’s libertarian views have moved from the fringe toward the mainstream of conservative thinking in the past several years, with his warnings about fiscal meltdown gaining new resonance and the 2008 financial crisis allowing him to press his longstanding critiques of the Federal Reserve.

"Now, as he again seeks the Republican presidential nomination, he is hoping to show that he can translate the new attention into votes. And his first test is the straw poll next month, where he is hoping he can organize his band of followers into a political machine capable of beating some or all of his brand-name rivals....

"His effort in Iowa is well financed. His latest online fund-raiser, 'Ready, Ames, Fire,' brought in $550,000.... The money has bought time for radio and television spots, for six paid staff members in the state and to fly in Mr. Paul by private jet (“Operation Top Gun”) for weekly rallies, including two he attended Monday here and in Ames."

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