Attributed to resonating message, sizable crowds LAKE JACKSON, Texas - 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul is getting attention - and complimentary frontrunner stature - from GOP newspaper "The Iowa Republican."
Is Ron Paul the New Iowa Frontrunner?
By Kevin Hall
As the rest of the GOP field experiences the highs and lows of the campaign trail, one candidate's support remains constant. Ron Paul's supporters are the most fervent, the most loyal, and there are plenty of them in Iowa.
A larger than expected crowd of 160 packed Gates Hall in Nevada to hear Paul speak at a Story County GOP chili supper Tuesday evening. "It's always a good thing when you have to panic right before a fundraiser when you don't know if you have enough tables and chairs," said Story County GOP chairman Cory Adams, who has endorsed Paul.
The Texas congressman's supporters comprised the majority of the crowd. One of the youngest, Shayla Peters, 11, spoke to the crowd before Paul was introduced. She read a recent school report written about a person she admired. Peters chose Ron Paul as her subject.
"He's always clear in his decisions and he's always for the Constitution," the sixth grader told The Iowa Republican. "He always gives straight answers and that's what I like."
Shayla Peters is hardly alone in her appreciation of Ron Paul's libertarian views. His message is resonating with a significant contingent of Iowa Caucus goers. Drawing sizable crowds at every tour stop, the Texas congressman has a motivated and active base.
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