Depth of Paul supporters could make difference in Iowa
January 2nd, 2012
05:25 PM ET
9 years ago

Depth of Paul supporters could make difference in Iowa

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - In the sport of presidential politics, Republican candidate Ron Paul has an impressive ground game, a robust team of staffers and volunteers in Iowa and beyond.

His supporters' intensity and loyalty are unmatched by those of his rivals. At Paul campaign rallies, the size of his crowds leaves other campaigns envious. And, in terms of social media, Paul benefits from a legion of users who are on offense spreading his message and play defense when he's attacked.


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  1. Lawrence Reiner

    Enough of the Iowa poles or any other poles. Suppose CNN devotes one third of the time about politics to the terrifying issue of the funding of political ads. Who are they? Where is the money coming from? Who do they represent? What, if anything, in the ad is true? CNN should be seeking the truth! Help the electorate find the truth.

    January 2, 2012 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  2. Martian

    This is great, Ron Paul's got a great chance to come out on top in Iowa.

    January 2, 2012 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  3. jwhite

    People will be shock when the GOP pick the mittens over RP...because the GOP want a big government republican.

    January 2, 2012 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  4. Kim Bailey

    Obama has become a brutal dictator with powers to arrest any American.
    Only Dr. Ron Paul can stop the Dictator and return our rights and our power and wealth!!
    Ron Paul 2012!!

    January 2, 2012 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  5. Ben Dover

    Looks like a pile of OLD go Grandad...Please GO.

    January 2, 2012 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  6. CanadaONE

    voted the most dangerous man in the USA – most countries that hate the USA support "Run Run Paul"

    January 2, 2012 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  7. Bledsoe

    Ron Paul is the only decent Republican candidate in the running. Unfortunately, since I don't live in Iowa, I can't vote for him.

    January 2, 2012 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
  8. Larry L

    An anarchist trying to build a government suitable for 1950s America. His followers aren't able to appreciate the complexity of today's world, and look for simplistic solutions for highly complex problems. Oddly enough, even his vision for healthcare, an area he should understand, is flawed beyond belief. Given his way he'll emasculate our military capability, dismantle Social Security and Medicare, and give Americans a government more like that of Somalia than a modern nation. He's an old fool and his vision is complete nonsense. He's the Ralph Nader of the Libertarian Party.

    January 2, 2012 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  9. lee

    I support Ron Paul and firmly believe in everything he stands for, Liberty and freedom unites all people regardless of age, gender, race or religion, Ron Paul!

    January 2, 2012 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |