I was very disappointed in the showing in Iowa. It was abetted by the apparent early signs of victory on some of the cable shows. I could see that Paul was falling behind both Romney and Santorum (who repeated the lie that RP says the US invited the 9/11 attacks in a debate) and I went to bed early and tried to forget about it.
I am not sure at this point what to do. The American People do not yet have the belly full of invasions, attacks, loss of liberty, wars and endless debt. I guess we still want to defend the third worst persecutor of Christians.
But there are bright spots. Here is Tom Woods’ take on it:
A few belated thoughts on Ron Paul and the Iowa caucuses.
Certainly it’s a disappointment. Some people counter that what matters are the delegates, but in my opinion what actually matters right now is momentum, and an Iowa victory would have been great in that department. At the same time, 22% in a state that is not ideologically in Ron’s camp, with all the media hate and ridicule so intense for two solid weeks — and heck, with Ron’s opposition to ethanol subsidies thrown in — is nothing to sniff at.
Santorum and Romney garnered approximately 24.5% each in a virtual tie, Ron Paul at about 21.5% in the NON- BINDING straw poll. This has no effect on delegate selection and candidates win by accruing the requisite number of delegates- not popular vote. Those delegates are selected in a separate process after the straw poll. That process favored the Paul supporters- Ron Paul will send more Iowa delegates to the convention, where the candidate will be nominated, than any other candidate. Since Bachman, Perry, and Newt failed to obtain 15% of the vote, they have no right to the delegates. MSM commentator drafting the article below understands this, and reluctantly asserts that Paul may(should be will ) send more delegates to the convention than any other candidate.
Finally three NH newspapers ENDORSED RP!
We’ll just have to keep working the best we can, keep praying and see what our efforts accomplish. Don’t forget to consider running for local office or supporting another who can do so!