Indicating that the Ron Paul campaign is bringing in the heavy political artillery to win the 2012 Republican nomination for U.S. President, former Special Assistant to George H. W. Bush, Doug Wead– who played no small part in George W. Bush’s successful 2000 presidential bid, helping to orchestrate Bush’s victory in the Iowa straw polls of 1999– has joined the Ron Paul 2012 campaign.
This means the Paul campaign intends to try to win the Ames Straw Poll and thus establish a sort of front runner status. That win combined with a great turnout in the second quarter in fundraising (see the ticker here) and this important Tea Party endorsement, will cause the Paul movement to pick up steam:
The Tea Party Coalition of Western New York endorsed Ron Paul for the Republican nomination for President today, becoming one of the first tea party groups in the nation to back a presidential candidate. Allen Coniglio, Chairman of the Coalition, said “Ron Paul inspired the tea party movement with his longstanding advocacy of constitutionally limited government, free markets and fiscal responsibility. We are calling on all tea party groups to unite behind Ron Paul. In addition to his adherence to tea party principles, he also has the best chance to beat Barack Obama according to a recent CNN poll (5/5/11).”
Ron Paul can unite Tea Party groups, fiscal conservatives, libertarians, evangelicals and even some social/national security conservatives. RAH!