January 4, 2012- Texas Congressman Ron Paul finished a strong third in the Iowa caucuses January 3. Paul was looking for more legitimacy and a larger platform following this year’s Iowa caucus. He found it in his upper-tier finish. He doubled the number of votes he received from the same caucuses in 2008.
Paul said to his roaring supporters at his campaign hotel ballroom that his finish made him one of the night’s winners. He vowed to continue his fight as he heads to New Hampshire and then on to South Carolina.
Iowa voters took to Paul’s small government antiwar message enough so he was just a couple of percentage points behind Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney. Paul’s strong Iowa results were thanks to young people, evangelicals, libertarians, disassociated democrats and others.
Tuesday night he said, “There is a great opportunity for us to continue the great momentum with a primary very shortly in New Hampshire and the momentum and movement will continue scoring as we move forward.”
Former governor of Alaska Sarah Palin said Paul’s fiscal policy views and his strong base of young supporters should not be ignored by the Republican Party. In New Hampshire, Paul has been running television spots saying he is the only person that can take on what is in Washington.
Advertising experts say that some of Paul’s television spots are unique and are starting to make an impact.