Ron Paul finished a very close second to Michele Bachmann in today’s Iowa straw poll – and far ahead of all the other Republican presidential candidates.
After all the ‘dissing Ron Paul has received from the media and other candidates, his stalwart finish in the Hawkeye state puts him in great position moving forward. Paul more than twice as many votes as third-place finisher Pawlenty, three times as many votes as fifth-place finisher Herman Cain, and more than a dozen times as many votes as Gingrich.
I would wager that tonight will be the highwater mark for Bachmann’s campaign.
The Ron Paul campaign is in a vastly stronger position now than it was four years ago.