The corporate media aren’t giving Ron Paul his due.
If Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum or Rick Perry or John Huntsman had done as well as Paul did in both Iowa and New Hampshire, the big media would be granting that candidate enormous attention as the obvious contender in the number two spot.
Remember, Ron Paul in Iowa got 21 percent of the vote, coming in just behind Santorum and Romney, who had 24 percent each.
And in New Hampshire, Paul was all alone in second at 23 percent, with Santorum tied with Gingrich for fourth place at a measly 9 percent.
One good thing about Iowa, it provides a forum for wingnuts. And the wingnuts on the right are often the most interesting candidates. Their politics are often the politics of genuine grassroots movements--even if they are movements of people progressives can't stand.
Paul may be the most entertainingly embarrassing candidate to receive airtime since George Wallace in 1968. Like Wallace, Paul’s base consists of millions of disaffected whites who see Paul as their savior.