Where is Former Texas Congressmanin the GOP campaign trail? A commentary
Olongapo City, Zambales
Central Luzon, Philippines
One hundred sixty-one days from today onwards, the GOP will take its final blessings on its bet for 2012 U.S presidential election. It will hold its National Convention on August 17, 2012. Who will be the GOP presidential candidate? Will it be Former Texas Congressman Ron Paul? Where is Congressman Paul in the 2012 GOP presidential nomination campaign?
Stalwarts of Republican presidential candidate Paul persistently claim that he has a strong mass base of support. Despite of the poor showing and performance of candidate Paul in the primaries and caucuses already done, his supporters remain unfazed. They keep hoping Paul will make it to the party nomination. Paul’s Odds of winning the nomination is pegged at 5%.
There is a newly circulating news report that Paul does not win any state (Adrian Holman}. Where will be the voters of Paul in the next primary or caucuses? Will they go out to vote for him?
Taking a look on previous presidential campaign records of Paul, he is credited for the rise of the “Tea Party” as a political movement in America. He and supporters bank much on the strengths of his “strong fiscal conservative credentials, ideological consistency and stability on fiscal issues and recognition of his name among likely primary voters”. Likewise, it is true his “fiscal conservatism appeals to many primary voters nevertheless such is outweighed by his libertarian tendencies on some social issues that may turn off some voters. Paul’s advanced age of 77 years old which may pose as vote dropping issue among voters.
Candidate Paul is shielded with a regiment of die hard and persevering supporters. They ardently wish and work hard that their candidate will get the party presidential candidate nomination. However, they must accept the realities that American voters have clearly spoken in previous primaries and caucuses. The voters have always placed Paul at the bottom of their ballots. Will they do the same in the next primary and caucuses until the time will be over for the campaign before the Republican National Convention?
Where are Paul and his die hard supporters? Will the Republican voters fail them for 2012 U.S presidential election?