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Santorum about his Ron-Paul-supporting Nephew: “It’s a phase”

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Rick Santorum was asked last Wednesday about his nephew’s endorsement of Ron Paul. “It’s a phase,” said Santorum, “I understand it. And so we all go through those things. God bless Johnny, it’s wonderful.”

Yes, God bless Johnny — and God help Santorum when news of his bribe-ridden voting record hits the mainstream. It is not likely that the people will dismiss his palm-greased politics as just a”phase,” too.

Written by Jonathan Mark

January 6, 2012 at 10:09 am

Rick Santorum’s nephew endorses Ron Paul

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“If you want another big-government politician who supports the status quo to run our country,” writes John Graver, a 19-year-old student at University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, “you should vote for my uncle, Rick Santorum.”

Graver, releasing his article yesterday, condemned his uncle’s foreign and domestic policies which “stem from his irrational fear of freedom,” says Graver, and has since been attracted to Ron Paul. “Unlike my uncle, [Ron Paul] does not believe that the American people are incapable of forming decisions.”

Scathing words from a nephew to his own flesh-and-blood. Graver supports Paul for his liberty-friendly policies, Paul’s push to bring our troops home worldwide, and for “trying to win the election for a reason other than simply winning the election,” and change the status quo.

Other notable endorsements of Paul now include American Idol Kelly Clarkson, Vince Vaughn, and Chuck Norris.

Graver’s article

Written by Jonathan Mark

January 4, 2012 at 10:24 am

Ron Paul comes in Third for Iowa Caucus

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The Iowa Caucuses had a record-breaking turnout, topping their current record set in 2008. Many of these were first time Caucus goers. If Paul can continue to bring in new voters, he will maintain his major lifeline. Ron Paul gave an encouraging speech to supporters when it became clear he would have to settle for third in Iowa, tonight. The most surprising success, however, goes to Rick Santorum.

Santorum has some problems, though. Politico.com reported that Santorum made visits to four different Caucuses and did not alert the media because — get this — his staff didn’t know cameras were allowed inside the Caucus. This is the kind of “rookie mistake” that shows the caliber of the Santorum campaign. Until recently, Santorum has been shaking hands from his pickup truck. Can we expect a significant change? Probably. Santorum will likely rein in donations as a result of his success in Iowa that will help him put gas in his new bus — and hire some competent PR staff. However, now sights will be set on Santorum, and his past voting record and any old dirt will be dredged up that, until recently, had been ignored because of his obscurity in the polls.

Ron Paul moves on to New Hampshire, but should take caution. Jon Huntsman, who was a non-issue in Iowa when he retreated to New Hampshire, has standings similar to Paul, but without being as radical, and may steal votes from Paul if Huntsman can run a successful campaign in NH over the next week.

Written by Jonathan Mark

January 3, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Paul tops “Twitter growth”

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In the month of December, Presidential candidate Ron Paul outstretched all others in growth of Twitter followers at 30.05%, with Rick Santorum at 24.69%. Coming in last was Gingrich with 1.79% growth.

If Twitter growth is any indicator of “buzz,” the study effectively demonstrates the implosion of the Gingrich campaign, in spite of the fact that Gingrich had more Twitter followers than all other Republican candidates combined. The Twitter surge also likely indicates the recent rallying of Evangelical Republicans around Santorum and  the Blue Republican movement formed behind Paul.

Sacramento Bee Article

Written by Jonathan Mark

January 2, 2012 at 3:43 pm

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January 1st Poll: Paul in the lead

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Publicpolicypolling.com (PPP) released the latest poll yesterday showing a tight race to the finish in Iowa with Ron Paul at 20%, Mitt Romney at 19%, and Rick Santorum at 18%.

In spite of the close heat, PPP predicts that Paul, “still has a very decent chance at winning on Tuesday- it just depends on whether his unusual coalition of young voters and non-Republicans really comes out to caucus.”

Poll Results and Article

Written by Jonathan Mark

January 2, 2012 at 3:09 pm