Lots of interesting things, at least I think so.
- Patrick Raffini did an analysis of his fund raising by state, and it looks nothing like a red/blue map. Via Sullivan.
- CNBC learns not to mess with Ron Paul. Backlash to CNBC taking down their internet debate poll because it was showing Ron Paul winning with 75% of the vote, in spite of being afforded the least time to respond to questions as any other candidate.
- If you’ve seen Paul deal with people, how do you think he’d have dealt with people like this, enthusiastic for another candidate. Paul’s luxury is that he has nothing to hide, and can thus conduct himself with absolute dignity every time.
- Interesting speculation as to why Paul may not be polling as high as the "top tier" in the major scientific polls.
- There was the story about Paul raising more from the military than any other candidate last quarter. He doubled the amount this quarter, which was trice as much as the two runners up, McCain and Thompson.
- Ron Paul demonstrates his integrity in how to manage budgets, not only by returning part of his congressional budget every year (and never taking "junkets") but by properly managing his campaign budget, unlike his opponents.
- Despite attempts to make it look not as bad as it was, Paul actually out raised McCain last quarter in terms of primary campaign dollars.
The republican blue bloods had better get on the ball, because not stopping Paul has got to be just really out of the question. Right now, it’s easy for them to say that they otherwise agree with much of his conservatism in domestic and economic matters, but the war is just too important. I don’t really buy it. I think they’re either too fine with the status quo, or don’t have the nerve to be seen as "kooky" as Paul.
Should Paul by some freak miracle win nomination, or even look seriously like he could, all those republicans and "libertarians" so steadfast in support of this war will have quite an interesting opportunity to show just how much.