Mitt Romney, the negative campaigner, has his own problem with negatives it seems.
"Thirty-four percent hold a favorable opinion of Romney, the lowest for any leading presidential candidate in ABC/Post polls in primary seasons since 1984. His unfavorable score is higher than Obama ever has received; it’s been exceeded by just one other Republican candidate this year, Newt Gingrich, and by only one top candidate in 28 years, Hillary Clinton in 2008." (Source)
American voters just don't like the guy. In fact, as previous primary elections have shown, the majority of Republicans would vote for anyone but Romney. Ron Paul isn't just anyone. Indeed, it could be argued that Paul has been the real target of the Romney campaign all along.
The Paul campaign has something that no other campaign, including Romney's, can claim. They have a legitimate grass roots effort and solid Republican Base. Romney has more money, but, as evidenced by the numbers Ron Paul can generate at rallies and events, Paul has the support base.
The MSM has tried to minimize that influence by moving on to the general election, hoping the voters will do the same. One example is a poll completed by CNN that showed Ron Paul has the highest approval rating among Republicans at present. (Source) The Poll was quickly buried and a simular one will never be taken anytime soon.
Another example is Ron Paul's new wins in Missouri.
"KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)- Ron Paul supporters picked the majority of delegates Saturday during caucuses in Jackson County and the city of St. Louis as the state’s complicated selection process continued.
Party officials said Ron Paul supporters picked all 36 of the St. Louis delegates and about two-thirds of Jackson County’s 179 delegates." (Source)
Votes will always triumph over money.
Not that Paul can raise small donations at a drop of the hat. One example is today's fundraiser, which has a goal of $250,000 from small donors. It started at 2 A.M. and will likely reach its goal by Noon. (Source)
More importantly, there are still plenty of states that have not voted in the Republican Primary.
April 24, 2012 Connecticut 28 delegates
New York 95
Rhode Island 19
May 8, 2012 Indiana 46
North Carolina 55
West Virginia 31
May 15, 2012 Nebraska 35
May 22, 2012 Arkansas 36
May 29, 2012 Texas 155
June 5, 2012 California 172
New Jersey 50
New Mexico 23
South Dakota 28
June 26, 2012 Utah 40
It seems it finally comes down to the Liberal Northeast Republican Establishment versus the little guy. Money versus popular support. Ron Paul should emerge as a leading power broker at the convention, and help deny Romney the coveted crown of nomination.
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