Thank you Iowa indpendents for selecting Barack Obama and John Mccain. I sense a trend going on here. The ronvolution is over, the independent vote in New Hampshire will go to Obama and Mccain. But the Ronbots are having fun deluding themselves.
The Paulites have been passing around this “positive bulletin” around myspace. Of course it is filled with kool-aid delusions and glaring double standards.
(1) Contrary to what some here believe, we did significantly outperform our polls, just as we had been saying we would do all along.
According to Real Clear Politics, we were polling at 7.3% in the last five polls taken before the caucus (on average) yet, as of writing this, we are at 9.8%,
Significantly outperforming? I don’t think three points is significant. It’s three points. Huckabee must be burning the walls down because he won by over eight points and the polls projected him behind or only up two points at the most.
Look at the double standard here as they brag about “beating” Giuliani.
(3) We destroyed former front-runner Rudy Giuliani—absolutely destroyed him with almost triple his vote total—and don’t be fooled—Rudy didn’t compete here because he couldn’t compete not because he didn’t want to.
(2) Despite the fact that we put very little effort into Iowa until very late in the game and despite the fact that Ron Paul spent less time in Iowa than any other candidate (in a state where in-person campaigning is essential) and despite our shabby treatment by the mainstream media we still were just 3 points out of third place.
Say huh? Ok, they love touting how they beat Giuliani, and they won’t admit his poor performance came because he didn’t show up in Iowa. That is not considered a factor at all in explaining why Rudy did so bad. Yet that is a factor to consider when wondering why Paul did so bad!?
Good news my friends, The Ronvolution is over. They’ll spin this as a victory even after he admits his defeat.