Friday, January 6, 2012

48 Percent

In Iowa Ron Paul picked up 48% of the votes from voters under 30. This makes a lot of sense to me. In the groups I am around he seems a whole lot more popular than he has been in the polls.

Newt Gingrich made the comment the other day that he did so well with young voters entirely because he is against the war on drugs. This is probably accurate. Young people have faced the full impact of the war on drugs and are generally against wasting money on it. Although his war on terror views probably attract just as many. I doubt he is making much of an impact because of his more uncommon economic views such as supporting a gold standard or elimination of the Fed. A few latch on to those after hearing him talk but it is a clear minority.

A shame his radically different viewpoint to the mainstream Republicans will probably block him from the nomination leaving me with Gary Johnson to vote for. I really would like to see a major upset throw the Republican party into chaos.

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