Ron Paul – the invisible Republican candidate

IFO spent an hour on the Internet looking for Iowa caucus results. All the MSM reported was that Romney beat Santorum by “eight votes!” Wow! What’s that supposed to mean?

A few mentioned that Ron Paul came in third – no percentage, no vote totals, not much else actually. Most stories didn’t even mention him. Funny. The only consistent candidate with a solid, loyal base. A candidate who has a gentle, wry sense of humor. A candidate not desperate to be President, just someone who wants his IDEAS to get a decent hearing.

However, after a Herculean effort IFO is able to bring you the totals and the standings from the AP!! Those reporters must feel mighty neglected when they went to all the trouble to get the results, which are then almost totally ignored.

[Ed. note – even WordPress, which suggests additional tags, didn’t suggest the other candidates as tags, except Michelle Bachmann. Really funny!]

Sorry that the red bars don’t show up properly. If you look at this link FAST you’ll be able to find the chart.

Results for Iowa Republican Caucus (U.S. Presidential Primary)
Jan 03, 2012 (100% of precincts reporting)
Mitt Romney 30,015 24.6%
Rick Santorum 30,007 24.5%
Ron Paul 26,219 21.4%
Newt Gingrich 16,251 13.3%
Rick Perry 12,604 10.3%
Michele Bachmann
6,073
5%
Jon Huntsman
745
0.6%
Herman Cain
58
0%
Buddy Roemer
31
0%
No Preference
135
0.1%
Other
117
0.1%

Source: AP

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I've been investing in various assets by myself using a discount broker for many years. Over that time, I've developed some theories that others might find useful. Plus, there is more to investing than money. Time, talent, work, friends, family all go into developing a good and satisfactory strategy.
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