Ron Paul said speaking at an Iowa event last week that Iran would be justified in in responding to U.S. sanctions by blocking the flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz. “I think we’re looking for trouble because we put these horrendous sanctions on Iran,” Paul told an audience at the Hotel Pattee in Perry, Iowa.
Despite the fact that the mainstream media have pulled no punches against Republican Presidential primary hopeful Ron Paul, his campaign is continuing to gain steam as the Iowa caucus, the first in the Nation, approaches.
A statement on the Occupy Des Moines website says, “We are excited to announce the First in the Nation Caucus Occupation. This winter, presidential campaign headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa and political events throughout the state will be occupied. Occupy Des Moines will not interfere with or disrupt caucus voting on Jan 3. We are not targeting voters.”
The Sacramento, Calif.-based Tea Party Express offered support for Michele Bachmann in the 2012 Republican Presidential primary race, but did not officially endorse the candidate. Tea Party Express said in a statement that, while it has not endorsed any candidate, it remains committed to backing the conservative candidate best positioned to beat President Barrack Obama in 2012.
A robo-call being received in many States is pushing Hillary Clinton to enter the 2012 Presidential race. The call directs people to go to runhillary2012.net and sign a petition to persuade the onetime Presidential candidate to run again.
In Iowa conservatives and Republican elites are very worried; they believe that a win for Ron Paul in their State’s caucus will signify the death rattle of its relevancy.
Ron Paul leads with 23 percent favor among Iowan voters followed by Mitt Romney at 20 percent; Newt Gingrich at 14 percent; Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry all at 10 percent; Jon Huntsman at 4 percent and Gary Johnson at 2 percent in a recent poll.
Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) has predicted the rise of a third party in the 2012 elections that will not tolerate the kind of spending included in the recent $915 billion omnibus spending package.
A new poll conducted by Harvard University, President Barack Obama’s alma mater, found that a growing number of younger voters, many of whom voted for him in 2008, think he will lose the next election.
Over the past week, a 9- point lead that was enjoyed by Newt Gingrich has slipped to just 1 point in the Iowa, leaving him neck and neck with Ron Paul at 22 percent to 21 percent. The other candidates are trailing behind the leaders.