After a Conservative Political Action Conference lacking Presidential candidate Ron Paul and his zealous supporters, some Republican leaders are seeing the need to give the candidate a chance, according to The Washington Times.
The leadership points to Paul’s ability to energize the most passionate supporters and heavy support from young and first-time voters, a segment that the Republican party must attract if they are to beat President Barack Obama in the 2012 election.
Al Cardenas, chairman of the American Conservative Union said that Paul’s supporters are undoubtedly growing in numbers.
“It would be a dramatic error for the winning campaign to disavow Ron Paul’s contributions to the process,” he said. “I am a firm believer that Ron Paul has found a niche and found a movement that he wants to have a voice. It may not be a majority movement, but it’s a growing movement. So, if we are smart, he’s going to have his fair opportunity at convention, and a platform committee to have his points of views discussed and expressed.”
As Mitt Romney continues to struggle to energize his base and is met with lukewarm acceptance from most true conservatives, many people think that Paul’s energetic base of support is the only chance the GOP has for a victory in November.