Ron Paul Loses Support in Home State of Texas, Gains White Supremacist Fans
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This post, written by Paddy, originally appeared on Cliff Schecter's Brave New Films Blog
Looks like he may even lose his seat.
While Texan Ron Paul's stock is soaring nationally, there is trouble on the home front. In September, Paul finished third in a straw poll of 1,300 Texas Republican activists who had been delegates to recent Republican conventions.
The congressman corralled just 17 percent of the votes cast, trailing California's Duncan Hunter with 41 percent.
This outcome says Texas Republicans aren't terribly concerned about viability. Otherwise, one of the national front-runners like Rudy Giuliani or Mitt Romney would have beaten these long-shots. But if they were willing to "waste" their votes on Hunter, why didn't most back a fellow Texan? The truth is that Ron Paul, the angry prophet, has little honor in his own land. He's about to lose his congressional seat.
What endears him to the Paultards doesn't seem to sway his rank and file constituents.