Published On: Mon, Jun 18th, 2012

Ron Paul wins the Iowa Caucus

An NPR report Sunday put it best–If Saturday’s Iowa convention is any indication, Mitt Romney may not be in for smooth sailing at this summer’s national convention in Florida.

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Doug Wead writes on his blog Sunday:

Ladies and Gentlemen, once more we must announce the winner of the Iowa Caucus.  And it isn’t Rick Santorum or Mitt Romney afterall, it is Ron Paul.  Today, delegates duly elected to represent the GOP at their state convention, gave the Texas congressman 21 of the 25 contestable delegates to the RNC in Tampa.  They will all be unbound, able and willing to vote for Ron Paul for president.

Dr. Paul is clearly the winner of Iowa despite reports from mainstream media still saying it is Romney, or it is Santorum with the most delegates.

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And this has the Iowa Republican establishment in a tizzie.

Benton County delegate, Bethany Gates is worried that going with Paul could tarnish the image of the party. She says, “So far, we’ve already had two different candidates that are declared a winner,” she said. “If we go to national with a third candidate … we are going to look ridiculous.”

However, as Wead points out, Dr. Paul’s victory in the Hawkeye State affirms his delegate-attainment strategy and it has the added benefit of having occurred in the first-in-nation voting state, also a swing state.

If nothing else, Tampa will surely be interesting.

Check out the minute-to minute coverage of the Iowa Republican State Convention here


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- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63


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