Shock Poll: Obama 42%, Paul 41%
Shock Poll, that's the headline on Drudge. Rasmussen released a poll that shows Ron Paul in a statistical dead heat with Obama for the 2012 Presedential election. What I find most interesting is the high support for Paul among Independents. Republicans are generally split on Paul. Those who want to roast Arab babies on the White House lawn can't stand him. Those who don't, kinda like him. One positive note is that perhaps the MSM will stop referring to him as a longshot. Perhaps.....
But before we start licking each other's lollipops, here are some realities:
-Dr. Paul's support among Republicans is too low to win the Primary. As a 3rd party candidate, he has no shot.
-Some of Paul's success is due to the general drop in support for Obama. Even Cankles Clinton is seen more favorably now than the Banker's Puppet.
-The stock market rise isn't fooling the average American, but if it keeps going long enough it might. How many people are going to ask, "hey wasn't Zimbabwe's stock market the world's top performer in 2007?"
I'd like to say more, but my time is short.
David in Qatar