May 08, 2007
Ron Paul Builds Momentum
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2007
ARLINGTON, VA – Congressman Ron Paul's support has soared since the first Republican presidential debate. Conservative commentator John McLaughlin, host of “The McLaughlin Group," cited Ron Paul as having given "the best performance of the debate." In fact, the Paul campaign's apparent strength has many other pundits scrambling to explain it. Paul campaign officials offer the following examples of the candidate's rising success.
Since the debate on May 3, Ron Paul:
- Handily won two post-debate polls posted by event sponsor MSNBC
- Placed a close third (18%) in a post-debate poll on the conservative Drudge Report
- Won an ABCNews.com online debate poll with 84%
- Won a C-SPAN online GOP candidate poll with 69%
- Became the third most-mentioned person in the blogosphere, beating out Paris Hilton, according to the reputable Technocrati.com
- Produced a YouTube.com video that was ranked the 8th most popular overall video, and the most-viewed political video
- Was featured, by popular demand, on the front of Digg.com
- Generated so many bulletin posts on MySpace.com that the site owner News Corp. blocked all additional posts about Dr. Paul
- Became a "most searched" term on Google and Yahoo!
- Saw a quadrupling of daily visitors to RonPaul2008.com
"These figures speak for themselves," said campaign chairman Kent Snyder. "Ron Paul has quickly become a strong contender for the GOP nomination because of his powerful message of freedom and limited government."
"Without question or reservation, Ron Paul was the clear and obvious winner of the first GOP debate, at least according to the more than eighty-four thousand respondents (at the time of this writing) who took the MSNBC online poll."
Pastor Chuck Baldwin, 05/08/07
"It is fascinating to witness how ABC News spins even the most clear-cut victory into something 'questionable.'"
May 07, 2007
"With the lone exception of Ron Paul, a highly principled but largely unknown conservative Congressman from Texas, the current crop of lip service GOP candidates will insure the continuing disillusionment of the conservatives and hence their absence from the ballot boxes."
Ira Hansen, 05/07/07