Ron Paul wins Iowa

Had voting in the Iowa Republican caucuses been restricted to voters under the age of 40, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas would have won easily, according to an entrance poll published by CNN.

By contrast, according to the poll, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania won among voters between 40 and 64, while former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won among voters 65 or older.

Voters at the caucuses tended to be older citizens, according to the poll, with fully 60 percent of them being at least 50 years of age.

Only 25 percent of the caucus-goers were under 40, and only 15 percent were under 30.

Paul’s support in the caususes was strongest among the very youngest voters. Among caucus-goers 17 to 24, who made up 10 percent of voters, Paul took 50 percent of the vote. Santorum ran second in this age bracket, taking 21 percent, followed by Romney at 13 percent, Texas Gov. Rick Perry at 8 percent, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at 5 percent, and Rep. Michele Bachman at 1 percent.

Among caucus-goers 25 to 29, who made up only 5 percent of voters, Paul won 45 percent, Santorum placed second with 27 percent, Romney took third with 12 percent, followed by Perry at 7 percent, and Gingrich and Bachmann at 4 percent each.

In the 30-to-39 age bracket, which made up 10 percent of caucus-goers, Paul took 34 percent, Santorum took 30 percent, Romney took 17 percent, Gingrich took 12 percent, Perry took 4 percent, and Bachmann took 2 percent.

Read More: CNSNews.com


Ron Paul trumps Santorum

To the Iowa Caucus, America: the following is a letter to you, written by Rick Santorum’s nephew, John Garver.

If you want another big-government politician who supports the status quo to run our country, you should vote for my uncle, Rick Santorum. America is based on a strong belief in individual liberty. My uncle’s interventionist policies, both domestic and foreign, stem from his irrational fear of freedom not working.

It is not the government’s job to dictate to individuals how they must live. The Constitution was designed to protect individual liberty. My Uncle Rick cannot fathom a society in which people cooperate and work with each other freely. When Republicans were spending so much money under President Bush, my uncle was right there along with them as a senator. The reason we have so much debt is not only because of Democrats, but also because of big-spending Republicans like my Uncle Rick.

It is because of this inability of status quo politicians to recognize the importance of our individual liberties that I have been drawn to Ron Paul. Unlike my uncle, he does not believe that the American people are incapable of forming decisions. He believes that an individual is more powerful than any group (a notion our founding fathers also believed in).

Another important reason I support Ron Paul is his position on foreign policy. He is the only candidate willing to bring our troops home, not only from the Middle East, but from around the world.

Ron Paul seems to be the only candidate trying to win the election for a reason other than simply winning the election.

This year, I’ll vote for an honest change in our government. I’ll vote for real hope. I’ll vote for a real leader. This year, I will vote for Ron Paul.

John Garver is a 19-year-old student at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. John is a strong supporter of Ron Paul despite his love for family member Rick Santorum.

Source: Daily Caller


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