Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Ron Paul still holds small Iowa lead

A new ISU/Gazette/KCRG poll of likely Iowa GOP caucus-goers shows a tight, two-man race.

1. Ron Paul 28%

2. Newt Gingrich 25%

3. Mitt Romney 18%

4. Rick Perry 11%

5. Michele Bachmann 7%

6. Rick Santorum 5%

Even though it's, on paper, a close race between Newt and Paul, there's some other significantly good news for Paul and Ahmadinejad: 51% of those behind Ron are "definitely" backing him, while only 16% and 15%, respectively, say the same about Romney and Gingrich.

It strikes me that Paul could say the exact same thing as Ahmadinejad in this 2 minute riff at the U.N.

It's all there -- 9/11 cynicism, allegations of imperialism, pernicious motives for middle eastern wars.

Finally, if you think it's unfair to say that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would probably support Paul if he were allowed to caucus in Iowa, check out this riff from a GOP debate.


"Just think of how many nuclear weapons surround Iran. The Chinese are there, the Indians are there, the Pakistanis are there, the Israelis are there, the United States is there.... why wouldn't it be natural that they might want a weapon?"

Moral equivalence. Just what Ahmadinejad has always wanted.

(P.S. Since it's a caucus and all, who would be Ahmadinejad's second choice on January 3?)