Monday, September 03, 2007
Ron Paul solid in Texas
Rep. Ron Paul did surprisingly well in the Texas straw poll held this weekend. He came in third, with 16 percent of the vote. To be sure, Ron is a Texan, but the only people who could vote in the straw poll were recent delegates to GOP national conventions. That means most of the voters were certified members of the party establishment, which by and large has not looked kindly on Dr. Paul. In fact the Texas Republican establishment has tried several times to oust him in the congressional primary and will undoubtedly make another concerted effort to do so next year.