View Full Version : One dramatic announcement can rock the debate

12-09-2011, 10:47 PM
Many primary and caucus voters are still considering settling for Romney just because they believe he has the best chance to beat Obama. Although Romney is no longer the best choice in that regard, they still believe that he is. If they're not informed of the new poll results from this week, many of them are going to vote for Romney because of their mistaken belief. Paul's campaign must ensure that they're aware of the new results. Remember that the two key obstacles for many of them voting for Paul are FP and electability. If the campaign can get the news out about the poll, that takes the electability issue off the table. This is vitally important; if it isn't done, then voters will continue to believe that a vote for Paul is a wasted vote.

One excellent way to accomplish this would be for Paul to make a brief comment during his closing remarks at tomorrow's (December 10) debate, saying that the NBC poll shows he's now tied with Obama in Iowa, but Obama beats all other candidates, including Romney and Gingrich. This will come as a complete shock to most voters, and after they verify that what Paul said is true, many of them will start to support him.

"a recent NBC News/Marist Poll reveals that among all Iowa registered voters, not just caucus-goers, Paul is the only GOP candidate who does not lose to Obama in a hypothetical match up. In contrast, Gingrich loses by 10 percent and Romney loses by 7 percent, while Paul is dead even."
"among registered Iowa voters Paul appears to have the best shot at beating Obama. However, among Iowa Republican likely caucus-goers, only 8 percent believe Paul has the best chance of beating Obama."
"it is not obvious that Paul is less electable than either Gingrich or Romney. So the question remains as to why Iowa Republican caucus-goers continue to perceive Paul as unelectable at the same time that Paul is doing well in hypothetical match-ups with President Obama."

12-10-2011, 01:59 AM
Agree. This is an important point.

12-10-2011, 02:05 AM
That's only for Iowa. Romney is still polling well against Obama for the nation.

12-10-2011, 05:03 AM
That's only for Iowa. Romney is still polling well against Obama for the nation.So? Is that what you think Ron should highlight in his closing statement?