It is understandable that a lot of effort has been centered on New Hampshire and Iowa, as their votes are first. Of course, a good showing for Ron Paul is going to be important for press. But people need to think about WINNING. And we need lots of votes and delegates to win -- something that New Hampshire and Iowa and any other of those early states are not. Especially if the reps. penalized them.
Someone needs to pour some serious effort and cash into states like California. I think that this is a very winnable state, and their primary is on Feb. 5. While CA has the reputation of being home of the liberal kooks (and we have our fair share) it also has the most freethinking people in the nation. And it is the home to much of the MSM, thus a strong showing in California will shock them and get tons of coverage. Plus, THE issue in California is illegal immigration. Illegal immigrants are literally invading our state and bankrupting it. Californians are not satisfied with the pansy solutions that Washington politicians come up with -- and passing bills such as the border fence and then never funding it. We pay a huge percentage of the taxes to Washington and Washington never does anything for us.
I don't think that many Californians have heard of Ron Paul compared to a lot of places, because honestly there is a lot of apathy toward politics here. The only reason the kooks win is that they are the only people with enough heart and passion to get out and vote. If a concentrated education campaign for Ron Paul would go on here, he would win. Just as the Governator won, on some of the same platforms, yet he failed us too because he sold out. Ron Paul is not a sell out.
I have always said that if a truly consistent anti-illegal immigration candidate were to run and court California, he/she would win hands down. The liberals don't have much say in this election, because its a primary. Help RP win the RP!