Ladies and Gentlemen, once more we must announce the winner of the Iowa Caucus. And it isn’t Rick Santorum or Mitt Romney afterall, it is Ron Paul. Today, delegates duly elected to represent the GOP at their state convention, gave the Texas congressman 21 of the 25 contestable delegates to the RNC in Tampa. They will all be unbound, able and willing to vote for Ron Paul for president.
This ends a process that began with the Iowa Cavalcade last summer, when Ron Paul came within a few votes of winning the Straw Vote, and handily defeated Romney, Santorum, Perry, Gingrich and Pawlenty. Dr. Paul’s strong showing was virtually ignored by the main stream media whose executives apparently felt threatened by his call for transparency in the actions of the Federal Reserve, a prime support system for their corporate advertisers and, in some cases, their own parent holding companies.
The following January, Dr. Paul finished third in the Iowa Caucus presidential preference poll but swept the precinct caucuses which elected delegates that led to the state convention triumph this weekend.
Interestingly enough, even tonight, the New York Times and the Associated Press still cling to their marvelous fiction that Ron Paul has won only a single delegate from last January’s Iowa Caucus. According to their chart, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum have each won 13.
But now the facts are in and as we have been telling you since last January, Dr. Paul won a clear majority of the delegates. He won 10 of 13 delegates elected at today’s state convention in addition to having won 11 of 12 delegates elected at last night’s district conventions, for a weekend total of 21 of 25 contestable delegates, all unbound.