Twilight Zone: USA Today Story About Ron Paul Leading In Iowa Headlined ‘Ron Paul Still Not in Lead’
December 23rd, 2011
“Mainstream Republicans” decide who is leading, not actual polls of likely voters
(PaulWatson) – If you thought the establishment’s tactic of ignoring who wins the Iowa primary was bizarre enough, try this one on for size. A USA Today story about how polls show Ron Paul is leading in Iowa is entitled ‘Ron Paul still not in lead’.
The mental gymnastics required to unravel this convoluted premise are somewhat intense, so concentrate…
The full title of the article, written by Jackie Kucinich, is ‘Despite money and support, Ron Paul still not in lead‘.
The gist of the story is that Ron Paul is in fact in the lead according to the polls, but because “mainstream Republicans” insist that he shouldn’t be leading, that means the voters are meaningless and that Ron Paul is in fact not in the lead.
So now we’re being told that surveys of likely voters, the three most recent of which show Paul is leading Romney and Gingrich, have no legitimacy because the establishment doesn’t like Ron Paul.
“Paul received 21.7% of potential caucusgoers, according to an average of three recent polls compiled by the website Real Clear Politics. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney trails him slightly with 20.3% and former speaker Newt Gingrich comes in third with 15.7%,” reports Kucinich, conceding that Ron Paul is leading, but on the other hand noting that “He’s the second choice of only 9% of likely caucusgoers”.
So it matters little that Ron Paul is actually leading in Iowa, the fact that he isn’t leading the race for second place is more important. Get it? No, neither do I.
The corporate press has now moved on from trying to mislead its readers through sheer ignorance to engaging in outright brazen delusions, pretending that Ron Paul is not leading in Iowa while simultaneously having to admit the fact that he is the current frontrunner.
Just forget the actual voters, Ron Paul is only the frontrunner if the likes of CNN, USA Today, Fox News and “mainstream Republicans” anoint him as the frontrunner.
At least in places like Communist China, where dictators are hand-picked by Party members, there is no pretense of any kind of democratic process.
As we highlighted yesterday, whether “mainstream Republicans” like it or not, Ron Paul is the current frontrunner in Iowa. A New York Times Iowa primary projection, using figures collated from all the latest poll results and surveys, shows that Ron Paul is the clear favorite to win the crucial first Republican primary.
Despite polls which show Ron Paul has the best chance out of all the GOP candidates to defeat President Obama, establishment Republicans have resolved to ignore the results of the primary if Ron Paul wins, including Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, who told Politico that people should instead concentrate on who comes second and third.