The Free State?

2008-01-09

Many things could be said about Ron Paul's bid for the presidency, from his exclusion from a recent debate by Fox News ("fair and balanced"?) to the recent brouhaha over racist statements made in newsletters published under his name 15 years ago. I may find time to post further about these matters as well as my take on the Paul phenomenon. But one thing struck me last night: Paul received 10% of the vote in Iowa but only 8% in New Hampshire. Yet New Hampshire was chosen by the Free State Project as the place in America that would be most receptive to libertarian ideas and political action. What gives? Free state indeed!

UPDATE: Free State Project founder Jason Sorens has analyzed the results.

UPDATE 2008-02-03: Ron Paul got 19% in my home state of Maine, 11% more than in New Hampshire. Interesting.


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