This may be the boost every Paulinian has been expecting. The significance of this positioning is that it places Ron Paul in a state of prominence on Sunday and Monday news program both on TV and on the radio. I realize he will not be the star of the beltway boys, but I do know that every time the Nevada chart appears people will see Paul’s name right next to Romney’s.
In South Carolina, Fred Thompson will end in third or fourth. Either way it is a defeat for the Senator who invested so much in South Carolina. The most recent news is that Thompson and his advisors will spend tomorrow thinking about their new strategy. Will he continue in the race and draw evangelical votes away from John McCain or will he drop out and endorse McCain?
Ron Paul benefits tremendously today. Since Thompson and Hunter (the only two Reaganesque) are technically out of the race, Republicans will have to re-consider their priorities. Will they continue to support–as Neo Con National Review did–Mitt Romney, who is more than willing to adjust his positions to whatever state suitable or will they finally open their eyes to support the champion of the Constitution: Dr. Ron Paul.