By Brian Doherty
Texas Congreman Ron Paul, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, defeated former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and pizza magnate Herman Cain in a Bloomberg News New Hampshire poll on Wednesday. Paul garnered 17 percent of the votes to finish in second place. Gingrich earned 11 percent of the votes to grab third place and Cain pulled in 8 percent of the votes for a fourth place finish. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who typically polls strongly in New Hampshire, took first place with 40 percent of the votes.
Paul’s second place finish in the Bloomberg News New Hampshire poll is indicative of the Texas Congressman’s growing support in a number of early primary and caucus states.
Ron Paul: he's catchin' on, I'm tellin ya.
In other Pauliana, Robert Naiman at Huffington Post presents an extended argument for how and why independent antiwar voters could win it cleanly for Paul in Iowa if 13,111 independents without a contested Democratic primary to worry about could be convinced to shift the entire national debate on matters of war and peace by pushing Paul to the head of the GOP pack.