1 person: Ron Paul. The media may be ignoring him (still), but we’re not. He has been consistently placing very high in the polls since the debates began and while he may only have a sliver of the funding Mitt Romney does, his support is relentless.
While most news outlets simply ignore him altogether, including everyone from the USA Today to Fox News to MSNBC, anyone who has even paid the slightest bit of attention to the political spectrum in the last 6 months knows that Ron Paul is a force to be reckoned with. While Mitt Romney seems to be the clear choice for the 2012 GOP nomination (according to most media outlets), this author believes that he cannot beat Barack Obama simply because Ron Paul has too much support.
Look back to the 2004 election results where Ralph Nader did a similar thing to John Kerry in Florida. Had Nader not taken away a few thousand votes from Kerry, Bush might not have ever seen his second term. In 2012, however, Ron Paul just might secure Barack Obama a second term if he doesn’t get the nod from the GOP, simply because his supporters will not vote for Romney, even if it means giving up the country to Obama for another 4 years. Just take a look at this video recapping your votes comparing the candidates’ responses during Monday’s Fox News debate:
This tells me one of two things: 1) Mitt Romney did absolutely terrible in the debate, or 2) Ron Paul’s support is growing like an uncontrollable plague. Or is it both? We’ll let you decide: