World Affairs Brief, December 14, 2007. Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.

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Rep. Ron Paul, the only presidential candidate who won’t be controlled by the establishment, is on the verge of staging an upset in several primary contests. Paul hopes to win an upset in Nevada with its large group of libertarian-leaning Republicans in the state’s Jan. 19 caucus. Another chance may be in Alaska which has a sizable population of independent minded citizens. As Channel 2 News of Anchorage reluctantly admitted, “A slim majority of respondents (polled by that station) support Ron Paul, a Texas congressman known for wanting to abolish the IRS and opposing the Iraq War. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who’s surging in national polls as well as Iowa caucus polls, came in a close second.” Notice how they downplayed Paul’s victory as a “slim” majority. Actually it was 30% to Huckabee’s 22%. That’s almost 1/3 -hardly slim! Of course, Huckabee is “surging” according to them. Why don’t they ever use that term for Ron Paul, whose surge is happening spontaneously, without his direction?

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