And given all the strange twists and turns to this point don’t be surprised to see yet another surprise in the final week…and based on the innards of this poll the person best positioned to provide that surprise in the closing stretch is Santorum.
It seems to me that a lot is now riding on what Iowans think about anti-Semitism and Israel, particularly with the troubling news that the Paul campaign has seen fit to publicly and strongly denounce former staffer Eric Dondero who tells us that Ron Paul hates Israel even as they face rightful criticism for failing to denounce the anti-Semites volunteering for his campaign.
From the Daily Caller:
Eric Rittberg, who has also gone by the name Eric Dondero, wrote that the GOP presidential candidate refused to use a gay supporter’s bathroom, and nearly suffered a mass resignation of staffers ahead of an intended “no” vote on the Afghanistan invasion. Rittberg also alleged that Paul opposed the continuing existence of the state of Israel.
Paul has himself swatted away Rittberg’s previous allegations, describing him during a 2007 “Meet the Press” interview as a “disgruntled former employee” who “literally was put out.”
See? They are perfectly capable of denouncing people over there in the Paul campaign….unless you’re an anti-Semite who is volunteering for their campaign. Ron Paul needs anti-Semites.
The American Free Press, which markets books like “The Invention of the Jewish People” and “March of the Titans: A History of the White Race,” is urging its subscribers to help it send hundreds of copies of Ron Paul’s collected speeches to voters in New Hampshire. The book, it promises, will “Help Dr. Ron Paul Win the G.O.P. Nomination in 2012!”
Don Black, director of the white nationalist Web site Stormfront, said in an interview that several dozen of his members were volunteering for Mr. Paul’s presidential campaign, and a site forum titled “Why is Ron Paul such a favorite here?” has no fewer than 24 pages of comments. “I understand he wins many fans because his monetary policy would hurt Jews,” read one.
As I have explained, it takes an anti-Semite to beat Israel, and that is why Ron Paul needs the anti-Semites. I wonder what Iowans think about Paul being perfectly willing, and even seemingly anxious, to denounce Dondero but NOT willing to denounce the anti-Semites who support him.
How anti-Semitic is Iowa?
We’ll find out on January 3.