Conventional political wisdom has it that GOP Presidential candidate Ron Paul, R-Texas, has no chance of winning the Republican nomination for President. Republican voters, so say the pundits, will never vote for him in the primaries due to his sometimes outlandish and often misunderstood statements on the 9/11 attacks, Israel, and U.S. foreign policy. There is a way, however that Paul could win the nomination and even the Presidency. And here is how.
First, every candidate the Republicans have rolled out thus far have failed to gain traction, with perhaps the exception of Newt Gingrich. Gingrich now garners a 38% favorable among Republican voters, the highest of any candidate thus far. Romney, who had polled 27% at the height of his popularity as 'front runner,' is fading fast. In Iowa he has dropped to 3rd behind Newt and Ron Paul. Herman Cain is out. Rick Perry began to fade within the first 3 weeks of his candidacy and never regained his momentum. The others, Bachmann, Santorum, and Huntsman never gained much traction.