Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Ron Paul Channels Tim Tebow at Idaho Campaign Event


THE STATE COLUMN | March 6, 2012
Although Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow never made it to the Super Bowl in 2012, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul channeled the NFL star at a campaign event in Idaho Monday night, Fox News reports.

While Mr. Tebow never made it to the NFL’s biggest event, Mr. Paul is prepping for the most important event in the race for the Republican presidential nomination: Super Tuesday. Super Tuesday features nearly a dozen primaries and caucuses across the nation, including the Idaho Republican caucuses.

“You know I was talking to a football player the other day and I think he’s rather famous now,” Mr. Paul said at a town hall meeting in Idaho Falls, Idaho, according to Fox News. “I think it’s Tim Tebow, something like that, and of course, of course most people know he was homeschooled and he’s doing pretty well for himself,” he added.

Although polls of Idaho Republican voters have been few and far between, Mr. Paul stands a good chance of a strong finish in the Gem State on Super Tuesday. In January, the Texas Congressman won an Idaho Republican Party straw poll with 173 out of 400 votes. Although Mr. Paul’s straw poll victories have failed to translate into election victories, the Texas Congressman is hopeful that Idaho Republicans will change that fact.

At the close of his Idaho campaign event, Mr. Paul predicted the outcome of Tuesday’s Idaho Republican caucuses. “We expect to do very, very well,” Mr. Paul posited. “I don’t make bold predictions but there’s no reason in the world we cannot win this state, so I suspect we are going to do exceptionally well and I thank you, thank so much for all your hard efforts,” he professed.

Fox News reports that Mr. Tebow’s manager arranged a phone call between the former Air Force surgeon and the Denver Broncos quarterback.

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