RON PAUL U.S.A. | March 14, 2012
Despite some dissappoint in finishing third overall, there was some reason for oppomism for Ron Paul and his supporters. Hawaii county, which is the big island of Hawaii, went to Ron Paul by a margin of 32% (455) to Romney's 30% (433), Santorum's 23%, and Gingrich's 15%.
Dr. Paul also had a very strong showing on the island of Maui, finishing essentially tied for first with 30% to Romney's 31%.
The problem came in Hawaii's most populous county of Honolulu. Romney took that county in a landslide with 52% (3,312) over Santorum 26% (1,655), Paul 13% (807), and Gingrich 9% (661).
The results in both Hawaii and across the South last night show the continuing "bi-polar" nature of the GOP race for the White House. Santorum's victories can only be viewed at a great help to Ron Paul. If Romney sweeps those states, he takes a big step forward in the minds of many American's and gets a ton of coverage for finally winning in the South. However, Santorum has now further muddied the waters and taken us one step closer to a brokered convention, which is music to the ears of Ron Paul supporters.
See you in Tampa!!