Ron Paul says he would win hands down if enthusiasm won elections
Unlike his opponent Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul took the time to congratulate rival GOP candidate Mitt Romney on his Florida victory. Undeterred by polling fourth in the Sunshine State, Dr. Paul addressed his supporters positively, praising their enthusiasm.
Victory may have eluded Ron Paul in the Florida primary but there is no sign of any wavering amongst his growing band of supporters. The Boston Herald
reported that after Mitt Romney romped home with the Florida win, Ron Paul addressed his own cheering support base, telling them
"if enthusiasm wins elections, we win hands down."
The Texas congressman also took time out to congratulate Mitt Romney on his win, in contrast to Newt Gingrich whom Forward
reported failed to offer his congratulations to the successful Florida candidate.
Although Paul appeals to conservatives of all generations who support his libertarian ideas, his strongest support base remains young voters. They are drawn to his anti-war message, and attracted by the argument that massive government overspending becomes their future debt and thus needs to be curtailed and the deficit addressed.
Due to Paul's strong appeal to the youth vote the Huffington Post
predicts that other Republican candidates that neglect the young voter base could pay a future price for doing so.
Meanwhile Paul is looking forward to challenging Romney in the caucus states, where he paved the way with some early campaigning whilst the other GOP contenders concentrated on Florida. Paul told his supporters that the original nine candidates are now reduced to just four, and he is still in the race. He said
"We're down to four...I’ve been doing a little bit of campaigning for liberty for a long time. Something big is happening in this country, and it’s all very favorable."