Noted Quote: Ron Paul 'Has No Chance'
In the end, the debate is likely to have little effect on the Straw Poll, the next possible inflection point of the content. For example, Congressman Ron Paul gave a less than stellar performance in the debate, but that didn’t quiet the roar of his well-organized and vocal supporters. While he has no chance of winning the Republican presidential nomination, he may do well at the Straw Poll. Three million people live in Iowa: a couple thousand of them turning up in Ames at the Straw Poll will make any candidate, even a fringe one, a contender. ~ Karl Rove