Writes John Nichols: “Of the mid-range finishers, Paul won the loudest bragging rights. The anti-war, pro-constitution candidate has barely been to Iowa — he made his third trip to the state for the straw poll — and spent far less on Saturday than the other candidates. While other candidates brought in rock bands, gave away rib dinners and ice cream, and set up elaborate play areas for the children of supporters, Paul’s supporters deployed a large black sign with a quotation from Ben Franklin that read: ‘Make yourselves sheep, and the wolves will eat you.’
“History trumped persistence. The Texas congressman finished well ahead of former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson, who had visited Iowa weekly since the start of the year and campaigned in every one of the state’s 99 counties prior to the straw poll….” (Thanks to C.J. Watson)10:59 am on August 12, 2007 Email Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.