New Hampshire GOP Backs Ron Paul…
…by telling FOX they’re wrong for excluding the Republican dark horse from their forum today.
Ron Paul raised nearly $20 million in the last quarter, likely more than any of his rivals. He garnered 10 percent of the Republican vote in the Iowa Caucuses, surpassing Rudolph W. Giuliani. And heâ€™s in New Hampshire this weekend on the airwaves and the campaign trail before the Jan. 8 primary.
But the Texas congressman and presidential contender wonâ€™t be getting a seat and the table at Sundayâ€™s Fox News Republican candidate forum.
On Saturday the New Hampshire Republican party expressed its disappointment with the decision to exclude Mr. Paul and Representative Duncan Hunter of California by severing its partnership with Fox.
â€œWe believe that it is inconsistent with the first in the nation primary tradition to be excluding candidates in a pre-primary setting,â€ said Fergus Cullen, chair of the state G.O.P. party. â€œAll candidates regardless of how well known they are or how much money theyâ€™ve raised should be treated equally here.â€
Duncan Hunter I can understand. But not Ron Paul. Not after his showing in Iowa. He’s earned a seat at that table.