The South Carolina headquarters of the Ron Paul campaign had a housewarming of sorts, since the North Main Street location has been open and active for a few months. This “official” opening welcomed the media and invited campaign workers to work the phones and watch the final Iowa debate together.
The eyes of all Paul supporters are on Iowa now as the Texas congressman gains on former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
“I know there is a group of us who are thinking about driving up for the Iowa Caucus and it will be interesting to see how that plays out. I know there’s been a swell already out there in Iowa and I know that there’s a lot of excitement on the ground, that’s what we’re pushing for, a first-place finish there and it’s going to be exciting to see what happens,” Barczak says.
Ron Paul signs, T-shirts are always present at presidential primary events,as well as his enthusiastic backers who are usually the loudest in the debate hall. However, the candidate himself has not visited the Palmetto State as often as others…even the elusive Mitt Romney.
That has not deterred Paul’s backers, with about a thousand listed officially in South Carolina, from hoping that a strong outcome in Iowa and New Hampshire may influence the SC primary.
Today, the national campaign launched one of Paul’s signature “money bomb” efforts, a one-day fundraiser that has proven effective.
“The sixteenth is the four-year anniversary of his first money bomb in which he raised $6.5 million in one day and broke the all-time record,” Barczak says.