Ron Paul came in second in New Hampshire. You would not know this from Google News’ top stories.
This comes as no surprise. The Establishment media are terrified of Paul. He is the first candidate for the Republican nomination in U.S. history who is truly in favor of minimal government. The last one who came close was Senator Bob Taft in 1952. But Paul is far more anti-government than Taft.
The blackout is not perfect. You can find articles if you use Google to search for them. I found these. But, as of 4 a.m., I had to go looking. (I get up at 2:45. My work day begins at 2:50. My wife appreciates that I don’t need an alarm clock.)
It is not that the media think that Paul can win. Romney has too much support. What scares them is Paul’s message. It is resonating with too many voters, especially those under 30. These voters are learning that they are not alone. The people who own the mainstream media recognize this threat. When people find out that millions of voters share their anti-Establishment views, this gives them confidence.
Worse, Paul is building a huge mailing list. This mailing list can be as powerful as Richard Viguerie’s was. Viguerie got his list from the list of Goldwater’s donors in 1964. He built the modern conservative political movement with those 12,000 names and addresses. Paul will have a million email names and addresses — maybe more. And he can mail without paying postage.
This is a political turning point — the biggest in 48 years. Maybe more.