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April 26, 2012


Why Ron Paul Appeals to New England

Charles Mahtesian looks back at Rep. Ron Paul's (R-TX) performance in the New England states this primary season, noting that Paul "finished second in every state except Massachusetts, nearly won Maine and won about a quarter of the vote in New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island."

"What explains the unusual regional appeal? Probably a number of factors, beginning with the fact that Paul isn't perceived as a Southern candidate but rather a national one. The numerous universities and small liberal arts colleges that dot the landscape probably help his cause, given his appeal to the youth vote. So does the fact that New England isn't as hawkish as other parts of the country. Then there is small town and rural New England -- ancestrally Republican, with distinct libertarian coloring and vestiges of skin-flint fiscal conservatism."












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