Looks like Ron Paul's campaign just got a major bump with this news. What do you all think of this? Does this further solidify Ron Paul as the only true anti-Romney or do you all think this is nothing major just like the LSM will probably portray it?
MSM doesn't really matter for this endorsement to mean something, since Tom Davis is a state senator in the southern part of that state.
Remember, the group that Ron Paul is getting that Romney isn't are people making under $30,000 a year.
South Carolina's Republican base is mostly made up of those people.
Blue collar construction workers and other laborers in a state had been sprawling there for awhile. Mitt ought to do alright in northern parts of the state where many of the higher income folks are, but where Tom Davis is would be where Ron Paul can make up some ground, and so if a few or more average folks who like their state senator give Ron Paul a closer look, it's bound to help him because he needs to expand into the demographic of voters who are in their 40's and 50's and have worked much of their lives with high school diplomas and maybe some kind of specialized schooling or training after that, but not more than 2 years worth on the whole.
I'm thinking it probably gives him a 5 point bump upwards and another pretty good finish.
When a US Senator or former major Presidential candidate endorses him, that'll be news.
Rick perry supporting his fellow Texan, that would be pretty big, despite Perry's low poll standing. Not likely, but it's probably the best chance at a high profile endorsement that Paul's got. And I believe Texas is awarding their delegates winner-take-all, so that's a bucketload in a state that Paul can win.