Back in 2007 and 2008, Ron Paul supporters made a big splash in the lowcountry. They had the most fanatical volunteers, and the largest rallies of any presidential candidate in the region.
They put up the most yard signs by far. In fact the number of Ron Paul yard signs may have exceeded the total number of yard signs for every other Republican presidential candidate combined.
The night before the last presidential primary, they held a rally in downtown Charleston which dramatically exceeded that of any other candidate. However the next day was devastating. Paul’s percentage of the vote was very small combined to size of his campaign.
While John McCain had run a far smaller campaign, the media had propelled him to victory.
Now, Ron Paul supporters hope that the groundwork laid four years ago will pay off now. Many can be seen still sporting aging Ron Paul 2008 bumper stickers on their cars. They have been ceaselessly extolling Ron Paul’s virtues to anyone who will listen for the past few years.