The New York Times tries to downplay Ron Paul’s second place finish in the New Hampshire primary:
Despite Mr. Paul’s strong showing, it is clear that he will have a hard time repeating that success, at least in the next two primaries.
In South Carolina, which votes on Jan. 21, Mr. Paul has a reasonably strong organization but one that is not considered as powerful as in Iowa and New Hampshire. He also faces heightened opposition, some party strategists say, because of his noninterventionist and antiwar positions. South Carolina has a legacy of large military installations and heavy defense industry and military employment.
What’s funny about that is–as the editors of the NYT must surely be aware–that Ron Paul gets more support from members of the military than any other candidate.