Lew Rockwell writes:
Ronald Reagan lost the Iowa caucuses in 1980 before going on to victory. And this year, Ron Paul got more than 10% of a bunch dominated by older party hacks, neocons, Bush lovers, and religious rightists. It was NOT a group equivalent to the people of Iowa, let alone the people of New Hampshire or the rest of the country. Indeed, considering the media hate and suppression campaign waged almost unanimously against him, this was a credible finish.
UPDATE2: Ron Paul was the winner among Independent voters.