Texas Congressman Ron Paul didn’t visit Tennessee prior to Super Tuesday, but he still received nearly 10 percent of the vote. Paul supporters turned out, despite his long-shot odds to win the Republican nomination.
Nashville retiree Bob Fajardo sums up the sentiment from many Ron Paul fans.
“I don’t think he has a snowball’s chance of getting elected. I just get tired of voting for somebody I don’t like that much.”
Paul supporters say he’s the GOP candidate who best understands the country’s fiscal trouble.
Viki Mammina, who is a portrait artist, says she voted for Paul during the last primary and doesn’t expect him to do any better this go round.
“Then I’ll do the same and vote for Obama. I know that sounds strange, but that’s what I did four years ago and I’ll probably do the same this time.”
While Paul did receive a healthy number of votes, he will not win any of the state’s 58 delegates.