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Ron Paul Backers Celebrate Rudy Stomping

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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Usually people don't get too fired up about finishing fifth in a seven man race. But Ron Paul was clearly psyched last night, mostly because he finished ahead of his nemesis (and frequent debate antagonist) Rudy Giuliani in the Iowa caucus by a score of 10 percent to 4 percent. And he made sure to use the trouncing as an opportunity to tell everyone in his own polite, grandfatherly way that Giuliani could go fuck himself.

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"I think the evening went well," Paul told his gathered supporters in Des Moines last night. "Nobody made any rash predictions, but I know we didn't come out at the bottom and I know we beat that Giuliani guy!" Supporters cheered enthusiastically, undoubtedly recalling Giuliani's self-righteous scoldings of Paul regarding a little thing he likes to calls 9/11. To more cheers, Paul then asked "Wonder if they're going to ask him if he's gonna drop out tonight!"

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