WASHINGTON (FMLiveWire) -- Smart money is rushing to support Ron Paul as he ties Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney with 5 to 1 odds of becoming the next US president.
Bookmakers have seen Paul's odds plunge from 200:1 to 5:1 as his small government, constitutionalist, civil liberty and out-of-Iraq message hits home with the majority of Americans.
Paul is the star candidate on the Internet, where millions of dollars of new funding is streaming from.
He told Jay Leno, "We need to admit we made a mistake. Our troops are disenchanted. I don't think we are safer at all. We are more vulnerable today looking at our current policy. Our greatest threat is to our civil liberties at home."
"There is a risk I could win," Ron Paul added.
He would consider the other candidates as a Vice President if any of them would be against intervention overseas, but none are taking such a stand.
"Ron Paul is a serious contender whose grass roots campaign is growing dramatically," explains Playton Q. Brainbox, Senior Editor of Gambling9911.com, the world's leading political betting news sources. "No other single candidate for US President has received the type of interest generated here."
Articles on Ron Paul have generated four times the amount of interest than both Hillary Clinton and Rudolph Giuliani articles combined.
Representatives from Sportsbook.com agree that the backing of Paul has been significant enough to shorten his odds by the largest amount in online gambling history.
"We will likely be slashing odds further in the coming weeks since Ron Paul's momentum is really building and he is becoming certain of winning," added Brainbox. "That guy just cannot be bought, unlike the other candidates."
Ron Paul is also the only major candidate who supports legalized online gambling. So Paul's chances of winning continue to improve with the online public.
And the Ron Paul campaign raised more that $5 million during the third quarter, a 114 percent increase over the second quarter.
His increase was in stark contrast to the decrease suffered by Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani, and John McCain. Romney's fundraising was down 29%, Giuliani was down 40%, and McCain was down 55%.
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