Amid occasional chants of "President Paul," the crowd milling around the Ron Paul election night party is upbeat, though some faces are glum. The news of some networks calling second place for Ron Paul has not spread through the whole crowd, but those that have heard are not surprised. Many admit that they were hoping for first but expecting second.
One young man was very critical of the news media, saying that the coverage hadn't been fair. He predicted that the media would now have to pay attention to Paul, considering he has enjoyed strong showings in both Iowa and, apparently, in New Hampshire.
Another group of gentlemen were expecting that the nomination would fight would come down to Romney and Paul, and that they would be able to debate directly. Once this contrast is drawn and the race comes down to those two, these Paul supporters predicted, Paul would win the nomination. All of these supporters hope that future primaries will hold even better results for Paul.
Among the songs the crowd at the Paul Camp has heard, one has enjoyed a particularly enthusiastic reception: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."