Saturday, July 16, 2011


Ron Paul has started his video campaign for 2012 with a disaster.  It is titled "Conviction, Not Compromise' and is so trite in its message that put any current runner for the Republican nomination in the ad, and it will still work.

"Millions unemployed"? "No compromise"? "Standing up to Washington"?  These are not the reasons I want to see Ron Paul as the president of the United States.  This is not the Ron Paul.

This is Ron Paul. Having the balls to talk about the blowback arising out of interventionism. In the middle of a Republican debate.

This is Ron Paul. With the sense to say that the state should have no role in deciding marriages. Gay or otherwise.

This is Ron Paul. Talking about how federal intervention in the markets is feeding the housing bubble. In 2001.

Perhaps he is trying to attract the average Republican voter. The problem is that the average Republican ideal is in the woods, having completely replaced the idea of limited government with that of favorable government.

I don't expect Mr. Paul to ever win the Republican nomination, let alone the presidency. But with messages like these I wonder if I will even support him throughout.

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