This is the kind of thing that helps build foreign relations. It really drives home the true nature behind our occupation of their country. Glad to be an American. /sarcasm off
The tide seems to be changing slowly with Paul’s 2nd place victory tonight in NH. His campaign is beginning to demand respect. However, I don’t expect him to do well in either SC or FL. I’ve been thinking a lot about the state of opinion. Public opinion is fluid by nature, and is changing to favor Dr. Paul, but there are still some large hurdles to overcome before elections of any kind are won. Most people at this point are searching for a candidate they believe can beat Obama, and that person right now is Mitt Romney. Personally, I don’t think that is the reality as Paul can swing more Dem votes from Obama, and he is currently stealing a lot of the Dem’s younger voters. The only reason real money and media aren’t backing Paul is because he doesn’t support their interests in the fashion they are used to. Actually, he does support their interests as he fights for free trade and constitutional rights, but that is a far stretch from what big corps are used to at this point in the political landscape. So we move forward and see what the race brings. Will the people of the nation realize what the value of truth is, and then not lie to themselves; Will they vote for Ron Paul?
So who exactly are these candidates in debt to if they were elected in 2012? By the looks of things, Obama and Romney are virtually the same candidate, and Paul is in debt to the American people. Still, its not about who provides but how much there is to spend. Americans need to inform themselves, and more importantly be honest with themselves about who they are voting for and why.
Isn’t that our job? Aren’t we the people working to vet candidates for the presidency by any means necessary? Love this bit…
It really does. A lot of times you hear about a politician’s inability to answer a question directly. These guys are the absolute cream of the crop when it comes to redirection, or just plain ignoring the question. There is a lot of psychology involved in what excrement falls from the politician’s mouth. Every four years you hear about the new guy that isn’t like this, and there are always a million reasons why that is. Still, you either ignore what their core values are, or they haven’t been around long enough to have established those core values to the public. Then you vote for them, and its exciting until they make their associations to corporate interests apparent through their policy or lack there of. For years I’ve looked at Ron Paul. Every time I ended up convincing myself that the guy is just crazy, and we need something more “electable”, more “presidential”. See, thats the public opinion. People keep electing “electable”, “presidential” candidates. Never mind the crazy guy who has stood for the same libertarian rights our constitution promised for the last 45 years.
So whats different now? This isn’t the first time Ron Paul has run for the office of Commander and Chief. I think its pretty simple. America is pissed off, and tired of the rederik, and Paul represents that American. The jobless, the 99%, the intellectual youth, the lament ’08 Obama supporter, the ultra conservative, and yes even the crazy conspiracy theorists too. People are beginning to listen to his ideas, and realize… ya, why haven’t we done that shit already? Still, a lot are confused why there is no media organization backing this guy; Republicans and Democrats find him dangerous! Oh there goes the media again using fear to craft what we know and love as public opinion.
This is what I have learned. I can’t trust a politician, and I sure as hell can’t trust the media-scape. A politician is an ego driven puppet that pilots their never ending campaign, which is fueled by a sea of corporate funding. Ron Paul isn’t a politician; He’s a libertarian who has bold solutions to the problems Americans deal with every day. Whats the difference? Paul doesn’t care about the campaign, or special interest. He just works for the American people, and his record proves it.
Its time to vote for the crazy guy.