Ron Paul Revolution

In today’s NYT, a lengthy, detailed and balanced piece on the unconventional candidacy of Ron Paul. In case you haven’t guessed by now, I’m voting for Ron Paul. In fact, this is the first time that I have put a presidential candidate’s bumper sticker on my car and the first time I’ll be voting for a major-party candidate in a presidential race. Of course, I don’t agree with Dr. Paul on everything (I don’t think that fiat money is a big deal; I’d rather see market-based currencies anyway. Also, I think that although not ideal, international trade agreements like Nafta have done more harm than good. Etc.), but he’s the only trustworthy politician (never thought I’d put those two words together) running for president. Look at his voting record. He is a consistent advocate for the principles of liberty and does not back down in the face of overwhelming odds and peer pressure. He actually does what says and says what he does; WYSIWYG, which, sadly, is all too rare in today’s political environment.

I went to the Ron Paul meetup group meeting yesterday and found myself with mostly JBS-type conservatives, which didn’t come as much of a surprise (this is Alabama after all), but there were also a couple of left-libertarian, antiwar folks, a mix which should give you an indication of the type of coalition-building potential that Dr. Paul can garner. If he can tap into and unite these various disaffected factions as well as draw a healthy proportion of mainstream conservatives and anti-war democrats, I think he could pull a Goldwater and get the nomination. And, if that happens, the presidency wouldn’t seem too far out of reach.

If you have not heard of Paul yet, visit his website and check out his youtube videos.

NYT link via Sinners in the Hands of an Angry Blog.

8 Responses to “Ron Paul Revolution”  

  1. 1 Bill O. Rights

    I agree with you completely! This is the first time in my life that I am thrilled to vote!

    Glad to see Ron Paul getting more exposure in NYT article.

    I think what we urgently need is a man of principle and integrity in the White House. His ‘radical’ positions are simply based on actually following the Constitution. It has just been so long that everyone in America seems confused about the structure of our United States as stated in the Constitution. Everybody in America please re-read Constitution and then Ron Paul’s ‘wacky’ ideas will make perfect sense.

    Ron Paul can win!

    Ron Paul places 1st or 2nd in every straw poll, debate, and active participation survey.

    Ron Paul is 1st in YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, Meetup, Google, etc. The old media is just too slow to realize what is happening.

    Ron Paul has the most contributions from U.S. military personnel above all other candidates. So support the troops and vote Ron Paul!

    ‘Scientific Polls’ at this stage only measure name recognition. Over the next six months Ron Paul will gain name recognition and people will learn about who Ron Paul is. Most people who learn about Ron Paul become major supporters.

    Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton were doing about the same in the ‘Scientific Polls’ at this stage in their elections. Ron Paul has tremendous momentum and his support is growing exponentially. The other candidates are stagnant. Only Ron Paul’s support is growing and will continue to grow!

    Ron Paul is the man of integrity and courage that America needs at this time.

    We are making history – Vote Ron Paul!

    Visit YouTube and search Ron Paul to learn more…

  2. 2 Jason

    Mmm, this kool-aid is delicious.

  3. 3 tom

    Jason, hilarious as usual, but a bit of a low blow. You know I hate a cult of personality as much as you do and no, I don’t think that a man on a white horse will solve every problem overnight, but having RP as pres would be a good start and he’s certainly better than any other candidate out there.

  4. 4 Jason

    Amen dude. I just read the full New York Times article and was impressed. I’m not a voter but if I we’re I’d support him. This despite my strong opposition to his stance on immigration.

    Just messing with you Tom. I love the blog.

  5. 5 tom

    We’re on the same page regarding immigration–another distinction that I didn’t note in my post above. Thanks for keeping it real, JDT.

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