When I finally realized Ron Paul won’t be president
At first I was like:
And then I was like:
But then I remembered Rand Paul and was like
Andrew Sullivan gets it exactly right on the Ron Paul “newsletters” story.
“This issue comes up again and again. Paul has taken two stands on it: the first was to take formal responsibility, even though he claims he didn’t know about the contents; the second was to insist he didn’t write them or know who did. Some of his early responses cited by TNC do seem defensive and cranky. But the notion that he has been actively seeking victimology in all this or that he is defined by these isues seems unfair to me. I think the papers (and comments almost two decades ago) should definitely be considered, in context, when judging his candidacy, and not because the neocons are determined to smear anyone challenging their catastrophic record. But compared with Rick Perry’s open bigotry in his ads, or Bachmann’s desire to “cure” gays, or the rhetoric around “illegals” in this campaign, these ugly newsletters are very, very old news. To infer from them that Paul is a big racist is a huge subjective leap I leave to others more clairvoyant than myself.
But ask yourself: you’ve now heard this guy countless times; he’s been in three presidential campaigns; he’s not exactly known for self-editing. And nothing like this has ever crossed his lips in public. You have to make a call on character. Compared with the rest on offer, compared with the money-grubbing lobbyist, Gingrich, or the say-anything Romney, or that hate-anyone Bachmann, I’ve made my call.”
-Andrew Sullivan, the Daily Beast
I support Ron Paul, mainly because when he discusses where we should be going with the United States military, where he goes when he talks about the money being spent by Congress, he doesn’t waver from his position. The Fed has not always been here, and knowing that during a recession, that the Occupy Wall Street movement had to happen because Congress could not curb itself, is a very serious issue. And as a military member, myself, my husband who’s a retired marine, my friends in the army, navy, air force, Marine corps, can be sent to all these countries and in all these conflicts, and without a clear vision as to why we’re there, how long we’re going to stay there, or what we plan to do while we’re in that country, puts us at risk for no apparent reason other than what might be construed as national foreign policy by those who don’t know what that is.
It's pretty telling that the loudest applause of the night seems to be for Rick Perry killing people.
If only he had bragged about the stay of execution he denied to an innocent man, he certainly would’ve gotten a standing ovation.