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May 27, 2007

A little bit about Ron Paul

I figure it's time I do a rant since I haven't filled out that section of the site yet.
Today's topic: potential GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul.

I've been watching a lot of different things on this guy Ron Paul, and I've got to say, even though these days I'm more or less a green Democrat verging on libertarianism, this guy gives me hope. He's a conversative Republican from Texas who--get this--opposes the war, talks about blowback, responds thoughtfully and honestly, and doesn't have his head up his ass when it comes to foreign policy. Unlike our current President, he seems to read things, to know about the political history behind our current situation, he cares about civil liberties, and he's not a reactionary zombie spewing rhetoric targeted at the latest polls, and he's not changing his story every time Fox News gives him a bad rap. He's well-educated and he knows his stuff. He's gunning for the GOP nomination, and everyone in the elephant party is running circles around him trying to get him to shut up, because he won't stick with the agreed-upon talking points and formulaic responses that both parties are bowing to these days (sorry guys, but Hillary and Obama just aren't doing it for me so far). If only he had millions of dollars... but then anyone who does has probably done something awful to get it these days. Anyway, this is the first Republican candidate I've seen that I'd say I can respect as a person.

(1) Ron Paul on Real Time with Bill Maher, 05/25/07

[ http://youtube.com/watch?v=DkNSN78oT8w ]

(2) Congressman Ron Paul's responses at the GOP Presidential Debate

[ http://youtube.com/watch?v=8Hfa7vT02lA ]

(3) Ron Paul vs. Rudy Giuliani on 9/11 at the GOP presidential debate

[ http://youtube.com/watch?v=gpUZiud98lE ]

(4) Bill Maher Vindicates Ron Paul's Argument

[ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOxscTSFlcc ]

(5) Ron Paul on Real Time with Bill Maher, 03/30/07

[ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo6KIusCBoU ]

Posted by Nathaniel at May 27, 2007 05:46 PM