Skip to comments.Presidential hopeful Ron Paul sees crises ahead for country
Posted on 09/17/2007 1:05:51 PM PDT by presidio9
Texas Congressman Ron Paul said in Seattle on Friday that America is approaching an economic and constitutional crisis due to growing debt, bad trade deals and assaults on personal liberty.
And even if he beat all the odds and won the presidency next year, he said, the problem would be beyond what he alone could fix.
"The time is coming. I believe that the great debate is coming," Paul told more than 400 mostly young people who attended his constitutional lecture at Seattle University.
The lecture was organized by Seattle University law students. What's the appeal of Paul to the young supporters?
"Everything," said Malisa Gurule, a third-year law student who headed the drive to get Paul on campus.
Gurule, 25, said she had never donated to a presidential candidate until she saw Paul in the Republican debates. She's also never voted in a presidential primary or been involved in a caucus, though she says she will do whatever is needed to help Paul get the GOP nomination.
"He's the only person saying something different," she said. "He's not afraid to attack the status quo."
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Like Perot, maybe he is a spoiler bribed by the Clinton Crowd
“crisis due to growing debt, bad trade deals and assaults on personal liberty.”
He was doing so well, then
“And even if he beat all the odds and won the presidency next year, he said, the problem would be beyond what he alone could fix.”
he just sort of petered out.
Paul’s message on Iraq is the same as all of the Democrats: He wants to cut and run. It remains to be seen who he will spoil for.
Not the least of which is his victory.
Ron Paul doing great in Seattle. Who would have thought?
Except he attracts far more lefties than he does conservatives.
There is one crisis which can definitely be averted...
...by failing to elect Ron Paul.
The place is full of anti-war kooks. He will do very well in Seattle.
Like Perot, maybe he is a spoiler bribed by the Clinton CrowdI was thinking this, too, but I was also thinking that maybe this time it might just backfire and hurt Clinton. If we all hang together, and don't go falling for the "purity over victory" sentiment that is sometimes expressed in FR.
Discontent Conservative voter? I think not.
With his advocacy of antiAmerican antiwar policies, his constant whining about wartime measures necessary to investigate, identify and apprehend our Islamofascist enemies and the domesticong who conspire with them and his role as Al Qaeda mouthpiece in American politics, paleoPaulie is sure to delight not only Seattle but Berserkeley, Yale, Harvard, Manhattan, Gay Francisco, and every other antiAmerican venue in our country. He will be crushed wherever real Americans vote.
Unfortunately, he’s probably more right than wrong about the future.
But, as he admits, he’s not the right guy to fix the problems when they come.
I’d be VERY interested to see how many of these same folks he’d attract if Rep. Paul wasn’t so loudly against the Iraq war, and just stuck with his domestic libertarian/conservative stands. In Seattle, probably very few.
The only good thing I can see coming out of this is if Paul’s anti-war stance gets people “in the door,” so to speak, and interested in his other small-government Constitutionalist ideas. I don’t agree with Paul’s stand on Iraq, but at least I can understand where he comes from, and believe he’s sticking with his principles to oppose it. Problem is, 99% of the strident anti-war folks out there aren’t libertarians or paleocons. They’re America-hating radicals who’d just as soon see this entire country destroyed and remade into some sort of a socialist or Communist state. At least Paul doesn’t want THAT.
Did he serve shrimp cocktails?
That’s one hell of a vision Gloomy Gus has. He ain’t the next Reagan.
I believe that's what is commonly refered to as, "APauling..."
Only crises I see is Ron Paul
high five to you.
Our staggering debt, combined with the socialists intent to get the government to provide more while taxing investments out of the country.....will result in national bankruptcy.