Skip to comments.Five Myths About Ron Paul
Posted on 12/13/2011 10:58:28 AM PST by BatMite
Ron Paul is the Rodney Dangerfield of Republican presidential candidates.... Why, despite a small but devoted set of supporters, does this 76-year-old obstetrician turned politician routinely get no respect from the media and GOP operatives?...
1. Ron Paul is not a "top-tier" candidate.
...Paul is doing increasingly well in national and state-level polls.... And now that Cain has dropped out, Paul's stock is likely to keep climbing. The congressman is no less a top-tier candidate than anyone else in the race.2. Ron Paul is a doctrinaire libertarian.
...Paul parts company with many libertarians on many issues. These include immigration, where he favors ending birthright citizenship and reducing the number of newcomers until the welfare state is dismantled. Paul says abortion law should be settled at the state level, but in Congress in 2005, 2007, 2009 and this year he introduced the Sanctity of Life Act....3. Ron Paul's call to "end the Fed" is crazy.
...Paul's bill to audit the Fed, which has been introduced three years in a row and hasn't passed, but had more than 300 co-sponsors in the House in 2009. Paul introduced a new version in January that has 195 co-sponsors drawn from both parties....4. Ron Paul is anti-military.
Unlike his fellow, er, top-tier candidates Gingrich and Romney, Paul served his country in uniform, as an Air Force captain.... While Pentagon brass might oppose his defense cuts, troops seem to like what he is saying....5. Ron Paul has strong youth support because he wants to legalize drugs.
Paul's popularity among younger voters he's called a "rock star" on the college circuit stems from the idealism of his politics. Kids rally behind his faith in the future, belief in the individual and confidence in bottom-up decision-making....
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The #1 myth about Ron Paul is that he has any chance at all, under any circumstances, to be the President of these United States.
I agree with Ron Paul of fiscal issues.Period.
However his foreign policy views leave a lot to be desired.
Furthermore, I have seen too many of his supporters in Austin vote for Obama in 2008 after Paul was defeated by McCain.
He is a loose cannon nutjob egomaniac.
You and I don’t agree all that often, but when you’re right you’re right, and here you certainly are right.
The number one myth about Paul is that more than a handfull of people are bat-s**t-crazy enough to vote for him.
What I personally admire about Ron the most, is his dedication to destroying himself in the eyes of every American.
Keep up the good work Ron. Only a few folks left...
I’d take Paul over any of the current crop of losers vying for the Pub nomination.
He is a loose cannon nutjob egomaniac.
He is a serial loose cannon nutjob egomaniac.
#6. He’s sane.
Like John F'n Kerry, John S McCain and John P Murtha? Service does not predict conservatism. I do appreciate his service to our nation though.
Signed up yesterday to promote RuPaul?
I say “No” to Truthers.
Welcoem to FR.
RonPaul spam monkies need not apply.
I'm a Ron Paul fan myself, but I don't talk about him here. It's not worth getting shouted down, or purged.
He's the only one who truly supports the Constitutional and its original intent.
Yeah, that makes him an oddball when compared to the others. I'll vote for that kind of oddball.
Yep, but that may be re-apply.
The interventionists are right when they say that the oceans and distance are not as insulating as before but they are gravely wrong when they imply that our geographical separation means nothing. Our location means we can still insulate our security to a greater degree than any other great power and the aim of American policy should be to avoid conflict. If we cannot avoid war, our policy should strive for America to be the LAST power to enter a general war, not the FIRST!
I will support the GOP nominee, so long as they don’t move the party further to the left (such as Romney and Huntsman would).
Ron Paul would be my least favorite amongst those I would support. He is honorable, a solid fiscal conservative and a Constitutionalist. However he significantly lacks reality on the 911 attacks and the consequences of modern warfare. I disagree that the muder of an unborn human is a states-right issue. And Ron Paul flip-flopped on his self-imposed term limits.