Skip to comments."Who Killed Rudy Giuliani?" (article about Ron Paul's legacy - anyone game for Rand Paul 2016?)
Posted on 11/08/2012 10:21:50 AM PST by oneprolifewoman
In January, Paul will retire from Congress. A decade ago, this would have signaled the effective end of antiwar conservatism as a meaningful political force. Today Paul leaves behind an entire wing of the Republican Party sympathetic to his views, some of whom identify explicitly as Ron Paul Republicans, while some do not.
Justin Amash, a freshman Republican from Michigan, has already emerged as a Paul successor of sorts in the House. Like Paul, he is a constitutional stickler, refusing to vote for bills that contradict his oath to uphold the Constitution. He has pressed for an end to Bushs wars and opposed Obamas new one in Libya.
Pauls son Rand has become the leading Tea Party senator, more widely admired by the broader conservative movement than his father. Reason editor Matt Welch has called him the most interesting man in the Senate. He has also become the most vocal conservative Republican opponent of excessive foreign adventurism in that chamber since Robert Taft.
Thats not to say the GOP is Ron Pauls party. Paul supporters were mistreated by party bosses in primaries and caucuses from Maine to Louisiana. Convention planners in Tampa were short-sighted and brutish in their handling of Paul delegates. But Ron Paul supporters hold important party leadership positions at the state level in Iowa, Maine, Alaska, Nevada, and elsewhere. They have won seats on the Republican National Committee. Pauls campaign chairman will be running Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnells 2014 reelection campaign.
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But Ron Paul has never proposed a serious reform to reduce our enormous spending on entitlements.
This is why it always perplexes me that people say they agree with him on fiscal issues.
He focuses on window dressing. The Fed would not need to screw with our money if entitlements were not so destructively expensive.
My heart bleeds! You should have been a “Perrywinkle” if you think you got mistreated on FR.Not a lot of respect for differing opinions on FR. Ran a lot of old FReepers away, never to return.
Everything I like is in the Republican Party platform. If the party would run a candidate who would actually pursue the platform, I'd be completely on board. Because they don't, I'm not.
I don’t like Rand or his father, I certainly hope we can do better in 2016, but I don’t believe it will ever matter again.
Ron Paul finds too much common ground with “progressives.” He would join them in cutting out what progressives hate (the military) and get nothing in return. He’d pull the rug from under Isarel, but that will be accomplished in Obama’s second term. Ron Paul is easily manipulated by amoral and ravishing radical libertarians.
Rand seems more on top of things and more anti-police state/anti-left. Obama’s building a militarized KGB that will have to be ditiched the next election. We’ll have to see.
I don’t think you’re the enemy. In fact, I haven’t I haven’t thought much of you.
Good; that’s just as well. Thank you.