posted on Dec, 29 2007 @ 02:30 AM
Talking about credibility at a GOP debate held by FOX is really sort of... What's the word... pointless?
But to address the main point, no, he won't win. He won't even be nominated. Why is that, you may ask? Well, seems a lot of people have convoluted
conspiracy theories about NWO puppet masters, Reptilian overlords, or secret "They'll think that we're thinking that they think this!" logic...
But no. No, Paul won't get the nomination for the simple fact that the Republican party is suffering a nervous breakdown. In the face of reality
it's listing even further rightward and theocratic, pandering entirely to that loyal 23% who believe Ronald Reagan was the second coming -
Ron Paul is gimped, primarily, because of the party he affiliates himself with. Both due to the gross incompetence and spiraling death-twitches of the
party, and also because of the "guilt by association" factor. Strange of him to talk about defending the constitution while running for the ticket
of the party that has shown the least knowledge or concern for said document, and historically have been first in line to deride, abridge, and erase
entire chunks of it for partisan goals. It's so bad that Ron Paul doesn't even seem aware that there are more amendments than the Second, and
Now let's take the Internet Libertarian spank-fantasy and think for a moment that Paul does get the GOP nomination, or even runs as independent. What
then? Well, his policies are unsound. The only defense he has for any of them is "You disagree, so you must hate the constitution" - it's a
sentiment shared by most of his supporters. The fact is, his economic policies are horrendous, and in common GOP fashion, screw the poor, benefit the
rich and the military, and leave the middle class to pick up the bill, both in real dollars and total effects. His "plan" for education will, by
itself, drop the next generation of "middle class" into near-poverty levels.
And that is, of course, assuming that he could institute any of his, as he calls them, "ideas." For one, if president, he is not a congressman - he
can't introduce legislation, his entire use in the making of law is signing or vetoing, both of which can be overridden. Unless of course he plans to
continue the blatantly unconstitutional policies of Dubya and his legislative editing.
Further, there's the problem that America has already seen much of Ron Paul's policy coming from the last three decades of Republican thought - cut
taxes, cut social programs, kill labor, kill regulation, increase military and disguise minority oppression as "states rights". The last thing they
want is a far more magnified and focused version of these things, which is what you'd get with Ron Paul. America wants to swing the pendulum back
towards the left, if only for the purpose of repairing the damage done by the right - with the help and endorsement of Ron Paul.