Ron Paul is a US Congressman for the Republican Party, he is running as a presidential candidate in the 2012 Presidential Campaign. Ron Paul formally
announced his candidacy "on May 13, 2011, in a national broadcast on ABC's Good Morning America
One thing most people cannot deny about Ron Paul is his honesty regarding American Foreign Policy, he has questioned and criticized the US Foreign
Policy through out his time serving as a Congressman. In the 2008 Presidential Debate he argued that we shouldn't have gone to Iraq, and we should
withdrawal as soon as possible. He argues that US shouldn't be involved in "Nation Building
" and "interference
", he argues that "it
is the constitutional position, it is the advice of the founders to follow a non-intervention foreign policy, stay out of entangling alliances, be
friends with countries, negotiate and talk and trade with them
Obviously I argue this is not good politics because politics revolve around deceit, trickery, not honesty and integrity. Ron Paul has failed as a
Presidential Candidate because he does not use emotional rhetorics like his counter parts, instead relies on logic.
For example he states that the terrorists attacked us in 9/11 because of our own "intervention policy". This is against the fundamentals of Politics,
although he is telling he truth, other candidates can easily use the emotions attached with the 9/11 attacks to degrade him and gain cheap points. For
example other candidates have used those emotions, arguing that the "terrorist attacked us because they hate us", obviously not true, nor productive,
but very emotional and what most want to believe. No one wants to believe that someone attacked us because of our own misconduct.
This makes Ron Paul an easy target, and other Politicians can take easy jabs at him, saying that Ron Paul claims we "had it coming", or that the
thousands who died in the tragic 9/11 attacks was America's fault.
Ron Paul should use any lie and deceit necessary to become a President, then work for the good of America. It is impossible to win a Presidential
Campaign by telling the truth.
Is Ron Paul a good politician? We can agree that he is a good debater, but debate in the public eye is usually judged based on emotion. Who can stir
more negative emotions against other candidates, and gain positive emotions towards him/herself by stacking promises and beliefs which people want to
Once you become a President, you don't have to follow the lane paved through your Political Campaign, you can then implement what you truly
edit on 30-5-2011 by confreak because: syntax