Originally posted by EagleTalonZ
I get exhausted by hearing the same arguments against him over... and over... and over again.
"Ron Paul is TOO old!"
Well, he is..no way around that, but he seems young for his old age..very active and sharp still, probably has 20+ good years left if I was a gambling
But ya, if he gets put up front, it will be another young obama next to someones grandfather like McCain that will turn off young mainstream
voters...in saying that, McCain and Paul are worlds different in mental agility and..well, regular agility, so it has yet to be determined how much of
a factor that plays
Especially when he comes forward with just "oh just legalize all of it and let the states figure it out" attitude.
"Ron Paul is TOO crazy!"
Well, again, he is...but if forced to choose, I prefer Paul's crazy to Perry or Bachman's crazy.
"Ron Paul buys his votes!"
In the primarys, they all do. its part of the game. That is in fact what they get their money for..to pad and pay and ultimately get your name up
front. Its a corrupt system that isn't going to change anytime soon..so you play the game and get noticed verses refuse to play and be lost into
"Ron Paul wears a tinfoil hat!"
In some areas, no doubt...in other areas, we could have used his tin foil hat discussions. At this point, I am not sure..maybe we do need someone whom
is seeing the jaws of hell open and take measures verses the "smooth it all over" type potus...not sure..might make everything worse if we have a
panicky president..but we have joe cool at the moment and things aren't really spiking up...but this may be a simplistic view of a complex
Now, to hammer Paul for a minute...
As for the not getting his brilliant ideas passed - it is very hard to do when he's the ONLY person in Congress who is actually for the people. Does
that mean we shouldn't support him? No. On the contrary, we should do it just for the purpose of sending Washington D.C. a message that we're sick
You need to consider that a bit more
If Paul becomes president, he will be a lame duck no matter who has power. Neither side will work with him to pass anything beyond establishment
positions...hell, he would have far more luck getting liberals to pass social things than conservatives to abolish the fed or whatnot.
You know this is a fact...electing a president does not mean changing the country into the president's vision...it means you elected a symbol
If it was as simple as elect a president and all things we have fall into his vision, Gitmo would be closed, we would be enjoying single payer
universal healthcare, prisons would be mostly empty, etc etc etc
Still gotta deal with that pesky congress and senate thing...and Paul has no real friends in either because he is too anti-establishment.
Unwavering idealism and a couple bucks will get you a cup of coffee in legislation