reply to post by Erongaricuaro
Yeah, I know what you mean. It's probably just that many of Paul's policies are simply too sensible to ignore or discredit, and that he himself is a
pleasant, reasonable person. Each of the candidates in their own way seem to respect Paul, though of course they disagree on many of the major
I don't like using the word as it seems to give off the wrong vibes these days, but just to mention the whole 'conspiracy' aspect of this - Romney,
Gingrich and Santorum are not going to have a full understanding of the darkest depths of the US political system; the workings of the
military-industrial complex, high-profile assasinations, the true foreign policy agenda etc. They are too small a part in all this to be given any
real insight into how things really work; the things people speculate on all the time on this site. They, for the time being, are probably only
slightly more aware than the average 'sheeple' you meet everyday on the street, though they are somewhat influential in mainstream US politics.
The point i'm trying to make is that they probably see Paul as an innocent maverick; a bit of a child in a grown-ups world if you will. In their
hearts they know he is right on a lot of things, but they also understand they have to play the game to get anywhere. Paul won't play the game and is
thus made to seem an outsider.
Here lies my main problem with the man though. The pessimistic, paranoid side of me says: 'what if Paul is just the controlled opposition?'. He
justs seems too genuine, too honest to have reached that high on the political stage. Would he have not been 'taken care of' before now if he was
the real deal?
I by no means agree with everything Paul says, I think he's wrong on abortion, immigration and the seperation of church and state amongst other
things, but he is certainly the best of a bad bunch. Also, if he if he really is not just a puppet like the rest of them, then he has a higher degree
of understanding and integrety than any other modern politician I have seen reach that level, and deserves our support.
I'm actually British so I have no real physical input to make on this, but I do think we all have a stake in the outcome of the 2012 election and I
am doing my best to follow it through a wide-spectrum of news sources. I just cant help but thinking that its all a game, and though I hope Paul is
genuine, and that the others secretly support what he says, I don't want to be too naive about all this.