Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Paul Holds the Mirror

Fascinating to see this article in Time Magazine: Why Ron Paul Scares the GOP:
The real significance of the [Ron] Paul campaign is not the ubiquitous bumper stickers and lawn signs or the online fund-raising records ($6 million in one day, plus another $4 million, hilariously, on Guy Fawkes Day) but the mirror Paul held up to the modern Republican Party. When his fellow candidates denounced big government, Paul was there to remind them that President Bush and the G.O.P. Congress had shattered spending records and exploded the deficit. When they hailed freedom, Paul asked why they all supported the Patriot Act and other expansions of executive power. And when they called themselves conservatives, Paul asked what was so conservative about sending thousands of young Americans to try to transform the Middle East.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:50 PM

    He spoke the TRUTH, and that was the reason why he was NOT selected as the GOP's candidate.