Thursday, May 17, 2007

Ron Paul, the people's choice?

By Libby Spencer

This is an interesting development. ABC News has a poll up asking for the viewers' assessment on the winners of the Republican debate and Ron Paul runs away with the tally with over 21,000 votes. The next closest pick is "It doesn't matter because I would rather die than have another Republican president," coming in at 1,800 and in the rest of the field only Romney and Guiliani managed to barely beat "none of the above" in the 350 range.

So why isn't this making news?

[Hat tip to long time Impolitic commenter, Lester.]

(Cross-posted at The Impolitic.)

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  • because the mainstream media is controlled by Big Business, and Ron Paul wants to end the petrodollar (our dollar is backed by oil) theory that our economy runs on, and wants to go back to the Gold Standard. So he is a threat to anyone making a lot of money in the US.

    Google for 'petrodollar' - its an eyeopening ride. ;)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:03 AM  

  • The gold standard is so elitist, I think we should go to something truly progressive, like the soybean standard, say like a dollar is one pound of raw soy beans or something.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:45 AM  

  • And yet the GOP wants to kick him off the stage. They are so scared of critical thinking.

    By Blogger creature, at 12:36 PM  

  • Paul is definitely making them nervous. I'm finding it more irritating every day that the major media are treating him with such disrespect. He's more of a contender than they willing to let on, but I suppose I shouldn't be surprised since the media has effectively became just another cog in the GOP machine.

    By Blogger Libby Spencer, at 3:33 PM  

  • Or, if it's Fox News we're talking about, the media and the GOP are more or less indistinguishable from one another. I mean, how can any event be at all credible with Brit Hume as moderator?

    Check out Paul's personal website, as well as his congressional website. Interesting stuff. He's certainly an extremist in some ways, notably on taxation and really small government (check out his freedom principles), but at least he seems to have a mind of his own. It's not a mind I want anywhere near the White House, but he's certainly more refreshing than many of his fellow candidates in the GOP.

    By Blogger Michael J.W. Stickings, at 6:08 PM  

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