Rethinking Ron Paul

As a sop to the scores of comments from Ron Paul supporters on my post “Marking Up the GOP’s 2012 Contenders,” I’ve reconsidered the GOP’s 2012 hopefuls and have come up with the following.

I believe this will satisfy the … um … ardent supporters of the Representative from Texas:

  • President of the United States     Ron Paul
  • Vice President of the United States     Ron Paul
  • Secretary of State      Ron Paul
  • Secretary of the Treasury     Ron Paul
  • Secretary of Defense     Ron Paul
  • Director of National Intelligence     Ron Paul
  • Supreme Court Justice (all 9)     Ron Paul
  • Speaker of the House     Ron Paul
  • Pope     Ron Paul
  • American Idol Judges (all of them)     Ron Paul
  • Nobel Prize winner (all categories)    Ron Paul
  • Quarterback (all NFL teams)     Ron Paul
  • Teen Beat magazine Cover Boy     Ron Paul
  • NASCAR Champion     Ron Paul
  • Eventual Replacement Body in Ronald Reagan’s Tomb     Ron Paul
  • Captain of the Starship Enterprise     Ron Paul


41 thoughts on “Rethinking Ron Paul

    • Yep. I owe it all to Brian Frank. All the money I’m making as a GOP hack is funneled through Brian Frank’s offshore accounts. Were it not for Brian Frank, I would be ranked 4,976,265 by Alexa.

      All Hail Brian Frank – whoever the Hell HE is…


  1. I’ve voted for Ron Paul every chance I’ve had and probably will again if no one better shows up. However, it’s time to find a new true American Presidential candidate instead of the RINO imposters we’re usually left to choose from other than Paul. What kind of choice is Mitt Romney or John McCain? That’s a false dilemma of a most depressing kind.

    We can’t continue to shout “Ron Paul” indefinitely. For one thing, he won’t be with us much longer in all probability. While I’d certainly trust his mental capacity now and for the foreseeable future, especially compared to the mind-numbed establishment RINOs, Ron Paul himself would be the first to tell the people who are shouting his name that it’s not about him.

    Ron Paul is only running because no one else with the Jeffersonian “Spirit of ’76” and the “Principles of ’98” is there for us. He’s place-holder of sorts who’s doing his best to keep our revolutionary ideals alive. But we, as a movement, have got to find someone to run who can win and who has our ideals.

    Ron Paul entreats us to study and to think for ourselves on these issues. We’ve also got to spread the word. Buy Ron Paul’s books and audio CDs and get them to (potential) candidates. Go to and get “Nullification” by Thomas Wood. Get Hazlitt’s book on the economy and spread it around.

    More than anything, GET ACTIVE AND INVOLVED AT THE LOCAL AND STATE LEVELS! If our states would stand up to the Federal leviathan, we might not care who the President is since we’d effectively resist and nullify unconstitutional actions and edicts.

    Attacking people with the fervor of a Spanish Inquisitor just because they don’t think Ron Paul has a realistic chance at winning the Presidency is not exactly winning friends and influencing enemies. It’s also a strange tactic to take when we have the truth on our side and so much ammunition available on books and CDs and ways to reach out to candidates whose hearts are, hopefully, in the right place.

    I’ve yet to meet anyone who has read Ron Paul who doesn’t appreciate what an incredible down-to-earth mind he has–despite the socialist rhetoric to the contrary–and who doesn’t respect his moral solutions to the current world-wide quagmire of fascist game-playing by industries and governments. It also doesn’t hurt that he’s been dead-on in his predictions of economic and moral ruin due to the past and current policies of the US and other countries.


  2. Dear Charlie,

    I know you meant it as a joke, but why not think about this seriously – it would be a great way to get truly limited government.


    PS To my fellow Ron Paulistas; a sense of humor is important – if one does not laugh at all the craziness, then one will be reduced to tears and maybe even depression – so laugh, laugh, laugh.


  3. Someone is on his way here. This nation, now a nation of men, not laws
    is about to be endowed with a leader. What Mr. Speight describes above
    is not too far off the mark. (Tragedy).

    All this verbal passion collapsing in on itself because of mockery
    is, as Mr. Capps says, funny. (Comedy).


  4. I guess you didn’t get the response you were hoping for Speight, your childish retort shows you don’t get it.. yet (yes I am hopeful)

    I’ll step outside my party or just stay home before I would ever vote for any one of those scoundrel’s
    Do your homework.

    Its not the man, its the message Ron Paul 2012!


  5. Now I know why (read your bio) you hate Ron Paul, entrepreneurs, and small businesses, you’re an ex-government warfare/welfare parasite! LOL!

    (Should have guessed it.)

    So which two countries have you lived in, Speight? How do they compare to 3rd world Baltimore or D.C.?

    By the way, how can one say “I love my country” but then support Corporatist RINOs and Neo-cons?

    Just ask’n….


  6. Spy,
    I think you’ve discovered the single biggest negative that Ron Paul has (other than his age, his desire to abolish every agency, policy and program known to man and the fact that the MSM supports him as a spoiler).

    Ron Paul’s biggest negative is his loony, attack rabbit supporters who simply can’t deal with any perceived slight of their candidate in any manner but by going on the attack. This is particularly laughable when the (perceived) slight is an oversight or a conscience choice not to include Paul in an examination of the potential candidates who have a real possibility of winning.

    I hate to think what would have happened if you had consciously made a negative utterance about “Dr. Paul”.


    • @The Colonel

      It’s not that we can’t take any slight towards him, there are legitimate gripes from even RP people (i.e., war on drugs, abortion, etc.), but it’s when those slights are from clowns who have never sat down to really understand his positions–other than what they hear on CNN or MSNBC. You need to study the man.

      Ron Paul is more in touch with any of you than the rest of these RINOs and Neo-cons that C.Speight seems to gush over. He’s the only one that truly gets it! Do you honestly think Newt or Romney can fix the economy? I mean look at Romney’s ex-state–one of the most unfriendly places for a small business. And Newt? Come on, his own sister has come out and said he would be a terrible President and wouldn’t be able to get over his own ego!!! If you’re going to trust anyone’s opinion it has to be someone’s sister….

      Why is it loony to back someone up? I was a Marine, we were taught to back each other up! Ron Paul is a Statesman and a true American. I love my country and I will fight for her, and if it means backing up someone I believe has her best intentions then I will fight for that person! You get it? Is that loony?

      You people are the ones who are loony–how can you keep voting for these ego maniacs who have THEIR best intentions in mind?!?!?

      Semper Fi!!! Learn what that means “Colonel!”


      • Jarhead – I know all to well what Semper Fi means, I had several of Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children working for me this last go around. My best friend is a “devil dog” but I wouldn’t let my daughter date one.

        I (and I suspect the Spy has as well) have studied what Dr. Paul espouses. I agree with some but not all of his positions. I just don’t think he is the best candidate – that’s what you Paulbots can’t seem to deal with – we don’t agree with you for our own studied reasoning.


  7. I agree with the Colonel 100%.

    Here’s a piece of advice, no “undecides” or independents will vote for anyone who has these insane thin-skinned “supporters” as their mouthpiece.

    Calm down, looney birds. Take a breath. Ron Paul stands for a lot of good things, but future President of the United States, he ain’t. Accept it.

    Now, go ahead and say how my post is only ranked 145,335,205,295 because I’m some political hack-job, or how I’m some anti-small business liberal moron, or whatever you want simply because of a little thing that Paul lacks called “electability”.

    And remember, the Garnet Spy might be a “hack” or an “ex-government warfare/welfare parasite,” but if you believe Ron Paul will be the next President of the United States, it also means he’s smarter than you are (which is evident by most of the lack of “intelligent debate” and legitimate arguments are replaced by website rankings and name calling. If you put as much effort into formulating an argument as you do into researching website rankings, you may actually win an argument beyond third grade).

    No offense to Dr. Paul.

    Winning in 2012 and beating Obama isn’t just about ideas and beliefs, sadly. It’s about electability and charisma. Ron Paul has neither. Welcome to the 21st Century.


    • In 2008 those who thought they were the smart ones told us that pro-Amnesty John McCain was “electable.” The media loved him, they said. The independents and conservative Democrats will vote for him, they said. Now those same “smart ones” are telling us that people like Romney, with his flawless execution of Romneycare, is “electable.”

      Our apologies if we’re not bowing to your superior intellect.


  8. The Colonel passed away 12/16/1980 in Louisville, kentucky.
    Yep, you can’t get any deader than the Colonel.
    Speak, if you can – was it our feathered friends that stuck you
    in the netherblog?

    Ron Paul isn’t even running for president, so go home!


    • Uh, hmmm, wasn’t it a blog on potential presidential candidates that brought out the “Ronniacs”? Or do y’all prefer to be called Paulbots, Paulistas?

      Held my nose to vote for McCain – considered the alternative unacceptable (and I was right). Won’t vote for Romney unless it’s Romney vs Obama, then I’ll hold my nose and vote for the R. Romney isn’t the only option though, how about:
      and if you must have a Libetarian leaner,
      Johnson (egg would like him, he favors leagilization of maryjane)


      • Isn’t the coffin, or bureaucratic drawer you’re in
        constraint enough.

        But, I will help you and the Spy. I promise to open
        every secret bureaucratic drawer with my skeleton
        key until I find and free you.

        Once freed, you will soar like bluebirds. It will be
        as though you were reborn.

        You, Colonel, may at last see your dream come true;
        a bait and tackle shop by some quiet lake, or maybe
        a little sandwich shop in some rural area.

        At least, ” death is not the worst thing that can happen
        to a person”.


  9. I’ve seen plenty of nut jobs get their man elected President but that man was Obama–and his followers are still nut jobs.

    A reasonable amount of passion, however, is good and necessary for winning elections and far too often lacking on our side. I like seeing signs of its presence even when it goes too far sometimes.

    As for electability, lets talk about John McCain, Bob Dole, Gerald Ford, etc. These are men who are so boring and establishmentarian that the only thing they can inspire is a gun to one’s temple in order to relieve the ennui.

    At many different points during the campaign against Obama, I told a lot of disbelieving folks McCain couldn’t elect himself out of a paper bag. He used some sleazy tactics in at least one of the caucuses in order to stage his comeback in the primary, but he didn’t have the personality nor the will to win on the national level. His whole campaign was an apology for a wet start.


    • WTC – Looks like McCain managed to get elected to the House once and the Senate 4 times so that bag may be not have been so tough to get out of.

      I believe Ol’Ronnie has been whipped a time or two in his efforts to gain elective office (McCain has won every election except the one that really mattered).

      As for Dole, Clinton was unbeatable and most Republicans were unwilling to expend political capital trying – his wife would have been a better choice as a candidate. Ford was probably one of the most honorable men to have ever sat in the Oval Orifice but as you allude to, he had the charisma of LBJ (antithetical beliefs, but equally uncharismatic)

      For the record, I’m leaning Jindal at the moment – it should be a fun year or so.

      By the way, Elvis and I are debating opening a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich stand out here in Elgin…


      • TC:

        I went from the general statement and, like the U.S. Constitution, further clarified and restricted the declaration. Reread, please dear sir, with emphasis upon the words, “on the national level.” (And why did I know that someone would miss that???)

        Anyways, I’ll forgive you this time.

        Yea, verily, McLoser can get his sorry, amnesty-promoting, Lindsey Graham rubbing, treasonous ass elected in a desert state with $20 million. Hell, give ME $20 million and I’ll have you dancing the minuet naked and singing my praises on the moon.

        Mr. “Campaign Reformer” spent $20 *&%#@ million dollars in a stinking PRIMARY when he’s been an incumbent for HOW long? For God’s sake–HOW *&%#@ING LONG???? And he was the GOP nominee for *&%#@ING PRESIDENT just two years before??? If he had not gone negative on Hayworth and arranged to put another warm body in the race, he might still have lost.

        Talk about a POS excuse for a human being who needs to put his wet-starting self in a nursing home and quit breathing our air!

        So, yeah, he can’t get elected anywhere but Arizona. The only good thing about him now is his advanced age. God help Arizona, though, if he lives as long as that up-to-his-neck-in-the-grave senile POS Thurmond who JUST WOULDN’T DIE NOR LEAVE OFFICE! Graves do not reasonable term limits make.


        • Careful Tommy, I am the self appointed defender of all things Strom Thurmond.

          Thanks for falling into the literary trap of attacking McCain even after I pointed out that he is not my candidate and that I only supported him because he was the only choice I had. I’m currently leaning towards Jindal, with maybe Pawlenty in second but I suspect that somewhere out there, there is a gentleman who sees the US as a “…shining city on a hill…”, who has ethics and morality combined with having a fiscally conservative mindset so I open to alternatives.

          I know this, Obama can’t be allowed to continue to morally and financially bankrupt the country and we can do better in 2012 (and 2010 for that matter)


          • Trap? You MANIPULATED me? Oh, dear! Whatever shall I do? =:>)

            Believe it or not, I do act independently of you and jumped on McCain’s sorry butt because it’s fun and he deserves it. Your only credit is that you mentioned him which got me to ruminating over his sorriness.

            I read and understood fully that you held your nose to vote for him and appreciate that fact. I really did not attack McCain in order to attack you. I jumped on him in order to attack him.

            In fact, while I was composing the little diatribe, I almost went back and put in a little disclaimer to make sure you knew I was no longer addressing you specifically after my stating, “I’ll forgive you this time.”


            • Tommy, for the record, in a Paul vs Obama election, I’d vote Paul – however, and this is a big however, he would not be my first choice (although I might not have to hold more than one nostril to vote for him).


  10. The flip side of the same coin…

    Mitt Romney: Because we love ObamaCare so much, let’s go ahead and put in somebody who championed Obama style healthcare before Obama was a household name. Fail.

    Rudy Giuliani: Anybody who things there “ought to be a nation building program” as part of our armed forces training has a very fundamental misunderstanding of the basic overriding purpose of our armed forces. That mindset makes the use of the term “empire” warranted. Fail.

    Mike Huckabee: A tax and spender at the state level as governor. Besides, the values voters need to be sidelined for awhile so a real coalition of libertarians, conservatives, independents and moderate Democrats can be formed to seriously go after the entitlement problem and the size and scope of government. Fail.

    Newt Gingrich: CS here said he “is probably the smartest person on the American political landscape.” We are talking about the guy who said at the Iowa Straw Poll if UPS can track packages we can track illegals. Pay no mind to the fact that that would require chipping every single illegal… and if you can catch them all, why not deport them? And that also would require “papers please” otherwise how do you distinguish between an illegal who isn’t chipped and a citizen? Newt should be gone at face value over his massive epic failure in the 90’s, if not his scary Bush-esk desire for omnipresent big government so long as it is doing what HE wants.

    General David Petraeus: I’m against anybody that deeply entrenched in the military industrial complex. We need to pay attention to Ike’s last words, which was the finest farewell address since George Washington’s: “Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But now we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense; we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added to this, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense American makers of plowshares could, with time and as required, make swords as well. But now we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense; we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. We annually spend on military security more than the net income of all United States corporations. This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence – economic, political, even spiritual – is felt in every city, every Statehouse, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society. In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.

    Tim Pawlenty: Jury is out. The fact that he publicly blasted the GOP is good, but it did take until after the Democrats took over to get that out. He did do some reforms in Minnesota including balancing the budget but he didn’t significantly cut back either. Being in Minnesota there was alot of Dems in the other branches I wager, so I’ll cut some slack there. Not bad, but I’d prefer a better track record.

    Mitch Daniels might has similar potential as Pawlenty. My criticisms are largely the same there. They both did an OK job … I’d like to see better with a longer track record.

    At least McCain aka Dubya 2.0 wasn’t on this list.

    When you and others in the GOP concern yourself purely with the “elect-ability” of a candidate, what you’re really saying is “I’ll have Democrat-lite please.” The only time in recent memory the GOP has ever done anything substantial to curb government growth was welfare reform… and that’s all we got from an overwhelming GOP landslide everywhere outside of the Executive Branch. I call that a failure. The smells alot of the Nelson Rockefeller moderates against the Barry Goldwater libertarians. Barry was just “too unelectable”. Barry did lose bad, but that was because he was hawkish on foreign wars. That gave birth to the Daisy ad and the end of the viability of his campaign. Ron Paul IS today’s Barry Goldwater … but without the warhawk baggage. If you have learned NOTHING from 8 years of Dubya followed by 4 years of NEARLY IDENTICAL policy across the board from Obama … then learn this: Let’s focus on getting things RIGHT America, not simply getting them less wrong. Things are so far out of control slowing down isn’t sufficient. We need somebody to go full speed in reverse. The survival of the Republic is at stake.


  11. Ron Paul vs. The Philosophically Bankrupt

    After reading the name-calling and other non sequiturs from the anti-Ron Paul crowd, I am of the view that their hostility arises less from his opposition to war, or the direction American foreign policy has taken for decades, or any of the other specific programs he has criticized. What troubles them the most is that Paul has a philosophically-principled integrity in what he advocates and that, to challenge him, one must be prepared to deal with him at that higher level.

    But modern political discourse long ago gave up on principles, in favor of the pursuit of power as a sufficient end. There is an intellectual bankruptcy exhibited by writers and speakers on the political “left,” “right,” or “middle.” Competing ideas and values that once engaged the minds of thoughtful men and women have given way to little more than pronouncements on behalf of narrowly-defined political programs; the validity of a proposition no longer depends upon reasoned analysis, but upon the outcome of public opinion polls.

    Ron Paul’s campaign interjects an energized, principled inquiry into the political realm, an undertaking for which men and women with no philosophic center or rigorous minds find themselves woefully ill-prepared.


    • “After reading the name-calling and other non sequiturs from the anti-Ron Paul crowd…” Chris, are you drinking, smoking or injecting?

      Of the nearly 200 comments on my posts of the last couple of days – virtually every one from the PRO-Ron Paul crowd – the name calling and “other non sequiturs” have been slung freely and consistently from those pro-Paul folks. Clearly, if anyone doesn’t place Ron Paul side-by-side with Jesus, they become hacks, sheeple, idiots, morons and more.

      After reading these comments, I have to ask if it’s really OK to use “His” real name without blaspheming.


  12. Just in case your friends ask why they might want to support Dr. Ron Paul Here’s 101 Reasons

    1. He Supports the Constitution. (Wow Go Figure!)
    2. He Believes In Religious Freedom.
    3. He Has Never Voted For A Tax Increase.
    4. He Is Against Public Funding Of Abortion.
    5. He Is Against Funding Abortion Abroad.
    6. He Is Against The National I.D. or Real I.D. Act.
    7. He Believes In The “Just War Theory”.
    8. He Supports The Rights Of Private Property Owners.
    9. He Wants Us Out Of The U.N.
    10. He Wants Us To Trade With Nations And Not War With Them.
    11. He Is For 2nd Amendment Rights.
    12. He Opposes NAIS.
    13. He Wants To Shrink The Federal Government, Not Expand It.
    14. He Has No Plans To Start A War With Iran Or Anyone Else.
    15. He Wants To Bring Our Troops Home.
    16. He Does Not Belong To The CFR (Council On Foreign Relations).
    17. He Has Not Received Campaign Contributions From Rupert Murdoch
    (Like Hillary).
    18. His Running Mate Most Likely Will Not Have Shot Anyone In The Face.
    19. He Wants To End The I.R.S..
    20. He Wants To Cut Spending?? Really, Cut Spending.
    21. He Is Against Eminent Domain.
    22. He Is Against The NAFTA Superhighway.
    23. He Is Against The North American Union Or SPP (It Exists Google It).
    24. He Is For The Principle Of Sound Money.
    25. He Is Against The Idea of The Amero (Google It).
    26. He Is Against The Federal Reserve’s Monopoly On Monetary Regulation.
    27. He Is Philosophically Opposed To Big Government.
    28. He Voted Against The Misnamed Patriot Act That Stripped Us Of Our Rights.
    29. He Is For The Bill Of Rights.
    30. He Knows The Meaning Of Liberty.
    31. He Was 1 Of 4 People That Supported Reagan Early On.
    32. He Has Been Married For 50 Years, Which Is An Achievement These Days.
    33. He Is Not Married To Hillary.
    34. His Supporters Love Him.
    35. He Is A Once In A Lifetime Candidate.
    36. Because His Record Is Consistent.
    37. He Is Against Funding The So-Called War On Drugs (Another Unsuccessful War).
    38. He Is Actually Against Funding Many Unsuccessful Federal Programs.
    39. He Does Not Want To Ruin Healthcare By Nationalizing It, (LikeHillary, Obama, et al.)
    40. He Is A Student Of History.
    41. He Votes In Accordance With The Constitution.
    42. He Will Not Forcibly Implant Us Or Our Troops With Microchips Or
    Like Devices (It’s For Your Safety, Of Course).
    43. He Is The Only Conservative, In The Traditional Sense, Left.
    44. Republicans Love Him Because He Is For Small Government.
    45. Democrats Love Him Because He Will End The War For Oil.
    46. Libertarians Love Him Because He Wants The Government Out Of Their Business.
    47. He Is The Only Electable Republican Candidate.
    48. He is Against The Creation Of A Surveillance Society (See London).
    49. He Supports Homeschool Rights.
    50. He Wants To End The Corporate Welfare System That Is Destroying
    Our Government’s Credibility.
    51. He Tells It Like It Is. He Is Truthful.
    52. He Reads.
    53. As A Doctor, He Is Informed On The Healthcare Issue.
    54. He Has Not Been Hannitized.
    55. He Has The Courage To Speak Out Against What Is Wrong.
    56. He Will Be Good For The Economy (Freedom Generally Is Good For
    The Economy).
    57. He Wants Us Out Of The WTO And Like Organizations.
    58. The I.R.S. Is Scared Of This Guy.
    59. He Is Smart Enough To Prefer Gold Over Paper.
    60. He Knows The Term FIAT-CURRENCY and knows what it means.
    61. He Wants To Secure Our Borders.
    62. He Favors Guarding Our Country Over Policing The World.
    63. He Opposed The War In Iraq From The Beginning.
    64. He Authorized The Hunt For Osama Bin Laden.
    65. He Believes Local Governments Are Better Suited To Handle Their Own Issues.
    66. He Is Willing To Listen And Reason With Others.
    67. He Is A Christian Who Believes Christ Was Right When He Said,
    “Blessed Are The Peacemakers”.
    68. He has never voted for an unbalanced budget.
    69. He has never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership.
    70. He has never voted to raise congressional pay.
    71. He has never taken a government-paid junket.
    72. He has never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.
    73. He voted against regulating the Internet.
    74. He does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program.
    75. He returns a portion of his annual congressional office budget to
    the U.S. treasury every year.
    76. He Is Against Selective Service Registration.
    77. He Is Against A Mandatory Draft.
    78. He Is Still Not Married To Hillary.
    79. He Has The Support Of The Youth.
    80. His Campaign Has People Across The Country Motivated.
    81. His Supporters Are Enthusiastic.
    82. He Is Educated.
    83. He Wants To Apply The Golden Rule In Government (How Radical).
    84. He Believes in Freedom Of Speech.
    85. He Believes In Individual Rights
    86. He Believes Those Rights Come From Our Creator.
    87. He Does Not “Move With The Herd”.
    88. He Has Delivered Over 4,000 Babies And Values Life.
    89. He Doesn’t Have To “Act The Part” Because He Is What He Is.
    90. He Has Not Waffled On The Abortion Issue As Every Other
    Republican Candidate.
    91. He Has Faced Tremendous Opposition With Dignity.
    92. He Is Optimistic
    93. He Values The Traditions That Have Kept Us Free.
    94. He Understands That Monopolies Are Bad Things.
    95. He Understands The Difference Between Individual And Government
    96. He Understands Inflation Is Not Just The Prices Going Up, But
    Rather The Value Of Money Going Down.
    97. You Will Feel Good About Your Vote For A Change.
    98. You Will Know You Have Done The Right Thing.
    99. For The First Time In A Long Time, You Will Not Be Voting “For The Least Worst”.
    100. You Will Help Undo The Damage Done To Our Country Over The Last
    Several Decades.
    101. He Is Our Last Hope For A Free Nation.


        • You mistake my willingness to read until I got to point 47 with my acceptance of the aforementioned points.

          Come on,
          He’s educated (so is Obama, Bush had an MBA from Yale and a better academic record than many of our recent presidents)
          He’s a student of history (Mr. Newt is a teacher of history (as am I))
          Hasn’t waffled on abortion (no, he just punts the issue to the states, it is either right or wrong (wrong by the way)
          Not married to Hillary (neither am I and Clinton beats Obama hands down)
          Wants us out of the WTO (really to what end? I’d rather see us out of the UN)
          Believes in free speech (yeah and? so do the vast majority of Republicans and a majority of non-elite Democrats
          He Is Against A Mandatory Draft (as is almost everyone else except Rangel (including those of us in service))
          He has never: voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership…. voted to raise congressional pay…taken a government-paid junket…voted to increase the power of the executive branch (whatever, he hasn’t done anything to prevent all of the above either


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