"In my opinion these comments have hurt him. These candidates need to figure out that if they are to win this campaign they need to win over the group (moderate Democrats, Independents, and moderate Republicans) in the middle. We, "the middle people", are looking for a candidate who can share a sound vision with us on how to make this country great. We need an out-of-the-box thinker who is willing to make some tough decisions to get us back on track. We don't need anymore "dart throwers". We need a statesman."Or as LD Jackson wrote yesterday:
"However, I would contend that unless Paul, or someone like him, wins the nomination and defeats Barack Obama, nothing is likely to change in Washington."Clive Crook, Financial Times, also thinks Rick Perry is unelectable and adds:
"The Republican party has moved too far right to have a candidate that can thrill its base and appeal to the electoral centre as well."I disagree, the Republican party does have this candidate, it's Ron Paul.
Ron Paul, the champion of out-of-the-box politics, has demonstrated that he can make democrats and republicans in the house of representatives work together, both on the audit the fed bill and the Barney Frank/ Ron Paul marijuana bill. Transpartisan coalition building is at the heart of the campaign for liberty that plays a central role in Ron Paul's campaign. The success of this innovative approach is what makes Ron Paul stand out from his opponents in the primaries.
Ron Paul is the candidate who puts his money where his mouth is, the Wünsch AKA the "little one" of American monetary politics. He is the candidate that attacks the sillyness of constantly creating new money when you need it. Today's birthday moneynuke for Ron Paul is underway, don't forget to donate.
Paul’s opposition to the Fed is not some "dart throwing", but
"is supported by the Austrian Business Cycle Theory, which holds that instead of containing inflation, the Federal Reserve, in theory and in practice, is responsible for causing inflation. In addition to eroding the value of individual savings, this creation of inflation leads to booms and busts in the economy. Thus Paul argues that government, via a central bank (the Federal Reserve), is the primary cause of economic recessions and depressions."Or as Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), who has endorsed Ron Paul said:
"There are show horses, and work horses," Jones said. "Paul is a work horse."Andrew Broman has a great blogpost on the revolutionary invention of the MoneyNuke by Ron Paul supporters in 2008:
"four years ago, I did campaign for Paul, whose Republican presidential candidacy revolutionized the campaign trail in an important way. Paul's supporters invented the so-called money bomb"Respectfull interview by Alan Colmes with Ron Paul three days ago on democracy and nation building and Ron Paul's out-of-the-box transpartisan politics:
"when we have a perfect system here, we can start lecturing others"Brent Budowsky confirms my view that the perry/paul narrative is now dominating the race for the Republican nomination. As I said two days ago:
"With the Rick Perry/Ron Paul narrative sucking all the oxygen out of the Republican room, the numbers in the middle are the ones to watch in coming weeks and months.The StarTribune confirms this view:
"Presidential scholars say Perry's best strategy would be to avoid engaging with Paul. The reason: He risks a confrontation that would elevate Paul to the top-tier stature Perry now has and could provoke a YouTube moment that Perry would later regrets."As Merle Black, a political scientist from Emory University, says:
"Perry should ignore him"Ron Paul on his transpartisan coalition effort in this video, 29:30:
"You pass legislation because you bring people together."27:30: on his uncompromising approach:
I work coalitions to bring people together, I work with the left far better then any other Republican...Christianity today's Tobin Grant does a shoddy job at covering Ron Paul's appeal to christian Republicans and Democrats. He fails to mention Rutherford's John Whitehead, who blogs at Lew Rockwell's, as integral part of Ron Paul's campaign. In addition he also fails to mention this Ron Paul quote:
"The notion of a rigid separation between church and state has no basis in either the text of the Constitution or the writings of our Founding Fathers. On the contrary, our Founders’ political views were strongly informed by their religious beliefs. Certainly the drafters of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, both replete with references to God, would be aghast at the federal government’s hostility to religion."That sounds a lot better then what Perry, the other Texan, is trying to do, as observed by Ben Faulkner today:
"Part of Perry's efforts to secure the nomination will be designed to insult the intelligence of evangelical voters, with Perry counting on Christian voters to ignore the totality of his record provided that he mentions our Lord and faith often and with a degree of sincerity on the campaign trail. .... "
Ron Paul's "What If the American people woke up one day" video reminds me of Jim DeMint's book The Great American awakening!
How it all started in june 13 2008: The Campaing for Liberty which held a conference in Orlando this weekend.