Friday, October 12, 2007

TGIF! It's Friday and Be-Kind-to-a-Republican-Day

And Surprise!
Ron Paul Wins This Week's CNBC Debate!


  1. He's the lesser of nine evils, I guess.

  2. He's right on in a lot of ways. Obviously, he doesn't have a hope in hell of winning...

  3. What? Is he implying we'll adopt a new gold standard for our currency? He sounds great on foreign policy, an isolationist sounds great right now, but I think he's a mess domestically; especially socially.

  4. UrbanPink, The New Hampshire Union Leader (as conservative as you can imagine) ran an editorial attacking Ron Paul’s patriotic foreign policy as “isolationist.”

    The paper allowed Paul to defend himself in a column which he did, by saying, I advocate the same foreign policy the Founding Fathers would. In part:

    Any response to this paper’s Friday editorial on my foreign policy position must rest on two fundamental assertions: first, that the Founding Fathers were not isolationists; and second, that their political philosophy — the wisdom of the Constitution, the Declaration, and our Revolution itself — is not just a primitive cultural relic.

    If I understand the editors’ concerns, I have not been accused of deviating from the Founders’ logic; if anything I have been accused of adhering to it too strictly. The question, therefore, before readers — and soon voters — is the same question I have asked for almost 20 years in Congress: by what superior wisdom have we now declared Jefferson, Washington, and Madison to be “unrealistic and dangerous”? Why do we insist on throwing away their most considered warnings?

    A non-interventionist foreign policy is not an isolationist foreign policy. It is quite the opposite. Under a Paul administration, the United States would trade freely with any nation that seeks to engage with us. American citizens would be encouraged to visit other countries and interact with other peoples rather than be told by their own government that certain countries are off limits to them.

  5. James Carville suggested that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) could be the Republican presidential nominee in 2008.
    Political Wire