Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Ron Paul and the Empire, by Steven LaTulippe

Can Ron Paul really win? Does he have a snowball’s chance of becoming the next president, or are we all kidding ourselves?At the moment, Rep. Paul’s quixotic campaign seems to be picking up steam. His recent fundraising statistics reveal a blossoming, internet-based movement that is uniting libertarians and other concerned citizens from across the political spectrum. His performance in the media has been sharp, and his organization seems to be honing its message.While there are plenty of reasons for optimism, I think we need to be clear-eyed about the road ahead. If Rep. Paul somehow manages to remain a viable candidate and to seriously challenge his mainstream opponents, things will get extremely interesting. He faces a set of obstacles unlike any other candidate in my lifetime.

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libhom said...

Paul is too closely tied to corporate interests to ever really challenge the empire.

James Babb said...

libhom, Could you be more specific?