I really like talking about Ron Paul and for a number of reasons. Firstly, because the media and the mainstream opinion make him out to be a crazy-know-nothing, who somehow has been elected and re-elected as a congressman of the state of Texas since before most of his supporters were born. The state of Texas may be a little looney-tunes (no offense) but you got to admit the man has appeal. I mean Obama-like appeal, in a time where people are looking for someone to blame (other than themselves).
The second reason I love talking about Ron Paul is because he is so fucking politically-incorrect. A man who speaks his heart should be trusted more than one who can tip-toe around offending some group. Anyone can make excuses and charm the masses with rhetoric. Paul is not one of those charmers.
Now, I have seen chatter on the web and one of my colleagues also seems to believe that what Paul is doing is running a “fundraising scam”, by attempting runs for the White House and mysteriously vanishing as soon as the primary season comes around. Taking his “supporters” money and going back to Washington all smiles, as Congressman Paul.
Now, I would believe this if he were any less passionate about his crazy ideas for America. I mean, he could be a great actor, but any better of a performance by the man, I’d nominate him for an Oscar, regardless of motives.
I must also admit that I usually get like this about a candidate during election years. I like underdogs and leaders with cult (or cult-like) followings.
In 2007, I was a huge Dennis Kucinich fan and maybe it was because of his super model, ginger, amazon of a wife. She is hot! Or maybe it was his opposition to the Iraq War and the Bush administration. Either way, Obama came out of no where and fucked that up. Even though, if it were not for Obama we would have had another Clinton. Leaving the United States looking like communist North Korea (or a monarchy like old Great Britain), electing a Bush Sr, Clinton, Bush II, then Clinton’s other half all one after another.
This wouldn’t be a problem if times were good (as people say), but in a time when we need results from leaders, none of the front runners seem to have the right solution.
The media either ignores or demonizes the Paul’s and Kincinich’s for whatever reason. And in my opinion it is because these candidates are talking about changing in a radical way.
Ron Paul may be a lot of things, but he is no racist. And when a crazy fringe candidate from the right of the political spectrum gives you a straight answer, you take it and shut-the-fuck up!
I also have to say that a lot of Paul’s supporters may be racist and have problems with race (they are Texans at the end of the day (again, no offense), but the most bigoted thing Paul has stated is about the Civil Right bill that he’d repeal if he had it his way (or the anti-Israel stuff, which isn’t all that uncommon). To be honest, he’d get rid of a lot of amendments that are a bit “out-dated”. That’s where I lose Ron Paul and Libertarianism all together. Believing that private institutions will do the right thing and not discriminate is a bit too hopeful and trusting of the American citizen/businessman. We need certain laws and amendments in order to keep certain customs. Paul thinks that that is absurd.
The third and final reason I love writing about Ron Paul is because I would love to see a third party candidate beat any Democrat or Republi-nut. Paul has the ability to do it. He could win some black votes if it were not for the media portrayal of his old news publication. Contrary to popular belief, black people hate the government, too.
Either way, it is almost 2012 and I still don’t know if I am going to the polls to support either lame-ass party. However, I would support a Colin Powell campaign, but he’s too smart to run for President of this America.