Ron Paul shined again this morning on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” Dr. Paul’s answer to Bob Schieffer’s first and only real question, about the war in Afghanistan, reveals why so many of us are still putting all of our eggs in the Ron Paul/pro-constitution basket. He’s the only one that stands against war.
“It was a waste. There’s not going to be a happy ending,” he said of Afghan war. “This was Obama’s cherished position — this was the good war.”
Thousands of innocent people have been dying because of our involvement there. The other Republican candidates offer the same, stay-the-course strategy as Bush, I mean, Obama. Hard to tell the difference sometimes.
Schieffer then moves quickly away from policy and into what I like to call the Entertainment Tonight side of so-called politics. Basically, when are you going to drop out? Your goose is cooked, Dr. Paul, and aren’t you going to endorse Romney? This is frustrating. It’s been frustrating for the last nine months, really, because it’s the same thing over and over. Dr. Paul, you can’t win. Ron Paul presents new ideas, truly different ideas, and the main stream media quickly retreats to, “Sorry, doc. You can’t win. When are you going to get with reality?” Reality. Psh. There’s basically one guy with different faces, different color hair, different voices running for president, and then there’s Ron Paul and the U.S. Constitution. Reality. Obama is Romney is Santorum is Gingrich. And then there’s Ron Paul.
“The votes haven’t been counted,” Ron Paul points out. He’s doing feel with delegates. No one cares, though. 5,200 college kids coming out to see a 76-year-old man speaking about 200-year-old principles? Who cares. That’s not news, they say.
“I’m trying to save the Republican party from themselves,” Dr. says. “They want perpetual war.”
Yeah, yeah. I was a hippie and I used to want peace, but…. Anyway, what about third party?
Here, I think Ron Paul is brilliant and funny. He says, basically, why aren’t you asking Newt the same question? Then he moves on to talk about liberty. Ron Paul has speaks of spending and monetary policy after getting a “third party” question. He isn’t asked about it, but he offers the answer already. Most candidates avoid questions to get away from the issues. Ron Paul quickly answers a question to move back to the issues.
Followup question? People say you want to run with Romney, no?
“I’m still campaigning.”
Bob Schieffer is a disgrace. That’s not new. Ron Paul is the only man running that deserves to be president. Also not new. But Dr. Paul, every time I see him handle questions from these hacks passing as journalists, wins my admiration for his patience and his ability to promote the cause of liberty despite being surrounded by idiocy.
I’m leaving the light on for liberty, the U.S. Constitution and Ron Paul. My prayers are with him and the delegates. A brokered convention may be our last hope to restore the Republic. Let’s hope our delegates get a chance to save us from the festering fascism that awaits us.