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Ron Paul is on the Move

March 13, 2007

I watched a video of Hillary Clinton stumping in a New Hampshire chocolate shop last night.  All right, I watched it twice.  It was very entertaining.  Here’s a girl who’s learned how to dress to optimize her coffee-pot figure. But when she swung the baby back and forth, I thought he’d go flying through the chocholate-shop door.  But I am impressed at the way her shoulders hold up, given that she has to reach way up to shake hands.

But that isn’t the good news.  Ron Paul, satisfied from his exploratory campaign endeavor that he has a message that people want to hear, is officially in the Presidential race on the Republican ticket.  He’s raised half a million dollars so far.  The mainstreamers are shooting for the hundreds of millions.  But I reckon that rectitude and reality have long since parted ways in our country.

  1. March 13, 2007 9:12 am

    Go Ron Go!

    They are already calling him “Dr. No” because he votes against anything that the Constitution does not authorize–which means he votes no a lot.

    Everyone with a pet government project despises him. That’s why I like him. I share your lack of optimism about reality and rectitude, but I’m still cheered by his mature spunk.

    Perhaps America loves an underdog still.

  2. March 13, 2007 9:32 am

    Yes, he votes “no” for solid Constitutional reasons, unlike Barbara Boxer, who mechanically votes “no” on anything a Republican sponsors.

    Campaigning effectively should actually be becoming cheaper. All candidates currently on the docket first announced their candidacies on their websites this year, not on TV. Bloggers–the big ones, not yours truly–are becoming trusted for competent reporting, and they are not all liberal spawn of the AP by any means. So there is greater potential for balanced media coverage in this year’s campaign than ever before. And the ability to raise huge amounts of money from all kinds of highly questionable sources from diverse nations will be less necessary and more conspicuous. Although the Liberal mindset will continue to dominate the non-Internet media, people will be watching the Internet, which is not subject to such domination.

    Ron Paul is an iconoclast and always will be. But I think a lot of people will appreciate him for who he is, and when they see the contrast, be turned off by the shallow gladhanders.

  3. March 13, 2007 10:46 am

    Video of Ron Paul’s announcement:

  4. rachelelizabeth permalink
    March 14, 2007 1:50 pm

    I wonder if it would be more virtuous to have a teapot figure? Probably, despite the added health risks.

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