The age-meme shut-out of Ron Paul
A meme is droning throughout the media to the unfactual effect that John McCain is the oldest contender for president. In fact, Ron Paul is the oldest contender for president. But in misrepresenting the facts, the media reveal themselves one more time as desperate to obliterate Ron Paul from the presidential line-up. He isn’t going away, drones.
Ron Paul was born August 20, 1935. John McCain was born August 29, 1936. For the assistance of math-challenged reporters, Ron Paul is one year and nine days older than John McCain.
Furthermore, notwithstanding incredulous media efforts at a shut-out, Ron Paul is a presidential contender.
Ron Paul raised nearly $20 million in the three months preceding January 2008, putting him in the fundraising league of Hillary Clinton. Not many non-contenders could do that.
Congressman Paul has participated in every debate except for the few that shut him out. He has participated in all primaries and caucuses so far. Ron Paul has garnered 6 delegates to Giuliani’s 2.
Ron Paul placed ahead of Rudy Giuliani in the Iowa primary (5th to Giuliani’s 6th), the South Carolina primary (5th to Giuliani’s 6th), and the Michigan primary (4th to Giuliani’s 6th); and ahead of McCain and Giuliani in the Nevada caucuses (2nd to McCain’s 3rd and Giuliani’s 6th).
If Ron Paul is not a presidential contender, perhaps we should presume that Giuliani is a contender in an imaginary race for President of Florida.
What is it about Ron Paul that scares the media so much that they need to sideline him? Is it that he is the only candidate who can honestly promise to deliver “change?” Or is the fear deeper than that; is it the sort of fear that caused the media to gurgle horrified memes when Barry Goldwater ran for president, under the slogan, “In your heart you know he’s right”?