Saturday, July 21, 2007

massive ron paul article in nytimes magazine

The Antiwar, Anti-Abortion, Anti-DEA, Anti-Medicare Candidacy of Dr. Ron Paul
The Antiwar, Anti-Abortion, Anti-Drug-Enforcement-Administration, Anti-Medicare Candidacy of Dr. Ron Paulfrom new york times: Whipping westward across Manhattan in a limousine sent by Comedy Central’s “Daily Show,” Ron Paul, the 10-term Texas congressman and long-shot Republican presidential candidate, is being briefed. Paul has only the most tenuous familiarity with Comedy Central. He has never heard of “The Daily Show.” His press secretary, Jesse Benton, is trying to explain who its host, Jon Stewart, is. “He’s an affable gentleman,” Benton says, “and he’s very smart. What I’m getting from the pre-interview is, he’s sympathetic.”

Paul nods.

GQ wants to profile you on Thursday,” Benton continues. “I think it’s worth doing.”

GTU?” the candidate replies.

GQ. It’s a men’s magazine.”

Don’t know much about that,” Paul says.

Thin to the point of gauntness, polite to the point of daintiness, Ron Paul is a 71-year-old great-grandfather, a small-town doctor, a self-educated policy intellectual and a formidable stander on constitutional principle. In normal times, Paul might be — indeed, has been — the kind of person who is summoned onto cable television around April 15 to ventilate about whether the federal income tax violates the Constitution. But Paul has in recent weeks become a sensation in magazines he doesn’t read, on Web sites he has never visited and on television shows he has never watched.

Alone among Republican candidates for the presidency, Paul has always opposed the Iraq war. He blames “a dozen or two neocons who got control of our foreign policy,” chief among them Vice President Dick Cheney and the former Bush advisers Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Perle, for the debacle. On the assumption that a bad situation could get worse if the war spreads into Iran, he has a simple plan. It is: “Just leave.” During a May debate in South Carolina, he suggested the 9/11 attacks could be attributed to United States policy. “Have you ever read about the reasons they attacked us?” he asked, referring to one of Osama bin Laden’s communiqu├ęs. “They attack us because we’ve been over there. We’ve been bombing Iraq for 10 years.” Rudolph Giuliani reacted by demanding a retraction, drawing gales of applause from the audience. But the incident helped Paul too. Overnight, he became the country’s most conspicuous antiwar Republican.

3 comments:

Tom Jefferson said...

The old media is definitely behind the times. They need to learn who our next president will be.

‘Scientific Polls’ at this stage only measure name recognition. Over the next six months Ron Paul will gain name recognition and people will learn about who Ron Paul is. Most people who learn about Ron Paul become major supporters.

Ron Paul places 1st or 2nd in every straw poll, debate, and active participation survey.

Ron Paul is 1st in YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, Meetup, Google, etc. The old media is just too slow to realize what is happening.

Ron Paul has a staggering 52.53 percent of all military contributions. The military service men and women support Ron Paul above all other candidates.

Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton were doing about the same in the 'Scientific Polls' at this stage in their elections. Ron Paul has tremendous momentum and his support is growing exponentially. The other candidates are stagnant. Only Ron Paul's support is growing and will continue to grow!

Visit YouTube and search Ron Paul to learn more…

Anonymous said...

I had no idea he is 71. I agree with his principles, but reality is sometimes far from principled structures.
I am on social security as my only support, and medicare is my only health coverage. With the small amount of SSI I receive, I'm unable to even manage co-payments on the medicare. He wants to end both progs, do you realise how many people that would affect,,and how much money that adds to local economies every month?

Anonymous said...

Ron paul does not want to stop social security! He wants to help people on Social Security in a couple ways ways:

1. Stop the government spending of Social Security. It's the people's money, not the Govs.

2. Protect value of the dollar. If the social security payments are the same, but the dollar can buy less, making it harder for people to live. Ron Paul, by getting the dollar backed by gold, will allow you to have more buying power with your money.

3.allow people who want to get out of social security, to get out.

4. Start letting free market help with prices. Government pays some of the worst prices, and those prices only get passed on the those who have no other choice then to buy overpriced Government med.

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