There has been a lot of news about henry…er Ron today, and the blogwires are being torn up with it. A gazillion articles about his appearance on George Stephanopoulos’s “This week” this morning. Not many mention that George said he has no chance. The reality is that even though he has no chance, it was a huge victory just being invitedon the program
He also won a straw poll in New Hampshire that had like 260 voters. He received 65 percent of the vote. Hey, he might not win an election, but he’s all the rage at pie socials and picnics in New Hampshire. How’d the North’s version of Georgia get so important in politics anyway? Has to be marketing. Their electoral votes don’t get them any play that’s for sure.
The big Ron news is the earmarks. I wrote a piece on it, so did one other guy I’ve found so far. You won’t see a lot of it because like ultra liberals, Ron Paul followers can ignore important facts, and rave about sunday morning inanities. A picnic triumph, and the no chance vote of a politico of world renown are for more important than how a libertarian became just part of the problem. It’s a good thing for those of us wanting something better in our leadership of course. When all you do is preach to the choir it’s hard to broaden your base. When you hide the downside of your behaviour in office instead of confronting it with your reasoning, you cast doubt on your effcacy as a leader