Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Who is Ron Paul?

Fox News:

When you read about a vote in Congress that goes something like 412-1, odds are pretty good that the sole "nay" came from Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas. He so consistently votes against widely popular bills, in fact, that the Washington Post recently gave him the moniker "Congressman 'No.'"

He has a core set of principles that guide him. They happen to be the same principles envisioned by the framers of the U.S. Constitution: limited government, federalism, free trade and commerce -- with a premium on peace.

Paul recently announced his intentions to run for president in 2008

His presence in the primary debates alone will make them far more substantive and interesting than they've been in a generation. One example is the continuing disaster that is the drug war, which Paul rightly believes to be both immoral and unconstitutional. Paul also opposed the war in Iraq from its inception. Those two issues alone will differentiate him from every other candidate on the stage.

He's also a registered OB/GYN who has delivered more than 4,000 babies – and is anti-abortion.

Ron Paul, like Howard Dean, Pat Buchanan, and Ross Perot, is probably unelectable. But he sure will be fun to watch.

1 comment:

J. D. said...

I've never really had any fun watching Dr. Paul in debates or interviews. It actually gives me a nauseous feeling as I see how they misinterpet his words, railroad him and shut him out. I think he's more qualified for the office of president than anyone running. I disagree with some of his politics but I respect him very much. Not in the pharmaceutical companies' pockets. Not likely to be changed by public opinion. Not a fan of choosing the majority opinion over freedom. That truly does make him unelectable. Another good man with no shot. We're free to vote for him but that's a joke, our only votes that count are for people that we likely wouldn't have personally chosen for the job. What a choice. You can't elect presidents that aren't in somebody's pocket. It's just not done.