Friday, November 18, 2011

Fred on Ron

Fred Reed, my favorite public intellectual, writes on Republican candidates:
After all, Ron Paul is tiresomely predictable. He would say hateful anti-American things. You know, we should get out of damn-fool wars, pick the military leech off the back of the republic, dismantle an empire that bankrupts the US, and end our perpetual state of martial priapism against Iran. Completely unelectable. A commie, I figure.

Ron Paul is the only gentleman in anybody's party these days. Too bad that his gentility is read as weakness by those who prefer bluster and braggadocio. My wife threatens to send the Paul campaign a contribution. The big-time press continues to ignore or low-rate him, but I'd love to see an audit of the Fed and a pullback to Fortress America – a couple of things Paul espouses – and I suspect a lot of other people feel the same way. How can they take seriously Newt's logorrhea and ignore all of Ron's ideas, even the good ones?

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