Do you Ron Paul?

Noticed more buzz about Ron Paul lately? If not, you may very well be living in a cave.

He’s the spitfire candidate running for the GOP nod that’s quickly generating a significant following among young people. Take a drive through my city – a city chock-full of angry young lefties – and you’ll see no shortage of handmade “Ron Paul in ’08” signs nailed to telephone poles and hanging on overpasses. Troll around the various social networking sites and you’ll notice his name on many “top friends” lists.

Why so much buzz for a man running for the Republican nomination, especially among left-leaning young voters? Some might say it’s he because he has vowed an immediate end to the Iraq war. Others might say it’s because of his no-nonsense approach to fixing the healthcare crisis. I just think that people are afraid of the Texas Congressman. Cross him the wrong way and he just might drop kick you in the face!

I’m keeping an eye on him. It’s probably going to depend on how Darfur stacks up against the other issues on election day for me. I wasn’t particularly impressed with his insinuation that the situation in the Sudan was a “feel good reason” that we shouldn’t be involved in. Ummm… It’s a flipping genocide Ron. Nobody feels good about genocide – especially the people being genocided.

Anyway, I digress. He’s a candidate worth watching out for. Some are calling him this election’s Howard Dean (in a good way).

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14 thoughts on “Do you Ron Paul?

  1. Drop kick in the face, eh?

    Should we send in the troops to Darfur?
    Hmmm, how about the United Nations handling Darfur or even Burma/Myramar this time around and see how it plays out?

    The UN has a great track record stopping this type of genocide, and it pretty pathetic.

  2. We prop up the regime in Sudan because they are an ally on the “war on terror”, and according to our government they are helping us deal with the growing terrorist threat in Iraq specifically.

    Our CIA is already on the ground in Darfur, and we have been messing around in Sudan for years. Before we intervene more, we should try intervening less for a change.

    It is not just a matter of “well f*ck em’. The sad truth that too much American involvement has helped create the situation in Darfur.

  3. Should we send in the troops to Darfur?
    Hmmm, how about the United Nations handling Darfur or even Burma/Myramar this time around and see how it plays out?

    I would rather we had troops in Darfur than Iraq, if that’s what you’re asking. And we might be able to offer support and/or oversight to the UN’s inept security attempts if we weren’t already stretched so thin in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Like I said. I’m not sure how high Darfur will rank on my list of issues come electon day. It’s an important issue to me, but whether or not I agree with Paul’s position may not keep me from voting for him. And, again, like I said, my point of contention was his calling it a “feel good” issue.

    I’m utterly undecided at this point. We’ve still got about three months until primaries.

  4. Ron Paul is an isolationist. He does not want America to have anything to do with war situations on other people’s soil. It seems cold, but maybe the U.N. should start acting independently from now on to try and solve Darfur. The United States is just another nation in 270 other nations. He really is something else…

    On Ron Paul calling Darfur a “feel good” situation, ***in a way*** he is correct. Every once in a while, there is a crisis of certain means that ends up getting solved and restored in the end and it does end up a feel good issue. I think Ron Paul should have grasped what the problem really is before he said it (that this is the government ripping up the homes of a minority in that nation called Christianity for oil) and he should have not used those words, but I think this is a feel good situation in some way.

    One more thing… I wish that Ron Paul acted more presidential… it would make it a whole lot easier for Shanebertou and the main-stream-media to report about Ron Paul as being a 1st tier candidate, but I guess the way things are going for Ron Paul, that kind of change may significantly hurt Ron Paul’s chances? Hmmm…

  5. Did this guy just say “Shanebertou and the main-stream-media”?

    Whoa…dude…you’re being grouped in with the main-stream media!! Awesome…congrats!

  6. if, by some miracle, he actually made it through the primaries, i’d vote for him.

    Usually the only issue on my plate is abortion. once we settle that one, maybe i can actually pay attention to polictics.

  7. Did this guy just say “Shanebertou and the main-stream-media”?

    Whoa…dude…you’re being grouped in with the main-stream media!!

    Must be my liberal bias. 😆

    I wished this blog earned me mainstream revenue!

  8. he needs to stop trying to get the GOP nod, b/c that party will never let a man so radical lead them, and go ask the libertarian or another right of center 3rd party to be their guy. he can be like nader in 2000. and that’s good, b/c this nation needs 3rd party growth if we want to have anything close to a real democracy.

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