Tuesday, November 06, 2007

One of the good guys . . .

I don't really want to bore anyone by harping on the same theme all the time, but I want to mention that Ron Paul is gaining momentum in his run seeking nomination for U. S. President. He is getting at least some attention from the mainstream media now, and he has even appeared on Bill Maher's show and on Jay Leno's Tonight Show.

And: Ron Paul, with the help of thousands of volunteers and contributors, raised over four million dollars yesterday, in one day!

You have to admire the guy. He is principled, steadfast, squeaky clean, consistent, bright, and has good instincts. At 72 years of age, why would he run for president? I believe that he genuinely cares about his country and that he would continue to promote adherence to the Constitution of the United States of America -- unlike the other yahoos, from all parties, who see the Constitution as archaic and inconvenient.

Go, Ron Paul! Wouldn't it be something if one of the good guys actually came in first for once? Or is that too much to ask?


  1. The guy is a straight speaking Texan and he resonates. So you are paying attention to US politics?

  2. What happens in the U.S. affects us all, wherever we happen to live. As a child, then a teenager, then a young man I always admired the United States for being a bastion of freedom. I was particularly impressed by the foresight of the founding fathers and the Constitution they crafted. Now, as an older man, I am deeply troubled by what is happening in the States. When its empire collapses, as I believe it will, from the weight of its excesses, we will all suffer. I hope that the U.S. will regain its former status, and the respect of nations and individuals worldwide, but it will be a long and difficult (maybe impossible) struggle.

    I love America as a country and I have many American friends that I am worried about. Ron Paul would be but one lonely voice in any effort to make things better, but maybe if enough people (especially the young) got behind him, it would be a start.

  3. It brings to mind a Pink Floyd song called High Hopes.
    I've had enough experience with charismatic saviors to know the only one you can rely on is the one you look at in the mirror every morning, but it doesn't hurt to hope.
    We all know HITLERy - by her own worthless party's admission - can't get 50% of the popular vote, but with the recent invent of "third party" blow-up-dolls like Perot and Electoral College overturns, the establishment is not without resources beyond finances.
    I'm not saying it's impossible, just highly unlikely the Grand Old Prevaricators will nominate Paul.