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Is Ron Paul Running for President?

I’m not going to vote for Ron Paul. He’s wrong on too many issues. Still, I’m glad he’s running. He talks about issues that make most candidates uncomfortable. They’re issues that deserve to be debated. The problem is, he also makes the press uncomfortable. He scares the press, and then they try to pretend he doesn’t exist.

Read this New York Times story about the Iowa straw poll. It tells you who placed first, second, third, sixth, seventh, eighth, and tenth.

Did you know that Ron Paul came in fifth? Only if you read it somewhere else.


Comment from Roy, Pensacola FL
Time: August 14, 2007, 5:35 pm

Why is the main stream media blocking or boycotting Ron Paul. I am a life long Republican. I am also an Iraqi War veteran and disabled veteran. Is this America or a conspiracy state. He is the only candidate. The rest are all the same. I can’t tell the difference between Democrats and Republicans any more. I beg you please help Ron Paul save our great Republic. To me my friends and family he is our only and best hope. For our children for our future, we must have a tomorrow . The country cannot go on as is. I beseech you to more robustly cover this great American. Restorer of the Republic and possibly the last defender of the Constitution.
1. Sincerely,

Pingback from Dan Dunn’s Podium » Vote For The Candidate You Want
Time: December 26, 2007, 4:19 pm

[…] I post often enough about my philosophy on voting that I should create a category for it.  Not sure what I’d call the category, though.  What combines my thoughts on Mass’s one party rule, the press, none of the above, and leaving a ballot blank?  In my mind, all of these concepts are linked.  They’re all symptoms or partial solutions for problems I see in our political culture. From the New York Time’s political writer/blogger Matt Bai, writing about this “distinct political culture that we in the media have wrought:” Ten years of endless blather about the game of politics on cable TV have trained the most engaged American voters to handicap candidates rather than hear them, to pontificate about who might win rather than deciding whom they actually want to win. Voters seem to approach politics increasingly as pundits, and they look to poll numbers to tell them who’s electable and who isn’t, never stopping to realize that they are the ones who get to decide. […]