Jun 20, 2007

Ron Paul is Going to Win

I am old enough to have worked for the Reagan Campaign. I was 18 in 1980 and I was excited to be a part of his campaign. So were a lot of people I knew. 4 years earlier I had begged my mother to vote for Carter. Hey, he was smart and I thought he answered questions honestly. Given the choice between Ford and Carter, I just liked Carter more. He inspired me. Then again, I was 14. What the hell did I know?

In my junior year of high school, we had 21% interest rates, gas lines and a general sense that the government and our big American corporations were choking under federal regulations. Carter was saying he had a plan and Reagan was saying that the government was not the solution but the problem. That line went through my skull like a lightning bolt.

27 years later, with much cynicism washed under the bridge, I have the same feeling of excitement that I did in 1980. Had I actually looked at Reagan's record, I would have noticed some baggage. Like the Assault Weapons ban that he signed as Governor of California.

Ron Paul has no baggage. Not a blemish on his 20 year congressional record. Not a stain on his principles. Not an acceptance of cash from a donor dedicated to anti-libertarian causes.

It is his record which is the foundation for his success. Whereas, his competitors in the Republican and Democrat parties are allied with whomever has the highest bid, Ron Paul cannot be bought. I saw somebody comment that Ron Paul was the best thing to happen to the Congress in 20 years. I thought "twenty years ago" that was true. Twenty years ago and more was when he was first elected to Congress. He was way ahead of his time. He certainly has been long overdue.

What constitutes the proof in my mind that Ron will win is the broad, fanatic support Dr. Paul has garnered from every imaginable demographic. We tend to think that the internet phenomenon includes the white-collar crowd. Nope. This is an anecdotal example, but I've seen enough evidence of the same here in Austin as that of the Lawrence, Kansas painting contractor pictured above. He's excited, motivated and he initiated a clever ad campaign for Ron Paul. And there's lots of others like him. You can find new uploaded videos every day on youtube with similar themes. Ron Paul not only has a chance, he's going to win. And he's going to win in a landslide.

The sleeping giant is waking up and it won't take anything less than "Dr. No" for an answer.


Anonymous said...

I have the biggest man crush on you.


Anonymous said...

Very cool! Ron Paul's message is strong and true.

Ellis Wyatt said...

Hey DD. After all this time I discover you're not on my LF flaglist. So I flag you to a similar post I wrote the other day via your blog.

And you are now on my LF flaglist, mate. Check Boondocks too, cause some stuff I post exclusively there.

Anonymous said...

Great house!

Why Dr Ron Paul?
• He has never voted to raise taxes.
• He has never voted for an unbalanced budget.
• He has never voted for a federal restriction on gun ownership.
• He has never voted to raise congressional pay.
• He has never taken a government-paid junket.
• He has never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.
• He voted against the Patriot Act.
• He voted against regulating the Internet.
• He voted against the Iraq war.
• He does not participate in the lucrative congressional pension program.
• He returns a portion of his annual congressional office budget to the U.S. treasury every year.

Anonymous said...

Well said!

Anonymous said...

Well Said!

Anonymous said...

I wish I had your optimism.

Gunner said...

All I have to say is I wish Ron Paul was running for priminister of Canada, sniff sniff, because I am Canadaian, Ron paul '08

I hope you are all paying attention to the election fraud stuff. It is the only thing that will keep Ron Paul out if it is alowed to continue.