A blogger wrote about Ron Paul that he is “the new Howard Dean.” He has had a rush of support in Iowa; given the facts that have come out about him, he will probably Dean himself shortly.
Take, for instance, this interview. He walks out on the CNN reporter.
Paulians rush to his defense, but how much do they know about the guy?
Today Dorothy Rabinowitz eviscerates him on foreign policy in the Wall Street Journal in “What Ron Paul Thinks of America.” She notes “the candidate’s reflexive way of assigning the blame for evil – the evil, in particular, of terrorism – to the United States.” Rabinowitz warns that “a President Paul won’t be making decisions based just on the parts of his values that his supporters find endearing. He’d be making decisions about the nation;s defense, national security, domestic policy and much else.”
What kind of policy would that be? Rabinowitz notes “on the Hannity show following the debate, Dr. Paul urged the host to understand that Iran’s leader, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, had never mentioned any intention of wiping Israel off the map. It was all a mistranslation.” She criticizes the 9-11 truther side of Paul who said there was “glee in the administration because now we can invade Iraq.” As Rabinowitz says, “it takes a profoundly envenomed mindset – one deeply at odds with reality – to believe and to say publicly that the administration of this nation brought so low with grief and loss after the attack had reacted with glee.”
But hers is not the only voice concerned about Paul. Redstate’s Erick Erickson has been sounding the alarm, too. He points out that Paul refused to endorse John McCain in 2008, but did endorse some odd people. For instance, Chuck Baldwin, who believes the South should have won the Civil War. He endorsed Cynthia McKinney, also. Remember her? She was the Georgia congresswoman who punched one of the Capitol police who found her without her entry badge. She also went over to Iran and was arrested by the Israelis for trying to give aid to Hamas. And, he endorsed Ralph Nader, an anti capitalist if ever there was one.
Besides his truther tendencies, Paul has some crazy newsletters with his name on them from the 80s and 90s. In them he had some tirades with racial tinges along with the thought that gays were going to donate blood en masse to threaten the American blood supply. Evidently neo Nazis also gave to his campaign in 2008.
Other than that, no problem, eh?
Let’s hope his scream moment comes quickly.