Saturday, November 03, 2007

Standing Room Only

Time:
It sometimes seems as if someone is playing a cruel practical joke on Ron Paul. He goes to a college and delivers the same speech he's given for the past 30 years of his political career, the one espousing the Austrian school of economics. Only now the audience is packed with hundreds of kids in RON PAUL REVOLUTION T shirts who go nuts — giving standing ovations when he drones on about getting rid of the Federal Reserve and returning to the gold standard. After a speech at Iowa State last month, when nearly half the crowd had to stand because there were only 400 seats, a hipster-looking student worked his way through the half-hour-long line to shake Paul's hand. This was surely it — the moment when the straight faces would break and Paul would be wedgied up the flagpole. "When you see Bernanke," the kid said, "will you tell him to stop cutting rates when gold hits 1,000?"
Sorority women, the soundtrack to Animal House, and von Mises between beer bongs. I just got more optimistic.

6 Comments:

Blogger Jimmy the Saint said...

Maybe I am missing it, but that kid seems to get it. He knows the Fed is fuc-ing him over. While we'll never go back to the gold standard, what Ron Paul would do is restore some kind of fiscal sanity(and I am not even a supporter). Does anyone have any idea what percentage of the population has completely dropped their land lines?

11/03/2007 12:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ron has fantastic, huge support in NH. wait and see, there could be a HUGE surprise the night the NH primary results are announced.

the media isn't covering it at all.....and it is here. i'm a democrat, and I ride around to the grocery, library, gas station, there are Ron Paul poster/banners everywhere. everyone seems to know who he is........

but the media campaign emphasizes he has "no chance"....why? if what you see on the ground is true, guiliani (I have YET to see one lawn sign, even one).....

Ron has NH locked.

11/03/2007 7:34 PM  
Blogger Spider said...

To Jimmy the Saint, what does your question about people without landlines pertain to? I am failing to see the connection and I am one of those people who hasn't had a landline in over four years.

Is it that people with only cell phones don't get polled and that odds are the majority of Ron Paul supporters only have cell phones so the pollsters are not getting a true picture of the GOP candidates' standings?

11/03/2007 7:56 PM  
Blogger Jimmy the Saint said...

Spider:
Yes. That is exactly my point.

11/04/2007 2:03 PM  
Blogger Spider said...

To Jimmy the Saint:

Thanks!!

11/04/2007 7:57 PM  
Anonymous goldhorder said...

Ron Paul is a great guy. Our establishment is way too entrenched to let Paul take them down though. Maybe he could improve a few things at the margins...as long as he made peace with the establishment and played nice. There is way too much power, money, and control in DC to just hand it over willingly to an outsider like Paul. Not going to happen. And if it did his role in the affairs of this country will be reduced to hosting dinners for foreigners.

Bush, Clinton, Clinton, Bush Jr., Bush Jr., Clinton(?)

I'm going to put on my tin foil hat here and say that if you fools believe you choose our president you are nuts...you are given two pre-screened choices palatable to our financial, military, and worldwide political empire.

Paul is not exceptable to them...
Ross Perot was not exceptable to them...
Gary Hart was not exceptable to them...
Reagan was not either...I think...rumor has it he was forced to take Bush as VP by the Rockefeller Repubicans...along with Bush's input on the rest of his cablinet..if not his presidency would have been defined by a hostile press...if he agreed they at least promised him a neutral press.

11/06/2007 11:54 AM  

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