The Hill's Bernie Quilgley says that Lew Lehrman could be the "dark horse" Republican presidential candidate.
Quigley tells us to think of Lehrman as the "thinking man's Ron Paul". This would seem an odd way to contrast Lehrman from Dr. Paul, since Dr. Paul is a medical doctor and has written more books than most likely all the other presidential candidates combined. Many of Dr. Paul's books delve into the intricacies of economics and quote such heavy weights as Ludwig von Mises, Murray Rothbard and Freidrich Hayek. Anyone buying Dr. Paul books with the discussion it contains about the thinking of Mises, Rothbard and Hayek isn't likely to be a non-thinker who is going to follow up a Ron Paul book with a Dr. Seuss, Cat in the Hat, book.
But the oddity of championing Lehrman over Dr. Paul goes away when you realize Quigley is talking code. You see, Lehrman was on the Board of Directors of that wonderful, now defunct. organization that Bill Kristol ran, Project for the New American Century. You know, that group that wanted to do that real cerebral thing and bomb the hell out of most of the Middle East. Other cerebral members of PNAC included Don Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz. Bottom line, Lehrman is an insider.
Lehrman was also an investor in George W. Bush's very curious Arbusto Energy, which means, on top of it all, Lehrman is probably CIA.
Lehrman as a replacement for Ron Paul is like going to a five star restaurant and ordering filet mignon and getting as a replacement a hot dog with a stale bun and no mustard. The insiders are getting real desperate if they are trotting this horse out.
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