Rudy’s Rant Raises Ron
By Barry Hess
We all owe the failed former Mayor of the Big Apple a hearty thanks for finally revealing himself as a desperate and incompetent opportunist.
Despite the repeated attempts by the propaganda wing of the Republican/Democratic Party to categorize the candidates by something they call “tiers”, Dr. Ron Paul keeps winning all of the debates. Isn’t it at least a little odd that even though he clearly and decisively wins the forums and all of the polls, the media mouthpieces still refer to him as a “second tier” candidate?
The mainstream media seem to be completely unaware their “sooo last century” attempts to pick political winners just aren’t working any more—and it is clearly frustrating them. Somehow, many in our deliberately dumbed-down populace are actually paying attention and making their own choices. People aren’t buying the “second-tier” moniker for Dr. Paul and the propaganda press can’t make it stick.
If the press had any real interest in simply reporting news events, wouldn’t they be clamoring to push Dr. Paul to their front pages because he has won all but one of the many many polls and in the odd one, came in a very close second? Polls are usually what the bad guys rely on to exclude candidates who just want to serve honorably. His campaign is already a phenomenon sparking a nationwide grassroots effort the likes of which Ross Perot would have drooled for.
What’s really behind the deception is the idea that the candidate with the most money raised from special interests is supposed to win—but that’s not what’s happening. Obviously, the major media likes the candidate with the biggest pile of money—because they are planning on getting a bunch of it through advertising sales. Paul’s campaign leaves them in a bit of a pickle. The media has to choose between making money, and the candidate who has steadfastly forwarded the founding values and principles of “America” itself.
We have a classic battle before us: The ‘little’ honest man with a strong message versus the well-funded Socialist leviathan represented by the Republican/Democrat Party.
Rudy blundered in trying to turn attention from his earlier flip flops and weaselings, by pulling the heartstrings of patriotic public emotion.
Tactically, in debate it is death to acknowledge the existence of ‘lesser’ candidates. They might respond with an overwhelmingly popular answer, which is exactly what Ron Paul did.
A Paul supporter might say “thanks” to Rudy for giving Ron a couple of million dollars worth of national ink and interest. While they’re at it, they might thank the Hannity/Colmes team for diminishing themselves by blatantly twisting what Dr. Paul actually said. Of course, they should also thank the debate panel members for their obvious sleights as well. By asking Dr. Paul if he was in the “wrong party”, they bring up, and Dr. Paul made clear what the public already knew—the “Republican Party” itself is RINO. There was only one Republican on stage in South Carolina, and they called him a “Libertarian”. Odd that.
Thus far, it is clear that Rudy’s cheap, fake and desperate attempt to try to revive his well-funded flop of a candidacy by daring to joust with a man of principle backfired in a very big way. It is now clear that if Rudy can make elementary mistakes on stage—he would make them in office.
Dr. Paul was right, it’s not the Muslims who hate Americans and our freedoms or pose the greatest and most immediate threat to America—it’s the Republican/Democrat machine.
Were it me in Dr. Paul’s position, I know I would have found it tempting to point out that while Rudy bills himself as a “security expert”—it was on his watch, and in the city he was charged with protecting that the attacks occurred. How Alice-in-Wonderland of him to profit on his failures. I might even apply the word ‘cheater’ to more than just his personal lack of matrimonial integrity. But that’s just me.
The flummoxed press has tried to diminish Dr. Paul’s winning every poll by stating that he’s just better organized to orchestrate all the call-ins and Internet votes, even that his ‘campaign’ is ‘spamming’ to make it happen.
What the loser campaigns are missing is that this Ron Paul Revolution really is happening, and there’s nothing they can do to stop it. Besides, simple logic tells us that if the less-funded guy can beat the big-money campaigns in the polls and organization—he’s probably the best candidate for President.
The traditional attempts to exclude candidates from debate in order to diminish their exposure and effectiveness will not work this time around. The “Michigan moron” GOP leader who tried to pass around a petition to exclude Dr. Paul from future debate proves my point. What the moron didn’t count on was the rank and file actually wanting a real Republican, Ron Paul, to represent them. Dr. Paul should send him and Nancy Reagan a thank you as well. To the moron, for the new supporters,… and to Nancy for once again having the class and integrity to invite him to the first debate.
If the media is going to categorize candidates, they would be smart to describe the criteria they use to label the candidates as such. Clearly, in this campaign, the ‘tiers’ need to be reassessed on other than how much special interest money they can raise.
Ron Paul is winning. That should make him “top tier” by any standard.