Why Ron Paul Is Dominating
James E. Miller
by James E. Miller: The
Beatles Would Support Ron Paul
If they want
to really change things, the first person to fire is Bernanke, who
is a disastrous chairman of the Federal Reserve. The second person
to fire is Geithner.
everybody in the media who wants to go after the business community
ought to start by going after the politicians who have been at the
heart of the sickness which is weakening this country and ought
to start with Bernanke, who has still not been exposed for the hundreds
of billions of dollars.
And I'm going
to say one last thing. I want to repeat this. Bernanke has in secret
spent hundreds of billions of dollars bailing out one group and
not bailing out another group. I don't see anybody in the news media
demanding the kind of transparency at the Fed that you would demand
of every other aspect of the federal government. And I think it
is corrupt and it is wrong for one man to have that kind of secret
Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich
This was arguably
the most important string of statements uttered thus far in the
otherwise pitiful GOP primary debate contest. And it is because
of this glaring admission of reality that it has become plainly
obvious that Dr. Ron Paul has come out on top of this race.
Between applause-pleading lines such as "repeal Obamacare"
and "you flip flopped on universal health insurance while governor,"
substantial discussion on the role government should play in our
lives has been largely devoid. Despite this lack of worthy debate,
nuggets of brilliance such as Gingrich’s verbal assault on the Fed
continue to creep into every debate. This is all thanks to the Texas
Congressman who was dismissed as a crackpot yet has unilaterally
brought policy discussion toward a more libertarian view. And it
is because of this Ron Paul is the real front runner in the race
to secure the Republican nomination for president.
take a look at the latest candidate poll positions from Reuters:
backed by 23 percent of Republicans in the October poll, up from
20 percent in the most recent comparable Reuters/Ipsos poll carried
out in June.
Cain, a businessman
who has emerged as a surprise front-runner after proposing a radical
tax reform, nearly tripled his support among Republicans in the
same period, leaping to 19 percent from 7 percent four months ago.
Ron Paul was third with 13 percent and Texas Governor Rick Perry
fourth, with 10 percent.
drive home the point, see the latest candidate face time measurements
from the last three presidential debates from Talking
Ron Paul has
consistently polled third place in most major polls yet has the
least amount of speaking and face time compared to other candidates.
Romney, the perceived front runner, has oodles of face time and
media coverage to make his case. Though Paul is often treated as
untouchable by debate moderators, he has maintained a steady position
in virtually every national poll.
When it comes
to straw poll victories however, Paul has been dominant. Despite
his outside-the-conservative-mainstream views on foreign policy
and drug legalization, Paul recently won
the Values Voters straw poll. He came, in the words of Jack
Cafferty, "within an eye lash" of beating
Michele Bachmann in the Ames Straw poll. Just a few weeks ago,
in first at the California Republican straw poll. Meanwhile,
flash in the pan candidates such as Herman Cain who manage to win
one straw poll become darlings of the mainstream attention despite
record of recognizing major economic problems. Paul’s straw
poll victories are dismissed largely because his passionate base
of supporters show up in droves in order to support their candidate.
What the media fails to consider is why Mitt Romney and Rick Perry
don’t attract such support. After all, straw polls are about showing
how popular candidates are, not reflecting whom the mainstream media
has already dubbed as the top tier contenders.
may be marginalized and considered an impossibility in the sphere
of being a major player in the race, he continues to poll in the
top 3 while driving the topics of discussion in every debate.
Four years ago, who in the world would have predicted Newt Gingrich,
the man who rallied an impeachment offense against Bill Clinton
adultery on his own wife, would be issuing such a pointed and
critical attack on an institution that was hardly mentioned in the
confines of conventional policy discussion? Political pandering
or not, Gingrich’s tirade is the direct result of Paul's decades
long endeavor to put the Federal Reserve directly in the limelight
of mainstream talk. Chairman Ben Bernanke can't utter one
word now without the talking heads of CNBC dissecting its
meaning and consequence for hours on end.
even admitted as such judging by this recent tweet:
no question ron paul was the first serious national leader to
take on federal reserve history will recognize him"
scrutiny to an institution that has operated almost a century in
the dark is quite an accomplishment. And it's all due to Paul's
unwavering drive to move the discussion from not limiting the growth
of government but to stop it in its tracks and shift the clutch
in reverse. The GOP presidential primary contest will ultimately
come down to Mitt Romney vs. Ron Paul. Romney will get the financial
backing of the banksters and K Street crowd. If he goes on
to face President Obama in the general election, America will be
choosing between two shades of the same candidate. It won't
be an election but a continuation of the status quo.
Paul has an
uphill battle to win the Republican nomination, but as far as making
history and changing how millions of people view their government
and equally corrupt financial system, he has already won. As David
"Ron Paul creates polls rather than responds
Not too shabby
for a country doctor.
E. Miller [send him
mail] holds a BS in public administration with a minor in business
from Shippensburg University, PA. He is a former staff columnist
to the Shippensburg Slate and current contributor to his
hometown newspaper, the Middletown Press and Journal. See
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