Paul joins Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday to discuss his rise
in the mainstream presidental polls (to #3 on the latest Gallup)
and the hot issues of the day. It is impossible not to notice how
these interviews have changed. The normally belligerent neocon host
was respectful as Ron smoothly and convincingly stated his positions.
this interview coincided with the media hysteria about Hurricane
Irene, Wallace first asked Ron why he was opposed to FEMA. As the
representative of a Gulf Coast district, Ron knows full-well the
damage the weather can do. Indeed, he says: "It has the worst reputation
for a bureaucracy ever. It hinders local people keeps people away
from their homes. It's a system of central economic planning that
is deeply flawed.....and it's broke."
also rips the US intervention in Libya. He schools Wallace about
the consequences of our destructive foreign policy. When asked about
Gaddafi, Ron reminds him that "we've been very bad at picking dictators
around the world. We may be delivering al-Qaida another prize."
Austrian economics which Ron is actually asked about
he describes his solution for a healthy economy as, government “hands
off, free markets, property rights, no bailouts, and sound money.”
The Fed has caused endless problems with its policy of keeping interest
rates artificially too low for too long. It has to stop monetizing
asked if he's in it to win it, Ron says Yes but he wants
to take a different approach Not to seek power, but to seek
to diminish it, to diminish dependency on government. People are
waking up and saying "Ron Paul is right," he notes. Darn right!