Once again, history is not on Ron Paul's side
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Once again, history is not on Ron Paul's side

Everett : WA : USA | Mar 05, 2012 at 3:55 PM PST
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Why Ron Paul Is the Choice of the Troops

What the man lacks in the common sense department, he makes up in unabashed hubris.

For all intent and purpose, Ron Paul's not going to be winning the GOP nomination any time soon. (A point I had made in the past--but was often ridiculed by his militant supporters as being the exact opposite of the truth.)

Despite his supporters' ridiculous claims that the dear old doc is third place in delegates (he's actually fourth with 25 at the moment), Ron Paul has that impossible mission ahead of him: To claim some sort of relevance with his sputtering campaign in the upcoming Super Tuesday run off tomorrow.

Did I say sputtering?

Sorry. My bad. I meant to say doddering.

Just like the man himself, Ron Paul has been running on empty for the past 25 years or so--trying in vain to tip the nation (and the world) into the nightmarish apparition of outdated and archaic Libertarian ideals.

For the past 25 years or so, the man has been trying to convince mainstream voters that his vision for America (though not the correct one) is the one that each and every one of us should aspire to.

Which lately has been to legalize drugs and prostitution.

And tear down the government, violate the Constitution, and give states supreme power over the federal government.

Let's not also forget that he wants to end the Federal Reserve, tip us back on the gold standard, and plunge this nation back into a depression of which we'll never see daylight again.

All in the name of espirit de corps; sans Libertarianism.

Personally, I never get tired of beating up on the old fool. His time has come and gone. His campaign and ideas have run on empty, and barring any kind of miracle on Super Tuesday, the Presidential candidate (five times removed) is going to find himself on the wrong side of history once again.

Come election time, he'll still claim a win (but the numbers don't add up--neither does reality for that matter), but he'll still end up with only 2% of the electoral vote in the long run.

Not the outrageous 10% or 20% that his brain-addled followers have been predicting would happen.

I mean...come on! Seriously folks: How is Ron Paul going to gain any traction if he's not remotely convinced he's been entertaining a lost cause longer than my arm?

Libertarians like Ron Paul don't speak reality these days. They are completely engrossed in something we writers like myself call fiction and fantasy. It may look good on paper, but reality is something else entirely.

You're not going to get very far by spinning the same wild fantasies and conspiracy theories that have less and less credibility than Rush Limbaugh's sorry excuse for an apology to Miss Fluke the other day.

You're not!

And so far, I've been proven right.

Ron Paul's campaign has yet to pick up any serious wins (coming in second doesn't count in this political contest. Because if it did, why isn't Ron Paul in second place in the delegate count instead of fourth? Logically, there has to be a serious problem still unresolved in the Ron Paul camp for him to placing such dismal figures in the first place), he still acts like he's going to win--even though time is against him every step of the way--and the man has yet to solidify around a single campaign tenent that resonates with voters.

And I mean ALL voters. Not just his support base.

Right now, that still remains jobs and the economy.

Two core (fundamental) issues that Ron Paul has (so far) thus refused to touch base on. (Believe me, I checked his website: There is nothing on the economy or jobs there!)

And you have to ask yourself why he isn't winning? Curiously enough, Libertarians don't care if they win or lose in this day and age, it's all about the message.

But unfortunately, Libertarians like Ron Paul can't deliver well enough on that premise in order to make a significant impact on the overall elections.

Their windows of opportunity are small to begin with--even though they like to think big. But thinking big won't change the reality on the ground for the likes of Ron Paul.

Or history for that matter.

Because when it comes down to it, Libertarians lack coherency. They lack viability. And for that matter, they also lack political clout.

Without these critical factors, how are they planning on winning elections? Through wishful thinking?

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