Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Ron Paul's real supporters
UPDATE-- the Ron Paul website linked below has now been altered, and the announcement I referenced no longer appears. I'm shocked, shocked that he would do this. :-)
Do you remember hearing Ron Paul in that Republican debate on Fox the other day? How he spoke in a perpetually raised and whiny voice, and everything he said seemed to come from the edge of lunacy?
I've had some trouble understanding how Mr. Paul could draw any support at all from the right, even though he's nominally a libertarian. His followers are loud and confrontational, sometimes even threatening, not at all like the Libertarians I know or even conservatives in general.
But his own website makes it clear where his actual support lies.
Note the instruction at the top of the page--
"You must be registered with the correct party to vote for Ron Paul in closed primaries!"
Or in other words, "don't forget to switch your registration from Democrat to Republican so you can vote for Paul. You can always switch back later for the general election."
Now you understand why you have a natural dislike of Ron Paul supporters. They're just liberals trying to mix flies into the ointment.