Quote from spacenurse
I doubt that most people excited about Dr. Ron Oaul (or Dennis Kucinich) will convince enough voter for their ideas to have a chance in the near future.
I'll repeat the obvious that borrow and spend is not better than tax and spend.
Dr. Paul is correct.
(following isn't addressed to you in particular)
"Dr. Paul is correct but he'll never convince anyone".
If everyone believed as such - of course he won't "convince" anyone!
Why are we so concerned about what so-and-so candidate will "be able to achieve" ?? Are we so engrossed in picking the "winner" that we forget "principle" and "honesty" in the bargain? Haven't we all complained about "dishonest politicians" before?
If so, when someone like Dr. Paul comes along and we chose to rather dismiss him as a "kook" rather than look at his record and hear what he has to say - what does that speak of our "democracy" and what does that speak of "us"?
Dr. Paul has more money and more straw poll victories than John McCain and Mike Huckabee - the so called "mainstream candidates" according to the media.
Dr. Paul has more contributions coming from the military than others.
Dr. Paul wants to end the War and other foreign entanglements (come home from Iraq, Korea and Europe for example), give options to young people to get out of government entitlement programs (if they want to) while taking care of those who are already entitled to government programs (such as SS and Medicare - paid for with the money saved from foreign policy) while also cutting the debt and deficit.
Any other candidate comes to mind who even remotely speaks of sustainable policy? Economic policy?
Or does every one think that we can just keep financing our debt by printing money and borrowing from China and Japan like there is no tomorrow?
PS: If it does appear that I'm "testy" in my post - it's because I'm discussing my future here. All this talk of "debt" and "numbers" - well ... it's something I will have to face
in my future. Forgive me for being worried about it...