Alan Nathan ponders which Elmer John Edwards is.
25 May, 2007
Another blog, which I shan’t yet name nor link to so as not to bias the test, has run an experiment. He chummed the waters with a few remarks about Ron Paul. Kind of like this:
Ron Paul, Ron Paul, Ron Paul, Ron Paul. And Ron Paul. Is Ron Paul Crazy? Is he a real Republican?
I thought I’d try it on this blog, being a relatively unknown backwater of the blogosphere. Oh, I know, I have a handful of faithful, regular readers for whom I write.
Actually, I’ve long admired Ron Paul, and considered him one of the most principled members of Congress. On many issues he’s certainly right on the money. I happen to think he’s missed the point entirely in the war, which is the number one issue right now since, duh, we’re at war.
I was recently disappointed to see video of him consorting with Truther morons. I understand that a man campaigning needs to be polite, but he could (and should) have distanced himself. Instead he mumbled darkly about government conspiracy and the Kennedy Assasination.
Unless Ron Paul distances himself forcefully from the tinfoil hat crowd, he’s going to get tarred as one of them. It’s rather moot, though, since he’s not even registering on a single poll right now. But I’d like to have him stay in the race just to keep the other guys honest – as long as he doesn’t go all Ross Perot on us.
So here’s the test. Ron Paul, Ron Paul, Ron Paul. Earth to Ron Paul: We need you.
Comments are open.
Apparently there are no more abortion doctors anywhere in California.
Meanwhile in California, the state could not find enough doctors willing to perform executions. Doctors there said executing inmates would violate the Hippocratic oath.
It’s not a good day for Raiders fans, though.
Tawfik Hamid, former Islamist terrorist, with the message we (and, more so, Muslims) need to hear.
It may seem bizarre, but Islamic reformers are not immune to the charge of “Islamophobia” either. For 20 years, I have preached a reformed interpretation of Islam that teaches peace and respects human rights. I have consistently spoken out–with dozens of other Muslim and Arab reformers–against the mistreatment of women, gays and religious minorities in the Islamic world. We have pointed out the violent teachings of Salafism and the imperative of Westerners to protect themselves against it.
Yet according to CAIR’s Michigan spokeswoman, Zeinab Chami, I am “the latest weapon in the Islamophobe arsenal.” If standing against the violent edicts of Shariah law is “Islamophobic,” then I will treat her accusation as a badge of honor.
Could anything be more ironic and more predictable than what kind of car the Goracle’s minions drove to his book promo appearance in Marin? Perhaps the title of his book.
Zombie has the goods. (Just keep scrolling. You’ll find it.)
Scroll all the way down for your chance to contribute. I sent my picture in last night, but he hasn’t posted any yet. Should be fun to watch.