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.
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