I apologize for my long absence. I have been very busy and also blogging a bit about politics over at my personal blog, where I recently posted excerpts of Washington's and Eisenhower's farewell addresses.
I wondered what has been going on over here and whether any of you had taken an interest in the most interesting candidate of this presidential race in either party. I browsed the last couple weeks of postings and performed a search of the YARGB archives and found no posts at all mentioning him.
Ron Paul is the most different, inspiring and electrifying candidate in the race. His internet-based grassroots organization is the envy of the big-money and also-running campaigns alike, especially within the Republican field. He is the only one of either party with the principled and correct position on the war. He now has more money than 7 of the other candidates combined and has no debt. He is a true fiscal conservative judging by his 20 year voting record and how he husbands campaign resources.
Where is the commentary on this man? Where is the discussion? With the current leading Republican candidate, "None of the above," and strong weaknesses in all the pre-selected front runners, it seems high time we get familiar with the only one who can light the grass roots on fire and bring those "Reagan democrats" back into the tent along with many Independents and most all the Libertarians. Of course, a Ron Paul nomination implies a reform of the party and an unmistakably clear rejection of the "neo-conservative" project in the middle east and elsewhere. At least the choice is clear. No mud here.
I just attended the Young Republican National Convention and I think this party is asleep. If the future of the party is in the hands of these people, we have to work to do. Hillary will win unless Republicans wake up and revisit their core beliefs and principles and maybe even find some new ones.
Check out Ron Paul's first real stump speech of the campaign, delivered appropriately enough, outside Google HQ in Mountain View, CA this Saturday. He is really starting to catch fire. Love him or hate him, you will have to deal with him and the thousands of people like myself he has brought into political activism. The Freedom Movement is alive. The revolution is on...
And of course check out his interview for Google employees. What candidate can field questions as well and as instructively? The man is an educator as well as a statesman.
I am curious to hear what this group thinks of the man.