Okay. Look here, dear readers. I am not going to clamber up on any political soapbox here, but I do need to put in a good word for my boy Ron Paul
. Has it occurred to you that the most important statement that has been made about Paul and his platforms is that he has received next to zero attention from the mass media. Having realized that I possess a preternatural distaste for almost anything that carries the endorsement of the mass media, advertising agencies, networks, or the majority of our populous these days anyway, the fact that they pay no attention to him almost guarantees my support for him.
If you do not know anything about Dr. Paul, I think it is at least your duty as a voting American to expose yourself to the radical principles behind which he stands (and has been standing for years in Congress). I have been particularly impressed with his aversion to getting caught up in much of the rhetoric of this election and focusing what all of our serious candidates ought to be focusing on: the Constitutionality of our current government, its wars, its financial irresponsibility, its treaties, its tolerance.... So, I would recommend that you peruse his site
at least to get an idea of what a candidate might say that is different from Hillary and Obama and Romney and Huckabee and McCain (who, with little exception, are all saying about the same thing...what?...you've noticed that, too?). Just as Flannery (you thought I forgot about her for a little bit, didn't you?) defended her writing the grotesque by saying, "To the hard of hearing you shout, and for the almost blind you draw large and startling figures," Paul's message has to be far out, and even offensive, if it is even going to begin to indicate the many obvious reasons that our country ain't what it used to be. But why is considering that the government should look more like what the Constitution proposes a radical and startling and unthinkable notion in our country today?
You might be thinking that, because you have not heard of him, he is a nobody with no chance of succeeding. I would like to point out that he beat Huckabee in Nevada and received over 50,000 votes in Michigan, again, with no media support, not even being allowed on a Fox News forum with the other presidential candidates (including Rudy, and Thompson, whom he has beaten in every state so far). He has a chance.
Vote for Ron Paul. Seriously.