Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Who Side Is Ron Paul On? by Akindele Akinyemi
When I spoke to One Network's Chad Miles this afternoon he came to a very interesting conclusion about Ron Paul.
He feels that Ron Paul is in the race to split the ticket between the top tier candidates. Especially Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani.
Miles also feels that Paul will run as an independent once the Republican primaries are over.
Sounds familiar? Can we all say H. Ross Perot from 1992?
Yes, Ron Paul, to me, is an plant from the liberal side to disrupt the flow of conservative energy among the Republican candidates. However, I will say this about Ron Paul. He will stand his ground no matter what.
One thing I do agree with Paul is his position on education:
Under the United States Constitution, the federal government has no authority to hold states "accountable" for their education performance. In the free society envisioned by the founders, schools are held accountable to parents, not federal bureaucrats. 5/23/01
Remember, the U.S. Department of Education was created under the Carter Administration as a gift for the teacher unions. More bureaucracy.
His position on large government:
The large majority of Americans are sick and tired of being overtaxed and despise the income tax and the inheritance tax. The majority of Americans know government programs fail to achieve their goals and waste huge sums of money. 1/31/00
But what shocked me was when asked at the Presidential debates in Dearborn, MI if he would be willing to support the Republican nominee for President he said no. Is this a door opening for Hillary Clinton? Time will only tell. I mean Ron Paul is our version of U.S. Senator Zed Miller, former Georgia Democrat who supported President Bush.
Paul may, in turn, support Hillary Clinton to further erode the conservative base.
We shall see.