MSM running out of distractions
Submitted by Zef on Mon, 04/23/2012 - 22:12
in Daily Paul Liberty Forum
Can you sense the desperation of the MSM? I have been following the Republican Primary for just about a year now. Each candidate has been nothing more than establishment obstacles. Let's go back over the past year and look at what has happened.
Candidates that eliminated themselves
Gary Johnson :
After a defacto endorsement of Dr. Paul in a GOP debate, Johnson accepted the nomination of the Libertarian Party. It would be wise for us to Consider Johnson an ally, because if/when Ron Paul wins the nomination, it is likely that the entire Libertarian Party will be behind Ron Paul as well. Of all the GOP candidates that were in this race, he was the least of Ron Paul's concerns.
See 8:20 of this video
Rick Perry :
Governor Perry jumped into the race right after the Aimes Iowa straw poll. We was looking good until he shot himself in the foot in a debate where he said he would eliminate 3 departments, but could only name two. This moment of incompetence was his undoing, as he never recovered from it.
Herman Cain :
After allegations of sexual harassment, he dropped out.
Jon Huntsman :
After heavy investment in New Hampshire, Huntsman only managed 17% of the vote, and dropped out on January 16th. His campaign may have been responsible for a false flag add that was considered racially insensitive, and this may have been a contributing factor. Huntsman struggled to generate any enthusiasm for his candidacy. His distinguishing characteristic is lack thereof.
Candidates Ron Paul eliminated in debates.
Michele Bachman :
Bachman was the first candidate to try to mount offense against Dr. Paul. This did not turn out well for her. After she basically accused Iran of hatching a plot for world domination, Paul was able to paint her as a warmonger. The debate on Dec 15th, 2011 was the first one in which it was clear that Dr. Paul was going to win his argument on foreign policy.
Rick Santorum :
Santorum's demise in the debates was like watching a train wreck. After warmongering against Iran, Santorum actually took some pride in support of the Iraq War. This was a significant error for Santorum, because he was basically endorsing an unconstitutional war that was aggressively initiated by a very unpopular President George W. Bush. This lead to a very memorable moment on national television for Dr. Paul. At the CNN debate in Arizona, Dr. Paul was able to label Santorum as a fake, and scored a resounding victory. Santorum went on to win some straw votes in a few states, but never achieved high delegate counts because of the lack of campaign organization.
Newt Gingrich :
Gingrich had been a strong advocate for the use of force around the world for governments that he did not agree with or like. This lead Dr. Paul to refer to Newt as a "Chicken Hawk" because Newt never served in the military. When it was brought up by the moderators of an ABC yahoo debate, Dr. Paul stood his ground, and in doing so, made the label stick. Gingrich only won South Carolina and Georgia, his home state.
The Remaining Contenders :
Mitt Romney :
While the debates have been carefully moderated to avoid a confrontation between Romney and Paul, it is very likely given what has occurred so far that Romney will not fare very well against Dr. Paul. With the Texas GOP calling for a final showdown in May, it's possible that Romney will be labeled an untrustworthy flip-flopper that will say anything to get elected, if this in not already the case. We have some evidence of this already. Romney already once looked to Dr. Paul with regard to a question about the Constitution.
The fact that Romney would defer a question to Dr. Paul regarding the Constitution stems from an incident in a 2007 debate about talking to lawyers and is very telling to how vulnerable Romney is to Paul.
While Romney and Paul have not yet engaged in a full fledged debate, it is likely that if Romney does not come to the debate in Texas, he will lose that state, and the nomination. That debate may be one on one because the Gingrich Campaign is on the brink of collapse due to heavy amounts of debt.
Barack Obama :
Obama has yet to acknowledge any criticism from Dr. Paul. Paul has heavily criticized Obama on a number of issues including the NDAA, The assassination of American citizens without due process, and waging war without Congressional authorization. If I had to guess, Paul will be able to label Obama a tyrant and make it stick. Because of the nature of the history of the United States, tyrant would be the most politically devastating label a president could earn. Paul vs. Obama in a debate is practically a slam dunk.
It's been clear that from the very beginning that Romney was the establishment favorite. In a case of Romney vs Obama, nothing will really change. The other politicians that were in this race were just distractions placed there by the establishment, and were nothing more than obstacles for the intellectual track star named Ron Paul to jump over. A one on one showdown with Paul vs Romney courtesy of the great state of Texas will most likely result in Romney's defeat, and it may turn out that we will owe a great debt of gratitude to Texas.
The Revolution began in 1996 when Dr. Paul came back to the Congress. It may have taken 16 years, but his efforts are finally coming to fruition. By 2008, the Revolution became an American phenomenon. Nothing can stop an idea whose time has come, and liberty is what America is all about. The main stream media is out of distractions and soon they will have to acknowledge what Ron Paul is. He is America's re-founding father. He is a leader of destiny.