Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Ron Paul in the Journal

An afternoon post to include a latest bit of Ron Paul media coverage. Found in WSJ.com's most popular articles sidebar, here is an excerpt from, "How Paul Could Change Race".

Manchester, N.H. -- After shocking the Republican Party establishment with a surge in online support, Rep. Ron Paul is trying to translate his Internet revolution into real votes, particularly in New Hampshire.

The Texan's latest campaign swing through the early-primary state shows it is going to be a tough climb -- though he could have an impact on the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

"As a realist and as an experienced political person, I know that it's extremely unlikely he is going to get the nomination," says Keith Murphy, who runs an unofficial Paul campaign headquarters at his Elm Street bar. "Having said that, if he can win in any state in the nation, it's New Hampshire."

Much is made of Ron Paul's role as a Republican party "spoiler" and his vocal, but "fringe", supporters. I wish more people in the media would get their backbone in place and ask why Paul and his supporters feel the way that they do on questions of liberty and government. People might learn something about the principles America was founded on.

Check out the entire piece at the link above.