MarketWatch: Ron Paul has America hungry.Submitted by Michael Nystrom on Tue, 10/06/2009 - 11:52
By David Weidner | MarketWatch
The former presidential candidate and 11-term Republican congressman from Galveston, Texas, seems to be doing what few have succeeded at: rallying support for radical change in Washington, on Wall Street and in the world.
Paul, who rattled the Republican base with a strong showing in several primaries and caucuses last year, is upping the ante. He has a new and timely book, "End the Fed," and has been making a big media tour, including a stop on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last Tuesday.
"It's hard to enforce the laws when the government participates in fraud," Paul told Stewart.
It's hard not to get excited or encouraged about the way Paul gets people fired up about politics. It's not just the politics, though, it's the kind of politics Paul is talking about: strict lawmaking derived from the constitution, ending trade agreements and national monetary policy.
Anyone would be challenged to get young Americans to care about matters so complex and dull, but Paul does it in the same way Stewart sells world affairs to college stoners: he makes it entertaining -- and he offers hope things can change.
(Nice article until you get to the last paragraph, which begins, Paul's is an impressive movement, but it won't go any further... Oh, the MSM is up to its old tricks again, trying to tell people exactly what to think. Shall we proceed to prove them wrong, yet again?)