Emulating Ron Paul

As we've come to expect, here is another great article from Jennifer Reynolds.

The fact that supposedly 'top tier' candidates are emulating Ron is becoming more and more apparent.

I recently received an email solicitation from the McCain campaign (or what's left of it) inviting young people to sign up as paid interns to do booths on the weekends. Boothing at fairs is the main way professional campaigns get the word out... Ron's people of course, have been doing this on their own. But the real hoot was, pictured with McCain was a supporter, holding a homemade sign. I got a real chuckle out of that.

But even a few months ago, I noticed Mike Huckabee starting to talk about eradicating the IRS. I don't think his solution to replace it with another tax would be acceptable to Paul's supporters, but nevertheless, it's the first time he'd ever uttered that idea. He even looked a little shocked to have said it... I think at one point I might have heard him start to question nationbuilding....

In any case, other candidates are not going to get past the scrutiny of the writers, bloggers and others who watch the political scene and know that Paul's winning strategy is and will continue to be copied by the panderers.


Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Fred Thompson jumping on the bandwagon

Sounds like ole fast Freddie is jumping on the RP bandwagon. In his speech he mentions the Constitution. Maybe he's been reading up on RP and learning a few things. Check his speech out.


Trouble brewing

I think that this, when taken with Huckabee's statement on the Colbert Report that Ron Paul might be the threatening "breakout" candidate, is more indication of what we already know to be true. Ron Paul is not polling at 2-3% he is likely somewhere around a very strong, excited, dedicated 10 maybe 15%.

The pretenders campaigns are looking at "real" polling numbers, they are afraid and they have begun to move into damage control--by parroting the positions of Congressman Paul.


I'd love to see this video, is it on YouTube?

Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers

Doesn't seem like it...

But the full interview is on ComedyCentral's own election website: http://www.indecision2008.com/blog.jhtml?c=vc&videoId=91746

Mike Huckabee


Mike Huckabee stated that he views Ron Paul as a lower candidate that is the biggest threat...and Mike Huckabee has been changing what he has been saying...look at the Iowa debate and Ron Paul and Mike Huckabee basically gave the exact same answer to a question...the only difference is that Mike Huckabee is the one that is changing his message...not Ron Paul. Huckabee should give credit where credit is due and just drop out and support Ron Paul.


It does not take a political anylist to predict this. I predicted it long ago.
Once the alleged top tier candidates realize that their deadly stick in the mud rhetoric is useless then they will resort to copying the guy that makes the most sense.
That would be RON PAUL!

none are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.

Time for Paul Supporters to Visit Their Sites

It is important for Ron Paul supporters to visit the sites of those candidates who are "borrowing" ideas from Dr. Paul and to leave a comment.

Something like, "Yes, this is a good idea, which Ron Paul has been saying for months. Interesting that Mike Huckabee has begun to say similar things now..."

It's moot as to whether these changes in opposing candidates' positions are smart, or acts calculated to attract votes. Either way, the truth needs to be pointed out ASAP.

It's probably also a

It's probably also a tactical move by the power brokers to have some of the lame duck candidates try to leech away Ron Paul's votes by appearing to be clones of him.

They're all gonna do it...

It actually goes a little further than this... Have you noticed Mitt Romney jump around on the abortion issue. He's been for, then he was against, and now he's picking up the State's rights arguement. It unbelievable actually. Honestly, with the change in mind of some of the higher ranking GOP on the war, I imagine Huckabee will embrace the "bring them home" arguement soon.

- kipload

- kipload

I noticed this same thing.

I noticed this same thing. What's that quote. First they call you crazy, then they attack you, then they copy you, then you win? Something like that? :)

Emulating Ron Paul

Don't forget that George Bush ran on a platform of small Federal Government and noninterventionist foreign policy, much as Ron Paul advocates. So it goes that politicians will say anything that it takes to get elected but once elected, find oh, so many reasons why they cannot do what they said they would do. So it just comes down to a question of credibility then, doesn't it? What makes Dr. Paul so different is that he has ALWAYS walked the walk, not just talked the talk.

sounds good to me

It really is funny, watching them twist in the winds of change. They're so hostile to the truth, yet they want to be respected. Silly neocons.

What is begun in anger, ends in shame.

What you don't see in MSM

Thank you very much for another awesome article about Ron Paul, which is right on spot.

I am lately aghast with Main Stream Media's lack of ethics and/or incompetency by not publicizing these important and interesting facts for the voters.


I just saw a video of a huge caravan of supporters that were decked out with Paul to the max on their way to the Iowa event. You would have thought this would have gotten big press just for being so unusual.

I know now what to say when others criticize us for being so vociferous at events -- I guess we just have to work a little harder at being noticed.

The video is here:


Jane Aitken, 35-Year Veteran Teacher
Ron Paul 2008 Consultant
GOP Woman of the Year 2009
Founder NH Tea Party Coalition (NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY FAKE 2009 GROUP)
Founder USPEINetwork @ Yahoo (Nat'l Edu Activism Group)
Board Coalition of NH Taxpayers

One place we're NOT ever noticed

Is MSM polls. I've taken to adding them up, especially when Fox "News" shows a poll, because I seem to always come up with interesting numbers in the low 60s for what should, on an unbiased network, add up to 100%. It's downright Orwellian...