Emulating Ron PaulSubmitted by Jane Aitken on Fri, 08/24/2007 - 12:27
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.