If Ron Paul wants to win, he should answer EVERY question this way...Submitted by wpsmithjr on Wed, 05/18/2011 - 00:12
...at least every question about policy.
"Dr. Paul, how do you feel about gay marriage?"
Dr. Paul, what's your position on the abortion issue?"
Dr. Paul, what would you do regarding the wars overseas?"
Dr. Paul, how do you feel, or what is your position on...BLAH BLAH??
"Well, I may FEEL a certain way about ____, but it doesn't really matter how I feel or think about an issue. When it comes time for me to place a vote in Congress, I look at this..."
At which point he breaks out a handy pocket Constitution.
"I took an oath when I got elected to Congress about 35 years ago. I've taken that same oath countless times since then. That oath was to 'support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same'. I take that oath very seriously, because the Constitution was written so that, if followed, we would avoid the very situations we find in this country today. The bloated budget, the bloated military industrial complex, the catering to special interest, the loss of individual rights... all can be traced to Congress ignoring the intent of the Constitution."
"Every single vote I've ever taken has been based on a strict interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. People call me crazy or kooky sometimes for doing it, but that was what I was elected to do."
"I don't know what these other people are doing."
"So, to answer your question, the Constitution says.... BLAH, BLAH. Now, obviously we haven't been doing this, and it may be painful for a little while, but we need to at least move back in the direction of following our Constitution... limited government, low taxes, humble foreign policy, checks and balances, free markets and sound money. These are the ideas that made America great. It's these ideas that will make us a great nation once again. Elect me and it'll happen. I've got a 35 year track record to prove it."
Or something like that.
#1 It's true. People recognize the truth when they see it.
#2 It speaks to his impeccable integrity.
#3 It sets him apart.
#4 If he did it often enough, people would talk about it. It would make stories in the news media... where they could call him a kook again... but they are going to do that anyway. It would get some attention though, for sure.
#5 This is why we like RP in the first place.
#6 The Tea Party says they want people who will follow the Constitution... let's see if they mean it.