Jewish Chronicle: Ron Paul for President in 2012Submitted by legalizeliberty on Wed, 07/06/2011 - 10:55
The candidates in the US are lining up to take a shot at Obama, whom most would say is the root of all the evils in the world. I would hesitate to blame him for what his GOP predecessors helped to make...but I would like to see him go all the same.
Then again, I am not sure I want to see Sarah Palin in the White House, or Michele Bachman, or Newt Gingrich...or either of the Mormon gentlemen. There are those on this list who do not seem to even know US history, or even the history or their own hometown. Thus the history of the US is not theirs to shape.
I tend to lean towards two gentlemen who have shown professional competence; Ron Paul and Herman Cain. The first most might know, as he has been in politics for decades; the latter, not so many, as he has not been in politics at all but in Pizza. Godfather's is his shop, and he has deep pockets. But since he has no political experience, and I don't think a knowledge of pepperoni and anchovies qualifies one to be POTUS, I say let him run as VP with Dr Paul. Doctor, as in USAF flight surgeon and then later Ob/Gyn.
So expect him to be anti-abortion. He is. And expect him to know more about the military than Obama. He does.
Well, the big question for many, is what is his stance on the Middle East? I say it's good. In 1981, when the GOP took a hard stand against Israel, he stood alone for Israel doing what it had to do. At times he has had some criticism for Israel , but in general, he takes a very sensible stand of support - as the speech below, in response to Obama's recent speech, shows. So have a read, and you may well understand why I support him in his bid for the White House.