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Ron Paul not mentioned in Washington Post article Family Leader pledge


In a Washington Post article by Kathleen Parker about the Family Leader pledge, she praises Mitt Romney, Jon Huntsman, and Tim Pawlenty for not signing the pledge, while calling out Michelle Bachmann and Rick Santorum for signing the pledge. Ron Paul, who also didn't sign the pledge, is not mentioned in the article.

In fairness to other candidates (Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, and Gary Johnson) who didn't sign the pledge, their names are also not mentioned. This begs the question, why is it that Romney, Huntsman, and Pawlenty are the only three mentioned? Huntsman is near the bottom of the polls, and Cain, Gingrich and Paul are both polling as well or better than Pawlenty. Is it a coincidence that the three men mentioned are the three establishment favorites of the GOP that the media has been continually pushing on us for the last few years?

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Not surprising. Unlike most papers, the post isn't particularly Democrat or Republican, but it is definitely conventional and statist and they don't waste any time trying to give the appearance of inclusiveness. They are very well known for endorsing incumbents.

With respect to Demo. vs. Repub., both their articles and quotes from employees attest that the Democrat vs. Republican stance varies from department to department. But they make their money by placating residents of Washington, DC, the great majority of which residents live off of government largess.