Business Insider: Where The Heck Is Ron Paul?Submitted by legalizeliberty on Sat, 10/15/2011 - 09:43
It struck me while I was listening to NPR's Morning Edition (well, it struck me many times before, but this was just too much).
The report (listen here) on the GOP debate in the evening covered just about everything you can cover in four-and-a-half minutes: the debate's focus on the economy; Sarah Palin's and Chris Christie's exit from the race; Herman Cain's from-the-outside strategy; Mitt Romney's 25% ceiling; and of course his “Mormon problem” as raised by Rick Perry—“this is something we're watching,” said Mara Liasson, NPR's national political correspondent.
I mean, come on. She also discussed how Perry is preparing for the debate to make up ground he lost in the last three debates. OK, great, we need to know this.
But where the heck is Ron Paul?
He is the one who did well in those debates. He won the most recent straw poll. He raised $8 million in the last three months from over 100,000 supporters. He is not some Tom, Dick, and Harry. He is a real candidate, unlike Palin, who dropped out, but he doesn't even get mentioned as a participant.
You don't need to be a supporter of him to be outraged. A Perry supporter or an ardent Democrat who listened to this report would also want to know that there is a legitimate candidate named Ron Paul.