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Ron Paul's I-told-you-so Moment: “We are winning this intellectual fight!”

By Anjeanette Damon | Las Vegas Sun
Monday, Nov. 7, 2011

Running for president four years ago, Paul spawned a movement of mostly young political outsiders with doomsday talk of deficit spending and manipulation of the monetary system leading to economic ruin.

Perhaps nowhere else in the country did the movement take off like it did in Nevada, where his passionate followers fueled a second-place finish in the caucuses and hijacked the state convention in an effort to send Paul delegates to the national convention.

Now, Paul is seeking to build his following into an electoral force large enough to win the nomination. And he believes the economic collapse ignited by the bursting of the housing bubble, which he predicted well before it occurred, has given his message a credibility it lacked in 2008.

“We are winning this intellectual fight,” he told the Las Vegas Sun in a recent interview. “Last time they didn’t know what I was talking about. Now they do.

“The regulated economy and the inflation economy has brought us to our knees. It’s brought the world to its knees.”

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The article is OK but

the main point is this: if we think about the '08 election as a battle of ideas then...Ron Paul won. Whenever I point this out folks pause and then say yes. That seems to be true. McCain's ideas were dust in the wind. Obama's were dead on arrival. But Ron Paul's continue to resonate. I think he is very close to breaking through.


The liberal "do nothing"

The liberal "do nothing" argument is akin to having a scab on your arm and someone telling you MUST peel it off because otherwise it will stay like that forever. We know its best to leave it and let IT heal....

YES< there are times you DO NOTHING! and it will correct itself..

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

This article sucks.

The author misrepresents Ron Paul's message as "do nothing and let the people suffer". In fact he is saying let's stop doing the things that created this mess and let economy recover.

They do mention that he would drastically reduce spending (I don't call that doing "nothing") but don't even try to explain how that could help to solve the economic problems in Nevada.

I lived in Las Vegas during the boom years. Real estate prices were ridiculous, especially given the quality of the home construction. A doctor acquaintance of mine was flipping five houses at a time and probably ended up going bankrupt if he was doing that when the market crashed.

Las Vegas had the mother of all housing bubbles and probably suffered the worst crash in the nation.
What makes Ron Paul the best candidate for president is not just that he happened to predict the economic collapse, it is WHY he was able to predict it.

He understands the economy better than any of the other candidates (or their economic advisers) because he understands true economic principles.

If anything Nevadans should be even MORE enthusiastic for Ron Paul's candidacy than they were in 2008.

The Las Vegas Sun isn't doing its readers any favor by publishing this superficial and dismissive article.

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So this is the attack message

from the Left. Damon does her best to twist Ron's positive message to a negative "do nothing" sound bite.

Agree - and an

intellectual fight takes time depending on how dumbed-down the populace is.

My only gripe with the article is this statement: mostly young political outsiders

I do not believe that to be true...remove the word young - unless it means young-at-heart. You can not discount the 30, 40, 50, 60, etc. year old political outsiders.

I firmly believe the support base is a good solid mix of all these ages and continually stating otherwise is divisive.

Case-in-point: The State University my daughter attends - the "young" people are CLUELESS and could care less what is happening politically. Just don't take their cell phones away from them - THAT will get them riled up.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
Ron Paul - The Revolution

Setting a good example is a far better way to spread ideals than through force of arms. Ron Paul

I was a young

supporter when I supported him when he ran in 1988.


the Ron Paul supporters I met during the last election cycle (in my immediate area) covered the full age spectrum...most were late 30's to mid 40's, several older, several younger...

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Ron Paul 2012...and beyond

Good points

The revolution will take time.

allegory - ˈalɪg(ə)ri/ - noun - 1. a story, poem, or picture which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.