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National Review: Ron Paul Hits the Air Waves

Another very good article by National Review.


Ron Paul’s message hasn’t changed in the past four years. But his style of his message has — dramatically.

The most obvious example of that shift is his TV ads and Web videos, which are among the most professional and polished this cycle, and are helping propel Paul from a middle of the pack candidate to a top-tier contender in the all-important Iowa caucuses.

“Ron Paul has run excellent ads at a very heavy rotation in Iowa,” observes Tim Albrecht, communications director for Iowa governor Terry Branstad and Mitt Romney’s Iowa communications director last cycle. “Those ads, combined with the candidate’s visit to the state, have made a significant difference, and it’s reflected in the polling.”

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Are they censoring comments?

I tried replying to two anti-Paul comments (regarding Israel, of course) and my comments seemed to go through but have not, as of yet, appeared. Is Neocon Review silencing dissent on the Israel issue or is this just a delay?

Don't feel badly

This hasn't been posted yet in response to those comments either:

I am a little confused. Perhaps you can help me find where in Article 1 Section 8 that Congress has been granted the power to take money from the poor in this country to distribute to the rich in poorer countries.

Ignoring the Constitutional aspect, it has been my understanding that the borrower will always be servant to the lender. Can you explain why you want Israel to compromise her sovereignty through acceptance of foreign military aid? Don't you believe that she should be able to make decisions on when to defend herself and where she should set her borders? I have hear rumors that one Republican candidate supported Israel in 1981 when they took out Osirak and still defends their sovereignty today. Could you help me find out which one that was? Why do the other candidates want to tell Israel how to act and when to defend herself?

In tough economic times, it is thoughtful to be concerned about the salaries of those working in the defense industry, but wouldn't it make more sense to just take the tax dollars earmarked for Israel and her enemies (7x as much) in the middle east and deposit them directly into the accounts of Boeing, GE, Lockheed, etc.? Why not cut out the middle man? It would make Israel relatively stronger by weakening her enemies more and be a better ROI here in America. It is clear that you see the problem with entitlements and welfare, can you see the implicit entitlement and welfare inherent in military aid?

If Israel is such a strong ally of the United States, why have they never issued an apology for the heinous attack on the USS Liberty? Why have our political leaders and media establishment worked hard to cover up this horrific event? Is it common for one ally to attack the other and further for the leaders of the nation which was attacked to bury that information from the public lest they sour on the relationship?

By the way, can you tell me in which year did Congress pass that mutual defense treaty with Israel? If it is implicit, can you explain why a nation of Laws should prefer tacit agreements and secrecy which prevent accountability and are repugnant to our form of representational government?

Are you seriously concerned that a strong dollar would be unable to obtain petroleum on the world market should we make the rational decision (like Reagan advised in the aftermath of Beirut) to avoid the irrationality of meddling in the middle east?

Did you know that the United States is a net exporter of energy as of this year and looking forward?

I await your answers. I hope they will help me find a rational Republican candidate for president.


awesome post

very clear logical and succinct

The comments are there now

Keep it up!

This is a new tone

It's not winning the media over, it's busting through the media. RP is (we are!) making news, and they are covering it. Way more powerful than generated news on pandering candidates by owned media.


Indeed. I've thought about that too lately. I just hope they (the media) won't discredit him if he wins or ends high in Iowa. But if this continues it could be a landslide victory.

Yep - awesome stuff

very encouraging news

"It does not take a majority to prevail but rather an irate, tireless minority keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

--Samuel Adams

Great Article ...

He should be able to gain another 4-5 points in Iowa by January 3 and with a strong finish 1st or 2nd that should translate to another bump in NH bringing NH to 23% support for Ron.

Good article.

Thanks for posting.

Yep, definitely a

Yep, definitely a well-worthed of reading.

"Air is the very substance of our freedom, the substance of superhuman joy....aerial joy is freedom."--Gaston Bachelard--

good one.

good one.