Iowans, Don’t Let CNN Make Up Your Minds– Support the Guy They FearSubmitted by bobbyw24 on Tue, 01/03/2012 - 08:41
The political and media establishments, who treat a genuine dissident like a man from Mars, are lecturing Iowans that if they choose the wrong person – e.g., someone those establishments haven’t approved for them – they will "discredit" the Iowa caucuses. (These are the same people who pretend to want to "spread democracy" around the world, remember.)
But what would truly discredit the caucuses is a victory for any other candidate. For months and months Ron Paul has been ignored in favor of empty suits who expect to solve the coming fiscal crisis with a few talking points from 1983. The message wasn’t too subtle: we’ll tell you which candidates you may consider, citizen.
It is not the job of Iowans, or anyone else, to rubber-stamp the choices the establishment has told them are acceptable and safe. It is their job to make up their own minds – and if that means telling the establishment to take a flying leap, then so be it.
A Ron Paul victory would prove that Iowans are done with letting the New York Times or Rush Limbaugh do their thinking for them. It would prove that they understand what may be the most important point in all of American politics: