The Ron Paul Power PlaySubmitted by bobbyw24 on Tue, 01/10/2012 - 08:09
Why are young voters so attracted to Ron Paul? Many believe his ideas are so radically different from his colleagues that they actually appeal to generation X. Many of his ideas take them back to a time when they didn’t exist – they also yearn to know more about the gold standard. Many young people don’t favor America’s military interventionism and believe, as Paul, that we should become more non-interventionist around the world. In other words, it resonates with the younger generation that we should mind our own business. Obama’s campaign platform was ending the wars, yet he has only recently initiated the steps to honor his promise. Many young people see this change as a reelection ploy rather than a principled position.
An interesting storyline is beginning to develop on the campaign trail of Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX). It may only be news to me, but if it’s true, I don’t like the power play one bit.
Pundits and reporters alike across New Hampshire are dutifully covering the nuanced moves of every candidate. And while Rep. Ron Paul is busily vying for a granite state win, some are suspecting his moves outside the state are angling him less for a GOP acceptance speech later this year in Tampa, and more in anticipation of a successor-in-waiting.
Some are speculating that Rep. Paul is aggressive on the campaign trail not because he actually believes he can win the nomination, but more to position his son – Kentucky Senator Rand Paul – to eventually become a viable presidential candidate himself.