Politico Goes On All Offensives Against Ron Paul On NH Primary DaySubmitted by shifty1032231 on Tue, 01/10/2012 - 15:14
Gary Allen must be rolling in his grave with his son's publication being what it is today. Basically this shows that we are winning because the writers are attacking Paul for a hypothetical end of the world with the Orwellian scenario that electing Ron Paul will be the end of our freedoms as we know it.
By Noah Rothman
POLITICO’s writers James Hohmann and Charles Mahtesian took on Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s campaign which they find has not nearly enough “hope and change” rhetoric for their liking. Their cover piece, “ Ron Paul on the 2012 Trail: 1,000 points of darkness,” which was released just hours before the first votes were cast in the crucial New Hampshire Republican primary, follows Ron Paul’s stump speeches and concludes that Paul’s view of America is that of a dark place where freedom is but a memory.
“It’s a nation that permits the assassination of private citizens, a place where the military can arrest you at will. The unemployment rate is higher than officials let on. The economy is careening toward crisis. Violent street demonstrations are on the horizon. The government edges toward tyranny and dictatorship,” opens the POLITICO piece. “Welcome to Ron Paul’s America.”
The authors criticize Paul for his rhetoric and contrast his campaign to that of former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman’s campaign speeches. Huntsman is perhaps the Democrat’s most beloved Republican presidential candidate and is poised to outperform expectations in New Hampshire on Tuesday.
POLITICO does note, however, that Paul’s views about the slippery slope towards authoritarianism are shared by many of his most ardent supporters.
The POLITICO piece ends on a slightly snide note, saying that “for all his sky-is-falling rhetoric, at one recent event Paul pointed out that there is a reason for hope: his campaign.” I think we get it.