Why Ron Paul Can’t Win (A thought on a nation's self reflection)Submitted by js7sun on Thu, 03/01/2012 - 15:16
Why Ron Paul Can’t Win
So what do you think of Ron Paul? The more I hear and read about each of the candidates the more I find myself saying, “this guy has got it figured out and he knows what needs to be done!” He’s talking about “real problems” and offering logical solutions. So many people I’ve talked to feel the same way but then they chuckle and say, it’s too bad he can’t win. And, I find myself drawing the same conclusion but not understanding why.
I have given it a lot of thought. Is it his age? Are his ideas too far “outside the box?" Is it the fact that you cannot label him as a liberal or conservative? Is it a lack of money or a media bias? None of these explanations were good enough.
But I believe I have finally found the answer. When he talks about our foreign policy over the past 50 years we feel ashamed that we have started wars based on lies, and have killed or maimed millions who were no threat to this country. We also don’t want to acknowledge that we shed the blood of our own in these wars. It is unacceptable to our sense of who we are as a nation and our basic sense of morality.
I think DailyPaul readers will like this article copied from Dan Wheeler's blog. I didn't like the title so much because it's not an inevitable future, but the title is just his thesis statement which he supports blow by blow with arguments, and the arguments tell us the the problem is with the people. Maybe people reading the article will do a little introspection and wake up? I think many-many have, and many more will. Cheers.