New Book on Ron Paul by Walter BlockSubmitted by Michael Edelstein on Tue, 05/29/2012 - 12:12
This book consists of a series of essays about Dr. Paul and his campaigns for the presidency in 2008 and 2012, with primary emphasis on the latter. Each of these chapters is an attempt to expand and expound upon his views, to publicize them, to promote his candidacy, to defend it against attacks from within and without the libertarian movement.
Will Ron Paul win? It is too early to know whether or not he will become the next president of the United States. Dr. Paul faces an uphill, and then a downhill, battle. He will have a more difficult time winning the Republican nomination than he will in beating Obama. Paul attracts people over the political spectrum. Republicans, yes; yet he is very attractive to Independents, and even, more surprisingly, to Democrats. If and when he gets the nod from the Republicans, he can attract more voters from the Democratic and Independent camps than Romney, and thus has a better chance of overturning the sitting president in the fall of 2012. In recent polls, Paul and Romney are in a statistical dead heat with Obama. Dr. Paul is not only running for the presidency of the U.S. His campaign is also an attempt to change the hearts and minds of the more than 300 million people in America, but also the nearly 7 billion inhabitants of the entire Earth. And in this latter quest he has already succeeded beyond the ambitious hopes of his most fervent supporters.