Overheard A Conversation About Ron Paul At A Restaurant...Submitted by james24ti on Thu, 05/10/2012 - 20:08
Today, I was at a rather empty restaurant with my dad and brother (I'm only a senior in high school) and I don't know how the conversation started, but right before we were getting up to leave I heard the waitress tell a table of 2 elderly couples she voted for Ron Paul in the Indiana State Primary the other day. One of the men made a comment along the lines of, "He's a nutjob."
The waitress, obviously unsure of her opinion gave in and made an excuse that would get her off the hook, "Oh ya you know aren't they all? I voted for Bush in 04' and then Obama so I don't know..."
My RonPaul-o-meter immedietly went crazy and I interjected myself. The following is what occured.
"Who Ron Paul?" -me
"Yes," said the man. -old man
"Oh he's my man!" -me
"He is a nutjob son." -old man
"Why do you say that?" -me
"He is a Tea Party lunatic!" -yelled his wife.
"He is the only consistent and principled candidate in the race, or even in the country." -me
"Look I don't care how consistent he is son, the man has no idea what he is talking about...and if you support him then you are a lunatic as well." -man (now very worked up and raising his tone)
"Well I am sorry for you sir, you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about and that is what is ruining this country." -me
I then left with my dad (a democrat & judge) laughing and chastizing me for the last bit. Anyway, I just wanted to vent and share the difficult situation we have with the baby boomer generation.