It's the candidate, stupid! Excellent pro-Ron Paul editorial (that never mentions Ron Paul)Submitted by Kathleen Gee on Thu, 11/15/2012 - 02:21
It's unfortunate that this article is only available in scanned form...it's one of the best (okay, THE best) post-election wrap-up I've read. http://www.daytoncitypaper.com/archives/2012/11/13/#?page=8 and it was written by a Republican.
Interestingly, the author makes all the points that WE have been making since 2007, but he does it without referring to Ron Paul by name. A few gems...
"The talking heads want us to believe the the problem is demographics. Republicans are too white and too male....this is baloney. The problem with Republicans is that they pick terrible candidates and their policies don't match their rhetoric."
"The lesson that should have been learned from [the 2008] election is Americans won't elect warmongers or Republicans who support the same big-government policies as Democrats."
Re Obamacare..."All Republicans had to do was nominate a candidate who was unequivocally against government-run health care and who would credibly cut spending in order to reinvigorate the tea party and sail to a major victory like they did in 2010. The Republican who was uniquely positioned to fail on both counts was Mitt Romney."
"But the biggest issue, and the one not being talked about, is war. Americans are tired of perpetual war....Polls show the American people want less intervention in the Middle East, but Romney advocated more. Romney managed to look like more of a warmonger than Obama."
Definitely worth a read. http://www.daytoncitypaper.com/archives/2012/11/13/#?page=8