Good article by John Nichols in the Nation describes who is scared by Ron Paul in the Republican party:
Paul is being smeared by the neocon war party (Weekly Standard, Jonah Goldberg, Limbaugh and others). Borger’s ‘this is our job’ pretense is a hypocritical attempt to divert from the smear campaign. Prominent neocons with close political affiliations with Newt Gingrich are using racism as an excuse to get Paul out of the way because they want more wars. James Kirchick is a fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, which is aggressively lobbying for war with Iran. Joseph Kirchick played a role in preventing Ron Paul from participating in the Republican Presidential Candidates Forum. Wikipedia states FDD’s Leadership Council includes among others, Bill Kristol, Joseph Lieberman, and Newt Gingrich.
Gloria Borger did a similar hit job on Pat Buchanan when he spoke out in opposition to the war in Iraq,
http://newsbusters.org/people/television/gloria-borger "CNN's Gloria Borger has been covering Newt Gingrich for decades."
Newt’s jumping on the bandwagon shows his participation no doubt as a tool along with the coordinated efforts of his cronies to attack Ron Paul.
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