But so far, I've only watched about an hour of video of him speaking.
Which - BTW - is more than I knew about Ron Paul when I started this site! I heard one 20 minute podcast, and read a few articles and that was it.
But I had a feeling & an intuition, and I have a similar feeling about Carson - that he is someone who could actually unite the country. He's not a politician, which works in his favor. As long as he keep speaking his mind, I'll keep listening. As far as a uniter, he's head and shoulders above Rand.
But it will be hard for him to navigate getting the GOP nomination - if that is what he's going for. The road is filled with landmines on the way to that ring. There is a thread floating around here about how he told Glenn Beck "you don't have a right to a semi automatic weapon in a big city." And that will be a deal breaker for a lot of the people who vote in GOP primaries, though he might be able to talk his way out of it, if people will listen beyond the headlines. Especially if we have a few more mass killings in the cities with the big-clip semis. And isn't that inevitable.
The main thing that he's got going for him, that none of the Rubios or the Rands or the Ryans have, is that he's inspiring. He's not one of those snaky, calculating, opportunistic politicians.
Anyway, 2016 is a long way away, but he's worth keeping an eye on.
All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.
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