Comment: Jon Stewart

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Jon Stewart

I think he's entertaining and, generally speaking, smart. However, I don't think he understands the deeper issues regarding economics and politics. I had to turn off his debate w/ O'Reilly about 15 minutes in (after JS confused the deficit with the debt).

I think there are basically 2 dimensions that we need to decide about people:

1) Are they legitimately for liberty (as opposed to having ulterior motives)?
2) Do they really understand the issues?

The people who are "no" for dimension #1 (e.g. O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Hannity, Glenn Beck, etc) are ones that we'll never "convert" to the cause of liberty. The people who are "yes" for #1, however, are worth speaking to IMO regardless of dimension #2. These are open-minded people who care but just have different viewpoints. I think many people would agree w/ Ron Paul if they had someone really explain the issues to them.

As an aside, I think both Jon Stewart and Dennis Kucinich are a "yes" on dimension #1 but a "no" on dimension #2.