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December 10, 2011
Newt Gingrich, looking uncomfortable as Ron Paul brought up the Freddie Mac work he did.

Newt Gingrich, looking uncomfortable as Ron Paul brought up the Freddie Mac work he did.

21:28 // 2 years ago
December 8, 2011
9:37 // 2 years ago
December 7, 2011

On giving the answer away

davkimbro said: I noticed that shortformblog was listed as one of the top blogs of 2011 on buzzfeed. Other than that, don’t give the answer away in the tags?

» SFB says: We were, but that’s besides the point. :) Anyway, we figured that readers would figure it out with the photo way before they got to the tags, hence … was it really giving the answer away? — Ernie @ SFB

15:13 // 2 years ago
15:02 // 2 years ago
December 2, 2011
dcdecoder:

Apocalypse now? Donald Trump is going to moderate a debate.
Who would show up for such a thing? Likely everybody.

Though presidential candidates may initially balk at the idea of  appearing in a debate where Mr. Trump – with his bombast and The Hair –  is the one posing the questions, they may ultimately see it as an  invitation they can’t refuse. In fact many of the candidates have  already met with him, some more publicly than others. Representative Michele Bachmann has sat down with Mr. Trump several times this year. Gov. Rick Perry of Texas had dinner with him at Jean Georges, the posh Manhattan restaurant. And Mitt Romney paid a visit but carefully avoided being photographed.
And Newsmax is a powerful player itself. It has a broad reach into the conservative base, with monthly  Web traffic second only to Fox News among sites with  conservative-leaning audiences.


Looks like our post-Christmas plans just got a little crazy. 

dcdecoder:

Who would show up for such a thing? Likely everybody.

Though presidential candidates may initially balk at the idea of appearing in a debate where Mr. Trump – with his bombast and The Hair – is the one posing the questions, they may ultimately see it as an invitation they can’t refuse. In fact many of the candidates have already met with him, some more publicly than others. Representative Michele Bachmann has sat down with Mr. Trump several times this year. Gov. Rick Perry of Texas had dinner with him at Jean Georges, the posh Manhattan restaurant. And Mitt Romney paid a visit but carefully avoided being photographed.

And Newsmax is a powerful player itself. It has a broad reach into the conservative base, with monthly Web traffic second only to Fox News among sites with conservative-leaning audiences.

Looks like our post-Christmas plans just got a little crazy. 

14:18 // 2 years ago
December 1, 2011

orbitalcommand says: There has to be a Ron Paul phase, there just HAS to.

» SFB says: If Herman Cain gets a phase, Ron Paul should get one too. Only fair, right? — Ernie @ SFB

23:16 // 2 years ago
22:38 // 2 years ago

swagandpassion says: So has Ron Paul dropped out or just not receiving any major media attention? The GOP race is perplexing to me. It would seem Ron Paul would have more traction with independents and disillusioned democrats versus Newt, Mitt, or Rick. Just curious.

» SFB says: As usual, he’s getting ignored for candidates with more issues and character flaws. However, he got some pretty good attention today for this attack ad he targeted at Newt Gingrich. There are definitely some plus sides to a Paul campaign for Dems (his anti-war stances especially), but the media at large (minus Jon Stewart) hasn’t really been giving him a chance. Why is that? (By the way, highly recommend reading the Ron Paul Tumblr tag. It shows how passionate people are for and against him.) — Ernie @ SFB

21:50 // 2 years ago
November 22, 2011
The drug war was mentioned, that’s another war I think we should cancel. That’s where all the violence comes from.
Ron Paul, on security along the Mexican border. 
21:27 // 2 years ago

coeus-deactivated20120628 says: Ron Paul was talking about the US financial situation with respect to both (paraphrase) endless military spending and endless foreign aid... you are misquoting and misrepresenting what he said, so that it appears as if he was talking solely about foreign aid.

» SFB (Chris) says: Point well taken on the military spending, Paul did indeed reference rampant war spending in the same passage, and we should have noted that as it’s quite relevant to his final point on financial stability. That said, we assure you we’re not aiming to misrepresent Ron Paul’s views. Since the question he was responding to (initially asked to Herman Cain) was explicitly about the U.S. foreign aid budget, and he voiced what we’d consider a fairly extreme view on that subject, we focused on that and cropped the non-aid related section. It can be hard to keep up with posting as the debates unfold in real time, and consequently we can have oversights sometime. Thanks for reading, and for being alert!

21:23 // 2 years ago