I think if I spoke a little slower, with more conviction, I could do a better job.
Ron Paul, on what he’d do differently if he could run his campaign over again.
We will get rid of all this government program, unfortunately because we’re going bankrupt, and gonna have runaway inflation, and our checks are gonna bounce.
We have an epidemic now of suicide in our military, coming back. They need a lot of help.
Ron Paul, expressing his concern over the poor state of affairs that often afflicts veterans coming home. Paul emphasized that he had the most support among members of the armed forces, and made it clear he feels they’ve been failed for lack of care.
In essence, they played the game, lost, and then complained that the rules were unfair.A federal judge • Revealing that the four candidates that did not make the Virginia ballot — two of whom complained loudly — will not get a second chance to hop on said ballot. That sound you hear is Ron Paul’s supporters cheering, because that gives them a huge advantage in taking on Mitt Romney; Paul’s the only other candidate besides Romney to get their signatures to the state in time.
Some people want their freedom to practice their religious one way, maybe another way. Some might not even want to practice it at all. But freedom, if you understand it, you should all fight for freedom, because you want to exert your freedom the way you want…[People] say, how are you going to compromise and give up some of your beliefs in order to get some things passed? You don’t have to compromise. What you have to do is emphasize the coalitions that people want their freedoms for a different reason and bring them together.Ron Paul • In his New Hampshire speech tonight. What’s notable here isn’t that Ron Paul is talking about liberty. What’s notable is that, in his tactical assessment of how to win supporters over to a movement, Paul sounds a whole lot more like a political theorist than a politician. The advice Paul is giving is very pragmatic—if you want to get people to support a cause, you must illustrate to them how they will benefit from the triumph of that cause. Of course, politicians use this technique all the time (the PATRIOT act, etc), but they rarely articulate that that’s what they’re doing. Paul is speaking in much more academic—and honest—terms than politicians normally do (with the possible exception of Newt Gingrich, though, to borrow a joke from Lewis Black, Newt is to academics what KFC is to chicken). If nothing else, it’s refreshing. source (via • follow)