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Ron Paul: Ignored by the media for a reason?

Updated on December 29, 2011

I watched the CNN debate last night, Nov 23. It has occurred to me over the past few years that America seems politically polarized to a never before seen extent. One common thread amongst those in disagreement, however, would be mutual and increasing disgust with Washington. Given that observation, Ron Paul might stand the greatest chance of becoming a unifier.

I woke this morning to find my house in disarray. Inside and outside, a mess in need of cleaning. I took to the outdoor work, raked all the leaves in the front yard and did some much needed organizing. My wife went to work inside, did a remarkable job of getting things in order. With a little more effort over this Thanksgiving break, next week should find things looking much better. The icing on the cake will be a cleanup of all the inside drawers, commencing with a good deal of un-needed junk going in the trash.

Campaigning politicians always seem to make claims and promises regarding a planned housecleaning in Washington. Yet it never seems to happen. What ensues, rather, is continued growth of an already bloated government bureaucracy. Ron Paul seems genuinely committed to embarking on that often promised clean up job. I would think that alone would resonate with people, regardless of their position along the spectrum of political opinion. Thus, he would act as a unifier of sorts.

That said Paul only flirts with a number circa 10 % in most of the national polls I see. That fact prompts a bit of skepticism towards the numbers. Something tells me his level of support is much stronger. Just a hunch, we shall soon see.


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      Shiva 5 years ago

      Ron Paul makes the most sense and he doesn't need a teleprompter. He talks facts, he uses data points and he wants a clean house with no junk. His views may sound extreme, but if you examine them closely, they are not. What I like most, is that he wants to take the Govt's nose out of peoples lives. We dont need a nanny, especially one who messes up the house even more than the kids she is in charge of. And we are not "kids"!

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      lucabrasi 6 years ago from Greensboro, NC

      Thanks, I appreciate both your inputs.

      Kinda hope the old guy shakes things up.

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      coolwater 6 years ago from Atlanta GA.

      Ron Paul know what the hell is really going on so those extreme statements@alecia are do to the fact that he understand this country is going to hell, and he know who is really pulling the strings and it aint OBAMA or any president for that matter.

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      Alecia Murphy 6 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      I think Ron Paul makes such extreme statements that it's hard to take him seriously. Even if he does want to unify people, it strikes too much fear within people when he talks about eliminating entire departments like education. I don't think he has a viable chance of winning. Not only are his views too extremist, but his age is another concerning factor as well.